Brewed by Columbia Brewery (Labatt-InBev)
Style: Pale Lager
Creston, Canada


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RATINGS: 476   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.13/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Kokanee is a 5.0 percent alcohol (by volume) lager that is smooth, clean and lightly hopped. It is brewed with mountain stream fed water and a blend of 3 malts and features a unique combination of superior Western-grown North American hops. Brewed in the Kootenay Mountains of British Columbia by the Columbia Brewing Company, Kokanee is British Columbia's most popular beer over the last 10 years. Since its introduction to the Northwest U.S. in the summer of 1994, many people have discovered and enjoyed Kokanee's cool, crisp, glacier fresh taste.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
slowrunner77 (8353) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 15, 2014
"light color, light flavor profile, aroma, etc, etc, etc... nothing good, not horrible, but on low side of things for sure. canned lager, what can you expect?"

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Skinnyviking (8188) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 23, 2006
Draught. Relatively high white head. Clear yellow body. Nice hops aroma and flavor with a pleasant bitternes.. High carbonation.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
mabel (8014) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 1, 2007
[084-20061103] Tap @ St.Louis (Toronto, ON). Grainy bread aroma. Clear, pale golden straw-coloured body with a medium-lasting creamy white head. Grainy bread taste still, light booze, aftertaste is OK. Palate is a nice light feel. Comes together and is repeatable at a game, say, but is not particularly memorable.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
douglas88 (7792) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 8, 2008
UPDATED: SEP 9, 2008 Bottle bought at the Utah State Store. Pours a very clear yellow with a small white head. Usually, I see a beer with this much clarity as a good thing in a pale lager. The aroma is is mostly skunky and metallic notes. The taste is pretty bad; first, it surprises me how much alcohol is in the taste, like a over fermented batch of corn and stagnant water. Some soap and odd metal in there too. Sorry, but this was pretty bad.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Ibrew2or3 (7777) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUN 12, 2014
Rockin’ the Kokanee! (You know chicks dig it, right?). 340mL bottle pours with a clear pale gold body that supports a white head. The aroma offers up corn, corn flakes, floral hops and grainy malts. The taste is similar with sweet malts, corn, floral hops and then some mild grainy malts that take a stab at balancing out the sweetness. It gets a bit mineral here and there too. Not bad as there is some balance achieved that offers a small island amid the sea of sweetness.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
motelpogo (7706) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 26, 2003
limp, golden and flavourless. like a canadian sol - flavourless but not nasty at all

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
blipp (7594) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 28, 2008
Bottle. Pours light gold with a white head. Light sweet malt aroma with grain and honey. Light clean body. Flavor is again malty with grain and a hint of grass. Not that bad.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Ughsmash (7465) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 31, 2006
Bottled in B.C. Poured a clear bright golden with a medium cap of looser beige head... lots of rising carbonation. Nose was solid for the style... sweet pale malts, grassy hops, and nothing offensive. Flavor was about the same... on the sweeter side with primarily pale malts. Light-bodied with faint bitterness lingering. No real flaws here, but not much going for it either.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
Ernest (7025) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 10, 2002
Head is initially small, fizzy, white, mostly diminishing. Body is clear light yellow. Aroma is lightly malty (cereal), only trace hops (flowers). Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly bitter, lightly acidic. Light to medium body, watery texture, fizzy carbonation. Sweet, virtually no aroma or flavor, fizzy.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
swoopjones (7021) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 28, 2007
The beer of choice while i lived in Vancouver. Nothing special. Watered down Canadian lager.

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