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

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RATINGS: 474   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.13   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


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0.5
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
manisthebeer (240) - squamish, British Columbia, - JUN 18, 2013
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2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bonaldi_Taylor (11) - British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 14, 2015
UPDATED: AUG 23, 2015 A Sweeter more sharp quick finishing micro beer and happens to be the one I also grew up on. "Sessionable" I would describe it. A muti-beer day & night beer. But for a Lager, I do find it more sweet than most and for me at least starting out was a preference.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
adamnowek (732) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - AUG 9, 2015
Crisp but with a slightly more of a bit than your average Canadian lager. Kind of a chemical aroma.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ogre71 (80) - Utah, USA - JUL 11, 2015
Kokanee has always been one of my favorites from Canada. Has a good clean crisp taste smooth finish very drinkable.

1.1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
jgb9348 (5124) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUN 8, 2015
Crisp clear coloured body with a thinnish white head. Aroma of pale malt, alcohol, cardboard and a touch of caster sugar. Light-bodied; Pale funky flavour of cardboard, stale malt and absolutely nothing else - not even bad flavours - just water. Aftertaste shows the cardboard, alcohol and water - pale and nothing giving. Overall, a very poor beer - and one I guess I should have known was garbage, but I didnít recognise the name on a Chinese restaurant in the West End of downtown Vancouver, so I tried it, and I wish I would have thought othertwise. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Dinesty Chinese Restaurant in the West End of Vancouver, British Columbia on 07-June-2015 for CA$4,50.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Atom (1821) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 5, 2015
12oz bottle pours a very bubbly pale golden with a large white head. Aroma of stale corn and garden picked green beans, and glue paste. Taste similar to aroma some upchuck belchy aftertaste. Hockey beer!

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
commonmac (698) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 9, 2015
Bottle with Saturday Shirt. Pint glass which seems like too classy for this beer. Smell is pretty brutal...basically grains and malt liquor. Taste is pretty much the same with grain and mild unimpressive hops taking center stage. Feels like a frat beer. Not a compliment. Light and simple with little complexity. Kind ofsweet. Nothing noteworthy to be found. You can find better.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
Jur (452) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 20, 2015
Bottle @ Raven's Nest, Whistler B.C. Pale yellow, little head. Watery, light malts, bit artificial. Immediately forgotten...

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
greenhorn1 (850) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - FEB 10, 2015
Ok it is what it is, but when we visit BC, we always have to get a "jug" of Kokanee, itís just what you do. That being said, itís still better than your average American lager (miller).

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Richwest68 (11) - - JAN 31, 2015
Nice easy drinking lager/pilsner. Pale gold in colour, white head, lightly hopped. My preferred non craft Canadian lager. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
slowrunner77 (7278) - 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?"


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