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

bottled
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on tap
common

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RATINGS: 465   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.13   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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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1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
slowrunner77 (6090) - 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?"

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GoufCustom (877) - HONG KONG - OCT 3, 2014


341 ml bottle bought at foodGARDEN in D2 Place, Lai Chi Kok.

Pale dull golden colour; One-quarter finger head with residual soapy white foam which fades in 15 seconds; Good sticky lacing with notable slight carbonation; Light aroma of malt, with very light grains, bread, moderate lemon and light grass; Light sweet taste of moderate malt, with very light grains, strong molasses, bread, light lemon and light bitter grass hops; Close to light body. Thin but slightly slick and crisp palate; Mouth feel is moderate, close to solid malt base for a Pale. Slightly watery but otherwise a good mouthful. Grain taste close to minimal, sweetness as in molasses not sickly sugar. Good breadyness. Solid!... Hoppiness is light lemon and grass in nose and taste. Low blow bitterness for an abrupt, faint astringent-light malt finish; Fairly dry after taste. Very easy, and quite malty to mouth.

Comments: Compare to rice-infested water like Buds, I prefer light but honest Pale like this one: solid maltyness for the style, very low grains, natural light sweetness, fair low hoppiness. No foul smeel and taste. More than drinkable, this is easily a go-to just like Carlsberg, only the prohibitive Canadian import price tag is deterring. Pretty nice!

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Ericular (686) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 1, 2014
Iíd have to do a side-by-side to speak intelligently as to how this compares to MGD and other pale lagers. Itís a bit above average, but otherwise too faint to notice any outstanding qualities.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MunBro (534) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 10, 2014
Like most lagers it has almost no flavour. Pale straw yellow with a fizzy head that dies down fast. Thin malt based flavour but mostly tastes of light hay, straw, corn, etc. Not an awful beer by any means, just not very exciting.

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - JUL 21, 2014
Rated at the brewery, draft. Pale straw yellow, stable splotchy head, itís actually fine except for the sweetness, clean, and has a very soft mouthfeel. Aches for hops, and not sure how many Iíd drink, but I finished my pint and is not bad for what it is.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ChewyBeer (66) - SOUTH AFRICA - JUL 18, 2014
Typical lager. Clear with medium carbonation. Neutral nose. Medium mouthfeel medium carbonation. Malt based but not strong taste

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
CH-303 (1475) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - JUL 7, 2014
New Canadian province, British Columbia (4/13):
Appearance: Light golden, clear and fizzy. Good amount of white head.
Aroma: Fruits, slight malt.
Taste: Fruit, lemon. Some malt and sweetness. Easy drinking.
Bought: Drinks of the World (Basel), 355 ml can, CHF 5.80
Info: 4/7-2014, BB: 23/10-2014

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mkel07 (3725) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUL 6, 2014
355ml bottle from Stewarts Wine Company. Rating from December 2013. Pretty standard pale lager with nothing that sent sit apart from the hoards of other pale lagers on the market.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
taylorderek (28) - - JUN 22, 2014
Light floral aroma. Pours clear yellow-gold with which thin tall head. Mostly hoppy with a thin body. Nice on the palate

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Ibrew2or3 (7101) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUN 12, 2014
Rockiní 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.


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