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

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RATINGS: 463   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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3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FlyingTaco (112) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 10, 2009
Original review posting date 5/8/2008... On tap at The Dubliner in Ottawa... Looks a little better than the average macro bear - more of a darker - maybe honey - color with typical quick and ample carbonation. Head wasnít too bad. No crap on the nose - it smells very clean - sort of the way I remember Alpine Lager from the Maritimes. No silage from the minimal Saaz hops and adjuncts really shows up on the beak, but... ...the silage does make a grand entrance on the palate, as does a little rice(?) adjunct. Still itís pretty crisp and inoffensive. This style lends itself to crappy aftertastes, but I donít really get one here. Finish is light as expected. If itís the only thing around I could session this up pretty easily. Not the end-all by any means but a pleasant surprise for the style.


2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Ericular (613) - 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 (364) - 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 (39) - 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 (1410) - 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 (3404) - 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 (26) - - 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 (6910) - 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.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
cmacklin (267) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 7, 2014
355 ml can. Pours a pale golden colour with a thin white head. Very mild aroma of malt and corn. Very mild flavour of grass and hops. Light body with watery texture and soft carbonation. Bland and boring.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
foyle (237) - Wyoming, USA - APR 2, 2014
Poured from 11.5oz bottle into pint glass. Appearance: pours a thick sudsy white head which slowly recedes with moderate lacing. Color is clear straw with plenty of streaming carbonation. Aroma: lightly toasted barley malt dominates with a bit of grassy herbal hops in the background. Mouthfeel: light and crisp with a quite dry finish. Flavor: sweet barley malt, some corn sweetness, some mild hop in the finish. There is also a bit of paperiness and a bit of green apple. Overall: a mild, pleasant, refreshing lager.


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