Columbia Brewery (Labatt-InBev) Reviews




slowrunner77
1.1
Kokanee Light
from summer visits to upstate NY where Canadian swill sells like Bud. This yellow pee pee beer is not their strong suit. Generic sweetness, light berry skunk and little else.
Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Patrickctenchi
2.1
Kokanee
Bottle: Clear gold, with a thin white head. Grainy, straw scent. Taste is a little cardboard, bland grain malt, barley. Oddly, this one seems to improve (slightly) with a bit of warming....other than that , itís a standard-issue bargain Pale Lager.
Sunday, September 11, 2016

Christpuncher
2.2
Kokanee
Terrible beer. No flavor, like a natural light. Pours light yellow very transparent. Had out of a bottle. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Saturday, September 10, 2016

Strangebrewer
2.2
Kokanee
Can. Poured clear yellow with a dissipating white head. Stale grainy aroma. Light body, high carbonation, prickly mouthfeel. Grainy corn flavour, grassy hops, light bitterness.
Friday, August 26, 2016

PeatyPete
2.3
Kokanee
Yellow coloured beer with white head. Aroma is grassy en a bit of hay. Taste is grainy and a bit watery.
Monday, July 25, 2016

sawyerpc15
2.5
Kokanee
Just your average canadian lager beer. I have trouble distinguishing between this, Canadian, Blue, etc.
Wednesday, June 08, 2016

altonbrownd
2.1
Kokanee
Bottle at Snowbird. Light yellow body with thin head. Nose is nondescript. Taste is light, corn and malty. Crisp finish. Not much to it.
Friday, June 03, 2016

kaser
2
Kokanee
Crisp clean lager. Nothing great or bad about it. Golden and bubbly pour from bottle at the Calgary airport. White head. Grassy. Straw. Fine
Monday, May 30, 2016

kto
2.1
Kokanee
0.355l bottle as "kokanee glacier fresh beer". pours a clear pale golden with a frothy white head and some lacing. aroma of grains, corn. flavour of sweet corn, mostly water. very thin body. sweetish finish.
Monday, February 08, 2016

IrishBoy
1.9
Kokanee
12 oz bottle brought back from my aunt and uncleís summer in Washington. Nose is corn and maybe a little floral hops along with a lager sweetness. Clear gold with a big, glass-lacing yellow tinged head that lasts a long time. Flavor is lightly sweet corn with a very slight bit of bitterness and caramel. OK pale lager.
Thursday, November 26, 2015

biir
2.2
Kokanee
A slightly below average lager and exactly the reason why craft beer got so big in northern america, I guess.
Saturday, November 14, 2015

solidfunk
0.8
Kokanee Gold
I remember drinking this stuff when it first came out when I was 16 and even then I stopped liking it. The coppery "amber" taste in this is fairly revolting. Regular Kokanee is far superior to this, and thatís not saying a lot. Finishes extremely sour from adjuncts. Bottle at a Boston Pizza in Winnipeg.
Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Reeko
0.5
Kokanee
I really have nothing to say about this beer. I would rather drink water. After switching to craft brew I will never go back to kokanee.
Tuesday, September 15, 2015

adamnowek
1.9
Kokanee
Crisp but with a slightly more of a bit than your average Canadian lager. Kind of a chemical aroma.
Sunday, August 09, 2015

Ferris
2.7
Kokanee Gold
Bottle - Apple and sweet grains. Light Amber with an off white head. Light sweet brown sugary malts and a light clean finish. Light malt water and apple.
Tuesday, August 04, 2015

Ferris
2.9
Kootenay True Ale
Bottle - Sweet malts and some butterscotch. Clear gold with a decent white head. Light green apple and sweet light malts.
Tuesday, August 04, 2015

gnoff
2.8
Kokanee Gold
Sampled at The Loose Moose in Vancouver, June 21, 2015.
Sold as "Dam Amber" for some reason. Draught.
Clear golden to amber color, white head. Malty, cream taste. Grainy aftertaste. Medium to fizzy mouthfeel, medium low bitterness. Malty scent.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

ogre71
4
Kokanee
Kokanee has always been one of my favorites from Canada. Has a good clean crisp taste smooth finish very drinkable.
Saturday, July 11, 2015

Gerbeer
1
Kootenay True Ale
341 ml bottle. A lightly malt flavoured, heavily carbonated drink. Fluffy. No need to try again.
Wednesday, July 01, 2015

jgb9348
1.1
Kokanee
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.
Monday, June 08, 2015

Atom
2.2
Kokanee
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!
Friday, June 05, 2015

commonmac
1.8
Kokanee
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.
Saturday, May 09, 2015

BreWedge
3
Kokanee Gold
On tap @ 1979 Tap & Grill, Wainwright, AB. Pours a clear dark amber with a thin off-white head. Aromas are primarily sweet malts. Strong caramel malt and a bit of a tinny flavour that could potentially pass as hops. Light to medium body, medium carbonation, and a medium caramel finish. This beer has some character and I enjoyed it (for a macro) although it could be a result of having spent the last ten days on exercise with 7000 troops. ---Rated via Beer Buddy
Monday, May 04, 2015

Jur
1.9
Kokanee
Bottle @ Raven's Nest, Whistler B.C. Pale yellow, little head. Watery, light malts, bit artificial. Immediately forgotten...
Friday, March 20, 2015

Reimer96
0.5
Kootenay True Ale
What a farce... This isnít an ale... Same cheap shit as any macro... Garbage and watery.
Sunday, February 15, 2015

greenhorn1
2
Kokanee
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).
Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Richwest68
3.6
Kokanee
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
Saturday, January 31, 2015

slowrunner77
2
Kokanee Gold
liked better than the canned Kokanee, but still not a favorite. It does have a little more malt and hop character but is still pretty boring.
Wednesday, October 15, 2014

slowrunner77
1.5
Kokanee
"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?"
Wednesday, October 15, 2014

GoufCustom
3.2
Kokanee


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!

Friday, October 03, 2014

Ericular
2.1
Kokanee
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.
Monday, September 01, 2014

T_Mac
5
Kokanee Gold
Maybe absence makes the heart grow fonder? I have not been able to find Kokanee Gold anywhere in Montana nor Eastern Washington
Sunday, August 31, 2014

MunBro
1.5
Kokanee Light
If original kokanee has little flavour, this has none. I am not sure what hops they are talking about in the description because this tastes like straw flavoured water with no alcohol. Yuck.
Sunday, August 10, 2014

MunBro
2.7
Kokanee Gold
Slightly better than original kokanee. Has a bit of hop and malt flavours, but not a ton. Very boring beer but not awful.
Sunday, August 10, 2014

MunBro
2.5
Kokanee
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.
Sunday, August 10, 2014

a_sully
2.4
Kokanee Gold
Clear yellow, with a white head. Slightly effervescent with a light taste and a slight caramel finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Thursday, July 24, 2014

Beershine
1.6
Kokanee Gold
Draft at brewery. Is a dull sewery amber with a head that vanishes too soon, caramel and light cocoa in aroma, light soft carbo, sweet but finishes clean without offensive caramel flavors like a rickards might have. Not bad for what it is, all in all.
Monday, July 21, 2014

Beershine
1.8
Kokanee
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.
Monday, July 21, 2014

ChewyBeer
3.2
Kokanee
Typical lager. Clear with medium carbonation. Neutral nose. Medium mouthfeel medium carbonation. Malt based but not strong taste
Friday, July 18, 2014

CH-303
2.8
Kokanee
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

Monday, July 07, 2014

mkel07
2.4
Kokanee
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.
Sunday, July 06, 2014

taylorderek
3
Kokanee
Light floral aroma. Pours clear yellow-gold with which thin tall head. Mostly hoppy with a thin body. Nice on the palate
Sunday, June 22, 2014

Ibrew2or3
2.6
Kokanee
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.
Thursday, June 12, 2014

cmacklin
1.8
Kokanee
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.
Saturday, June 07, 2014

Masterkush7
2.5
Kootenay True Ale
Can. Pale yellow body with a small white head. Skunky? Funky grassy hop aroma. Light grassy bitterness, very light palate. Meh. Bland and light, not great. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Wednesday, May 28, 2014

AgentAle
2.4
Kokanee Gold
Aroma is roasted malts, caramel and hopiness. Taste is sweet malts, caramel and toffee. Finishes with a dry yet bland maltiness. Body is a dark copper with a pearl head that retains poorly.
Saturday, May 17, 2014

pintbypint
2.8
Kokanee Light
355ml can. Pale yellow coloured brew with a surprisingly decent looking and long lasting white head. Aromas of grain and minerals. Grainy taste with a little sweetness, finish is watery. Typical macro carbonation. Actually not that bad as far as macro lights go.
Friday, April 25, 2014

Headbanger
2.5
Kokanee Gold
Bottle (Old Notes)-Pours a darker golden with a decent sized head. Aroma of grains, corn, and slight malt. Taste of the same with a bit of malt and caramel. This medium bodied brew is not bad.
Tuesday, April 22, 2014

foyle
3.2
Kokanee
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.
Wednesday, April 02, 2014

pinkie
3.5
Kokanee
Pours bright straw gold with a inch of white soapy foam that fell fast and left no lace just a thin ring. Nose is pristine. Light sweet corn and a bit of grain. No fruit. The hops show up only to give a bit of grass. Tatse is crisp, clean and mild except for a bit of bite from carbonation. Has a thin body with a touch of dry cracker and sweet corn. No fruit. I really like it. As it warms rather than discover a bunch of off flavors that compel you to drink this quickly, this one shows off a bit of water that I would say tastes like new snow. They claim to use mountain stream water in their brewing.
Tuesday, March 18, 2014