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


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RATINGS: 460   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.12/5   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.

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Atom (2578) - 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!

commonmac (1345) - 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.

Jur (468) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 20, 2015
Bottle @ Raven's Nest, Whistler B.C. Pale yellow, little head. Watery, light malts, bit artificial. Immediately forgotten...

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, it’s just what you do. That being said, it’s still better than your average American lager (miller).

Richwest68 (12) - - 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

slowrunner77 (12972) - 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?"

GoufCustom (2202) - 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!

Ericular (1038) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 1, 2014
I’d have to do a side-by-side to speak intelligently as to how this compares to MGD and other pale lagers. It’s a bit above average, but otherwise too faint to notice any outstanding qualities.

MunBro (942) - 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.

Beershine (5253) - VANCOUVER, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 21, 2014
Rated at the brewery, draft. Pale straw yellow, stable splotchy head, it’s actually fine except for the sweetness, clean, and has a very soft mouthfeel. Aches for hops, and not sure how many I’d drink, but I finished my pint and is not bad for what it is.

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