Bill Becker (1915) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - NOV 3, 2017 koppertone (63) - Alberta, - MAY 20, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
My favorite standby. Very simple, mild taste of wheat and corn, not very complicated and a light sweetness. Light yellow and great for a hot day. One of my favorite American commercial style lagers.
From Feb 2008 shawnmurphy (637) - Plattsburgh, New York, USA - JUL 20, 2017
This pours from 12oz bottle a clear yellow-gold with a 1 finger head of foam that shrinks quickly to a fine broken layer.
The smell is typical for the style with notes of corn and malt and a slight hop pinch.
The taste is of corny malt with a slight bitterness near and through the finish. Nothing offensive here but there are many that I can say that about. Pretty drinkable. There's not much more that I can say about it.
Consumed while on vacation in Edmonton, Alberta. 12-ounce bottle pours clear light straw color with a spritz of white head and lacing. Aroma: corn syrup, cereal. Flavor: Corn Flakes cereal, Capt. Crunch cereal, Karo syrup, wet cardboard, salt. Mouthfeel: light-bodied. Tranquillity (2534) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 7, 2017
Bottled at ranchmans at the Calgary stampede. Clear body, small white head. The aroma is yeasty like most cheap lagers. The taste is fresh but musty. Clean finish. beerguy104 (1) - Nowhere, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 4, 2017 does not count
I strongly recommend this beer for people who are looking for a great taste at an affordable price. There are cheap beers out there and there are expensive beers, this one is right smack in the middle, and remains an icon to Canada. ctgfyo (6) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 19, 2017 does not count
Just a garbage beer, it’s got a bad after taste, there are cheaper beers with a better taste
pootzboy (1815) - Kitchener, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 15, 2017
I was weaned on this beer in the Crowsnest pass of Alberta. Served it at my wedding, my first born’s celebration party and my buddy’s divorce parties. It goes great with any food from Elk roast to veggie burger. Kokanee is the epitome of smooth drinkable North-American pilsners. Columbia brewing sold to Labatts but the Columbia brewery in Creston still makes the Kokanee at one location, with gristed malt and pelletized Pac-NW hops and most important, soft calcite glacial run off water (perfect for lager making). It’s available across Canada from the single source in creston BC……… Patrickctenchi (6750) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - SEP 11, 2016
Uh ya..Anyway...the beer. It’s the best attempt yet at Canadianizing a mega brewed plisner into a very drinkable form without loosing too much taste. It has an 8 stage brewing process and is naturally aged in cold storage 28 days. This is the beer for you if you like to drink a refreshing light summer beer with all natural chem-free ingredients. If you come at it from any other frame of reference you will be guilty of judging it to be something it is not intended to be.
Gristed malt, great water, naturally lagered, smooth crisp, drinkable. There is no such thing as a "Kokanee hangover". I have been drinking and brewing and writing about craft beer for over 20 yrs and this is one of 2 commercial brews I can tolerate………
Pours a pale straw color. Pleasing 2 finger rocky white cap with moderate retention that dissipates to a surface lace and lasts the rest of the drink. Has a pleasingly malty and slight pils/saaz spicy hop aroma. On the palate: starts malty with light crusty malts, smooth palate feel....distinctly 2 dimensional and light with just enough light hopping so the biscuit malts don’t dominate, finishes clean with a biscuit-bready sweet bite in after taste.
A really great Canadian mega brew...the best actually. This is a well made beer and the mistake most people make is serving it too cold, cold kills this delicate flavor - serve at about 8deg. C, this will allow you to find the character in this delicate light pilsner.
Bottle: Christpuncher (3214) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 10, 2016
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 , it’s a standard-issue bargain Pale Lager.
Terrible beer. No flavor, like a natural light. Pours light yellow very transparent. Had out of a bottle.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Strangebrewer (1354) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 26, 2016
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. PeatyPete (1111) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 25, 2016
UPDATED: JUL 25, 2016 Yellow coloured beer with white head. Aroma is grassy en a bit of hay. Taste is grainy and a bit watery.