apopielarz (41) - - APR 14, 2018
Surprised by the nice corn and barley flavor balance. Much better than I expected for a cheap beer.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone superspak (6654) - Waterford, Michigan, USA - MAR 31, 2018
25 ounce can into lager glass, canned on 7/28/2017. Pours fairly crystal clear medium golden yellow color with a 1 finger fairly dense and fluffy white head with great retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of cracker, corn, white bread dough, and mild herbal/grassy earthiness. Okay aromas with pale malt/corn and mild earthy hop notes; with poor strength. A bit fruity, but not overpowering. Taste of cracker, corn, white bread dough, and mild herbal/grassy earthiness. Very mild herbal, grassy, spicy bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of cracker, corn, white bread dough, and herbal/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Good robustness of pale malt/corn and light earthy hop flavors; with a nice malt/bitterness balance, and zero cloying/astringent flavors after the finish. Fairly crisp/clean finishing. Nicely clean on lager flavors, minimal fruity/yeasty notes. Lightly increasing dryness from lingering bitterness. Medium carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, moderately bready/grainy, and slightly sticky mouthfeel that is good. A bit thin, but not watery. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 4.4%. Overall this is a decent pale adjunct lager style. All around solid robustness of pale malt/corn and light earthy hop flavors; very smooth, crisp, clean, and refreshing to drink. Very flavorful for the ABV. Clean malt/grain flavors with mild earthy hop balance. A bit too heavy on the corn, but enjoyable. wilmst (37) - - MAR 29, 2018
This isn't Oregon ale. But for an American pale ale its ok. At fifty cents a beer it is worth it. A great thirst quencher lawnmower brew. Better than bud or miller.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Cimbasso (1110) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2018
Draught at Shoeless Joes watching a Leafs game. Pale yellow colour. Not much carbonation. Sweet. Bland. Clearly not barley - tastes like rice and maize. Very light and thin. Awful. Avoid. silverjohn (37) - Pelham, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 11, 2018
This is my wife's favorite beer. I usually have to end up drinking half a bottle before we leave an event. Folks, it's awful. Avoid it whenever you can. Just take my advise here.
DAJTX (8) - - FEB 10, 2018 does not count
Next time you have the urge to order a B/M/C light, stop and try this instead. Not bad for what it is, especially if you can get it cheap. Just another light rather thin macro, but better than some and better than anything light. Slickmick () - easton, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 9, 2018
I've tried 100s of beers from all over. I'm getting older(47 years of age). I got to stick to a lighter beer so I don't get to heavy. Tried all the lighter beer, and love Rolling Rock. I bring it to parties or family get togethers, and everyone ends up drinking my Rolling Rocks. This is a great morning beer also. I will be drinking this beer for many years to come. mikesq10 (14) - - FEB 7, 2018
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2018 On tap, RR has an amazing light finish with a good “I’ll come back for more” taste. Find the taste a bit iffy in cans but still easy to finish. For some reason the American RR’s taste worst and different than the Canadian version, idk if they do something different to it or what. Oh well. rodneykm (112) - Anderson, South Carolina, USA - JAN 18, 2018
I'd rather just drink purified water from Wal-Mart. Next to no taste. Waste of time. 69beerlover69 (3) - Chiraq, Illinois, USA - JAN 18, 2018 does not count
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……… 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.