Leinenkugel's Canoe Paddler - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
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Reviews by steveh:
3.3/5 rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3
Leinie's specialty beers have always been hit or miss for me, and I wasn't going to try the Canoe Paddler Kölsch because there are so many better of the style out there, but the sixer I grabbed had a decent price so I gave it a go.
A -- Very good appearance, clear golden with a long-lasting, off-white head.
S -- Ever so vague spicy noble hops, maybe some light DMS with enough agitation.
T -- Graininess up front, maybe a touch of that rye they're talking about, mildly bitter back with some light breadiness and graininess in the finish that fades fast.
M -- Mouthfeel is light and spritzy with a light body and clean finish.
O -- Overall, I have to wonder what this would taste like side-by-side with Leinie's Original. It has a little more character than most American Adjunct Lagers, but not as much as some of the better Kölsch style beers you can find. I'll probably grab some more of this for patio grilling in mid-summer to see if it's more appealing, but right now it's pretty regular.
Serving type: bottle
04-08-2013 21:09:22 | More by steveh
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3.03/5 rDev -3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
Serving: Bottle, from the bottle
Served: 27 July 2014
Appearance: Had this one from the bottle, primarily to collect a new bottle cap. The bottle artwork is subpar at best. The cap itself is also quite uninspiring.
Smell: Smells 'beery' which a harsher edge than one would expect from a standard macro brew. Some spicy funk happening from the koelsch yeast, probably.
Taste: Really uninspiring offering from Leinie's- the taste is 'beery' at best and marginally offensive at worst. One of the worst koelsch-style beers I've had. The beer has a weird edginess to it and an underlying crispness, but the edginess really detracts from the style.
Mouthfeel: Feels light and fleeting, with okay carbonation. I would have liked it to be a bit crisper.
Overall: Uninspiring, but not truly subpar.
Serving type: bottle
07-29-2014 19:41:33 | More by Beric
Leinenkugel's Canoe Paddler from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
73 out of 100 based on 568 ratings.