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Leinenkugel's Canoe Paddler - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

Leinenkugel's Canoe PaddlerLeinenkugel's Canoe Paddler

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411 Ratings
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Ratings: 411
Reviews: 73
rAvg: 3.15
pDev: 17.78%


Brewed by:
Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Kölsch |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Lemke10 on 01-17-2013)
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look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Leinenkugel's Canoe Paddler 6pk bottles $8.99(OH)

12 oz twist off brown bottle poured into a stemless white wine glass. freshness date marked in yellow on bottle neck.

crisp,clear,pale golden color.pours with a three finger bright white head the makes its self scarce real quick. a one finger skim layer remains on top. however next to no lacing is left.

i smell very light notes of hops. slightly floral. grassy. no hint of rye at all. smells kind of like a miller lite, but slightly more complex.

it tastes decent. it may smell like a miller lite but it tastes better. grainy, grassy, weak malts. sweet and crisp at first. once you swallow a dryness lingers over your entire palate. a non bitter finish that's decent.

mouth feel is very light, again almost like a miller lite. not bitter, but a dryness lingers.

overall i was disappointed with this kugels brew. its good, but Sam Adams escape route makes this taste like water. This is only my second kolsch brew. so i don't have much to compare it to.

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2014 04:50:53 | More by Ohiolager
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I was expecting a disappointment from Leinie's with their 2014 Canoe Paddler. Man, was I wrong! This is a very drinkable, seasonable Kolsch. Reviewers, remember this isn't some Imperial Stout with enormous flavors. It's a Kolsch. Intended for post labor on a hot summer day, its flavors are subtle. Certainly don't drink this after a stout or big IPA expecting in your face flavors.

A: light straw and transparent. Modest head that dissipates.

S: typical Kolsch grass and bread.

T: was expecting some dryness from the purported rye, but got none. Still quite good for a Kolsch.

M: ditto, not getting the rye. Overall, quite good.

O: got a 6 of this today at a good price. Will definitely pick up more. Hoping to see it on draught. This compares quote well to the Alaskan Summer Kolsch, one of my favorite for thus style. I wish Leinie's had imparted a bit more rye flavor. It would have been interesting. It's nice, tho', that they didn't go overboard on the hops.

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Leinenkugel's Canoe Paddler from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
73 out of 100 based on 411 ratings.