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Leinenkugel's Canoe Paddler - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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Ratings: 617
Reviews: 83
rAvg: 3.17
pDev: 18.3%
Wants: 8
Gots: 58 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Kölsch |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Lemke10 on 01-17-2013)
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4.58/5  rDev +44.5%

Overall a great representation of the style. Some nice floral and perfume from the hop combination. Subtle malty sweet balance. Rye adds a nice snappy drying finish. Gold medal winner. Really nice beer. I definitely recommend this beer. Well done Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Co.

milljs, Mar 08, 2014
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4.39/5  rDev +38.5%

Pours very clear pale straw color. Initial head is about 2 fingers worth, but dissipates quickly to leave a thin line of foam around the rim of the glass. Smells slightly fruity / citrisy. very easy on the pallet, light, crisp with a dry finish.

A very refreshing beer and very drinkable. I think if you look at the BJCP guidelines for category 6C it stands up very well to the guidelines. Folks who are expecting super malty and more than a hint of rye are kidding themselves, because this style of beer is supposed to be as follows:

Soft, rounded palate comprising of a delicate flavor balance between soft yet attenuated malt, an almost imperceptible fruity sweetness from fermentation, and a medium-low to medium bitterness with a delicate dryness and slight pucker in the finish (but no harsh aftertaste). The noble hop flavor is variable, and can range from low to moderately high; most are medium-low to medium. One or two examples (Dom being the most prominent) are noticeably malty-sweet up front. Some versions can have a slightly minerally or sulfury water or yeast character that accentuates the dryness and flavor balance. Some versions may have a slight wheat taste, although this is quite rare. Otherwise very clean with no diacetyl or fusels.

Overall Impression: A clean, crisp, delicately balanced beer usually with very subtle fruit flavors and aromas. Subdued maltiness throughout leads to a pleasantly refreshing tang in the finish. To the untrained taster easily mistaken for a light lager, a somewhat subtle Pilsner, or perhaps a blonde ale.

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4.24/5  rDev +33.8%

12 oz twist-off bottle poured into a Leinie's imperial pint.
5.0% ABV, May0613 on neck.

A - Canoe Paddler pours a pale straw yellow color with bright clarity and a frothy white head that's sustained by the glass' laser etching. Thin fingers of lace are left on the glass as this sips lower the volume.

S - With more character than an average kölsch, Canoe Paddler starts off with a crisp and refreshing nose of European hops; a spritz of lemon citrus with herbal with spice notes that compliment the pinch of rye nicely. Clean pale malt provides a good base while remaining largely out of the way.

T - A touch of lemon dances on the tongue with the carbonation while pale malt lingers in the background, softly providing a simple base for delicate herbal hop notes and rye spice.

M - This is exactly what I look for in a kölsch; crisp, though not overly carbonated, light-bodied, refreshing, and generally clean with a nice trail of dryness and faint hop bitterness. The feel ties the beer together wonderfully.

O - It seems a little early in the season for a beer such as this, but if it sticks around long enough, Canoe Paddler would make an excellent warm weather beer with it's delicate but well-balanced hop flavors and crisp, clean finish. Canoe Paddler will undoubtedly find a permanent place in my summer cooler.

BeerFMAndy, Feb 19, 2013
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Leinenkugel's Canoe Paddler from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
73 out of 100 based on 617 ratings.