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Leinenkugel's Canoe Paddler - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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Leinenkugel's Canoe PaddlerLeinenkugel's Canoe Paddler

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Ratings: 604
Reviews: 83
rAvg: 3.16
pDev: 18.04%
Wants: 7
Gots: 56 | 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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3/5  rDev -5.1%

05-06-2013 18:22:57 | More by kylehay2004
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New Jersey

3/5  rDev -5.1%

01-29-2013 16:14:58 | More by sanitarium16
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New York

3/5  rDev -5.1%

03-24-2013 21:52:54 | More by Zkman87
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3/5  rDev -5.1%

03-29-2013 03:38:55 | More by TonyTalon
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3/5  rDev -5.1%

08-07-2013 01:33:09 | More by ZachRusk
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South Dakota

3/5  rDev -5.1%

01-06-2014 06:22:05 | More by mrjbrown27
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3/5  rDev -5.1%

05-26-2014 22:30:10 | More by Amp
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3/5  rDev -5.1%

05-11-2014 18:50:45 | More by BeerMeBrah
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3/5  rDev -5.1%

11-23-2013 16:25:42 | More by SlidersAce814
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3/5  rDev -5.1%

01-27-2014 02:07:34 | More by snowen21
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3/5  rDev -5.1%

06-22-2014 18:38:30 | More by dgherm
Photo of Waveoff


3/5  rDev -5.1%

05-26-2013 05:16:46 | More by Waveoff
Photo of Beric


3.03/5  rDev -4.1%

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.

07-29-2014 19:41:33 | More by Beric
Photo of jwc215


3.05/5  rDev -3.5%

Pours yellow golden with very small bubbles rising to the top, forming more of a lasting wisp than a head. Minimal vanishing lace slides down the glass.

The smell is grainy, cereal-like. It's yeasty with a hint of floral notes.

The taste is of sweet grain balanced by a hint of lemon-grass and peppery spicing in the finish. The aftertaste is of a macro-lager with some pepper.

The feel is light and smooth with a bit of fizz. The finish lasts a bit.

It doesn't really fit in with "Kolsch" style. It does have a certain dryness to it though - from the pepper. I didn't really catch the rye that was added. It's not bad - but...well - they tried something different that was light. It's okay.

03-01-2013 16:15:35 | More by jwc215
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3.05/5  rDev -3.5%

Best by 13MAY13

Light grain yellow with white surface sheet. Smells like a kolsch, corn, grain, clean, touch of earthy hops. Clean, some corn, some rice, some grain, a touch of sweetness early on is countered with a decent bitterness and a cheap finish. Thin with hi carb and a dry finish. This is okay. I'd drink again.

02-21-2013 04:56:34 | More by harrymel
Photo of garymuchow


3.06/5  rDev -3.2%

Slightly sulfur and Am. lager yeast aroma. Sure doesn't smell like the Kolsch's I like.
Dense white head caps a very pale gold body with plenty o' action of bubbles. Some soft lacing.
Lightly flavored all around. Pale malt first. Some flavorful citrus, soft hops and bittering and lightly dry on the finish.
Fully, and more fully carbonated. I feel full after two pulls. Yet soft . Lighter body.
Not really all that Kolsch like for my tastes. Just a version of an Am. lager really. A decent one of those and thirst quenching, but nothing more than that.

05-19-2013 19:53:02 | More by garymuchow
Photo of Goosehunter75


3.06/5  rDev -3.2%

A - pours a very light straw color. Very clear with a big 2 finger white head that was able to hang around for some time

S - Definately a malty beer. Most of the smells I picked up on were malts and grains

T - Very grainy malty tasting. Easy drinking beer with a dry and slightly bitter finish

M - Would call it a light to medium bodied beer. As I said earlier, it had a dry finish but was overall very easy drinking

O - Not a bad beer. One could easily sit down and have multiples of it. Nothing outstanding about it but still a good solid beer.

03-17-2013 20:38:56 | More by Goosehunter75
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3.08/5  rDev -2.5%

This beercomes out looking a bit like champagne. It's a few shdes darker at a brilliantly bright and clear gold, but the spritzy, big-bubbled pure white head that forms and the continuing bubbly activity give it that champagne look. The bubbling does little for it, though, as the head dies off almost immediately. A bit of head does remain at the edges, leaving some creamy wisps that leg off here and there.
It smells dry and vinous, definitely giving off lots of white grape...definitely a good sign. If this is supposed to be a Kolsch, I think they got it right. Crackery malts, vinous, tart, dry: positive on all counts. However, while Kolsch is light, it can still have a presence. This meekly fades away after it's sat for a minute or two.
Unfortunately, that doesn't translate to the flavor. Instead I get grains and creamed corn notes over a tart sweetness. The good news is that as I continue to sip it , the other stuff backs off and lets the tartnss come out. I can't shake that initial flavor that continues to flash in and out.
The body is light, like it should be, but it shouldn't be flat. This isn't completely flat, per se, as carbonation is moderate and there's some crispness, but it doesn't have the bite or vitality of the good stuff.

05-19-2013 20:13:57 | More by Brenden
Photo of tone77


3.08/5  rDev -2.5%

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a pale yellow color with a 1 inch head. Smell is of grains, some corn. Taste is light, mild, some corn, refreshing yet not very flavorful. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a mediocre beer, not bad, but just lacking.

03-23-2013 22:32:15 | More by tone77
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3.08/5  rDev -2.5%

I picked this up in a mix-a-six from Giant Beer Garden & Eatery. Enjoyed chilled from a snifter with carlos.

The color is golden with light chill haze and small white cap with average bead and no lace to speak of is left. The smell has an adjunct-like with a sweet corn type aroma and subtle yeast ester. The feel is okay with creamy light sweetness and mild bitterness with semi-dry finish and slightly high carbonation with a bit of diacetyl smoothness up front.

The taste is decent as it is generall lightly malty with some malt flavor the only thing I can say is the rye in the grist seems to get overwhelmed in the taste bu the adjunct flavor which is kind of dissapointing. Overall I would probably pass unless this was offered to me, since it is not bad, but not really worth buying a second time.

06-25-2013 13:56:13 | More by Slatetank
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New York

3.1/5  rDev -1.9%

Pours a very clear straw yellow, with a good amount of visible carbonation, a small half inch head, and a little bit of lacing.

Smells a bit corny, with some grassy hops, and grainy malts.

The taste is similar. Not horrible, but not really typically Kolsch-like, more like a weak American blonde or a middle of the road adjunct lager. It says it's made with rye, I don't taste that at all. Just some sweet grainy and corny malt flavors, with only the slightest touch of hop flavors.

Light bodied, crisp mouthfeel, drinkable, but gets a bit worse when its cold.

Would be decent if it was an American Adjunct Lager, as a Kolsch, it's pretty bad.

05-26-2014 18:14:23 | More by GreesyFizeek
Photo of RonaldTheriot


3.1/5  rDev -1.9%

Leinenkugel’s Canoe Paddler has a thick, slightly off-white head, a clear, highly bubbly, gold appearance, and a bit of lacing left behind. The aroma is faint, but one can pick up some sweet and sour grain. Taste is of the same, with a touch of pepper. Mostly, though, you get water on this. Mouthfeel is light and watery, and Leninekugel’s Canoe Paddler finishes crisp, clean, refreshing, dry, and pretty much devoid of flavor. There’s just not much with this one. Too bad.


04-26-2013 21:39:49 | More by RonaldTheriot
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3.12/5  rDev -1.3%

08-13-2014 02:21:47 | More by danoble1
Photo of tdm168

North Carolina

3.13/5  rDev -0.9%

A - clear, golden yellow with carbonation bubbles rising to the top; thin, white, bubbly head that fades fast

S - grainy, faint lemon

T - grainy, very faint grassy hop character, very faint rye, a bit sweet in the finish

M - light to medium bodied, a bit crisp

This is a bit of a disappointing beer. The right flavors are there, but it's incredibly light. I would definitely take this over a standard American Adjunct Lager or Light Lager any day. There isn't anything offensive about this beer, and it's very easy to pack away. On a hot day I would definitely work through a six-pack of these if there wasn't anything else on hand.

04-13-2013 23:11:52 | More by tdm168
Photo of RyanPoff


3.14/5  rDev -0.6%

A:Clear straw gold. As expected of the style. Bubbly and little head.

S: saltine Crackers, malts, and grass. Again, typical.

T: Malty and bready. Slight hops on the back end.

M: medium body, fresh and clean.

This is a solid "B" light beer.

04-30-2014 01:56:56 | More by RyanPoff
Leinenkugel's Canoe Paddler from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
73 out of 100 based on 604 ratings.