Leinenkugel's Canoe Paddler - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
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3.6/5 rDev +13.9%
A: The beer is crystal clear straw yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high bright white head that died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles on the surface and a thick collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of grainy malts and notes of floral hops are present in the nose. Hints of fruity yeast become noticeable as the beer warms up.
T: The taste has flavors of cracker and grain malts along with a light to moderate amount of bitterness.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied, rather dry and a little crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is very easy to drink; the crispness and dryness also make it particularly refreshing. It is a good representation of the style.
03-28-2013 23:15:17 | More by metter98
2.69/5 rDev -14.9%
12 ounce bottle - $1.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.
MAY0613 marked on the bottle neck.
Appearance: Pours out a clear, light yellow body with a medium-small, tight, white head.
Smell: Minor malts with a bit of grain, a dash of corn sugar, and modest hop hints.
Taste: Ultra faint, ineffusive maltiness with a slight touch of rye and light cereal sweetness. Lacking hops, low bitterness. Light finish with a light, lingering hint of malt liquor gankiness.
Mouthfeel: Thin-bodied. Medium-plus carbonation.
Overall: A weak offering, a rather poor Kölsch. Didn't finish this one.
02-10-2013 01:41:28 | More by ChainGangGuy
2.98/5 rDev -5.7%
Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.
Paddlin' the school canoe? Oh, you'd better believe that's a paddlin'... Anyway, this stuff pours a clear pale brass topped by a finger of relatively short-lived off-white foam. The nose comprises banana, light wheat, toast, very light lemon zest, and funky water. The taste brings in more of the same, with a stronger lemon and wheat component. The body is a hefty light, with a moderate carbonation and a dry, crisp finish. Overall, an okay kolsch, but one that doesn't seem to utilize the rye very well, and one that misses the style's mark just a bit regardless.
02-05-2013 06:02:47 | More by TMoney2591
3.28/5 rDev +3.8%
A - Poured out a clear, highly carbonated golden color with a one-finger white head of foam. It left little to no lacing.
S - It smelled of caramel with floral notes. Didn't detect anything rye-like.
T - It had a nice sweet caramel flavor. Mild spiciness from the rye.
M - It was crisp and sharp. A light bodied brew with a dry finish.
O - This is an okay kolsch-style ale. It didn't really get the rye, though.
03-15-2013 02:17:08 | More by zeff80
2.81/5 rDev -11.1%
Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.
A: The beer is a light yellow color, with a thin white head that fades quickly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.
S: The aroma contains light caramelized malts, grain and a very faint touch of hops.
T: The taste starts out with mildly bready flavors of grain and a thin malt character. Then some mild sweetness comes in. The hops presence is very mild but brings some balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.
M: Crisp and a little smooth, light-to-medium body, medium carbonation, finish is clean.
O: Not very flavorful, goes down ok, not too filling, mild kick, not the best representation of style, there are several beers in the style that are better than this one.
06-26-2013 01:11:15 | More by TheManiacalOne
3.76/5 rDev +19%
Lawnmower beer status, light pale golden bright egg shell white head forms fine speckled lacing between sips. Fizzy flowing carbonation streams of bubbles from the bottom of my glass. Aroma has a biscuit malt sweetness, lemon tartness, and light grassy hop character going on. Not detecting rye yet let's see if it shows up in the flavor at all, crisp smooth biscuit malts with some bread dough yeast characteristics, a light lemony grassy finish pretty nice mix of flavors even if it's done in a session beer from Leinenkugel's. Some might say it's too watery or lacks the depth of some if it's German Kolsch style ales, but for me it's working just right not bad at all. Mouthfeel is crisp refreshing light bodied base beer clean finish all day, if working in the yard just keep these coming.
04-27-2013 18:59:17 | More by WVbeergeek
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
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
2.9/5 rDev -8.2%
I am totally stoked to drink this beer! I have been a fan of Leinie's beers since my first visit to Madison, WI in 1992 and when I found this as a single in my neighbor's cooler, I pounced on it like a panther. I had to await my picture's (yep, that's mine) approval before I would open it and now the stars have aligned as I prepare for an afternoon and evening of college hockey.
From the bottle: "Refreshing Kolsch-style beer with a touch of rye and three specialty hops"; "Carefully brewed by the Leinenkugel family for five generations".
My unrestrained pour created a finger-and-a-half of fizzy, foamy, bone-white head that seemed determined to fizzle its way out of existence. Color was a straw yellow with NE-plus quality clarity and loads of CO2 bubbles in evidence. Nose smelled of lemongrass and silage (corn), the latter of which was not totally unpleasant, but not totally welcomed, either. Mouthfeel was effervescent with a very light taste of lemon and canned corn. It was more innocuous than unpleasant, IMHO. Finish was dry, slightly bland and generally unobtrusive. There was nothing intrinsically wrong with this beer, but it was just kind of bland, even for the style. It lacked Ooomph!, which I have gotten from other beers of the style.
Speaking of which, I was amazed at how many Kolsches I have reviewed on this site. Believe me, it was not by design as I am a self-proclaimed hophead and Kolsch can leave me unfulfilled.
03-23-2013 19:59:11 | More by woodychandler
2.5/5 rDev -20.9%
Pours a dull and lifeless dirty golden color. Mostly clear, and with a thin foam halo around the glass. Aroma is sweet, grainy and tea like. The taste is quite sweet, just about cloying, with corn syrup and biscuity malt the major culprits. Little to no bitterness, and finishes pretty weak and watery. Where is the body? Flimsy medium bodied, ok carbonated, but bland and lifeless beer. Overall, another sub par offering from the mega conglomerate.
03-17-2013 04:20:27 | More by Stinkypuss
Leinenkugel's Canoe Paddler from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
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