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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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BA SCORE
73
okay

677 Ratings
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Ratings: 677
Reviews: 84
rAvg: 3.16
pDev: 18.35%
Wants: 8
Gots: 86 | 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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Photo of sevenshubby
3.75/5  rDev +18.7%

Photo of Chiefy770
2.88/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Poured from bottle into a Pilsener glass.

Appearance: Light gold, straw colored topped off with a reasonably thick foam cap. Bubbles circulated the glass.

Smell: Grainy smell, running on the verge of a metallic scent.

Taste: Grainy taste with slight notes of citrus every now and then. Very mild taste.

Mouthfeel: Light body with a good amount of carbonation. Ends with a dry finish.

Overall: This beer does not leave a memorable impression. The flavors are not as intense as many other beers in the Kolsch family are. It goes down easily which works well for certain situations. I would love to see this beer available in the summer. It is an easy-drinking Kolsch, not the best but it is refreshing.

Photo of MaxOhle
2.75/5  rDev -13%

Photo of bumchilly25
3.25/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of Serick507
2.64/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Enjoyed from a bottle into a pint glass.

A: Golden straw color with less than a finger white head, small amount of streaming bubbles.

S: Light grainy malts.

T: Really similar to the nose, some rye, other grains up front, with a soft ever so slight hop bitterness towards the middle/end. Not a whole lot really.

M: Light body, smooth, crisp, dry and clean.

O: Well it's another easy drinker from Leinenkugels but it really leaves a lot to be desired. Not nearly enough hop bitterness for me. Just really plain, like I've tasted it before in many American adjunct lagers. Not a bad beer just doesn't really fill out the label. Average at best.

Photo of Tracker83
3/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of djrn2
3/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of d5001986
2/5  rDev -36.7%

Photo of philhite
2/5  rDev -36.7%

Photo of TonyTalon
3/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of metter98
3.6/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

Photo of Tchfunkta
3/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of Herky21
3/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of Zkman87
3/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of tone77
3.08/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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.

Photo of woodychandler
2.9/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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.

Photo of tyleeis
4.75/5  rDev +50.3%

Photo of wonothesane42
3/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of BigMikie
2.75/5  rDev -13%

Photo of JuicesFlowing
3.44/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a fluted pilsner glass.

Look: Clear golden color. White fizzy head with decent retention. Watery lines of lacing.

Aroma: Faint sweetness, some rye, grains.

Taste: Basically like the aroma, trying to find any hints of other flavors but can't.
Faint lemon peel, if that.

Mouthfeel: Dry, light, refreshing.

Overall: Simply a very easy drinker, much like a light adjunct lager. Only the faintest of lemony notes made this anything different. Won't be buying this again.

Photo of hockeyfighter19
4.25/5  rDev +34.5%

Photo of SometimesIfart
1.14/5  rDev -63.9%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

A - Pours a very light golden with a one finger white head. Left no lacing.

S - Upon roughly twenty whiffs, I was not able to pick up a single thing.

T - Well let's see, there's...well, it pretty much follows the nose. This beer is blander than Rolling Rock.

M - Heavily bodied with moderate carbonation.

O - Overall, Extremely bland and lacking in all departments. I'e rather have a Bud Light. At least that has some flavor.

Photo of Goosehunter75
3.06/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Photo of iamamess
3.75/5  rDev +18.7%

Photo of BuckeyeSlim
2.5/5  rDev -20.9%

Leinenkugel's Canoe Paddler from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
73 out of 100 based on 677 ratings.