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Leinenkugel's Canoe Paddler - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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Ratings: 646
Reviews: 84
rAvg: 3.17
pDev: 18.3%
Wants: 8
Gots: 75 | 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:
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(Beer added by: Lemke10 on 01-17-2013)
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3/5  rDev -5.4%

Beer4Mike, Mar 14, 2013
Photo of zhilgy
4/5  rDev +26.2%

zhilgy, Mar 14, 2013
Photo of sgttibbs
3.25/5  rDev +2.5%

sgttibbs, Mar 11, 2013
Photo of Kevin55
3.5/5  rDev +10.4%

Kevin55, Mar 08, 2013
Photo of mfnmbvp
2.55/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12 oz. bottle, with no apparent bottled on date present. Acquired as part of the Leinenkugel's Summer Sampler pack.

Poured into a Firestone Walker pint glass.

A - Pours a typical clear gold lager color with about a finger of sizzling white head that dissipates within seconds. Lots of bubbles floating around. No lacing.

S - Smell reminds me of Miller Lite a bit. Chemically treated corn husk and malt. Grainy rye smell. Slight hint of fruity hops, but buried in the background. Doesn't smell very good, if you ask me.

T - Pretty bland and watery. Some light rye and corn again. Slightly fruity, but not even enough to verify what kind of flavor. Artificially sweet tasting. Light, muted hop profile, dominated by the rye and corn.

M - Feel is light, crisp, and fruity. Lightly carbonated. An easy sipping beer for hot days, I'm sure.

Overall, I don't know much about the kölsch style, but I would imagine that this Leinenkugel's Canoe Paddler isn't a prime example. A pleasant enough beer, just very lacking in where it wants to go. Boring and generic, yet definitely a beer you could throw back during the summer heat.

Leinenkugel's Canoe Paddler ---2.5/5

mfnmbvp, Mar 08, 2013
Photo of t2thebro
3.75/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottlet

A- crystal clear straw color. Thin white head that dissipates quickly.

S- light pale grains, hints of straw and cracker. Slight grassy hop aroma.

T- clean refreshing light beer, light biscuty, cracker grain profile. Light grassy hops, a bit of lemon zest and a tad of bitterness. A bit of a funky aftertaste but nothing serious.

M- crisp, clean, refreshing.

O- I will admit I'm not super familiar with this style. Its smooth, clean, light and refreshing. Usually that means flavorless, but not this beer, good grain flavor, good hop profile for this light beer style, will drink plenty of this in the summer. Not sure if the off aftertaste is something I'm just not used to or if its a bad trait. Its definitely not a deal breaker.

t2thebro, Mar 07, 2013
Photo of barczar
3/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Pours a brilliant champagne with a foamy one inch ivory head that quickly dissipates, leaving minimal spotty lacing.

Grain, cracker-like pilsner malt, lightly perfumey hops, and a touch of citrus form the aroma. Rye lingers in the background, but there's initially an off scent reminiscent of halitosis or body odor that disappears eventually.

Grain, toasted, bready malt, and a bit of sourness form the flavor. The rye adds a peppery bitterness at the finish. Fairly bready overall.

Body is on the light side, with fairly high carbonation lifting the flavor from the tongue quickly.

More malt character than expected. I'm guessing the tangy flavor comes from the yeast. That off aroma, though is pretty nasty.

barczar, Mar 05, 2013
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3/5  rDev -5.4%

dozier77, Mar 05, 2013
Photo of beerthulhu
3.54/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: Bright lemon-gold with a pristine clarity shows a healthy dose of carbonation. A frothy ivory white head is strong on the hold while the lacing sticks well.

S: Light tart lemons, faint fruitiness of lime and fresh green pear with a hint of dry delicate apple cider. Surprisingly has quite a bit of zing for a kolsch style.

T: Crisp and delicate tart fruitiness backed by a hint of wheat and pale grain sweetness. A touch of lime and green pear. Really clean tasting, soft fruity hop dryness and some bread.

M: Crisp mouthful, carbonation comes through with a light body that turned frothy on the hold. Light tartness of fruit and acidity.

O: Overally i was fairly impressed by the offering, clean well to do by style, well attenuated and crisp. Lightly tart and fruity and very easy to drink. A delicate and hard style to appreciate outside of germany and not one done usually by american breweries. Have to add the rye contribution was very slight to the point of almost non-commiting and could easily be overlooked as well as easily left out for style sake. Refreshing and crisp for that easy drinking session. A bit fruity per style and the rye seems out of place but besides being outside the guidelines a bit still drinks fairly easily and the light craft, lager drinker will find enjoyable.

beerthulhu, Mar 04, 2013
Photo of shand
2.51/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Now, I love a good Kolsch, I love a good Rye beer, and I tend to enjoy Leinie's beers, so I was excited for this one. I must say, though, it kind of let me down. It pours out a clear golden with a finger of white head that quickly drops. The aroma is pretty decent, it's grainy and there's just a hint of rye spice. On the tongue, any hint of Kolsch or rye is quickly swallowed by a generic fruity character that strangles the whole beer.

Seriously, what's up with the fruity character here? I kinda get that fruit is Leinie's thing now, but it's just regrettably out of place here. I like the Shandys, I like the other seasonals, hell, I even like the Sunset Wheat. But this is just pretty thoroughly mediocre. I'd like to see the 1888 Bock again instead of this.

shand, Mar 03, 2013
Photo of HollyHops
3.75/5  rDev +18.3%

HollyHops, Mar 03, 2013
Photo of drpimento
2.98/5  rDev -6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

I can tell that this is in the Kolsch vein, can't tell the rye's there. Poured cold with a small, white, fizzy head that quickly settled to a few small islands and a ring with no lace. Aroma is fresh beer, malt. Color is a crystal clear yellow with plenty of bubble trails. Flavor's like nose. grainy malt cult with carbonic tang and a little bittersweet. Body is ok; carbonation a touch sharp. Finish is like flavor, easy drinking without much character. Average length.

drpimento, Mar 03, 2013
Photo of RoamingGnome
3.25/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Leinenkugel's Canoe Paddler

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into an English dimpled pint glass. Served chilled.

A) Straw yellow, somewhat translucent. A finger of white soapy head. This settles to a dusting, with a bit of lacing.

S) Grainy, grassy, a bit buttery, and a hint of fruit, I'm thinking green grape.

T) Light malt, grainy, a little bitterness, mostly a touch of grass. I am still picking up a hint of that green grape. There is a little bit of rye on the back end. Pretty refreshing...

M) Not as light bodied as it's appearance, but too much carbonation for my liking. Goes down easy enough, but not what I would call smooth.

O) This is just okay, but honestly if I didn't live in Wisconsin I probably wouldn't be drinking it. I guess sometimes when you have to run out to Walmart for some random household items, you end up with Canoe Paddler in your cart.

RoamingGnome, Mar 02, 2013
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3/5  rDev -5.4%

kjkinsey, Mar 02, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +2.5%

ButtomsUp, Mar 02, 2013
Photo of Kunstman
3/5  rDev -5.4%

Kunstman, Mar 02, 2013
Photo of tbryan5
2/5  rDev -36.9%

tbryan5, Mar 02, 2013
Photo of jwc215
3.05/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

jwc215, Mar 01, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +10.4%

Mortarforker, Mar 01, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +2.5%

Moby, Feb 28, 2013
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2/5  rDev -36.9%

HeyYoMar, Feb 27, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -21.1%

Adkins1203, Feb 27, 2013
Photo of punky796
3.5/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a pint glass.

A - Pours clear amber with about a finger of head that disappears. Looks like a Budweiser with fewer bubbles.

S - Smells of corn, hops, general grains, with a touch of Earthiness not found in other adjunct-type beers that this otherwise resembles.

T - All the same as the smell, but with an addition of some lemon and a TINY bit of the advertised rye.

M - Not bad, healthy amount of carbonation, and not too dry. Decent aftertaste.

O - It's alright. Drinkable, more so than the adjuncts that it looks like, but Leinie's could, and have, done better.

punky796, Feb 26, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -13.2%

Bighorn, Feb 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev +26.2%

Smextongo, Feb 25, 2013
Leinenkugel's Canoe Paddler from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
73 out of 100 based on 646 ratings.