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Leinenkugel's Canoe Paddler - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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Ratings: 619
Reviews: 83
rAvg: 3.17
pDev: 17.98%
Wants: 8
Gots: 59 | 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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3.25/5  rDev +2.5%

buschbeer, Feb 23, 2013
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3/5  rDev -5.4%

OregonGrown7, Feb 22, 2013
Photo of Schwarz
2.94/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Really an eh beer.

Pours with a nice looking half inch head which disappears quickly. Very clear pale gold in appearance.

The smell is warning me off. Reminds me of the scent coming off a stale adjunct. Funky smell, maybe some lemon, possibly the tiniest hint of yeast.

Tastes like a mediocre lager. Some light lemon flavors come through, but it's pretty one dimensional.

Mouthfeel is tingly, some good carbonation, but it finishes thin.

Would not buy again.

Schwarz, Feb 21, 2013
Photo of harrymel
3.05/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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.

harrymel, Feb 21, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +10.4%

enelson, Feb 21, 2013
Photo of jusware
1.93/5  rDev -39.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

The first bottle I opened had what I call a "snot pellicle". The first swallow was slimy and reminiscent of snot. Second bottle was the same way, but not as bad. This comes from improperly brewing with Rye (beta glucan rest??). This is odd since I couldn't taste any rye. Quite frankly this beer tastes like liquid cardboard with hops and a dash of kolsch and a hint of slime. I'm extremely dissappointed in this beer. I'm a big fan of Leine and a huge fan of the kolsch style.

jusware, Feb 21, 2013
Photo of BeerFMAndy
4.24/5  rDev +33.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

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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3.25/5  rDev +2.5%

mzeld, Feb 17, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +42%

ChrisElpers, Feb 16, 2013
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3/5  rDev -5.4%

Baldjosh, Feb 15, 2013
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2/5  rDev -36.9%

JohnnyFire44094, Feb 15, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +10.4%

lilsmizzul1225, Feb 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +10.4%

freshtojeff, Feb 14, 2013
Photo of rangerred
2.75/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a clear pale straw yellow with a fluffy one finger white head. Pretty good head retention leaving some moderate lacing on the side of the glass.

Aroma is very much like a standard pale lager with cooked vegetables, a little bit of corn, along with a hint of rye spice. Not bad but not really that memorable either.

The flavor is much the same way. Cooked veggies with some stale corn along with a bit of metal. Some lightly toasted breat makes an appearance with some floral notes. Kind of an odd aftertaste that is reminiscent of stale cabbage with a sticky finish. Not clean at all.

Overall, I am not really impressed with this beer in the least. It might be decent as a thirst quencher on a hot day but I could think of many other beers I would rather have. Not one to seek out.

rangerred, Feb 13, 2013
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3/5  rDev -5.4%

robbybob1, Feb 12, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -29%

jALEson, Feb 12, 2013
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2.69/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

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.

ChainGangGuy, Feb 10, 2013
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2.93/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle pours a brilliantly clear yellow color with a decent-sized cap of white head. Retention is ok with a smidge or two of lace.

Nose is not quite as yeasty as most kolsches but if you dig deep enough you can get a whiff or two. Smells more like a sulfurous lager with some crisp grains and light bread crumbs. Not much in the way of hops, and there is no way I would be able to tell this had rye in it.

Taste is ok, really though...I would probably guess AAL if I had it blind. The rye is not prevalent enough nor is the kolsch yeast. That said, I would reach for this over a budweiser any day. The body actually holds pretty well and it is not as thin as first perceived. Meh...I won’t have any trouble finishing the sixer that I bought, but SA Lawnmower beats this hands down as a readily available kolsch.

twiggamortis420, Feb 09, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +10.4%

WritersBlock, Feb 08, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +2.5%

Haybeerman, Feb 07, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -13.2%

spikechiquet, Feb 07, 2013
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1.5/5  rDev -52.7%

Chevelle66, Feb 07, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -13.2%

craftbrew502, Feb 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev +26.2%

ruckus232, Feb 06, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +2.5%

Arherring, Feb 05, 2013
Leinenkugel's Canoe Paddler from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
73 out of 100 based on 619 ratings.