Leinenkugel's Canoe Paddler | Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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Leinenkugel's Canoe PaddlerLeinenkugel's Canoe Paddler

Brewed by:
Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States

Style: Kölsch

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Spring

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Added by Lemke10 on 01-17-2013

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3.19/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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Just ok. Nothing really great.

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3.23/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

In early 2013; Leinenkugel’s introduced its newest beer, Canoe Paddle. This Kolsch style brew with rye is an interesting choice for Leinie’s as you just do not run across too many Kolsch style beers being made in Wisconsin. Granted Leinenkugel’s is kind of an entry level beer for craft drinkers, it will be interesting to see how the general public takes to this new addition to the ever growing Leinie’s list of choices.

It pours a clear, pale amber color with a slight, lingering head. There is an average scent of rye and hops as the bottle indicated it is brewed with rye and 3 kinds of specialty hops. The good news it smells like beer, but it does not necessarily impress me that much.

The taste of rye is the first evident element here. It gives off a pretty decent grain, earthy tone with a hint of citrus. The after taste almost kind of reminds me of their Honey Weiss. When you are about half-way finished with this beer, it starts to lose it’s appeal as my taste buds quickly adapted to the rye and hop flavors. It leaves behind a slight, foamy lacing as well. Overall, it does drink very smooth and delivers a clean, refreshing taste.

A new beer is always awesome! This Kolsch is basically a beginner’s beer for someone looking to try the style. I’ve had at least 3 other Kolsch beers, and this is by far the weakest in area of flavor. It does deliver great drink-ability so you so can easily drink 3-4 of these no problem. This should go other pretty good as Spring and Summer approach.
-Chris Lemke of WisconisinBrewReview.com

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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.

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2.65/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

A- Pours a light, straw yellow color. Small head that is gone flash. Very clear and carbonated. There is no lacing.

S- Not a whole lot here. Hints of the rye are noticeable. Slight sweetness intermingled with very light grains.

T- Just like the scent except a more prominent rye flavor. Starts off like a classic Kolsch, with light malts and grains with a fair amount of sweetness. Right at the end of this drink the rye makes a big appearance. The rye grain flavor dominates the end of the drink.

M- Light and highly carbonated on the palate. Easy to drink, and I can see how this would be refreshing beer in the summer. Kind of slick on the palate too.

Overall, just an average beer. Nothing I would seek out or buy regularly, but if I wanted a cheap Kolsch, this might be it.

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2.73/5  rDev -15%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Leinenkugel's Canoe Paddler from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.21 out of 5 with 908 ratings
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