Leinenkugel's Canoe Paddler | Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States
leinie.com

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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#45,393
Reviews:
130
Ratings:
913
pDev:
17.76%
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Ratings: 913 |  Reviews: 130
Photo of tmryan21
3.27/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Brucebeernut
4.03/5  rDev +25.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of TX-Badger
3.5/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear pale yellow color with fizzy white head. Light cereal grains, some sweetness, and some grassy notes on the nose; follows onto the palate. Light bodied. Finishes with a cereal grain sweetness.

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Photo of cbur914
3.85/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hackattack
3.5/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Canoe Paddler is one of the best from this brewery......at least in my opinion. It is light and refreshing. A good one to session on a hot summer day.

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Photo of Ri0
3.62/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Strigiform_Witness
3.48/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Helcarexe
3.51/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of EdFed
3.4/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of NodakEric
3.46/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BoJengs
4/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Good hot day beer

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Photo of Jbbdrinker
3.77/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Somewhat like a pilsner with a touch of floral malt and hops. Thin and light in color and flavor. A sharp carbonation and a slight astringent aftertaste that mellowed as it warmed. It actually reminds me an American pilsner, but more flavorful. Not super as a kolsch, but good as a light beer.

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Photo of Eammon1920
2.75/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of bpfrush
3.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of dd53grif
3.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A good summer beer.

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Photo of MGoeltz
3.29/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Cristoph
2.65/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of nater919
2.99/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of jkblr
3.22/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

12oz bottle BB 6/12/17 poured into a.3L stange at fridge temp 5% ABV. The beer is bright straw yellow with lasting white head. The aroma is slight of rye and fruit. The taste is light with mostly corn and just a bit of fruity flavor and rye spice. No real bitterness (11 IBU). The mouthfeel is thin, highly carbonated and finishes dry. Overall, ok. It's a pretty good hot weather beer, but not a good version of a kolsch.

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Photo of laser4322
4.04/5  rDev +25.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of brewerang
4.22/5  rDev +31.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This beer was much better than I expected, delivering more flavor than many spring/summer beers out there. The beer pours a medium yellow/golden color with decent lacing. Per the style, the ale yeast gives it a fruitiness not found in most lagers. The rye adds some complexity to the flavor, and fairly high carbonation makes it pop on the tongue. This is a really nice and crisp warm weather beer. I could knock 'em down all day.

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Photo of JustOneMorePlz
4.25/5  rDev +32.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of themegamancave
3.18/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Sean-b
4.31/5  rDev +34.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Over all this is a great beer.... very clean and full kolsch style ale. At first you get I get a hint of rosemary, lemon varbania leaf, and green peppercorns. It's amazing how I'm sipping on a six pack from Wisconsin and feel like I'm sitting in the Carolinas and eating some nice trout and smoked chicken. The hops are lightly smokey. I believe this is why I want smoked them grilled chicken wings.

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Photo of nbaker290
4.42/5  rDev +37.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Canoe Paddler. I've had It a couple different late springs-early summers, now getting around to rating it.
Look: pours a nice clear golden color, somewhat like a Weisse. There is a fair amount of lacing from a small-medium head that dissipates quickly.
Smell: smells sweet, a little floral/citrusy, and bitter. Sounds about right.
Taste: Damn! This is a good, crisp, refreshing beer. I can't put it down, because when I do put it down, I immediately go for another swig. Damn good. Starts a little sweet and tarty, a hint of rye maybe (?) finishes tart and bitter; although it could have more hop bitterness than it does given the style. Either way, it's not a bad brew, stays mostly true to the style and it tastes damn good.
Feel: medium-light body, small foamy head dissipates quickly to a thin film, leaving a small amount of lacing on the glass.
Overall: my favorite Leinenkugel. A Kolsch that stays fairly true to style, it is more than refreshing and dangerously drinkable. Leinenkugel didn't mess it up like they did their Dunkel, thank you Leine. Now sell it in a 12 or 24 pack.

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Leinenkugel's Canoe Paddler from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.21 out of 5 with 913 ratings