Leinenkugel's Canoe Paddler | Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

Leinenkugel's Canoe PaddlerLeinenkugel's Canoe Paddler
906 Ratings
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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Ratings: 906 |  Reviews: 130
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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Photo of movieclockstar
3.69/5  rDev +15%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tone
3.45/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear gold color. 1/4 inch head of a white color. Slight retention and poor lacing. Smells of strong pale malt, hint of citrus hops, hint of wheat, and a hint of floral hops. Fits the style of a Kolsch. Mouth feel is sharp and clean, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of strong pale malt, sweet malt, hint of yeast, slight citrus hops, and a hint of wheat. Overall, weak appearance, lacking complexity, average aroma, but decent body.

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Photo of D1noB
3.24/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

grains, rye, citrus, and wheat, it isn't bad but it could be better.

Taste Rating in Words: It's mowing the lawn, relaxing but you could be having more fun.

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Photo of GolfDave
4.46/5  rDev +38.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Chackman151
3.77/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.81/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Co. "Canoe Paddler"
12 fl. oz. brown glass bottle, coded "JUN1217" and sampled on MAR2217
$1.99 @ Total Wine & More, Cherry Hill, NJ

Notes via stream of consciousness: Crystal clear golden body beneath a finger-thick head of bright white. It seems to have a fairly decent retention, and the lace has risen slightly against the walls of the glass as the head's subsided. Fairly large bubbles can be seen streaming upwards. Aroma of grainy malt and light background hops, grassy and perhaps a touch spicy. It smells like a Kölsch should. The flavor follows with a bit of apple-like fruitiness. It's moderately bitter, but still dry in the finish... all good so far. Light-medium in body and crisp. The fruity note is quite nice, perhaps a touch fuller than expected, but pleasant. The hops are OK, although I'd like a bit more, but it's certainly not out of bounds. Overall quite good. Very clean, rounded, and balanced. Nicely done.

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

Poured from a 12oz bottle (date code May1517) into a pilsner glass. Honestly, I'm not sure why this didn't score higher. This is a great summertime beer and a great thirst quencher. It pours a nice gold-yellow hue with a thin white head, mild lacing. Extremely drinkable, very crisp. I have to be careful just how fast I put these away. The smell is clean, some pilsner malt, a little noble hop, sweet corn (not sure if it's all malt or not but I swear I smell corn). Taste is very balanced, starting slightly sweet malt and ending with a decent hop bitterness. This would make a good entry beer for BMC drinkers into the world of craft beer. A solid B+ effort from Leine. It would have been an A if it had just a bit more hop bitterness. Not to say it's imbalanced by any means, just not as bitter as it could be. This probably makes it more approachable for BMC drinkers.

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Leinenkugel's Canoe Paddler from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.21 out of 5 with 906 ratings
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