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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#44,389
Reviews:
130
Ratings:
908
pDev:
18.07%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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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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Photo of Demi
2.48/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

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

Poured a straw to pale gold color. A very crisp, clear brew and easy to see the carbonation bubbles that were present coming out of solution for the entire beer. There was a half inch head of foam that dwindled down to a film rather quickly. There wasn't any lacing from this beer. At first, I couldn't really detect any aroma from the beer but as it warmed I began to pick up on the malt, a little bit of citrus, and definitely cereal grains. Toward the end of the beer, it smelled strongly like champagne. The taste was very clean and it had a bread-like quality with the malt. A little bit of a dry finish, but very smooth and balanced. Overall, this was a very approachable and easy to drink beer. As another reviewer said, this isn't really a beer to overthink, but there's definitely some subtle nuances with it.

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

Photo of mribbens
3.72/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nichols33
3/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Justej2
5/5  rDev +55.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Benjolovesbeer
5/5  rDev +55.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of therica
2.78/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Cloyingly sweet and disappointing, despite claims of rye and 3 specialty hops. Has almost no discernible nose until about 10 minutes after pouring, and even then the nose is weak, yielding some mild malts. Watery and modest flavor of some nice malt and hops hints, buried behind syrupy sweetness. Their allusion to being a Kolsch style is almost insulting to true Kolsches. Very belchy carbonation.

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Photo of Bluegrass49
3/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Got this in a sampler 12 pack along with Beer Garten Tart, Summer Shandy and IPL (India Pale Lager). This one scores a little higher than the Tart and the Shandy. I don't detect the "crackers and rye bread" when I drink a beer. My taste buds aren't that well trained. But I do know a good beer when I drink it and i will categorize this one as "okay".

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Photo of Eman17
3.19/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of tbergh_15
5/5  rDev +55.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of DenverHopHead
3.6/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle with a best by date of 8/28/16; into a Sam Adam's perfect pint glass.
Appearance - bright golden with a vortex of bubbles forming a thick, foamy, white head. Lacing is marginal.
Smell - pale malts, yeast, rye bread and traces of citrus.
Taste - like the nose, but the citrus is a touch more profound.
Feel - light, easy drinking crusher.
Overall - much better than expected; wouldn't turn it down if sitting by the pool, on the beach or at a BBQ/tailgate.

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Photo of dag1991
2.61/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of jakemn91
3.29/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.09/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Tasted in a kolsch glass from a 12 oz bottle on June 30, 2016.

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Photo of BeerLover99
3/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of chillin
3.75/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Yeldarb92
2.91/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Nbest21
3.95/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Grupatre
3.38/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hegg4345
2.5/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | 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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