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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Lemke10 on 01-17-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
892
Reviews:
128
Avg:
3.2
pDev:
18.13%
 
 
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16
Gots:
269
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Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.09/5  rDev -3.4%
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 -6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of chillin
3.75/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beerwithoutallthehops
1.1/5  rDev -65.6%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

A very fine offering from Leinie.

Aroma is good and invites a taste. Color is beer color, which sure beats any other color. Taste is good and enjoyed immensely. Cool, crisp and not all the tons of hops like most USA "craft" crap. Imagine that, a German style beer that tastes like beer. Thanks Leinie!!!!!

10/2016 - real bad news - they use GMO corn in their brew. Sorry, I cant go for that, regardless of the reason(s) they give. Corporations say GMO is "not bad". Sure, I believe them, remember how cigarette companies said cigarettes werent bad for us???

6/2017 - tried this again, good taste, but, the hops were much more present than ever before. not sure who the hops salesman is in the USA, but he is selling tons of hops to every brewer out there. thankfully, German brewers still brew beer and have not fallen for the "craftie" idea that every beer needs 150 lbs of hops in each bottle. Thank you Herr Brewmeister!!

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Photo of Yeldarb92
2.91/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Nbest21
3.95/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Dface
4/5  rDev +25%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Grupatre
3.38/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hegg4345
2.5/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of TheRock7755
3.41/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of zaraspook
2.3/5  rDev -28.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of CreedeSon
3.23/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Squire123
3.75/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Bright, light golden color with small white cap.

Aroma of sweet malt and lightly floral hops. There's something substantial in the background that may be the rye grain.

Taste is surprisingly good. Surprising because this brew possesses a richness that I haven't really noticed in Kolsch styles in the past. Or I just don't remember, anyway it's sweet malt on entry followed by a deeper grain presence which I presume is the rye. Ale yeast gives it a fruitiness and lagering a smoothness that plays well together. Sweet theme is replayed in the aftertaste along with a hint of bitterness which I can't tell if that's due to rye or hops, but it does balance things out.

Light-medium creamy texture offset by balancing carbonation.

This is not my Father's Kolsch. Rye in the mix, who'd a thought it. It works well with very pleasing results.

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Photo of superspak
3.68/5  rDev +15%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, best before 6/20/2016. Pours fairly crystal clear pale golden yellow color with a 2 finger fairly dense and fluffy white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of lemon, pear, apple, cracker, biscuit, spicy rye, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of bready/rye malt and light-moderate earthy hop/fruity yeast notes; with solid strength. Taste of lemon, pear, apple, cracker, biscuit, spicy rye, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Light-moderate herbal/spicy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of cracker, biscuit, spicy rye, pepper, and herbal/grassy earthiness on the finish for a short bit. Nice robustness and balance of bready/rye malt and light-moderate earthy hop/fruity yeast flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Moderate dryness from carbonation and bitterness as well. Medium-high carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, crisp, and lightly grainy/sticky balanced mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming present after the finish as expected of 5%. Overall this is a nice Kolsch style. All around good robustness and balance of bready/rye malt and light-moderate earthy hop/fruity yeast flavors; and very smooth, crisp, clean, and refreshing to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

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Photo of YoungMtn52
3.17/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Not a bad little kolsch beer to take to the beach -- but not available as they seem to be pushing their shandy beers...

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Photo of andycorns13
3.1/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of MikeZ9654
3.9/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I love this kolsch!! It agrees with my palate!

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Photo of Brent_B
3.17/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TimberSwanson
3.64/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of yuenglingfan101
3/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Rollmeaway2loadout
3.73/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of stevoj
3.19/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Surprisingly good, and faithful to the style. Pale gold with very active carbonation keeps airy head aloft. Cereal aroma and taste, but that is expected for the style. Light and refreshing, short and clean finish. Prost!

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Photo of Dreynolds1808
1.75/5  rDev -45.3%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Photo of milesweaver
3.2/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Zylod
3.15/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Leinenkugel's Canoe Paddler from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
3.2 out of 5 based on 892 ratings.
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