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:
872
Reviews:
123
Avg:
3.2
pDev:
18.13%
 
 
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14
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257
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Ratings: 872 |  Reviews: 123
Photo of Jamie_Newman
5/5  rDev +56.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of dkrunde
4.09/5  rDev +27.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cleve1212
4/5  rDev +25%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
3.51/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StArnoldFan
3.68/5  rDev +15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mmmbeer89
3.12/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Photo of phizzle
2.45/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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

Photo of pagriley
3.43/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Thebrewman
3.59/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Czequershuus
3.72/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

This beer pours an attractive brown honey color with ample suds atop it. The aroma is of light crackers, a hint of baking spice, and some vague fruitiness. The taste is pleasant, enjoyable, but not terribly complex. But I do not think this Kolsch is supposed to be lingered over. The mouthfeel is creamy and smooth. I could see downig these quickly o a hot day, or sipping it slowly as the sun sets. Not a stellar beer to contemplate, but given the right conditions, a very pleasant one.

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
4.05/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A : Signature Leinenkugel's fluffy ale head - mountainous, puffy, and white. This one is 3 fingers and leaves clouds of lacing on the glass as it recedes. The color is straw/gold with a hint of brassiness. The opacity is about 60%.

S : It smells refreshing. I'm almost feeling hydrated by nosing this beer. Peaches, green grape, with a wonderful malt aroma mixed with the faintest of hop wafting up to the nose here. Behind that a typical beery nostalgic "lager" aroma (even though this is an ale). Very nice.

T : Bready, tons of malt and yeast. Slight hint of corn. It's super refreshing, with hints of lemon peel and orange flesh. A faint hint of grassiness also accompanies the flavor profile. I'm not sure whether I taste the rye but perhaps it's buried in the breadiness. This is a super refreshing and tasty beer.

F : Light enough to be thirst quenching, but substantial enough with its mini-bombs of cream that it floats nicely on the palate. It ends like a crisp lager on a lake while fishing.

O : This beer is solid. It's even better than Summer Shandy for those hot summer scorcher days.

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Photo of BrewNoob1
3.21/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

Ehhhh. Well kinda what you would expect. A little better than the macros, but it's a slight margin. If it's pricey in your area it's probably not worth it.

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

Photo of Darkmagus82
3.16/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a clear golden amber color with a two finger head of bubbly white foam. The head has a good level of retention, slowly fading over time to leave rings of lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma is heaviest of a grainy and slightly bready smell mixed with a little bit of a lemon and grassy smell. A tiny bit of yeast and rye are there as well rounding out the smell.

Taste – The taste begins with a slightly grainy and bready flavor mixed with some caramel and a little bit corn syrup and grass. As the taste moves forward a little bit of a rye flavor works its way onto the tongue and brings with it some citrus and spice flavors of a light pepper and some clove. With some lemongrass coming at the very end, one is left with a bready spiced flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is rather light and thin with a carbonation level that is a little bit on the higher side. Fairly nice for the style and for making for a rather easy drinking brew even in light of the somewhat odd mix of tastes of the brew.

Overall – A decent brew, with a good feel and a decent aroma and feel which made for a crisp and refreshing brew. It does however have a somewhat odd flavor combination, which I did not find all that approachable, but with that said others may like it, so I would say it is least one to give a try to.

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Photo of akopczyk
3.36/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TopherBreski
2.65/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Clear yellow with a lot of carbonation. Tastes like Miller High Life with rye. Nothing special but probably good for a BBQ sesh

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Photo of BlueSpader
3.54/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TrueMetalJake
3.27/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ThisWangsChung
2.73/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

12 oz bottle into a teku.

Appearance: Pours a beautifully clear straw color. The head is two fingers high and white in shade. I really like the head's creaminess factor, and retention isn't half-bad (for a macro). A small ring of lacing sticks to the glass. (4)

Smell: I get some noble hops, backed by touches of cereal grain and crackery malt. The feature I really like in a kolsch is that estery, white wine quality - at first, I don't pick that up at all. It appears after opening up, albeit only gently. This one smells a bit rough around the edges to me, nor do I pick up any rye. (2.75)

Taste: It starts off very corny - it's style appropriate in smaller doses, but here it's almost overwhelming. A touch of fruit esters appears in the midtaste (think apple and white grape), while the finish has the mildest hint of noble hops. And boy, are they ever mild. The rye malt is really hard to find...nope, still haven't found them yet. Not feeling this one, sadly. (2.5)

Mouthfeel: This has a bit too much bulk on the palate for me. It starts off sweet, but it does dry out decently on the finish. Carbonation is powerful, helping to cleanse the palate decently. No complaints here. (3.25)

Overall: I didn't particularly have high hopes for this. In that regard, it lives up to the hype. A ho-hum kolsch with too much adjunct presence, and that's all there is to it. (2.5)

2.73/5: There's a hole in our damn canoe, Charlie

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Photo of OtisCampbell007
3.45/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Wasatch
3.58/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz. Bottle
Sep 2015

Pours a nice clean/clear golden yellow color, nice carbonation, with a nice fizzy white head that disapates quickly, not much sticky lacing left behind. The nose is malty, slightly yeasty, little citrus note. The taste is nice, malty, yeasty, slightly sweet, slightly citrusy. Medium body. Overall a nice thirst quencher, but would not buy again.

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Photo of jancona
3.42/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Light and crisp with a hint of bready malt. A nice summer session beer. Be sure to enjoy this after typing one hundred and fifty characters on a hot day.

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Photo of tpauer
3.49/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Leinenkugel's Canoe Paddler from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
3.2 out of 5 based on 872 ratings.
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