Leinenkugel's Canoe Paddler | Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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Leinenkugel's Canoe PaddlerLeinenkugel's Canoe Paddler
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:
882
Reviews:
125
Avg:
3.21
pDev:
17.76%
 
 
Wants:
15
Gots:
262
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 882 |  Reviews: 125
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 jrsaffert
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 Beerwithoutallthehops
2.4/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 4.5 | 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???

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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

Photo of TheRock7755
3.41/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Leinenkugel's Canoe Paddler from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
3.21 out of 5 based on 882 ratings.
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