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RATINGS: 269   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.56   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
In 1906, the Kolsch-style beer originated from the Cologne region of Germany as a crisp and light beer to combat the summer heat. Leinenkugel’s® Canoe Paddler™ is our take on the Kolsch-style beer that we tweaked with a touch of rye. Our spring and summer seasonal has subtle malt flavors, a clean finish and adventurous quality.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ronaldtheriot (1525) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - APR 26, 2013
Leinenkugel’s Canoe Paddler has a thick, slightly off-white head, a clear, highly bubbly, gold appearance, and a bit of lacing left behind. The aroma is faint, but one can pick up some sweet and sour grain. Taste is of the same, with a touch of pepper. Mostly, though, you get water on this. Mouthfeel is light and watery, and Leninekugel’s Canoe Paddler finishes crisp, clean, refreshing, dry, and pretty much devoid of flavor. There’s just not much with this one. RJT

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CanIHave4Beers (3568) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - APR 25, 2013
Bottle Courtesy of GodOfTheCellar

Pours perfectly clear & pale blonde with a huge thick, white, well retained head and nice lacing on the glass.

The aroma is basically like a sack of grain... pretty much just a ton of pungent raw grain. A touch yeasty... but mostly just grain.

The flavor is far more balanced and mellow in comparison to the aroma, a big grainy still, but with some light spicy hop notes, some light malt sweetness... I get a touch of that dreaded breakfast cereal character in the finish, but it’s mild enough that it’s not distracting from the nice things going on in the beer. It’s pretty damned clean tasting beer. It’s not really an especially great version of the style, but it’s an enjoyable enough beer.... for what it’s worth.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Tac (149) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - APR 25, 2013
Pours off-white head, aroma of cereal and bread, some notes of basement mold. Taste is somewhat sweat and very slightly bitter, quite high in carbonation.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
olr1984 (1325) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 24, 2013
12 oz bottle clear gold pour with white head. Wheat aroma. Water and malt taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
delnoche (478) - Alamogordo, New Mexico, USA - APR 24, 2013
12fl oz bottle poured into a Samuel Adams Perfect Pint. Sparkling gold with a small white cap. Aroma is slight cereal grain. Flavor is cereal with a nice hop bite. High carbonation, medium body. Long hoppy finish. Nice refreshing beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Steverus0 (228) - Shreveport, Louisiana, USA - APR 23, 2013
Not a bad kolsch, but the rye only seems to figure on the back of the palate. Typical kolsch appearance with a light head and fairly translucent. Mouthfeel is smooth and pleasant, but perhaps not as effervescent as might be expected. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
burg326 (4668) - Florida, USA - APR 23, 2013
12 ounce bottle pours a clear yellow color with aromas of light rye, some grain and some lemon. Flavors follow suit, light rye, not much, I expected more rye then I got, ok beer overall.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
dwyerpg (4874) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - APR 22, 2013
These guys really don’t make very good beer it seems. This is sweet and a bit lemony without much rye notes. Pale color and mostly hard to drink.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
beaz1591 (238) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - APR 15, 2013
Mug. Pale clear gold, lots and lots of head. Smells of hay and some spices. Watered down, taste of hay, bad aftertaste. Probably Leinenkugels worst beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
unclemattie (4357) - Georgia, USA - APR 14, 2013
12oz twist-off bottle. Pours clear yellow. Smells of corn meal & straw. Tastes of dried hay with a hint of fresh cardboard. Sharp hop bite lingers through the end. A very nice summer beer. Hints of peppery tingle on the tongue as the hop flavor disappears from the palate. (3670)

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