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RATINGS: 285   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.57/5   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
demitriustown (1184) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - NOV 7, 2015
12 oz bottle: Aroma has got a lightly malt notes with a bready texture. Appearance is a clear golden with a white head that diminishes quickly. Taste has got a lightly grassy hops with a bready malt texture but very drinkable. Overall, decent stuff but nothing special. Cheers!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
mansquito (5474) - Nueva York, New York, USA - OCT 23, 2015
At my company party: pours golden with white head. Weak aroma. Easy drinking. Ever so slightly sweet. What rye? Plus if you got rue doesn’t it make it not a kolsch? Oh well. This jawn was meh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Boomersmancave1 (133) - Wheatland, Indiana, USA - SEP 4, 2015
Bottle. Golden in color. Malt and Cereal grain aroma. This beer taste like Fruity Pebbles. And that pretty much sums it up.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
johnnymusky (935) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 1, 2015
Totally average kolsch....not that great of a beer minimal taste...maybe the last beer ruined my palate...oh well.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ozzy70 (855) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - AUG 11, 2015
12 oz. bottle. Pours golden amber with slowly diminishing white head. Aroma of grains. Tastes light and sweet.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
p0rkch0p (90) - Missouri, USA - AUG 9, 2015
Nothing special here. Just a changeup for my beer fridge. Not great, but not bad. Subtle sweet. Reminds me of MGD, but way better

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Darkmagus82 (2271) - - AUG 7, 2015
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Luvystypotables (1694) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JUL 26, 2015
A subdued aroma of yeast, pours a clear pale straw color with no real head. A watery feel with a taste of yeast, hints of grass, with a very short lasting yeast finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
nasmith003 (225) - Virginia, USA - JUL 24, 2015
Hints of rye, golden, clear, minimal head, white foam, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, light body, average carbonation,

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
MetalNHopHead (1458) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - JUL 23, 2015
What’s that god-awful phrase people use to say they like something? It "floats my boat" (or something like that?) Yeah, Canoe Paddler didn’t do that for me. It did not "paddle my canoe." (Could that be a new euphemism? I think it has potential as a masturbation euphemism.) It wasn’t as crisp, refreshing, or smooth as I wanted. And really those are the only "criteria" I have for a Kolsch. It’s not truly awful or anything, but it’s not something I’ll have again.

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