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RATINGS: 283   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.58/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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.


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jsquire (4106) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - MAR 12, 2013
Pale golden color out of the tap with a thin white head. Thin corn sweetness in the nose with a little acetate. Thin beer with some corn, cracker and chemical notes. Some lemon in the finnish. I suppose it may be a good macro replacement, but it isn’t a very good kolsch.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrnkMcDermott (2992) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAR 10, 2013
12 oz bottle from build-a-sixer. Pours a pale yellow with a creamy head. Has a nice Kolsch-y smell to it, with a bit of hard water and light, bready malts. Sits up on the tongue nicely, though it is hard to get excited about this style in the first place.It does have a light malt taste, plus a little spice from rye. Basic German hop bitterness. More of the nice stuff Leinie’s can make when they’re not up the wazoo with pink fruit weisses. Seems to have been packaged kind of early for a summer seasonal.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Wavygravy74 (11) - Washington, Illinois, USA - MAR 8, 2013
Clean taste with citrus hints. Almost like a modern domestic with a bold local brewery appeal. Fun all night beer! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
rumproasts (4828) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 6, 2013
bottle. golden with small head. perfectly mediocre kolsch. everything that i look for in a good kolsch is here, but it’s just watered down and/or muted. that said, it’s not bad.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jblumberg (2) - Illinois, USA - MAR 6, 2013 does not count
Not a bad kolsch overall. Dry mouthful with a crisp finish. Good appearance and aroma. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drostj (106) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - MAR 5, 2013
Bottle. Clear pale gold with a light head. Light grassy aroma. Nice effervescence in the mouth. Clean crisp flavor - wheat, some hops and a hint of sourness. Nice beer for the warmer months.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Tmoney99 (13250) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 3, 2013
Bottle. Poured clear pale color with an average frothy white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate balanced grainy roma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium balanced flavor with a medium balance sweet finish of short to moderate duration. Soft drinkable beer.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
SODAK14 (341) - Rapid City, South Dakota, USA - MAR 3, 2013
A so-so Leinie brew. This one didn’t have any characteristics that stood out but not that was off-puttting either. Just your slightly above average beer you wouldn’t turn down for free...

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
drpimento (3015) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 2, 2013
I can tell that this is in the Kolsch vein, can’t tell the rye’s there. Poured cold with a small, white, fizzy head that quickly settled to a few small islands and a ring with no lace. Aroma is fresh beer, malt. Color is a crystal clear yellow with plenty of bubble trails. Flavor’s like nose. grainy malt cult with carbonic tang and a little bittersweet. Body is ok; carbonation a touch sharp. Finish is like flavor, easy drinking without much character. Average length.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TCT328 (15) - - MAR 2, 2013
My first Kolsch style beer. No head on this beer, but has a decent mouth feel. It has hints of sour apple/pear. A drinkable, middle-of-the-road beer.


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