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RATINGS: 273   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Frank (3470) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 16, 2014
This definitely makes for a damn decent lawnmower beer, which is more than I can say about a lot of craft beers. It claims to be a koelsch w/ rye which isn’t really a thing but I can deal w/ it. It is more like a koelsch than most brewpub varieties. It would not be surprised to find this was actually a lager though. I see no mention of ale yeast on the package and there’s no real fruity yeast character at all. It pours a golden yellow color w/ almost no head save a ring of fizzy bubbles. The nose is hoppy--can’t really pick out any specific hop flavors though--and also has a good waft of fresh baked bread. This has a nice doughy malt character and a refreshing lemony character is brought out by the extremely vigorous carbonation. I think in most other styles this carbonation would be way too much but it works OK in such a light beer but maybe is covering up some nuance that you might notice otherwise. This is a pretty darn good beer. I have come to expect things out of Leinenkugel’s regulars to be pretty bland and useless but this has some real character to it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
stevoj (2956) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 10, 2014
Surprisingly good, and faithful to the style. Pale gold with very active carbonation keeps airy head aloft. Cereal aroma and taste, but that is expected for the style. Light and refreshing, short and clean finish. Prost!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jjuf1853 (1285) - Land O Lakes, Florida, USA - MAY 10, 2014
Bottle. Pours a clear, golden yellow with a decent sized, but short lived white head. Aroma has nice malty notes and a hint of rye. Similar flavor as well with some hop bitterness coming through in the tail end of the finish. Sessionable with enough flavor to keep it interesting compared to lesser macro beers.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Christpuncher (2086) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 5, 2014
An okay beer at best. Very light flavored lager with a bitter finish. Pours light yellow in color and smells like a old style. Had at bw3. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Headbanger (3542) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAY 4, 2014
12oz can 5/4/14 (Discount Liquor-Waukesha)-50° in Lager Glass-Pours a clear light golden with a big white head. Aroma of hops and malt. Taste of the same with a bit of rye. This light bodied brew is well balanced and fits the bill for a hot summer day.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
partywithanM (103) - Kansas City, Kansas, USA - APR 21, 2014
12 oz bottle. I’m not quite sure why people are hating on this brew. I like it. It’s light on the start and the finish and honestly I thinks its perfect to drink on while working in the heat of the summer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerathon (1594) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 19, 2014
Color- yellow with light golden hue, and nice head for a lager. Flavor- crisp, clean, bit of lemon, touch of hop bitterness. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
ffaoe (338) - Moorestown, New Jersey, USA - APR 16, 2014
little aroma. golden and clear in color with little head. taste is crisp and balanced

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
adamhorror (84) - USA - APR 10, 2014
Aroma was slight wheat and/or rye. A mild mild mild hop scent came through. Tastes sweet, yeasty. Barely a head and what head formed is completely gone. Low carbonation which gives this beer a flat feel. Easy to drink but bland. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Cybercat (4087) - Georgia, USA - APR 6, 2014
Pours a clear pale golden with a very thick, if not too persistent, ivory head - typical of a kolsch. Aroma is strong, yeasty and malty, with just a whiff of - wet dog? Flavor is crisp and malty with a yeasty underpinning and a hint of apple. Refreshing, if a bit wan. Texture is thin, though fizz does persist a bit, leaving a crisp and clean finish. More for sipping on a hot day, or as an accompaniment to lunch, then for serious drinking.

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