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RATINGS: 263   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.56   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.


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2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 23, 2013
Pours light yellow with a fully receding white head. Notes of pils malt, grassy, bitter herbal, and lightly sweet. Thin bodied with lively carbonation.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DialSquare (3355) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 4, 2015
12oz bottle. yellow pour from Kroger in Grandview: gold pour, white head. aroma of sweet grain, light spice. tastes are sweet biscuity. more sweet.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
zach8270 (3834) - Henrietta, New York, USA - JUL 3, 2015
(bottle - 12 oz) Clear pale gold with a thin white head. Lightly sweet aroma with hints of grass and some straw. Flavor is incredibly light. Some light malts and grassy hops with a bit of a watery finish. Not bad but really mild.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
RSRIZZO (1898) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUN 26, 2015
12oz can (courtesy of Headbanger) poured into a Kölsch glass at 40°. Color is bright gold with mellow carbonation and a thin tight white head. Aroma is faint and slightly sweet giving off a grain scent. It has a light body and crisp mouth feel. Flavor of lemon zest, rye and just a hint of hop spice. After taste is clean with a very mild bitterness showing. Overall it’s a well done Kölsch, but it just too light for my taste.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Hiero (161) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 20, 2015
Typical Kolsch-style. Similar to a pale lager. Mild, bitter bite in the middle.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jmohno (1238) - Iowa, USA - JUN 13, 2015
Pours a pale light gold, cleqr, light to no head. Aroma is slight bready, light lemon, light caramel sweetness. Taste is distinct malt with lemon, light grass, slight sweetness, watery, mineral, seltzer mineral water,. Lemon finish. Pretty lagery with some dietyness and. Rye? Not really getting that. Meh, like all their stuff. Ok summer session.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kdm1984 (806) - Missouri, USA - JUN 6, 2015
Sampled at the 2015 Joplin Pints ’n Paws Mac-Fest beerfest. Unremarkable, bland kolsch. Best thing I can say is it’s somewhat refreshing on a hot summer day.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
mjg74 (2790) - Salem, Oregon, USA - MAY 30, 2015
Bottle from Fred Meyer. Medium golden in color. Grainy nose with a little malt. A little cardboard as well. Grains and malts up front. Moving into a little grassy hop flavor. A touch thin, but still pretty clean. Pretty tasty and refreshing.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
GIJOE (924) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - MAY 24, 2015
Pour is a light amber. Aroma is faint but sweet malt. Taste is balanced. Finish is crisp and clean. Average. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
beer_rookie (119) - Arkansas, USA - MAY 21, 2015
My first Kolsch beer.

Pours a straw color. Barely any head to speak of. What head it does have leaves pretty good lacing. I’m not impressed.

Smells great. It’s very bright. Very clean and citrusy. Oh, like spring! I don’t know exactly what it is about this, but it smells amazing.

Doesn’t taste as citrusy as it smells. Doesn’t really taste like a lager. But, it’s really good. It’s well balanced. Is it sweet, is it bitter? I can’t discern anything in particular, but again, it’s really good.

Mouthfeel is great. It’s very light, very drinkable. Almost like a wine cooler. Finishes maybe a tad bitter. Wow! It;s really really good.

Overall, if not for the poor showing in the pour, this could easily be one of the best beers I’ve ever had. It’s delicious. It’s fresh. It’s clean. It smells great. It finishes great! Not only do I want more of this, I want more of the style!

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Maverick34 (2556) - New York, USA - MAY 20, 2015
Bottled boring yellow. Skunk aroma plus the barest hints of rye. Meh. Nothing really good.


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