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RATINGS: 282   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.


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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrnkMcDermott (2988) - 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.


2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
markas101 (2258) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUN 23, 2016
UPDATED: JUN 23, 2016 Bottle, Ann Arbor, MI. Pale gold. Very thin head. Visible carbonation. Very faint milky citrus aroma. Weak flavour of citrus and white pepper.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
MrBeerFanatic (974) - Friona, Texas, USA - MAY 15, 2016
Pours light straw color no head. Aromas grass, toffee, slight banana ester. Flavors light straw, light toffee, slight grass, slight spice. Light to medium sweet. Kinda boring.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
oldrtybastrd (4911) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 13, 2016
Pours a golden yellow/amber. Aromas of lemon, grains, celery. Flavor is crisp, dry, sweet malt, and a mild hop.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
superspak (4388) - Michigan, USA - MAY 9, 2016
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, best before 6/20/2016. Pours fairly crystal clear pale golden yellow color with a 2 finger fairly dense and fluffy white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of lemon, pear, apple, cracker, biscuit, spicy rye, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of bready/rye malt and light-moderate earthy hop/fruity yeast notes; with solid strength. Taste of lemon, pear, apple, cracker, biscuit, spicy rye, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Light-moderate herbal/spicy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of cracker, biscuit, spicy rye, pepper, and herbal/grassy earthiness on the finish for a short bit. Nice robustness and balance of bready/rye malt and light-moderate earthy hop/fruity yeast flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Moderate dryness from carbonation and bitterness as well. Medium-high carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, crisp, and lightly grainy/sticky balanced mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming present after the finish as expected of 5%. Overall this is a nice Kolsch style. All around good robustness and balance of bready/rye malt and light-moderate earthy hop/fruity yeast flavors; and very smooth, crisp, clean, and refreshing to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ogre71 (265) - Utah, USA - DEC 13, 2015
Now I liked this one, but I’m a fan of the rye’s. Lots of good malty rye flavors here would recommend.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Radek Kliber (7056) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - NOV 20, 2015
Where and how: bottle, tasting
Aroma: medium intense, with higher pitch. Malty sweetness with herbal hops. ..not most refined.
Appearance :
Top: mid sized, white cap. Some lace shown.
Base: clear, gold
Palate : soft, medium bodied. Easy going with its lighter carbonation. Sadly, fades quickly.
Taste: softer walls, clean with softer mid. Lacking crispness, is it rye?
other notes clean, refreshing brew but lacking a bit of crisp lagery vibe that Kolsch has.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
demitriustown (1181) - 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!

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
mansquito (5030) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Boomersmancave1 (130) - 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.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
johnnymusky (855) - 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.


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