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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.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
poisoneddwarf (2297) - Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho, USA - FEB 3, 2013
12 oz bottle from a six pack. Pours clear pale golden with a medium white fluffy head with decent retention. Aroma is grainy, generic beer. Taste is lightly sweet, grainy, fruity (lemon, berries maybe), dull. The hops come through in the finish a bit stronger after it warms a bit, providing a little bitterness. Some tartness comes through in the finish as well. Creamy mouthfeel, thin body, watery. A really bland beer. Why not make the rye more prominent and make something that’s a little more interesting and exciting? Seems like they played it too safe here.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
ghostbeer (91) - Nebraska, USA - OCT 10, 2016
Thin, dry, crisp, bready, refreshing and uninteresting. This is a clean beer that is great on a scorching hot day. It has a bit of spice from the rye but not much else to speak of.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
DeveloperGirl (16) - - AUG 23, 2016
UPDATED: AUG 23, 2016 Scanned my Oktoberfest and this beer came up...ive had it before though and it is my least favorite by them.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
euniceradio (455) - Worthington, Minnesota, USA - JUL 9, 2016
12oz bottle to tulip. Pours clear gold, white foam head. Aroma of green apple, honey, lemon, corn, grain. Taste of same with sweet rye bread and a lot of sour green apple.. If I made this at home, I’d be disappointed. Haha

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
Prufrockstar (1995) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 4, 2016
From a mixed 12. Has this sort of corny green apple nose that reminds me of the one shitty batch of homebrew I made. Took me an hour to dump all those bottles down the drain when I left Seattle after aging them for 4 years in my closet. Thankfully there are only 2 more bottles of this.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
markas101 (2308) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
MrBeerFanatic (1018) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
oldrtybastrd (5003) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
superspak (4760) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ogre71 (315) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Radek Kliber (7165) - 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.

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