RATINGS: 293   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrnkMcDermott (3058) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Obfuscate (553) - Minneapolis, - APR 25, 2017
OMG this doesn’t taste like an IPA or Imperial Stout. Therefore it’s lacks flavor. Sometimes you drink a beer simply because it is crisp and refreshing. This is good for that.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
raymow (1565) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 23, 2017
bottled - clear yellow in color. Light, crisp and refreshing but also nothing special. A good summer afternoon beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
JPDIPSO (6094) - Wauwatosa, USA - APR 3, 2017
Straw color with a diminished white head. Scents are muted, with some floral and flour scents. Some light honey and simple sugar aromas as well. Grain and pale malt start. A bit of bitterness and spice noted from the rye. A bit acidic/metallic. A lawn mower/canoe paddling brew at best. 2/13

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
LowBrau (133) - Tonawanda, New York, USA - MAR 23, 2017
Clear, medium gold, thin white head. Malty but bright. Balanced tastes, a tiny bit heavy for a kolsch. Not picking up much spiciness from the rye. Good, but nothing that really stands out.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
milewide (2187) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 21, 2017
Bland, per the style. Clear golden color. Modest head. Couldn’t pick up the rye. Not much hop contribution.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Carlisle (681) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 17, 2017
Draft. Pours gold with thin off-white head. Grass and light bread flavors with a touch of spiciness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
zombywoof (466) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - MAR 15, 2017
Pretty weak although I should be grateful that it’s not one of those awful beers that Leinie likes putting out these days, crappy fruit beers and shandies. Not much to offend here but not much flavor either.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Pershing (551) - Garland, Texas, USA - MAR 4, 2017
Only in America would rye malt be added to a Kolsch. Clear gold with lots of visual carbonation. Small white head the lingers around with a small bit of lacing. aroma of sweet malt and a little spice from the rye. Thin body that is on the sweet side. Refreshing finish.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
ghostbeer (202) - 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 (17) - - 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.

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