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Climb on in and grab a paddle. Our first foray into lagered beers, Blue Paddle Pilsener-Lager, is a Czech style pilsener with a refreshing crispness from noble hops and a rich, malty finish. ‘Blue Paddle’ refers to the implement our warehouse manager’s Grandma once used to lovingly paddle his a** when she caught him stealing sips of her beer. With more body than a traditional Belgian pils, Blue Paddle is reflective of Europe’s finest pilseners.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TylerGreenDC (507) - - JUL 16, 2014
On draft. Unusually sour aroma for a pilsner. Flavors are grassy, spicy hops. Just as the hops begin to get going, they kind of dissolve into a crisp, dry finish. Little disappointing that way. Seems like yet another New Belgium beer that’s merely trying to be a bridge between Big Beer and craft beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mfp13jr (152) - Glenville, New York, USA - JUL 13, 2014
In can. Floral notes of hops in the nose with a light mealtimes. Flavor is similar to most lagers with a light sulfur and stickiness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopmelt (196) - Painesville TWP, Ohio, USA - JUL 12, 2014
Pours brilliantly clear light golden, finger white frothy head, nice lacing. Aroma pilsner malt sweetness, floral, spicy hops. Taste pilsner malt, low spicy, floral hops, lingering bready character. Mouthfeel thin body medium carbonation, dryish finish. Overall tasty, needs more hop character and bitterness, extremely drinkable though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Brewratt (1) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - JUL 8, 2014 does not count
Poured from can (folly 12 pack) into clean tasting glass. Pours well, decent head with little retention, pale straw color appealing. Smells clean with a little hoppy grass. Taste is average, bland malt flavors fail to impress, some grassy flavors detract. Very astringent finish, unpleasant. Overall an American lager brewed to compete more with B/C/M than a real pils. Personally I expect more from this brewer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
andrewje41 (1100) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - JUL 7, 2014
Bottle pour. Pours golden with a grassy aroma. Not really a stand out pilsener here. Pretty bland, but tastes alright overall. Sweet malt flavor and finish, with some grassy flavor too. This one was alright. Decent summer time beer.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
libertine (271) - rochester hills, Michigan, USA - JUL 6, 2014
second beer rating from the folly pack. pours straw yellow with a nice white head. aroma reminds me of the skinny dip. malt and citrus. flavor is bland. thin body. why are they not using more hops in these variety pack beers? thin body. PBR finish. not impressed. Why in the hell did I pay 17 bucks for this twelve pack. New Belgium, you need to get your shit together.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Onslow (1242) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - JUL 6, 2014
Pour from a 12oz bottle. Clear yellow brew with white head. Aroma of sour hops. Taste is very light malt at the start and then a blend of mostly sour hops and some bitterish grass. Thin palate. Disappointing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcnielsen (2442) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 4, 2014
Bottle after the Seattle Booze Cruise. Pours a golden color with white head. Bread, malty, yeasty flavors. Decent lager.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
lukedarock (242) - Howell, Michigan, USA - JUL 4, 2014
Decent pilsner has a little kick to it which is the best part but it’s not super enjoyable, overall average

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
BPal75 (29) - - JUL 3, 2014
Yeasty aroma. Slight floral hop aroma but too little for me in a pilsner. Flavor is grainy malt flavor and noble hops. Medium light body. Nice crispness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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