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RATINGS: 788   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
NVBeer232 (467) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JAN 24, 2005
Crystal clear golden body with a fizzy, bubbly head. Slight lacing on the glass. Aromas reminded me of a fresh cut field of hay. Clean flavors. Notes of sourdough-like malt and crispy hops. Contrary to the ratings before me, I really liked this. I found it to be way more balanced thatn other American pilsners I’ve had lately from breweries like Dominion and Victory, which leaned a bit to the hoppy side.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Bockyhorsey (2626) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JAN 19, 2005
Averege pilsner here, might as well had a Miller. Average head, good lacing and a clear gold body color

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ChazyRPh (583) - Chazy, New York, USA - JAN 15, 2005
bottle. Clear gold color with medium white head. Malty aroma, maybe a little fruitiness. Nothing else much discernable. Sweet malty flavor, some nicely placed hops in the middle. Slightly salty to finish, with a nice bitter undertone. Very nice for a pilsener.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Darkover (1534) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 1, 2005
Clear golden color with a big white head. Sweet malt aroma. Flavor of sweet malt balanced with mild hops. Pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
biz82 (1328) - austin, Texas, USA - DEC 25, 2004
Clear and golden with a small white head. Clean, malty, floral aroma. Maly and hops in the flavor, with a little fruit and a perfect bitter finish. A bit of graininess. Tastes like a cross between a German Pils and an American lager.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mds (2250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 21, 2004
bottle. light translucent golden with a fluffy white head. grassy aroma with a minimal amount of hops. light tasting body with a fairly nice malt profile. This was a pretty good pilsner.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 19, 2004
Color is a clear, bright golden hue, and the head is a large, but soon slimming, solid white. Aroma is zesty, alive with hops, notes of straw and sea-foam, with hints of citrus. On the palate, a fresh, tasty, zingy greeting of hops jumps on board, but it fades some, and leaves a dry finish. Adequate bitterness, but more than adequate taste. Body is light, malt is just-right, and hops are more than pulling their weight, and retain their presence through the end. Each sip delivers another fresh, delicious helping of hoppiness on the tongue, and this never diminishes throughout the contents of the bottle. The refreshing, tingling, vital hop buzz never quits during consumption of this note-perfect pilsener.!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
allphoto (36) - Oakland, California, USA - NOV 23, 2004
pilsener, pilsner, pilsen? An indistinct brew, my first from this brewer. On the "corny" side. Once is enough

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 20, 2004
Gold. Like most New Belgium beers this is not very aromatic. Banana, honey dew melon, peanut butter, noble hops and pale malt. Well layered malty fruitiness (sauvignon blanc, pear) and notes of banana bread, lemon and a nice dry but yet still oily hop leaf finishes things out. A cornucopia of different flavors and a satisfying creamy mouthfeel. A very nice Pilsner.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PorterPounder (6972) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 15, 2004
Bottle - Fox and Hound Pub - Austin, Tx. Light golden appearance, decent creamy white head, good lacing. Bit of a fresh lake water aroma. Flavor has some honwy sweetness to it with a trace of butter. Not half bad for a pilsnener, went well with the sandwich I had. Mouthfeel is thick enough and stays strong to the finish.

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