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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brucebeacher (16) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 6, 2004
We tried a " few " glasses of this last year while on a camping\driving tour of Colorado. Loved the color and the hoppy smell. Not too bad for a Pilsner.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - MAY 6, 2004
Pours a nice golden color with a short lasting white head. aroma has a straw and hop smell, taste was very crisp with wheat taste and a nice bitterness throughout. Fairly dry but a decent pilsner.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
mockerboy (52) - Kansas, USA - MAY 5, 2004
Pours golden with a white head the quicky disappears. Not a good sign.The taste is crisp but overwhelmingly hoppy. Finishes very bitter. Not alot of pleasure coming from this one. I don’t thikn it’s new belgium thats to blame hear I just haven’t yet found a pilsner that I like. They all seem skunky to me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MrRomero (1976) - Nolanville, USA - APR 20, 2004
UPDATED: JUN 13, 2004 Pours a cloudy yellow with a thcik dissipating white head. Light metallic aroma. Light fruit notes and an ever so slight banana taste. Good mouthfeel well carbonated, and crisp but lacks any real flavor. Sour finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
bu11zeye (12112) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 18, 2004
(Bottle) Pours a pale yellow color with a medium-sized white head. Flavor of wheat and yeast.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sven (229) - Lancaster, California, USA - APR 14, 2004
As far as Pilsners go this one is not bad. Typical pale golden colour, lasting white head, nice lacing. Strong hop presence with a decent malt balance. Slight butteriness. I'll give this a few points extra as a handicap against my lager bias.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
weisinator (67) - USA - APR 5, 2004
Strong hop and malt aromas. Pale yellow with a creamy head. Lots of lacing all the way down the glass. Excellent malty flavor, with a hint of toasted malt and a little bit of hop flavor to work with the bitterness

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Alcoholist (570) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - APR 4, 2004
UPDATED: APR 5, 2004 Pale yellow colour with a medium head. Nose is mostly wheat . Flavour is wheat and yeast with very minimal hopping. essentially a boring german pilsner.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 4, 2004
Clear yellow with a thin frothy white head. Good smelling with citrus and hops and grass. The taste is thin and wheaty. Interesting and ovearll I think a darn good pilsner.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - APR 3, 2004
On tap in my local alehouse. A flowery malty nose that brings some hop aroma as well. Nothing special in the color department- looks like a pilsener. Hop flavor is not as biting as some pilseners. A subtle Belgian yeast zinger sneaks into the flavor. Much better on tap than in the bottle.

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