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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
Hab40oz (242) - Grants Pass, Oregon, USA - JUL 5, 2004
I really like this beer even though it isn’t highly rated on this site. It has a very distinctly sweet taste and little hop aroma. very deep flavor for most pilsner brews. I am very impressed

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
biscuitbagger (16) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 23, 2004
This beer has a good strong palate and and flavor. It is a classic pilsner, but much much better than a Miller. You can also smell something other than that classic Bud smell that is reall just alcohol in water. I would buy this again, if the price was nice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 17, 2004
This is a good "beer" beer. It has a traditional beer taste. If you are looking for something that tastes like the big 3 with more punch than this is a good beer. Much more bitter with an aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jsquire (3757) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - JUN 3, 2004
Bottle. Golden yellow color with a foamy white head. Lively on the palate. Citrus notes that almost reminded me of limes. Clean and crisp. Nice micro lager.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Falconseye8 (542) - Evans, Colorado, USA - MAY 25, 2004
Another beer courtesy of Phillybeer. Nice head out of the bottle, some lacing. Nice flavoring for a Pilsner. Sweet, citrusy, hoppy all at the same time. A superior pilsner beer. I’m not a big pilsner fan but this again was very good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - MAY 20, 2004
Disappointing. Amber with frothy white head. Aroma was nondescript. Fizzy, watery body and an unremarkable flavor. New Belgium can and does do lots better.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brodie (540) - Blowing Rock, North Carolina, USA - MAY 6, 2004
Flowery, fruity hop aroma - smells like maybe an American derivative of a noble hop. Grainy, corn flaky malt flavor, moderate hop flavor. Medium bitterness. Not a bad American pilsner.

   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.

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