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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 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Padron4KM (611) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - FEB 7, 2004
Not much to say about this beer. Pour is golden with a frothy white head that leaves clumps of lacing behind. Aroma is doughy, maybe a little lemon in the background. Flavor is a little lacking, citrusy with a lttle bit of spice. Finish is crisp and clean. just okay

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MMM...Beer (385) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 25, 2004
New Belgium comes through again. I'm not even much of a Pilsner fan but this one got my attention. A very nice, cris brew (as Pils shouls be) with a citrusy start and a hoppy finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Terminus (3308) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - JAN 18, 2004
UPDATED: MAY 5, 2005 ReRate-Ok, I just had another bottle of this stuff and i must say, Its pretty good. Pours pale yellow with a nice sudsy white head. good lacing as well. Big spicy, grainy aroma with nice german hop accents. Flavors are sweet, a little grainy and nice german hops. I think this is a great light lager for the summer! bottle-After having the great Sierra Blanca Pilsner just before this one, I must say that this beer falls very short. Very unbalanced and not all there. Boring palate with some spicy hops in the finish. pretty basic, but i guess I would take it if it was all that was any good....

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
haddon90 (1533) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 11, 2004
Clear golden, pale yellow color. Not much of an aroma, but some malt. Dry, smooth taste. Malty flavor. Pretty decent. One of the better beers from New Belgium.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BierBauch (784) - Cape Coral Waterfront Wonderland, Florida, USA - JAN 9, 2004
Pours a light gold with very little head. Aroma is a bit metallic with a slight detection of hops. Has a light body that is crisp. Flavor is a grainy malt with a bitter finish. Overall not very good. I'd take Warsteiner over this one any day.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - JAN 3, 2004
Lovely gold with nice white head that leaves lace on the glass. A well balanced and flavorful pilsner. Would be a great summer beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gromit (479) - Port Orchard, Washington, USA - DEC 24, 2003
Soooo much better than Fat Tire, but still not great... Pours a golden yellow with not much head but with all the carbonation it leaves behind a suprising amount of lacing. Smells light and citrusy with a hint of hops. Tastes okay but it's lacking something. There's a light taste of hops and a lemony hint of citrus, but for some reason I'm picturing apples Mouthfeel is carbonated water. There really isn't much there. Drinkability? I'd grab one if I was thirsty, yeah. And I could have several without problems. But there are too many better pilsners out there for the money.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
BBB63 (6343) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - DEC 20, 2003
Straw hue with fizzy white head and some lace. The aroma hinted of grassy and aromatic hops, biscuit, leathery yeast, lemon. The taste starts sweet with a monor bitter off-tone. A citric undertone shines through but quickly disappears to the light buttery malt and lingering bitterness. The mouthfeel was watery and not a crisp as would like in a pils. Okay I guess, nothing to seek out.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jzzbassman (1523) - New Albany, Mississippi, USA - DEC 4, 2003
Bought a single of this just to try, but it was not all that interesting. Decent pils but I wish it had more snappy hops.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
AlabastorJones (810) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 23, 2003
UPDATED: NOV 27, 2003 This is a pretty good lager, but it's still a lager. The palate on this has a little more body to it than most of the watery lagers ive come across. Definatly not New Belgium's strongest effort.

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