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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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - FEB 24, 2004
Light gold/hay appearance, little head. Aromas are slight: wheat grass, oregano, citrus. The flavor is quite herbal, like an provincial herb tea, and somewhat in keeping with the wheatgrass aromas. A lemon farm in winter. Finish is crisp and bright, it cleanses the palate nicely. Outstanding late summer session beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brewess (43) - Iowa, USA - FEB 24, 2004
Golden yellow in color with a white head which leaves intricate lace to the bottom of the glass. The nose has more malt than the delicate hop aromas of a pilsner. Alive in the mouth, with a clean, crisp dryness. Grassiness to go with th e lawnmower.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
wulfhere (217) - Billings, Montana, USA - FEB 20, 2004
Light golden hue with a moderate head that left decent lace trailing down the glass. Nose is subtle malt, a hint of yeasty banana, virtually no hops. Taste has some good hop bitterness with a dry, somewhat astrigent finish. Nice enough, but the esters that seperate a good pilsner from a blah pilsner just seem to be missing here.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
punklawyer (100) - USA - FEB 14, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 5, 2006 Fort Collins has lots of good pilseners but this is the finest. New Belgium can always be trusted.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Padron4KM (616) - 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 (3316) - 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 (1557) - Costa Mesa, California, 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.

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