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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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
argo0 (11450) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 28, 2003
Clear straw body. Aroma is light sweet, tart, cheese. Taste is faint sweet, lemon, cheese, finishing lightly grassy. Light/medium body.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JUL 23, 2003
A slightly darker amber coloring than I expected in a pilsner, hazy and slightly golden with a quickly fading creamy head. Everything about this beer seems like it is gone to sson, from the head to the flavor to the aftertaste. Definitely something to try in between your other tastings.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JUL 20, 2003
Light pellucid auburn color. Prompt depletion of head but initially average sized and wispy white, nothing striking in the lacing. Delicately subtle floral hop aroma with an insignificant note of caramel followed by a sweatish musky presence. Gently dry and refreshingly bitter. Slightly sweet from a skoch of dry hopping. As a whole, this was a very clean refreshing beer, even though it lacks complexities, it makes up for it with a solid foundation and complete balance.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Steib (613) - Queen Creek, Arizona, USA - JUL 11, 2003
Golden light color with soft pillowy head. Not real bitter, flavor just melts in your mouth. A soft lingering aftertaste. I bet this is what American lagers tasted like many, many years ago.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jedsbrew (465) - Rhineland, Missouri, USA - JUL 9, 2003
UPDATED: OCT 18, 2003 Deep golden color, light on the carbonation with a clean hoppy aroma. Crisp and easy drinking, hopped just right, and a dry finish. A respectable pilsener, and one that I wouldn't hesitate to buy again. Praise the brewing gods that New Belgium chose not to put this in some sort of funky green bottle.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bowen008 (134) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 30, 2003
Malty good bodied brew. This beer goes well with a porch and hot dogs. Watch baseball and be proud this is an American beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aggie80 (785) - Michigan, USA - JUN 29, 2003
Excellent head with some lacing. Nice color and the hop/malt balance was very good. A good pilsner! Vacation 03

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 22, 2003
Aside from the fact I don't go looking for pilsner, on a trip to the brewery itself I gave it a shot,considering things usually get better closer to the source and it was...free!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joet (2158) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - MAY 18, 2003
An amazing feel with hop bitterness backed with water-mineral texture. Much more flavor -- mild neroli, hay, apple -- and feel than others of the style. An odd near raspy but easy finish. Screw Alamo, Lone Star, BudMillerCoors, Shiner -- this is my Texas Summer beer!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
jazz88 (2551) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 12, 2003
Bottle. A light golden color with a foamy white head. A lager hop and flowery aroma. Dry and crisp, but too much like a bad foreign lager.

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