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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.


3.4
   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.

3.5
   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.

3.3
   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.

3.5
   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

2.9
   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!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joet (2138) - 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!

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
jazz88 (2545) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 8/20
pcprof (6) - USA - MAY 8, 2003 does not count
A good Pllsner. This is what Budwiser wishes it was. Nice color, dry finish

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Pulley36 (5) - USA - MAY 2, 2003 does not count
Just awful. How much more bitter can you get? I expect much better from New Belgium. Tastes like it was brewed with potash. Insanely bitter.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
dev (50) - Savannah, Missouri, USA - APR 27, 2003
Amber color, thick white head,lace all the way. Bitterness overpowers the sweetness in this brew. So far this is my least favorite from this company.


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