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RATINGS: 777   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 11/20
odannyob (99) - Colorado, USA - JUL 11, 2009
UPDATED: JUN 14, 2015 as it is, and probably should always be, it’s in one’s own taste buds and, i have always enjoyed this pilsener/lager, especially in it’s complex aftertastes lingering like a cool breeze rippling across a still pond; however, the aftertastes’ev been changed of late and lingers long no more.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Erzengel (5888) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - OCT 6, 2015
Many thanks to Chris for this bottle! Smooth mild but nice bittered. Czech-typical sweetish mild. The bitterness is intense, dry-mild in the end. Round and fresh, easy to drink. Nice copy of this Czech style!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
frankenkitty (1982) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - SEP 29, 2015
Clear, golden body under a one-finger, foamy white head that did not foam away instantly. Pale malt aroma with peppery hops behind. Balanced flavor with a gentle malt sweetness giving way to fresh herbal and pepper notes that linger. Crisp, effervescent feel in the mouth while the body itself is more hearty. Good session beer. ~~~~ 12 oz. bottle from a friend at a BBQ.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
gregwilsonstl (1498) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 28, 2015
Yellow fizzy stuff. Tastes like a buttery biscuit. Smells like corn. Not my preferred style. Can drink this all day.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beer_rookie (189) - Arkansas, USA - SEP 23, 2015
Pours a straw color. Very clear. About one finger head. Very nice lacing and retention. Pretty well carbonated.

Aroma is hoppy. It smells like a pilsener. Nothing fancy or notable.

Taste is also like a pils. It’s hoppy, slightly malty. It’s earthy. It’s good, it’s true to form, but there’s nothing out of place. Not that that is bad. If I’m at a restaurant and I order mac and cheese and it has apple chunks in it, I would observe that as a bad thing. If it had chorizo in it, I might think of it as a good thing. Same with this, it’s nothing odd, special, or different.

Mouthfeel is quite crisp, refreshing. It’s pretty dry. It’s medium-light body. Again, nothing special. It’s true to style.

Overall, it’s good. It’s not great. But certainly a solid pils. If I were thirsty for a pilsener, I would certainly not be shy of this. Sorry Miller Lite, this is a good true pils.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rperez (194) - Florida, USA - SEP 13, 2015
Just a great beer! Lovely color and very refreshing and crisp! Very little aftertaste, perfect summer days beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
deyholla (8605) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 12, 2015
Bottle thanks to Kyle! Pours a clear gold with near white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a good amount of grain and bread with a touch of straw. Flavor has a good amount of sweet grains and straw with a touch of grass.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
RRistow12 (477) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - SEP 7, 2015
Tasted from can. Pours a clear gold with white head. Aroma is grassy, grains and a little medicinal. Taste is mild to moderately sweet with no bitterness. Flavors of caramel, grass, hay. Overall above average for a Pilsner. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Obfuscate (314) - Minneapolis, - AUG 30, 2015
Not bad but really so many better pilsners. Little too bready not clean enough for a summer pilsner.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dal9000 (331) - Ohio, USA - AUG 23, 2015
Pours pale yellow with a big white head. Aroma of wheat. Initial taste of wheaty dry yeast with a dry finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Strangebrewer (1014) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 15, 2015
bottle. Poured clear amber with a white head. Light sweet malt aroma. Medium body, creamy-ish carbonation with a moderate dry finish. Caramel malt with some herbal hop flavour.

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