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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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
mcaron45 (8) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 21, 2013
Caramel, bread, hay, floral, grass. Crisp, clean, very drinkable. Hops are spicy as I’d expect in a pilsner. Nice hops/malt balance. Very good!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
IPagan5 (48) - San Marcos, California, USA - MAR 21, 2015
Pours brite yellow and clear with substantial carbonation, some sweet malts no hops Nita lot of nada. May be good while hiking on hot day but nothing much for a flavorful beer drinker may like. Some what yeasty too.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
target242 (17) - USA - MAR 7, 2015
Very sippable Pilsner. Not too heavy and yet not too light. Poured with a nice head. Very clear and pleasing finish. Would drink on tap. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ttoadee (814) - Austin, Texas, USA - FEB 24, 2015
Light gold pour, decent white head. Nose is toasted pilsner malt, hint Euro hops. Bitter. Middle is bread, and cereal. Finish is light bitterness. Eh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
maltman53 (421) - Corrales, New Mexico, USA - FEB 15, 2015
Bottle pours straw gold with a lasting thin lace. Grainy, with lemongrass notes on the nose, lemony, malty medium bodied palate. Overall, I disagree with the low score on this beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ordybill (414) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - JAN 22, 2015
Poured from a 12 OZ. bottle into a pint glass. Aroma- Has a primary malt aroma with some lemon zest thrown in. Appearance- A clear yellow color with a small white head Taste- Has a good malt flavor with a citrus backdrop Palate- a creamy medium bodied beer with moderate carbonation. Overall- Not a bad brew. I would drink this again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ed5388 (2410) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - JAN 6, 2015
12oz bottle from Ptaz. Poured a crystal clear golden color with a finger of foamy white head. Aroma and taste of skunk, grass, grain, lager yeast, and a hint of lemon. Meh

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jbuskirk (534) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - DEC 11, 2014
It’s winter, so it’s only natural that I decided to drink, er, Blue Paddle Pilsener? Okay, so it’s a little counterintuitive, but I figured, "Ah hell, why not?" Happily New Belgium’s brew works in decidedly non-pilsener weather, too. Blue Paddle has a straw color body and clean head. Smells of bread and some lively hops. Taste is smooth and there’s just enough hop bitterness to keep it from being too sweet. Finish is clean and bright. Blue Paddle may not be particularly exciting, but it’s a no-nonsense thirst quencher... even in the winter.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
AbbeyRoade (437) - Missouri, USA - DEC 10, 2014
Bleh. Sour, skunky hop in this one. Not much there to be proud of. Like a bad version of a pale ale, this one is.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
loubar (138) - Los Gatos, California, USA - NOV 29, 2014
12oz. bottle from BevMo. Clear yellow brew with white head. Aroma a little skunky, perhaps sour hops. Taste is very light malt at the start and then a blend of mostly sour hops with a bitter finish. Clean and crisp. Seems to be missing a moderating malt or bread-like fullness. Thin palate. Not memorable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mpontikis (38) - Virginia, USA - NOV 8, 2014
Decent pilsner. Light going down and more of a summer time beer. Decent but not one if their best

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