RATINGS: 807   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03/5   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 (148) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
aracauna (3567) - Georgia, USA - NOV 18, 2016
Not their best offering. The malt isn’t quite dry enough and the hips not quite assertive enough to be in the best of style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ChadPolenz (1784) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - NOV 1, 2016
2015 BJCP Category: 3B Czech Premium Pale Lager

AROMA: Light sweet grainy malt; slight bread character. Light floral/spicy hops. Clean fermentation. 8/12

APPEARANCE: Crystal clear golden hue; plenty of CO2 bubbles. Large, white frothy head retains and laces well. 3/3

FLAVOR: Standard lager base palette with light blonde malt character throughout. No maize or adjunct flavor. Mild spicy hop sensation on the finish. Clean fermentation. Decent flavor, but not as robust or complex as should be for the style. 13/20

MOUTHFEEL: Medium-light body; medium carbonation. Crisp and refreshing with a moderate starchy aftertaste, otherwise clean and quaffable. 3/5

OVERALL IMPRESSION: Probably better considered as an International lager as the ingredients are not true to the style. Still, quite enjoyable and easy to drink. 7/10


NOTE: I am a rank-pending BJCP judge. I am reviewing commercial beer to BJCP specs to hone my judging skills.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
KevinReddirt (129) - Midland, Texas, USA - OCT 28, 2016
The 12 oz. bottle came out of New Belgium’s Folly 12 pack. Doubt I would have tried it otherwise, just not my style. Poured into a globe glass with a decent appearing golden yellow color. Very little head and what there was promptly thinned out. Attractive bubbling though. Small nose, hay and grass. Taste of grain, water, nothing extraordinary. Reminds me of a big brew light beer. Maybe I am spoiled by the more challenging beers.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
gyllenbock (8690) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 9, 2016
Sample at SBWF 2016. A bit hazy golden with a white head. Aroma and taste of bread, grass, light fruit and some hops. Fairly light and with a medium bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
CMcGraw (24) - Spartanburg, South Carolina, USA - OCT 4, 2016
Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pilsner glass. Clear golden color with thin head. Little overwhelming straw taste for my preference. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Claves77 (260) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 1, 2016
One of the better pills is out there. Good and crisp. Your mind after taste. Out of a can on a golf course.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
UDBeernut (2871) - Saint Johns, Florida, USA - SEP 22, 2016
Out of the bottle with dinner at home tonight. Light bitterness with some grass and light malt. Light body. Easy for giluping but oretty forgetable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Holdwine (1214) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 13, 2016
Not exactly "Czech style", but nice enough. Quite easy to drink, no creaminess, but a serviceable hop profile. Floral and crisp.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
cheap (5707) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 8, 2016
Looking forward to trying this bottle, never saw it before round here. Looks pale clear and refreshing enough. Smells like its gonna a be a strong tasting pilsner, and it is. Lots of sharper old country pilsner effects. Good sizzle as well which seems to make it more enjoyable. Getting better as the session continues. Finishes with a decent enough pilsner kick.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
brownaler (620) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - SEP 7, 2016
Hazy golden appearance with a bit of malt grassy hops can a flat finish. Drinkable, but not the best of lagers.

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