Blue Paddle Pilsner - New Belgium Brewing
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Reviews by JednoPivoProsim:
3.25/5 rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Poured from a 12 fl. oz. bottle into a pint glass. Best before: 24FEB13. This beer is probably the first US craft beer I ever bought, 10 years ago while living in Colorado. Also, New Belgium was the first brewery tour I ever went on!
Appearance: Pours a golden pilsner body with a decent white head.
Smell: Standard grassy hop aroma. Nothing overpowering. Pleasant.
Taste: Pretty light flavor. Not very malty nor hoppy. A little bitterness on the back end, but not a whole lot of aftertaste. I like my pale lagers with a bit more depth.
Mouthfeel: Again, pretty light and thin. I prefer a beer that coats the mouth.
Overall: Unfortunately, I'm not too excited about this one. I was looking for a good go-to pilsner to replace my Sierra Nevada Summerfest when it goes out of season and I'm afraid the Blue Paddle just isn't it.
Serving type: bottle
10-11-2012 22:20:45 | More by JednoPivoProsim
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3.64/5 rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Pours a pale golden amber, one finger of thinly foamy,puffy offwhite head, which leaves a nice layered striata of lace, slow ebbing.
Smells of mildly crisp grainy pale malt, dry lemon, metallic earthy, grassy ,leafy hops. Taste is lightk funky leafy, grassy hops, gritty pale malt, a touch of crispy cracker, stale lemon, and a stony flintiness.
The carboantion is a bit tight, but mostly wanly frothy, the body medium light in weight, a bit edgy in its smoothness. It finishes on the dry side, lightly zingy from the obvious noble hops.
An adequate old-school pils, a bit soft around the edges, yet more or less drinkable, and duly thirstquenching.
Serving type: on-tap
02-24-2014 23:33:58 | More by biboergosum
3.11/5 rDev -12.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
The label on this beer says Pilsner/Lager. I guess there is such a thing as a combination of Pilsner and Lager.
Appearance: Golden hue, very slight copper tones. Half a finger of head, good aeration dissipates quickly.
Aroma: Malty with some sweet melon tones.
Taste: Barley, some very subtle hops. No sweetness despite the sweet melon aroma. Very straight barley taste, no complexity.
Mouthfeel: Nothing significant to report.
Overall: OK, not sure that I would buy another 6-pack of this one.
Serving type: bottle
02-14-2014 12:05:29 | More by ppvora
Blue Paddle Pilsner from New Belgium Brewing
81 out of 100 based on 801 ratings.