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Blue Paddle Pilsner - New Belgium Brewing

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935 Ratings
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Ratings: 935
Reviews: 374
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 12.96%
Wants: 12
Gots: 36 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Czech Pilsener |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 07-18-2001)
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Josievan

Iowa

3.6/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a transparent golden hue with a meager head and decent lacing.

Smell: Hops are the main aroma here, smell is not especially strong.

Taste: There's a refreshing bitterness from the hops. You can tell this is a true pilsener brewed using barley malt, as opposed to corn or rice. However, the hops certainly dominate the malt. Has that distinct New Belgium hop characteristic.

Mouthfeel: Light-bodied, with a slight bite. More hop flavor comes through with the finish and leaves a mildly bitter aftertaste.

Drinakbility: Light body and low ABV makes it easy to have a few. Plus there's enough flavor to keep one returning to this.

Notes: This beer is rather unexciting, but thats a moot point because excitement is not what a pilsener aims for. In terms of style, this beer definitely succeeds in the hop bitterness, refreshment, flavor, and drinkability categories. It seems to me this beer would make a great introduction to craft beer to a macro drinker.

Serving type: bottle

12-07-2009 19:35:01 | More by Josievan
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Blue Paddle Pilsner from New Belgium Brewing
81 out of 100 based on 935 ratings.