Blue Paddle Pilsner - New Belgium Brewing
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Ratings: 799 | Reviews: 368 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by Josievan:
3.6/5 rDev +0.8%
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
More User Reviews:
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 799 ratings.