Blue Paddle Pilsner - New Belgium Brewing
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Reviews by ZenAgnostic:
3.98/5 rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Bottom right of front label stamped BEST BEFORE 18DEC11.
Appearance - Pours hazy light golden yellow body with a big white loose head with good stick and good retention.
Smell - Mild sweet corn with no muskiness. Almost a first for the style. Mild to moderate spicy hop presence.
Taste - Full bodied up front. Honey sweet malt, bready yeast, and spicy hop which dissipates quickly and cleanly, leaving only a faint bitter lime-peel aftertaste. A little too mild overall, and lacks much complexity.
Mouthfeel - Light to medium bodied. Somewhat refreshing. Acidic. Somewhat astringent. Frothy head offers almost no consistency. Somewhat clean finish.
Overall Drinkability - Pretty decent American made German-style pils. A little too acidic and not quite refreshing enough. Otherwise it might have been a letter grade higher.
Serving type: bottle
11-09-2011 01:39:56 | More by ZenAgnostic
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
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