Blue Paddle Pilsner - New Belgium Brewing
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Reviews by Zraly:
3.7/5 rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Nice golden yellow with an ample white head that laces nicely down my glass. Wonderful, fresh grassy smells with a mild note of citrusy sweetness.
Not too much power in regards to maltiness, but still appropriate flavors of honey and citrus. Clean, dry finish with a forward hop note. This is crisp and bubbley. Carbonation is plentiful.
This would be a nice transitional beer for someone who likes your standard American swill as they enter "micro" territory. And this would be a good time to turn on the grill and get some garden fresh veggies on it.
Serving type: bottle
08-15-2003 00:21:47 | More by Zraly
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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
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