Blue Paddle Pilsner - New Belgium Brewing
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Reviews by musicman575:
2.55/5 rDev -28.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
Wow, what a thick moussy head. Two fingers worth that could nearly form peaks like beat egg whites. I could see the texture of the beer swirling and convecting within my icy glass.
I didn't smell the usual hoppiness, nor did I taste it, until the very last sip. What a light beer. The smokiness left on the palate was characteristically New Belgium, but the pilsener itself is rather atypical. Perhaps this is a ploy to get "big 3" drinkers interested in beer.
I could have easily chugged several glasses, but it didn't quite hit the spot.
Serving type: on-tap
10-06-2010 13:35:27 | More by musicman575
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3.74/5 rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
16oz glass, at the New Belgium debut party in Alberta, at the Craft Beer Market in Calgary - I've arrived right on time, and it's already getting packed in here!
This beer pours a pale golden amber colour, with one finger of thinly foamy and puffy off-white head, which leaves a nice layered strata of weeping lace around the glass as it slowly ebbs away.
It smells of mildly crisp and grainy pale malt, dry lemon, and somewhat metallic earthy, grassy, and leafy hops. The taste is lightly funky leafy and grassy hops, gritty pale malt, a touch of crispy cracker, stale lemon, and a stony flintiness.
The carbonation is a bit tight at times, but mostly just wanly frothy, the body medium-light in weight, and a bit edgy in its smoothness. It finishes on the dry side, still kind of zingy from the obvious noble hops.
An adequate and capable old-school pilsener, a bit soft around the edges, yet more or less drinkable, and duly thirst-quenching. A pleasant start to this cornucopia of a beer experience I have ahead of me this evening.
Serving type: on-tap
02-24-2014 23:33:58 | More by biboergosum
Blue Paddle Pilsner from New Belgium Brewing
81 out of 100 based on 810 ratings.