Blue Paddle Pilsner - New Belgium Brewing
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Reviews by swizzlenuts:
3.35/5 rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
The nose on the beer is quite grainy and bready; pretty much your standard smelling German Pilsner. Maybe a slight bit of hops at the end. The beer is brilliantly clear with a nice white fluffy head with okay head retention. Looks like a great pilsner. There is a bready flavour in the background with a nice bitterness. You can definitely taste the spicy noble hops with each sip. The balance is pretty good, but the beer isn't as clean as I'd like a pilsner to be; it's just not crisp enough. The flavours are quite mild, and I'd like more maltiness in the beer. Besides that, it's a decent tasting pilsner The mouthfeel is medium and good. Pretty drinkable brew as well.
Serving type: bottle
06-13-2009 01:21:39 | More by swizzlenuts
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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.