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Blue Paddle Pilsner - New Belgium Brewing

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1,124 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,124
Reviews: 391
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 13.03%
Wants: 20
Gots: 104 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Czech Pilsener |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: kbub6f on 07-18-2001

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5/5  rDev +41.6%

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5/5  rDev +41.6%

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5/5  rDev +41.6%

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5/5  rDev +41.6%

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5/5  rDev +41.6%

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4.8/5  rDev +36%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This is one of THE best American pils I've ever had. You could not taste the difference between this beer and most German pils blind. No way.

Standard pilsener hue under clingy foam fingers. Aromas of grass, dandelions and fresh donuts. Just a perfectly balanced malt and hop concoction so ultimately drinkable I wish I had a case of cases in the basement. Rivals the best out of Duetschland.

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4.75/5  rDev +34.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +34.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +34.6%

This is a crisp, dry, refreshing brew -the way pilsner ought to be - particularly nice for summer, but I'd drink it year-round.

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4.75/5  rDev +34.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +34.6%

Photo of MrNuggets
4.68/5  rDev +32.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I wish more American breweries made beer like this. It seems the the style is somewhat underappreciated around these parts. So maybe from now on I will only put in reviews for lager I feel are overlooked? A great was the show my displeasure with the shunning of such wonderful beers!

The beer is golden. Smells of grassy hops. Tastes like a pilsner. Feels like a pilsner. I could drink it all day.

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4.6/5  rDev +30.3%

Photo of Mitchster
4.6/5  rDev +30.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Brewed with Pale, Munich, Carapils, and Aromatic malts. Hopped with Saaz, Liberty, and Magnum hops. 33 IBU.

Pours out to a brilliantly clear pale golden, forming a tall rocky white head with excellent retention and beautiful lacing. Carbonation is moderate. Aroma is very nice with very fresh, wonderfully bready malt complex, delicately balanced by spicy noble hops and grain husk. Very crisp and clean ferment. Mouthfeel is excellent with a nice spicy and spritzy start but then followed by a very smooth finish and medium-light body. Taste starts with Saaz hops, with floral and slightly leafy character, followed by that wonderful trademark NBCC bready malt complex...the grain husk is at a perfect level, and the bitterness is exactly where it should be...providing a nice counterbalance to the malts, but adding a spicy and thirst-quenching finish. Very cleanly fermented with no perceptable off-flavors or alcohol.

This is an outstanding pilsener, equaling some of the finest European pilseners on tap. Probably the best American pilsener I've ever had, and it's only better on tap at the brewery. At $6.99/6'er, this is an absolute steal. Highly recommended!

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4.56/5  rDev +29.2%

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4.55/5  rDev +28.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

What a terrific beer. I love real pilsner's, and its hard to find a good pilsner in the states. The wonderful hop aroma and body to this pilsner really make it stand out from other pilsner offerings.

Golden color, great carbonation, nice aroma... anyone in the mood for sausage & mustard?

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4.5/5  rDev +27.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +27.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +27.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +27.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +27.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +27.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +27.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +27.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Obtained from the brewery and consumed very fresh. Reviewed from notes. Pours a three finger white fluffy clingy head of fine sticky bubbles. Crystal clear and very light straw in color with many streamers racing to the top. Smells potently hops. Noble, not quite Hallertauer, but I'd guess a hop derived from a Hallertauer parent. A bit of earthy, a bit of honey, and a tinge of tin. Malt is far below the hops and has a hint of cardboard. Otherwise, it's clean. Just a hop dragging down my nose. Tastes clean fresh malt with a heavy sort of saazy hop flavor. The hops lighten in the end to a clean, somewhat citrusy, finish. This hop experience is supported throughout by a bright honey flavor. A touch of grassy hop character stands up as the beer goes down the throat. Nice dry finish witha lingering tin-like hop aftertaste. The dry-mixed with the hops almost comes across as a flavor like a raspberry seed. Pretty amazing lacing on the inside of the glass. Md body and moderate-heavy carbonation.

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4.5/5  rDev +27.5%

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Blue Paddle Pilsner from New Belgium Brewing
80 out of 100 based on 1,124 ratings.