Blue Paddle Pilsner - New Belgium Brewing
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2.38/5 rDev -32.8%
Light golden straw. No head. continuous bubbles from etching in glass. Superb clarity. Smells a touch skunky over the base of straw scented malts. Bitter pilsner flavor. Taste is a bit too bitter for a good pilsner style, more like a kolsch.
12-21-2010 06:30:41 | More by harrymel
2.48/5 rDev -29.9%
Poured from a 12oz. bottle, into a pint glass. The beer poured a clear straw, forming a very thin 1/4 inch head, that faded quickly, leaving very light lacing on the glass. The aroma is extremely skunky. Unfortunately, that is all I can detect. The taste is a light balance of hops and malts. Nothing that really stands out. Light mouthfeel. Overall, its an easy beer to drink, but far from enjoyable. The smell is terrible, and the taste is anything but great. I would recommend looking elsewhere for a German style pilsner. Maybe I got a bad bottle, but if this is the what it normally tastes like, I wont be trying this again.
03-10-2007 10:01:06 | More by beeragent
2.53/5 rDev -28.5%
Served in a bottle poured in a pint glass.
A- Very transparent yellow color with about two+ finger width's of head.
S- Very light hop and malt scents. Very close to not really having that much of a scent, but there is a slight presence of both in the aroma. Also has somewhat of a yeast-like scent.
T- If there is one thing I can say for certain about the taste it's that it is a little sweet. Wouldn't really say that is too malty or hoppy. Sort of a bland yeast like taste.
M- Bland flavor makes it a smooth beer. Definitely not too bitter or malty.
D- It's fairly drinkable, but a little too bland for me.
Overall it's too bland of a beer for me.
01-06-2009 05:07:59 | More by Bagman007
Blue Paddle Pilsner from New Belgium Brewing
80 out of 100 based on 1,009 ratings.