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Blue Paddle Pilsner - New Belgium Brewing

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BA SCORE
80
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1,017 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,017
Reviews: 382
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 12.71%
Wants: 18
Gots: 63 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 07-18-2001)
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rhoadsrage

Illinois

3.48/5  rDev -1.7%

(Served in a strange) best before 06feb11
A- This beer has a very slight hazy golden yellow body with a thick white foam and a strong carbonation of big bubbles that popped to the surface.
S- The slightly sweet sulfur green aroma had some noble hop qualities to it with a hint of DMS, dried leaves and a cooked corn butter note in the finish.
T- The soft clean dry pine note along with some Noble hop bite in the finish gave way to a carbonic acid drieness in the finish. The hop bite lingered a bit after the finish.
M- Medium mouthfeel with a full fizz in the finish.
D- This beer was pretty clean with a few off flavors.

01-05-2011 20:39:38 | More by rhoadsrage
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josiahschlender

Oregon

3.48/5  rDev -1.7%

Pretty good looks from this New Belgium lager. Clear yellow with an ample white/clear cap that leaves surprising lacing.

Muted malts and some grassy hops on the nose. I'm getting more into the craft brewery takes on European lagers. Not the best aromas I've whiffed, but not bad.

Pretty good flavors, clean, bready malts, hay/grass hop notes and moderate bittering at the end. Straightforward, and solid.

Moderate body gives this beer a good substantial feel while remaining pretty refreshing. Not a light beer you don't even notice, but I like that.

Price/quality ratio often factors into my drinkability score, and here, it is a downside to this beer. Maybe it's cheaper in Colorado, but I'd rather spring for a cheaper Full Sail Sessions as a go-to basic, tasty lager. Otherwise, a quite drinkable, pleasant brew.

11-23-2008 01:58:48 | More by josiahschlender
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HoustonTX

Texas

3.48/5  rDev -1.7%

A - Lovely pale yellow, with an excellent creamy off white head. Ultra carbonated, and great lacing and retention. One of the best looking Pilsners that I have seen.

S - Smell is full of malt, and a hint of vanilla.

T - Taste is one dimensonal, but it's a great flavor. Wheat upfront. Noble hops hit the tongue first, and are relentless. Good bitterness, doesn't last long. But, long enough for the next sip. Mouthfeel is well-carbonated, and light on the palate. Drinkability is excellent.

A great Pilsner, and an incredible sessioner. Highly recommended.

08-11-2006 23:54:28 | More by HoustonTX
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PaleAlien2

Nebraska

3.48/5  rDev -1.7%

Clear golden in color. Looks disturbingly macro.

Smells good and bad. Nice malt scent is tarnished slightly by an underlying grain/rice skunkiness.

Tastes a lot better than it looks. Nice malt flavor with a hint of biscuit.

Nice medium body. Carbonation sting in the finish.

07-04-2009 02:19:11 | More by PaleAlien2
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Kyle987

Minnesota

3.48/5  rDev -1.7%

Tea-colored, a light yellow-tan. Thin head goes quickly, except for an outer ring that stays to the end.

Strong, fresh scent of grains, particularly corn.

Taste is interesting, but not spectacular. Grainy, with a bit of bitterness at the finish. Very fresh.

Mouthfeel is good; not watery, not too heavy.

This beer is quite good and plenty drinkable, but nothing really stands out about it.

06-27-2008 02:14:16 | More by Kyle987
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sockeye101

Washington

3.48/5  rDev -1.7%

Pils are not my forte, but NB has made a nice one. Appearance was crystal clear pale yellow with a fluffy white head that had nice retention and left nice lacing. Smells were malty, a bit floral and grassy, all around common pils aromas. Tastes were well balance with a hoppy bitterness up front followed by a balanced malty grassy flavor in the middle and ending with a lasting bitterness. Mouthfeel was a bit dry and slightly thin. A beer worth drinking, no doubt....great for summer days, bbqs, etc.

04-20-2007 04:30:38 | More by sockeye101
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Adamthome1

Nebraska

3.48/5  rDev -1.7%

12 oz, best by 9/14/10, so a little old, but unnoticeable

Small head that dissipiated almost completely within a couple minutes.

Light grainy smell, not much there

Very smooth on the palate, hardly any hop taste, lower than most Pilsner's which I like. Very sweet flavor comes out and is most notecable in the aftertaste

You could easily have a few of these at a time without getting worn out, very refreshing and enjoyable.

10-27-2010 00:55:50 | More by Adamthome1
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GossageBrewery

Missouri

3.49/5  rDev -1.4%

Poured this Czech style Pilsener from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Poured a clear golden color, produced a nice off white head, nice retention and lacing. The aroma consisted of pale malt and citrus. Light in body, base of sweet malted grain, floral hops and lemon citrus. Overall, this is a easy drinking beer, nice session beer, not very complex but it's worth a try.

03-02-2013 03:09:38 | More by GossageBrewery
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Turbo

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

10-06-2013 00:57:15 | More by Turbo
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Bitzer

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

03-07-2014 00:11:54 | More by Bitzer
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SD-Alefan

South Dakota

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

03-30-2014 01:43:30 | More by SD-Alefan
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wattoclone

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

07-18-2014 16:32:55 | More by wattoclone
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timontheroad

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

06-30-2014 05:16:04 | More by timontheroad
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sgttibbs

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

05-29-2012 13:32:59 | More by sgttibbs
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Auraan

Arizona

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

08-02-2013 00:30:42 | More by Auraan
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ste5venla

California

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

10-31-2012 19:37:48 | More by ste5venla
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RDW

Nebraska

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

03-03-2012 20:36:04 | More by RDW
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KingEdward

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

06-21-2013 21:41:14 | More by KingEdward
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hsus0225

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

08-14-2014 22:49:25 | More by hsus0225
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king75

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

02-11-2014 00:51:46 | More by king75
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tdm168

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

09-15-2013 18:04:19 | More by tdm168
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Danflurry

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

03-15-2013 00:50:50 | More by Danflurry
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cliff1066

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

12-24-2012 05:43:46 | More by cliff1066
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bconsidine

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

06-18-2012 19:06:26 | More by bconsidine
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MikeThumel

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

07-26-2014 17:03:03 | More by MikeThumel
Blue Paddle Pilsner from New Belgium Brewing
80 out of 100 based on 1,017 ratings.