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Blue Paddle Pilsner - New Belgium Brewing

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Ratings: 1,016
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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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

06-24-2014 23:40:33 | More by KAP1356
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3.28/5  rDev -7.3%

A light bodied Pilsner. Clear gold color with a moderate white head that retreats with just a trace of lacing.

The aroma is light malt and herbal hops.

Very light malt flavor, definite hoppy bitterness and flavor, especially in the aftertaste.

Fairly crisp and refreshing.

Not a real premium Pilsner but very drinkable.

06-29-2005 04:03:42 | More by whynot44
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4/5  rDev +13%

11-15-2011 08:17:12 | More by ithinkimasofa
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3.93/5  rDev +11%

Golden straw in color with a rocky white head. This leaves a nice lace along the glass.

The nose is very aromatic with notes of grain, grass, and noble hops.

Plenty of crisp maltiness in the taste with a grainy character. The hops are very pleasant and bode well for this pilsner. The grain bill and hops blend together perfectly for just the right overall character of pilsner malt and noble hops. Spicy hops and just a hint of lemon zest add a nice depth.

There is a sharp bite in the finish and a crisp clean feel on the tongue in the aftertaste.

This is a very nice version of a german pils. New Belgium continues to please.

05-28-2010 23:23:52 | More by stewart124
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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

08-27-2014 17:27:48 | More by Artjsantos
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3.85/5  rDev +8.8%

This one is from Tayner, iirc. Thanks!

Pours out of the bottle a light golden color with good clarity.
Thin white head that fades to a sheet fairly quickly. There is some light lacing at the top of the glass.

The aroma is of bready malt and some floral hops. Very "light" smelling aroma. Clean smelling.

The flavor is crisp and light. Sweet bready malts up front with some lightly bitter floral hops in the middle, followed up by more sweet malts. Light and refreshing.

The mouthfeel is light, but a bit thin. Not quite enough carbonation for my liking for this style. Nice beer. Not bad, but there are some better ones out there.

08-12-2008 13:50:50 | More by Imstillthegman
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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

12-29-2012 00:04:45 | More by appetiteforparis
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

07-07-2014 00:39:57 | More by PGVG
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4/5  rDev +13%

10-27-2013 23:49:51 | More by ZachKelly
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New York

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

07-08-2014 01:46:11 | More by MarkJBurch
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3.54/5  rDev 0%

A: poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass, golden colored with a nice white head that lingers leaving some lacing, clear

S: toasty biscuit, pale malt, slight hops

T: slightly sweet up front, hops then appear showing bitterness, crisp, clean, dry at the end

M: thinner with high carbonation

O: nice bitterness for a Pilsener, uncomplex, refreshing

08-31-2013 00:16:02 | More by M_C_Hampton
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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

09-19-2012 03:34:54 | More by swgwilt
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North Carolina

3.83/5  rDev +8.2%

My favorite part of this was the fact that it was absolutely free and I could drink it while floating around a family friend's pool. I'm enjoying New Belgium more and more when I can find it and this one hits the spot on a hot summer day. Not my favorite style, but hits every mark in terms of comparable characteristics. Worth a try.

07-25-2006 02:43:24 | More by Backer2004
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3.63/5  rDev +2.5%

This reminded me of many of the European lager/pils offerings. I was impressed with its very fresh taste and hoppy snap on the finish. A very nice interpretation of a pils. I wish it were available in my neck of the woods. Good stuff.

03-13-2002 08:35:09 | More by proc
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3.68/5  rDev +4%

Pours golden with a white head. Nothing great but not water with a yellow tint.

Lemon and soft biscuit in the nose. Honey comes out as it warms. Not a lot going on but what it does have is pleasant, though it does lack a noticable hop presence.

Taste is similar, with nothing really standing out, good or bad. Clean and balanced, doesn't taste like cheap grain. Light bodied without being thin and finishes dry and slightly bitter.

Pleasant but nothing to rave about.

02-07-2010 03:01:26 | More by brownbeer
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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

06-11-2014 21:52:51 | More by dsshuck
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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

02-07-2014 03:17:29 | More by OgreSanchez
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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

05-30-2012 01:13:46 | More by Ispeakforthetrees
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3/5  rDev -15.3%

11-22-2011 00:01:53 | More by KC9LDB
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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

07-21-2014 10:34:25 | More by Amp
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4/5  rDev +13%

08-02-2014 19:02:49 | More by Wobbly
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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

A: Pours golden clear color, good bubbly head, good lacing
S: Peppery, grassy and slighly fruity (apple possibly)
T: Sharp hoppy flavor, bitter/dry finish
M: Light bodied, about right on with the carbonation
D: Not my style of choice normally but this is a very good beer in my opinion, would try again

10-31-2006 23:13:11 | More by loren01
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3.58/5  rDev +1.1%

I received a single 12 once capped bottle from my BA buddy imacoug. I poured it into a Pilsner glass that had been chilled.

A: It poured a slightly cloudy yellow-gold body that exploded with a shower of bubbles. It had a enormous four finger head after an aggressive pour. The head was off white and sticky with medium to large bubbles. A thick sticky curtain followed the head down the side of the glass.

S: It had the aroma of dilute citrus and mandarin oranges along with light yeast and spicy aromic hops.

T: It had a nice creamy malty front (not sweet) followed and dominated by a dilute citrus bite that announced itself with a zingy zesty burst of hoppy flavor.

M: It is a light to medium bodied brew with a biting hoppy profile that is not sour and lingers without souring in the mouth after the swig if finished. It is moderately carbonated giving it a zesty mouth feel throughout.

D: It is a nice Pilsener that benefits from some time breathing before drinking. Its not my drink of choice but a nice brew when eating spicy food, pizzas and Mexican dishes.

11-26-2007 04:24:57 | More by dnichols
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

12-28-2011 10:53:35 | More by Grebdioz
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

07-18-2014 16:32:55 | More by wattoclone
Blue Paddle Pilsner from New Belgium Brewing
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