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Blue Paddle Pilsner - New Belgium Brewing

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BA SCORE
80
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1,020 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,020
Reviews: 383
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 12.99%
Wants: 19
Gots: 65 | 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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Ratings: 1,020 | Reviews: 383 | Display Reviews Only:
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rderedin

Maine

3/5  rDev -15.3%

07-27-2013 16:12:10 | More by rderedin
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jimmah120

Minnesota

3.3/5  rDev -6.8%

12oz bottle with a freshness date. The side blurb is incomprehensible marketing gibberish, so it loses points for that.

Clear, golden, good looking beer beer. Smell is sweet creamy wheat and hard water. Light, creamy, sweet, with a dull bitter finish.

Decently hopped, just not especially tasty. In a can, I would like this for boating or camping.

07-27-2013 04:31:25 | More by jimmah120
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gpogo

California

3.44/5  rDev -2.8%

A- Clear golden yellow body with a small white head. No lacing.

A- Pale crisp pilsner malt. Grassy herbal hop notes.

T- Pleasant bitterness throughout. Light crisp pilsner malt flavor. Dry finish. A bit on the hoppier side.

M- Light body, moderate carbonation. Crisp and enjoyable.

D- Pleasant warm day beer.

07-27-2013 01:48:14 | More by gpogo
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DenverHopHead

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

07-26-2013 19:19:44 | More by DenverHopHead
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garymuchow

Minnesota

3.74/5  rDev +5.6%

Well within best by (November). Poured into pilsner glass.
Tight aroma and more soft pils malt than anything.
Very attractive looking beer with big full head and lots of sticky lacing. Pale straw, very clear.
Bready, nutty and grainy malt flavors, soft bittering that lasts through the finish once it starts. No hop intensity - more blended than contrasting.
Nice soft feel and appropriate carbonation.
Boy this drinks nicely and easily. Not as robust as some, but a nice drinker on a summer evening.

07-26-2013 01:25:36 | More by garymuchow
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brauseboof

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

07-25-2013 21:07:48 | More by brauseboof
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MarkElkins

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

07-25-2013 16:16:37 | More by MarkElkins
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dcloeren

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

07-23-2013 02:56:56 | More by dcloeren
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ccozzi

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

07-22-2013 15:10:43 | More by ccozzi
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muddyh2oblues

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

07-21-2013 20:46:35 | More by muddyh2oblues
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Drknight

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

07-21-2013 20:27:35 | More by Drknight
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kurtulbricht

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

07-21-2013 15:49:09 | More by kurtulbricht
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bmjivi221

South Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

07-17-2013 05:05:15 | More by bmjivi221
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GenericWarrior

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

07-17-2013 01:19:40 | More by GenericWarrior
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Kahlstrom

Missouri

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

07-16-2013 19:46:54 | More by Kahlstrom
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jewellrunner

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

07-15-2013 01:50:06 | More by jewellrunner
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cletusdog

California

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

07-14-2013 18:20:03 | More by cletusdog
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EyePeeAyBryan

Arizona

4/5  rDev +13%

07-12-2013 15:29:37 | More by EyePeeAyBryan
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KStark

British Columbia (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

07-12-2013 00:23:36 | More by KStark
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stanale

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

07-11-2013 17:41:59 | More by stanale
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FortKnox15

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -15.3%

07-11-2013 17:36:33 | More by FortKnox15
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Florida9

Illinois

3.4/5  rDev -4%

A: Very clear gold in color. Forms a moderate sized white head. Good retention, though it eventually falls to a stable surface coating and a large ring around the edge. Lots of lacing.

S: Aroma is about what is to be expected, some lighter pale malts, some pilsner malt, and a moderate dose of grassy/herbal noble hops.

T: Taste is more of the same. Light pale malt, some pilsner to keep things interesting, and then some light herbal noble hops. However, the beer does seem to finish a bit watery.

M: On the lighter side of things, but with more body than your average American brew. Mild bitterness. Moderate carbonation. Mildly dry.

O: As with many New Belgium beers, I get the impression this one is brewed for the cross-over drinker and, while it is clearly a step up from the American Adjunct Lager, it is also clearly brewed with a heavy dose of restraint. Certainly drinkable, but nothing too exciting either.

07-11-2013 01:38:47 | More by Florida9
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Aeag4

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

07-08-2013 04:12:27 | More by Aeag4
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TubbyDullard

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

07-07-2013 15:47:15 | More by TubbyDullard
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ClintonRalston

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

07-07-2013 03:37:52 | More by ClintonRalston
Blue Paddle Pilsner from New Belgium Brewing
80 out of 100 based on 1,020 ratings.