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Blue Paddle Pilsner - New Belgium Brewing

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BA SCORE
81
good

943 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 943
Reviews: 375
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 12.96%
Wants: 13
Gots: 40 | 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: 943 | Reviews: 375 | Display Reviews Only:
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Cam5sf49

Colorado

3/5  rDev -15.5%

04-23-2013 06:07:01 | More by Cam5sf49
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TicoCali

California

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

04-23-2013 04:12:19 | More by TicoCali
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hurdjg

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

04-21-2013 14:02:00 | More by hurdjg
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cmbeaudoin

Oklahoma

4/5  rDev +12.7%

04-13-2013 17:34:19 | More by cmbeaudoin
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Rudes

North Dakota

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

04-03-2013 23:43:41 | More by Rudes
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spoony

Colorado

3.56/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

From a 355 ml bottle (best by May 12, 2013) into a globe glass.

A-A normal pour produces a healthy, shiny, white head that is nearly two fingers tall. The brew is light golden in color, clear, with a decent show of carbonation.

S-Not much happening here. There is a faint hop twang, very light lemon, some doughy malt.

T-The taste is a lot like the smell, i.e., very mild hops, a little bit of toasted white bread, some straw, and barely-there lemon.

M-The feel is very light, crisp, with a bubbly carbonation. Chuggable.

O-This is a good looking beer, but there are certainly better-tasting Pils out there. This one errs on the side of light and refreshing (maybe a good pool beer/golf beer), but even assuming that light and refreshing was the goal, I could use a little more taste and body here.

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2013 04:05:11 | More by spoony
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creez

California

4/5  rDev +12.7%

03-26-2013 22:03:32 | More by creez
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nmann08

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

03-21-2013 23:23:49 | More by nmann08
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Rhettroactive

District of Columbia

3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

03-20-2013 01:00:42 | More by Rhettroactive
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lesslikemath

Arkansas

3/5  rDev -15.5%

03-18-2013 22:55:44 | More by lesslikemath
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Danflurry

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

03-15-2013 00:50:50 | More by Danflurry
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.71/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On tap at 38 Degrees in Alhambra, CA.

Pours a clear light yellow with a foamy beige head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, and slight grassy aromas. Taste is much the same with grain and grassy flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is quite drinkable and tasty.

Serving type: on-tap

03-11-2013 04:01:04 | More by UCLABrewN84
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JeffSuttonTX

Texas

4/5  rDev +12.7%

03-11-2013 01:17:12 | More by JeffSuttonTX
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match1112

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

03-10-2013 19:45:38 | More by match1112
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beergoot

Colorado

3.93/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I would call the appearance 'superior': crystal clear and golden with one of the best looking frothy, creamy, white heads I've seen on a beer. Spot-on aroma comes across with a distinct yet subtle combination of malt and hop bitterness that is nothing but inviting. The taste focuses on on the malts with light, delicate grains at the fore; hop bitterness is faint yet well-suited to the malt character. The mouthfeel is light, crisp, clean, and dry.

For some reason, I've always shied away from New Belgium beers with the exception of their 1554 black ale. And that prejudice has been to my detriment. Based on this sampling, this pilsner is one of the best I've experienced in a long time. The beer is nothing but clean, sweet, and delicate with plenty of lager character. Well-balanced with a pleasant, subtle complexity that is nothing but enjoyable from every angle. I will be coming back to this one...

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2013 00:04:57 | More by beergoot
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Poupae

Thailand

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

03-09-2013 02:57:55 | More by Poupae
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beerguy36

Tennessee

3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

03-08-2013 20:48:54 | More by beerguy36
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Sludgeman

District of Columbia

2.75/5  rDev -22.5%

03-02-2013 20:31:44 | More by Sludgeman
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yankhawk

Iowa

3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

03-02-2013 17:26:22 | More by yankhawk
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GossageBrewery

Missouri

3.49/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2013 03:09:38 | More by GossageBrewery
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cuy50

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

02-25-2013 20:57:41 | More by cuy50
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Gerred

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

02-24-2013 01:55:26 | More by Gerred
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Punisher

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

02-23-2013 23:43:30 | More by Punisher
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RudnicsMEB

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

02-21-2013 03:31:20 | More by RudnicsMEB
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PingBob

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

02-19-2013 04:17:39 | More by PingBob
Blue Paddle Pilsner from New Belgium Brewing
81 out of 100 based on 943 ratings.