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Blue Paddle Pilsner - New Belgium Brewing

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BA SCORE
81
good

955 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 955
Reviews: 377
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 12.68%
Wants: 13
Gots: 46 | 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: 955 | Reviews: 377 | Display Reviews Only:
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rph97

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

05-10-2013 01:02:29 | More by rph97
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Morockm

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

05-09-2013 21:42:56 | More by Morockm
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dalepryor

Kentucky

3/5  rDev -15.5%

05-07-2013 20:16:42 | More by dalepryor
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BucannonXC5

California

3.36/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Type: 12-oz. bottle
Glass: Hotel glass (half pint, half snifter)
From: Wilbur’s Total Beverage in Fort Collins, Colo.
Price: Part of a variety 6-pack for $9.99
Purchased: May 2, 2013
Consumed: May 2, 2013
Misc.: Best by Sept. 8, 2013

Poured a golden yellow color with one finger of frothy white head. Lots of bubbles underneath. Lots of foamy lacing on the sides. Very good retention on the tops on the way down.

Smelled a weird mix of blueberry and shit to start. Not a good start. Some bread, hay, corn and cereal were involved, but the skunky poop malt kept hanging around.

Tasted no poop, so that was good. Pretty plain though, with some light noble corn hops. Still grassy and grainy.

Light body. Thin texture. Average-to-lively carbonation. Abrupt finish.

Just wasn’t a fan of this beer. Would never try it again.

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2013 05:00:00 | More by BucannonXC5
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truesolution

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

05-04-2013 03:00:56 | More by truesolution
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thebummedgardener

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

05-02-2013 03:28:06 | More by thebummedgardener
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tyleeis

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +33.8%

05-02-2013 01:02:00 | More by tyleeis
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djs467

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

04-30-2013 16:22:24 | More by djs467
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lucasj82

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

04-28-2013 03:06:27 | More by lucasj82
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powdersoldier

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

04-27-2013 17:24:29 | More by powdersoldier
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kristenrae8

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

04-25-2013 02:44:16 | More by kristenrae8
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Bamarooster

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

04-23-2013 23:39:03 | More by Bamarooster
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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
Blue Paddle Pilsner from New Belgium Brewing
81 out of 100 based on 955 ratings.