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Blue Paddle Pilsner - New Belgium Brewing

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BA SCORE
81
good

946 Ratings
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Ratings: 946
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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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
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pgh_04


3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

02-19-2013 02:39:21 | More by pgh_04
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scratch69

Missouri

3.7/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I poured a bottle into a pilsener glass.

Appearance- Clear golden-yellow color with two fingers worth of lingering head. Fair amounts of sticky lacing.

Smell- Faint aroma of grain and grassy hops.

Taste- Lightly toasted grain and nutty flavors with hints of herbal hop bitterness.

Mouthfeel- Light bodied and very crisp. Average amount of carbonation.

Overall- A fairly standard pilsener. I can see myself enjoying a few of these while grilling some burgers.

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2013 02:07:25 | More by scratch69
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dt_gbpackersfan

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

02-15-2013 22:29:38 | More by dt_gbpackersfan
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Bear1964

Nebraska

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

02-13-2013 23:42:28 | More by Bear1964
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richkrull

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +12.7%

02-13-2013 01:43:35 | More by richkrull
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Texasfan549

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

02-10-2013 03:13:25 | More by Texasfan549
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elchingen

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

02-08-2013 02:10:17 | More by elchingen
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tronester

Oklahoma

3.61/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear golden, with a big, creamy off white head, that leaves tons of lacing as the beer passes through the glass. Aromas of of freshly cut grass. Taste is a citrus peel beginning, followed by some light crackers, then an herbal, zesty bitterness in the finish. Mouthfeel is good. Overall a nice pilsner, easy drinking, but not dumbed down.

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2013 00:43:52 | More by tronester
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drummermattie02

Texas

3/5  rDev -15.5%

02-04-2013 22:18:54 | More by drummermattie02
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bismarksays

Iowa

3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

02-04-2013 09:57:26 | More by bismarksays
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Whiskeydeez

Kansas

2.75/5  rDev -22.5%

02-01-2013 03:39:17 | More by Whiskeydeez
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AdamBear

Pennsylvania

4.35/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A-golden with a nice sticky white head. Lots of bubbles

S-crisp grains with a nice hint if light honey. Fair strength

T-comes in with a great grassy bitterness along with a nutty grain flavor, almost reminds me of Cheerios. I like it! It's actually full of bold and quality flavors. There's a good matching after-taste.

M-medium carbonation with a nice crisp finish

O-I bought a 6 pack of this with out ever having it before. I'm glad I did! It's very tasty! It's a quality lager! I really don't know what else to say besides go out and try this please! It's one of the best pilsners I've ever had.

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2013 03:16:51 | More by AdamBear
Blue Paddle Pilsner from New Belgium Brewing
81 out of 100 based on 946 ratings.