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Blue Paddle Pilsner - New Belgium Brewing

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1,042 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,042
Reviews: 385
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 12.99%
Wants: 20
Gots: 71 | 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%

mtrain237, Jul 08, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -22.3%

beerbrains, Jul 08, 2012
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3/5  rDev -15.3%

JHeskew, Jul 07, 2012
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3/5  rDev -15.3%

inbierveritas, Jul 07, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -22.3%

Redglimmer, Jul 06, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

rogerthegill, Jul 05, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

reagbr8, Jul 02, 2012
Photo of dseiters
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

dseiters, Jul 02, 2012
Photo of TCMike
3.4/5  rDev -4%

It pours a light golden color, and produced a 2 finger white head.

The aroma was decent...of biscuit, light malt, almost lager like.

The taste was similar, but with a faint hop bitterness. The mouth-feel was light, and carbonation was a little above the medium range.

Easy drinking. The beer is decent, but leaves room for improvement.

TCMike, Jul 02, 2012
Photo of soju6
3.6/5  rDev +1.7%

A: Pours a clear golden color with a decent head that fades to ample lacing.

S: Aroma of mild malt sweetness, fresh grain and a bit of spice.

T: Starts with a nice crisp tart with some malt sweetness. Continues with a mellow bitterness and a clean finish.

F: Light body, crisp and refreshing. Nice balance.

O: Nice drinker that goes down easy especially on a hot afternoon. pretty true to the style.

soju6, Jul 01, 2012
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3/5  rDev -15.3%

Bighorn, Jun 30, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Stirling, Jun 27, 2012
Photo of DevilDogBeer
3.98/5  rDev +12.4%

Blue Paddle Pilsener was poured in to a standard pint glass. It was a true to style yellow color with a pure white head. The head was about one finger but turned to wisps fast; it did lace for the glass, the head fading may have been some residue of soap in the glass. The smell had the distinct pilsen yeast with a light floral hop. The taste was crisp and clean and ha a great pilsener taste. The hops were a good balan e but did not dominate. Very good with hints of the crystal malt for complexity. A clean aftertaste finishes this great specimen off right! Worth hunting for! Cheers!

DevilDogBeer, Jun 20, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

hiphopj5, Jun 19, 2012
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5/5  rDev +41.2%

smulford68, Jun 19, 2012
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

NHOKNYCKC, Jun 19, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

carteravebrew, Jun 18, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

bconsidine, Jun 18, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

HungarianCount, Jun 17, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -22.3%

iKrystin, Jun 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev +13%

KevBearcat529, Jun 14, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Zbrown2307, Jun 13, 2012
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3.39/5  rDev -4.2%

rkarimi, Jun 09, 2012
Photo of bump8628
3.68/5  rDev +4%

On-tap at the brewery in lovely Fort Collins, CO. Clean gold with a healthy head of white foam. Mild grainy malt and spicy hop on the nose. The palate gives more complexity with clean, sweet malt underneath a soft hop bitterness and black pepper and fresh flower flavor. Well crafted and refreshing, but a bit more in the way of hops would be welcome. But I'm sure they were going for a crowd-pleaser with this one. A sub 5.0% beer is always welcome on a warm spring afternoon.

bump8628, Jun 09, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

williahd, Jun 05, 2012
Blue Paddle Pilsner from New Belgium Brewing
80 out of 100 based on 1,042 ratings.