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Blue Paddle Pilsner - New Belgium Brewing

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1,088 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,088
Reviews: 387
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 12.71%
Wants: 20
Gots: 84 | 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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Photo of speter
3.13/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Lightly golden with two fluffy fingers of foam that fade with moderate lace.

S: Grassy noble hops and light biscuit pilsener malt. Very well balanced.

T: Fairly malty with a tendency towards some chocolate hints. There is an odd hollowness just after mid-palate, just before the hops kick in towards the end. The finish is great: hoppy bitterness without the common lager metallic twang.

M: Spot-on Czech pilsener.

O: If I could, I'd give this a 3.25. The hollowness spoils what would be an otherwise stellar Czech pilsener. Nonetheless, this is better than average.

speter, Sep 04, 2012
Photo of jnoelani
4/5  rDev +13%

jnoelani, Sep 04, 2012
Photo of MrJolly
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

MrJolly, Sep 03, 2012
Photo of JonathanSuarez
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

JonathanSuarez, Sep 03, 2012
Photo of Beer4Mike
4/5  rDev +13%

Beer4Mike, Sep 02, 2012
Photo of Nyskizy
4/5  rDev +13%

Nyskizy, Sep 02, 2012
Photo of netshark
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

netshark, Sep 02, 2012
Photo of NickyG213
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

NickyG213, Aug 31, 2012
Photo of tanner1980
4.75/5  rDev +34.2%

tanner1980, Aug 31, 2012
Photo of sproston33
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

sproston33, Aug 30, 2012
Photo of mendvicdog
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

mendvicdog, Aug 29, 2012
Photo of beerpadawan
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

beerpadawan, Aug 26, 2012
Photo of Escsolo
4/5  rDev +13%

Escsolo, Aug 26, 2012
Photo of Csnowbrown
2.75/5  rDev -22.3%

Csnowbrown, Aug 25, 2012
Photo of Jdangelo03
3/5  rDev -15.3%

Jdangelo03, Aug 25, 2012
Photo of allstar255
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

allstar255, Aug 22, 2012
Photo of ryko
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

ryko, Aug 21, 2012
Photo of OldhouseRecs
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

OldhouseRecs, Aug 18, 2012
Photo of artvandelay44
4/5  rDev +13%

artvandelay44, Aug 18, 2012
Photo of Perducci
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Perducci, Aug 15, 2012
Photo of Jsteez
3.1/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pilsner glass.

A-It was straw yellow color with hints of gold. Light carbonation. The head was thick and foamy. Once the thick foam dissipated, there was a white soapy head that remained on the surface throughout consumption. Nice lacy sides. It looked good!

S-Not much here, maybe some faint dry hops and a sweet malt.

T-Dry, bitter, peppery, and some hops. I can sense some bread and maybe some light citrus, but not a lot. The dry and peppery aftertaste lingered on my palate.

M-Medium-light bodied smooth feel. Quite refreshing.

Overall-This pilsner is a great sessionable brew to enjoy during the remaining summer months. I have to admit I have tried better pilsners, however this is a solidly good brew. Cheers!

Jsteez, Aug 14, 2012
Photo of GarbageMan
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

GarbageMan, Aug 13, 2012
Photo of mvanaskie13
3.8/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a narrow pint glass; color is straw with bright white head that laces very well, carbonation is light but it could have been a touch warm

Smell is mild pilsner malt with some very light hop notes, neutral - must be something in their to thin out the maltiness and strength of scents but done well.

Taste is a little thin on hop flavor, but the pilsner malts are done well and flavorful - some thining flavors but not hindering flavor.

Mouthfeel is a cross between a kolsch and pilsner, a little more lingering bready feel than typical pilsners but some crispness from the hops and carbonation.

Overall, a well done pilsner, great after a hot and laborous day.

mvanaskie13, Aug 12, 2012
Photo of Kopfschuss
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Kopfschuss, Aug 11, 2012
Photo of gtermi
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

gtermi, Aug 10, 2012
Blue Paddle Pilsner from New Belgium Brewing
81 out of 100 based on 1,088 ratings.