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Blue Paddle Pilsner - New Belgium Brewing

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80
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1,078 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,078
Reviews: 386
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 12.71%
Wants: 20
Gots: 83 | 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: 1,078 | Reviews: 386 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of vkv822
3.73/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz : pint glass

Clear golden with a foamy white head that leaves pleasant lacing.

Lightly sweet grainy malts, with grassy spice hop accents.

Grassy, spicy hops with some clean, malty backing.

Medium body, with active, bubbly carbonation. Clean finish.

A well done Czech pilsner. Easy drinking, light but flavorful.

vkv822, Jul 17, 2012
Photo of whahappened27
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

whahappened27, Jul 16, 2012
Photo of Yjt2
4/5  rDev +13%

Yjt2, Jul 15, 2012
Photo of rocklibster
4.25/5  rDev +20.1%

rocklibster, Jul 14, 2012
Photo of ssjkyle
4.25/5  rDev +20.1%

ssjkyle, Jul 14, 2012
Photo of rob99er
4/5  rDev +13%

rob99er, Jul 14, 2012
Photo of AEArider
3.95/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured a clear pale straw with a white head sticky enough to leave a good amount of lacing. Smell is bready but also notes of vegetation and citrus. Taste is full, making the experience of drinking a relatively light beer like this enjoyable (as opposed to a necessary step toward toward drunkenness *cough). Mouthfeel is light, smooth and certainly sessionable. Enjoyed.

AEArider, Jul 12, 2012
Photo of nkp765
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

nkp765, Jul 12, 2012
Photo of EGolfer4
4/5  rDev +13%

EGolfer4, Jul 12, 2012
Photo of VFRAZ
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

VFRAZ, Jul 10, 2012
Photo of pirmannt1
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

pirmannt1, Jul 10, 2012
Photo of mtrain237
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

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

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

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

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

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

rogerthegill, Jul 05, 2012
Photo of reagbr8
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%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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
Photo of Bighorn
3/5  rDev -15.3%

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

Stirling, Jun 27, 2012
Photo of DevilDogBeer
3.98/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 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
Photo of hiphopj5
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

hiphopj5, Jun 19, 2012
Blue Paddle Pilsner from New Belgium Brewing
80 out of 100 based on 1,078 ratings.