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Blue Paddle Pilsner - New Belgium Brewing

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80
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1,007 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,007
Reviews: 381
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 12.71%
Wants: 18
Gots: 61 | 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: 1,007 | Reviews: 381 | Display Reviews Only:
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dcevans

Texas

4/5  rDev +13%

11-27-2011 07:28:41 | More by dcevans
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joelBfrasier

Colorado

4/5  rDev +13%

11-25-2011 16:32:33 | More by joelBfrasier
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lokiikol

Maryland

5/5  rDev +41.2%

11-24-2011 21:20:26 | More by lokiikol
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bnes09

Illinois

3.8/5  rDev +7.3%

Clear golden yellow lager. Half inch of white head with good retention. Smooth lacing on the glass. Lots of visible bubbles.

Clean aroma of fresh grains, bread and leafy hops.

Malt has a bready character, smooth and tasty. Hops come in mid-drink to end with leafy, earthy notes. Good balance.

Light bodied, average for a pilsner. Good level of carbonation. Crisp, clean finish, slightly dry from the hops.

Pretty standard for a pilsner but good just the same. Tasty and refreshing and would make a great session brew.

11-24-2011 03:49:34 | More by bnes09
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BrewCaveDweller

Nebraska

5/5  rDev +41.2%

11-23-2011 02:05:38 | More by BrewCaveDweller
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captainbearcat

Illinois

4/5  rDev +13%

11-22-2011 16:10:48 | More by captainbearcat
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KC9LDB

Illinois

3/5  rDev -15.3%

11-22-2011 00:01:53 | More by KC9LDB
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cgrz

Michigan

3/5  rDev -15.3%

11-21-2011 00:10:59 | More by cgrz
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kevo237

Louisiana

4/5  rDev +13%

11-20-2011 00:52:40 | More by kevo237
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brewerburgundy

California

4/5  rDev +13%

11-19-2011 15:51:38 | More by brewerburgundy
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DeltaGolfSierra

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +13%

11-19-2011 04:27:24 | More by DeltaGolfSierra
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BrewHawkeye

Iowa

4/5  rDev +13%

11-18-2011 23:20:25 | More by BrewHawkeye
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iSip

Colorado

3.58/5  rDev +1.1%

New Belgium Blue Paddle Pilsner: Moving out of a long and fun time sampling IPA’s, it’s time to try some lighter fare. The New Belgium Blue Paddle pours into a glass with a bright clear golden body, and nice amount of sparkling carbonation. The head stand tall, is pure white and very fine with great lacing. Aroma wise, the Blue Paddle smell like, well, beer. No esters, dry grass, bread crust, et. al. here. Flavor is subtle all the way through, faint malt sweetness up front and finishing with light hops and no bitterness. Very smooth to drink. The Blue Paddle is a great change of pace from big statement craft brews. Enjoy.

11-18-2011 14:39:15 | More by iSip
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mdvatab

Indiana

4/5  rDev +13%

11-18-2011 06:54:16 | More by mdvatab
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dehjosh

Texas

4/5  rDev +13%

11-18-2011 02:04:40 | More by dehjosh
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gwguest

Kansas

4/5  rDev +13%

11-17-2011 22:35:55 | More by gwguest
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DeSoto

Texas

3/5  rDev -15.3%

11-17-2011 15:36:42 | More by DeSoto
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Tamarack22

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +13%

11-16-2011 03:42:59 | More by Tamarack22
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haddon

Kentucky

3.7/5  rDev +4.5%

poured from the bottle into an elongated tulip...

The beer pours a clear golden color with a 2-finger white head. lots of carbonation bubbles flowing throughout the glass. looks nice

The aroma starts off with a hint of citrus peel and light floral hop character. however, the dominate note is a strong yeasty smell. almost reminds me of a Belgian yeast used for Saisons. Very unique for a Pilsener.

Moderately sweet with pale malts, and light bitterness too. A light ester character with floral hops and a mild citrus peel flavor on the finish.

Light in body with medium carbonation.

the beer was clean, crisp & refreshing. It was easy to drink and had just enough complexity to separate it from the sea of average lagers that are out there. what else can you ask for from a Pilsener. enjoyable.

11-16-2011 03:28:06 | More by haddon
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ROGUE16

Delaware

4/5  rDev +13%

11-16-2011 01:13:43 | More by ROGUE16
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twowheelssoar

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +13%

11-15-2011 19:55:22 | More by twowheelssoar
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kkrez

Colorado

4/5  rDev +13%

11-15-2011 15:27:06 | More by kkrez
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ithinkimasofa

Washington

4/5  rDev +13%

11-15-2011 08:17:12 | More by ithinkimasofa
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avaldivia

California

3/5  rDev -15.3%

11-15-2011 02:08:58 | More by avaldivia
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thebouch01

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +13%

11-15-2011 02:01:31 | More by thebouch01
Blue Paddle Pilsner from New Belgium Brewing
80 out of 100 based on 1,007 ratings.