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Blue Paddle Pilsner - New Belgium Brewing

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Blue Paddle Pilsner
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1,133 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,133
Reviews: 393
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 13.03%
Wants: 20
Gots: 109 | FT: 0
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New Belgium Brewing visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Czech Pilsener |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: kbub6f on 07-18-2001

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Ratings: 1,133 | Reviews: 393
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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.

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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.

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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.

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Blue Paddle Pilsner from New Belgium Brewing
80 out of 100 based on 1,133 ratings.