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Blue Paddle Pilsner - New Belgium Brewing

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BA SCORE
80
good

1,041 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,041
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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3.6/5  rDev +1.7%

ahuey333, Aug 14, 2014
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3.52/5  rDev -0.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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Markhirsch91, Aug 13, 2014
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3/5  rDev -15.3%

bigbutter, Aug 13, 2014
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3.56/5  rDev +0.6%

tem3175, Aug 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

tpeters, Aug 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

coopdog1000, Aug 11, 2014
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3/5  rDev -15.3%

thufflife, Aug 11, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

cardinals22, Aug 11, 2014
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3/5  rDev -15.3%

bcgeiman, Aug 11, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

zestar, Aug 10, 2014
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3/5  rDev -15.3%

Tanktizzo, Aug 10, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Hohnbaum, Aug 10, 2014
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2/5  rDev -43.5%

ohiobeer29, Aug 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

JCGriffin, Aug 09, 2014
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Dello, Aug 09, 2014
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JAeiou, Aug 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

jimf01, Aug 09, 2014
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3.23/5  rDev -8.8%

Appearance - Pours crystal clear and golden in color. White half-finger head that exhibits little retention, resulting in a fairly barren surface.

Smell - Grainy aroma with light hints of citrus and grass.

Taste - Follows the nose. Grainy malt body with faint hints of lemon and a slightly bitter grassy finish. Nothing particularly amazing.

Mouthfeel - Light in body with tingly carbonation. Smooth and easy, with a crisp finish. Easily the best aspect of this beer.

Overall - A very average pilsner from NB here. Clean, yes, but very little in the way of flavor. There are so many other better craft pilsners out on the market, so it's doubtful I'll ever feel the need to buy this again.

TheSixthRing, Aug 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev +13%

rramsey, Aug 08, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

zaptone, Aug 07, 2014
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3.29/5  rDev -7.1%

Poured from bottle into Spiegelau IPA glass.

A: Big reedemer here is a nice a head with significant lacing. Otherwise we have a normal yellow-gold pilsner with no major specifics. Very little activity from the carbonation.

S: Bread, yeast and slight hops. Indeterminable aromas.

T: Tastes better than it smells. Decent hop quality, 60% hops and 40% malts. Light toasted malts. Very little other tangible flavors - hints of lemon, perhaps. A decent quality pilsner, nothing super special.

M: Crisp and smooth, especially at (very) cold temperatures. Not much carbonation.

O: Possibly New Belgium's most bland beer? It's not bad, of course, but it just lacks character. I like the hop bite, but it's not enough. It has a noticeable toasted malt base, but it's just not enough. There is a slight lemon hint, but it's not enough to call it a note of citrus. Mediocre, B-.

jsausley, Aug 06, 2014
Blue Paddle Pilsner from New Belgium Brewing
80 out of 100 based on 1,041 ratings.