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Blue Paddle Pilsner - New Belgium Brewing

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BA SCORE
80
good

1,021 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,021
Reviews: 383
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 12.99%
Wants: 19
Gots: 66 | 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: 1,021 | Reviews: 383 | Display Reviews Only:
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jimf01


3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

08-09-2014 03:42:57 | More by jimf01
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TheSixthRing

California

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.

08-09-2014 01:44:42 | More by TheSixthRing
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rramsey

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +13%

08-08-2014 22:44:57 | More by rramsey
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zaptone

California

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

08-07-2014 22:27:41 | More by zaptone
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jsausley

North Carolina

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-.

08-06-2014 22:35:38 | More by jsausley
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Lukebell15

Texas

3/5  rDev -15.3%

08-06-2014 01:06:59 | More by Lukebell15
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pjbfromkc

Kansas

4/5  rDev +13%

08-05-2014 14:03:10 | More by pjbfromkc
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Metaltildeath

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +27.1%

08-05-2014 12:32:16 | More by Metaltildeath
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therubicon

Delaware

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

08-05-2014 06:31:34 | More by therubicon
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Bigdood33


4/5  rDev +13%

08-04-2014 01:44:45 | More by Bigdood33
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JoelClark

Idaho

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

08-03-2014 18:54:41 | More by JoelClark
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Wobbly

Missouri

4/5  rDev +13%

08-02-2014 19:02:49 | More by Wobbly
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DRapp1984

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

08-02-2014 16:23:21 | More by DRapp1984
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TheWillMitch

North Carolina

2.5/5  rDev -29.4%

08-02-2014 02:41:23 | More by TheWillMitch
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Deatherage

Missouri

3/5  rDev -15.3%

08-01-2014 14:16:25 | More by Deatherage
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zjohnson715

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

07-31-2014 05:53:46 | More by zjohnson715
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tylerstravis

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

07-30-2014 02:28:37 | More by tylerstravis
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TravisGroves

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

07-30-2014 00:09:32 | More by TravisGroves
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jwp2007

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

07-29-2014 20:42:32 | More by jwp2007
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HoppyBastard

Nebraska

3.9/5  rDev +10.2%

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a Shaker pint glass, "Enjoy By" date 12-14-14.

APPEARANCE: pours clear and golden with a half finger white head that dissipated quickly until a thin broken layer of bubbles remained, there was some lacing present, medium carbonation.

SMELL: grass, lemon, mildly toasted, somewhat metallic.

TASTE: bread, lemon and a nice little spicy hop bite.

PALATE: medium carbonation and body, finishes crisp.

OVERALL: I enjoyed this beer, pils is the hardest style to describe for me, this is a good beer, nothing over the top but, I would not hesitate to buy it again.

07-28-2014 04:39:53 | More by HoppyBastard
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TeamMathis

West Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Appearance: Golden.
Smell: Bready and a bit of lemon.
Taste: It's the same as the smell.

This is a good pilsner. It's not mind blowing or even worth getting again, but it's good. The taste matches the smell, and the taste is sweet and really enjoyable. Light lemony bread.

07-27-2014 01:31:00 | More by TeamMathis
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MPSTARR

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

07-26-2014 23:35:18 | More by MPSTARR
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MikeThumel

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

07-26-2014 17:03:03 | More by MikeThumel
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BenMartin


3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

07-26-2014 02:48:22 | More by BenMartin
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DougGilley

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

07-25-2014 16:33:22 | More by DougGilley
Blue Paddle Pilsner from New Belgium Brewing
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