Blue Paddle Pilsner - New Belgium Brewing
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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.
08-09-2014 01:44:42 | More by TheSixthRing
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
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
3.5/5 rDev -1.1%
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
Blue Paddle Pilsner from New Belgium Brewing
80 out of 100 based on 1,021 ratings.