Blue Paddle Pilsener | New Belgium Brewing

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1,358 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing
Colorado, United States
newbelgium.com

Style: Czech Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by kbub6f on 07-18-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,358
Reviews:
427
Avg:
3.59
pDev:
12.81%
 
 
Wants:
33
Gots:
242
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 1,358 |  Reviews: 427
Photo of HopsForBrains
3.94/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of token_23223
3.74/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rice_Nate_25
3.46/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of puck1225
3.46/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Ok this one is a bit hard to rate properly because a bottle of this beer was handed to me in a locker room after losing a hockey game during a Thanksgiving weekend tournament. However, my impression is that it was good for a Pilsner and it tasted just fine and was enjoyable!

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Photo of hegg4345
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of FrancisM12
3.49/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AC-Mivsek
4.06/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours clear gold with a thin white head. Very nice looking pilsner. Smells slightly grainy, characteristic pilsner aroma with a faint juicy hop backbone. Taste is straight-forward malt and grain, but not without complexities. Slight biscuity finish with the occasional tickle of hops. The body is light and goes down easy but it is still meaty enough to know your drinking a craft beer. Overall this is a fine pilsner in every shape and way.

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Photo of Try-em-all
3.43/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Lig Jr head and straw color, smooth going down, feels good, but there is something about the flavor that leaves me disappointed, can't put my finger on it. It is a little too intense for me.

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Photo of MeIquiades
3.74/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sposter4
3.65/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brentblackwell
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NickMunford
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Edie
3/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of stucat
3.54/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MI_beerdrinker
3.16/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Selinsgrove2015
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.17/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Light yellow appearance, 2/3" white head. Nothing in the aroma.

Taste and mouth feel reveals high carbonation, very light barley touch. Prickly hop feels. There isn't a whole lot to this one, its basically there for the BMC crowd looking to transition to something of more substance or of higher social strata. No off flavors or anything, its a real mild ride.

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Photo of Knapp85
3.52/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Stofko1992
3.69/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Averageguy
4.76/5  rDev +32.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I'm not going to bullshit you, it's good.

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Photo of zimbida
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of megamick
4.75/5  rDev +32.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of matcris
3.86/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pils glass. A very clear gold with lots of bubbles rising and a finger of white head that quickly settles down to a layer. Aroma is a mild grassy/husk from the hops and lightly toasted bread or cracker. Flavor is dead on with the aroma. Mild in every way, but flavorful. A nice bit of lacing down the glass, too. Medium light body with average carbonation, and pretty dry and crisp, overall. Nice little pils.

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Photo of MeganandDana
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of FriedSlug
3.7/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Clear gold with a white head that leaves a thin sheet of lacing. Smells slightly malty, grassy and hoppy. Tastes fine but a bit muted. There is a slight sweetness with some yeast, herbs and grass. A slightly bitter finish. This is a decent Pils which is a little low in flavor but crushable on a warm day.

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Blue Paddle Pilsener from New Belgium Brewing
3.59 out of 5 based on 1,358 ratings.
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