Blue Paddle Pilsener | New Belgium Brewing

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3.53/5
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1,367 Ratings
Blue Paddle PilsenerBlue Paddle Pilsener
BEER INFO

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

Style: Czech Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by kbub6f on 07-18-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#43,185
Reviews:
428
Ratings:
1,367
pDev:
12.75%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
35
Gots:
251
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Ratings: 1,367 |  Reviews: 428
Photo of FrancisM12
3.49/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AC-Mivsek
4.06/5  rDev +15%
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 -2.8%
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 +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sposter4
3.65/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brentblackwell
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NickMunford
3.25/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Edie
3/5  rDev -15%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of stucat
3.54/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MI_beerdrinker
3.16/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Selinsgrove2015
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.17/5  rDev -10.2%
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 -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Stofko1992
3.69/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Averageguy
4.76/5  rDev +34.8%
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 -7.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of megamick
4.75/5  rDev +34.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of matcris
3.86/5  rDev +9.3%
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 +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of FriedSlug
3.7/5  rDev +4.8%
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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Photo of nwhittin
3.52/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of lwcreasy
3.65/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Half inch of white head on top of gold. Very clear. Plenty of bubbles feeding head, which collapses to a ring around the top. Carbonation and color is attractive.

Bright and grainy aroma with a slight spice. Sulfur is there in background, and increases as the beer warms. Ends up being quite strong. There is also a minor smell of toast. Overall, the aroma is modest, but pleasant.

Taste is predominately grainy, and slightly toasty. Sulfur is even stronger than in the nose. Medium hop bitterness; and a tiny amount of herbal, spicy flavor.

Medium-light body. Feel is good, especially in the finish. Lends the beer a drinkability characteristic of the style.

Sessionable, a good drinker!

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Photo of BigMike
3.64/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of stakem
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NotAlcoholicJustAHobby
3.77/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Blue Paddle Pilsener from New Belgium Brewing
Beer rating: 3.53 out of 5 with 1,367 ratings