Blue Paddle Pilsener | New Belgium Brewing

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3.53/5
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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

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Added by kbub6f on 07-18-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#43,300
Reviews:
428
Ratings:
1,368
pDev:
12.75%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
35
Gots:
251
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 1,368 |  Reviews: 428
Photo of NotAlcoholicJustAHobby
3.77/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Troy-Hawaii
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bought a 6-pack $6.88 Foodland
Clear light golden color
Light mouthfeel
Medium-high carbonation
Crisp, slightly sweet, malt flavor
Overall a good pilsener. Would drink again.

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Photo of weareallfalafel
4.03/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of C_Pel
3.6/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Cuervo_PCB
2.75/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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

Photo of kaunshelly
3.88/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Waveoff
3.91/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Czequershuus
4.38/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This beer pours a very clear straw with a medium sized head. The aroma offers up crisp crackery malts and spicy and fruity hops. The flavor is very crisp, with a touch of soft, berry like flavor at the front, rounding out into spicy, peppery tones, with a touch of cracker and toffee. The mouthfeel is very crisp and light. Overall this is a really nice example of a pilsener - very enjoyable.

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

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

Photo of Junichi
3.19/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of aleckpa
3.83/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Berg-the-Boiler
3.93/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of FBarber
3.59/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BLZR
3.6/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of aaronyoung01
3.17/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of ssimpson89
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of rarigney
3.52/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

6/8/16 draft @ New Belgium Asheville

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Photo of forshamegetit
2.99/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Boblemo
3.37/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JKG
3.93/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jjamadorphd
3.91/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The next offering to partake from New Belgium is this weirdly named, Blue Paddle, at least it was solid.

It has both a rich and appealing look and taste to it - bold, very refreshing, what I like in a pils. I enjoy the strong beer flavor without the overload on hops. The brew though was way more carbonated that I like - I felt it distracted from the overall experience. Maybe not the best in the New Belgium line, but pretty good as far as pilsners are concerned.

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Blue Paddle Pilsener from New Belgium Brewing
Beer rating: 3.53 out of 5 with 1,368 ratings