Blue Paddle Pilsener | New Belgium Brewing

Blue Paddle PilsenerBlue Paddle Pilsener
1,361 Ratings
Blue Paddle PilsenerBlue Paddle Pilsener

Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing
Colorado, United States

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

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Photo of ElGordo
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly cloudy golden hue with a half-inch stark white head. Nice clean aroma of German yeast, light malt, and floral hops. Taste is nice, but kind of subtle. Very light malt, a touch of floral hops, some honey sweetness, and some nice German lager yeast. Not exactly a very complex palate, but decent. Mouthfeel is medium-bodied, about what you'd expect from a pilsner. Would be a great session beer if I had more than the two my brother brought back from Colorado.

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Photo of Damian74
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of TP_43
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of scottieie
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

The light hop scared my bud drinking relatives. I think it is a nice lawn mower beer.

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Photo of shoretaxi
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

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

Photo of ironchefkook
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of GenericWarrior
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of Kunstman
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of goochpunch
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours out a brassy gold with a sudsy head. Excellent lacing all the way down. Sheets of white. Smells of sweet malt and a good helping of noble hops. Tastes malty and a touch grainy with some herbal hops in the finish. I'm a bit put off by the typical toastiness I get from New Belgium beers. Mouthfeel had a nice presence with an active carbonation, although it felt a bit sticky at times. Solid drinkability and easy to finish.

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Photo of akorsak
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A 12 oz bottle from Liquid Solutions.

A: The pils has a clean goldenrod-yellow color that is completely translucent. The head weighed in around 1 finger on pour and has receded to a small white band. The clearness of the pils is complimented by the stream of bubbles from the bottom of the glass.

S: The beer has a crisp short hop aroma and grainy malt sweetness.

T: The pils has a classic taste, strong on malts with a nice hoppy add-on. The malts are grainy, having a biscuity element that provides some hints of sweetness. The hops are short-lived but intense, giving the beer a sharp earthy zatec flavor.

M: The mouthfeel showcases the hop body nicely; this is a beer that one could drink several of.

D: Enjoyable, this beer would be perfect on a warm summer night or on a snowy winter night like tonight.

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Photo of Spikester
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of Cujo65
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of mrcraft
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of MrJolly
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of jaydoc
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of jsanford
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

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

Photo of Anmaglahk
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of deadonhisfeet
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Purchased on a recent holiday trip and served in a tulip. Nice clear gold straw color with a fine head and good retention and lacing. The cascading bubbles up the sides of the glass are very inviting, but I expected more carbonation. Nose is definitely a lager nose. A clean, flowery bouquet. This beer has a fair amount of flavor for this style. You expect (and get) a nice mild champagne-like dryness that is crisp, coarse, and grainy. Still, the beer maintains a nice balance. Mouthfeel is thin-to-firm and is good for this style.

This is not my favorite style, but I enjoyed this beer. It lacks the hop complexity to be truly great, but it's still tasty and refreshing.

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Photo of mendvicdog
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of losdizzel
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of Borganization
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

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 Birdlegs
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | 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 1,361 ratings
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