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Blue Paddle Pilsener | New Belgium Brewing

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3.52/5
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1,362 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

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by kbub6f on 07-18-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#40,877
Reviews:
428
Ratings:
1,362
pDev:
12.78%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
36
Gots:
248
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 1,362 |  Reviews: 428
Photo of IronTom
2.75/5  rDev -21.9%

Photo of Redglimmer
2.75/5  rDev -21.9%

Photo of siddhartha
2.75/5  rDev -21.9%

Photo of BlesstheHarvest
2.75/5  rDev -21.9%

Photo of Ludy
2.75/5  rDev -21.9%

Photo of hopnado
2.75/5  rDev -21.9%

Photo of zenithberwyn
2.75/5  rDev -21.9%

Photo of rphx88
2.75/5  rDev -21.9%

Photo of Whiskeydeez
2.75/5  rDev -21.9%

Photo of Cuervo_PCB
2.75/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of soonerlight
2.75/5  rDev -21.9%

Photo of Sludgeman
2.75/5  rDev -21.9%

Photo of eldoctorador
2.75/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of iKrystin
2.75/5  rDev -21.9%

Photo of joseph_french
2.75/5  rDev -21.9%

Photo of watermelonman
2.76/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This poured to a very light and crisp looking lager gold. There was quite a bit of carbonation, but the head was very small. Regardless, it persists and leaves a nice lace. The taste is crisp, but not very exciting. It almost tastes like there's a hint of out-of-place citrus in there. The mouthfeel is very light thanks to the carbonation.

I don't think I'd go out of my way to obtain it.

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Photo of Fatehunter
2.76/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Into a pint glass. Finger of head, light clear straw colored body.
Smells doughy and like pine tree resin. It's a little off-putting to me.
Malty taste (for a lager), mild bitterness at the end, short finish.
Light body, fairly low carbonation.
Pretty average, except for the smell. Good for a summer day.

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Photo of ImusBeer
2.77/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Too light for my tastes.

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Photo of Beaver13
2.79/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle. Pours a crystal clear pale yellow with a good sized frothy white head that goes to a film that laces the glass.

The aroma is earthy grains.

The flavor is sweet malts then a grainy hoppiness and a crisp and lightly bitter finish. There are some sour notes in there too. The mouthfeel is on the light side...a bit watery but fairly smooth.

Overall, not too exciting but a decent brew.

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Photo of InsaneBeerLover
2.79/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of ajm5108
2.8/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Decent pilsener style beer. Good color and carbonation, aroma is non-existent beyond some soaked malt. Taste is also lacking any standout flavors, even though it is a more subtle style this one is muted. Body is good. Just very generic

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Photo of TeamSeinfeld
2.8/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RenoZymurgist
2.82/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Poured a big fluffy white head atop a beautiful gold beer with good head retention i think this on has a little bit of Carapils malt in it to achieve this. Aroma is extremely light and the only thing i can detect is a little toasty bread. Taste has a definite saaz hop character with a very mild malt balance that gets bolder after each sip. Body is pretty good for the style though it is a little light and tends to make the hop flavors subside quickly. I would much rather have a Trippel for the same price or at least a Pine Mountain Pils from Deschutes.

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Photo of Angerhaus
2.86/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of wedge
2.87/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a crystal clear yellow color under a lumpy, pure white head of fluffy foam. Webby lacing. Appears pretty well carbonated. Weak, clean, dusty grain aroma. Pretty much nothing from the hops department. Grassy, lightly spiced flavor over crispy cracker grain with a slight, fine sweetness. Quite crisp and dry, perhaps a bit too much, though it could just be in contrast to the overall mildness of the rest of the beer. Light bodied with a bitter finish. Far from awful, just sort of lacking.

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Blue Paddle Pilsener from New Belgium Brewing
Beer rating: 3.52 out of 5 with 1,362 ratings
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