Blue Paddle Pilsener | New Belgium Brewing

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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:
244
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 1,358 |  Reviews: 427
Photo of Junichi
3.19/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of aleckpa
3.83/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Berg-the-Boiler
3.93/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of FBarber
3.59/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BLZR
3.6/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of aaronyoung01
3.17/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of ssimpson89
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

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

Photo of pathman
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%
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 -16.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Boblemo
3.37/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JKG
3.93/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jjamadorphd
3.91/5  rDev +8.9%
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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Photo of Rollmeaway2loadout
3.68/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of drews240
3.45/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mongrel
3.71/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of drstalker
3.19/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of crob3888
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Squire123
3.66/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Good serve.

More my idea of a Pilsner. Light color, medium texture and flavor, less than 5% ABV, good, clean, smooth drinkability. The sort of one to have when you're having more than one.

A stylish beer that deserves a proper glass.

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

Photo of jw4free
3.46/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of millerbuffoon
3.67/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TetonMike
3.71/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brewmudgeon
3.17/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

date on bottle 6 weeks away. a little heavy and does not call out for another pull. may need more hops. finish makes me think of crappy tap water.

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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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