Blue Paddle Pilsener | New Belgium Brewing

Blue Paddle PilsenerBlue Paddle Pilsener
BA SCORE
35.3%
Liked This Beer
3.53 w/ 1,361 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:
#39,434
Reviews:
428
Ratings:
1,361
Liked:
480
Avg:
3.53/5
pDev:
12.75%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
36
Gots:
247
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,361 |  Reviews: 428
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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Photo of Rollmeaway2loadout
3.68/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of drews240
3.45/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mongrel
3.71/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of drstalker
3.19/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of crob3888
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Squire123
3.66/5  rDev +3.7%
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 +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jw4free
3.46/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Blue Paddle Pilsener from New Belgium Brewing
Beer rating: 35.3% out of 100 with 1,361 ratings
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