New Belgium Blue Paddle Pilsner

New Belgium Blue Paddle Pilsner

Rated 3.100 by BeerPals
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Brewed by New Belgium Brewing Company

Fort Collins, CO, United States

Style:  Bohemian / Czech Pilsener

5% Alcohol by Volume

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Blue Paddle Pilsener, crafted with malt-only brewing and noble hops, explores the boundaries where American lagers seldom journey. Reflective of Europe's finest Pilseners, Blue Paddle delivers a refreshing bitterness, vibrant finish and a subtle but intricate depth of flavor. Unlike the old world examples, this landlocked Pilsener is only shipped within our small Western territory.

ID: 9411 Last updated 15 years ago Added to database 17 years ago

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Overall Rank28351
Overall Percentile39.8
Style Rank530 of 1623
Style Percentile67.3
Lowest Score2.3
Highest Score3.9
Average Score3.107
Weighted Score3.100
Standard Deviation0.367

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  • SLOWRUNNER77 5682 reviews
    rated 3.3 10 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    i do seem to like the noble hops in my pils! that's the strength of this beer, though i didn't like it quite as much as sam adams noble. fairly clean and crisp but with a stronger hop presence than par for the style.

  • PORTERHOUSE 544 reviews
    rated 3.2 10 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 4 | Overall: 6

    WOW, this is a beutiful pils! This beer starts with a sweet clover smell. The appearance is almost spot on except for a thin body and the head which is short lived. The mouthfeel is OK. The taste is a little corny as others have mentioned. There's is a little malt and yeast too. The finish is thin with the traditional New Belgium hint of chocolate malt. This is an OK beer. Unique for a pilsner I guess, but it's just too complex for me. When I think of a pilsner, I want a refreshing simple lager and this isn't it!

  • JERRYMORRISON 2130 reviews
    rated 3.1 10 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 7

    Cant believe i havent tried this one yet after seeing it around for years, or maybe i had tried it and never inventoried it, anyway Aroma of grassy hops, and malt, average yellow body, not much head, but it did leave a little lace, flavor was about the same as the aroma. Overall not a great pilsner but decent enough.

  • FARGINGBASTIGE6 1476 reviews
    rated 3.4 11 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 7

    Maybe its just me, but I tasted a perponderance of walnut throughout this one - something of which I am not accustomed in a pilsner. Clear and crisp, especially in the finish. Thanks, bluesandbarbq, for the opportunity.

  • BLUESANDBARBQ 2568 reviews
    rated 3.6 11 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    A clear yellow pour with a decent head and some lacing. Good carbonation. Malty aroma at first then a good amount of hops in the end. Taste is a good blend of crisp, malts and hops with a clean finish. Very refreshing.

  • BROTHERBRANDO 186 reviews
    rated 3.0 11 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    This blue paddle beer tastes a little bit on the corny side, as my buddy phishpond pointed out. Other than that I think this beer is an ordinary pilsner.

  • PHISHPOND417 3045 reviews
    rated 2.6 11 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 5 | Mouthfeel: 5 | Flavor: 5 | Overall: 5

    Clear golden colour with a frothy white head. Aroma is malty with some grassy undertones. Taste comes across a bit too corny for my taste. What could be a refreshing beer is a bit off balance.

  • IABEERGUY 371 reviews
    rated 2.6 12 years ago

    Aroma: 5 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 5 | Flavor: 5 | Overall: 5

    Not bad for a pilsner. Bright yellow pour with aroma of grass and hops. The flavor is more hops than your average pilsner and when served very cold makes for a decent beer.

  • STOUTLOVER72 2327 reviews
    rated 2.8 12 years ago

    Aroma: 4 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 5 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    Absolutely nothing wrong with this crisp pilsner. A warm Sunday afternoon, sitting and watching my Celtics hanging around in the playoffs like a loose tooth and as I'm reviewing this beer it's touch and go with my Celts. Finished the Mothership wit and it was promising, so this beer was next on deck. The beer pours out a light-golden/piss yellow color with a scant thin head. Aroma has some herbaceousness and light bready sweetness, like a sweet french bread. Hops seemed to be lacking though. Mouthfeel is subdued, not very assertive..just kinda...light. Flavors are simple enough to detect...light grass, light citrus and a crisp, clean finish. Reminded me in many ways of NC's Scrimshaw Pils.

  • STBLUES 183 reviews
    rated 3.1 12 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    This brew poured a pale golden color with a nice white head, pour head retention, fair lacing. Aroma was malty and grassy. Flavor was strong pils malts, grassy hops. Mouthfeel thin, light body, crisp, but not special.

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