New Belgium Blue Paddle Pilsner: Folly Pack (1 of 5)

New Belgium Blue Paddle Pilsner

Brewed by: New Belgium Brewing

Beer Classification and Specs

  • Style: Lager
  • Variation: Pilsner
  • Seasonal: No
  • ABV: 4.8%
  • IBU: 33

Notes: Part 1/5 in Summer Folly variety pack tasting flight.

Brewer’s Notes and Ingredients

Our first foray into lagered beers, Blue Paddle Pilsner-Lager, is a Czech style pilsner with a refreshing crispness from noble hops and a rich, malty finish.

Hops: Saaz, Liberty, Target

Malts: Pale, Munich, Carapils, Aromatic


Lager Yeast

First Impressions

Artwork: Follows the New Belgium brand label template, featuring a canoe with a blue paddle on the shore of a lake.

Color: Golden.

Aroma: No aroma.

The Tasting

Arrived in: Bottle

Served in: Tasting Glass

I will make this review short, since New Belgium Blue Paddle Pilsner was not good at all.

Aroma and flavor were both missing.

I dare anybody to blind taste test Blue Paddle vs any American domestic beer, and be able to pick it out of the lineup.

Final Score: 1/5


New Belgium Blue Paddle Pilsner tasted like an American “water beer” w/ less flavor than most water beers. A lazy effort from a supposed craft brewery.

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