New Belgium Blue Paddle Pilsner: Folly Pack (1 of 5)
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
Artwork: Follows the New Belgium brand label template, featuring a canoe with a blue paddle on the shore of a lake.
Aroma: No aroma.
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.