Name: Blue Paddle Brewery: New Belgium Brewing, Colorado Style: Czech Pilsner Alcohol: 4.8%
Brewer: New Belgium Brewing
New Belgium Brewing “Blue Paddle” Review
Good Sunday morning! I hope everyone is doing well. We’re going to be reviewing this new brew from New Belgium. Honestly, I haven’t had anything from them that I rated over a 4 (which is outstanding), so let’s see if this one breaks the combo:
Name: Blue Paddle
Brewery: New Belgium Brewing, Colorado
Style: Czech Pilsner
Poured from a 12oz bottle (enjoy by date 27Sep15) into a pilsner glass.
LOOK: Pours with two finger’s worth of thick, white foam that refused to die. Gold in color with a massive amount of bubbles. Lacing is moderate.
SMELL: Has mild aromas bitter hops, earthy yeast, and pale malts that combine with hints of floral hops, sweet malts, and grassy aromas.
TASTE: Initial taste is of mild earthy yeast and a hint of sweet malts. Mild pale malt and floral hop flavors enter right after as yeast flavors remain but sweet malt flavors become more prevalent. As all flavors now persist in strength, mild bitter hops flavors enter last. This creates a very complex and quite enjoyable final taste.
FEEL: Light-bodied, hardly carbonated, with an extremely crisp finish.
NOTE: I recommend you give this to Coors lights fans and watch them turn away from that and onto this.
OVERALL RATING: 3.67 out of 5.