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Czech Mate - Paddock Wood Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
85
very good

54 Ratings
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Ratings: 54
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 10.29%
Wants: 7
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Paddock Wood Brewing Co. visit their website
Saskatchewan, Canada

Style | ABV
Czech Pilsener |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Noxious26 on 06-24-2006

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Photo of Bunman3
3.99/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampled on tap at Fionn Macool's - very pleased to find a pub with the good taste to have Paddock Wood on tap. This is a very enjoyable Pilsener - clear, golden, with a nice floral/citrus/Saaz nose. There are plenty of layers to the flavours here. The biscuit malt provides a good base, there are grapefruit whispers, and a lovely, mouth-pleasing hop finish. This is easily one of my favourite Canadian-made Pilseners.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -27.4%

Photo of CalgaryFMC
4.09/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours light gold with around three fingers of off-white head. Aroma is biscuit malt and floral, spicy hops with a touch of citrus tang. Taste is surprisingly complex, a hops forward pils with Saaz spice but also some light grapefruit with a lingering bitter finish. A touch of white grape and sour candy. Nice oily mouthfeel. Really complex and interesting for a pils, almost ale-like in terms of fruity notes which presumably derive from the hops. Purists might quibble a bit but in my view this is what a good pils should involve: Obvious pale malt but also some hoppy punch to add nuance. Nice work and perhaps Paddock Wood's best along with Loki.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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3/5  rDev -20.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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3/5  rDev -20.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of smakawhat
4.12/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a sam adams pint glass.

Creamy and three finger fluffy white head, good retention and staying power. Brassy yellow clear body, almost pale amber, with little rising carbonation at all.

Nose is mellow citrus lemon and lime. Some classic grass like hop, bakery bready malts and candy store almost minty fresh. Really nice.

Taste follows the nose and a wonderful balance. Good sweetness, matching citrus and candy grapefruit. A little bit of baby aspirin. Mouthfeel, is dense but little carbonation, good malt backbone coating. Grass angle seems lost but so much imteresting and nicer flavors I dont mind.

Overall, very memorable, very different for this style also, quite enjoying this, would love more.

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of mick303
4.08/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a flared pilsner glass, with a big head of froth, which lingered, receding slowly, carbonation is initially quite lively, and remains quite strong. Colour is of a bright gold.

Nose is what I would expect of a pils, touch of crisp mineral smell.
Flavour is quite enjoyable. It has some nice balance here. It is quite refreshing and flavourful.
Mouthfeel is medium, with a good balance of bitterness. Goes down smoothly. Leaves a bit of a tongue-coating bitter finish.
Overall its an easy-drinking, flavoursome pilsner, without obvious flaws, refreshing and not over the top bitter. Enjoyed it.

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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3/5  rDev -20.8%

Photo of wordemupg
4.05/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

355ml bottle poured into pint glass 9/10/11

A clear light yellow with lots of bubbles of all shapes, sizes and speeds feeding a short lived thumbs width of bone white foam that leaves lace where it existed

S zesty lemon with some hops and grainy sweetness

T nicely hopped with a floral aspect that works well for it, a little sweet but not a bad example of the style

M refreshing zip to it, I wouldn't say it finishes clean but the aftertaste is tame and just a little bite

O I like the hop profile of this one it works within the style, pretty good beer that would make a good session

I thought I'd reviewed this before but maybe not, this would go well with some summer sun but a chilly fall evening seems to work to

Photo of Converge
3.82/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

341ml bottle poured into a 16oz Pint glass.

A - Just under a finger-and-a-half of puffy white head. Glowing golden-yellow hue. Not much head retention. No lacing to speak of.

S - Tons of piney hops and sour lemon scent. Lots of bitter citric aroma here. A little floral, but pretty earthy as well. Grassy.

T - Citric zest and clean, piney hops. A little drying tart feel on the finish. Overall really clean and easy to drink. The zesty hops add a nice crisp feel. Grainy malt backbone sits underneath the bittering qualities.

M - Light but prickly carbonation. Pretty dry, hoppy finish. Clean and light body, but not too light.

D - Surprisingly bitter and hoppy. Admittedly I am pretty unfamiliar with Pilseners, and I've never tried any Czech Pilseners, but this was pretty good. A solid dryness and bitter feel in the finish. Overall, a clean and crisp brew with a simple but enjoyable flavor.

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Czech Mate from Paddock Wood Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 54 ratings.