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Czech Mate - Paddock Wood Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
85
very good

53 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 53
Reviews: 34
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 10.29%
Wants: 8
Gots: 1 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Noxious26 on 06-24-2006)
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Reviews by IllNate:
Photo of IllNate
3.45/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A - Poors a slightly hazy pale yellow, with a small amount of white head. Poor retention.

S - Smells strongly of pilsner malt and dms. Grassy hops as well.

T - Bitter hops, kind of acrid. Grassy and herbal hop flavoring. Some buttery corn as well.

M - Quite bitter for a pils, a pit puckering. Otherwise good body.

D - Drinkability isn't quite as high as what most are in the style.

IllNate, Jan 15, 2011
More User Reviews:
Photo of beerhunter13
3/5  rDev -20.8%

beerhunter13, Jan 23, 2012
Photo of chickenm
3.63/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly cloudy golden color with a thin white head that quickly fades away. Grainy aroma with a little citrus. Flavor is malt, lemon, and some light hops. Great mouthfeel for a pilsner, smooth body and good carbonation. Overall it's a decent pilsner, quite drinkable and refreshing on a hot summer day.

chickenm, Jul 22, 2010
Photo of LDuke
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

LDuke, Aug 07, 2014
Photo of biboergosum
4.2/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

355ml bottle. Nice to see a Czech Pilsener sixer made 'locally'.

This beer pours a slightly hazy medium golden amber hue, with two fingers of puffy, softly foamy, and moderately bubbly off-white head, which leaves a crazy array of sedimentary rockface lace around the glass as it lazily abates.

It smells of crisp, crackery, and bready pale malt, with a soft cereal character, mildly zesty lemon, a bit of wafting black pepper dust, and sassy grassy (oh yeah!), leafy hops. The taste starts off with a nice, lightly bitter floral hoppiness, that gives way to some heady, grainy cereal and biscuit maltiness, let's say one redolent of a fresh box of Cheerios, before some bigger, brasher grassy hops round things out, amongst some interstitial aerosol pepper.

The carbonation seems a bit high at first, but slowly dissipates, the body a decent medium weight, and sort of touch and go in its smoothness, the hops being kind of funny that way. It finishes nice and dry, the lingering grassy hops and ground black pepper continuing to stand out.

One smooth, and pleasantly peppy pilsener, with an enduring gravitas and duly vibrant flavours, that would (ok, will) be very sessionable. I'd put this up against the (available and fresh) Bohemian greats any day, any time.

biboergosum, Dec 31, 2008
Photo of Sammy
3.6/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to Noxious26. A basic and quite acceptable and fresh pils. Malty and bit floral hoppy aroma, smooth drinking with appropriate carbonation. Satisfying and refreshing. Dry aftertaste. Medium yellow with a moderate white capping. More inoffensive than anything, but freshness appreciated.

Sammy, Oct 08, 2007
Photo of joemcgrath27
3.98/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - very bubbly clear golden, short white head dissipated to a very thin covering
S - floral and grassy hops with a corn/grainy note, very crisp
T - somewhat different than the smell with a very buttery corn and grainy malt character, clean grassy hop note, slightly peppery
M - high carbonation, clean and crisp with a a dry finish
D - a great example of the czech pils characteristics, crisp and clean, hoppy, simple yet flavourful and easy drinking

joemcgrath27, Nov 20, 2010
Photo of vanrassel
3.98/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I recently lamented Wild Rose's Natural Blonde was a limited edition, but I think Czech Mate will ably satisfy my pilsener jones. It's easily as good and among the best you can get around here.

It poured into my pilsener glass golden with a thin, bone-white head. What the head lacked in volume, it made up in staying power and left sticky rings of lace on my glass. The smell was biscuity malt, a subtle grassy aroma and faint floral hops.

Although the hop smell was more floral, the taste was spicy noble hops all the way. The hops pushed aside a bready malt beginning and made for a bitter ending. High carbonation enhanced a crisp, clean, dry finish.

vanrassel, May 19, 2007
Photo of elricorico
4.3/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pale gold in colour with a thin white head. Head fades but leaves plenty of lacing.

The smell is a nice mix of floral and spicy hops. There is a bit of bready malt in there, but it leans heavily towards the hop. Very fresh aroma, pleasant.

This is a very crisp lager with a nice hoppy bite. Lightly fruity up front, with a long mix of citrus flavour that has a little bit of spice to finish.

Light in body, but with a certain roundness. Highly carbonated. Altogether quite refreshing.

This is as good as I've had when it comes to pilsners. A real quaffing beer that has a high quality feel in all aspects.

elricorico, Apr 21, 2007
Photo of Phyl21ca
4.22/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a light golden yellow color lager with a super large pale white foamy head with great retention and some lacing. Aroma of Saaz hops with some nice floral malt. Taste is very refreshing with loads of dry Saaz hops presence and a nice lightly sweet malt backbone with some grassy and floral undertones. Body is average with great carbonation. Very well done and something I would like to have more often if ti was available close to my place.

Phyl21ca, Sep 08, 2009
Photo of smakawhat
4.1/5  rDev +8.2%
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.

smakawhat, Sep 29, 2012
Photo of IronDjinn
3.98/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours out a translucent hazed light amber, tall tight spongy white head with good retention. Chunky slices of lacing.

Bready malt, crisp grains and light grassy hops in the aroma.

Flavour contains mild malt, more metallic grains with a clean mild grassy hop finish.

Medium-full mouthfeel with light carbonation, almost the perfect combination for this style.

Great sessional pilsner, good balance although I do prefer a bit more of a hop zip, although it doesn't detract from enjoying this Czechmate.

IronDjinn, Sep 28, 2009
Photo of spinrsx
3.63/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz Bottle

Appearance – Clear yellow colour with an average size fizzy white coloured head. There is a high amount of carbonation showing and there is a good amount of lacing. The head lasted for around 4 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Grains, floral notes, hops, lemons, malts

Taste & Mouth - The beer has an average amount of carbonation. I can taste breads/grains mixed with light hops and a bit of a floral spiciness. When I had my first smell of the beer it reminded me a bit of a Prima Pils, but unfortunately it doesn't taste like it smells. Maybe I've just got an old bottle, but it has an odd musty taste to it. It finishes with bready slightly bitter aftertaste.

Overall – I'd really like to try this one on draft to see how it compares. It definitely has some promise.

spinrsx, Aug 23, 2011
Photo of Vandelayindustri
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Vandelayindustri, Jun 22, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

LampertLand, Feb 17, 2012
Photo of DoctorStrangiato
3.9/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Poured a 355-ml bottle into a long tulip glass.

Appearance - bright gold with foamy white head. Active carbonation highly visible.

Smell - very fresh pilsner aromas, light and lively hop scents as well as a hint of green apple.

Taste - malty crisp taste, reminds me a little of Pilsner Urquell and some other fire-brewed malt flavoured beers. Nice lasting finish of snappy hops.

Mouthfeel - fairly even flavours but not smooth. The front of the tongue bears the brunt of this concoction and the bitters are tart on the palate.

Drinkability - overall this is a pretty impressive beer. If it was just a little sweeter and bready it would be a close match for Pilsner Urquell. That's a compliment since P.U. is a world-class beer.

DoctorStrangiato, Mar 20, 2010
Photo of grub
3.85/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Viggo brought this one over. thanks eric!

12oz bottle. sampled may 3/09.

pours crystal clear golden yellow with a big fluffy white head. the head drops quickly but leaves plenty of clumpy lace behind.

aroma is nice. light caramel. hint of alcohol. earthy, almost musty character. white bread. bit of cracker.

taste is good. just under medium bitterness level. light alcohol. white bread. cracker. earthy. just a hint of toasty character. bit of orange peel.

mouthfeel is nice. medium-high carbonation seems a touch high. fairly light body with a nice dry finish.

drinkability is good. nicely balanced.

grub, May 03, 2009
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3/5  rDev -20.8%

cfalovo97, Nov 06, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

Idrankthat, Jun 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

LongRoad, Mar 17, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

Tom_Servo, Jun 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

Edgerrin32, Feb 28, 2012
Photo of Dawkfan
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours a light yellow, straw color. A little cloudy as well. Not much of a head even after an aggresive pour. Minimal lacing.

S- Grassy hops, not picking up much of a malt smell, but I'm getting some citrus notes, lemon i think.

T- Floral, fruity, citrusy. Great hop and malt balance. Very nice! this coming from a guy who doesn't enjoy pilsners that much.

M- What a great feel for a pilsner, extremly smooth, light body, med-high carbonation.

D- Extremly high. Definitely one of the best pilsners I've had. Will absolutely be picking up more of this.

Dawkfan, Nov 01, 2009
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

SimonHamm, Jul 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

goalie35, May 04, 2013
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Czech Mate from Paddock Wood Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 53 ratings.