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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 2.82/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.79   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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This Czechmate Pilsner is modeled after the famous Czech beers. It has a straw-gold color. The malt flavor is soft and biscuit-like. The mouthwatering Czech hops linger on the tongue. The pilsner cold ages for eight weeks, making it finish clean and crisp.

Gold medal- 2013 North American Beer Awards
Silver medal- 2004 North American Beer Awards
Bronze medal-2006 North American Beer Awards


2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
ads135 (2814) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - DEC 27, 2013
Not one of my favorite pilsners. There isn’t much to differentiate this from the macros. Its even has some of that adjunct sweetness. The hop choice was spot on, however. Tried in Sheridan, WY in 2013.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
3fourths (7859) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 11, 2013
Draft at GABF 2013. Strong DMS / cabbage aroma with a strangely cinnamon-like "red hot" candy note. Strong sourdough bread yeast mustiness and an armpit sweat stink with toaster oven-burnt bread crumbs and an sourkraut finish. Grainy, sour, acidic, dirty with a thin body. Low sweetness and low but grating bitterness. A shameful mess of a pilsner.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beernovice39 (3102) - Montana, USA - SEP 16, 2013
On tap. Golden pour with a white head. Nose of grass and biscuit. Taste is bready and grassy. Mild

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
DuffMan (6462) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 8, 2013
Bottle, no BBD on bottle. Pours a medium clear golden with a scant white head. Aroma is grainy with lightly sulfurous undertones. Flavour is grainy and sweet with a light greenstick bitterness and some metal in the finish. I’m not sure whether a lack of freshness may be skewing things here, but I do not see how this beer could have won any awards. It wasn’t good.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
wasabi1200 (15) - Montana, USA - FEB 26, 2012
I was reading the newest issue of Brew and the cover photo had me craving a light beer so I picked up a sixer of Czech on the way home. It’s a softly lit beer with a light head and hoppy accents. I’m not a huge pilsner fan so my opinion of the beer was already a bit skewed before even raising it to my lips. Still, what I find most notable about this beer is that it makes me thirsty FOR it. I’m not particularly attracted to the flavors but something about its body likely won’t allow it to reach a room temperature - I keep reaching out.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
jrallen34 (3478) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 9, 2011
bottle... dark straw, medium clarity, light white head, forms mostly a ring, light lace... very grainy, lots of wet cereal, a bit of sweet note to it, finish is a little wet dog, not a big fan... tastes like cereal in water, bad skunk metallic finish, not very good

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oldrtybastrd (3225) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 6, 2010
Pours a dark golden yellow color with a fizzy white head. Aromas of grains, grass, floral hops. Flavors of cheerios, with a nice hop finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jake65 (2588) - Williston, North Dakota, USA - AUG 1, 2008
Tap @ The Silver Dollar in Cody, WY. Poured a wispy blonde color with enough haze and a big white head. Light aroma of wheat and grass. Taste is malty with floral and grassey hop tones. A slight bready feel.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - AUG 14, 2007
Tap @ The Grizzly Bar in Roscoe, MT
Pours a clear gold color, nice white head and nice lacing. The nose is biscuity with some husk, light alcohol and hops. The flavor is full bodied and malty. Lots of crisp hops. Clean, lacking the snappy hops in the tail but quite malty for a lager.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - JUL 27, 2007
Draft at Foster & Logan’s in Red Lodge, MT on 7/17/07. Light gold pour under a quickly diminishing white head. Grainy with a light hops in the aroma. Tastes pretty malty, and there is a bit of stickiness on the palate. Lacks the clean bitterness of a good Pils, making me wonder if it was actually brewed with an ale yeast. Not a bad beer, but just no what I’m looking for in this style.


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