Showing posts with label Paddock Wood. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Paddock Wood. Show all posts

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Double Double 2009 (Paddock Wood)

If there were any reason to move to Saskatoon, this would be the only one. Every special release that these guys put out is just spectacular. Luckily I have a buddy that works near the brewery and ships me the limited releases. Thanks Nightware! This brew was sampled May 29, 2010; I gotta catch up on my notes.

Double Double 2009 (Paddock Wood) =7/10

Ratebeer 3.42 90th percentile
Beer Advocate B+

This is a strong nosed little ale. Abundant whaffs of fruit alcohols, solvents and light pit fruits make me worry about open flames. If you can taste anything through the alcohol burn your palate is very robust. Berries, light fruits and big citrus hops with resinous pals are everywhere. This brew is a tad big, boozy and hoppy. It will definitely benefit from aging. I have tried a few aged ones, but I will have to dig up those notes.

Taste +3
Aftertaste +2
Alcohol Content +1 10.5%
Value +1
Appearance 0 (boring label)

Dorothy Goodbody's Country Ale
Dix Grand Cru Damage Control

Thursday, December 31, 2009

Bete Noire Paddock Wood

Bete Noire Paddock Wood

Ratebeer 3.5 82nd percentile
Beer Advocate B+

This one was labeled as a black ale. Perhaps it might be classified as an oatmeal stout. People have preconceived ideas about the word 'stout'. Not all stouts are thick and heavy. Take this brew for example...

Taste +4

With a nose of burnt coffee and roasted grains, you know the flavour will match. It is rich and roasty with dry cocoa powder and coffee malts. The mouthfeel is lighter than expected and effervescent.

Aftertaste +1

The long coating of roast and bitter cocoa faded quicker than expected.

Alcohol Content 0 5.4%

Value +1

It was nice and I would get it again. It should be noted that it tasted suspiciously close to my stout homebrew kit.

Ingame Enhancent 0

Quickly working my through the Big Box o' Beer from Paddock Wood.

Overall 6/10

If you like a dry, roasted stout this one will make you happy. If you like it a lot, make your own. The BrewHouse stout homebrew kit tastes very, very similar.

Stone Bitter Oatmeal Stout
Blackheart Oatmeal Stout
Barney Flats Oatmeal Stout

606 IPA Paddock Wood

606 IPA (Paddock Wood)

Ratebeer 3.2 60th percentile
Beer Advocate B

Taste +2

The nose is right for an IPA. There is the required caramel malt and grapefruit hops. Grapefruit hops begin their assault with a slowly building intensity that just stopped short. Perhaps it is my West Coast palate than expects an IPA to taste like I tongued a ripe grapefruit. This does mean that you can actually taste the medicinal and caramel malts. This IPA falls just below Brocktons.

Aftertaste +1

It is surprisingly dry and clean for an IPA.

Alcohol Content 0 5.4%

Value 0

This might be my biased grapefruit loving tongue. The average IPA person will most likely enjoy it.

Ingame Enhancement 0

This was an early selection in the IPA tasting night with Gordo.

Overall 3/10

Again, this will probably appeal to the calmer IPA drinker. The grapefruit hops and caramel malts are there in the right proportions. It's intensity is just turned down a few notches.

Driftwood Satori IPA
Brew Free or Die IPA
Phillips Crazy 8 IPA

Czech Mate Pilsner Paddock Wood

Czech Mate Pilsner (Paddock Wood)

Ratebeer 3.04 44th percentile
Beer Advocate B+

A big thanks goes out to Nightware for introducing me to this great Saskatoon craft brewery. I picked up their Big Box o' Beer from Firefly. In case anyone is wondering, Firefly has an epic selection of craft beer. This is my new favourite place to go. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable.

Taste +4

I am normally not a fan of pilsners, but this one is well done. The nose is very light with straw, grass, honey and herbal/flower hops. The taste is creamy and slightly bitter/citrus tart hops. This one is not watery at all and very refreshing. The body carries a little lemon bread.

Aftertaste +1

The tart/bitter hops (Saaz) slowly fades away to a crisp ending.

Alcohol Content 0 5.2%

Value +1

This was a very refreshing brew; well done.

Ingame Enhancement +1

Just to bump the score up.

Overall 7/10

This is a pils had the correct way. It is refreshing in taste and not watery tasting like other 'pilsners' one the market.

Bitburger Pils and Palm Springs
Pacific Pilsner (100th review)
Panzer Imperial Pilsner