Primátor Maibock - Pivovar Náchod a.s.
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4/5 rDev +10.2%
Pours a brilliant golden color witha nice head that leaves a nice amount of lace,aroma is all malt grainy and fruity with some hints of alcohol.Taste is a malt bomb (me like that)bready malt with a hint of alcoho with a decent fruitiness to it.No hops here a beer that really takes the edge off,nice beer.
05-27-2004 01:15:04 | More by oberon
3.9/5 rDev +7.4%
Appearance This one poured a brilliant, almost glowing orange in color and was crystal clear. The big carbonation was just gushing up the glass. The head was modest but lingering.
Smell The grain here is strong but softened by an easy, candy sugary aroma that has a bit of artificial orange to it. Theres a sweet, raw barley aroma here as well. The ABV is noticeable at the smell as well.
Taste This has some good, sweetish grain notes. Its hard to pull off good grain, but they seem to be doing it here. There are some raw wheat flavors that arent like an American Wheat Ale or a German Hefe Weizen. It is more like the flavor of wheat that you get when stripping it right off the stalk out in the field. It closes with some light, herbal and citrus hoppy notes that seem to be out of place for the style but are nevertheless tasty.
Mouthfeel This big, medium-bodied Bock has a sharp alcohol sting. The huge carbonation that you could see in the glass is subtle on the tongue.
Drinkability This is the equivalent of high-quality malt liquor. Its strong, grainy, sweet, alcoholic, but smooth. Well done.
12-03-2004 14:42:42 | More by RoyalT
3.9/5 rDev +7.4%
500 ml brown bottle with no freshness date. Foiled neck and gold bordered label give the bottle a nice look.
A- Deep bright golden hue, great clarity with semi-sticky head.
S- Freshly cut grass with a mild fusel alcohol in the aroma, other than that the nose is pretty clean.
T- Mild honey like maltiness turns quickly to a hard-lined graininess ... clean but aggressive. Hops helps to balance but character struggles with the maltiness a bit. Alcohol is clean and warming.
M- Smooth and creamy with an underlying crispness. Medium body.
D- Pretty easy to quaff but a big enough body to keep the sipping to a minimum.
07-06-2005 00:43:58 | More by Jason
4/5 rDev +10.2%
Received in October shipment of my BOTM club.
Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Summit Pint glass.
Appearance: Clear golden amber-blonde with thin white head. Some bubbly lacing lines that rise and fall.
Smell: Fruity and bready malts with a strong noble hop spicy kick. Some alcohol is noticeable as well.
Taste: Interesting mix of semi-sweet fruit malts (peach, apple, pear, orange) and a very dry, spicy and peppery hop bite.
Feel: Moderate carbonation, smooth sweet body that abruptly turns very dry at the finish.
Drinkability: Pretty strong Maibock overall in terms of malts, hops and alcohol - not that I'm complaining.
10-30-2009 21:43:51 | More by bsp77
3.85/5 rDev +6.1%
(Served in an American pint glass)
A-Nice deep golden color with a good clarity and lots of tiny bubbles. The head is thin and soapy with a nice pale white color
S- Wonderful malty aroma that is a little sweat and slightly roasted. Just a faint hint of alcohol in there aswell. No really notice of any hops.
T- Nice hop pepperyness at the beginning that then blends with a sweat malt flavor, but not cloying. It finished pretty clean with a nice gentle alcohol warmth handing on.
M- Nice medium mouthfeel with a hint of fizz from the carbonation. A very faint alcohol warmth at the finish.
D- Very nice beer and this would make a good session beer for spring. Even though it has a big malt taste it has enough hops and alcohol to balance out. It goes down smooth and has a nice complexity about it.
04-05-2005 23:45:57 | More by rhoadsrage
3.78/5 rDev +4.1%
Appearance - Pours a clear, golden honey color with a finger width head and average retention, resulting in a lace that's sparse, hanging mostly around the edges.
Smell - Notes of honey and lightly toasted grain. Hints of grassy hop.
Taste - Follows the nose; starts with big honey sweetness, then a bit of grassy bitterness kicks in, increasing as the flavor works it's way into the finish. Subtle hints of butterscotch in the aftertaste, before more bitterness returns.
Mouthfeel - Medium in body, with decent carbonation. slick and smooth to begin, but ends a bit dry.
Overall - An interesting beer; lots of honey character, but the bitterness cuts through to give this brew a bittersweet quality not unlike a lot of Octerberfest brews.
10-15-2012 02:04:17 | More by TheSixthRing
4.38/5 rDev +20.7%
Crystalline golden under a small blanket of white.
Nose of caramel and brittle herb spice.
Begins malty, obviously. Full of bread, and caramel, and reduced pears. Vanilla forms after a moment or two, and it develops a tickling graininess. Turns just a touch toasty as it flows down the tube. It carries a brisk, well lagered sense. Ends with a relatively loud Germanic hop spiciness, coupled with a lingering caramel-vanilla sweetness. There is not a single trace or stray vapor of alcohol.
Medium-full in the mouth. Given levity through the steady, but compact carbonation.
This blonde bock carries some pilsener elements with it, while still steadfastly representing its given style.
What a tasty creation.
08-24-2004 07:08:37 | More by cokes
2.83/5 rDev -22%
I'm sorry, this beer did not work for me. I didn't like the aroma, it was caramel but stinky a bit like cheese. The looks, light amber with temporary big foam. Body was OK, though carbonation seemed unsuitable. Caramel taste with some bitterness, bit the whole experience did not work so not so drinkable.
11-07-2010 00:42:48 | More by Sammy
3.68/5 rDev +1.4%
Picked up a single at Steve's (Univ Ave) here in Madison.
Pours a vibrant, crystal clear amber with a tall white foamy head. Smells rich and malty, grassy, with some sweet caramel notes. First taste reminded me a lot of my local gem, Capital Blonde Dopplebock - robust with sweet caramel malts and grassy notes - but sadly picks up some astringent, medicinal, bitter notes that give the tongue a little twitch and detract from the overall drinkability, though the 7% is well-hidden. Mouthfeel is rich and full. This is a solid dopplebock, but I guess I'm spoiled with Capital in town. Worth a try as it's still not a bad light dopplebock.
11-08-2005 05:54:41 | More by Golden2wenty1
3.78/5 rDev +4.1%
16.9oz bottle, Sam Adams perfect pint.
I'm seeing a darker honey orange beer; the rather creamy, sustained, and finely bubbled head makes this look rather like an ale.
Initially, earthy, herbal hops emanated from the glass. Past that is a honey and graham cracker lager-like sweetness, but one with more depth, as it should be. A buttery, almost diacetyl, aroma is there but doesn't seem out of place while any alcohol character is fleeting.
There is a strong sweet honey and cereal grain body right up front. A surprisingly strong dank bitterness follows up quickly and the finish would be nice and clean but for an herbal, lavender lingering flavor. There is the essence of alcohol that makes one think that letting this warm to room temperature would expose something to sting the nostrils.
I think it could use some more spritz, but in my experience the Sam Adams glasses knock a lot of carbonation out quickly so I'll give this the benefit of the doubt. Body is just moderate and not at all syrupy.
I am pleasantly surprised at just about every part of this beer. For some reason I expected a big, hot lager, and that is not what I got. Everything comes together nicely, but I do think it is a little too heavy to be a quencher.
08-11-2011 22:22:52 | More by brewerburgundy
4.2/5 rDev +15.7%
Serving type bottle to a chimay goblet
A-a nice dark copper color with little to no head and no laceing
S- sweet malt with almost no hop smell at all
T- really yummy lol a lot of malts with a little bit of hops at the end
M-really crisp lots of carbonation
A realy good beer one of my fave lagers I can put theese back all day and at 7% you can't taste the alcohol really smooth beer
01-28-2013 07:39:17 | More by dertyd
4/5 rDev +10.2%
Primator Helles Bock
2008 World Beer Awards: World's Best Lager & World's Best Strong Lager
OG: 16˚Plato; Alcohol by volume: 7.5%
"Traditional time-demanding brewing process delivers rich, perfectly balanced flavor that has astonished both beer professionals and enthusiasts around the world"
...don't believe everything you read...
It looks good... nice frothy head of off-white. Clear, glowing golden amber body beneath. Tiny bubbles rise steadily. Good head retention. Some nice lacing. For a strong beer it's right up there as far as retention and lacing go.
The aroma delivers bready malt with a little bit of gentle caramel and dry brown sugar, and a hint of hops and alcohol to round it out.
In the mouth it's medium bodied headed towards full with a dextrinous edge; and it's gently crisp with a fine bubbled, median carbonation level.
The flavor, however, offers a harshness that's a stumbling block. Alcohol cuts through it, and at only 7% alcohol by volume it combines with the spicy and floral/grassy hop flavors (it's 100% Saaz) and bitterness to leave it raspy at the back of the throat. A certain balance is needed, yes, otherwise it becomes cloying, but this is just a bit too jagged to keep it drinkable beyond one serving. Fortunately, a nice dollop of honeyish malt is present to help sooth it in the finish as you work through that first glass.
Nice, but no cigar!
01-20-2011 01:16:24 | More by NeroFiddled
3.8/5 rDev +4.7%
One finger of head on an almost clear copper colored body.
The aroma is wet hay and barnyard with the slightest lemon. Bold.
The taste is a rich malty sweetness at first, then a lemon bitter with a quickly following candy sweet note.
Smooth texture with moderate carbonation and medium body.
An enjoyable beer for sure.
01-26-2013 04:44:30 | More by Fatehunter
3.58/5 rDev -1.4%
pours bright gold with some hazy sediment - 1 finger white head that left some spotted lacing
smells of sweet bready fruit malts
taste is very sweet cereal grains and apples
mouthfeel is light with good carbonation
drinkability is ok - i only bought one so i dont know if drinking more could put one into a sugar coma
08-23-2010 03:34:55 | More by jsh420
3.93/5 rDev +8.3%
Pours a medium golden with a large head composed of large bubbles, moderate carbonation. As the head dies off, some lace remains on the sides of the glass. Pleasant looking beer. Aroma is is of malt and very gentle hops- they are there, but not strong at all. Overall weak aroma that isn't bad, but isn't exciting either. Typical of the style, as far as I can tell. Perhaps a slight metallic note?
Flavor is full, malty, slightly sweet, and very enjoyable. I don't really note any hop bite- perhaps it hold this back a bit from being more sweet, but that's about it.
Rich, healthy mouthfeel. This begs to have another, and another.
Overall, I like this as a choice of a general drinking (session) beer- just real easy to drink and enjoy, without being overly complex.
01-25-2005 05:05:19 | More by Dukeofearl
1.98/5 rDev -45.5%
Bottle from Tres Bonne Cuisine....
Clear amber brew with a short lasting head.. no real lacing.
The nose is hot alcohol and butterscotch.. banana and cabbage.
Thick caramel and diacetyl.. vegetal notes are really heavy.
Not good... pretty damn bad.
06-16-2013 06:24:17 | More by JohnGalt1
3.98/5 rDev +9.6%
I got this single, 330ml brown bottle at the Binny's store in Plainfield, IL for $1.79. No freshness date.
The beer poured a clear golden orange color with a 2-finger white head that lasted about 2 minutes. Lacing was decent.
The beer smelled like a mix of caramel, toffee, and honey.
Mostly toffee flavored malty sweetness with plenty of mild hops for good balance. Both the toffee and the bitterness rermain in the aftertaste.
Medium bodied with slightly higher than average carbonation.
I liked this a lot. Easy to drink with well hidden alcohol.
10-01-2011 05:19:49 | More by matjack85
3.1/5 rDev -14.6%
Pours a dark golden orange with some cloudiness to it and a full inch or so of thick white head, good retention and lace. The aroma has fresh malted barley alongside an earthy and bitter, hot hop character. The flavor begins with a mild pale malt character with some nice grain flavors, then the hops kick into a full hops bitterness that is a bit floral but also quite astringent and surprisingly harsh on the palate. Lingering bitter finish with some cookie and pepper. Body is medium viscosity with a smooth, moderate carbonation. Not too impressed with this one, a bit rough around the edges and drinks slowly.
03-27-2010 23:43:26 | More by vacax
3.45/5 rDev -5%
Deep gold/ light amber. A white head with nice retention and lacing.
Sweet grainy malt, grassy hops and a subtle fruity/banana aroma.
Taste upfront is a decent balance of sweet caramel malts and grassy hops but then some hop bitterness and alcohol flavor on the way down and after.
Feel is smooth and creamy with medium carbonation and body that's nice, but there is astringency from the hop bitterness and alcohol.
Overalll, a decent Maibock. The higher alcohol makes you feel good, but not so nice on the aftertaste and finish.
01-18-2010 21:43:27 | More by qazelisc
4/5 rDev +10.2%
Hazed, orange blonde with a creamy bone colored head that leaves sheets of lace on the glass. Rich and malty with plenty of fruity yeast in the aroma. Rich and malty with nutty and green apple flavors with a dry champagne yeast quality in the finish. Alcohol is well hidden. Full bodied with smooth carbonation. A tasty surprise.
06-03-2010 23:50:47 | More by biggred1
3.43/5 rDev -5.5%
a-I guess I forgot how to pour a beer, half the glass is foam. Once the head settled a bit, nice dark gold. Brilliantly clear. Huge eggshell head.
s-Bready and munichy malt aroma. very low hop aroma. bread crust.
t-very malty. Low hop bitternesss. slightly sweet.
m-medium carbonation. No alcohol burn.
d-decent beer. I always seem to think this when I have a german or czech lager, but this was probably better over there.
05-05-2010 23:21:10 | More by organicbrewer
Primátor Maibock from Pivovar Náchod a.s.
82 out of 100 based on 99 ratings.