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Primátor Maibock - Pivovar Náchod a.s.

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Primátor MaibockPrimátor Maibock

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84 Reviews
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Reviews: 84
Hads: 120
Avg: 3.62
pDev: 16.3%
Wants: 3
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Pivovar Náchod a.s. visit their website
Czech Republic

Style | ABV
Maibock / Helles Bock |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-02-2003

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Photo of Jason
3.9/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of RoyalT
3.88/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 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. There’s 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. It’s hard to pull off good grain, but they seem to be doing it here. There are some raw wheat flavors that aren’t 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. It’s strong, grainy, sweet, alcoholic, but smooth. Well done.

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Photo of bsp77
4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of tyleeis
4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

Photo of chinchill
3.6/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

500 ml bottle.
Despite expectations and appearances (this is a medium Amber with excellent clarity), this is a malt bomb with rather minimal hops. Lightly sweet but not cloying.

Medium body and medium carbonation.

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Photo of rhoadsrage
3.84/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

(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.

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Photo of TheSixthRing
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of cokes
4.35/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

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Photo of Sammy
2.81/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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.

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Photo of Golden2wenty1
3.7/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of brewerburgundy
3.8/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of dertyd
4.17/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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Photo of NeroFiddled
4.02/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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!

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Photo of Fatehunter
3.82/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

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Photo of grahuba
3.77/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheMrFarnham
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of mikefuski17
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of G_Mad
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Kunstman
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of Kuhnzie8637
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of jsh420
3.58/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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

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Photo of ChipChaight
3.67/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JaySat
3.61/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dukeofearl
3.88/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

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Primátor Maibock from Pivovar Náchod a.s.
82 out of 100 based on 84 ratings.