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Primátor Double Bock Beer - Pivovar Náchod a.s.

Primátor Double Bock BeerPrimátor Double Bock Beer

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BA SCORE
80
good

110 Ratings
THE BROS
75
okay

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Ratings: 110
Reviews: 89
rAvg: 3.49
pDev: 18.91%


Brewed by:
Pivovar Náchod a.s. visit their website
Czech Republic

Style | ABV
Doppelbock |  10.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: packetknife on 12-02-2003)
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Reviews by OhYesILoveBeer:
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OhYesILoveBeer

Georgia

2.55/5  rDev -26.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Primator 16.9oz bottle into personalized "K" snifter. No freshness date indicated.

Pours a dark ruby red with lighter hues around the edges. "Had" a very thin dark tan head that immediately disappeared, quote "Had".

Smells of sugar, alcohol soaked prunes and figs, and traditional special dark malt. No hops to speak of.

Tastes really really really sweet! UGH! This beer is beyond cloying. It started with a traditional dopple malt presence, and almost instantly turned into this gigantic sugary sweet beast with no let down. This is one hell of a sickeningly sweet brew!

Mouthfeel is extremely thick and syrupy, typical of the style in heavier dopplebocks.

Overall this is one incredibly sweet beer, not something I'm a fan of at all. I honestly cant imagine pairing this with anything other than heavy chocolate dishes to combat the sickeningly sweet taste and aroma. Not recommended, but if your on a budget ($3.49) and looking for something high in abv, and you don't mind liquid sugar than you should grab one. If not then dont bother, there are plenty of other perfect examples of the style elsewhere. Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

12-21-2010 05:14:04 | More by OhYesILoveBeer
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s4s

California

4.5/5  rDev +28.9%

04-02-2014 01:16:51 | More by s4s
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KFrank729

Ohio

4/5  rDev +14.6%

03-21-2014 12:07:09 | More by KFrank729
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Ozzylizard

Pennsylvania

2.91/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Undated bottle at 45 degrees into imperial pint
Strong aroma of malt
Head average (3 cm), fizzy, rapidly diminishing to 2 mm layer
No lacing
Body deep garnet, clear
Flavor very strong malt, no hops, no alcohol, no diacetyl, quite sweet but with a slightly bitter and alcoholic aftertaste
Palate full, creamy, carbonation lively

Meh – IMHO barely drinkable, certainly nothing to recommend it except cost/ABV. The Czechs should stick to lagers and pils.

Serving type: bottle

03-13-2014 11:52:19 | More by Ozzylizard
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tard24

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +28.9%

01-02-2014 09:09:56 | More by tard24
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Axnjxn

North Carolina

3.93/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle into a primator flute.

dark brown pour..nice inch head thick head. the smell is so...bad . and off, eww. the taste though is so different. dark fruits, sweet candy sugar..lasting sweetness. wow..I love it. big feel, medium carbonation.

overall tastes so Damn delicious. recommended!!

Serving type: bottle

12-06-2013 02:39:52 | More by Axnjxn
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SetarconeX

Florida

3.91/5  rDev +12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a dark reddish brown, with Coca-Cola style foam on the top. Big fizzy bubbles. Smells a bit like raisins and phenols. On first sip, this beer does very little to hide the 10.5% alcohol. Flavors of raisin and phenols. Absolutely one of the most harsh Doppelbocks I've ever had.

Falls quite a bit flat compared to the dark, rich Doppelbocks I'm used to. It does, however, pack quite a punch in the ABV. Drinkable, but I'd probably try to avoid it unless trying to get tipsy in a serious hurry.

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2013 03:15:08 | More by SetarconeX
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sd123

Louisiana

4.5/5  rDev +28.9%

11-09-2013 01:57:59 | More by sd123
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brandonld23

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +21.8%

11-01-2013 00:55:30 | More by brandonld23
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Kopfschuss

Oregon

3/5  rDev -14%

09-22-2013 07:47:33 | More by Kopfschuss
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falloutsnow

Illinois

3.64/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

From: Binny's, Bolingbrook, IL
Date: None, but "375" stamped on back of label
Glass: Ayinger bock glass

Primator's Doppelbock is an intensely focused doppelbock, that emphasis being on dark, dried fruit (raisins, figs, prunes) with accents of caramel, roasted malt, and ethanol. Somewhat curiously, the emphasis on toasted bread and caramel are very much subdued in this beer. In this way, it has similar qualities to a Belgian Strong Dark Ale, which I was immediately reminded of upon drinking. For $3 per 500ml bottle, this was an interesting doppelbock, one definitely skewed away from style, but still enjoyable. Tempting to revisit.

Pours a 1.5cm tall head of beige to light tan colored foam, made up of small bubbles that yield a rather foamy appearance, with average retention of roughly one minute, fading to a thin film of lace atop the body, thicker around the perimeter of the glass. Beer is a dark brown to black color, with light changing nothing in regards to the darkness of color. As the body is opaque, no carbonation is visible through it.

Aroma is a strong mixture of raisin, dried black fig, 120L caramel malt, roasted malt, and ethanol, the ethanol becoming more apparent as the beer warms.

Flavor is of heavy raisin, roasted malt and 120L caramel malt, brown sugar syrup, borderline cloying, but actually
Front of palate detects heavy malt sweetness (pale with emphasis on caramel and roasted), a blend of raisins with brown sugar and roasted malt, black dried figs, dried plums, and slight anise. Mid-palate is intensely of dark, dried fruit, ethanol, and sweetness: heavy raisin, dried plum, brown sugar syrup, roasted malt, and anise. Back of palate detects ethanol, dark dried fruit (raisin, prune, black fig), heavily toasted bread, and dried fruit ester sweetness blended with roasted malt. Aftertaste of raisins, brown sugar, molasses, roasted malt, and substantial ethanol.

Beer is medium-heavy in body, with carbonation of medium-low intensity, resulting in a smooth, somewhat foamy, slightly watery mouthfeel. Ethanol is easily felt in the nostrils, palate, and back of throat, as heat or burning. Closes dry, with substantial stickiness on the palate and lips.

Serving type: bottle

08-27-2013 07:09:45 | More by falloutsnow
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jzlyo

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

07-05-2013 00:27:14 | More by jzlyo
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AltBock

Ohio

3.61/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Long neck 500ml bottle with a simple black and gray label. On this label is a red rectangle with "Primator" in shiny gray letters. Below the name are 3 gold medals and a fake red wax stamp. The back label contains all the mandatory US info and a bottle number of some kind. The large neck label has the brewery's crest and everything you want to know about the beer.

I poured this high proof Doppelbock into my Samuel Smith Imperial pint glass. Out of the bottle came a beer that looked like a solid black ink beer. When I got a good look at it in the glass, I saw that it was more of a dark mahogany brown with a dark ruby center. Either color was fine by me. On top was a creamy 3/4 to 1 inch light tan colored head of foam. This head of foam had great retention! It dropped down to a 1/4 of an inch and stayed with the beer until the last drop of beer was gone. The head of foam was the icing on the cake. It's a sight to see!

For some stupid reason, I found this aroma to be sleeping. I know the aroma could have been maltier, but it decided to keep the malt down to a minimum. This was a slightly malty aroma with some sweet caramel, a splash of chocolate, a hint of black cherry, and then this sleeping aroma finished up with a faint aroma of hops and alcohol. I thought the alcohol would come out more in this 10.5% beer. Of course that's what I said about the malts. The aroma was fine, but it had more potential to be better than this.

After my first sip of this Doppelbock, I was surprised to find this beer very sweet. Not sugar sweet or candy sweet. It was just a shade under that. The taste was sweet with toasted caramel malts, those caramel square candies, a pinch of brown sugar, a drop of molasses, a subtle hint of raisins and plums, and then it finishes up with a mild taste of sweet alcohol. Even the alcohol couldn't get away from being sweet. I like my Doppelbocks maltier than sweet, but going down the sweet road isn't all that bad. The first few sips is where it shined, but then the sweetness came swooping in and took care of that.

This almost too sugary Doppelbock was medium bodied. It was near the full bodied border, but I think it was the sugar from going over the line. As for the aftertaste, that was sweet too. Who would have guessed that? It was sugar sweet with brown sugar, molasses, toasted caramel malts, regular caramel, and a little sweet alcohol to round off this beer. Around the half glass mark is where you'll feel the 10.5% ABV start to kick in.

It was nice for this beer to walk down the sweet road. Just for once I wanted this beer to divert off the sweet road and go down malt alley. This beer had tunnel vision. It was sticking to the sweet road. It was a nicely priced high ABV beer. In case you don't like the sweet taste, you can always use it as a cheap sleep aid.

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2013 04:14:31 | More by AltBock
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aleslover

Florida

4/5  rDev +14.6%

04-26-2013 22:15:39 | More by aleslover
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dertyd

California

3/5  rDev -14%

04-14-2013 02:54:17 | More by dertyd
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foxyaardvark27

Washington

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

04-09-2013 21:12:51 | More by foxyaardvark27
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artoolemomo

Oregon

2.75/5  rDev -21.2%

03-31-2013 05:37:20 | More by artoolemomo
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Fatehunter

Oregon

3.24/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A nice finger of tan head on a dark brown body.
The aroma is a blunted roasted malt and mild chocolate. A bit weird.
The taste is rich and sweet and sweeter. Wow.
The texture is sticky with low carbonation and medium body.
The super sweet taste was tough to handle and the aroma was interesting.

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2013 05:30:00 | More by Fatehunter
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elNopalero

Texas

3.63/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This pours a dark, dark brown—almost black—with tight foam which rapidly dissipates.
It has a distinct malty-sweet aroma with some caramel notes. Mouthfeel is immediately boozy—you can definitely tell the ABV from first sip on. It tastes sweet and malty with notes of light cocoa and a caramel sweetness. Oddly there is a whisper of tin on the finish that is unwanted and distracts from the beer as a whole. Otherwise it warms well and makes a solid sipper.
(And, as an aside, mixes well with colas.)

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2013 07:27:48 | More by elNopalero
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Loogs

Wisconsin

2/5  rDev -42.7%

01-10-2013 02:19:39 | More by Loogs
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Jparker37

Wisconsin

3.8/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

500ml bottle poured into a pilsner glass.

A - Small tan head from a vigorous pour has some big bubbles. Dark brown in color with good clarity. No lacing left on the glass and the head completely dissipated.

S - Rich with some sweetness. Complex caramel aroma approaching raisin-like quality. Alcohol sits in the background.

T - Rich caramel all over the flavor which is a little on the sweet side. Slight chocolate tone with a red fruit/raisin quality. Clean finish along with considerable alcohol warmth.

M - Full bodied, sweet, light carbonation.

O - Very smooth and full malty flavor. A little on the boozy side, better doppelbocks have a bit more drinkability. A little too sweet and overly fruity malt.

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2013 23:02:48 | More by Jparker37
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udouche

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

12-14-2012 22:34:25 | More by udouche
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t0rin0

California

2/5  rDev -42.7%

12-08-2012 22:13:47 | More by t0rin0
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Glibber

Idaho

3.65/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Told Matt the beer guy that I was looking for a good bang for the buck beer thet was not too hoppy. I have been getting into doppel bocks. He denoted raisons and alcohol, and I think he was right on. Like many doppelbocks I had to aggitate on the pour to get any significant head. Minimal lacing, and just a thin layer of white around the perimeter of surface. A dark coffee color with brilliant red when held up to light. Nice carbination.
The nose is fantastic and really reminds me of the quads and crand cru beers I love. The taste is very dark fruit and raisons, however the alcohol is not hidden as much as some of the higher end beers. My wife mentioned the syrup flavor, but this beer gets better as it warms up- and like many of the dark fruit, malty beers, they are great for sipping and flavors change as the temperature does. At 10.5%, this beer can really hit you...

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2012 04:56:10 | More by Glibber
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ckollias

Maryland

3.18/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Enjoyed this bottle out of a large snifter glass.

A: Pours dark brownish/black hue with a thin off-white head that ends in a wispy lace leaving a partial trail down the glass.

S: Sweet licorice and malt aroma.

T: Similar to the smell the flavor consists of sweet licorice and malt which finishes on the sweet side..

M: Heavy body and medium carbonation. Had a syrupy quality too it.

O: I’m not a huge fan of double-bocks – always seem a little too sweet for me.

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2012 02:47:05 | More by ckollias
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Primátor Double Bock Beer from Pivovar Náchod a.s.
80 out of 100 based on 110 ratings.