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Primátor Double Bock Beer - Pivovar Náchod a.s.

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BA SCORE
80
good

120 Ratings
THE BROS
75
okay

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Ratings: 120
Reviews: 92
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 18.47%
Wants: 1
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
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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Photo of jds16
3.4/5  rDev -3.4%

I'm a doppelbock fan, and I like a few other brews I've tried from this brewer. At $2.39/500 mL I had to pick this up.

Deep brown-red, fizzy tan head that dissipates quickly. Smells like pancake syrup, booze, and dark bread. Tastes like prunes soaked in alcohol, with a sickly sweet finish. Aftertaste is overly sweet. Full, sticky mouthfeel.

At first, I thought this was going to be brutal. But with time (and temperature increase?), it's grown on me. Good thing I have a sweet tooth. This brewery makes better beers than this (Maibock for sure), but for the price point, it's not too shabby.

jds16, Yesterday at 01:52 AM
Photo of MikeCactusGordon
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

MikeCactusGordon, Sep 02, 2014
Photo of Jefe76
3.76/5  rDev +6.8%

Jefe76, Aug 29, 2014
Photo of JoelClark
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

JoelClark, Aug 03, 2014
Photo of kmahe
4.25/5  rDev +20.7%

kmahe, May 23, 2014
Photo of bcsbeer
4.25/5  rDev +20.7%

bcsbeer, May 18, 2014
Photo of Sspeer1
3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

Sspeer1, May 13, 2014
Photo of LiquidAmber
3.96/5  rDev +12.5%

Poured into a Celebrator pokal. Pours a very dark mahogany brown, nearly opaque, with a fine one finger light tan head with great retention and sheets of lacing. Aroma of caramel malt, dried citron, mild cherry, sweet with slight oxidation and booziness. Flavor is big dried dark and light fruit, caramel, hints of chocolate; sweet and warming. Medium to full bodied with mild syrupy texture. A rich, sweet, flavorful doppelbock that seems to skirt to the edge of cloying. There is a definiate booziness to the finish, but the flavors are rich enough that it finishes with hints of an apertif, which is a nice flavor transition. Not for the sweet adverse, but I liked this a lot more than I expected to. I'd definitely get this again if I were in the mood for sweet malt.

LiquidAmber, Apr 30, 2014
Photo of schoolboy
3.78/5  rDev +7.4%

This big beer is just what I expected. Big, bad, sweet and pungent.

It's very dark with little grad or lace. The aroma isn't strong but it is telling of the big sweet taste to come. The taste is a tongue full. It could stand to have more variation, like a smoke flavor or something, but it's just sweet.

The aftertaste is thick and sweet and it doesn't go away. Like other big bocks it leaves me wanting something else, but it's huge and not to expensive.

schoolboy, Apr 26, 2014
Photo of steve99
4.25/5  rDev +20.7%

steve99, Apr 22, 2014
Photo of s4s
4.5/5  rDev +27.8%

s4s, Apr 02, 2014
Photo of KFrank729
4/5  rDev +13.6%

KFrank729, Mar 21, 2014
Photo of Ozzylizard
2.91/5  rDev -17.3%

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.

Ozzylizard, Mar 13, 2014
Photo of tard24
4.5/5  rDev +27.8%

tard24, Jan 02, 2014
Photo of Axnjxn
3.93/5  rDev +11.6%

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!!

Axnjxn, Dec 06, 2013
Photo of SetarconeX
3.91/5  rDev +11.1%

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.

SetarconeX, Nov 11, 2013
Photo of sd123
4.5/5  rDev +27.8%

sd123, Nov 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +20.7%

brandonld23, Nov 01, 2013
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3/5  rDev -14.8%

Kopfschuss, Sep 22, 2013
Photo of falloutsnow
3.64/5  rDev +3.4%

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.

falloutsnow, Aug 27, 2013
Photo of jzlyo
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

jzlyo, Jul 05, 2013
Photo of AltBock
3.61/5  rDev +2.6%

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.

AltBock, May 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev +13.6%

aleslover, Apr 26, 2013
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3/5  rDev -14.8%

dertyd, Apr 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

foxyaardvark27, Apr 09, 2013
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Primátor Double Bock Beer from Pivovar Náchod a.s.
80 out of 100 based on 120 ratings.