Primator Dark Lager - Pivovar Náchod a.s.
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3.69/5 rDev +3.1%
Back label is printed "375" but no indication of a date.
Thanks to Julie & Ryan for this one!
Dark mahogany copper color when held to the light. Compact layer of velvety foam that seems to subside after a few minutes. Spindly, drippy lacing in the glass.
Smell is a little bland, vague lager yeast and some light traces of maple or tobacco.
Light roasted malt, a little prickly from the carbonation, smooth mild coffee and tobacco flavors linger in the aftertaste. Schwartzbier-ish. Light bodied but somewhat substantial, a little watery in the finish, traces of oxidation. Overall it's a good dark lager, maybe a little bit long in the tooth, but still has some life left.
11-11-2013 01:48:45 | More by emerge077
4.1/5 rDev +14.5%
Almost a finger of tan head on a dark brown body.
The aroma is roasted and chocolate malt. Nice.
The roasted malt comes through in the taste as well, along with a little milk and mild lemon bitterness.
The texture is a little fizzy and crisp.
An enjoyable experience with the flavorful taste but still lighter lager.
01-25-2013 05:12:31 | More by Fatehunter
4.33/5 rDev +20.9%
Another in the Primator line that I happened on by chance. Since this is a Czech dark beer, I'm not sure how to rate this -- I don't believe I've ever had a Czech Dark before.
A -- Clear, deep chestnut color with a dense, light tan head that holds up well.
S -- Rich, toasty, bready malts with a touch of caramel -- even light molasses and finishing with light Saaz hops.
T -- Pretty much the same character as the nose, starting with bready malts that meld into dark bread and molasses flavors (imagine liquid pumpernickel) then into a light Saaz character that balances well with the rich malts in the finish. There's even a mild, underlying roast character and a lightly sweet malt character -- even a light dark fruit character in the aftertaste.
M -- Mouthfeel is soft to dry with a light-medium body.
O -- Sometimes too much Saaz hop can fatigue my palate, but the balance with the toasted and roasty malts -- on top of a very drinkable 4.8 ABV -- makes this a very enjoyable beer.
03-05-2012 22:07:28 | More by steveh
Primator Dark Lager from Pivovar Náchod a.s.
82 out of 100 based on 45 ratings.