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Primator Dark Lager - Pivovar Náchod a.s.

Primator Dark LagerPrimator Dark Lager

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BA SCORE
81
good

42 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 42
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 14.33%


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

Style | ABV
Euro Dark Lager |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Globetrotter on 12-14-2003)
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Reviews by froghop:
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froghop

Washington

3.4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

pours a dark brown with a large dirty white head, and great lacing.

smell is of malt, some caramel, and a little sweetness in the back.

taste is smooth, malt, a touch cocoa, some roastiness, and a little caramel, ends a little dry.

overall a nice dark lager.

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2010 15:32:40 | More by froghop
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acdcsmith22

California

3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

01-23-2014 02:25:02 | More by acdcsmith22
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Saksis

Norway

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

01-12-2014 19:25:03 | More by Saksis
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CBodamer

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

11-28-2013 17:14:30 | More by CBodamer
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pathman

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

11-21-2013 03:30:32 | More by pathman
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emerge077

Illinois

3.69/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2013 01:48:45 | More by emerge077
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Kopfschuss

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

09-22-2013 07:47:52 | More by Kopfschuss
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SoPeL

Poland

3/5  rDev -15.7%

08-12-2013 16:27:50 | More by SoPeL
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Segelstrom

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -15.7%

08-05-2013 12:08:46 | More by Segelstrom
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Romania

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

05-15-2013 18:36:14 | More by Ciocanelu
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BamfBacon

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

05-02-2013 08:42:08 | More by BamfBacon
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RD1163

California

2.5/5  rDev -29.8%

04-08-2013 04:40:52 | More by RD1163
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Fatehunter

Oregon

4.1/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2013 05:12:31 | More by Fatehunter
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Tnkemist

Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

01-01-2013 06:38:35 | More by Tnkemist
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sbanacho

California

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

11-16-2012 05:03:07 | More by sbanacho
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BrazilianAussie

Brazil

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

11-14-2012 22:49:41 | More by BrazilianAussie
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Gambrinus1184

Connecticut

2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

10-31-2012 23:49:00 | More by Gambrinus1184
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Greece

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

10-13-2012 11:23:01 | More by pappetros
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kangasmaa


2/5  rDev -43.8%

08-11-2012 19:58:09 | More by kangasmaa
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aztraz

Sweden

3/5  rDev -15.7%

04-05-2012 22:06:15 | More by aztraz
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Zachtheporter

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

03-10-2012 08:04:41 | More by Zachtheporter
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steveh

Illinois

4.33/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-05-2012 22:07:28 | More by steveh
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Harkrank

Sweden

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

12-24-2011 07:24:40 | More by Harkrank
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Nerudamann

Oregon

3.58/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Look – very dark brown, but still able to see through it. About two fingers’ worth of light khaki-colored foam that dissipates somewhat quickly.

Smell – malty, and indeed much like a dark lager. It has a bit of a porter-like smell. With a roasted quality and chocolate notes.

Taste – malty, but with a tinge of bitterness that must come from hops that don’t appear in the taste itself. It tastes dark and bold, with less of a chocolate hint in the taste, but still a bit like a porter.

Mouthfeel – also like a porter, the Mouthfeel is deceptively thinner than you would think. Here, it’s very well balanced.

Overall – pretty decent brew. Not terribly interesting to think about, but not dull either.

Serving type: bottle

11-28-2011 02:31:56 | More by Nerudamann
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rhoadsrage

Illinois

3.7/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

(Served in a dimple mug)

A- This beer pours a dense crystal clear dark brown body that has a glow at the base. There is a creamy thick oatmeal colored head that sticks to the glass leaving register marks with each sip.

S- The dry toffee has some slightly sweet brown malt notes with a hint of Munich malt sweetness in the finish.

T- The slightly sweet brown malt with a touch of dark pot caramel and a melanoidin note that grows dominate as the beer warms. The finish is a soft dry bittern green noble hop note.

M- The medium mouthfeel has a mellow fizz in the finish and no alcohol heat noticed.

O- This had a lot of the similarities as their double bock but the melanodin and sweetness really start to dominate as it warms and there isn't any alcohol or hops to cut the sweetness.

Serving type: bottle

08-23-2011 20:02:11 | More by rhoadsrage
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Primator Dark Lager from Pivovar Náchod a.s.
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