Primator Dark Lager - Pivovar Náchod a.s.
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3.15/5 rDev -12%
was hoping it would be a Munich dunkel when I bought it, guess not. 500ml brown bottle.
It pours a cola brown with a foamy head that leaves cobwebs of lacing.
The smell is interesting, it almost has the smell of ovaltine, but with a slap of bread and honey. The hops, like in the other primator brews, were up front and herbal/grassy/medicinal. In this particular brew, they could have done without the hop in the aroma.
The flavor is okay, the hops are overbearing with herbal character, it kind of ruins the already weak taste.
The primator beers are just hopped in the wrong way for me.
08-05-2010 03:40:21 | More by crossovert
3.18/5 rDev -11.2%
Very dark body with a creamy head and a rather smoky nose.
Taste is sweet, very mouth coating and roasty, finishing malty, dry and smoky.
Kind of a rough beer and quite heavy too, although you shouldn't let the cheap looking bottle and the sugar listed in the nutricion facts frighten you off. In the end it's better than one expects.
12-17-2010 20:43:13 | More by stoepsel
3.23/5 rDev -9.8%
Clear dark brown colored beer with a medium sized tan colored head.
Smells mostly of grain and chocolate. Good Nobel hop aroma mostly grassy with a little green herb. Faint smell of molasses.
Starts out malty with a graham cracker and chocolate flavor. Slight raisin bran cereal flavor. Moderately bitter aftertaste.
Mouthfeel is OK.
Drinkability is OK.
01-24-2011 00:36:07 | More by Zorro
3.25/5 rDev -9.2%
500 cl brown bottle. Color deep brown, with red spark. Small and unstable cappuccino head. Very modest lace.
Aroma is a mix of candy sugar with well-roasted malts and dry fruit.
Start is a bit prickly, general mouthfeel smooth, on the thin side. Taste sweetish, malty-fruity, with a gentle note of nuts. Finish fruity-acidic. Aftertaste complex: hops, malts and fruit, rather well balanced.
Worth a try, but there are Czech dark lagers much better than this one.
06-19-2006 14:05:50 | More by ernie
3.4/5 rDev -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.
06-27-2010 15:32:40 | More by froghop
3.58/5 rDev 0%
Firstly my bottle looks abit different to this but its exactly the same beer and it pours a ruby cola hue with nice carbonation that leaves behind a creamy two finger head and a layer of lacing around the sides of glass,i really like the aroma of this its very sweet indeed almost like maple syrup,milo,caramel and lots of honey,the mouthfeel is quite sessionable and just above light but could be thicker and has tastes of sweet toffee,caramel,roasted barley,dark dried fruits and finishes with a buttery,maple syrup smooth finish,overall it definately took me by suprise as i wasnt expecting it to be like this and my only real complaint is its mouthfeel and if you dont like sweet beers you will not like this one but im quite enjoying it and more than likely will revisit.
08-17-2010 12:58:38 | More by ADZA
3.58/5 rDev 0%
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.
11-28-2011 02:31:56 | More by Nerudamann
3.6/5 rDev +0.6%
Comes in a tall brown half-liter bottle with an elongated neck and a pretty cool label featuring the facade of a Czech cathedral and the brewery's coat of arms. Ingredients conform to the purity law. Best before 8/18/04, I opened it on 12/14/03.
Pours a beautiful clear dark brown under a small tan head that disappears too quickly. Much too quickly. The nose is full of sweet caramel, with may one plum thrown in. The mouth is heavy and mildly carbonated. The taste is sweet - caramel and fruit, as promised by the nose. This is followed by some mild hoppiness that lingers well into the aftertaste, which is nevertheless more fruity than bitter. This beer has a lot of promise, and certainly isn't bad, but somehow, I'm disappointed. It seems to be just a bit more watery than it could or should be.
12-14-2003 18:40:28 | More by Globetrotter
Primator Dark Lager from Pivovar Náchod a.s.
82 out of 100 based on 45 ratings.