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Primator Dark Lager - Pivovar Náchod a.s.

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Primator Dark LagerPrimator Dark Lager

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BA SCORE
82
good

45 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 45
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 13.97%
Wants: 2
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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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4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

RoyFokker, Jul 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

brongladest, May 06, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Sspeer1, Apr 28, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

acdcsmith22, Jan 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Saksis, Jan 12, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

CBodamer, Nov 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

pathman, Nov 21, 2013
Photo of emerge077
3.69/5  rDev +3.1%
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.

emerge077, Nov 11, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Kopfschuss, Sep 22, 2013
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3/5  rDev -16.2%

SoPeL, Aug 12, 2013
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3/5  rDev -16.2%

Segelstrom, Aug 05, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Ciocanelu, May 15, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

BamfBacon, May 02, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -30.2%

RD1163, Apr 08, 2013
Photo of Fatehunter
4.1/5  rDev +14.5%
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.

Fatehunter, Jan 25, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Tnkemist, Jan 01, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

sbanacho, Nov 16, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

BrazilianAussie, Nov 14, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

Gambrinus1184, Oct 31, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

pappetros, Oct 13, 2012
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2/5  rDev -44.1%

kangasmaa, Aug 11, 2012
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3/5  rDev -16.2%

aztraz, Apr 05, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Zachtheporter, Mar 10, 2012
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4.33/5  rDev +20.9%
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.

steveh, Mar 05, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Harkrank, Dec 24, 2011
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Primator Dark Lager from Pivovar Náchod a.s.
82 out of 100 based on 45 ratings.