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Primator Premium Lager - Pivovar Náchod a.s.

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97 Ratings
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Ratings: 97
Reviews: 65
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 11.94%
Wants: 4
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Pivovar Náchod a.s. visit their website
Czech Republic

Style | ABV
Czech Pilsener |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-16-2001)
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Photo of rastaman

United Kingdom (England)

2.35/5  rDev -34.7%

Dad picked up a case of this for 8 pounds or something ridiculous like that, with that in mind this isn't bad. Slightly honeyish with ssome floral hops, fairly bitter. But lacking in most departmnets, nothing distinctive or anything, just a simple, quaffable lager.

09-09-2003 00:25:55 | More by rastaman
Photo of marc77


2.55/5  rDev -29.2%

Clear golden hue w/ profuse threads of bubbles supporting the persistant and thick head. Dense and ornate lace is left. Sweet, grainy malt in aroma, w/ a trace of cooked cabbage. The overall flavor profile is quite sweet, due to the meager hop bitterness. The malt character lacks depth, and consists ofresidual sweetness and light breadiness, but not much else is there. A mildly grassy hop flavor eeks in, but is lost amongst the malt sweetness. Although moderately bodied and smooth in mouthfeel, the sweetness and lack of balance hurts the drinkability. Finishes expectedly sweet. Primator lacks the refined balance of a good Vienna. It falls short of its attractive appearance.

08-25-2002 19:10:03 | More by marc77
Photo of Scooter77


2.85/5  rDev -20.8%

Pours a clear dark gold color with a medium side head that dissipates quickly leaving a very thin lace on the glass. Aroma is very malty with mild hop undertones. The taste is primarily dominated by the malt and finished off by a hint of sweetness. There was an astringent, almost skunky aftertaste left. This beer is OK, at best. I could take it or leave it.

04-02-2003 06:33:15 | More by Scooter77
Photo of BlackHaddock

United Kingdom (England)

2.9/5  rDev -19.4%

Blind tasting at my brother-in-laws, poured into a Berliner Kindl half litre sleeve glass.

Looks and smells like a German/Czech lager, sorry pilsner, obviously from Europe, I said Germany, you can decide if that is good or bad.

Nothing bad, nothing really good about it. Not dry enough to challange the better pilsners, but not sweet either.

The bootle was a 50cl brown affair, The Sunday Times Wine Club sell them by the cardboard crate at a very good rate, according to my brother-in-law. He is welcome to them!

01-13-2007 02:51:50 | More by BlackHaddock
Photo of OWSLEY069


2.9/5  rDev -19.4%

Pours a clean, pale yellow color with a white head. In the aroma, sweet lager like with a small hop. In the taste, earthy malt and a dry saaz hop. A small bite and a light to medium bodied mouthfeel, with a dry earthy malt aftertaste. Nice dry, fresh hop presence and a touch of earthiness.

10-06-2010 14:05:25 | More by OWSLEY069
Photo of Murph


2.93/5  rDev -18.6%

This brew pours a beautiful golden copper color with a thick and creamy white head that dissipates too quickly but leaves a nice lace. Sweet maltiness dominates the aroma with a slightly husky grain aroma and very faint hops in the background. The taste starts off with some sweet maltiness before the brief burst of hops in the middle. The hops are then beaten out again by the malt for the finish of the brew. There is a lingering sweet maltiness, almost sticky, along with a strange metallic flavor, almost like I was drinking this out of a can. The brew has a decent body to it but the sticky sweet taste that is left in your mouth drops it down some as well as bringing the drinkability down some. There is just too much overly sweet malt in this beer and not enough hops to balance it out.

09-22-2002 11:38:52 | More by Murph
Photo of dertyd


3/5  rDev -16.7%

04-07-2013 05:05:03 | More by dertyd
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3/5  rDev -16.7%

04-15-2013 21:43:07 | More by PaF
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3/5  rDev -16.7%

07-03-2014 23:25:12 | More by gpratt138
Photo of mrmanning

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -16.7%

Can thanks to Milos- Clear light golden, pours a thin white foam. Simple nose of grain, grassy hops and some pale malts is very clean. Slightly sweet grainy pale malt flavour has a good dose of fresh grassy hops, and is slightly fruity. Slightly sharp in the finish with moderate bitterness. Good. Thanks Milos!

11-02-2009 16:04:24 | More by mrmanning
Photo of ejimhof


3/5  rDev -16.7%

12-30-2012 13:50:26 | More by ejimhof
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3/5  rDev -16.7%

10-05-2013 23:57:57 | More by chasmandocharles
Photo of crossovert


3.05/5  rDev -15.3%

The Primator brand just started to show up in the local stores, 3 varieties, I remember I had had the doppelbock awhile ago and it was pretty harsh. 11.2 oz brown bottle.

Unfortunately all I have is a standard american pint glass to have this in but isn't that what most people drink this out of anyways?
It pours a clear gold, not as dark as some of the other Czech examples, definitely crystal clear. The head is big, fluffy and white and recedes semi-slowly to some decent lacing.

The smell is a huge letdown for the style. Mild grass and huskiness, a hint of bread, but very flat smelling.

Taste is a bit better, the hops come though with a bit more bitterness, actually a pretty high amount for the style, but still it is incredibly over-herbal. The malt isn't what I love from a Czech Pils either.

It does have a nice mouthfeel though.

There are better Czech Pilseners out there, but some people might like this more than me, it is very herbal for the style.

edit, it gets better as it warms, usually I don't have my pilseners as cold as i originally had this one, def enjoyed cool, not cold, still it is pretty average.

08-05-2010 00:54:46 | More by crossovert
Photo of BDTyre

British Columbia (Canada)

3.18/5  rDev -11.7%

Standard fare Czech lager. Slightly cloudy golden colour with a nice white head.

Flowery hop and light malt smell. There are traces of - and I am not kidding- urine. Seriously...there is a faint hint of something that smells like pee.

So-so taste. The saaz stands out, malt is okay. It had almost a lemony-flavour on the first sip, but that disappeared right away. Too bad, as that would almost be enjoyable.

Carbonation is alright, this easy to drink, but not as nice as Budvar.

04-14-2008 02:28:57 | More by BDTyre
Photo of thierrynantes


3.18/5  rDev -11.7%

Beer bottle (50cl), tasted in 2004.

Appearance : Pale golden color, with medium creamy foam head.
Smell : grass and flowery hops aromas.
Taste and mouthfeel : Flavor is bittersweet, fruity maltiness balanced by an herbal hoppy background
Drinkability : an average beer in Czech pilsener style

03-24-2008 16:29:11 | More by thierrynantes
Photo of FLima


3.19/5  rDev -11.4%

Golden color with a thick one finger head with medium retention.
Aroma of caramel malt that is gradually substituted by herbal and floral hops. Hints of minerals and honey.
Flavor of sweet pale malt, bread, floral hops, honey, minerals, grass, mild lemon and oranges, and oxidized apples. Dry and bitter aftertaste.
Light to medium body with low carbonation.
This seems to be well behind its prime date, so the rating is a bit unfair, though I tried to compensate it a bit.

04-02-2014 20:58:07 | More by FLima
Photo of RedDiamond


3.2/5  rDev -11.1%

A clear brew, pale straw in color with a yeasty, lagerish aroma and a scant white head. Delivers the goods but not in great quantity. The flavor is dry and reserved, the body is thin, the mouthfeel ordinary. A trickle of carbonation rises upwards and some yeast sediment sits below. This is a pleasant drinking beer but very modest in scope. Don't go out of your way for it.

03-06-2004 00:04:37 | More by RedDiamond
Photo of RoyalT


3.23/5  rDev -10.3%

Appearance - This one is light orangish-yellow in color with some good carbonation and a moderate head.

Smell - The light corn and grain is borderline offensive and the grainy sweetness at the end comes on suddenly.

Taste - The grain picks up some orange flavor at the taste. The finish is corny and leaves a long aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - This light-bodied Pilsner has some good, active carbonation and is smooth in the mouth. It is very refreshing.

Drinkability - This is a bit harsh for a Pils but it's a good drinker. I wouldn't have more than one at a time, though.

Update - Had this one again in 2010 and didn't like it much better than before. There's just a nasty cornish aftertaste to this Pils that frustrates the hell out of me.

12-03-2004 15:52:13 | More by RoyalT
Photo of froghop


3.23/5  rDev -10.3%

pours a clear straw yellow with a small white foamy head, and some lacing.

smell is of malt, some grain, a tad floral, and some grass clippings.

taste is crisp, grain, citrus, malt, and some hops in the back, end is smooth, and just a little dry.

overall a good pils.

06-27-2010 14:52:30 | More by froghop
Photo of Marius


3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

08-01-2014 13:46:34 | More by Marius
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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

10-28-2013 01:38:45 | More by enelson
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United Kingdom (England)

3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

02-17-2014 22:40:30 | More by His_Royal_Hoppiness
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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

09-22-2013 07:47:05 | More by Kopfschuss
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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

02-23-2014 08:21:48 | More by ambruns1979
Photo of Latarnik

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

05-27-2014 14:18:27 | More by Latarnik
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Primator Premium Lager from Pivovar Náchod a.s.
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