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Primator Premium Lager - Pivovar Náchod a.s.

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BA SCORE
82
good

95 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 95
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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TheHoppiest

Ohio

3.53/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Had in a pint glass from a 500ml. Is a pleasant yellow with a thick white head. Has a malty smell, grassy and yeasty.

Relatively smooth taste, like a typical European lager. Decent, but in an already crouded genre, there are better choices. Probably won't find it in my fridge again.

Serving type: bottle

05-16-2010 02:41:21 | More by TheHoppiest
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atis

Finland

3.45/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

500 ml can from Prague

Pours golden, aroma is typical light malt with spicy hops. Taste is similar sweetish malt with pleasant grassy hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium, seems to be a bit thicker than standard Czech Pils.

Overall, drinkable, but not very exciting beer, it seems that several other Primator brews are way better.

Serving type: can

06-11-2011 16:12:00 | More by atis
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Unchi

California

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

11-23-2012 22:22:12 | More by Unchi
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mrmanning

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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!

Serving type: can

11-02-2009 16:04:24 | More by mrmanning
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sixerofelixir

Ohio

3.93/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle. A number stamped on the back label. Classy-looking, light-brown bottle.

Pours a clear, light golden. A white head soon dissipates, but patches the glass a bit. Smell is of cut grass. The first taste is a husky, light malt, but soon the taste buds are deluged with mineral - gobs of metallic, heavy well-water flavor. Finishes with a crisp, snappy hops. Tasty indeed. This would pair well with some good, sharp cheese.

Serving type: bottle

06-04-2011 04:51:50 | More by sixerofelixir
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herrburgess

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +11.1%

05-27-2013 17:13:47 | More by herrburgess
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jackndan

Illinois

3.88/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Primator, no not a double bock, rather it is a hearty lager from the Czech Republic. This beer pours a fairly deep golden color. The aroma is nice and rich, malty. This is obviously not a Czech style pils, it is very malty, much more than is typical for the style. Initial sweetness leads to a toasty middle and a fairly understated aftertaste with hints of toffee. This is actually a nice beer at any price, but at 99 cents for a half a liter, it is a steal.

Serving type: bottle

06-01-2003 18:39:46 | More by jackndan
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ambruns1979

California

3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

02-23-2014 08:21:48 | More by ambruns1979
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Thrasher

Oregon

3.53/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A malty, metallic Bohemian pilsener, pouring a slightly tarnished brassy color with decent head, leaving stagnant pools of foam and minimal lacing. Strong malty aroma with elements of bread crust, cracker, and vague boiled vegetables. The beer goes down quite easily, with a generous sweetness from the malts balanced by typical pilsner hoppage: heavily herbal, a bit of grass, and maybe even a twinge of black licorice. A large gulp reveals a sharpness and slight sourness that is most likely the result of time and travel. Hops taste slightly stale but I am inclined to hold that against the importer, distributor, and vendor, rather than the brewery. Easily avoided by taking smaller sips and revelling in the malty qualities up front. Mouthfeel thin and refreshing; drinkability decent if not through the roof.

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2004 03:27:20 | More by Thrasher
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zenithberwyn

California

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

08-25-2012 09:03:48 | More by zenithberwyn
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His_Royal_Hoppiness

United Kingdom (England)

3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

02-17-2014 22:40:30 | More by His_Royal_Hoppiness
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KFrank729

Ohio

4/5  rDev +11.1%

03-21-2014 12:07:26 | More by KFrank729
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Murph

Arizona

2.93/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

09-22-2002 11:38:52 | More by Murph
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DbbC

Illinois

4/5  rDev +11.1%

01-20-2014 03:25:19 | More by DbbC
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beertaster13

Washington

3.9/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very nice lager, pours a golden yellow with white head that is quite nice to look at, lacing is average. The smell is very malty, slight toasted grain, touch of fruit. The taste is maltier than most lagers, rich but still smooth, goes well with meals, the caramel grains are pleasant, slight hops cleanses the palate, light bodied and great session beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-16-2004 05:00:03 | More by beertaster13
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lsummers

California

4/5  rDev +11.1%

03-22-2014 05:24:50 | More by lsummers
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chasmandocharles

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -16.7%

10-05-2013 23:57:57 | More by chasmandocharles
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Duvel

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

03-09-2013 16:19:55 | More by Duvel
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czechsaaz

Washington

3.93/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Light hop aroma (Saatz) A little malt.

Pours pale gold and perfectly clear. Smallish but persistant head.

Nice interplay of pils malt and bittering hops. Clean and malty but with a nice hop aftertaste.

Pretty much everything you look for in a czech Pils-type lager. Refreshing, bitter but not palate challenging. I could drink a lot of this.

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2005 00:20:35 | More by czechsaaz
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IRONRakkasan

California

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

08-02-2013 04:10:28 | More by IRONRakkasan
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Harkrank

Sweden

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

12-24-2011 07:26:10 | More by Harkrank
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fullsweep

United Kingdom (England)

3.55/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

500 mL brown bottle poured into a pint glass.

A: golden-yellow beer with a very thick and rich foamy head of off-white (mostly white). Beer underneath has complete clarity.

S: for some reason I always get lentil/legune/sprout scents in pilsners, and this is no different here; mixed with sweet grains.

T: Creamy and smooth though not as sweet as some Czech pilsners I've tried.

M: Very smooth, rich, creamy.

D: A nice pilsner that I had not tried, nor even heard of until a friend brought one round the house. Glad he did!

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2010 21:19:54 | More by fullsweep
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Telestic

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

02-16-2012 10:03:02 | More by Telestic
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kflorence

California

4.16/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours clear and golden with hints of copper and a fourth inch of head atop that sticks around for awhile and leaves a bit of lacing on the glass as you drink. Carbonation levels look solid. Very inviting for a lager.

S: Toasty malts, vanilla and butter with slight floral hop notes lingering in the background.

T: Follows the aroma quite well. Sweet grains with buttered biscuits, toffee, vanilla and cream give way to a lingering bitterness that morphs into a bittersweet flavor on the tongue after the swallow.

M: Light bodied, smooth and creamy with slight chewiness. Carbonation is tamer than expected. Super sessionable.

O: Honestly one of the better lagers I've had the pleasure of drinking. Simple, but well done. If you're looking for refreshment or drinkability, look no further.

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2013 00:07:36 | More by kflorence
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ernie

Russian Federation

3.68/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

500 cl brown bottle. Color pale golden, high level of carbonation, modest head, even more modest lace.

Aroma hoppy with hint of herbs and spices.

Start spritzy, malty, body slender, on the dry side, by no means not thin. Smooth and pleasant mouthfeel when the carbonation settles down. Great hoppy finish and delightful spicy aftertaste.

A decent beer. The best from Nachod brewery.

Serving type: bottle

06-19-2006 14:11:15 | More by ernie
Primator Premium Lager from Pivovar Náchod a.s.
82 out of 100 based on 95 ratings.