Primátor 21% Rytírský (Knight's Lager) - Pivovar Náchod a.s.
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3.75/5 rDev +9.6%
Bottle Number 9! I'm slowly coming to the end... too soon! Blind Beers are definitely the best beers, no joke.
A- An interesting tangerine color, light carbonation. Singular bubbles independent of cascades rise from the nucleation points of the glass. A finger of head developed on the pour of purest wedding lace that slowly dissipated to a complete pond scum. The collar is relatively large compared to most other beers, but the lacing is too light.. disappointingly so and the stickiness of it is minimal at best.
S- Strong orange zest is the first thing that pops into my mind. Orange candy sweetness with the bitterness of citrus fruit rind. A light citric acid background follows the sweetness. In the middle of everything is a sharpness I equate to most spiced beers. Like a pumpkin ale that uses the whole kitchen cabinet without the identifying aromas.
T- Hmm. Wow, after the nose this confuses me. It instantly assaults with classic scotch ale flavors but it doesn't look nor smell like one. Super sweet, malty. Caramel and toffee flavors. Bright on the sweetness to the point of almost becoming acrid. In fact, the finish is a lingering generic bitterness from the sweetness rolling off into the sunset. The opposite to a good western, the hero leaves the town without clearing it out of the offensive bad guy.
There isn't too much to discuss for flavors. Sweet to start bitter to end. Caramel and toffee. Low hop component, mostly tannic bitterness.
M- Full, thick, syrupy body. Carbonation stronger than I thought right in the beginning. Cascades from the edges inward and help settle the tremendous sweetness. The alcohol is there, causing a light puckering of the lips with burning sensation, however its smooth. It can't be too high, but enough to notice it. Less than 8%... Maybe a solid 7%?
I like it. I'm gonna call it a scotch ale. Maybe a bit too sweet, maybe a bit too thick. Maybe its a combination of things. Like most scotch ales it borders the line of being a full meal in a glass. However, the color is all wrong, there is no roast to it.. so.. Uh, I know I'm wrong on scotch ale. Not belgian strong ale because that would require some belgian yeast characteristic... I'm stuck!
Reveal is...wtf? Huh? Primator 21%, Flip those two numbers for 12! I like it. Now I get it! Euro Strong Lager! Derp derp derp! When I saw 21% on it I almost flipped my lid. There was NO way in hell it was 21%, but I guess it is just a name. The back reads 19.06.09 which I assume is bottle dating.
01-16-2012 21:17:50 | More by Khazadum
3.4/5 rDev -0.6%
Drank from mty Weihestephaner Weizen Glass.
A - Pours a clear straw colour with a white fluffy head that dies rela quick.
S - Sour melomn like aromas with som grains.
T - Vey sweet taste that never really balances out some small grains but not enough to turn it around.
M - Light body and plaenty of carbonation.
D - Not well enough balanced cause the sugar kills it.
05-29-2010 15:37:51 | More by eric5bellies
3.53/5 rDev +3.2%
A: Bronze body with medium head, visible light carbonation.
S: Alcoholic with some hidden but bitter sweetness.
T: Still strong in taste with a lot of sugar, cinnamon.
M: Medium body with light carbonation, light after-taste.
D: Nice to try, however not so nice I would archive it.
05-27-2010 21:25:18 | More by mmahut
3.45/5 rDev +0.9%
It pours a crystal clear and carbonated bright golden yellow. A finger of slightly off-white head disappears soon to a spotty layer of fuzz. Frowns of lacing droop along the inside of the glass.
In the aroma, a light malt sweetness is quite thin and sparse. A mild bready yeastiness comes through along with an outlying and distant spicy crispness. Alcohol is integrated but apparent.
Upon tasting, the malt is pale and obviously lightly toasted and very sweet with a candy sugar backing. An apple crispness is unable to obscure continued sugar content. The alcohol is actually somewhat cooling, but notable in presence. A small measure of baked bread breaks through residual sweetness. The finish is a slightly spicy hop bitterness that serves to confuse along with the enduring sweetness. The effect, in the end, is big, but not especially impressive.
Medium bodied, the sugar lends a syrupy feel to the flow, with a reasonably thick and rounded presence on the palate that is actually rather pleasant.
This was brought to me by a friend returning home from the Czech Republic. It arrived with what he insists is a strong reputation in its homeland. Over here, while certainly free of adjuncts and other macro-esque characteristics, the thin aroma and displaced and unmitigated sweetness don't really live up to the ostentatious name. It's fairly drinkable if you can get past the full-on sugariness devoid of other malt assets. The country from whence it came may be proud of it, but I look forward to trying some of the finer offerings in the future.
08-08-2008 15:34:06 | More by Foxman
British Columbia (Canada)
3.6/5 rDev +5.3%
Big head with an orange tinted tan body. The nose is boozy malt with fruit on the background. The beer is a finessed big lager with a semi sweet finish that softens the beer. This is a fairly drinkable strong lager with enough complexity to make sipping an option. There is a rounded full mouthfeel that in my opinion make the beer searching for.
06-27-2008 01:32:18 | More by canucklehead
3.13/5 rDev -8.5%
Beer bottle (50cl), tasted in 2004.
Appearance : deep golden color, with white foam head.
Smell : fruit, sugar and alcohol in the nose.
Taste and mouthfeel : Flavour offers some toasted and grainy malts, fruity esters and alcohol.
Drinkability : an average lager (too strong for my taste)
03-24-2008 16:21:15 | More by thierrynantes
3.05/5 rDev -10.8%
From a 12 oz bottle marked (best by) 5 FEB 08. Into the cervoise, its a dark honey color with visible suspended sediment. A couple feeble carbo streams evident. Pillowy, thick, off-white head of two fingers fades slowly to a wispy cap and good, clingy lace. Nose is initially soapy; warms to a sweet maltinesss with no hops in evidence, along with a faint skunk. Hint of alcohol. Tastes of near-cloyingly sweet malt, a bit of sweet dark fruit (cherry?), no hops. A bit of alcohol. Rather muddled flavor, a bit like thin, sweet fruit syrup. Mouth is thin, wet, and a bit flat. Drinkability is not too good, as its too sweet and thin for more than one.
Overall: Definitely more of a Euro Strong Lager than a dopplebock, this one is oversweet, a bit flat, and underwhelming.
11-23-2007 04:35:39 | More by jettjon
3.73/5 rDev +9.1%
Labeled "Blond Doppelbock" and with a whopping 9% ABV, I expected the alcohol to hit my nose as soon as I opened the bottle. But it didn't happen. In fact, when I poured the golden liquid into the glass and lifted it to my mouth, the scent was of robust, if very bready malt. The taste, too, was free from the astringent alcohol I expected. Instead, it was a bready, honey-like malt flavor within which there was a distinct (and pleasant) fermented taste but not particularly alcohol--perhaps akin to a barleywine (type) taste. I sipped anyway (and glad I did), but it was quite refreshing. Not complex by any means; but a nice tingling warmth. Thankfully, not the head-rush I had expected to ruin the experience. Not bad at all.
03-28-2007 01:38:33 | More by tugdriver7
3.55/5 rDev +3.8%
This beer pours a clear golden amber color into the glass. There's a thin white head that sits atop the brew. The aroma is fruity and quite sweet, with just a hint alcohol. The overall aroma is a bit musty, as well.
The flavor is very sweet, with an almost cantalope quality. Sweet raisins, and caramel round out the taste. The alcohol is slightly noticeable in the finish. Mouthfeel is medium, smooth, and very clean. Slightly high ABV, but still fairly drinkable. Overall this is a pretty good lager if I do say so myself. If you can find it, give it a whirl.
03-23-2007 02:15:14 | More by BBM
3.3/5 rDev -3.5%
Soon to be known as "Primator Blond Doppelbock" when US importers re-label it.
Ap: Clear, medium straw color, off white fades quickly to nearly nothing.
Ar: Nose is very fruitymelon like, with notes of freshly baked apples. Lightly floral. Malty sweetness remains crisp, not overly sweet on the nose, and without the robustness of a full-blown bock's maltiness. The 9% ABV is relatively well restrained.
T: Flavor is massively sweet, with spry carbonation and melon-like flavors. Some purely sugary flavors (begins sharply sweet, with a bite, mellows and becomes more warmly sweetalmost melting across the palate), with subtle notes of grape skins and chardonnay. Borderline fusel alcohol detected.
F: Hop bitterness comes in late to dry out the sweetness, though the sweet notes prevail. This is a tough one to drink much of, but its still nicely done. While the sweetness is borderline cloying, the hops do a great job of offsetting, but still, its got a brashly sweet core. No corn though.... good times...
Misc: Quite nice as an alternative to malt liquor too bad it has to be branded as "malt liquor" in the USA (per label requirements)its really not even in the same league. Much smoother, more nuanced, more presence.
02-16-2007 05:30:18 | More by AdvocateFan
3.55/5 rDev +3.8%
Thanks Radek. Works out from 21% gravity to a very strong ABV, not available in old Communist days. Lots of barley, and some wheat. Yellow, soapy head. Pale malts and other malts. Bold taste, tongue burn from alcohol and sugar and Saaz hops. A must try lager.
06-12-2006 23:08:04 | More by Sammy
2.68/5 rDev -21.6%
(500 ml bottle, traded with a Danish beer rater). Golden colour, good thick head. Aroma of molasses and alcohol, hints of oak. Flavour is very sweet and alcoholic, a decent hoppy bitterness in the finish cant save this beer from being too cloying sweet in my book.
04-19-2005 11:40:58 | More by Sigmund
Primátor 21% Rytírský (Knight's Lager) from Pivovar Náchod a.s.
80 out of 100 based on 16 ratings.