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Primator English Pale Ale - Pivovar Náchod a.s.

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Primator English Pale AlePrimator English Pale Ale

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Ratings: 23
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.42
pDev: 7.6%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Pivovar Náchod a.s. visit their website
Czech Republic

Style | ABV
English Pale Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: velkyal on 09-11-2008)
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Picked up in a supermarket in Brno. The brown 33cl bottle has a long neck and a red, green and gold label featuring the depiction of a monastery above the label. The back label lists ingredients in Czech and Slovak, neither of which i can decipher. Best before 9/1/09, I opened it on 1/18/09.

Pours a clear copper-orange under a one finger beige head that settles slowly to collar and film, but leaves no trace of lace on my glass. The nose is mild, with a hint of grain and a touch of berries. The mouth is fairly thick and well-carbonated. The taste is smooth, with some sweetbread malt in the opening and clearly English hops (ruddles?) backing it up. It does in fact taste like an English pale ale, and not a bad one, either. The mild but long-lasting bitter aftertaste invites another sip, much as the best British ales do.

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Impressive half-glass head; recedes slowly; clear copper color; leaves light lace.

Mostly malt aroma; I detect a small level of metal in the smell.

Like an English mild but far more thicker. The carbonation is very low given the richness--reminds me of a cask drawn beer. The hop level is almost imperceptible, even the finish is malty.

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This is my wife's number 1 tipple, and although I drink it occassionally it is not one of my preferred beers from the Primator range.

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Primator English Pale Ale from Pivovar Náchod a.s.
80 out of 100 based on 23 ratings.