1. Don't miss our 7th annual American Craft Beer Fest featuring 640+ beers from 140+ brewers this May 30 & 31 in Boston, MA! Buy your tickets now!
  2. BeerAdvocate on your phone?! True story. Try the beta now.

Primator English Pale Ale - Pivovar Náchod a.s.

Primator English Pale AlePrimator English Pale Ale

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
80
good

16 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 16
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.41
pDev: 8.21%


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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: velkyal on 09-11-2008)
View: Beers (13) |  Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Reviewers
Ratings: 16 | Reviews: 7 | Show All Ratings:
Photo of thierrynantes
thierrynantes

France

3.03/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Beer bottle (33 cl.), tasted in 2011.

Appearance : clear amber color, with white foamy head (not persistent).
Smell : malty aromas.
Taste and mouthfeel : medium body, sweet malty with caramel notes.
Drinkability : an average beer in the style English Pale Ale.

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2011 20:24:35 | More by thierrynantes
Photo of ADZA
ADZA

Australia

3.35/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I gotta admit this brew pours a nice light see through copper hue with decent carbonation that leaves behind a two finger head and some sporadic lacing and looks like it might be alright but looks is where it stays unfortunately,the smell is an average mix of sweet aromas of light toffee and some caramel malts,it has an average mouthfeel for the style which doesnt suit it and has tastes of caramel,toffee,cherries and finishes with a bittersweet finish where the bitterness is nicely counter acted but to be quite honest it lacks substance and needs to have more body and flavour to have a regular spot in my fridge and will not be revisiting anytime soon.

Serving type: bottle

08-28-2010 12:33:09 | More by ADZA
Photo of mmahut
mmahut

Czech Republic

3.38/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: High carbonation body with huge head.

S: Light caramelly smell with hops, apple and subtone of malt.

T: Sour taste of hops with forest fruits. Apple, citrus, flowers, grains.

M: Medium body with strong carbonation.

D: Average EPA for low price, nice.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2010 21:23:21 | More by mmahut
Photo of smcolw
smcolw

Massachusetts

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

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.

I think this beer could easily get lost in Britain. A great diversion from the light bodied lagers in the Czech Republic.

Serving type: bottle

12-07-2008 22:08:53 | More by smcolw
Photo of velkyal
velkyal

Virginia

3.63/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Although it is labelled as an English Pale Ale, it is rather darker than many I have had - distinctly red in colour and with a nice head.

It is very smooth with a good malty taste.

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.

Serving type: bottle

09-11-2008 09:58:10 | More by velkyal
Photo of rvdoorn
rvdoorn

Netherlands

3.73/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Funny; a Czech-brewed "English Pale Ale" which I had in a Slovak pub. The beer pours a bright, yellow-brown color with a persistent creamy yellow-white head.

Smell: Hoppy and malty, fresh citrus (grapefruit) sweet honey/caramel

Taste: Sweet, full of honey, some hints of grapefruit, with a surprising and sudden bitter aftertaste (hoppy).

Mouthfeel: Creamy, medium carbonation and easy to drink.

Overall: A nice beer, not too special, but a very decent brew. Would not refuse another one

Serving type: bottle

08-24-2009 19:09:20 | More by rvdoorn
Photo of Globetrotter
Globetrotter

Virginia

3.83/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2009 19:35:04 | More by Globetrotter
Primator English Pale Ale from Pivovar Náchod a.s.
80 out of 100 based on 16 ratings.