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Primus - Brouwerij Haacht NV

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74
okay

58 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 58
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 3.12
pDev: 17.31%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Haacht NV visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Euro Pale Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: brewdlyhooked13 on 12-26-2002)
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constantine_272

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev +12.2%

04-13-2014 20:46:08 | More by constantine_272
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dcmchew

Romania

3.5/5  rDev +12.2%

07-22-2014 16:54:54 | More by dcmchew
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thecheapies

Pennsylvania

3.36/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Beautiful light gold color with a lot of crusty lacing. Regal top subsides ever so slowly.

Mildly sweet behind moderate aromatic bitterness. Grainy with barley and hints of corn. Hopped to grassy effect with clean lagery malts competing with herbal hop notes. Somewhat floral with a hint of zesty lemon zap.

Stuffy malts scream pale ale despite the clean nose. Much more fruity and estery than your typical Euro Lager/Pils. Some pear and pomme alongside grassy herbals and sprite citrus. Hop elements noted, but the yeast is the feature. Smaller grain bill with some sweet barley steeping and malty runoff in the profile. It could do better to quench the palate. Bitterness is too mild. I really like the light body, and it's carbonated gently. Perhaps, too gentle for the style. I'm not going to complain too much. It works as a solid afternoon drinker.

Serving type: on-tap

07-13-2014 18:17:57 | More by thecheapies
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Zorko

Belgium

3.5/5  rDev +12.2%

07-02-2014 20:57:56 | More by Zorko
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jjd315

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +28.2%

06-23-2014 17:29:00 | More by jjd315
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brandon911

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +12.2%

06-22-2014 22:15:53 | More by brandon911
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mousebeer

New Jersey

2.5/5  rDev -19.9%

06-19-2014 06:33:25 | More by mousebeer
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Tybo

Massachusetts

4.34/5  rDev +39.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Clean and crisp taste to this beer. The bartender said that it outsold Stella in Belgium so i figured it was worth a try. Really surprised by this Belgium Lager - not overly yeasty - really nice dry hop touch in the middle with a clean bite at the end. I will keep an eye out for this one again.

Serving type: on-tap

06-16-2014 15:35:34 | More by Tybo
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Ipetitt

Maryland

4.01/5  rDev +28.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Primus is the little known Belgian powerhouse that is new to the States. It routinely wins awards and I can see why. It has a very clean appearance and mouthfeel. I can't think of a better way to enter the Belgian category than with Primus. It's not overly yeasty, it has a slight clove and banana flavor, but it is not overly powerful. It has a very clean finish with slight biscuity flavor, but this outshines any other standard Belgian lager that I have had.

Serving type: on-tap

06-16-2014 15:35:33 | More by Ipetitt
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Scooby-Brew

New York

4.2/5  rDev +34.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This was a surprising, fresh and bright lager - superior to common Belgian lagers and a fine compliment to lunch or appetizers, since it doesn't overpower. The finish was clean and the mouthfeel very appealing, I will certainly look for it and enjoy it again!

Serving type: on-tap

06-16-2014 15:26:02 | More by Scooby-Brew
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Latarnik

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -3.8%

05-31-2014 22:06:34 | More by Latarnik
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rallyr32

New York

3/5  rDev -3.8%

05-30-2014 14:05:50 | More by rallyr32
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oriolesfan4

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev +4.2%

05-24-2014 23:17:54 | More by oriolesfan4
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tone77

Pennsylvania

3.4/5  rDev +9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 11.2 oz. bottle. Has a pale yellow color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of grains, a bit skunky. Taste is crisp, grains, malts, clean and refreshing. Feels light in the mouth and overall is a smooth and easy drinking beer, great for a hot day.

Serving type: bottle

05-10-2014 07:26:26 | More by tone77
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Bouleboubier

Pennsylvania

3.28/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

(best before 03/09/2014 - is that September?)

A: crystal-clear pale gold liquid... finger width of off-white foam, variety of bubble sizes... actually some lace - in a strange, webby, honey-comb structure... overall, looks like any other pale lager

S: about equal parts of sparkling apple juice, pils malt, and spicy Belgian yeast (a la Duvel)... undercurrent of bubblegummy pencil eraser... the aromas don't explode from the get-go and end up nearly disappearing altogether... lifeless

T: clean, almost German malt/pilsner profile... mildly tannic apple skin flavor sits up front in the palate... very delicate phenolic singe in the aftertaste... sort of dry, grainy-papery foundation - any malt definition has been sanded down to dull, two-dimensional layer of powder

M: fairly light-bodied but with a flattened, deadweight flow... slightly sharp and bright on the carbonation... quite dry, but with a mild powdery yeasty film left on the palate... decent bit of a alcohol glow long-lingering

O: not exactly what I was expecting... it's kinda like a boring mock of Duvel Single - with a few degrees less dynamic flavor

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2014 20:42:44 | More by Bouleboubier
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dreichus

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev +4.2%

04-28-2014 18:48:36 | More by dreichus
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His_Royal_Hoppiness

United Kingdom (England)

2.75/5  rDev -11.9%

04-23-2014 19:01:50 | More by His_Royal_Hoppiness
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jlindros

Massachusetts

3.08/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

new beer that just started showing up in U.S. from Belgium. A little curious but at the same time if they;re giving away a free chalice with a $7 or so 6-pack, you know this has to be so-so beer.

The foamy head quickly rises up and forces me to stop pouring just at the end, 2 finger fluffy head foamy pillowy head fades back at a med pace, reinforced by some streaming bubbles on the sides, bits of lacing, the beer is a crystal clear watery looking slightly tan pale color.

NOse is like a macro Belgian beer, there's a couple really popular ones around Belgian that are advertised everywhere and are pretty bad, this is like that. Aroma of wheat and corn adjunct, plenty of straw, little grassy note and little malt overall, a mild unhappy mineral but not quite sulfury lager yeast, some straw mostly, with a hint of grassy hops.

Taste brings more of the same, very light malt, cracked straw, dried grass, hay, etc, with little overall malt profile and fairly thin and watery. Then a bit of grassy bitter hop note, not a lot but enough so you can detect it. The yeast brings a little softness, but also some mineral flavors, like rock type minerals, and very faint unhappy lager note that even turns a bit bitter itself. Finish is dry and a bit crisp, soft minerals again, light bitterness, more straw and grassy flavors.

Mouth is lighter bod, little thin and watery, decent carb.

Overall it's not offensive, or really bad actually, just very light, thin, watery, little possible adjunct note, but nothing really too wrong, perhaps a bit rushed on the lagering

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2014 22:44:55 | More by jlindros
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Metz

Maryland

3/5  rDev -3.8%

04-12-2014 16:31:12 | More by Metz
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djrn2

New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev -11.9%

04-03-2014 18:03:43 | More by djrn2
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cavemanlawyer1999

Massachusetts

2.75/5  rDev -11.9%

02-25-2014 00:52:04 | More by cavemanlawyer1999
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Goldndomer

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -3.8%

02-09-2014 23:07:02 | More by Goldndomer
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James_NZ

New Zealand (Aotearoa)

3.43/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Nice drinking beer, with only just enough hoppy notes to remain interesting, without being pretentiously "crafty". Little in the way of after taste. A good reliable beer to return to that won't let you down, if lacking something memorable in each mouthful. Can produce a nice head, if that's your thing.

Serving type: can

02-09-2014 04:59:27 | More by James_NZ
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BJSmit

Netherlands

3/5  rDev -3.8%

02-02-2014 20:53:59 | More by BJSmit
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Vylo

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +20.2%

01-27-2014 00:57:44 | More by Vylo
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Primus from Brouwerij Haacht NV
74 out of 100 based on 58 ratings.