Primátor Maibock | Pivovar Náchod a.s.

Primátor MaibockPrimátor Maibock
BA SCORE
48.1%
Liked This Beer
3.64 w/ 129 Ratings
Primátor MaibockPrimátor Maibock
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Pivovar Náchod a.s.
Czech Republic
primator.cz

Style: Maibock / Helles Bock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 11-02-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#32,763
Reviews:
89
Ratings:
129
Liked:
62
Avg:
3.64/5
pDev:
13.19%
Alströms:
3.9
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
10
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 129 |  Reviews: 89
Photo of lic217
4.26/5  rDev +17%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a light golden color and very clear, with a small white head with plenty of lacing. Smell and taste are big time bread and malt and the taste is sweet with a nice dark fruit alcohol finish and a little hop spiciness. Leaves a coating on the mouth that makes you want to keep drinking and is very smooth for a big beer. Overall a very nice tasty complex beer.
Look: 5
Smell: 4
Taste: 4.25
Feel: 4.5
Overall: 4.25

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Photo of biboergosum
3.68/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

500ml bottle, nice to see a new Continental seasonal offering show up as we kick off the merry, merry month of May.

This beer pours a clear, medium golden amber colour, with a near-teeming tower of puffy, finely foamy, and somewhat bubbly ecru head, which leaves some decent cannonball splash aftermath lace around the glass as it quickly and evenly subsides.

It smells of semi-sweet, grainy, and slightly biscuity caramel malt, some muddled earthy spiciness, a touch of musty yeast, and very tame leafy, weedy, and dead floral noble hop bitters. The taste is grainy and toasty caramel malt, a hint of butterscotch-like toffee, kind of warm-seeming pome fruity notes, dried and crusted honey, a still hard to get a handle on spice character, some mildly phenolic yeastiness, and a further laid-back leafy, grassy, and gently perfumed floral verdant hoppiness.

The carbonation is adequate in its unionized frothiness, the body a decent middleweight, and so-so smooth, as the mustiness and burgeoning alcohol take things down a peg or two here. It finishes off-dry, the malt still definitely large and in charge, but not, you know, lording it over anybody or anything.

Overall, this is a fairly well-rendered version of the style, as the hops are not really expected to do much other than provide a minor supporting role, and the elevated ABV keeps its nose more or less clean in its dealings with my willing palate. Worth checking out, especially given the relatively benign asking price. Na zdravi!

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Photo of Lingenbrau
3.8/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours amber with lots of floaties and a thin white head that dissipates to almost nothing. Smells of lightly toasted bread drizzled with a touch of caramel. Tastes similar with an earthy and grassy hoppiness to it. Feel is sweet with just enough bitterness to almost balance it, medium feel with some slickness to it, and hides the alcohol quite well. Overall, a pretty solid Czech version of the Maibock. Prost!

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Photo of Libeertarian
3.77/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From notes taken 01/22/17:

Clear and multitoned, copper here, gold there, a perfect amber blend of the two everywhere else. Uniform cream-white head, even at first but chunkier as it sinks down, great retention and thick lines horizontal lines of lace. Caramel, banana, maple, mild must on the nose. Toasty and semi-sweet to taste, banana-cream just barely, so more so caramel or even toffee. Also quite bitter from start to finish, though stronger in finish, floral/herbal and to peppery and soapy. I’m tempted to say full-bodied, certainly for a lighter-colored lager, with very creamy suds. Of the regular Bocks (ignoring Weizenbocks and Doppelbocks) I have reviewed so far, this is the best.

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Photo of mrcraft
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Boxer_Rebellion
3.6/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of muchloveforhops3
3.53/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Alpha309
3.96/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 500ml bottle into a tulip.

Pours golden in color. About one inch of lace head. Head dissipates quickly into a halo.

Smell is of a strong malt. A very low hint of cloves.

Taste is mostly bubble gum. Hints of banana and cloves. A little bit on the sweet side, but not overly so.

Body feels a little lacking. Very close but a touch light.

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Photo of Wontonst
3.84/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jesticals
3.38/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nauxolo
3.59/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Blueribbon666
3.07/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pours a dark, clear Amber w/a 1/2" of head that reduced completely.
Smells are toffee, caramel & butterscotch but all very faint on the nose.
Mouthfeel is a quick toffee malt that is erased by a Czech Pilsner type crisp bitter blast that is a bit off putting that mixes w/a booziness that fades to a clean finish. Meh.

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Photo of RochefortChris
3.84/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of twage04
3.42/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Fruity taste but not particularly smooth or enjoyable. Not much malt or hops to speak of, kinda has a metallic taste. Wasn't completely enjoyable but I've had better bocks.

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Photo of chinchill
3.6/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

500 ml bottle.
Despite expectations and appearances (this is a medium Amber with excellent clarity), this is a malt bomb with rather minimal hops. Lightly sweet but not cloying.

Medium body and medium carbonation.

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Photo of BeccaH
2.8/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of AlaskaAg
3.63/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JaySat
3.61/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of metter98
3.76/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is crystal clear deep golden yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation along with some notes of amber hues. It poured with a quarter finger high off white head that quickly died down, leaving a small patch of bubbles in the center, a thin collar around the edge, and a delicate film of bubbles covering the surface.
S: Moderate aromas of butter and toffee are present in the nose along with some hints of spicy hops.
T: Similar to the smell, the taste has flavors of butter and toffee with hints of caramel, but any sweetness is negated by flavors of spicy hops, which persistently lend a light to moderate amount of bitterness. Some hints of sweetness begin to creep in once the beer starts to warm up.
M: It feels medium-bodied, clean, and a bit smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is rather drinkable because it does a very good job at hiding any traces of alcohol. I liked the balance between the malts and hops.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of ChipChaight
3.67/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.51/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy golden-orange with a foamy bone head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, caramel, earth, and fruit aromas. Taste is much the same with toast, caramel, fruit, and earthy hop flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of toast and hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with a solid mix of caramel, fruit, and hop qualities all around.

Serving type: bottle.

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Photo of smithj4
3.83/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of h4ger
3.19/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of grahuba
3.77/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brywhite
3.52/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Primátor Maibock from Pivovar Náchod a.s.
Beer rating: 48.1% out of 100 with 129 ratings
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