Primátor Maibock | Pivovar Náchod a.s.

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Brewed by:
Pivovar Náchod a.s.
Czech Republic

Style: Maibock / Helles Bock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 11-02-2003

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Photo of RoyalT
3.88/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance – This one poured a brilliant, almost glowing orange in color and was crystal clear. The big carbonation was just gushing up the glass. The head was modest but lingering.

Smell – The grain here is strong but softened by an easy, candy sugary aroma that has a bit of artificial orange to it. There’s a sweet, raw barley aroma here as well. The ABV is noticeable at the smell as well.

Taste – This has some good, sweetish grain notes. It’s hard to pull off good grain, but they seem to be doing it here. There are some raw wheat flavors that aren’t like an American Wheat Ale or a German Hefe Weizen. It is more like the flavor of wheat that you get when stripping it right off the stalk out in the field. It closes with some light, herbal and citrus hoppy notes that seem to be out of place for the style but are nevertheless tasty.

Mouthfeel – This big, medium-bodied Bock has a sharp alcohol sting. The huge carbonation that you could see in the glass is subtle on the tongue.

Drinkability – This is the equivalent of high-quality malt liquor. It’s strong, grainy, sweet, alcoholic, but smooth. Well done.

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Photo of cokes
4.35/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Crystalline golden under a small blanket of white.
Nose of caramel and brittle herb spice.
Begins malty, obviously. Full of bread, and caramel, and reduced pears. Vanilla forms after a moment or two, and it develops a tickling graininess. Turns just a touch toasty as it flows down the tube. It carries a brisk, well lagered sense. Ends with a relatively loud Germanic hop spiciness, coupled with a lingering caramel-vanilla sweetness. There is not a single trace or stray vapor of alcohol.
Medium-full in the mouth. Given levity through the steady, but compact carbonation.
This blonde bock carries some pilsener elements with it, while still steadfastly representing its given style.
What a tasty creation.

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Photo of oberon
4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a brilliant golden color witha nice head that leaves a nice amount of lace,aroma is all malt grainy and fruity with some hints of alcohol.Taste is a malt bomb (me like that)bready malt with a hint of alcoho with a decent fruitiness to it.No hops here a beer that really takes the edge off,nice beer.

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Photo of RedDiamond
3.82/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Classic Czech floral aroma. (Saaz?) Tall white head, vigorous carbonation. Clear light yellow with a small measure of sediment. Sweet to the lip, thin on the tongue. Has a manicured finish -- a bit truncated but clean. This is a flavorful beer but very modest. It is drinkable and informal. A simple kiss of malt with only floral hops, nothing bitter.

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Photo of packetknife
3.51/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Crystal yellow with an overflowing think off-white head. Smells of hard rye bread or something close to it. The taste reminded me of caramel candy without quite as much sugar, it has a sharp start and sharp finish, not quite harsh. Hope lingered throughout but I didn't get a strong hoppy feel as other reviews seem to have. I wouldn't call it spicy but there was a slight burning sensation after a while. The carbonation was suffiicient, felt reasonably well in the mouth and was quite drinkable for a heavier beer. It's a beer I'll have again along with their double bock.

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Photo of marburg
3.65/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Mmm. Went well with my burgers made on toasted rye bread with a little German flair. Not bad. Clear golden color with a small head that fades rapidly. Nothing too exciting or exceptional. Likewise, the aromas are non-descript -- a melding of grassy, subdued malts, understated hops, and mild alcohol sweetness. Similarly flavored with just the most mild fruity character -- perhaps mostly just the alcohol being its normal sweet self. Finishes with a very mild but balancing hop presence. Certainly appropriate for the style, but not exceptional.

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Photo of Shaw
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Primátor pours a dark golden color and a nice white head forms. This head doesn't last long, though, instead reducing itself to a bit of foam around the edge of the glass.

It smells of malt and grassy notes, much like other Czech lagers. It has a stronger taste, which is no doubt because of it being in a different style than the famous pilsners or golden lagers. It has that characteristic bitter hint that is missing in many American attempts on European lagers. It's crisp.

With a 7 percent ABV level, Primátor has a few points more alcohol, which gives it a heavier mouthfeel.

Primátor is a good lager that keeps the fine Czech brewing reputation well intact.

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Primátor Maibock from Pivovar Náchod a.s.
Beer rating: 3.64 out of 5 with 132 ratings