Primátor Maibock | Pivovar Náchod a.s.

Primátor MaibockPrimátor Maibock
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Primátor MaibockPrimátor Maibock

Brewed by:
Pivovar Náchod a.s.
Czech Republic

Style: Maibock / Helles Bock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 11-02-2003

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Ratings: 130 |  Reviews: 89
Photo of brywhite
3.52/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DerwinWentworth
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

Photo of G_Mad
3.75/5  rDev +3%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of mikefuski17
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of tyleeis
4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of RoyFokker
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of steve99
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of s4s
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of Snowdog
4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of Kuhnzie8637
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Kopfschuss
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of TheMrFarnham
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of JohnGalt1
1.99/5  rDev -45.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Bottle from Tres Bonne Cuisine....

Clear amber brew with a short lasting head.. no real lacing.

The nose is hot alcohol and butterscotch.. banana and cabbage.

Thick caramel and diacetyl.. vegetal notes are really heavy.

Not good... pretty damn bad.


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Photo of VariableStar
3/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of JackRB
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Kwak78
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of scuzzlebutt
3/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of dertyd
4.17/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Serving type bottle to a chimay goblet

A-a nice dark copper color with little to no head and no laceing

S- sweet malt with almost no hop smell at all

T- really yummy lol a lot of malts with a little bit of hops at the end

M-really crisp lots of carbonation

A realy good beer one of my fave lagers I can put theese back all day and at 7% you can't taste the alcohol really smooth beer

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Photo of Fatehunter
3.82/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

One finger of head on an almost clear copper colored body.
The aroma is wet hay and barnyard with the slightest lemon. Bold.
The taste is a rich malty sweetness at first, then a lemon bitter with a quickly following candy sweet note.
Smooth texture with moderate carbonation and medium body.
An enjoyable beer for sure.

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3/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of falloutsnow
3.44/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From: Binny's, Bolingbrook, IL
Date: None, but "705" stamped on label
Glass: Ayinger willi glass

Pours a 2cm head of off-white foam composed of medium and large-sized bubbles. Retention is about average, lasting a bit over a minute as the head falls to a thin cap atop the body of the beer, thicker around the perimeter. Lacing is fairly substantial and evident in interesting patterns scattered around the glass' sides, somewhat like the framing for stained glass. Body is a fairly light copper orange color with a hint of brownish hue; light brings out a strong, pale, copper tint through the hazy body. Carbonation is visible despite the cloudiness of the beer, appearing sparse and sluggish.

Aroma of sweet bread, slightly cracker-like, grassy and floral Saaz hops, a touch of honey, and a hint of bubblegum. Scent could definitely be stronger, particularly along the hop and malt axes; probably the weak point of the beer.

Taste is appropriate for the style, but for the ethanol content, I was expecting a much bigger beer in terms of flavors. Flavor is, overall, a little watery, somewhat disappointing, but not bad, still above what I'd consider average for the style. Tasting opens with somewhat bland sweetness with a touch of honey on the front of the palate. This changes by mid-palate to sweet bread, honey, mild European bittering hops with a green, leafy edge, and ethanol. Back of palate picks up increased European hop bitterness, bread-like sweetness, and ethanol. Aftertaste of mild breadiness, light graininess, modest European hop bitterness, and mild ethanol.

Beer is medium to medium-light in weight, with medium-low levels of carbonation, enough to just create a mildly fizzy, modestly foamy mouthfeel as this travels across the palate. Finishes dry, as one might expect from the bittering hop and ethanol content of the beer, with modest residual stickiness across the palate. A very pleasant and satisfactory mouthfeel, overall.

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

The color was a nice clear golden yellow with a reddish hue. There was very little white foam and not much lace on the side of the glass. The smell had a strong aroma of Saaz hops with a hint of citrus. The taste was of hops, with a citrus bitterness, but also, a citrus sweetness. A little bitter on the palate and aftertaste, but, not overly bitter. Overall, a nice balance for this Maibock.

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Photo of mactrail
2.98/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Attractive in the big chalice, though the foam is coarse and doesn't last so well. Golden amber with an orange cast. From the crack of the bottlecap you get that whiff of skunky Saaz hops.

Sweet and thick mouthfeel. Seems like the usual Euro-lager but more sugary and stronger. Malty and slightly hot. Grows more unpleasant after some sipping. Sort of a malt liquor with a peculiar abundance of hops. Ends with a hot and dirty bitterness.

Another sweetheart deal from the distributors for BevMo. From the 500 ml bottle.

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Primátor Maibock from Pivovar Náchod a.s.
Beer rating: 48.5% out of 100 with 130 ratings
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