Primátor Double Bock Beer
Pivovar Náchod a.s.

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Style:
Bock - Doppelbock
Ranked #242
ABV:
10.5%
Score:
81
Ranked #46,643
Avg:
3.51 | pDev: 19.66%
Reviews:
123
Ratings:
196
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Pivovar Náchod a.s.
 
Czech Republic
Avail:
Year-round
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SCORE
81
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kemoarps from Washington

3.61/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thin body of medium brown colour with ruby highlights. Nice fuzzy manila head that looks like it's going to stick around... but then doesn't. Not even a ring, just some large bubbles accumulating from the base of the glass.

Nose is sweet off the bat. There's certainly some roasty grains, and a faint whiff of alcohol lift. The sweet layer over the top is brown sugar and I almost get like an artificial grape kind of component even though it's not really there.

Oh boy that's sweet. Rich burnt caramel almost to the level of like a soda. Backed with more traditional grains and a little bit of cola-type spice. Actually... I'm currently cooking with tamarind, and that's very much a flavour that it reminds me of. Finishes with some light hops.

I guess dopplebocks are supposed to be pretty sweet, and I wouldn't go so far as to describe it as cloying (yes, I read the style description here, ha), but it's definitely sweet. It's funny, but I feel like if this flavour profile came from a newer American brewery for a barleywine or something, it would be right up folks' alley in the current zeitgeist, or maybe I'm just cynical about how sweet beer has gotten over the last couple of years.

Mar 17, 2021
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DrDemento456 from Pennsylvania

3.05/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Was I drinking the same stuff? Very unbalanced Ethanol notes some slight sour rasins and maybe a bit of dark prune juice. Very little sweetness and decent gain but damn I drank some Rinkuškiai Lithuania stuff that had more boozy balance. Pass if you can!

Mar 04, 2021
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josanguapo from Spain

4.22/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

De Cervezasdiferentes. En copa de hefe de Bavaria. Jugando a SpongeBob Battle for Bikini Bottom. Rico perfil acaramelado, pegajoso y corpulento, en el que el alcohol se nota bastante en aroma pero no llega estorbar en boca, donde incluso dan ganas de beberla más rápido de lo prudencial dado su elevado abv

Feb 08, 2021
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GoBearsWalter34 from Illinois

3.72/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a dark brown milk chocolate with a big, fluffy, tan head.
Smell of toasted brown sugar, caramel malt, black licorice, molasses and dark fruit. Big smell.
Taste follows nose. Much more sweet than expected. Raisin and caramel malt stand out. Black licorice on the back end. Do not detect the 10% alcohol at all.just slight hop mid palate.
Thicker, oily mouthfeel filled with flavors.
I usually expect a more bitter Double Bock, but this unique experience was nice.

Jan 26, 2021
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cheeseheadinMinneapolis from Minnesota

4.09/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle date code 986, purchased at Woodmans Altoona WI
Nice looking beer, tall very fine head that last a while leaving plenty of lacing.
Smell: strong smelling, brown sugar, molasses, raisin, maybe toffee, a slight burnt or roasted note
taste (3.85/5) follows the nose. not bad, rather sweet almost but not cloying. you can tell it's a high ABV beer in the mouth, but the alcohol is not too strong.
A solid beer, It might taste better if it was fresher, not sure how old it is. I will give it a 3.91/5
A hangover beer maybe.

Jul 16, 2020
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snaotheus from Washington

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

2020-02-11
500ml bottle served in a tulip. "986" is printed in a box on the back with no explanation.

Pours a murky brownish with a small head. Smell is sour dates, coffee/chocolate.

Taste is sweet (very sweet), dates or raisins. There's another flavor lingering in there that I can't identify -- something a little sharper or bitterer. Maybe it's a tea flavor -- I think that's in there.

Mouthfeel is somehow both thick and watery. Overall, it's not bad -- it is too sweet for my taste (but I think that's somewhat normal for the style), and between that and the alcohol, it's going to be a challenge to plow through half a liter of this.

Feb 12, 2020
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BB1313 from Ohio

3.96/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16.9oz bottle poured into a tulip. Pours a dark brown with auburn hues; nice creamy khaki head that falls leaving great bubbly retention and nice lacing. The aromas are malt forward. Lots of caramel along with some toffee and cocoa. Some black cherries and dark fruits. The flavors follow the nose. More caramel, toffee and cocoa. Some hints of vanilla and chocolate. More dark fruits. More cherries along with some raisins and plums. There's definitely a sticky sweetness to this one, but it's nothing cloying or over the top. Nice strong malt backbone. Low to no bitterness. Subtle warmth in the finish, but it's not hot, messy or boozy at all. Mouthfeel is full-bodied with moderate carbonation. It's slick and fluffy.

This is a pretty solid brew. It might not quite be a classic or traditional example of the style, but it's still pretty enjoyable for what it is. It's a big beer that drinks big. It's enjoyable and fun to drink. I like it.

Dec 29, 2019
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Exec_Crawfish from California

3.67/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Definitely a strange one here. 500ml bottle into dimple pint.

Deep brown, very close to black, some red and coppery highlights. Persistent dark khaki head, good crown.

Taste is a rounded, extremely dark toffee; initial sweetness, developing into caramel and almost burnt notes, and then a nicely balanced caramel malt finish. The malt is only apparent in the finish, definitely odd. A few dark fruit notes, perhaps cherry or plum. Mouthfeel is smooth and the beer doesn't coat the palate but the flavor lingers pleasantly.

Not a bad one, necessarily, but surely not quite what I'd expect from a doppel.

Feb 10, 2019
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NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

4.12/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pivovar Náchod a.s. "Primátor Double Bock Beer"
500 ml brown glass bottle, coded "802"

Notes via stream of consciousness: The creamy khaki colored head is holding well atop its clear, almost black, very dark mahogany brown colored body. The aroma is moderate but displays some caramelish malt, some nuttiness, a touch of apple and raisin-like fruitiness, and a misting of alcohol. The flavor follows in much the same way except that it's far richer than the aroma suggests. It's distinctly caramelish and sweet upfront with medium dark caramel and an almost-burnt-sugar note that has an edge of charred roastiness. The apple and raisin-like fruitiness is there throughout but tends to sit behind the caramel, sometimes coming forward and sometimes not. From there it becomes nutty, and more clearly "malty", and even lightly toasty. Some leafy and spicy hops appear at the swallow, and then a stiff bitterness steps forward to help dry it. It lingers with some brown sugar, a spritz of alcohol, toasty nuttiness, dark caramel, leafy and spicy hops, and a ghost of smoky roastiness. Wow! That's pretty impressive, but I guess with an original gravity of 24˚Plato it should be. I've had this beer before and honestly couldn't remember if I thought it was good or bad, but that was years ago. Obviously I think it's excellent. In the mouth it's medium bodied and dextrinous, and the moderate, fine-bubbled carbonation leaves it quite smooth. Looking back, although the head held quite well initially it eventually fell to a standard collar and didn't leave much behind in the way of lacing. Unfortunately that's fairly common for strong beers, and this one is 10.5%. Given that, it's nice that the alcohol is kept in check. I think there's just enough, an almost perfect amount as some is needed to help balance it. This is an excellent doppelbock and well worth seeking out.
Review# 6,426

Dec 25, 2018
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REVZEB from Illinois

3.43/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Woah this is sweet! Doppelbocks usually are with the caramel malt being a signature of the style, but this adds emphasis on toffee, candied fruit and sugar plum too, with faint raisin and chestnut in the background. Little macro skunkiness in the smell but then ice cream sweet caramel. Just too sweet for me to enjoy a whole lot of

Jul 07, 2018
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Specules from California

5/5  rDev +42.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I honestly enjoy cloyingly sweet beers, so this one was absolute heaven for me. Sorry, I'm simply a freak for malt and sweet grains. I could drink it out of a water fountain like in that dumbass Mr. Deeds re-make.

Definitely not a balanced version of a double bock, on the way too sweet side (and believe me I've had the opposite end where the doppelbock had NO sweetness to it). If you're a weirdo like me and into this sort of thing check it out! Found this one at Beverage Warehouse in Marina Del Rey, CA.

Apr 06, 2018
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Eddieeight from Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Got this as a gift.
Looks dark brown
Smells like raisins and prunes and my grandma's butthole.
Taste follows the nose but adds an insane amount of sticky sweetness to the mix. I've never had to use the word cloying in a beer review but I have to now. Is this malt liquor?
Mouthfeel is syrupy and sticky. Did I just drink week old coke that's lost its carbonation?
Only redeeming quality is that it's 10% which will get me nice and crunked - which is the only thing preventing a drain pour.
Overall though I will not be drinking this beer again

Nov 23, 2017
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pajfuwen from England

3.78/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 500 mL bottle into a shaker pint. 7$.

Dark copper in color with garnet hues. A short, tan head, frothy, with large and small bubbles and medium persistence. No lacing evident.

A strongly malty aroma, with toasty and melanoidin notes. Moderate dried fruit character, mostly raisins and prunes. Very low hop aroma is spicy and floral. Clean yeast profile, without noticeable DMS, diacetyl, or acetaldehyde.

The flavour is very malty sweet, with biscuit and toast but not at all roasty. Some vanilla and a hint of chocolate. Faint hop flavour is a little earthy. Low bitterness puts the balance very firmly towards the malt. Clean fermentation without fruity esters or phenols. Finishes quickly and surpringly dry.

The body is full, almost syrupy, as you would expect from a beer this sweet. Carbonation is medium low which works for this style. No astringency, and surprisingly the 10.5% alcohol provides no warmth.

This is almost like drinking a milkshake. Should be great paired with a rich chocolately dessert. Could use more hops.

Aug 31, 2017
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Cthulhusquid from Washington

4.92/5  rDev +40.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Look: Thin white head, dark brown body.

Smell: See below.

Taste: Molasses, raisins, dark bread, a bit of coffee.

Feel: Medium body and carbonation, definite sweetness upfont and finish, almost like a barleywine. No detectable alcohol presence which is amazing.

Feb 17, 2017
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puboflyons from New Hampshire

3.95/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From the 500 ml. bottle with no date that I can see. Sampled on December 11, 2016.

It pour mostly brown with reddish hies and a long lasting tan head.

The aroma has a little sweet malt character but along with a kind of cooking oil character. Roasted malts all around otherwise.


The body is smooth and mostly medium with an astringency I cannot define.

Mostly sweet malts in the flavor but there is also a kind of cardboard or papery thing going on. Definitely sweet except for those odd characters.

Dec 11, 2016
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Mitzvahman72 from California

3.14/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.25

With a deep dark mahogany color, it has rich raisin syrup or dessert wine aroma, flavorful caramel and syrupy raisin taste, even leaning towards molasses territory. This is is above ideal sweetness for a doppel bock, albeit a little too sweet! Although too alcoholic for the style, it does have a fantastic mouthfeel to compliment said style. Nevertheless, I recommend the Doppel Bock from Sprechers, the Ragnabock from Longship Brewery, the Bock & Tackle from Karl Strauss and the Breakline Bock from Rip Current Brewing. There is even a fantastic wiezen doppelbock from Atwater Brewing called Teufel Bock!

Jun 04, 2016
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mncoinman from Florida

2.85/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Drinking my second one right now....nice mellow aroma that has hints of the right kind of bock malts. Initiall taste is intensely sweet. Continued imbibing actually results in a less sweet impact on the palate. Mild carbonation, fruity characteristics (raisin, plum). No real feel of alcohol (or maybe the sweetness hides the alcohol buzz). A bit too sweet for my palate.

Feb 28, 2016
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detgfrsh from Texas

3.08/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

From an undated 500ml bottle. Pours an opaque black with a thin lacing of bubbles. Smells faintly of roasted malts. Syrupy mouthfeel with candy sweetness, malt, and hop bitterness all competing. A little too sweet for me, and the flavor is unbalanced.

Jan 24, 2016
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tfsimpkins from Florida

2.02/5  rDev -42.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Pros: If you cook it down, it would be better over hot pancakes.

Cons: Sweet, sugary, syrupy, under attenuated wort, mixed with ethanol. There is no better descriptor that suits this beer.

Jan 19, 2016
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JohnnyHopps from Indiana

3.18/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

This is more like drinking simple syrup than beer. There are few elements of a doppelbock here. I detect some dark fruits, but it seems as though they are smothered in sugar. Alcohol is fairly evident in the taste. This is not good. I was unable to finish it.

Jan 09, 2016
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stevoj from Idaho

3.36/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A touch sweeter than it’s German neighbors, but still good. Dried fruit, dark malt and molasses topped off with some apparent alcohol. Dark brown/black body with thin beige head. Very active carbonation, medium weight, slick body. Sweetness lingers in the mouth, alcohol in the throat. I’m drinking this out of season, would be much better in the winter/spring.

Jan 07, 2016
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tzieser from New Jersey

2.51/5  rDev -28.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

Poured from a large bottle into an imperial pint glass.

L: dark ruby in color, with a thick off-white head that has a reddish hue. the red color is quite different than any dopplebock i've had before.

S: intense sweet aroma. lots of malts here (to be expected for the style) with notes of dark fruit, berries and overripe plum. lots of alcohol. the nose reminds me more of a wine in aroma than any dopplebock i've had before.

T: again, lots of dark fruit. dried cherries, prunes, etc. very sweet from start to finish, the only thing balancing this out is the bitter ethanol flavors. no roasted/toasted malt to speak of, no hops at all. this is closer to a port wine than a dopplebock.

F: thin, delicate mouthfeel. no chew at all.

O: I think this beer would be better off in the eisbock category. way too sweet and strong to be considered a true dopplebock. all in all this is a bad dopplebock, however it is not a bad beer on it's own merits. a good dessert beer or a winter beer. would not recommend if you are looking for a good dopplebock.

Nov 10, 2015
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Oakland_Oranges from California

3.35/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Jesus. Very very very sweet. The sweetness lingers, too. Big head. Big sweet. Rather cloying. Doesn't taste alcoholic, which is surprising given the content, but I wasn't a huge fan of this one.

Oct 04, 2015
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metter98 from New York

3.81/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is very dark brown to black in color when viewed from afar; upon closer inspection when held up to a bright light the bottom of the glass is crystal clear dark red in color and has no visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high off white head that died down, leaving thick wispy lacing on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of candi sugar are present in the nose along with some faint hints of underlying malts.
T: The taste has flavors of candi sugar along with notes of toffee and chestnuts. No alcohol is perceptible.
M: It feels a bit more than medium-bodied and slightly smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer isn't nearly as heavy on the palate as I would have expected from a 10.5% abv doppelbock, but although the alcohol is well hidden the sweetness can be a little cloying. It's a good choice if you like sweet beers.

Serving type: bottle

Jul 31, 2015
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LADaveBN from California

3.43/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Wow. The sweetness is overpowering. The booze is definitely noticeable. Not very balanced in flavors. Gave this one to the wife (who has a sweet-tooth). She loved it.

Jul 19, 2015
Primátor Double Bock Beer from Pivovar Náchod a.s.
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