Primátor Double Bock Beer | Pivovar Náchod a.s.

Primátor Double Bock BeerPrimátor Double Bock Beer
BA SCORE
35.3%
Liked This Beer
3.41 w/ 173 ratings
Primátor Double Bock BeerPrimátor Double Bock Beer
BEER INFO

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

Style: Doppelbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by packetknife on 12-02-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#40,970
Reviews:
111
Ratings:
173
Liked:
61
Avg:
3.41/5
pDev:
20.53%
Alströms:
3.25
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
15
Trade:
0
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Photo of pajfuwen
3.78/5  rDev +10.9%
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.

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Photo of Dactrius
3.74/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sjrider
3.33/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DOCRW
3.65/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Cthulhusquid
4.92/5  rDev +44.3%
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.

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Photo of Satorn
2.75/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Hyhat
2.83/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of puboflyons
3.95/5  rDev +15.8%
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.

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Photo of Mister_Faucher
2.92/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Hopstout
3/5  rDev -12%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of JohnTurano
3.38/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mitzvahman72
3.14/5  rDev -7.9%
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!

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Photo of MacStinson
2.78/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of connecticutpoet
3.36/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of CoreyC
3.9/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mncoinman
2.85/5  rDev -16.4%
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.

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Photo of detgfrsh
3.08/5  rDev -9.7%
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.

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Photo of tfsimpkins
2.02/5  rDev -40.8%
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.

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Photo of JohnnyHopps
3.18/5  rDev -6.7%
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.

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Photo of stevoj
3.36/5  rDev -1.5%
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.

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Photo of KensWorld
3.49/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Sweat syrupy malt bomb!

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Photo of tzieser
2.51/5  rDev -26.4%
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.

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Photo of olduo2
1.26/5  rDev -63%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25

disgustingly sweet!

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Photo of KimenTshom
2.18/5  rDev -36.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Oakland_Oranges
3.35/5  rDev -1.8%
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.

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Primátor Double Bock Beer from Pivovar Náchod a.s.
Beer rating: 35.3% out of 100 with 173 ratings
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