Primátor Double Bock Beer
Pivovar Náchod a.s.

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German Doppelbock
Ranked #237
Ranked #44,605
3.47 | pDev: 20.17%
Pivovar Náchod a.s.
Czech Republic
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Photo of Exec_Crawfish
3.67/5  rDev +5.8%
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.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
4.12/5  rDev +18.7%
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.
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Photo of REVZEB
3.43/5  rDev -1.2%
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

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Photo of Specules
5/5  rDev +44.1%
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.

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Photo of Eddieeight
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%
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

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Photo of pajfuwen
3.78/5  rDev +8.9%
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 Cthulhusquid
4.92/5  rDev +41.8%
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 puboflyons
3.95/5  rDev +13.8%
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 Mitzvahman72
3.14/5  rDev -9.5%
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!

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Photo of mncoinman
2.85/5  rDev -17.9%
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 -11.2%
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 -41.8%
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 -8.4%
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.

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Photo of stevoj
3.36/5  rDev -3.2%
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 tzieser
2.51/5  rDev -27.7%
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 Oakland_Oranges
3.35/5  rDev -3.5%
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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Photo of metter98
3.81/5  rDev +9.8%
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

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Photo of LADaveBN
3.43/5  rDev -1.2%
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.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.51/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear super dark orange-brown with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Tiny dots of lace drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of toasted malt, caramel, toffee, dark fruit, raisin, and earth aromas. Taste is much the same with super sweet caramel, toffee, dark fruit, raisin, earth, and toast flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of toast 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 very sweet sugary and dark fruit characteristics all around.

Serving type: bottle.

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Photo of Safa1
2.8/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Uneven as hell. Tastes like rotten raisins and coffee. On a cold night. Next to a fire. This might be ok. Any other time and God forbid when it's hot, and you will be in trouble. A purely cold winter night beer.

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Photo of FLima
3.43/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Black brown color with ruby highlights and a thick caramel head with decent retention and leaving a plate for some time.
Malty aroma with notes of grains, mild hay at beginning, caramels, prunes and raisins.
Sweet flavor with notes of raisins, candied fruits, some floral and herbal hops, mild booze, toasted and roasted malts, cocoa, vanilla and maple syrup.
Slightly dry aftertaste with a mild alcoholic and sweet feeling and a tamed bitterness.
Bordering full body with appropriate carbonation. Alcohol of 10.5% abv is relatively well disguised. Sticky feeling.
It felt to me as a mix of a bitter syrupy Doppelbock and a Baltic porter. Interesting to have some fruitiness on a lager. Love or hate type of beer based on your expectations, and expect sweetness. It went well on this cold night.

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Photo of tone77
3.17/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Poured from a brown 16.9 oz. bottle. Has a very dark brown color, just a shade or two from being black, and a 1/2 inch head. Smell is sweet, dark breads, alcohol. Taste is boozy, sweet, more alcohol, some cough syrup as it warms. Feels syrupy and boozy in the mouth and overall is a mediocre beer.

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Photo of PaulWaters
1.68/5  rDev -51.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

Maybe I'm in the minority, but this was so sickeningly sweet. Could not finish. I live in a town with a 25 year old German brewery so I am used to German style beers. This was maybe the least likable beer I've ever had.

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Photo of avwrite
2.26/5  rDev -34.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.75

Great look and smooth dark color, but man, it was just not for me. Pretty high in strength without the pleasantness of the bitters that you'd expect. Almost had a sweetness to it, but overall the taste was just too strange for me.

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Photo of chinchill
3.18/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

.5L bottle served in a snifter.
Looks as expected: clear, dark red-brown with a decent light tan head. Some spotty lacing.
Sweet, malty aroma.
Flavor: too sweet, even in the finish. A bit boozy.
Feel: medium+ body; sticky and syrupy, with medium-light carbonation.

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Primátor Double Bock Beer from Pivovar Náchod a.s.
Beer rating: 80 out of 100 with 183 ratings