Primátor Double Bock Beer
Pivovar Náchod a.s.

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German Doppelbock
Ranked #237
Ranked #44,771
3.47 | pDev: 20.17%
Pivovar Náchod a.s.
Czech Republic
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Reviews by output01x:
Photo of output01x
2.16/5  rDev -37.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Poured from a 500mL. capped bottle (no date) into a pint glass.

A strong pour yields a 1/2-finger tan-colored head that quickly dissipates in seconds to a minute dusting and thin foam ring. The body is a deep dark brown with traces of amber crimson when held to light. Very little lacing can be seen at any point during consumption.

The nose can be summed up as dark, roasted malts and booze. The malt gives notes of caramel, burnt nuts, and roasted coffee beans. The booze gives notes of cough syrup and soy sauce. Together, these components create a very rich, complex, and slightly off-putting nose.

Like the nose, each sip starts dark and sweet with notes of caramel, molasses, and cough syrup alcohol. As the beer is swallowed, dark fruit and brown sugar flavors come out. An overlying sweetness is present during all stages of the tasting.

Full bodied with moderate carbonation, this beer is the epitome of the word "sipper." The body is thick and coating with a sticky syrup-like quality. The carbonation is only barely noticeable. Even just a little more carbonation would help this beer's drinkability considerably.

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Photo of Jason
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

500 ml brown bottle with no freshness date.

A- Thin tan lace barely sticks around, deep mahogany hue still shows some clarity.

S- Very sweet with a mild burnt sugar nose, brown bread and prunes come to mind.

T- Mildly cloying sweet, lots of malt on the palate. Cola like flavor is followed by dark bread and ripe fruit and more sugary sweet flavors. Hops? Not sure where they are as they seem to be masked by the sweetness.

M- Smooth with a thick creamy body from the large amout of residual sugar that is left.

D- Share this bottle with someone ... good after dinner drink to pair with chocolate. I may even try to cook with it as I could not drink the whole bottle.

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Photo of cdkrenz
3.37/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

A - The color of plums and faint grapes.

S - Worchesterchire mixedb with anise, without a doubt.

T - Fruity, almost too fruity for my tastes concerning a doppel. I'm not sure but it seems to me they left some of the heavy sugars left unfermented.

M - The feel is fluid and easy going. I like the way it goes down.

~ Overall this beer is about average... maybe a nit less than average in my opinion. Only because the flavor is on the south side.

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Photo of aleslover
4/5  rDev +15.3%

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 Magpie14
3.46/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: the pour had some nice character as it was deeper in color than I expected. The body is made of hearty reds and burnt cinnamon brown hues, not transparent. The retaining pile of fluff is a nice addition with its slightly dense character and ecru color. A few streaks of heavy lacing exist, and as the drinking continues, an impressive array of speckled film hugs the glass (it really is that good...)

S: mostly full of malts and some toffee with cocoa. I also detect whiffs of light grainy breads. Augmenting the toffee is a nutty whiff or two

T: at first, my taste buds conjure sweet molasses with a sugary maple syrup, and crazily enough a cake batter sweetness. Maltiness is hidden back amongst the continual sweetness and takes a mildly toasted nut profile. The flavors present are rather concentrated and make for a rich, sometimes cloyingly, experience. A light grog and fruit (faint spiced cherries) mixture swirls on the palate to quell some of the sweetness. Considering the ABV this brew has things hidden pretty well
I have not drank enough Doppelbocks to really have a hold on the style. I like sweet beers and this hits that mark with ease. However, I think it is a little much for the style and could use a heavier dose of roasted flavors

M: I must say that the mouthfeel has some slick and glassy dimensions. The body is not overly carbonated and maintains a soft fizzle. The feel has a sticky-medium-plus girth that drinks easy. After a handful of sips and gulps my mouth is coated with an affectionate candied sweetness that is tiresome at the same time

D: this brew blew my pants clean off! I was buzzing with just half the beer gone. Well, anyway, I found myself with no quarrels about finishing it, drinks very easy. I am pretty sure that I am "one and done" with this brew. Nonetheless, I could see it making it in my mix-and-match sixer from time to time

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Photo of thierrynantes
3.83/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Beer bootle (50cl), tasted in 2004.

Appearance : dark color, with tan foamy head.
Smell : roasted, malty aromas.
Taste and mouthfeel : sweet, chocolate and coffee flavours
bitter finish with liquorice.
Drinkability : a good beer in the style Doppel Bock (but too strong)

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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 Cyberkedi
4.35/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Strong, malty aroma has an overtone of caramel and hints of horehound and apple. It pours a barely translucent dark coppery brown with a fairly thick, if not too persistent, light tan head. Mouth-filling malty flavor has a strong caramel overtone and is rather sweet but not cloying. I get hints of apple, hops, and - is that butterscotch? The subtle bitterness offsets the sweetness somewhat. Full-bodied texture has a fairly strong and persistent fizz that leaves a tingly, sweet, subtly hoppy-bitter finish. If you like bocks, I heartily recommend this one.

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Photo of t0rin0
2/5  rDev -42.4%

Photo of ryankthx
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of illidurit
2.8/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

So I thought this was a legitimate German doppelbock when I bought it, and only just found out --halfway through --that it’s basically Czech jet fuel. Pours dark mahogany with a large but fizzy brown head. Aroma is rubbery with lots of sweet boozy bready notes. Flavor is extremely sweet, homemade caramel, rich toffee, and alcohol. Lacks the roundness and drinkability of the real deal German stuff. Like a malt liquor doppelbock.

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Photo of WJVII
2.83/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into a glass as a tasting, this brew has a cola color and a light color head. The aroma was very sweet and brown sugar and spicy notes present. The taste had brown sugar, caramel and clove but was over poweringly sweet. This was syrupy and heavy bodied. Not the greatest brew and drinking a full bottle would be tuff.

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Photo of elgiacomo
2.55/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

500ml bottle, unknown date.

Pours medium brown, opaque in the glass with a two finger tan head, leaves a ring and island, a few spots of lacing.

Aroma is of medium strength and features a lot of dark fruit, malt, caramel, alcohol, a bit of oxidation, pretty fruity and malty overall.

Big flavor of sweet malt and dark fruits, fair bit of alcohol, but not as much as I expected. Very, very sweet overall, becomes cloying. Pretty one-dimensional.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with low to medium carbonation.

In my limited experience with Doppelbocks, I've found I really don't care for the cloyingly sweet versions such as this and Sam Adams. Going to be following up this one with a Spaten Optimator, hopefully it is more in the vein of Celebrator, which I really enjoyed.

This one is just way too cloyingly sweet...had to pour the last third down the drain.

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Photo of HabaJohn
3.53/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of bcsbeer
4.25/5  rDev +22.5%

Photo of adamette
3.4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Live review. Poured from the 500 ML bottle that I bought at Heinen's in Gates Mills last week for $2.19 on the recommendation of the staff there who reported that they really liked it and that it is a reasonable price. To be honest, buying this was against my better judgement but let's see how I like it anyway.

A Brief light brown head that stuck around for only about 60 seconds over a dark ruby body that lets some light through. Reasonable lacing left on the glass after repeated sips too. 4.0

S Nice malt sweetness and some light smells of dark fruit. Interesting, inviting. 4.0

T Almost too much sweetness but I am glad to report that there is plenty of sweet malt goodness but there is not much depth to the taste, it kind of dissapears quickly as opposed to better examples of the style. 3.5

M Syrupy stickiness that I like but it dissapears far too quickly, leaving only a faint hint of sweetness on the tongue. 2.0

D Only fair since the ABV is so high and the sweetness makes this present as a big beer even though the sweetness is short lived. 3.0

Notes: My suspicions were right, a reasonable beer but one that lacks character.

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Photo of jds16
3.4/5  rDev -2%

I'm a doppelbock fan, and I like a few other brews I've tried from this brewer. At $2.39/500 mL I had to pick this up.

Deep brown-red, fizzy tan head that dissipates quickly. Smells like pancake syrup, booze, and dark bread. Tastes like prunes soaked in alcohol, with a sickly sweet finish. Aftertaste is overly sweet. Full, sticky mouthfeel.

At first, I thought this was going to be brutal. But with time (and temperature increase?), it's grown on me. Good thing I have a sweet tooth. This brewery makes better beers than this (Maibock for sure), but for the price point, it's not too shabby.

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Photo of beertunes
3.9/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into 10oz glass. Poured a dark mahogany color with a tall, thick, dark tan head that had good retention and lacing.

The aroma was very sweet and rich malt with a definite alcohol scent. The flavors were very rich and malty sweet and the alcohol didn't show up on the tongue as much as the aroma had led me to expect.

The body was full and well-rounded, but not as syrupy as some examples of the style. Drinkability was very good, but at 10+%, I can't see having more than one at a time.

Overall, one of the better examples of the style I've tried. Worth seeking out.

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Photo of hoot504
2.5/5  rDev -28%

Photo of DoubleJ
3.16/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 1.5

It's a double-digit malt bomb! Listed at 10.5% ABV on my bottle, on to the beer:

Extrememly dark brown in color. There's a lot more head on this than I expected, and it's retaining very well. Good webbed lacing as well. The aroma is intoxicating. Very sweet, but also with the inevitable kick of alcohol. Dark bread, white grapes, dry bread crust, solvent alcohol eventually pulls through. Let's continue on...

The alcohol is disguised as really sweet grapes. Could be worse...could be sharp metallic alcohol flavor. Lots of grapes, grapes, and more grapes. There's a very light bread crust taste. Medium feel, though a little bigger feel is expected for the strengh and style. No taste numbing booze on the palate.

Man on man, that is really strong. It's strong and sweet, as it is to style, but one I'd only like a little of at a time. Pretty good tasting, but not very drinkable.

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Photo of Gehrig
3.6/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Recommended by a local merchant, I gave this a whirl and routinely revisit Primator. It has a deep, almost black color that matches its strong licorice flavor well. Coupled with caramel and coffee flavors, the licorice flavor comes with a syrupy taste that makes this, for me, a beer better enjoyed in a large shot glass than a beer glass. It's enjoyable, but not a beer I'd either consume more than one of, or a beer easy to get all the way through. That's not because of its taste but rather its texture, for me. It reminded me of Sambuca. Yet it is a good beer to share, nice to distribute samples, but not one to crack open and down a few by any stretch. It does go well with chocolate.

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Photo of enelson
2.84/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of RedBeerHead
1.8/5  rDev -48.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Pours a typical dark brown with a half inch head that disappears quickly. There isn't much of a smell except for a subtle sweet nuttiness.
Taste is extremely sweet and slightly bitter. I honestly cringed a little after the first sip. This is the definition of a under brewed beer.
This has the potential to be a good beer. unfortunately this isn't one of my favorites. Dumped the rest of the bottle.

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Photo of jsh420
4.25/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

pours dark dark ruby brown very close to black with a 12 finger head that has good retention but left no lacing

smell is very strong with alcohol and malt

taste is sugary sweet candy candy carmel malts - this beer could be the base for dfh palo santo

mouthfeel is full bodied with plenty of carbonation that gives it a very smooth and creamy feel

drinkability is good even though the brew is heavy and very sweet

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Primátor Double Bock Beer from Pivovar Náchod a.s.
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