Primátor Double Bock Beer | Pivovar Náchod a.s.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Pivovar Náchod a.s.
Czech Republic | website

Style: Doppelbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by packetknife on 12-02-2003

BEER STATS
Reviews:
109
Ratings:
165
Avg:
3.42
pDev:
25.15%
 
 
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Photo of Mitzvahman72
3.14/5  rDev -8.2%
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 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 -16.7%
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 -9.9%
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 -40.9%
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 -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 -1.8%
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 -26.6%
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 -2%
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 +11.4%
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 +0.3%
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.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.51/5  rDev +2.6%
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 -18.1%
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 +0.3%
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 -7.3%
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 -50.9%
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 -33.9%
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 -7%
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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Photo of xxxxxxxxxxxxx
3/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I purchased a bottle of Primator Double Bock Beer for $2.99 USD in Hollywood/California/USA.
Primator Double Bock Beer has a strong power of sweetness. Primator Double Bock Beer has a powerful power of alcohol. Primator Double Bock Beer has average amounts of carbonation bubbles. People who seek a sweet beer with a profound amount of alcohol should purchase Primator Double Bock Beer.

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Photo of jds16
3.4/5  rDev -0.6%

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 LiquidAmber
3.95/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured into a Celebrator pokal. Pours a very dark mahogany brown, nearly opaque, with a fine one finger light tan head with great retention and sheets of lacing. Aroma of caramel malt, dried citron, mild cherry, sweet with slight oxidation and booziness. Flavor is big dried dark and light fruit, caramel, hints of chocolate; sweet and warming. Medium to full bodied with mild syrupy texture. A rich, sweet, flavorful doppelbock that seems to skirt to the edge of cloying. There is a definiate booziness to the finish, but the flavors are rich enough that it finishes with hints of an apertif, which is a nice flavor transition. Not for the sweet adverse, but I liked this a lot more than I expected to. I'd definitely get this again if I were in the mood for sweet malt.

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Photo of schoolboy
3.78/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This big beer is just what I expected. Big, bad, sweet and pungent.

It's very dark with little grad or lace. The aroma isn't strong but it is telling of the big sweet taste to come. The taste is a tongue full. It could stand to have more variation, like a smoke flavor or something, but it's just sweet.

The aftertaste is thick and sweet and it doesn't go away. Like other big bocks it leaves me wanting something else, but it's huge and not to expensive.

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Photo of Ozzylizard
2.93/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Undated bottle at 45 degrees into imperial pint
Strong aroma of malt
Head average (3 cm), fizzy, rapidly diminishing to 2 mm layer
No lacing
Body deep garnet, clear
Flavor very strong malt, no hops, no alcohol, no diacetyl, quite sweet but with a slightly bitter and alcoholic aftertaste
Palate full, creamy, carbonation lively

Meh – IMHO barely drinkable, certainly nothing to recommend it except cost/ABV. The Czechs should stick to lagers and pils.

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Photo of Axnjxn
3.84/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle into a primator flute.

dark brown pour..nice inch head thick head. the smell is so...bad . and off, eww. the taste though is so different. dark fruits, sweet candy sugar..lasting sweetness. wow..I love it. big feel, medium carbonation.

overall tastes so Damn delicious. recommended!!

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Photo of SetarconeX
3.88/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a dark reddish brown, with Coca-Cola style foam on the top. Big fizzy bubbles. Smells a bit like raisins and phenols. On first sip, this beer does very little to hide the 10.5% alcohol. Flavors of raisin and phenols. Absolutely one of the most harsh Doppelbocks I've ever had.

Falls quite a bit flat compared to the dark, rich Doppelbocks I'm used to. It does, however, pack quite a punch in the ABV. Drinkable, but I'd probably try to avoid it unless trying to get tipsy in a serious hurry.

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Photo of falloutsnow
3.63/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

From: Binny's, Bolingbrook, IL
Date: None, but "375" stamped on back of label
Glass: Ayinger bock glass

Primator's Doppelbock is an intensely focused doppelbock, that emphasis being on dark, dried fruit (raisins, figs, prunes) with accents of caramel, roasted malt, and ethanol. Somewhat curiously, the emphasis on toasted bread and caramel are very much subdued in this beer. In this way, it has similar qualities to a Belgian Strong Dark Ale, which I was immediately reminded of upon drinking. For $3 per 500ml bottle, this was an interesting doppelbock, one definitely skewed away from style, but still enjoyable. Tempting to revisit.

Pours a 1.5cm tall head of beige to light tan colored foam, made up of small bubbles that yield a rather foamy appearance, with average retention of roughly one minute, fading to a thin film of lace atop the body, thicker around the perimeter of the glass. Beer is a dark brown to black color, with light changing nothing in regards to the darkness of color. As the body is opaque, no carbonation is visible through it.

Aroma is a strong mixture of raisin, dried black fig, 120L caramel malt, roasted malt, and ethanol, the ethanol becoming more apparent as the beer warms.

Flavor is of heavy raisin, roasted malt and 120L caramel malt, brown sugar syrup, borderline cloying, but actually
Front of palate detects heavy malt sweetness (pale with emphasis on caramel and roasted), a blend of raisins with brown sugar and roasted malt, black dried figs, dried plums, and slight anise. Mid-palate is intensely of dark, dried fruit, ethanol, and sweetness: heavy raisin, dried plum, brown sugar syrup, roasted malt, and anise. Back of palate detects ethanol, dark dried fruit (raisin, prune, black fig), heavily toasted bread, and dried fruit ester sweetness blended with roasted malt. Aftertaste of raisins, brown sugar, molasses, roasted malt, and substantial ethanol.

Beer is medium-heavy in body, with carbonation of medium-low intensity, resulting in a smooth, somewhat foamy, slightly watery mouthfeel. Ethanol is easily felt in the nostrils, palate, and back of throat, as heat or burning. Closes dry, with substantial stickiness on the palate and lips.

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