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:
#40,892
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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3.49/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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2/5  rDev -41.3%

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2/5  rDev -41.3%

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2.5/5  rDev -26.7%

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5/5  rDev +46.6%

Photo of jds16
3.4/5  rDev -0.3%

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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3.75/5  rDev +10%

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3.76/5  rDev +10.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +24.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +24.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.95/5  rDev +15.8%
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 +10.9%
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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4.25/5  rDev +24.6%

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5/5  rDev +46.6%

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4/5  rDev +17.3%

Photo of Ozzylizard
2.93/5  rDev -14.1%
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 tard24
4.5/5  rDev +32%

Photo of Axnjxn
3.84/5  rDev +12.6%
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 +13.8%
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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4.5/5  rDev +32%

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4.25/5  rDev +24.6%

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3/5  rDev -12%

Photo of falloutsnow
3.63/5  rDev +6.5%
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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Primátor Double Bock Beer from Pivovar Náchod a.s.
Beer rating: 35.3% out of 100 with 173 ratings
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