Primator Dark Lager | Pivovar Náchod a.s.

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Primator Dark LagerPrimator Dark Lager
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3.58/5
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60 Ratings
Primator Dark LagerPrimator Dark Lager
BEER INFO

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

Style: Euro Dark Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Globetrotter on 12-14-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#37,759
Reviews:
29
Ratings:
60
pDev:
14.8%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
1
Trade:
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Ratings: 60 |  Reviews: 29
Photo of biboergosum
3.92/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

500ml bottle - we don't get a lot of tmavy pivo around these parts.

This beer pours a clear, dark chestnut brown colour, with a teeming tower of puffy, finely foamy, and somewhat creamy beige head, which leaves some decent layered streaky lace around the glass as it rather lazily recedes.

It smells of semi-sweet, bready and doughy caramel malt, a hint of free-range ashiness, bruised apples and pears, a bit of oily nuttiness, faint cocoa powder, and some very tame earthy, leafy, and floral noble hop bitters. The taste is grainy and bready caramel malt, muddled black stone fruit, ethereal bittersweet chocolate, subtle wet char, some bar-top nuts, and more understated leafy, weedy, and grassy green hoppiness.

The carbonation is fairly laid-back in its insouciant frothiness, the body a solid medium weight, and mostly smooth, with just a touch of smokiness taking things down a notch or so here. It finishes off-dry, the malt, cocoa, and dark fruity esters presiding.

Overall - this comes across as adjacent to a prototypical version of the style (Czech Dark Lager, that is, not the generic one listed above). Flavourful, easy to drink, and with a sub-average ABV that would make it a no-brainer for multiple rounds in an ancient pub, sitting at tank-like wooden tables.

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Photo of CwrwAmByth
3.93/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dzu
3.69/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of der_meister
3.79/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of patre_tim
3.24/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Dark brown with a ruby tinge, topped with a foamy, chocolatey head.

Some toasted notes, slightly nutty, a hint of molasses.

Light but not watery body, foamy carbonation adds more substance.

Not bad, not wowing, but a solid brew.

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Photo of Dentist666
3.6/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Clear mahogany beer with beige head, not as long retention. Smell - caramel, kvass, cocoa.
Flavour - rather sweet: cocoa, roasted malts.
Light body, soft carbonation. Enjoyable czech dark lager.

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Photo of FLima
3.53/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Dark brown color with a thick beige head with medium retention.
Nice and malty aroma with notes of chocolate, nuts, grains and cocoa.
Flavor with notes of chocolate, mild spicy and earthy hops, cocoa, maybe some prunes, cookies and grains. Mildly dry aftertaste with a low bitterness.
Light body with good carbonation.
Extremely easy to drink, you sure can session this Dark Lager. This is a liquid non-fat unsweetened chocolate cookie.

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Photo of hansavijaticar
4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rodzm14
3.71/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of grahuba
3.87/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of loubar
4.19/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

500 ml bottle from BevMo. Nose of yeast and mild vanilla. Mild roasted malt, pleasant caramel taste. Slightly smoky. Silky mouth feel. No hops bitterness. Good carbonation with a semi-dry finish that makes it very easy to drink. Light, yet flavorful. Love the low ABV.

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Photo of buschbeer
3.91/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

500 ML bottle
Served in a pilsner glass

L - It pours brown with amber highlights. It is capped with several inches of tan head the leaves patches of lacing as it recedes down the side of the glass.

S - It has a sweet aroma. I get some cocoa and milk chocolate.

T - It starts out with a cocoa taste that builds into chocolate flavor. It is kind of sweet.

M - Moderate and chalky

O - This was an impulse buy at the local bratwurst shop. I am glad I picked in up. It is flavorful and light. It reminds me of a Kozel Cerny I had a few years ago that I enjoyed. One of the better dark Euro lagers that I have had.

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1.5/5  rDev -58.1%

Photo of Florya
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of KAF
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of RoyFokker
4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

Photo of brongladest
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Sspeer1
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of acdcsmith22
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of Saksis
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of CBodamer
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of pathman
4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

Photo of emerge077
3.68/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Back label is printed "375" but no indication of a date.
Thanks to Julie & Ryan for this one!

Dark mahogany copper color when held to the light. Compact layer of velvety foam that seems to subside after a few minutes. Spindly, drippy lacing in the glass.

Smell is a little bland, vague lager yeast and some light traces of maple or tobacco.

Light roasted malt, a little prickly from the carbonation, smooth mild coffee and tobacco flavors linger in the aftertaste. Schwartzbier-ish. Light bodied but somewhat substantial, a little watery in the finish, traces of oxidation. Overall it's a good dark lager, maybe a little bit long in the tooth, but still has some life left.

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of SoPeL
3/5  rDev -16.2%

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Primator Dark Lager from Pivovar Náchod a.s.
Beer rating: 3.58 out of 5 with 60 ratings