Primator Dark Lager
Pivovar Náchod a.s.

Primator Dark LagerPrimator Dark Lager
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Style:
Lager - European Dark
Ranked #64
ABV:
4.8%
Score:
82
Ranked #42,060
Avg:
3.62 | pDev: 14.09%
Reviews:
32
Ratings:
67
From:
Pivovar Náchod a.s.
 
Czech Republic
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  4
Gots
  4
SCORE
82
Good
Primator Dark LagerPrimator Dark Lager
Notes: A dark option of Czech lager, created using four types of malt and Czech hop varieties. The combination of special colour malts gives the beer a full caramel flavour with traces of roasted black coffee and dried plums. Round malt flavour, decent bitterness, velvet foam absolutely invite you to take another sip and nibble something sweet.
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loubar from California

4.19/5  rDev +15.7%
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.

Mar 23, 2015
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froghop from Washington

3.38/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

pours a dark brown with a large dirty white head, and great lacing.

smell is of malt, some caramel, and a little sweetness in the back.

taste is smooth, malt, a touch cocoa, some roastiness, and a little caramel, ends a little dry.

overall a nice dark lager.

Jun 27, 2010
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buschbeer from Ohio

3.91/5  rDev +8%
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.

Jan 09, 2015
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crossovert from Illinois

3.18/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

was hoping it would be a Munich dunkel when I bought it, guess not. 500ml brown bottle.

It pours a cola brown with a foamy head that leaves cobwebs of lacing.

The smell is interesting, it almost has the smell of ovaltine, but with a slap of bread and honey. The hops, like in the other primator brews, were up front and herbal/grassy/medicinal. In this particular brew, they could have done without the hop in the aroma.

The flavor is okay, the hops are overbearing with herbal character, it kind of ruins the already weak taste.

The primator beers are just hopped in the wrong way for me.

Aug 05, 2010
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Evil_Pidde from Sweden

4.5/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: This beer pours dark brown, with a hint of red. A great large off-white thick head that stays for a really long time before it dissipates leaving nice lacings.

S: Heavy roasted sweet malt, hazelnuts, floral hops - very well balanced. Some dark syrup and some dried dark fruit.

T: Heavy roasted sweet malt with some bitter hops. Dark syrup and hazelnuts. Raisins.

M: A really long sweet and bitter aftertaste. Medium body and moderate carbonation.

D: I havn't had so many dark lagers - but if they're all like this, I'm sure gonna drink a lot of them.

Oct 17, 2009
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beergod1 from Ohio

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

Thanks again goes out to D. Kurtz for hooking me up with 3 of these rarities-Maibock, Dark Lager & Double Bock. Pours Clear dark red/brown beer with a large beige head. Aroma is malty sweet with notes of coffee and caramel. Flavor is malty with notes of caramel, grainy hops. Nothing special but a great beer when you want to keep it simple.

Aug 13, 2011
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Fatehunter from Oregon

4.09/5  rDev +13%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Almost a finger of tan head on a dark brown body.
The aroma is roasted and chocolate malt. Nice.
The roasted malt comes through in the taste as well, along with a little milk and mild lemon bitterness.
The texture is a little fizzy and crisp.
An enjoyable experience with the flavorful taste but still lighter lager.

Jan 25, 2013
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ADZA from Australia

3.6/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Firstly my bottle looks abit different to this but its exactly the same beer and it pours a ruby cola hue with nice carbonation that leaves behind a creamy two finger head and a layer of lacing around the sides of glass,i really like the aroma of this its very sweet indeed almost like maple syrup,milo,caramel and lots of honey,the mouthfeel is quite sessionable and just above light but could be thicker and has tastes of sweet toffee,caramel,roasted barley,dark dried fruits and finishes with a buttery,maple syrup smooth finish,overall it definately took me by suprise as i wasnt expecting it to be like this and my only real complaint is its mouthfeel and if you dont like sweet beers you will not like this one but im quite enjoying it and more than likely will revisit.

Aug 17, 2010
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Kopfschuss from Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Sep 22, 2013
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Dentist666 from Russian Federation

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.

Jun 15, 2015
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Nerudamann from Oregon

3.58/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Look – very dark brown, but still able to see through it. About two fingers’ worth of light khaki-colored foam that dissipates somewhat quickly.

Smell – malty, and indeed much like a dark lager. It has a bit of a porter-like smell. With a roasted quality and chocolate notes.

Taste – malty, but with a tinge of bitterness that must come from hops that don’t appear in the taste itself. It tastes dark and bold, with less of a chocolate hint in the taste, but still a bit like a porter.

Mouthfeel – also like a porter, the Mouthfeel is deceptively thinner than you would think. Here, it’s very well balanced.

Overall – pretty decent brew. Not terribly interesting to think about, but not dull either.

Nov 28, 2011
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CwrwAmByth from England

3.93/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Oct 22, 2016
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olradetbalder from Sweden

1.5/5  rDev -58.6%

Nov 21, 2014
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grahuba from Connecticut

3.87/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Apr 04, 2015
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Harkrank from Sweden

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Dec 24, 2011
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pathman from Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

Nov 21, 2013
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CBodamer from Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Nov 28, 2013
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Zachtheporter from Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Mar 10, 2012
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BrazilianAussie from Brazil

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Nov 14, 2012
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Segelstrom from Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -17.1%

Aug 05, 2013
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Florya from Norway

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Oct 18, 2014
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patre_tim from Thailand

3.24/5  rDev -10.5%
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.

Jun 26, 2015
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aztraz from Sweden

3/5  rDev -17.1%

Apr 05, 2012
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sbanacho from California

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Nov 16, 2012
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Tnkemist from Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Jan 01, 2013
Primator Dark Lager from Pivovar Náchod a.s.
Beer rating: 82 out of 100 with 67 ratings