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Primator Dark Lager | Pivovar Náchod a.s.

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Primator Dark LagerPrimator Dark Lager

Brewed by:
Pivovar Náchod a.s.
Czech Republic

Style: Euro Dark Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Globetrotter on 12-14-2003

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3.66/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Obtained this bottle from Pivni Galerie in Prague three weeks ago. The best before date is 16/03/06.

Appearance: in a 300ml Weissbier glass it pours a beautifully, very dark amber to brownish hue with a tight, pillowy, dark-yellowish beerhead with extremely good retention; quite fizzy though.
Smell: a quite lively aroma of lager malts upfront, with hints of light caramel, raisins, longen-fruits and a little bit of toffee. In general the nose is full of dark-fruits and very refreshing for a dark lager.
Taste: a medium-sweet palate of roasted malts and lightly caramelised brown sugar prevails, finished with a very crisp touch of aromatic and grassy hops. The aftertaste is crisply clean and not sugary-sticky at all, with a residual mild fruity bitterness in action, though not lingering enough.
Mouthfeel & Drinkability: the mouthfeel is consistently smooth, while the flavour and body are both kept to the moderate level. A simple but nice, easy-drinking dark lager this is. Thanks again for your kind recommendation, Sigmund.

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4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(500 ml bottle, called Tmavé Lezak in Czech. Bought in Sweden.) I somehow managed to delete my original comments here, damn! But this is still a nice dunkel, deep reddish brown colour, decent head. Flavour is malty and bready with a moderate but nice roastiness, notes of caramel, moderately sweet. I would like some more hops in the finish, but that’s the Czech dunkel style, I guess.

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Photo of Globetrotter
3.62/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Comes in a tall brown half-liter bottle with an elongated neck and a pretty cool label featuring the facade of a Czech cathedral and the brewery's coat of arms. Ingredients conform to the purity law. Best before 8/18/04, I opened it on 12/14/03.

Pours a beautiful clear dark brown under a small tan head that disappears too quickly. Much too quickly. The nose is full of sweet caramel, with may one plum thrown in. The mouth is heavy and mildly carbonated. The taste is sweet - caramel and fruit, as promised by the nose. This is followed by some mild hoppiness that lingers well into the aftertaste, which is nevertheless more fruity than bitter. This beer has a lot of promise, and certainly isn't bad, but somehow, I'm disappointed. It seems to be just a bit more watery than it could or should be.

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Primator Dark Lager from Pivovar Náchod a.s.
3.7 out of 5 based on 59 ratings.
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