Primátor Weizenbier | Pivovar Náchod a.s.

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

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Reviews:
21
Ratings:
66
Avg:
3.91
pDev:
15.35%
 
 
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6
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Reviews: 21 | Ratings: 66
Photo of Everydayoff
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle poured into a weizen glass.

Cloudy orange amber color with very thick creamy white head that stays with great retention, it slowly subsides to everlasting foamy crown along with lots of sticky lacing, high visible carbonation.

The aroma is all what you can expect from German’s Hefeweizen; clove forwards, then bubble gum, some spice, banana, citrus, some yeasty tartness, and bready malt.

Sweetness sweeps all over with a quality of bready malt, yeast is not going anywhere but thereafter takes over the palate by a note of banana ester together with clove spiciness and mild tartness. Hop is traditionally muted with just very slight bitterness undertone.

Medium body, smooth mouthfeel and soft effervescence flow through the palate from some lively carbonation, quite refreshing, dry finish.

Hefeweizen from Czech Republic, and I must say yes it is straight to the point. Truly like German’s brew and perhaps better in some case.

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Photo of SCproUA
3.93/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A good beer from the brewery, but not the best representative of this beer style, expect slightly bolego not taste bad, not bad color, good density of beer, but no more !!!

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Photo of djura
3.99/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Got it here in Serbia, bottle 0,5 l

A - Light golden, nice white foam, low carbonation.
S - Banana mostly with some malt.
T/M - Creamy, low carbonation, fresh, refreshing. Banana aroma. Smooth and beautiful aftertaste.

O - Best Weizen i ever had.

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Photo of Malt_Man
4.13/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Served cool from 500ml bottle into Schneider Weisse weizen glass.

L) Cloudy pale orange-yellow. Thick white persistent head. Looks the part.

S) Light sourish clove-banana weizen.

T) Ooh, nice. Different from a standard weizen in that a candy sweetness hits first, before the standard banana ester flavour. Yeasty bready notes on the burp-back.

F) On the light side of the weizen spectrum, which is fine. Muted carbonation, but adds a nice acid bite in the drink.

O) Very respectable weizen, better than many German versions. Recommended.

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Photo of Curtis
4.6/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A very, very good beer ! Poured a nice unfiltered pale yellow. Hazy, but no chunks or floaties. Aroma is banana, clove and a little citrus. Very light head dissipates quickly...... I didn't mind - more beer to enjoy and sooner! Mouth feel is excellent, carbonation is perfect. Taste is wonderful, rich, complex, citrus is light, some mild bread flavors. Nothing sharp or intense, just good balance that blends together very well. Hops are extremely light, more would throw it off. A wonderful beer. I so wish i had bought more of these at the store......

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Photo of FLima
3.62/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Hazy pale yellow golden color with apparent carbonation and a huge thick head with great retention and leaving some laces.
Aroma with notes of banana, chalked yeast, oranges and cloves.
Flavor with notes of orange citrus, banana, cloves, bread malt, one drop of lemon, mild ginger, yeast and finishing with floral hops.
Quite light body with appropriate carbonation.
It refreshes above average and it is less cloying given assertiveness, lighter body and very weak bubblegum. To drink liters of it. Though it didn’t swept off my feet.

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Photo of patre_tim
3.78/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Golden honey and cloudy so you see no carbonation. 3 fingers of white foamy head.

Lemon, coriander and bubblegum all in that order.

Bubblegum, lemon and coriander in that order.

Medium light, crisp body with lots of spritz like carbonation.

Well done for a company with so many diverse styles. Up to par, just not overly outstanding. Bought in Chiang Mai, drank May 16th, 2015.

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Photo of tone77
4.15/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a brown 16.9 oz. bottle. Has a golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is strong of banana, some cloves. Taste is banana, cloves, wheat, tasty and highly refreshing. Feels full bodied in the mouth and overall is a delicious beer worth seeking out.

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Photo of Zorro
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Very cloudy yellow colored beer with a medium sized white colored head.

Highly aromatic, strong on the banana and lighter on the clove scents. Medium level of medicinal smelling phenols. But this beer just plain smells like a banana.

Semi-dry with a strong banana taste. Clove is stronger in the taste than the scent but this is still a banana tasting beer.

Overall a Hefeweizen I can recommend.

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Photo of flyingpig
4.13/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

500ml Bottle in Ahold Supermarket, Prague Old Town (17Czk):
Cloudy yellow, a large foamy white head & good retention. Nice lacing too.

Clove & banana, some bubblegum & a mix of sweet notes including sugar & background fruits. Citrus, in particular orange feature & the beer seems quite fresh.

Bubblegum, banana & clove dominate with orange & citrus plus some coriander around the middle. A traditional, German style taste with some nice sweetness & a touch of spice from the subtle hops that come through too.

Smooth, almost creamy with good carbonation & a lively feel. Spice & a light tang from the citrus helped the beer down & the body was a medium one.

A very good beer & as my first Czech brewed hefeweizen it didn't disappoint & could easily be ranked alongside some of the better German offerings of the style. I'll be picking up again if it ever makes its way into the UK.

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Photo of eric5bellies
3.55/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Drank from my Weihestephaner weizen glass.

A - Pours a hazy Golden Orange colour with a two fingered head that reduces to a film and laces.

S - Not much on the nose except some sticky citrus.

T - Nice banana flavoutr and finishes witha sticky sweet citrus flavour.

M - Light to medium body and carbomnantion, true to the style.

D - I like this beer, but not over the major German varieties

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Photo of sprucetip
4.3/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Pivorvarsky Klub in Prague. Pours pale hazy golden with fluffy white head, very good retention and thick lacing. Quite active as well.

Smells like a fresh, German style wheat beer should. Bubble gujm, banana and clove balanced delightfully. Yum.

Tastes like the nose. They pretty much nailed it. Wow! I count myself as one who enjoys and appreciates a good German style wheat beer, but I don't remember the last time I enjoyed one so much. Sweetness and light hops add complexity to the yesty-wheaty goodness.

Nicely carbonated, creamy, smooth, crisp and clean.

Way too easy to drink, and wicked tasty. My guess is that it wouldn't be quite this nice from a bottle. Very much impressed. Well done.

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Photo of mmahut
4.07/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I had few bottles of this, however fresh cag was the best

A: Strong golden to bronze colour with small head.

S: Oranges, forest fruits, lemons and some sugar. No alcoholic smell.

T: Fruity -- oranges, lemons, mangos, banana with spicy sub-tone of malt.

M: Medium body with low carbonation, comfortable after taste.

D: One of the best weises I've had. Genial for a beer garden.

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Photo of PapaEugene
3.76/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got this beer from rvdoorn after he returned from his holiday to Slowakia. He was very positive about it, so my expectations were rather high.

A: Poored it into my Erdinger jubilee glass. Dark yellow color with a big bubbly white head that just slowly diminished.

S: Yeast smell is rahter dominant. Coriander is there, some orange and and a hint of banana.

T: It's a weizen for sure but I taste also similarites with the witte trapist of La Trappe (beig a different class of beer). Yeast, lemon, grape sugars, some hops and a slight bitterness.

M: Medium/high carbonation, creamy and a semi-dry mouthfeel.

D: Good.... but I'll be depending on rvdoorn for another round of this one.

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Photo of rvdoorn
3.91/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this beer on a sunny day during my holiday in Slovakia. The beer pours a cloudy, yellow-orange color with an enormous fluffy, yellow-white head that stayed very long. Excellent lacing.

Smell: Sweet-fresh (a bit like orange), strong wheat, and spicy (clove)

Taste: Sweet (banana??), spicy (clove, which appears to the foreground when the beer warms up) and some typical wheat. There is some nice, very light bitterness in the aftertaste. The sweetness and bitterness of this beer are very well balanced.

Mouthfeel: Very very soft. Rolls the tongue, creamy and smooth. Medium carbonation.

What a good beer for the brewing style. Can easily compete with, or defeat, most of its German counterparts. Will never refuse another one.

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Photo of velkyal
4.23/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It pours a wonderful marmalade orange with a slightly ivory head which disappeared rather quickly - a fact I am putting down to not owning a proper wheat beer glass and so drinking it from my Purkmistr glass.

Being a hefewiezen it is naturally cloudy, which is actually something I like in a beer, being a fan of kvasnicové beers.

The beer smells like oranges as well, ripe Seville oranges promising a burst of bitterness followed by a delicate sweetness, with floral hints from the Saaz hops.

In the mouth this beer is an absolute delight, tart, refreshing, with crisp bitterness, which doesn't overwhelm the palate, and again the motif of a thick cut orange marmalade.

There is a nice balance of medium sweetness with medium bitterness.

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Photo of thierrynantes
3.83/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Beer bottle (50cl), tasted in 2004.

Apperance : golden color, with a creamy white head.
Smell : pear ester with a hint of clove (wheat in the nose)
Taste and mouthfeel : Light yeastiness on the palate with pear, banana, delicate spicy notes
Drinkability : a good beer in Hefeweizen style

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Photo of Graham5161986
4.12/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: pours a cloudy, orangy yellow with a 2 finger white head that reduces to a thin film that leave a bit of lacing. Quite a bit of visible sediment.

S: banana, coriander and cloves on the nose with a nice citrusy zest.

T: very well pronounced banana flavour, yeasty, a touch of spice and an orangy sweetness that lingers on the finish - quite impressive for a Czech version of this German style

M: light and creamy witha good kick of carbonation and a smooth, refreshing finish.

D: Im quite a big fan of both beers I have tried from this brewery (This and their premium lager). This one delivers the true essence of a proper German Hefe and have some very nicely balanced and well pronounced flavours. I could definitely see myself drinking a ton of these in the summer time. Still, I would drink it all year-round. Very nice, very refreshing, well done Primator.

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Photo of canucklehead
3.73/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A czech Hefe is a cool idea and this is a nice take on the style. Lighter than most German versions but with a creamy smooth mouthfeel this is well made. The nose is not very prominent but the taste has the right banana and clove combination. I have had English style ales and mead like ales from Czech lately so I invite other styles than pils showing up on the shelf.

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Photo of friendofthedevil
3.3/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Overall a fairly average example of the Hefe Weizen style. Of course, I'll give compliments to Pivovar Nachod for venturing into relatively exotic territory in a country dominated by the big P. The color was pleasantly cloudy and tan, verging on golden. Its smell reminded me of pleasant Bavarian summer days and my first impressions were quite good from this offering. The taste, however was something to be improved upon. While I normally expect a fairly thick, but clear mouthfeel from the Hefe Weizen style, this beer felt almost like a watered down example of this. The taste itself was not bad in any way, but not particularly stellar either - a slight hop character mixed with heavy carbonation and a very minimal wheatiness. Still something that I'd occasionally go back to, but not one that I was overly and positively impacted by.

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Photo of RocketWidget
3.73/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

An impressive beer. Pours a gold cloudy color with orange subcolors. Carbonation is really good, stays fizzy all the way, and leaves a milky white, lacy head that stays with the beer. Smell is of fresh grain, perhaps slight citrus flavors. Taste is not amazingly complex, but it is bold and wheaty, tingling the tongue with hoppy flavors. Though Wiessbier is not my favorite style, this is one of the best of it's kind that I have had.

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Primátor Weizenbier from Pivovar Náchod a.s.
87 out of 100 based on 21 ratings.
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