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Pivovar Náchod a.s.
Bohemian / Czech Pilsner
Ranked #240
Ranked #27,025
3.56 | pDev: 12.36%
Jan 21, 2023
Nov 16, 2001
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Notes: Formerly Primator Premium Lager

Medium-fermented beer with a full body, a fine distinctive bitterness, high zest, and pure hop aroma.

A taste sensation leaves you waiting for the next sip. It is typical of all types of Pilsner beers and for which Czech 12°lager is famous all over the world. Premium is the Pride of our brewery and uses only the highest quality ingredients. The lovingly controlled process ends with prolonged maturation at 1° C. It has a zesty taste, sparkling golden color and a long lasting white head. It leaves a feeling of slowly fading bitterness on the palate. It is suitable for all occasions - simply anytime you want to really enjoy beer. It is perfect with grilled meat, salads, and steaks. Serve thoroughly chilled in a tall glass. This prestigious beer stands for the unique art of brewing in Náchod.
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Reviewed by dacrza1 from New Jersey

2.63/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75
DATE: January 20, 2023... OCCASION: watching Rocky III with the family with a gift beer from Uncle Mark--many thanks! GLASSWARE: PSU pilsner... pours a golden yellow body with small, active bubbles... its head begins thickly with a three-fingered thickness that reduces over time to a soapy froth, spitting random clouds along the glass... thick, meaty musk of garden hose, spicy bread, flowery esters, and cereal malts... not entirely off-putting, but not alluring either... approximates the average lager... buttery, oily, slippery and swift, it sips way too easily, though it finishes with a beefiness that approximates unsweetened tea... light grains, cereal malts, fresh flowers, a bit of metallic garden hose, honey, and sweet hard fruits... serviceable and sweet, with a cleansing presence... a bit better than I expected it to be, I would drink this again if it were put in my hand, but not if I were buying it...
Jan 21, 2023
Rated: 3.55 by heerboth from Pennsylvania

May 30, 2022
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Reviewed by JayDubTrub from California

3.63/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
This is a relatively unique beer to be having here in California. It's a Czech pilsner, but the malt bring more amber/copper hues. Carb as expected, lacing lasts minutes but not a fingers worth at pour. The surprise (that could also throw ratings) is in the flavor - the hops are substantial for a pils and the types bring a woody, spicy, earthy, and minty finish.
Jan 05, 2022
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Reviewed by littledogbigtrouble

3.23/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
This is a quality beer. It's refreshing, a bit muddy, dusty, and very drinkable. However, there's really nothing special about it, and I only buy it when it's the best option on the shelf at the time. They make a "dark lager" version of this beer that is not very good in my opinion; so be watchful and make sure it's the Premium Lager if you decide to try this beer.
Sep 19, 2021
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Reviewed by Sigmund from Norway

3/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
500 ml bottle, ABV is 5%. Might be imported to Norway. Golden colour, big and lasting white head. Moderate "dusty" aroma, notes of hay. Fresh and soft mouthfeel, moderate carbonation in the glass. Medium sweet flavour, hints of honey and butterscotch, moderate bitterness, very drinkable but not exceptional.
Apr 18, 2021
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Reviewed by josanguapo from Spain

4/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
De Cervezasdiferentes. En copa de hefe de Bavaria. En almuerzo, con sopa de arroz + espinacas con garbanzos + filete de pollo. Perfil maltoso que si bien al principio puede parecer algo normalito tirando a dulzón y oxidado, poco a poco vas haciéndote a él y al final resulta adictivo y termina dejándote con ganas de mas
Jan 31, 2021
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Reviewed by REVZEB from Illinois

3.36/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
Dark burnt orange with a big off-white head. Grassy and leafy hops, with honey and doughy bread in the smell and taste. The taste has a sweet resin note in the middle of it all that seems misguided, botanical notes are dulled as a result. Feel is malty but not very crisp, hops are decent but don't change the feel by much. Not the best representation of the style
Dec 04, 2020
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Reviewed by Sayb from Arizona

3.85/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
L: Slight hazy gold , thick head that lingers , lots of carbonation .
S: Carmel , slightly grassy/wheat aroma .
T: Crisp , slight bitter , slight hoppy finish .
F: Smooth , refreshing
O: Nice thirst quenching lager .
Jul 29, 2020
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Reviewed by Mister_Faucher from Washington

3.77/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
500ml bottle served in a nonic glass.

Look- Clear golden color. Solid off white head with good retention, moderate lacing. Very active carbonation streams visible.

Smell- Caramel and honey malt, red apple and citrus, a bit of other generic fruit and spice, herbal/grassy and floral notes.

Taste- Lemony citrus and red apple, sweet bready malts, floral/earthy hops and light spice.

Feel- Medium bodied. Crisp with a lightly sweet finish. Medium/heavy carbonation on the tongue.

O- I really don't get the low ratings. The Euro deli I purchased it at gets fresh stock frequently, must be the case. I find this one really solid and at $2.80 a bottle it's a nice deal.
Jun 27, 2020
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Reviewed by schoolboy from Ohio

3.64/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
This is kind of what I learned to like beer as in the 1960's. My parents were German immigrants so we had lots of European style things like this around the house when I was growing up. My dad's taste went all downhill from there.

This one pours a nice appetizing light color with good head. The aroma is unmistakable, one of my favorite smells. And the taste is nowhere near as good. And before you know it, you are refreshed.

Recommended. Thanks to my neighbors for the bottle (fee for using the pool on a 90 degree day).
Jun 09, 2020
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Reviewed by BlackBeerPirate from Illinois

2.34/5  rDev -34.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25
Taste: crisp, chalky, stale, airy finish. Dusty, earthy nose. Dull golden hue, mostly clear, white foamy soapy head. Medium body. Stale and dusty notes.
Jan 31, 2020
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Reviewed by elNopalero from California

3.45/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25
Pours a clear tan gold with a hearty foam head. That might be the most impressive thing about this beer. Light grassy aroma, faded orange peel and candied grass on the finish. Nicely carbonated. A curiosity pick from the Russian market.
Dec 01, 2019
Rated: 3.5 by qrazvan from Romania

Apr 06, 2018
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Reviewed by monkist from Hungary

4.09/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Primátor makes quite good beers, but this is the first "Czech" type that I drink from them.
Although it is not as rich and intensely hopped as your good old lezák, it's still quite okay, nothing unpleasant, easily drinkable. The only comment I could make is its slightly excessive carbonation, otherwise a good, "light" lezák.
Mar 29, 2018
Rated: 3.32 by UCLABrewN84 from California

Aug 29, 2017
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Reviewed by Ri0 from Wisconsin

3.72/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Poured 500ml bottle into Pils glass. It is a deep gold with a 2 finger white head that leaves a foamy cap and minimal lacing. Biscuit malts dance with light spicy hops along with some grain and hints of grass. The flavor is heavy with malt and some cereal grain. There is a mild spicy and bitterness to it that manages to balance the malt. Light bodied with soft carbonation that finishes clean and crisp. A nice and enjoyable Czeck Pils.
Aug 27, 2017
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Reviewed by The_Kriek_Freak from Pennsylvania

4.04/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
This is a great and very flavorful lager. The nose is fresh and full of sweet malts aroma. The taste is surprisingly bitter but with toasty malts that offer a nice flavor profile. Easy to drink but also satisfying to the taste buds.
Aug 23, 2017
Rated: 3.5 by Casey_L from Texas

Jul 07, 2017
Rated: 3.5 by mishi_d from Romania

Apr 09, 2017
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Reviewed by IsaacCraft from Korea (South)

3.83/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Bout Gg from high street market on itaewon in Seoul.

Beautiful crystal clear golden color. Poured a finger of head with good retention.

Smells of grass and wheat. Faint spicy note in the background.

Crisp and clean. The taste matches the smell. The sweetness of the malt is balanced nicely by an appropriate amount of floral hop. Really well balanced and nice.

The feel is smooth and and light to medium body, and the carbonation level is good.

I really enjoyed this beer. I'm looking forward to having it again.
Feb 01, 2017
Rated: 3.03 by Robertas from Lithuania

Oct 19, 2016
Rated: 2.5 by ThisSeasonsWaifu from Sweden

Jul 01, 2016
Rated: 3.48 by Silke_Neryn from Sweden

May 16, 2016
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Reviewed by SCproUA from Ukraine

3.82/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Silent especially to say nothing at this pyve, Ono no vыdelyaetsya Among competitors svoeho style, good taste, smell pryyatnыy, but no more than that. Definitely worth bu !!!
May 09, 2016
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Reviewed by dbrauneis from North Carolina

3.89/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
A: Pours a clear medium yellow in color with moderate to heavy amounts of active visible carbonation rising quickly from the bottom of the glass and moderate medium golden yellow highlights. The beer has a finger tall foamy sudsy bright white head that reduces to a large patch of thin film covering a little more than 75% of the surface of the beer and a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Light amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of spicy, grassy, and floral hops with a light amount of biscuit malt aroma.

T: Upfront there are moderate flavors of biscuit + cereal grain malts with just a hint of grainy sweetness. That is followed by light to moderate flavors of spicy, grassy, and floral hops which imparts a light amount of bitterness which does not linger for too long.

M: Light to medium bodied with slightly heavier than moderate amounts of carbonation. Crisp with a clean finish.

O: Very easy to drink and refreshing - I could easily have a couple of these in the afternoon and it would go great with some smoked meats (pork or BBQ).
Mar 13, 2016
Rated: 4.35 by cgmjr_bsb from Brazil

Feb 10, 2016
Rated: 3.6 by DOCRW from Washington

Jan 16, 2016
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Reviewed by Dentist666 from Russian Federation

3.7/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Poured into lager glass.
Pours golden/copper clear beer with nice compact 2-finger white head, good retention.
Smell - sweet, hay, grain.
Taste follows the smell with delicate hop finish.
Medium body and carbonation.
Dec 09, 2015
Rated: 3.88 by der_meister from Ukraine

Sep 25, 2015
Rated: 2.97 by jesticals from Wisconsin

Sep 05, 2015
Rated: 3 by hansavijaticar from Croatia (Hrvatska)

Aug 10, 2015
Rated: 3.75 by poskok from Croatia (Hrvatska)

Aug 09, 2015
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Reviewed by Malt_Man from England

3.47/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Served cool from 500ml bottle into Veltins pilsner mug.

L) Clear, amber colour, lots of bubbles, whispy bubbly head.

S) Nothing huge, faint bready pilsner malt.

T) Fairly weak saars hops flavour on a bit of a watery pilsner malt background. Ends with a delicate hop bitterness.

F) Good engaging pilsner mouth feel, nicely fizzy and just a touch of bitterness but with no dragging aftertaste.

O) Very drinkable lager, but not in the top tier of Czech pilsners.
Jul 11, 2015
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Reviewed by patre_tim from Thailand

3.54/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Barely copper colour with little carbonation, filtered with 2 fingers of yellowish white head.

Fresh hay and malt, smells like my gerbils' straw he slept in, or even more so the fodder our chickens lived in, seriously and this is not a criticism, just my honesty. Slight honey, honey biscuit.

Honey biscuit, fresh cut hay, slight fodder, malt, light sweetness.

Light body with a slightly syrupy consistency, subtle foamy carbonation.

A fair one for the style, but hey they should have this one down as its their local brew. Drank in Chiang Mai June 19th, 2015.
Jun 19, 2015
Rated: 3.75 by UniversitateaDeBere from Romania

May 28, 2015
Rated: 2.97 by mwar from Kentucky

May 15, 2015
Rated: 3.19 by mytu420 from Romania

May 02, 2015
Rated: 3.77 by grahuba from Connecticut

Apr 03, 2015
Rated: 3.19 by Catalin90 from Romania

Mar 29, 2015
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Reviewed by loubar from California

4.22/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
500 ml bottle from BevMo. Pours a clear golden yellow with an orange hue. A fair amount of foam. A typical pilsner aroma of hops, faint molasses and yeast. Taste of bread and grass with a light spicy bite. A nice balance of bitter/sweetness. Good amount of flavor. Crisp finish.Tasty and drinkable.
Mar 29, 2015
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