Primátor Premium | Pivovar Náchod a.s.

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BA SCORE
3.57/5
136 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: Czech Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 11-16-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#37,336
Reviews:
74
Ratings:
136
pDev:
12.04%
Bros Score:
3.9
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
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Trade:
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Photo of Offa
4.95/5  rDev +38.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This is an outstanding Czech pilsner/lager, beautiful with a full, complex character.

Bright, deep gold, it has a huge, faintly off-white , foamy head, steadily shrinking to a large, permanent head that's never less than 1.5-2 inches, foamy, with nice, if uneven, rings of foamy lace.

The aroma is a wonderful Czech pilsner - firm, full-bodied, clear and aromatic with a lot of bread, herbs, lemon, grain, bread crust, hint of mineral, overall airy and slightly flowery.

The taste is similar, clean, clear, but full-bodied, firm in character, complex, balanced and engaging. It has a strong bread-herb character of bread, herbs, with grain, light lemon, hints of yeast and grass, firm sweetness with balancing, zesty, bitterness, mostly herbal, slightly medicinal, with just a light spicey bite. It has great balance, excellent interplay of the various elements, and a long, complex aftertaste of sweet lightly toasted bread with lemony-herbal bitterness. The feel is excellent, full, slightly oily yet lively and engaging. if becoming slightly thin by the end. It engages the whole mouth.

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Photo of AndreRus
4.65/5  rDev +30.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Nice golden color. Great refreshing beer. Interesting combination of czech malts with sweet banana-ish flavor.

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4.35/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cokes
4.33/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours gold with an exuberant head of whipped milk.
Nose full of saltines, lilacs, and potatoes.
Begins pale malted and dry. The essense of stale plain bagels. Flashes of sweetness. Ephemeral stawberries and vanilla cream. Now back to dryness, but grassier presently. The last, dying bloom of the May lilac bush. Burnt out patches of August lawn. Wind scattered leaves in early October.
Honeyed pear creeps below.
Light bodied, steady of bead, and firm feeling, flowing freely down the hatch.
This is choice!

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Photo of KTCamm
4.3/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 500 ml bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a beautiful clear golden, very bright, with thick creamy white foam.

Pils smell - all beer. Light spice. Mouth waters.

Very tasty clean pils, with crisp finish and layer of hop that fills the mouth.

Very tasty and drinkable. Excellent.

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4.25/5  rDev +19%

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4.25/5  rDev +19%

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4.25/5  rDev +19%

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4.25/5  rDev +19%

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Photo of loubar
4.22/5  rDev +18.2%
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.

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Photo of mrgrandefromage
4.21/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a beautiful amber orange, somewhere 'tween ripe apricot and tangerine. Inch thick head that dissipated quickly. Lovely little bubbles that are fun to watch. Aroma very typical for true euro pils... like standing outside a large brewery on a windy spring day after the rain. Flavor pretty complex for a pils, a little citrusy buckling under the weight of stern hops fading to the normal pleasant euro skunkiness. Crisp and bracing in the mouth, with those lovely little bubbles giving the exact, perfect amount of carbonation. Unlike some others, I could drink a few of these at a time.

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Photo of kflorence
4.16/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours clear and golden with hints of copper and a fourth inch of head atop that sticks around for awhile and leaves a bit of lacing on the glass as you drink. Carbonation levels look solid. Very inviting for a lager.

S: Toasty malts, vanilla and butter with slight floral hop notes lingering in the background.

T: Follows the aroma quite well. Sweet grains with buttered biscuits, toffee, vanilla and cream give way to a lingering bitterness that morphs into a bittersweet flavor on the tongue after the swallow.

M: Light bodied, smooth and creamy with slight chewiness. Carbonation is tamer than expected. Super sessionable.

O: Honestly one of the better lagers I've had the pleasure of drinking. Simple, but well done. If you're looking for refreshment or drinkability, look no further.

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Photo of srandycarter
4.1/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Clear wheat, nice fat small bubbled white head slow to leave. Lots of cling lace.

S - Wheat and sweet malt. Grain. Slight sharpness at finish.

T - Wholesome clean malt and grain features gently bittered.

M - Medium body, good carb, nice balance.

D - Very easy to drink.

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Photo of Lemke10
4.05/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I bought a Mix and Match 6-pack of this at Badger Spirts in Beloit, WI in Summer 2011.

Pours a clear, clean amber color. Has a decent head with an average amount of carbonation. Scent is that of some grassy grains mixed with a slighty amount of citrus. Has a nice texture that isn't too thin or too heavy. Taste is rather wheat like and mellow. Drinks rather well, especially on a hot summer day.

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Photo of DoubleJ
4.05/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

My first trip to Brazil (January 2009) yielded a taste of Primator Premium Lager from my friend, who was told by the bartender that THIS was voted the best lager in the world. I am curious about the competetion, but that doesn't matter now; I have a bottle stateside to experiment with. 500 ml bottle, on to the beer:

I'm leaving a third of my bottle unpored, as there is are a lot of floaties in the bottle. Golden sunshine color, very tiny particles suspended in the body, soapy head on top leaving soem creamy lacing. Crisp green apple hits the nose first. Smell again, more pleasant green apple. Underlying honey notes make things more sunny for the taste.

Thankfully there are no signs of imported flavors. Light biscuity malt at first, then big green apple flavors come into play. Honeysucke...yum. It's doughy as well. Good crispness goes over well in this beer. Some hop bitterenss lingers on in the aftertaste.

If I were to vote that competition that called Primator Premium Lager the best lager in the world, I wouldn't be one to vote that way. But I will say that Primator is a very competent Czech lager. Czech it out.

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Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
4.04/5  rDev +13.2%
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.

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4/5  rDev +12%

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4/5  rDev +12%

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4/5  rDev +12%

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4/5  rDev +12%

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4/5  rDev +12%

Photo of JanM
3.95/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

There are quite a few Czech beers imported to Sweden but unfortunately Systembolaget only include a handfull of them in their ordinary store selection. So since it's a state monopoly one has to order from the importer through Systembolaget and they add an appropritae sales tax. In that way a beer that would cost fifty cents in the store in Prague will set you back 1,50 bucks in Sweden. The things we have to tolerate just to drink beer!

Primator's Premium Lager is a special order beer in Sweden. It poured in a nice, golden color but not with much foam. The taste is great with apple and pear notes, perfume-smelling hops and citrus. The taste did not quite live up to the expectations created by the smell. Nevertheless it's a bitter, bready taste with some sourness and very typical for this type of beer. Maybe too much carbonation, though. All and all, it's a good pilsener that tastes even better a little over-chilled. Very refreshing!

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Photo of Graham5161986
3.94/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: golden yellow with a bubbly head that dissipates quickly and leaves very little lace

S: beautiful cherry nose with floral hops subtle banana and vanilla aromas

T: nicely balanced grassy, banana and tangy cherry flavour with an alcohol snap

M: creamy, medium body with good carbonation and an oh-so-smooth finish

D: A delicious pilsener from the country who does it best! For me, this is not session beer – it wouldn’t do it justice. I would savour this one slowly.

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Photo of brakspear
3.93/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This is the maltiest Czech lager I have sampled yet. It pushes the extremes of its other Czech pilsener cousins. All of their characteristics are present, but here the sweet malty aroma and flavor dominates.

The beer pours a beautiful deep golden color with a generous white foamy head forming, lingering, and lacing -- very nice.

The aroma is this beer's weak point, the sweet maltiness dominates and there is very little spicy Saaz hops present.

The taste is full-bodied, chewy, and malty in the fore, but a tad grainy in the finish. Again the hop bitterness is subdued in comparison to Czechvar or Pilsner Urquel.

I enjoyed this beer a lot and it compares favorable to other Czech pilseners, but the malty sweetness would become a bit too cloying if this was a session beer.

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Beer rating: 3.57 out of 5 with 136 ratings
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