Primátor Premium | Pivovar Náchod a.s.

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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
Ratings:
133
Reviews:
72
Avg:
3.59
pDev:
12.26%
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
13
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Photo of czechsaaz
3.91/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Light hop aroma (Saatz) A little malt.

Pours pale gold and perfectly clear. Smallish but persistant head.

Nice interplay of pils malt and bittering hops. Clean and malty but with a nice hop aftertaste.

Pretty much everything you look for in a czech Pils-type lager. Refreshing, bitter but not palate challenging. I could drink a lot of this.

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Photo of Jason
3.9/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500 ml brown bottle with no freshness date. Foiled neck and gold bordered label give the bottle a nice look.

A- Good looking head off of a hard pouring in a 1/2L pilsner glass, bright yellow hue shows of a great clarity and bubbles rising to the top of the glass.

S- Perfume-like spicy hops with a fresh hay like maltiness ... a very pleasing aroma to say the least.

T- A very grassy palate of fresh pale malt, I can pick off a vague earthy and salty character. Hops and to the grassiness with a stand-up spiciness. A tad watery in the back as the malt drops off yet the hops hold strong with a solid bitterness and more spiciness.

M- Strong arm of crispness stays firm yet is not overwhelming.

D- Very easy to put down a few of these.

A good pick for a Czech Pils, right up there with the best of them. I paired this with a smoke sheep's milk cheese(sharp), they went very well together.

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Photo of dbrauneis
3.89/5  rDev +8.4%
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).

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Photo of der_meister
3.88/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of beertaster13
3.88/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very nice lager, pours a golden yellow with white head that is quite nice to look at, lacing is average. The smell is very malty, slight toasted grain, touch of fruit. The taste is maltier than most lagers, rich but still smooth, goes well with meals, the caramel grains are pleasant, slight hops cleanses the palate, light bodied and great session beer.

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Photo of BaronRogue
3.88/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I've had good experiences picking up random German and Czech imports from BevMo, and this was no exception.

Pours pretty, stays pretty. Smells grassy and alcoholic, but not bad at all.

Tastes like grassy barley, with a flavor and bitterness that hangs out on your tongue for quite some time after you swallow. Really full for what BA defines as a "pilsner".

It's a beer that you can tell has had some effort put into its crating. This beer has Europe written all over it, and is at a great price, considering they had to get it all the way from Czech Republic to California with a price of $2.39 for a half liter.

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Photo of jackndan
3.85/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Primator, no not a double bock, rather it is a hearty lager from the Czech Republic. This beer pours a fairly deep golden color. The aroma is nice and rich, malty. This is obviously not a Czech style pils, it is very malty, much more than is typical for the style. Initial sweetness leads to a toasty middle and a fairly understated aftertaste with hints of toffee. This is actually a nice beer at any price, but at 99 cents for a half a liter, it is a steal.

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Photo of tux_alin
3.84/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of IsaacCraft
3.83/5  rDev +6.7%
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.

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Photo of velkyal
3.83/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

What a lovely lager this is. It pours a dark golden colour with a rocky white head, the nose is full of the classic Czech Saaz floral notes. The beer itself was crisp, I would eve say it was slightly tart with a nicely rounded body, a very refreshing lager, which could quite easily become a regular in the fridge

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Photo of SCproUA
3.82/5  rDev +6.4%
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 !!!

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Photo of BeerManDan
3.8/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The color when poured was a clear golden yellow with an orange hue. A fair amount of foam. The smell of hops and yeast was evident. A typical Lager aroma. The taste was your better Larger flavor. Nice balance of hops and malt. Not to bitter, but a nice balance of hops and malts, also a nice balance of bitter/sweetness, the bitterness wasn't overpowering.

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Photo of pmcadamis
3.79/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A - This hazy peach/apricot hued brew threw up a four finger-plus white head when poured into my big ass heavy glass mug. This is darker than most pilseners and lacing is only decent. Head retention is so-so, as the head goes away within five minutes and does not come back with agitation.

S - Malty as all hell with a giant yeast presence. This smells like a dried apricot studded scone or a peach tart bakery treat. Peach cobbler maybe? Touches of spicy hops hint at the style of this brew. nice.

T - Summery fruits...peach, pear, apricot, and maybe even a little cantaloupe. This has more hop spice than the malty nose suggests, and I appreciate the nearly flawless balance of this beer.

M - Medium bodied with middling carbonation and a dry peppery finish.

D - Drinkability is probably this brew's forte. More heavily malted and fruity than most pilseners, this is a good definition of what I consider perfect malt/hop balance. I liked this one a lot!

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Photo of checkfeet
3.79/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Purchased at Beermart in Ulsan, South Korea, poured into my sole surviving pilsner glass.

Pours a lovely apricot amber, with a tight head that quickly settles to a thin, consistent layer.

The nose isn't particularly strong; yeast and malts come through, along with some fresh dough and a bit of fruit, like an danish pastry perhaps..

The breadiness is pretty dominant in the taste, too, with some hay or straw-like bitterness to balance it. Quite full in the mouth, but crisp and refreshing on a hot day such as this.

Will drink again.

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Photo of rhoadsrage
3.78/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

(Served in a stemmed strange)

A- This beer pours a clear orange body with a lumpy cream head of off-white that slowly drags down the glass with each sip. There is a gentle carbonation of tiny bubbles.

S- The green Noble hop hint has a sulfur touch that is mellow with some raw grain and masa in the finish. As the beer opens up the sulfur note in the finish grows.

T- The soft crisp dry malt is followed by a soft dry green finish and a touch of mineral water to it. There is a faint green hop note that lingers a moment after the finish. The taste of masa cornmeal comes through as the beer opens up.

M- The medium-light mouthfeel has a gentle fizz to it in the crisp finish.

O- The nice clean beer is not really dry but it is still very easy to drink. The sulfur in the nose and taste just starts to overpower the other flavors and character a bit to much.

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Photo of biboergosum
3.77/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle.

This beer pours a finely sediment-strewn pale golden hue, with one finger of tight foamy off-white head, which leaves some random amoebic specks of lace around the glass as it evenly settles. It smells of crisp biscuity malt, and spicy, grassy hops. The taste is bready biscuit malt, some aged fruity lemon, and fairly bitter herbal, grassy hops. The carbonation is on the soft side, the body medium weight, a bit oily, and nice and smooth. It finishes more or less clean, the malt diminishing somewhat, letting the earthy, grassy hops show a bit more leg.

A decent Czech lager, exhibiting a more malty profile than the norm, the hops overshadowed a tad. Still, nice and drinkable, and very reminiscent of time spent on summer patios in Prague.

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Photo of grahuba
3.77/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Brent
3.76/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Amber/caramel color with a nice, chunky head. One of the most malty lagers I've come across. Solid mouthfeel full of moderately sweet caramel/toffee malt. Hops held back, but gave enough show to throw a little balance in, although the overall effect was unbalanced toward the malt side. Nontheless, quite a smooth and easy-drinking beverage. Interesting to find a beer with a name ending in "-ator" that isn't a dupplebock.

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Photo of Halcyondays
3.76/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

500 mL bottle,

A: Pours a clear yellow, with a frothy, creamy white head, very good retention.

S: Sourdough bread, very malty upfront, baking bread in the finish.

T: Nice malt, bready. The Saaz comes in midway to the finish, good flavour overall, just in the end seems to be missing something, a tad bland.

M: Crisp and clean with a good body. No off-flavours. Bigger mouthfeel than most Czech Pils.

D: As with a lot of lager imports this is probably not at its best. That being said it is a quite tasty lager beer and definitely worth a purchase.

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Photo of WVbeergeek
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a brilliant gold hue with a slight chill haze casted over, poured this one into my vintage Miller High life flute pils glass. Bright white cloudy head forms thick and leaves nice even scattered lacing. Aroma has a nice pale malt biscuit sweetness with clashing green/grassy herbal hops. I'm guessing Saaz here with an underlying nice fruitiness. A nice brisk bitterness from the fresh herbal noble hop profile, you really can't beat a nice Czech style pils a bit of caramelized sugar from the light toasted pilsener malts, not the most interesting beer but a satisfying one. This is probably consumed in massive quantities closer to where it's brewed at almost 3 dollars for one 11.2 oz bottle, I wound be having that same experience. Crisp dry herbal hop finish, with a nice rounded malt body. Again super refreshing with sturdy carbonation really drinks great, I wish I had a couple more bottles.

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Photo of UniversitateaDeBere
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Canada_Dan
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of RoyFokker
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of krh
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of zenithberwyn
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Primátor Premium from Pivovar Náchod a.s.
3.59 out of 5 based on 133 ratings.
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