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Primator English Pale Ale | Pivovar Náchod a.s.

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Primator English Pale AlePrimator English Pale Ale
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Primator English Pale AlePrimator English Pale Ale

Brewed by:
Pivovar Náchod a.s.
Czech Republic

Style: English Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by velkyal on 09-11-2008

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4.06/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.05/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Malt_Man
3.9/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served cold from 500ml bottle into pilsner mug.

L) Clear, light copper-amber colour, lots of bubbles, tight fluffy 1cm white head. Looks good.

S) English hops, for sure. Sweet honey tones as well. Again, smells attractive.

T) Smooth, with light English hops and a light bitter tang.

F) A bit of thickness to it well being well carbonated. Just the job on a warm day. No skanky bitter or metallic aftertastes.

O) Recommended, this is now my favourite Czech English ale! One to drink cool on a warm day.

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Photo of SayBoom
3.86/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lunruj
3.83/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Amber color. Typical smell of English ale - earthy hops and fruity tones (esters). Smooth, quite sweet in taste, caramel. Fairly good beer, well available and quite cheap in Czechia.

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Photo of Globetrotter
3.8/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Picked up in a supermarket in Brno. The brown 33cl bottle has a long neck and a red, green and gold label featuring the depiction of a monastery above the label. The back label lists ingredients in Czech and Slovak, neither of which i can decipher. Best before 9/1/09, I opened it on 1/18/09.

Pours a clear copper-orange under a one finger beige head that settles slowly to collar and film, but leaves no trace of lace on my glass. The nose is mild, with a hint of grain and a touch of berries. The mouth is fairly thick and well-carbonated. The taste is smooth, with some sweetbread malt in the opening and clearly English hops (ruddles?) backing it up. It does in fact taste like an English pale ale, and not a bad one, either. The mild but long-lasting bitter aftertaste invites another sip, much as the best British ales do.

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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of rvdoorn
3.7/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Funny; a Czech-brewed "English Pale Ale" which I had in a Slovak pub. The beer pours a bright, yellow-brown color with a persistent creamy yellow-white head.

Smell: Hoppy and malty, fresh citrus (grapefruit) sweet honey/caramel

Taste: Sweet, full of honey, some hints of grapefruit, with a surprising and sudden bitter aftertaste (hoppy).

Mouthfeel: Creamy, medium carbonation and easy to drink.

Overall: A nice beer, not too special, but a very decent brew. Would not refuse another one

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Photo of velkyal
3.63/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Although it is labelled as an English Pale Ale, it is rather darker than many I have had - distinctly red in colour and with a nice head.

It is very smooth with a good malty taste.

This is my wife's number 1 tipple, and although I drink it occassionally it is not one of my preferred beers from the Primator range.

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Photo of patre_tim
3.6/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: Copper toffee with no carbonation, relatively clean filtered and a 4 finger light beige head.

S: Toffee, caramel, toast, child’s aspirin.

T: Banana, tea, astringent, hard water, dull bitter hops, a sort of glue taste.

M: Medium chewy body like water thickened by iron, little carbonation.

O: Fascinating. A Check beer based on an English style. I get the style, just some unique attributes that make me say its not your typical beer from Britain. Sort of how Coopers is somehow different because its from Australia, and some US companies have their own versions of this style. Somehow not British, but its own animal. Got in CNX, drank there too March 5th, 2015.

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Photo of clarknova
3.59/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of UniversitateaDeBere
3.54/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of smcolw
3.53/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Impressive half-glass head; recedes slowly; clear copper color; leaves light lace.

Mostly malt aroma; I detect a small level of metal in the smell.

Like an English mild but far more thicker. The carbonation is very low given the richness--reminds me of a cask drawn beer. The hop level is almost imperceptible, even the finish is malty.

I think this beer could easily get lost in Britain. A great diversion from the light bodied lagers in the Czech Republic.

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Photo of Poupae
3.53/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of FLima
3.52/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Amber copper color with a very thick three fingers head with great retention and leaving laces.
Aroma with notes of papaya, earthy and acid hops, some herbal notes, grains and mild caramel.
Flavor with notes of earthy and tangy hops, bread malt, just a bit of papaya with lemon drops, tobacco leaves, hay, some citrusy and grass. Dry and bitter aftertaste.
Light to medium body with appropriate carbonation.
A Czech take on an English Pale Ale. This came out fairly decent and pleasant, I would certainly drink this again.

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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.49/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dentist666
3.46/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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