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Brewed by Haacht
Style: Premium Lager
Boortmeerbeek, Belgium
Serve in Lager glass

bottled
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RATINGS: 274   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.42   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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Haacht is the 3rd ranking Belgian Brewer and is still independent. Primus is the main brand which is a crisp, dry and refreshing lager. It is brewed from all natural ingredients.


ladnewton's rating

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ladnewton (1566) - London, Greater London, - NOV 14, 2012
On tap at the Blue Diamond, Anderlecht, Belgium (now operating as an Italian restaurant), 13th November 2012. Gold with thin white fully lacing foam. Light hoppy aroma with leafy "pils" grassiness. Hoppy in-mouth with grass and citric flavours alongside light herbs. Grassy/herby finish. Powerful carbonation and light body.


1.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
Hamirubi (191) - Waarschoot, BELGIUM - APR 16, 2015
25cl bottle. A lovely bitter finish, and not that sweet too. But the mouth is very, very awkward. Watery, unappealing malts. Not my kind of lager.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
scotty (1076) - SCOTLAND - APR 7, 2015
Four pack cans from B&M, abv is 5%, not 5.2. Pale gold in colour, the white head fades quickly, still leaves a lace down the glass tho! A grassy style of lager, light in body, low in character, not much going for it, inoffensive about sums it up!

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tmrmwel (1159) - Bergen, NORWAY - APR 4, 2015
Can. Pours clear yellow, with a creamy head receding to lacings. Aroma is zesty hops, with herbs and grass. Medium body, with average carbonation. Flavour is herbal, zesty hops, with soapy notes grass, as well as a papery malt sweetness. Quite short, crisp bitter finish.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
markoijelena (983) - Belgrade, SERBIA - MAR 23, 2015
Draft 0.25l at De Macht Van Ghent Belgium. Taste with Jeca and Alberto.Pour it clear golden color with medium white head.On the nose corn.Taste and aroma awful malty, corn, metallic, funky soap taste.Worst from Belgium for me.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kustie (298) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 13, 2015
Bottle. Golden color with small white head. Malt in aroma. A bit sweet taste with short aftertaste. A bit waterish.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
fugitive (1516) - Athens, GREECE - MAR 2, 2015
Tap. Color clear golden yellow with small white head. Aroma corn, grass, yeast. Taste sweet, bitter, grass, yeast, dry.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
DraftDodger (332) - - FEB 23, 2015
Copenhagen 26/9 2014. 50 cl can from Fakta. Pours light yellow with white head which quickly settles to a thin layer. Malty lightly sweet aroma. A little bitterness. Prickly mouthfeel - pretty standard for a lager. Grainy taste with lightly bitter aftertaste. Not terrible - but not very exciting either.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
baraciisch (2217) - California, USA - FEB 19, 2015
Rated from beer log from 2009 Belgian Trip.... Aroma of pilsner hops, yellow gold in color with minimal white foam head... Flavor is slightly bitter but crisp, drinkable... Palate is minimally bitter like you’d expect from a pilsner but slightly more tolerable... Generic belgian, but drinkable, given to me free at RAFC (Royal Antwerp Football Club)

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Douberd (2978) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - JAN 28, 2015
(Haacht Primus) Bottle 250 ml at home, served into a footed pilsner glass, ABV 5.2% Golden yellow colour on the body, with a thick and creamy white head, very good retention and medium lacing left on the glass as it slowly collapses. Sweet malty aroma, maybe some adjuncts too, light straw. Good taste, again quite malty and sweet, with some fresh grass and mild bitterness on the aftertaste. Medium thin body, nicely carbonated. Not bad at all.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jamestulloch (1849) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 24, 2015
Can from The Beerhive. Clear golden body with a thick white head. No visible carbonation... strange. Nice lacing. Aroma of cereal, salted pear and a hint of metal. Flavour of lemon, rust and Rich Tea biscuit. Thin body with a watery texture. Lively fizz. An average Lager.


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