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Brewed by Pivovar Náchod (LIF)
Style: Heller Bock
Náchod, Czech Republic
Serve in Dimpled mug, Stein

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RATINGS: 283   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.89   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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Mid-fermented beer with full richness, soft distinct bitterness, strong relish and pure hop aroma.


Fatehunter's rating

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fatehunter (1509) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - JAN 25, 2013
One finger of head on an almost clear copper colored body. The aroma is wet hay and barnyard with the slightest lemon. Bold. The taste is a rich malty sweetness at first, then a lemon bitter with a quickly following candy sweet note. Smooth texture with moderate carbonation and medium body. An enjoyable beer for sure.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RexTalionis (2923) - FINLAND - APR 3, 2015
Bottle. Pale amber, whitish head. Sweet honey and old ripe apple sweetness in aroma. Mashed apple sweet notes in taste. Sweet, but the disturbing stingy and boozy notes aren’t present here, fortunately.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
cutitoutdave (48) - - MAR 29, 2015
Rating refers to Primator Maibock. Pours light golden from bottle with solid white head. Malty aroma with citrus notes. Sweet, filling malty flavor that becomes very mild lingering bitterness. Alcohol has a presence but is not overwhelming. Full bodied with light carbonation. Delicious beer, fit for dessert, and exactly on the mark with the hops balance. My favorite pale lager to date.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jaghana (4379) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - MAR 1, 2015
Bottle 50cl, a copper beer with good head. Nose is on barley sugar and grassy hops. Aroma is on sweet barley sugar, grassy and almond hops, good body, light caramel, pleasant bock, good bitterness, another pleasant beer and hops bouquet from this brewery.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ascelja (148) - Neratovice, CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 22, 2015
Bottle 0,5l; deep gold body, medium white head. Malty aroma with hints of apples. Taste with medium bitterness, moderately light sweetness, malt, apples, grains. Heavy body, medium carbonation.
Nothing special, but not bad for a commercial lager.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kapusil (703) - HUNGARY - FEB 19, 2015
0.5l bottle. Clear orange body, huge white head. Aroma of bread, spicy hops, soap and some toast. Taste of toast, bread, caramel, cloves and medicinal hops. The finish is quite bitter. A bit boozy, but not disturbing. Nice beer.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rotin (151) - Neratovice, CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 17, 2015
Bottle 0,5l. Clear, golden colored beer. Malty aroma wih some apple tones. Full bodied, smooth, light sweet, flavor of malt and apples, moderately bitter.
Strong lager similar to other Primátor lagers, not bad.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Tide (2038) - Espoo, FINLAND - FEB 14, 2015
Bottle from Alko. Amber color, white head. Bitter taste with citrus, toast, malts, wet cardboard and a bit of cooked vegetables. Bitter finish with citrus, cooked vegetables, malts and toast. Not good, the after taste is really bad.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
corkyrory66 (801) - BELGIUM - DEC 12, 2014
Ma première heller bock, et ma fois ce n’est pas décevant… Bière de 7,5 % abv (à ne pas confondre avec les 16 affichés en grand sur l’étiquette !!! ooooh marketing de mon cœur!!), et malheureusement pasteurisée. Couleur vieil or brillant (du plus bel effet). Clarté nette. Bulles fines par vagues de centaines ensemble, avec des tourbillons. Superbe. Mousse blanc cassé bien crémeuse, très épaisse, avec des cratères en haut. Arômes de très beau malt grillé, lie de vin jeune, dattes jeunes, cassonade claire. 1ère bouche soyeuse à la belle prise maltée et épicée. Arrière-bouche encore plus jolie, avec quelques herbes. 2ème avec une entrée liquoreuse, puis du houblon pointu et du miel de tilleul. Arrière-bouche un peu poivrée. 3ème bien goûteuse, avec muscade et piment rouge. Arrière-bouche sur du malt grillé et un peu fumé. La longueur est belle, pas très dense, mais bien typée. Les jambes sont riches et denses. L’alcool joue un vrai rôle de soutien. La finale n’est pas en manque, avec quelques herbes et liqueurs de fruits. CONCLUSION : une vraie surprise agréable que cette bière et ce genre nommé heller bock, ou encore maibock, en espérant évidemment que celle-ci en soit une vraie représentante… Quoiqu’il en soit, et malgré la pasteurisation (qui est une très vilaine chose..) elle passe la rampe. Comme quoi, il ne faut jamais désespérer !!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GuideDogSaint (670) - Xiamen, CHINA - NOV 30, 2014
330ml bottle from BePLUS, Xiamen. Pours golden with a dissipating white head. Malty aroma with caramel. Bitter finish with some sweetness.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
EHSRanders (1848) - Tjele, DENMARK - NOV 20, 2014
Bottle. Clear golden colour with medium creamy white mostly lasting head. Malty aroma. Sweet flavor. some alcohol.


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