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

bottled
common

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RATINGS: 273   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.88   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.


4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Wulfstan (509) - California, USA - OCT 5, 2009
This is an ezxcellent maibock, if this is what I’ve had. I’ve had the beer labelled "maibock" and it should be classed as such since it fits the characteristics beautifully. It’s bright, deep gold, with a huge white head that shrinks steadily to a permanent, rocky head and it leaves decent, foamy lace. The aroma is a wonderful, full-bodied Maibock. It is very toasty, doughy bread, with slightly caramelised raisin, grape, honey, grain, overall fruitiness and hint of mineral. The taste is similar, full-bodied,, well-rounded and full of character. It has strong toasty grain, bread, spicey-raisiny-grapey alcohol, herbs, and some grass. Malty sweetness is light but firm and carries a fairly strong, slightly dominant herbal and grassy bitterness. This and a light raisiny spice dominate the finish to linger nicely over the sweetness.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - SEP 23, 2009
New to this neck of the woods. My label is very different. It says Maibock. Pours brilliant golden with a good head that lingers a bit. Nice lacing. Strong aromas of beer and biscuits. Nice! Medium full nectar with ample effers. Tastes like it smell with a superb hop bittering component. This truly is a masterful beer. Mild sweetness is balanced by defined grapefruit rind.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
EchoShine (32) - Athens, GREECE - JUL 23, 2012
I can’t believe the .5 nonsense review below. I have drank this beer several times. Primator is top class in beer quality above most Czech beers and well above companies SABMiller have bought out (Gambrinus, Kozel, Urquell even, Radegast). Also Primator come with a pleasant selection and are not afraid to innovate new tastes. The Golden Pilsner flies to this 16 with class and brilliance. Not fancy bottles or names... just a great beer with balanced quality Czech ingredients and a nice kick. Friends have explained to me it makes them feel like they are surfing on waves. I will revisit this review!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
RaucusBacchus (63) - Sandy, Utah, USA - MAY 6, 2013
Bottle: Orange hued, creamy head. Chill hazed. Vegetal nose. Wets the palate nicely. Malty, crisp with a nice bitter finish. ~m --RaucusBacchus

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Perkeo (322) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 22, 2003
Grassy malt aroma wafts from a very pale yet slightly sticky looking blonde/pale/maibock...there really isn't the proper category available for it on ratebeer, but, sure "bock" sorta covers it.Fresh malt with a fairly agressive hop prescence that I wasn't really expecting, having read some reviews of similar beers from this brewery...maybe this is a new formula for the US market? Slight touch of sulphur mid palate, not too surprising and not intrusive. Pretty darn good, maybe due to it's freshness, whatever, liked it a lot!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Grzesiek79 (3198) - Radom, POLAND - FEB 12, 2012
barnyard, spruce, cereal, rotten eggs, cooked vegetables, golden, cloudy, rocky head, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, medium sourness, medium body, creamy, lively,

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bsp77 (724) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 30, 2009
Poured from bottle into Summit Pint glass. Clear golden amber-blonde with thin white head. Some bubbly lacing lines that rise and fall. Aroma of fruity and bready malts with a strong noble hop spicy kick. Some alcohol is noticeable as well. Interesting mix of of semi-sweet fruit malts (peach, apple, pear, orange) and a very dry, spicy and peppery hop bite. Moderate carbonation, smooth sweet body that abruptly turns very dry at the finish. Pretty strong Maibock overall in terms of malts, hops and alcohol - not that I’m complaining.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lemke10 (784) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 24, 2013
Pours a semi-clear copper color with a good amount of carbonation for a good head. Scent has some malts standing out giving it that obvious bock smell. The taste is mild with an almost nutty flavor to it. A very long lasting taste that is smooth and hits the taste buds just right. A great beer to go with a sandwitch.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
noelcb (271) - Toledo, Ohio, USA - FEB 19, 2005
Nice golden color with bubbles galore making a solid cream head. Full flavor, nice beer taste with bittersweet aftertaste, leaving only the faintest hint of hops. Good bock, typical of these end-of-season beers with a richness that comes from fully ripe barley. Enjoyable alone, not timid with food.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Oakes (12514) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 2, 2007
Bottle, Brewery Creek
Dark gold colour. Aroma of Lublin or Saaz, alcohol, big bready malt, hints of caramel. Nice thick head. Firm character balanced very evenly between bread, caramel, toasty, hop, wood and alcohol with a hint of chocolate chip for good measure. Nicely done!


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