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Beer culture is coming of age. At any store, restaurant, bar, or friend's house you can now find at least a few good brews. In fact, there seem to be so many new beers, breweries and bars it's difficult to separate the good, the bad, and the mediocre.

If you're going spend $10 on one beer, what should you buy? If you're going to drive 2 hours to check out a brewery, what's worth your time? If you're going to plan a Friday night, what has a good selection and friendly atmosphere? We're here to help you answer these questions.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Primator Maibock

Primator Maibock is  Maibock (or Helles Bock) brewed by Pivovar Nachod a.s. in the Czech Republic. Mai is the month of May and bock or the high alcohol lagers brewed in Munich. Bocks are made differently depending on the season - darker, stronger beers for the winter and lighter, milder beers for the summer. Summer bocks can be low, round 5% ABV, while Winter bocks are usually high ABV, 6-12%. Maibocks are for the transitional spring so they're ABV is in the middle and so is their color.

My friend bought this at Corti Brothers in Sacramento for $2.49 for a 500ml bottle. It is has an ABV of 7.5%.

It pours a light, clear amber with a decent, airy white head with sticky lacings. The aroma is crisp, sweet, with some candy (toffee or caramel) notes. The flavor is sweet caramel and earth hops. The finish is slightly bitter as Maibocks go big on the earthy hops, but its well balanced.

This is a good beer and I suggest you Try It. This isn't a must have because it's not an exceptional Maibock and one bottle is usually enough before you want to move on. However, it's very drinkable and a style to be tried.

1 comment:

  1. Definitely a good beer. A good buy for the price. If you like this one be sure to try the other Primator beers, Lager, and Dark Lager. Also good buys.