Primator Maibock is TheCoolist’s Beer of the Week. Each month, a package arrives on our doorstep from the Microbrewed Beer of the Month Club, a selection of four distinct beers with three bottles each. On a recent arrival, we were presented with a bottle of Primator Maibock, a maibock-style beer from Pivovar Nachod of the Czech Republic. It was our clear favorite from that shipment, and one we had waited to feature here for some time.
The Primator Maibock pours clear and gold in color, laced with a thick, creamy head. This maibock has an aroma of sweet malts and grains, a scent that is shared in its sweet-but-crisp flavor. It’s medium-bodied for a beer of such high alcohol content (7.5% abv), moderately carbonated and surprisingly drinkable. The World Beer Awards voted the Primator Maibock as the 2008 World’s Best Lager, and while we can appreciate that vote of confidence, this beer is excellent– but not world beating, in our opinion. Regardless, it is certainly worth buying if you can find it at your local beer boutique.
- Style: Maibock
- Brewery: Pivovar Nachod
- A.B.V.: 7.5%
- Source: Beer of the Month Club
- TheCoolist Rating: A-
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