Here we go with Primator’s Exklusiv 16% offering. So far I can’t exactly claim to be a fan of Primator although I appreciate what a lot of people see in the brewer I can’t claim to be a fan; at the very least I will concede the point that they have a fabulous range and more Czech brewers should be looking to this as a way of going forward – you can be a smaller brewer and still have a large range of beers on offer.
The Beer: 16% , 7.5% abv; Golden amber is colour with visible gas rising from the depths of the glass; Hoppy, somewhat nutty aroma, combined with an element of rich maltings; this is carried through to the taste that is both rich and full bodied with the strength and nuttiness that then gives way to a slightly bitter but not too tongue arresting – certainly has a very good presence to it; rich roasted aftertaste with residual bitterness.
What is this! finally I have found a Primator I really like! The brewer also does a 13%, 21% and 24% (which I will fully attempt to try out if I can) but this has a really impressive body to it; the richness and additional delicate tastes I was getting somewhat hide the fact that this is a strong beer (in alc terms), but the flavours combine to make it enjoyable. One beer I will be recommending to try if stronger, richer beers are you desire. I must admit I would like to try this on tap – the website does say that kegs are available, this would be one cracking beer to have down the pub.