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Brewed by Pivovar Černá Hora (Pivovary Lobkowicz)
Style: Polotmavý
Černá Hora, Czech Republic

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RATINGS: 53   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.85   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
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Origin of name: the name of the beer comes for the mutual cooperation between the brewery and the rock group Kern. Taste: Kern combines the classic bitterness of light beers with the sweeter caramel taste of dark beers. These characteristics are not obtained by mixing ready made beer. It obtains its taste by mixing various types of malt during the brewing process. Kern has a reddish to granite color and a pleasant hops to slightly caramel fragrance. It is produced in the attempt to satisfy every beer consumer who likes to combine light and dark beers.

Editor’s note: Formerly ABV used to be 4%.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ogivlado (6287) - Zagreb, CROATIA - SEP 21, 2010
Bottled 500ml. -Dark amber coloured, small off-white head, caramel in the nose. Sweet malty, slight buttery and caramel with discreet touch of hops near the end. Sweet bitterish finish. Drinkable vienna.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 7, 2008
Back from a Czech Republic pub-crawl this is part of my express ratings for the “typical” Světlý 11°- (Czech light Pils), Světlý 12°+ (Czech Pils), Polotmavý (Czech Amber Lagers) and Tmavý (Czech Black Lagers). Non-typical beers will receive personalized descriptions after the express ratings.
-------- /> How: Bottle at Kralovstvi, Prague
The look: Clear dark ruby body with a short-lived beige head
To me a typical Czech Polotmavé (Czech Amber Lagers) is: Hay and biscuit wrapped in caramel. Very light fruity notes with no specific fruits giving the impression of slightly fruity caramel. Moderately sweet. Sweetness is well balanced by dry grassy hops. Body is smooth. Medium carbonation.
This one: As above but a bit dryer and less overall less tasty than average. An overall feeling of lack of freshness although I’m sure all Cerná Hora bottles at Kralovstvi are fresh.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Cuso (5866) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 6, 2013
Bottle. Chestnut color with medium off-white head. Caramel, roasted malt in aroma. Taste, roasted malt, caramel, fruity notes. Very light bitterness in sweet finish.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Borresteijn (5315) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 21, 2014
50cl Bottle from Houseofbeer.nl. ABV is 3.8%. Clear amber colour, off-white head. Aroma of some caramel, toast, some veggies, all very faint. Flavour is light, fizzy, caramel, light toast, light metallic bitter finish. Light-bodied, very fizzy. Not very good.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Countbeer (5242) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - JUL 1, 2014
Bottle: Thanks Douberd: Served in a shaker: Fluffy sticky creamy head on top of a clear amber colored beer. Aromas of the 4 m’s: malt, meat, metal, minerals... Flavours of malts, sweat, bitter, herbs, some dried leaves and watery prunes with a cardboard edge. Aftertaste is malty, light bitter, some dried leaves and a light sweet tone. Low carbo, creamy mouthfeel, low bodied and a watery texture. Meh...

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
DutchDrebus (4663) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - MAY 15, 2014
Bottle @ home shared by me. Dark amber colour with a huge off-white head. Smells malty, green leafs, nothing crazy. Tastes slightly caramel, malty, bitter, slightly watery. Thin body, soft carbo.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Marko (4263) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - NOV 22, 2014
Brežice Beer Fest. Typical dark amber polotmavé body with a small white head. Mild sweetish aroma, caramel and not much else really. Sticky malt-intensive taste, again with aggressive (?!) caramel, while being slightly too watery. What? All in all, can’t say I liked it that much, but it’s OK for the ABV and all. Not my style.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
gam (3562) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 31, 2010
Clear red brown pour medium carbonation aromas caramel toast flavours caramel toffee a bitter goodness cookies some strong tastes finish not very smooth but flavours are there

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Grzesiek79 (3447) - Radom, POLAND - FEB 27, 2012
raisin, barnyard, roasty, cereal, amber, sparkling, tan foam, medium sweetness, very bitter, medium sourness, full body, creamy, lively, bitter, long finish,

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Douberd (3128) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - MAY 19, 2014
Bottle 500 ml at home, into a big Guinness glass. ABV 3.8% Amber coloured, still transparent , minimal activity in the glass. Two fingers of thick and soapy tan head, with good retention, leaving minimal lacing on the glass. Aroma of caramel, toffee, malts, kind of fruity. Taste is grassy and malty, nothing very interesting, then some caramel and light toffee, along with faint metal. Medium thin body, average carbonation. Overall okay beer.


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