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


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RATINGS: 57   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.87/5   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
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%.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
einherjar (289) - Rijeka, CROATIA - JUL 15, 2015
0,5l bottle. Red color with medium white head. Aroma of malt and caramel. Taste sweet caramel, light to medium body, medium bitterness. Quite good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MoritzF (9448) - Ottobrunn, GERMANY - AUG 10, 2010
(bottle) Slightly hazy, amber with a medium-sized frothy off-white head. Sweet, slightly sugary toast-malty aroma with a tinge of caramel and shy herbal hops. Sweet-bitter flavour, light to almost medium bodied, although it is only a 10°, well-carbonated mouthfeel. Toast-malty taste with light notes of caramel and a discreetly fruity touch; quite dry, moderately bitter finish with a rounded malty sweetness and a touch of herbal hops. Likeable. 14.XI.07

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
armando629 (2456) - Budapest, HUNGARY - NOV 21, 2010
0,5 l bottle, bought in a newly opened pub at Hegedűs Gyula utca, Budapest.
Poured deep amber some reddish caramel tones, small lacing light beige head. Moderated aroma with some caramel, toasted grains, sourish yeast, minimal hop. Medium bodied one with a similar flavor profile as the aroma. Some toasted caramel, some yeast, minimal hop. Easy drinkable, good beer for a party but not a very exciting one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (26202) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 9, 2011
Bottle at Papsř. Clear orange coloured with a small off-white head. Sweet aroma of caramel, hay and hops with notes of bread. Malty flavour of caramel, hay, bread and hops. Hoppy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tampierre (1280) - Pilsen, CZECH REPUBLIC - SEP 12, 2013
Bottled ; Central Bohemia ; CZ ; Malt,roasted ,caramel and some grassy aroma ; Dark amber color with smaller lasting head ; Sweeter taste with medium bitter finish ; Lighter body ; Pleasant beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Douberd (4916) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
blackisle (2090) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - AUG 4, 2014
Bottle 30cl. Clear red copper color, two finger fluffy light tan head, disappears after a while, only rim remains, minimal lacing; sweet malty nose, toasted, caramel, hint of dark fruit, grass; taste moderate sweet, slightly bitter, bit earthy, cardboard; light body, oily to watery texture, soft carbonation; mild bittersweet finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
pivnizub (10184) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - NOV 15, 2007
Bottle (Diky, Quack-Ducku !): Hazy, quite stable foamy off-white layer, sweet-maölty, caramelly nose with a tinge of herbal hops and molasses; moderate sweet-bitter flavour, quite "full" bodied for a beer of 4.0 % ABV; sweet-bitter finish with distinctive aromatic hops in the aftertaste. Good and well rounded..........

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ogivlado (7254) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sinfull (1459) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - NOV 23, 2013
Dark copper color , mid-sized beige head. Sweet aroma of malt, caramel and cereals. Taste of roasted malt and caramel. Medium carbonation and body. Bitter roasted aftertaste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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