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


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RATINGS: 56   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Quack-Duck (8921) - Down South, GERMANY - MAY 26, 2007
clear amber colour with large white head. Slightly watery flavour, but quite nice. Tastes of roasted malt, malt, a little fruity. Finishes with a dry note.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
swooper (1247) - Cambridge and Kladno(Czech Rep.), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAY 13, 2010
bottle, caramel floral aroma, amber, clear, white foam, light sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, slick feel, average carbonation, long finish, good light vienna

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
inbirraveritas (1394) - Budapest, HUNGARY - NOV 29, 2010
Botttle tasted at „Pivo Söröző”, Bp. Clear dark amber pour with a medium off-white head, which remains filmy. Sweetsourish smell of caramell and nuts. Pleasantly sharp start, mouthfeel is a bit thin, but o:k. Medium kinded aroma of caramell, nuts, grass and yeast, flavour is of toffee and roasted nuts. The finish brings spice, citrus and nutty bitterness along, which remain in a nutty aftertaste. Easy drinkable, pleasant vienna stuff.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yespr (37031) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 8, 2011
50 cL bottle. Pours dark amber with a small white head. Aroma is roasted malty and butterish.Cornish and malty flavoured.Bitter and slight grassy. Bitter and finish. Simple.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fiulijn (16924) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 8, 2011
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Hazy dark amber color; medium sized head. Light caramel aroma, with some cereals. The caramel flavor is a bit dusty, it’s also nutty, but somehow common, with a papery finish; strong bitterness. Mediocre.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pinball (11705) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 8, 2011
clear brown, small white head. malty aroma, slightly bitter. mild. flavor is malty, watery, very faint caramelly.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mithe (1207) - Opava & Brno, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAY 15, 2011
UPDATED: AUG 28, 2013 (Bottle 0,5l) Sweet, light caramel aroma. Clear amber-red color. Medium white head. Light sweet. Light caramel taste. Light fizzy. Light sticky texture. Light body. Dry, astringent finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rok1024 (1270) - Maribor, SLOVENIA - JAN 11, 2015
Clear brown copper half dark appearance, medium head. Malty and nutty. Mild sweetness, grassy. Overall decent and satisfying.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
dnicolaescu (1440) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - AUG 28, 2015
BOTTLE 50 CL. BB 02-SEP-2015. Clear deep red, beige head. Aroma is lightly toasted malts, white loaf as well as sweet bread notes. The taste is simple and the body is quite thin. A touch of malts, lightly toasted, light to moderate bitter finish with, again, some burnt notes that feel a bit harsh. Decent.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mmahut (1650) - CZECH REPUBLIC - JUL 21, 2014
Bottle. Body has clear darker pale color, kinda like a fusion, low to medium frosty white head. Aroma has caramel touch, little bit coffee like in the background, quite weak. Taste has high earthy bitterness with light to medium caramel sweetness, really long bitter after taste, balanced to the bitterness across the palate, little bit too much for my taste. Refreshing at first but quite heavy a the end of the bottle. Body is full, high carbonation.

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