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Bernard Černý Ležák 12° / Bernard Dark Lager

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Brewed by Bernard Family Brewery / Rodinný pivovar Bernard
Style: Dunkel/Tmavý
Humpolec, Czech Republic

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RATINGS: 390   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   IBU: 24   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Dark lager with a fine yeast culture is an unpasteurized beer brewed from four types of malt, with a distinctive full taste and a fine bitterness. Its special flavour makes it unique on the Czech beer market. From Bernard´s family brewery portfolio this unfiltered beer is the most recognized in Czech and foreign degustation competitions.


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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jfb (4005) - Freising, GERMANY - NOV 17, 2014
(bottle) black-brown colour with a frothy light-beige head. aroma of herbal hops and roasted malts, slightly metallic, with some notes of dark chocolate and cherry stones. flavour is mostly roasted malts and light hazelnuts, slightly starchy, with hints of dark chocolate and some earth. medium-bodied with average carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ctiry (67) - CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 16, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 18, 2014 Dark lagers generaly are not my favourite type however this one is very drinkable. Nice choice to red meats. Stable off white head with deep dark coulour, Roasted malts in the nose. Taste of coffee and roasted malt. Decently dry bitter finnish. Nicely balanced!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lobs_ols (132) - LATVIA - NOV 12, 2014
Black, very strong beige head. Roastiness, yeast and bready notes on the nose. Rye bread, roasted malt and notes of chocolate. Bitter with a slight sweet not. Finishes fading bitterness and lingering roastiness. Rather nice.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gopherfan99 (560) - CROATIA - OCT 29, 2014
Bottle; pours dark brown with a khaki head; aroma is roasted malts, hints of caramel and dark fruits; taste is roasted malt with some caramel, coffee and nuts; finish is mostly dry; very little bitterness in this beer; pretty good beer

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maekchu (2240) - Hirakata, JAPAN - OCT 27, 2014
Bottle from Sugaya. Yeasty nose, with roast malt and maybe a bit of smoke. Dark brown color with ruby edges, big head initially, and some good lace. Soft raost malt initial flavor, light caramel, bread, light cola, and some grain. Medium body, soft on the tongue. This one popped out with a gush and then settled down slowly. A tasty dunkel. No nonsense stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beersiveknown (3158) - NORTHERN IRELAND - OCT 18, 2014
Bottle from billa, lovosice
quite roasty for a Czech dark lager. Light body, moderate carbonation, toasty dark malts growing cocoa and red berry finish. Decent

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Moravius (568) - Berlin, GERMANY - OCT 17, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 20, 2014 Flasche (50 cl) von Ministerstwo. Browaru, Posen. - Schwarz. - Sahniger Antrunk mit Röstaromen, Kaffee, aber ohne ausgeprägte Bittere oder Säure. Schlank und rund; wird zum Ende hin intensiver, auch süß. Maßvoll gehopft; intensiver Nachtrunk von Röstmalz, Kaffee und etwas Hopfenbittere. - Famoses Dunkles, extrem süffig. Bei weitem das beste Dunkle, das ich bis jetzt getrunken habe. Unpasteurisiert. (Test: 3/2013)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Blade86 (643) - Wrocław, POLAND - OCT 14, 2014
black, little bit hazy, quite big tanned foam; sweet, chocolatish and roasty aroma, little bit of bread and some grassy hops; medium sweetness, light(+) bitterness; medium(+) body, quite thick feel, average carbonation, quite long dry finish; Overall: very good beer, well-made, balanced and complex

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
Beerenberger (1513) - Fischer, Texas, USA - SEP 30, 2014
Nose of roasted malts and burnt caramel. A solid dark brown hue with an active but short-lived tan head and no lacing. The palate is roasted malts, burnt caramel, and cola, with hints of citrus and mild bitterness. Medium-light body and medium carbonation. Overall, a roast beer for the Czech beer culture of Pilsner styled brews.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dnicolaescu (913) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - SEP 15, 2014
SWING-TOP 50 CL. Look: deep ruby-brown, big beige frothy head. Aroma: warm soothing black malts, toasted bread, light burnt sugar, spicy hops, something mineral. Taste: light caramel sweetness balanced by, light toasted bread and spicy hop bitterness.


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