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


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RATINGS: 486   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   IBU: 24   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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 beer is the most recognized in Czech and foreign degustation competitions.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
teorn88 (6196) - Out of the EU, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 6, 2011
50cl bottle. Brown with light brown head. Modest lacings. Aroma is moderately malty and light hoppy (burnt, licorice). Flavor is moderately sweet, light/moderate bitter. Light body, watery, soft carbonated.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
culchiem (3474) - Berlin, GERMANY - AUG 5, 2011
Berlin beer fest. Dark Brown to Black. Nilce roasted malt aroma. Flavour of roasted caramel, malt and a nice creamy finish

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Vaiz (4247) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - AUG 1, 2011
Bottle from the brewery. Dark black pour, thin off-white head. Aroma is slightly roasted and with pilsener hops. Flavor is burnt malts, some licorice and bitter hops. A bit watery even. Decent thoug.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Camons (10099) - Hasselager, DENMARK - AUG 1, 2011
Bottle @ Oase Camping, Praque. Pours dark brown with a reddish tone, creamy tan head. Aroma of malt, dark chocolate, caramel, citrusslike hops. Taste is roasted malt, dried fruit, dark chocolate and light coffee notes in the finish. Thin to medium bdy, soft carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
EdKing (2375) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 24, 2011
Bottle. Pours very dark brown almost black but reddish when held to light. Nose is citrous hops on the pour, but the backbone is roasted malt, chocolate, bit of cured sausage. Mouth feel is light, texture of lager but dark sticky. Taste is chocolate, roasted malt but light and refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ElDesmadre (3078) - Mikołów, POLAND - JUL 10, 2011
Bottle. Dark brown with a frothy but not durable head. Aroma is roasted malt, coffee, caramel, leather, dark chocolate and moderately strong grassy hops. Taste is mainly dark chocolate, caramel and hops, some roastedness. Full body, moderate bitterness with an aftertaste of dark chocolate, which makes this skillfully composed brew appear moderately dry.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
craftycarl21 (2338) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 7, 2011
Tap at Cafe Louvre in Prague. Dark brown pour with a creamy head. Nose of lactic cream and sweet caramel and dark fruit malt presence. Flavor is delightfully creamy with fantastic plum, fig, and raisin character. Soft mouthfeel. Really nice, especially with a good plate of goulash.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUN 16, 2011
0.5L bottle from U Medvidku, best by 10/27/2011. The pour yields a dark reddish-chestnut body with a moderate head of khaki foam. The head settles to a thin, swirly film with a pronounced outer ring. Rounded spots of wet lace are scattered about the glass. The nose is classic dunkel/tmave, showing excellent balance between notes of crusty bread, moist pumpernickel, dry chocolate roast, and sweet rising dough. Flavors mirror the nose, simple yet tasty and impressively balanced, showing notes of dark bread, baking dough sugars, dry chocolate, and yeast. The palate is medium-plus in stature, smooth, and balanced. Some drying roast keeps it from going overly sugary. There’s a slightly papery, oxidized quality that actually enhances palatability. Overall, it’s damn good stuff, even in the bottle. One of the better dark brews that I had from the Czech Republic. O course, it didn’t hurt to drink it as I sailed along the Danube and through the Wachau Gorge between Melk and Krems.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Radek Kliber (7115) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUN 10, 2011
Bottle 500 ml
Aroma mild sweet sided , light notes of brown sugars , faint hop.
Appearance dark brown with lager with initially large top that quickly reduced it self to small cap. 3-
Flavor and Palate : Medium light bodied. Mineral caramel hints, some cola notes. I cant escape of its plane feel. Where is the sublime depth of good dunkels?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
muffel (150) - Lower Saxony, GERMANY - JUN 5, 2011
On tap at Duende in Prague. Black-ish color with thick white head. Low carbonation, very mild. Some note of roasted coffee. Malty, hardly any bitterness. Sweet aftertaste. Very easily drinkable and worth trying.

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