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

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RATINGS: 396   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JaKeAFC (605) - ITALY - SEP 5, 2014
Bernard Černý Ležák 12° (CZ) - Tmavý - 5.1%

50 cl swing top bottle. Dark red to mahogany color, almost black, clear. Big airy beige head. Nose is quiet, somehow smokey. Taste is burnt malts, toasted malts, charcoal. Some fruity overtones of dark grapes, plum, wort. Woody. Taste is well balanced, soft bitterness in the finish, a bit tart. Duty texture, medium bodied, carbonated. Alcohol noticeable in the finish with dry fuel notes. Solid tmavy, balanced, they tend to be ultrasweet at times.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nero55 (772) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 5, 2014
500ml Bottle. Dark clear mahogany with small brown head. Aroma of chocolate, light caramel, and light roasted malt. Medium body, roasted malt upfront, light chocolate notes, and a hint of alcohol.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Idiosynkrasie (4099) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - SEP 1, 2014
500ml bottle [as Bernard Černý Ležák 12°. Debt of gratitude is due to Gunnar.]. Darkest brown colour with a red glimmer, huge, frothy, fairly lasting, minimally lacing, beige to tan head. Minimally grainy, dark malty aroma with grassy hoppy overtones if not a metallic touch, a cautious touch of chocolate and coffee. Taste is dark malty, slightly grainy, chocolately, a touch of coffee, slightly diluted dark malty sweetness. Round and balanced, sadly minimally anaemic.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pyrmir (3559) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - AUG 31, 2014
500 ml bottle, thanks Janne. Dark brown with beige head. Aroma and taste is complex, liquorice, light coffe, some chocolate and cocoa powder. Really nice

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
planky84 (2143) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2014
Cask at GBBF, 2014. Mahogany pour with a beige head. Sweet malt, raisin and licorice toffee aroma. Toffee malt flavours with an underlying sweetness. Not bad.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VamboladeTolly (252) - Tartu, ESTONIA - AUG 17, 2014
Bottle. Color dark brown.Aroma roasted malt ,caramel. Taste the same with little coffee , little sweat and a little bitter.n Medium body. Nice dark lager.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GBZ59 (1181) - BARCELONA (Catalonia), SPAIN - AUG 10, 2014
Botella de 500ml. Copa Pokal de Bernard. Color marrón muy oscuro con tintes caoba a contraluz y apariencia cristalina. Espuma blanca, tupida y con bastante buena retención. Aromas intensos de caramelo, maltas caramelo quemadas y maltas torrefactas redondeados por trazos de caramelos de menta con regaliz y leves recuerdos de madera. Sabores maltosos, dulces, de regaliz y herbáceos al primer sorbo. Cuerpo medio y carbonatación moderada. Textura densa que tiende a aguarse y paladar sedoso. En el intermedio leve toque de frutos oscuros y mermelada de ciruela con un amargor bajo, suficiente para equilibrar el dulzor de las maltas torrefactas. Final seco y afrutado con madera en el retrogusto. Sabrosa y de trago fácil. 500ml bottle. Bernard Footed Pokal glass. Very dark brown color, dark maroon to the light. Clear appearance. Beige froth, close crown, fairly good retention. Intense candy, burnt caramel malt & roasted malt aromas rounded by licorice&mint candy hues & slight woody memories. Maltous, sweet, licorice & herbal flavors at first sip. Medium body. Moderate carbonation. Dense to watery texture, silky mouthfeel. Light dark fruity touch –plum marmalade- & very low bitterness just to balance roasted malt sweetness. Dry fruity finish & woody aftertaste. Flavorful & easy drinkable.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
androman (511) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - AUG 8, 2014
50cl bottle @ home, gift from Csak a Jó Sör - Only Good Beer, Budapest, many thanks! Dark brown color, medium brownish mostly lasting good lacing head. Aroma moderated roasted malt, caramel, light chocolate and light coffee. Taste light to medium sweetness, light to medium bitterness. Medium body, sticky texture, average carbonation, medium lasting quite roasty bitter but lagerish finish. Easy to drink, light roasty beer, so far my best in this style.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adster (453) - HUNGARY - JUL 20, 2014
Csapolt formában már volt szerencsém hozzá korábban, és azt kell, hogy mondjam, az üvegben éppoly kellemes italra találtam, mint amilyenre emlékeztem. Éjfekete színe természetesen pörkölt illatokat rejt magában, egy egészen különleges, stoutszerű aromát, melyben étcsokoládé és a kávé pirított jellege egy füves, savanykás karakterrel egészül ki. Élénk, dinamikus ízek jellemzik, melyek középpontjában leginkább a savanyú, sóskás jegyek állnak, figyelmünket legalábbis ezek kötik le leginkább, a pörkölt zamatok ehhez csatlakoznak az utóíz során. Különleges és komplex ízvilágban lehet részünk e pasztörizálatlan remekmű kóstolása során, mindenképpen üde színfolt a cseh barna sörök amúgy sem szegényes palettáján.

3.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BenOver (113) - SLOVENIA - JUL 8, 2014
Pours very dark with a lot of head. Not a lot of carbonation. Smell is weak, but pleasant. Taste is gentle, very rich, little roasty with a slightly carbonated soir aftertaste. A very very good beer.


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