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


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RATINGS: 416   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   IBU: 24   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Erzengel (5077) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - DEC 21, 2014
Many thanks to my Secret Santa :). The nose is great burned bread. The beer starts intense smooth roasted. Dry, bitter chocolate, milky espresso. Great. A smooth bitterness comes in and let the beer become even more round and great. Very dry, liquorice without sweetness, roasted chocolate malt, moderate bitter. Great!!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Kauge (593) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 15, 2014
Tap at Veltins in Tbilisi, Georgia. Brownish black colour with a mahogany hue. Head thick and creamy, good retention and some lacing. Aroma is very nice: mildly roasty, with notes of red berries, nuts and black bread, slightly caramelly. Taste is similar with mild roastiness most present, balancing nicely with the sweeter tones of subtle red berries and nuts, and faint bitterness. Later on a tiny metallic tingle. Very smooth and soft on the palate. Carbonation present but rather discreet; body medium; finishes with a dryish ashy sensation. This is quality stuff. Never had it in bottle though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rotin (173) - Neratovice, CZECH REPUBLIC - DEC 5, 2014
Bottle 0,5l. Aroma is dark malt, toasted, caramel. Clear, dark brown colored, medium carbonated beer. Flavor is full and dry. Toasted, dark, caramel malt dominate, little yeasty tones, slightly sour, slightly bitter. Aftertaste is grainy and bitter.
Very well made dark lager, very tasteful.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ascelja (171) - Neratovice, CZECH REPUBLIC - DEC 5, 2014
Bottle 0,5l, dark ruby to brown color, medium beige head. Aroma of caramel, dark malt, coffee. Taste is dry, sour, little bitter. Again coffee, caramel, roasted malt, yeasty sourness. Aftertaste is short and little bitter. Medium smooth body, high carbonation because the additional yeast is working well (little explosive one)
After bad experiences with Bernad’s pale lagers it is nice surprise. Very tasty dark lager.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mr_Pink_152 (1644) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - DEC 4, 2014
On tap At the Mailbox lincoln. Deep dark Amber colour with a tan hard. Aroma is roasty toasty. The taste was a sparkling chocolate. Nice bitter finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jamedra (646) - Hostivice, CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 26, 2014
Láhev 500 ml. Aroma je zemité s lehkým nádechem karamelu a praženého sladu. Pěna je světle hnědá, jemná, vysoká a držící. Barva samotného piva je temně rubínová. Chuť je jemná, s lehkým nádechem hořké čokolády a kvasnic, finiš je středně kávově hořký a držící. V ústech pivo působí plně, má střední říz a je dobře pitelné. Jedná se dobrý tmavý ležák.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jfb (4534) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ctiry (116) - 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!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lobs_ols (341) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gopherfan99 (798) - 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

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