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Brewed by Bernard
Style: Dunkel/Tmavý
Humpolec, Czech Republic

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RATINGS: 372   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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Labeled as Bernard Dark in US

Strong black lager. It’s a special dark lager produced from five types of malt with a striking full flavour and light bitterness. Its special flavour makes it unique on the Czech beer market.


1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
mikkellund42 (540) - DENMARK - MAR 12, 2014
Bottle as Bernard Cerny Lezak in Prague. Pours clear reddish brown with huge light brown foamy head. Aroma is sour appels, light hops (grass and citrus) and hints of sea breeze (?). Taste is light bitter, light sour and light sweet. Body is watery with good carbonation. Finish is medium long and light sweet with notes of caramel, brunt sugar and (too) thin black coffee. Very disappointing

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lore (1031) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAR 2, 2014
very dark mahogany colour, huge beige head; aroma of coffee, ash and earthy notes; taste of coffee, hints of caramel, ash and earth again as well as some fruittyness; correct tmavy

2.8
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
peral2 (570) - SWEDEN - MAR 2, 2014
Draft "Gyllene Prag" Gothenburg Sweden. Pours very dark. No. Aroma att all!! Some malty sweetness, but quite shirt "aftertaste " ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zarkam (398) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 1, 2014
500ml bottle from Tallinn. Dark reddish brown colour, large frothy mostly lasting beige head, lacing. Heavily malty aroma of toast, chocolate, caramel and a bit of coffee, light to moderate floral hops. Taste is initially bittersweet and moderately acidic, turning into a short moderately bitter finish with a burnt feel. Medium to full body, oily texture, lively carbonation. Certainly one of the better Czech tmavýs, could’ve used a significantly larger amount of hops though.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
ahenning (4) - - FEB 17, 2014 does not count
Billed on the bottle as "World's Best Dark Lager" and the claim us plausibly true. Excellent flavour and aroma. Simple recipe with no special additives. Not surprising since the brewery has existed since 1597. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jjsint (727) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2014
On Tap @ Wellington, Hull. Black with a big beige head. Lots of carbonation. Aroma of Marmite and seawater. A very strange and unpleasant salty/umami taste, rather like soy sauce. I struggled with this beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
veceo (413) - CROATIA - FEB 5, 2014
Dark brown color, big brownish head. Medium bodied and average carbonation. Aroma is coffee, dark chocolate. Very, very good.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HammerTroll (409) - Pula / Zagreb, CROATIA - JAN 28, 2014
0,5l glass bottle from Vrutak, Zagreb. Dark brown with big brown head. Chocolate and caramel aroma, creamy. Great beer, but no aftertaste.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
InPivoVeritas (243) - Bydgoszcz, POLAND - JAN 26, 2014
Dark brown with big head. Aroma of chocolate, nuts, caramel, dark bread. Taste of caramel and dark chocolate with hints of hazelnuts, plums, bread crust. Medium body. Moderate bitterness with noble hop aroma. Great dark lager with rich aroma and balanced taste.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Majek (319) - Ząbki, POLAND - JAN 20, 2014
Dark brown with big and quickly diminishing head. Very faint aroma with dark malts note and caramel only. Taste is slighlty sweet and moderately bitter. High carbonation and watery body. Not bad one.


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