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

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common

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RATINGS: 367   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.


2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jjsint (627) - 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 (318) - 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 (318) - 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 (231) - 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 (301) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Kavu (2076) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 5, 2014
0,5l on tap @ Wirström’s Pub. Pours very dark red with a medium long lasting head. Aroma is roasted malts and coffee, as is the flavor. Quite nice schwartz.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ferris (2913) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 28, 2013
Draft - Sweet dark sugary malts and some dark fruit. Dark mahogany with a good brown head. Bready and toasted malts. Lots of grains and continues in the finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pintbypint (2541) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 17, 2013
I think this is the beer.... "Bernard Dark" 500ml brown swing top. Foamed a bit when popped, a dark brown pour with a nice fluffy light brown cap. Nose has grain and nut and a chocolate. Taste has dry chocolate malts. A mild bitterness from dark malts at the end with a mild metallic character. Body seems a bit limp, carbonation a bit soft. Overall an ok dark lager, drinkable but not overly special.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
DuffMan (6462) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 16, 2013
Swing top bottle. Dark brown with golden amber highlights and a medium ecru head. Light caramel intermingles with simple grains and an odd preservative-esque tanginess. Not seeing what the fuss is about here. Grainy, sweet, bland. Holds absolutely no appeal for me.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tsurkan_sergey (42) - Novosibirsk, RUSSIA - DEC 10, 2013
Bottle 0.5. Bugel’niy cork when opening - powerful cotton! Color - dark brown, almost black. Foam cream, light brown, abundant, medium-grained, but settles too quickly. Aroma - fresh black bread, yeast, brew a sour aftertaste. Carbonation is very strong - the bubbles in the mouth play. Taste - black patent malt, burnt bitterness (not hop), chocolate, but not sweet, more cocoa beans. In light gochech aftertaste, no sweets. One of the best in its class.


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