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


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RATINGS: 413   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Blade86 (778) - Wrocław, POLAND - OCT 14, 2014
black, little bit hazy, quite big tanned foam; sweet, chocolatish and roasty aroma, little bit of bread and some grassy hops; medium sweetness, light(+) bitterness; medium(+) body, quite thick feel, average carbonation, quite long dry finish; Overall: very good beer, well-made, balanced and complex

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
Beerenberger (1555) - Fischer, Texas, USA - SEP 30, 2014
Nose of roasted malts and burnt caramel. A solid dark brown hue with an active but short-lived tan head and no lacing. The palate is roasted malts, burnt caramel, and cola, with hints of citrus and mild bitterness. Medium-light body and medium carbonation. Overall, a roast beer for the Czech beer culture of Pilsner styled brews.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dnicolaescu (1078) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - SEP 15, 2014
SWING-TOP 50 CL. Look: deep ruby-brown, big beige frothy head. Aroma: warm soothing black malts, toasted bread, light burnt sugar, spicy hops, something mineral. Taste: light caramel sweetness balanced by, light toasted bread and spicy hop bitterness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kaups (29) - ESTONIA - SEP 12, 2014
Bottle @ de Tolly joogipood, Tartu, Estonia. Pours with thick caramellysh light brown head. Aroma of bread, burnt caramel, dryed bananas. Taste of slight grain, chocolate, a touch of coffee, hint of alcohol, metallic, bread with balanced bitter-sweet aftertaste. Well done dark lager.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Desverger (2944) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 10, 2014
Cask@GBBF 2014, London (13/08/2014) - pours dark brown with a beige head. Aroma and taste is sweet malty, caramel, toffee, light chocolate. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Krigla (102) - SLOVENIA - SEP 9, 2014
Bottle, 0.5l. Dark brown colour with medium beige frothy head. Medium carbonation. Taste is bitter/sweet with coffee and roasted malts notes. Aftertaste is quite bitter. Overall very good dunkel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
vinivini (562) - BELARUS - SEP 5, 2014
UPDATED: MAR 27, 2015 Pretty bottle exploding beige fluffy foam. Aroma of bread, caramel, roast, fruit. some vague metallic note. Medium body. Balanced bittersweet taste. Well loaded ending with long finish of roasted malt & smooth hops. A quality product but I had been waiting for more.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JaKeAFC (658) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nero55 (829) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Idiosynkrasie (4539) - 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.

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