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


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RATINGS: 400   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 unfiltered beer is the most recognized in Czech and foreign degustation competitions.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerBiker (1412) - Odense, - NOV 14, 2009
[Gift from Mia, bought on location.] Nice fullbodied dunkel with notes of smoke and a great aroma of fullfillness. Cream, malt, smoke, salami, bacon, chocs, dust and mmmmmmmmmm. To be resampled!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Garrold (1901) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2015
Tap. Sheffield Tap. Clear, chestnut brown. Thin, dense, off white head. Very fruity dark malts. Light toffee. Taste is caramel sweet. Fruity dry. Palate is a bit watery. Finishes fruity dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
delr (3) - - JAN 11, 2015 does not count
Pretty carbonated with very dark opaque color. Has slight chocolate and coffee aroma and taste, bitterness in the end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
kingvit (304) - - JAN 4, 2015
Aroma: molasses, caramel, coffee, earthy; Appearance: dark brown, small frothy head; Taste: medium bitterness, medium sourness, slight sweetness; Palate: bitter finish, medium body, thick texture, average carbonation Well-rounded malty and yeasty Schwarzbier. Way better than the popular ones.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
msbernac (809) - Krakow, POLAND - DEC 31, 2014
Bottle Aroma-caramel, coffee, Appearance-brown, clear, tan foam, Taste-light sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, Palate-light body, slick feel, lively, long finish Overall-very good

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Erzengel (3975) - 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 (410) - 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 (94) - 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 (90) - 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 (1218) - 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 (578) - 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.

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