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

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RATINGS: 385   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   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.


Jasjin's rating

4.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Jasjin (6) - Nevada, USA - NOV 3, 2004
Outstanding dark beer. Heavy molasses and malt flavor. Slight twist of burning sugar, chocolate and some bitterness on the aftertaste with licorice tones. Head was creamy, but not overly so. Was able to have the hard to find Grolsch popper top in Czech Republic. Easily one of the best dark beer in the Czech Republic. Purchased for 60 Krowns in super grocery store (about $1.50 US). Gotts love those currency exchanges!


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beersiveknown (3072) - NORTHERN IRELAND - OCT 18, 2014
Bottle from billa, lovosice
quite roasty for a Czech dark lager. Light body, moderate carbonation, toasty dark malts growing cocoa and red berry finish. Decent

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Moravius (528) - Berlin, GERMANY - OCT 17, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 20, 2014 Flasche (50 cl) von Ministerstwo. Browaru, Posen. - Schwarz. - Sahniger Antrunk mit Röstaromen, Kaffee, aber ohne ausgeprägte Bittere oder Säure. Schlank und rund; wird zum Ende hin intensiver, auch süß. Maßvoll gehopft; intensiver Nachtrunk von Röstmalz, Kaffee und etwas Hopfenbittere. - Famoses Dunkles, extrem süffig. Bei weitem das beste Dunkle, das ich bis jetzt getrunken habe. Unpasteurisiert. (Test: 3/2013)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Blade86 (617) - 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

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
Beerenberger (1478) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dnicolaescu (854) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kaups (22) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Desverger (2157) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Krigla (52) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
vinivini (401) - BELARUS - SEP 5, 2014
Pretty bottle explosing 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JaKeAFC (568) - 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.


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