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

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RATINGS: 179   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1   IBU: 29   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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Amber Lager
Bernard’s Amber Lager is a unique half-dark lager produced by an original brewing recipe of the Barnard’s Family Brewery. The light caramel-type malt endows this beer with a balanced bitter taste, fine toffee aroma, and full body. It is an unpasteurized beer enriched with yeast during bottling.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KyotoLefty (6695) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 21, 2010
Tap at Duende in Prague. Medium Brown, like a dark amber beer, with a white head. Not much aroma at first, too cold, I guess, then it came out in a slightly roasted malt. Flavors of coffee, caramel, iron, and toffee. Not very sweet; strongly roasted. Dry and highly hopped. Medium to lighter body with strong carbonation. Good example of a dry dark lager.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
downender (6521) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2008
Bottle from Tesco, Prague. Deep red amber with a short-lived white head. Caramel and red fruit aroma. A similarly sweet flavour with some apple notes, raisins and a short bitter finish. Ok.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Radek Kliber (6519) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUN 13, 2011
Bottle 500 ml
Aroma lighter tone for dark lager , fresh light with hints of hops. Slight mineral notes with sugars.6+
Appearance dark amber-brown with medium , rather short lived head. Still neat contrast. 3-
Flavor and Palate : medium bodied. This beer has exceptional texture paired with good depth. Top made of gently approaching hop bellow woody hint followed by brown sugars. Overall drier than expected. Has slight bitter edge to it. Pleasant solid brew.
Earlier Rating: 2/28/2005 Total Score: 3.9
Light brown hue, average head. Sweet malty aroma - nice and refreshing. Good mouthfeel, smooth, refined dunkel. Good balance preserved. One of better dunkels around. Kraft beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
larsga (6309) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 14, 2013
Big beige head. Clear deep dark red body with strong carbonation. Vague earthy caramelly aroma with rubbery notes. Sweetish earthy caramelly taste with roasty mineraly notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, soft mouthfeel. Dryish earthy rubbery roasted caramel aftertaste with syrupy rye crisp bread notes. Very nice, and highly drinkable, with real character. The roasted caramel flavour is impressively vivid. (0.5l bottle, from Toft Vin, Copenhagen.)

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Geokkjer (6016) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 24, 2012
Bottle. Pours amber with an off-white head. Aroma of malt, fruitiness, yeast and red apples. Flavor is sweet and malty with some fruitiness and caramel. Medium body, average carbonation.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
ogivlado (5882) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JUL 22, 2008
swing top bottle(500ml). –Pale brown/reddish coloured, medium sized off white head, dusty caramelish nose. Surprisingly thin beer, some sweet malt, weak hops, light caramel and nothing else. Metallic notes in the finish.
Earlier Rating: 11/10/2005 Total Score: 3.3
Bottled(500ml). –quite usual Polotmave, cola coloured, medium pale brown head, malty aroma with mild caramel and toffee notes, light bitter finish

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jonas (5771) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - AUG 25, 2008
Bottle. Chestnut, golden foam. Fresh saaz with light nutty undertones. Malt character stays in the background on this one - a nutty roaastyness with complements a elegant sublte flowery start, light citric notes. Chewy body, light sparkly mouthfeel. Earthy and roasted retronasal. Nice.
Earlier Rating: 9/9/2004 Total Score: 3
Dough and cofeeground aroma. Dark brown. Dough and toast, czech hops in background. ok body.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
larsniclas (5725) - Billdal, SWEDEN - FEB 12, 2008
Bottled at Deli123, Saluhallen Briggen, Göteborg. Deep amber with an off-white head. Light aroma from toffee- and chocolate. Slightly metallic with a flavour from caramelle and chocolate.
Earlier Rating: 9/22/2003 Total Score: 3.8
Draught at Svejk, Stockholm 2003. This is my kind of beer! Chestnut brown with a rich, off-white head. A lot of malty bread and toffe in both aroma and flavour. Really smooth palate.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
PorterPounder (5695) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 22, 2008
Savannah, Ga. - Habersham Beverage Warehouse - 500 ml swing top bottle. Light copper, cola colored pour, spritzy off white head. Aroma of fresh lake water. Brief caramel in the flavor with some nuttiness and a metallic finish. Thinnish mouthfeel with too much carbonation. Unremarkable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnar (5656) - Sandnes, NORWAY - APR 1, 2009
Bottle from Tesco, Prague. Pours dark amber with a off white creamy head. Sweet malty aroma. Smooth pleasant mouthfeel. Semi sweet flavour, some hop at the end. Easy drinkable.


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