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


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RATINGS: 257   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12/5   IBU: 29   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2009
Draught GBBF 09. An amber coloured beer with a sponge like whitish head. The aroma is malty biscuity with brown bread. The taste is quite rough burnt bread, fruitcake and oats. Undignified and a little unpleasant in the mouth in some ways.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tderoeck (8196) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 13, 2015
10/VII/15 - on tap @ Konvikt (Olomouc) - BB: n/a (2015-898)

Clear amber beer, creamy off-white head, pretty stable, bit adhesive. aroma: grains, hay, wort, some caramel, bit metallic. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: malty, grains, bitter, bit metallic, caramel, pretty sweet overall, some milk chocolate. Aftertaste: pretty bitter hops, bit metallic, caramel, grassy, bit medicinal, hint of cocoa powder.
Earlier Rating: 1/7/2014 Total Score: 3.3
20/XII/13 - 50cl bottle @ post choir Christmas concert dinner party - BB: 5/II/14 (2013-1156) Thanks to Marie for sharing the bottle!

Clear red brown beer, big aery beige irregular head, unstable, little adhesive. Aroma: metallic, grains, toast, hay, some citrus. MF: ok carbon, light to medium body. Taste: little sour, caramel, grains, toast, little bitter, somewhat malty. Aftertaste: dark chocolate, bit of dried fruits, bitter hops, grassy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daniele (8080) - ITALY - OCT 6, 2015
bottle ambrato carico buona schiuma media persistenza quasi limpida discreto naso maltato leggero caramello tostato filo erbacea amaro medio

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnar (8003) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
downender (7958) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Erzengel (7909) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - OCT 26, 2014
Tolle dunkel-rubinrote Farbe im Glas. Selten ein Bier mit so einer ansprechenden Farbe gesehen!! Der Geruch ist malzig-würzig. Im Antrunk ist das Bier schön malzig mit leicht säuerlicher Note. Zum Hauptteil kommt eine angenehme Herbe hinzu, die sich aber gut mit der malzig-säuerlichen Note verbindet. Sehr süffig. Der Nachgeschmack ist lang anhaltend, herb-malzig mit schön angenehmer leichten Würzigkeit. Trocken.
→ Sehr leckeres Bier! 12/12/13/12

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Cuso (7817) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 10, 2011
Bottle form supermarket in Bratislava. Cola like brown color with small white head. Aroma of caramel, hops. Taste, caramel, bitter hops. Little bit weak, but still drinkable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
motelpogo (7705) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 3, 2007
on tap at the bernard bar in pilsen, alas a place where the normally clean bernard beers can be in poor condition. anyways, amber, thin head, toffee aroma, a bit rough and dusty, some caramel, light tinny bitterness
Earlier Rating: 1/1/2003 Total Score: 3.4
strong burnt flavour. had this bottled and it was a little thin but i´ll try track it down on tap.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
solidfunk (7701) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUN 1, 2015
Very coppery, metallic taste. Some hops. Doesn’t come together wonderfully, though I’ve had a limited amount of these beers. Bottle at the Pub Aleman in Santo Domingo during a power blackout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 5, 2011
On tap (gravity dispense) at Great British Beer Festival, day 3 on 6 August 2009 as Bernard Jantar. Darkish lager - oak colour. Strong malt aroma. Slightly sweet flavour. Respectable but not as enjoyable as of some other Bernard beers I’ve tried - a bit too much sweetness for me.

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