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Style: Polotmavý
Humpolec, Czech Republic

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RATINGS: 48   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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Labeled as "Amber Lager" in USA

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.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rlgk (9492) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - SEP 21, 2003
UPDATED: DEC 20, 2003 Dark golden with a perfect head. Sweet fruity and a little malty aroma. Tastes a little sweet, some pepper in the finish. Very nice.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Radek Kliber (6324) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - FEB 28, 2005
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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ComradeK (922) - The Vale of Dundas, AUSTRALIA - JAN 22, 2011
500ml bottle as Bernard Amber. Pours a mid to dark brown, with a huge white head, average retention and good lacing. The aroma is a mixture of sweeter toffee notes and darker burnt caramel with a hint of coffee. There is a brief hit of quite sweet caramel to start, with some slight pine notes following. It then moves into a quite dark and bitter body, with a weak white coffee flavour in the aftertaste. An unusual beer, but very well balanced. It is neither too complex nor too simple, so it would stand well either as a beer to savour or as a food match. Good stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
larsniclas (5368) - Billdal, SWEDEN - SEP 22, 2003
UPDATED: FEB 14, 2004 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oakes (11866) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 3, 2004
Cherrywood colour. Malty flavour - toffee. Very smooth. Some pale malt mixed in there. A hint of milk chocolate complements this nicely.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 4, 2004
Tap in Pilsen. Quite nice ’melt in your mouth’ flavour as motelpogo would say. Nice soft texture, some soft caramel and toasty malt, doughy malt. Mediumbitter hops in the finish. Couldn’t find too much wrong with it, very drinkable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rickgordon (3841) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 8, 2005
On draught at The Rover, Göteborg. Dark copper colour. Dusty, caramelly nose. Slight toast malt tone in flavour, also residual sugars, that gives a Belgo touch. Pretty light bodied still. Rich in taste.
Earlier Rating: 9/23/2003 Total Score: 3.3
Draught at Soldaten Svejk, Stockholm. Chestnut brown with a huge off-white head. Fine malty bread aroma. Medium sweet toffeeeish flavour.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (9874) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 13, 2010
Draft at Euston Tap. Pours clearish brown with a semi-creamy, tan head. Caramel, chocolate malt and lager aroma. Medium sweet, with faint mocha, nice roast, and lightly crisp bitterness. Light to medium in body with explosive carbonation. Has a sweet finish with more caamel and mild toffee. Good stuff. Carbonation is intense.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Eructoblaster (2856) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 21, 2004
On tap at Soldaten Svejk, Stockholm. Dark amber body topped with a thick off-white foamy head. Nice malty/hoppy aroma with flowery and herbal notes. Mild texture and hoppy taste with light flowery hints. Finish has character but lacks some lenght. Nice stuff.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Quinten (1037) - zaandam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 8, 2006
Dark one, with fresh full head,.. date says until june 2006,... butt wonderfull one, full tasty one with no bad ingredients. Would it be the date? soon a next try...


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