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


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RATINGS: 499   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   IBU: 24   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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 beer is the most recognized in Czech and foreign degustation competitions.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nybol (1540) - DENMARK - JUL 1, 2016
Et flot hvidt skum der holder lćnge. Ellers smager den meget fyldig kornsmag. Eftersmagen er dog en smule synketisk.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DoctorHU (448) - UKRAINE - JUN 27, 2016
500 ml bottle. Pours dark brown color with medium to high off-white, mostly lasting head. Aroma is nutty with notes of noble hops. Texture is bordering on the watery, medium carbonation, medium to light body and a short and sweet finish. Flavour has a nice roastedness that resembles nuttyness from a good brown ale. Not particularly sweet or bitter - rather balanced and with the emphasis on quenchability.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
alteregoo (1076) - POLAND - JUN 23, 2016
Po przelaniu do szkła tworzy się obfita, beżowa piana, sycząca i niezbyt trwała. Barwa ciemno brązowa, dość klarowna. Aromat przypomina połączenie coli z kawą zbożową, w tle trochę karmelu i starego chmielu. W smaku słodowe, dość lekkie, jest sporo słodyczy, kawy, pumpernikla i dominującego karmelu. Lekka kwaskowość od palonych słodów w posmaku. Goryczka niska do średniej, lekko palona. Wysycenie niskie do średniego, dość wodnisty.
Ciemny lager na niezłym poziome jak na koncerniaka, dość jednowymiarowy z uwagi na wszędobylski karmel. Niezła pijalność pod warunkiem, że chłodny :)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
MetalMurphy (526) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAY 16, 2016
bottle @ supermarket (czech) dark colour, medium body, low carbonated, bitterness, coffe and dark chocolate

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nephirem (295) - CROATIA - MAY 16, 2016
Pours dark ruby, almost black colour with creamy beige head. Smell of roasted malts, yeast and a bit toffee. Medium body with soft carbonation and creamy texture. Bittersweet. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, caramel. Nicely smoked. Overall, smooth and nicely balanced... Maybe a bit watery, but still a good one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Woc (112) - BELGIUM - MAY 15, 2016
UPDATED: OCT 31, 2016 Very dark blackish color. Head dissolves quickly. Taste of burned caramel, ash with hints of dried fruits. Not bad but it is quite particular and needs special occasions.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cristobal37 (851) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAY 15, 2016
Light aroma of roasted malts. Nice deep brown pour with foamy head. Very sweet malts then some burnt toast followed by elegant bitterness. Really fine tmavy style beer. One of the best in memory. At times slightly watery, but I think it’s because I’ve been drinking too many strong ales lately. Tastes really good, will have to come back to this one again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kermis (11601) - Where the wild whales are, NETHERLANDS - MAY 12, 2016
Cask at Charlie’s bar, Copenhagen. Near black with a small tan head. Aroma of malt, roasty notes and light overripe dark fruit. Flavour is moderate sweet and light to moderate bitter. Light medium bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
sharkydodson (1243) - St. Petersburg, RUSSIA - MAY 12, 2016
the aroma is caramel and fruity with shades of vanilla, nuts, brown sugar and toffee... the taste is caramel with notes of toffee, chocolate, dark fruits, bread and bisquit... sweet and dry aftertaste...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mrjez (511) - Osaka, JAPAN - MAY 8, 2016
330ml bottle from Yamaya. Pours a dark brown, I can just see through it held up to the light. Finger of beige head that falls to a thin level. Nice aroma of dark malt mixed with Czech noble hops. A hint of toffee, licorice. Flavour is similar, lightly roasted, a touch nutty, a bit watery in the backend. It’s light-medium with a slight chewy feel, good medium carbonation. Overall a decent dunkel/schwarz, on par with some good German imports.

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