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


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RATINGS: 512   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerBiker (1414) - Odense, - NOV 14, 2009
[Gift from Mia, bought on location.] Nice fullbodied dunkel with notes of smoke and a great aroma of fullfillness. Cream, malt, smoke, salami, bacon, chocs, dust and mmmmmmmmmm. To be resampled!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
pitch992 (188) - SLOVENIA - MAR 19, 2017
On tap at Kino šiška. Chocolate, caramel, roasty, dough, low herb. Brown-black, off white head with good retention. lightly bitter, light sweetness, light body, slick feel, average carbonation, low bitter-sweet finish. Overall quite nice and drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
AtronSeige (1469) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - MAR 14, 2017
Aroma: Light chocolate, roasty Appearance: Clear, near-black body. Small, light brown head. Flavour: Medium-light coffee, chocolate. Medium-dry finish, dries out as the beer progresses. Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium-light carbonation. Overall: A very good beer, the aromas and flavours were just a bit low for style. 500 ml bottle, poured, shared. Thanks ChewyBeer! 3D. Czech Dark Lager

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ChewyBeer (332) - SOUTH AFRICA - MAR 12, 2017
Aroma: light roasty malts and coffee Appearance: clear dark brown. Slight tan head Palate: medium light mouthfeel, lowish carbonation Taste: light roast malts, slight sweetness, good bitterness. Clean on palate with bitterness that follows through on back of palate. No hop flavours

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
AntonyWilson (271) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - MAR 12, 2017
500ml bottle: Pours a dark brown with thin tan head. Aromas of roasted coffee beans and dark chocolate. Medium bitterness, medium light bodied and medium light carbonation. Overall the roasted malts give the beer a more bitter note and then finishes quite dry.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mieszal92 (106) - Gliwice, POLAND - FEB 25, 2017
Bottle 500ml (its appearence deserves separate excitation) Note: I do not understand the sense of this style and I am afraid I underappreciate it, but I’ll try to have my rate fair. Firstly, it is not my first nor second beer by Bernard to present extensive gushing, this time I was prepared and haven’t lost much:) POURS dark ruby-brown (similar to coca-cola), beige head dessipates quickly. Large bubbles. NOSE is malty, but not too much. Little hints of weathered hop. Cartboard. MOUTH is malty, low and short bitterness (malty, not hopy), a little caramel. PALATE: moderate carbonation, watery, drinkable. Low-bodied OVERALL: Neither of the sensations is strong/remarkable. These are the properties of the style, however it’s not what I search for.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
josanguapo (1439) - SPAIN - FEB 19, 2017
From 32 Great Power. In Teku glass. At lunch, with rice soup + san jacobos. Light body, pleasant initial sweetness and a good herbal hop bite to compensante at the end. 5 months after BB date and still in good shape

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ManVsBeer (9478) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2017
Bottle @ Fox & Goose, Hebden Bridge. Black with an extremely thin head. Lager with plenty of dark-malt character, slightly sweet and fairly smooth.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jedrol (49) - Bydgoszcz, POLAND - JAN 29, 2017
Bottle Appearance: black, opalescent, with big beige head. Aroma: rather weak, sweet, bread with dark chocolate Taste: simple, sweet, some chocolate like notes, and rather low, nice bitterness The beer was watery and easy to drink. Nothing much happens in it, but one should remebenr that it’s only 12 degrees Plato.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
john44 (2928) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2017
Bottle. Black / very dark brown, with hint of red. Very malty (roasty malts, liquorice, chocolate, coffee). Very smooth and full-flavoured. Sweet malty with slightly bitter hoppy finish. Very drinkable. Nice beer! (2011-01-19)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
klukas (220) - Rijeka, CROATIA - JAN 20, 2017
Enjoyed: Poured from a bottle into a lager glass. Appearance: Dark, brown colour, with medium brownish head. Aroma: Roasted malt, grains, chocolate. Palate: Medium body, medium carbonation. Taste: Dark chocolate, gentle coffee, hint of caramel; Gentle sweetness and light bitter aftertaste. Overall impression: Pleasant, light, very drinkable.

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