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


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RATINGS: 517   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oppear (112) - Tallinn, - JUL 2, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 3, 2013 Visuals are good, smell’s not much and the taste is watery, roast and some melon. This is drinkable but I can not find a reason to buy this yet again. Maybe when visiting some Czech’s.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Christos (5552) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - MAY 21, 2017
(Bernard Černý Ležák 12° / Bernard Dark Lager) Swing top bottle 500ml at Parga, Greece. ABV 5% Dark brown coloured body, clear. Two full fingers of thick, light beige head on top, good retention. Aroma of toffee, faint coffee, chocolate and mocha. Taste has hints of caramel, toffee, coffee, mocha, milky chocolate and metallic notes on the finish. Medium thin body, high carbonation. Okay.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
midovark (847) - Balassagyarmat, HUNGARY - MAY 17, 2017
Bottled. Pours black colour with beige head. Nice coffee, roasted malts and some cocoa aroma with the same notes in taste, followed by roasted malty finish. Light bodied with creamy mouthfeel. Nice dunkel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pallleon (309) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAY 2, 2017
Sötétbarna szín, közepesen tartós bézs hab. Pörkölt malátás, karamelles íz, közepesen keserű. Itatja magát, jófajta.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Foxbush (1974) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - APR 6, 2017
Draft at Old Town Square The lager poured a clear brown color with an off-white head. Good head retention and no lacing. The aroma of roasted malt greets you. The medium body lager has average carbonation. The taste has some hints of dried fruit. The finish has hints of chocolate in the aftertaste. This is very balanced beer and one of the first of many enjoyed in Prague. Bernard has been a fast growing brewery in the Czech Republic

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Christian (13578) - Odense, DENMARK - APR 6, 2017
Dark brown with a lasting off-white head. Toasted malty aroma with a touch of herbal hops. Sweetish malty flavour with biscuit and toasted bread.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
melush (3849) - SPAIN - MAR 31, 2017
33cl Bottle @ LaBIRRAtorium, Madrid, Spain. Dark amber colour with white head. Aroma is malt, caramel, grain, nuts, chocolate. Taste is malt, caramel, chocolate, licorice. Medium body, average carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
pitch992 (204) - 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 (1512) - 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 (362) - 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 (327) - 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.

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