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

bottled
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RATINGS: 501   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   IBU: 24   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Russo (2012) - Hemhofen, - FEB 2, 2013
Pours dark color with an off-white head. Weak malty aroma with some sweetness. Flavour is like the aroma with hints of roasted malt and Coffee. Mouthfeel is roasted and dry.


3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AwaKe (269) - Laval, CANADA - JAN 1, 2017
En bouteille. Couleur brune rougeâtre. Arôme de malt torréfié, sucre d’orge. En bouche c’est trčs malté, crispy avec une fin de bouche étonnamment caféiné. Le niveau d’amertume est vraiment déconcertant.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
brnandersen (3514) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 27, 2016
Draught at Praga, Szekesfehervar. 50 cl served in a dimpled mug. Dark amber colour with a fluffy, off-white head. Sweet aroma with caramel malts, butterscotch, grasses, milk chocolate and lightly toasted notes. Taste is light sweet. Medium body with a creamy texture and a soft carbonation. Finishes slightly dry with caramel malts and toasted notes. Excellent Tmavý, drinkablility is so high.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bytemesis (7401) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - NOV 26, 2016
Bottle. Pours deep clear chestnut, snack tan head, decent lacing. Aroma of roasted grain, nutty, hints of smoke. Flavor is light plus sweet, light bitter, roasty. Medium body. Quite good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zotya (54) - HUNGARY - NOV 24, 2016
Bottle. Nice dark colou, rich head. Aroma of chocolate and coffe. Taste is good, caramell and chocolate. Aftertaste is sweet and dry. Good one.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cantabrian (1072) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 21, 2016
Flip top bottle, at Cafe Paris, in Prague. I liked this beer, and it has nothing to do with the fact that it is also my family name. Dark brown, almost black, much more solid than most Dunkeln. Brown head, a bit too bubbly. Nice aroma and flavours of chocolates, roast malts, sweet nuts, ashes and molasses. Medium body, super well-crafted and round on the mouth, comes down very easy. It is an amazing alternative to the sharp grassiness of the good local Pilsners.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sumo234 (70) - Postojna, SLOVENIA - OCT 23, 2016
UPDATED: DEC 24, 2016 0,5l flip top bottlle. Dark brown color with a big brown head. Aroma of roasted malt. Thick taste of sweet roasted malt.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bartlebier (3617) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - OCT 9, 2016
50cl bb07/2016, merci idiosynkrasie, I believe... - Blackish brown translucent pour, ruby edges. Sweetish fruity roast smell, liquorice cherry cola. Well-balanced sweetness of the nutty roast, a very pleasant hop spice and cola in the back. Earthy, wet pasture and cow stable elements afar.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Wendigo (261) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 28, 2016
0.5l bottle. Malty aroma, roasted malts, caramel and coffee notes. Dark brown color, beige head. Malty aroma and caramel notes. Medium body, oily texture, average carbonation and bitter finish with coffee notes.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MatusBeer (588) - Košice, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 28, 2016
Bottle. Clear dark colour with stable huge head off. Aroma of nuts,roasted coffee. Taste of coffee, chocolate, caramel sweetness. Moderate bitter finish.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
UjoKlobasa (717) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 22, 2016
Bottle. Dark chestnut color, tan head. Aroma of slightly burned malt, not much of a hops. Taste is light bitter. Bland, watery, not very good.


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