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

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RATINGS: 263   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12/5   IBU: 29   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Amber Lager
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. It is an unpasteurized beer enriched with yeast during bottling.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 5, 2011
On tap (gravity dispense) at Great British Beer Festival, day 3 on 6 August 2009 as Bernard Jantar. Darkish lager - oak colour. Strong malt aroma. Slightly sweet flavour. Respectable but not as enjoyable as of some other Bernard beers I’ve tried - a bit too much sweetness for me.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Geokkjer (7498) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 24, 2012
Bottle. Pours amber with an off-white head. Aroma of malt, fruitiness, yeast and red apples. Flavor is sweet and malty with some fruitiness and caramel. Medium body, average carbonation.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
ogivlado (7434) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JUL 22, 2008
swing top bottle(500ml). –Pale brown/reddish coloured, medium sized off white head, dusty caramelish nose. Surprisingly thin beer, some sweet malt, weak hops, light caramel and nothing else. Metallic notes in the finish.
Earlier Rating: 11/10/2005 Total Score: 3.3
Bottled(500ml). –quite usual Polotmave, cola coloured, medium pale brown head, malty aroma with mild caramel and toffee notes, light bitter finish

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
larsga (7375) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 14, 2013
Big beige head. Clear deep dark red body with strong carbonation. Vague earthy caramelly aroma with rubbery notes. Sweetish earthy caramelly taste with roasty mineraly notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, soft mouthfeel. Dryish earthy rubbery roasted caramel aftertaste with syrupy rye crisp bread notes. Very nice, and highly drinkable, with real character. The roasted caramel flavour is impressively vivid. (0.5l bottle, from Toft Vin, Copenhagen.)

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Cunningham (7337) - Halden, NORWAY - FEB 10, 2013

Appearance: Clear brown color with a off white head. Ok lacing.
Aroma: Caramel malty and light fruity.
Palate: Medium body. Moderate sweet and a light bitterness. Average carbonation.
Taste: Mild caramel malty and some fruity notes.
Overall impression: Decent and easy drinkable beer.
Personal stats: Bottle from a trade with Gunnar.
Blytjern 13

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Radek Kliber (7239) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUN 13, 2011
Bottle 500 ml
Aroma lighter tone for dark lager , fresh light with hints of hops. Slight mineral notes with sugars.6+
Appearance dark amber-brown with medium , rather short lived head. Still neat contrast. 3-
Flavor and Palate : medium bodied. This beer has exceptional texture paired with good depth. Top made of gently approaching hop bellow woody hint followed by brown sugars. Overall drier than expected. Has slight bitter edge to it. Pleasant solid brew.
Earlier Rating: 2/28/2005 Total Score: 3.9
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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 16, 2009
A Mes rate: Keg at GBBF.
Brownish colour with a thick beige head. Straight forward caramel malt stuff with a faint bitterness in the finish. Uneventful but clean and drinkable.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jonas (7105) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - AUG 25, 2008
Bottle. Chestnut, golden foam. Fresh saaz with light nutty undertones. Malt character stays in the background on this one - a nutty roaastyness with complements a elegant sublte flowery start, light citric notes. Chewy body, light sparkly mouthfeel. Earthy and roasted retronasal. Nice.
Earlier Rating: 9/9/2004 Total Score: 3
Dough and cofeeground aroma. Dark brown. Dough and toast, czech hops in background. ok body.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
larsniclas (6850) - Billdal, SWEDEN - FEB 12, 2008
Bottled at Deli123, Saluhallen Briggen, Göteborg. Deep amber with an off-white head. Light aroma from toffee- and chocolate. Slightly metallic with a flavour from caramelle and chocolate.
Earlier Rating: 9/22/2003 Total Score: 3.8
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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Finn (6824) - Tromsř, NORWAY - NOV 11, 2009
Flaske 0,5l fra bestillingsutvalget til Systembolaget. Gyldenbrun pĺ farge. Hřyt luftig skum som varer noen minutter men flater nesten helt ut. Aromaen er maltig med litt frukt. Smaken er avrundet og sammensatt fřrst med innslag av frukt sĺ litt rřstet malt og krydder. Glir over i en třrr bitterhet. KI=5


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