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

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RATINGS: 281   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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3.6
kraddel (8106) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - APR 28, 2017
Pours very dark amber, still clear though. Smell is intense, ambermalts. mild sweetness, some bitter touch. Taste is full, crisp, malty, ambermalts, decently bitter, mild sweetness.

2.6
PorterPounder (7961) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 22, 2008
Savannah, Ga. - Habersham Beverage Warehouse - 500 ml swing top bottle. Light copper, cola colored pour, spritzy off white head. Aroma of fresh lake water. Brief caramel in the flavor with some nuttiness and a metallic finish. Thinnish mouthfeel with too much carbonation. Unremarkable.

2.7
Cunningham (7946) - 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

2.4
ogivlado (7810) - 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

2.6
motelpogo (7704) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 3, 2007
on tap at the bernard bar in pilsen, alas a place where the normally clean bernard beers can be in poor condition. anyways, amber, thin head, toffee aroma, a bit rough and dusty, some caramel, light tinny bitterness
Earlier Rating: 1/1/2003 Total Score: 3.4
strong burnt flavour. had this bottled and it was a little thin but i´ll try track it down on tap.

2.6
Geokkjer (7627) - 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.

3.3
jonas (7568) - 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.

3.1
Finn (7547) - Tromsø, NORWAY - NOV 11, 2009
Flaske 0,5l fra bestillingsutvalget til Systembolaget. Gyldenbrun på farge. Høyt luftig skum som varer noen minutter men flater nesten helt ut. Aromaen er maltig med litt frukt. Smaken er avrundet og sammensatt først med innslag av frukt så litt røstet malt og krydder. Glir over i en tørr bitterhet. KI=5

3.3
larsga (7539) - 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.)

3
chriso (7533) - 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.


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