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


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RATINGS: 296   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13/5   IBU: 29   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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Geokkjer (7667) - 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.

chriso (7536) - 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.

Radek Kliber (7501) - 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.

larsniclas (7297) - 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.

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.

ekstedt (7013) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 13, 2008
Sampled at GBF 2008. Ambder colour, medium beige head. Sugary malt aroma with some grassy hops and butterscotch notes. Yet quite dry with low bitterness.

RobertDale (6985) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JUL 17, 2011
Bottle. Pours a reddish brown with an average tan head. Aroma of malt, caramel and grain. Taste is sweet malt and caramel. Faint hops. Somewhat metallic. OK.

jfb (6984) - GERMANY - NOV 17, 2014
(bottle) clear deep amber-ruby colour with a frothy off-white head. aroma of herbal hops, straw and some light alcohol, with notes of roasted malts and dried apricots. flavour is mostly roasted malts and earth, slightly metallic, with hints of herbal hops and marmite. medium-bodied with average carbonation.

Singularity (6369) - Blattniksele, SWEDEN - JUL 29, 2013
500 ml fliptop bottle, rated from backlog. Dark amber with off white head. Aroma and taste is malty, roasted, hay and caramel.

Gurthnar (6293) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 21, 2012
Bottle. Big offwhite head, quickly disappearing. Clear amber to medium brown colour. Aroma hops, light touch of roasted malt and caramel. Taste medium roasted bitter nicely combined with somewhat light hoppiness, light caramel sweet. Finish is roasted dry light bitter. Nice beer, though nothing exceptional. Just a hint of coffee ind aroma and taste as it warms up a bit.

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