RATINGS: 346   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11/5   IBU: 34   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
It is an unpasteurized lager enriched with yeast culture during bottling. Malts from Bernard traditional floor type malthouse.

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stouby (4869) - Holbæk, DENMARK - FEB 25, 2006
Bottle, in Rokytnice. Typical Czech pilsener: Golden with a large white head, aroma light to moderate malty, moderate hoppy, flavor light to moderate sweet, moderate bitter, long duration,light body, watery, lively carbonated.

omhper (26038) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 2, 2005
Bottled. Deep golden, firm head. Sweetish with clean mouthfeel. The lovely oily butterscotch character that used to be the trademark of the Bernard brewery before Moortgat takeover is completely gone. Some citric hops tries in vain to cover the void behind it, but with a too clean malt profile Bernard’s beer has nowadays more character of standard international lagers than the top of the line Czech pilseners it used to be.

MartinT (10239) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 7, 2005
The Lure:
Unpasteurized and unfiltered even in the bottle, which seems to be rare in the Czech Republic. Herbal, grassy hops are deceived in their project by a mineral harshness, and scant peas. Not confident enough, maybe for good reason.

The Festivities:
A powerful elevation of wooden hop bitterness emits dryness, lingers, and recalls that mineral character perceived in the aroma. Crisp hay and herbal, grassy hops mix well with the honey sweetness. A watery introduction segues into a citrusy splash.

A well-earned nap in the fields.

bierkoning (13893) - La Tropica/Doarp, NETHERLANDS - JUL 18, 2005
The beer enthousiastically jumps out of the swing top bottle. Deep golden color, huge frothy head. Hops and cellary in the aroma. Very bitter, even faintly smoky flavor with bits of dust and vinegar. I have decided not to like this beer, although it is flavorful. It has too many unpleasant by-flavors. Nevertheless a big thanks to Dortmunder for this unique experience.

asheft (3129) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 24, 2005
[bottle--didn’t pour out the yeast on purpose] Nice bright, dark gold with a fuzzy cover that lasts and forms chunky lacing. The aroma is of very fresh saaz and not very much sweet malt. Perhaps a little lemony candy fruitiness from the yeast(?). Sweet malty flavour with significant hops flavour mixed in and appropriate bitterness in the balance. Medium carbonation, light to medium body, and a gently bitter finish, but, unfortunately, a little metallic. Nice change from the usual bohemian pilsners that I’ve been having recently

joergen (29790) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 23, 2005
Bottled. Golden coloured with a huge off white head. Aroma of malts and hops with buttery notes. Nice flavour of malts and hops with flowery notes. Dry hoppy finish.

Papsoe (25054) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 18, 2005
(Bottle 50 cl) It’s really hard to pinpoint the differences between Czech pilsener-styles. This is golden with a huge head, some impurities and heavily carbonated. Malty with a hoppy finish. Unusual.

MoritzF (10234) - Ottobrunn, GERMANY - MAY 16, 2005
(swing top bottle) Deep golden colour with a huge foamy slightly off-white head. Aroma of cereal malts, floral hops and yeast. Medium bitter flavour, malty taste with a long well hopped dry finish. Unfortunately there is a slight medicine-like undertone in the finish, which is rather unpleasant.

pivnizub (10959) - Bochum, GERMANY - MAY 16, 2005
Swing-top bottle (with added yeast): Straw golden coloured, hazy, big lasting rocky head; malty nose with some hints of yeast (vanilla) and hops; starts malty, soon switches over to a sharp, bitter, not very aromatic, but longer lasting aftertaste; kind of unharmonic, the fruity, yeasty nose and the malty start stand in an extreme contrast to the sharp aftertaste; in this "Holiday Lager" /Svatecni Lezak the typical "moreish" bohemian aftertaste is onlyv hard to find.

dortmunder (961) - Herdecke, GERMANY - MAR 30, 2005
Bottled. Clear golden colour. Medium, foamy head. Flowery, yeasty aroma with tiny hints of vegetables. Dry, hoppy taste. Tastes rather like a northern German pilsner to me. Nice dry, hoppy and clean taste.

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