Bernard Svetly Lezak - Bernard Family Brewery
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3.33/5 rDev -5.1%
Picked up a .5L swingtop from EuroMarket in Astoria. It poured a tall white head that left a little lacing and had a sweet bready aroma with a hint of cider. The malts are bland in the flavor, but there is a very pleasant, smooth spicy hop bitterness that quickly takes over and drowns out the sugary malt. It's drinkable, but I'd like a more barley-like taste before those lovely hops roll in. Maybe the bottle's old or been abused, but there's no dating or dust of the bottle, so I'll assume the best. Not a bad beer, but I'd certainly prefer a Pilsner Urquell.
05-22-2013 21:51:49 | More by tempest
3.6/5 rDev +2.6%
12 oz bottle without a freshness date. Pours a mostly clear, dark gold color with a thin, bubbly white head. Retention is poor and does not give much of a chance for lacing.
Nose is pleasantly grainy with a light touch of floral hops. Not much though, I could certainly use some more cones here.
Taste is not bad, lacks some saaz hop flavoring, but has a nice, leafy bitterness on the finish that grabs on well. Grains are honeyed with a little bit of toast, which explains the darker color of this pilsner. A little undercarbonated and not as crisp as I would like, but on the other hand it has a full body and plenty of flavor. This is a pretty tasty, albeit not very classical, take on the style. Worth a purchase if you know you are getting it fresh.
09-06-2010 17:09:17 | More by twiggamortis420
3.08/5 rDev -12.3%
Poured from a green 12 oz. bottle. Has a golden color with a small head. Smell is grainy and skunky. Taste is crisp, malts up front and finishing bitter. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and has average drinkability. Overall I would consider this a decent brew.
12-30-2009 15:55:52 | More by tone77
2.33/5 rDev -33.6%
Venturing a guess that this is the beer I just had. 12 oz. green bottle, "Bernard" 4.7% Czech Pils. On special for $2.50 at Underbar.
Poured into a tiny juice glass, in homage to my favorite haunt, Johnnie's Lounge. Golden body, tiny carbonation streams. A flaccid skim of foam that barely covers the surface. Dull grain and sweet corn aroma. Sweet taste of corn and mushy, overcooked vegetable and grain water. Body is fuller than the average lager, not crisp, pretty wet and slick feeling. Carbonation does nothing to clean the palate, instead the vegetal corniness hangs around, tasting unpleasant. One and done, won't be trying this again.
01-11-2009 06:59:44 | More by emerge077
Bernard Svetly Lezak from Bernard Family Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 37 ratings.