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Bernard Cerne - Bernard Family Brewery

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very good

51 Ratings
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Ratings: 51
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 10.88%
Wants: 2
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Bernard Family Brewery visit their website
Czech Republic

Style | ABV
Euro Dark Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Sammy on 01-11-2005)
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3.36/5  rDev -10.9%

Lion088, Sep 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Hellpop65, Sep 01, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -33.7%

nmoeschler, Sep 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

KristijanG, Aug 21, 2014
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4.12/5  rDev +9.3%

Jevta, Aug 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

rojavaga, Jul 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

endless1408, Jun 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

His_Royal_Hoppiness, May 22, 2014
Photo of dcmchew
3.7/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours black, a few shades of ruby into the light. Rich two finger tan head, that doesn't pop away too fast.
Smells earthy, with dark malts, dusty coffee and cocoa powder, bit of caramel and some spices.
Taste has a Czech lager zingy characteristic, enriched with nice dark malts (roasted grains, dark bread crust), faint dark chocolate and light coffee. Spicy feel, very faint nuts, some grass. Earthy hops in the finish, mild bitterness. Nice dry aftertaste, clean, with just a hint of roasted malt.
Light body, medium carbonation, a tiny bit oily.
Not the most flavorful, but a nice Czech dark that's very easy to drink.

dcmchew, May 07, 2014
Photo of flyingpig
3.45/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

500ml Bottle from a Prague Mini-Market (35CZK):
Dark ruby to black & a thumb-sized, foamy, tan head that settles about 1cm tall with nice lacing.

Dark roasted malts & light, earthy notes with touches of caramel. Some sweetness comes through but nothing too strong, with some milk chocolate and faint coffee notes with roasted grains too.

Earthy malts and dark, roasted flavours that also features some grain & a combination of light chocolate & coffee. A milk chocolate taste towards the middle & touches of hops and light spice, with some caramel sweetness to compliment the malts rounding at the end.

Light medium bodied with a slightly dry taste and a faint tang on the tongue as well. Well carbonated and quite easy to drink with a nice, well-balanced finish.

Drinkable & fairly enjoyable in a average sort of way, probably because of how easy it was to drink. Not the best Czech dark beer but a nice offering with a decent alcohol content & a well-balanced taste.

flyingpig, Apr 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

MrTinnedPEach, Jan 18, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Peter_L, Jan 09, 2014
Photo of MarkoNm
3.63/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A nice dark beer pours with a completely black color and a decent dirty (light brown) head which sticks around. The aroma is surprisingly very gentle, slightly sweet and chocolately (+ some hops). The taste is therefore sweet and chocolatey almost completely without the usual roasted feel. The afterfinish kicks in late with its bitterness.
A very drinkable and easy going beer, with just enough taste.

MarkoNm, Nov 23, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Ciocanelu, Oct 08, 2013
Photo of rudzud
3.45/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thanks to JLindros for sharing this beer.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice clear garnet hue with a nice two finger head that left a thin blanket.

S - Aromas of Czech beer, malts, light cereal grains, light roast.

T - Taste is very cereal and gain, light roast, mostly roast cereal grains.

M - Mouthfeel is a bit thin, light watery notes.

O - Overall I felt this was a solid Czech beer, nice light roast and good grains. Solid.

rudzud, Sep 29, 2013
Photo of jlindros
3.66/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Brought back from Prague a month ago, shared with rudzud.

Nice creamy 1/2 finger slight darker colored head fades slowly with nice lacing, good lacing, somehow clear but very dark burgundy molasses like color.

Nose is good but not great, light tin like lager and dark malt, grainy powdered coffee, syrupy molasses, typical Czech like syrupy root like earthy syrup, mild grassy hops.

Taste is syrupy fair sweetness, syrupy like molasses and earthy root like. Then light syrupy caramel. Little grassy slight earthy hop, fair to mild bitterness but not typical Czech beers, little lager soft feel, little mineral like hint chalk. Finish is dry with more bitter slight caramel and light mineral, decent grassy earthy bitterness.

Mouth is syrupy but not crazy syrupy, somehow a bit thin still, decent carb.

Overall not bad but not as good as the other Czech beers I had.

jlindros, Sep 28, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

ccrida, Sep 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

tzunoi, Sep 19, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

DrewGingras, Sep 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

SoPeL, Aug 12, 2013
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3.53/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

One of the best dark lagers in the world. Problem was that i drink it at temp of 40 C,not so good for dark beers.

A - Foam is almost alive,incredible appearance,incredible foam! Dark ruby color.

S - Coffee at the first place,also dark malt and sweetness.

T/M - Low carbonation,high bitterness,usual for darker beers,but the aroma wasn't that strong as i expected.

O - Really good,worth of trying beer.

djura, Aug 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

ronin926, Jun 20, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

jooj8, Mar 05, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

abcdefghijkyle, Oct 24, 2012
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3/5  rDev -20.4%

warpedrevolution, Aug 15, 2012
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Bernard Cerne from Bernard Family Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 51 ratings.