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Bernard Dark - Bernard Family Brewery

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BA SCORE
82
good

35 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 35
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 17.73%
Wants: 2
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Bernard Family Brewery visit their website
Czech Republic

Style | ABV
Schwarzbier |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: karait95 on 12-12-2010)
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

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biboergosum

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3.74/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

500ml swing-top bottle. Been a while since I've had a beer from the CR, the country that helped me cut my beer teeth way back in the mid-90s.

This beer pours a clear, very dark ruddy brown hue, with sharp cherry cola highlights, and two hefty fingers of puffy, loosely foamy beige head, which leaves some decent sudsy rock arch lace around the glass as things sink away.

It smells of roasted caramel malt, faint bittersweet powdered cocoa, red wine touched dark muddled fruit, a subtle grainy sourness, and earthy, subdued leafy hops. The taste is more toasted, bready caramel malt, gritty baker's chocolate, sour milk and grain notes, a free-radical earthiness, and some lager-friendly leafy, weedy hops.

The carbonation is fairly restrained, or just inert at times, after that somewhat unexpected initial outburst, the body a bare medium weight, and generally quite smooth, hints of both clamminess and smoothness providing the mindfuck of the day. It finishes a bit off-dry, the roasted character of the malt still most prevalent, abetted by the lingering cocoa, all against the remnants of the weak hops that were.

A pleasant enough dark Euro lager, nicely toasted, and complex by the same sword. Perhaps I'd get a bit tired of the increasingly pithy mouthfeel, but if I recall correctly, switching between this style and the local Pils easily obviated that minor quibble, at least when drinking in Prague.

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3.25/5  rDev -10%

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FLima

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3.68/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Black color with a thick caramel head with good retention and leaving laces.
Aroma of crude malt and hints of caramel and chocolate.
Flavor of toasted malts and earthy and grassy hops. Notes of burnt wood and caramels. Dry aftertaste with a lingering roasted note.
Light to medium body with appropriate carbonation.
Pleasant Schwarzbier, not overly sweet and flavorful. Improves as temperature rises, though not really complex which is part of the style.

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4.93/5  rDev +36.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

When you consider this is a lager type beer than you will be very surpriced by the taste. Intence smell and taste of caramel and a little coffee. Full body taste. There are visible yeasts inside the bottle but the yeasty taste was not recognized. Crispy beer which I love to drink together with a steak from urugay ;) The pop top bottle is very nice. The brery dont pasteurize the beer! On of the best dark lagers wven recognized on World Beer Awards.

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3.16/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3.25

Bottle: embossed 500mL brown bottle, caged top. Standard boring euro label.

Appearance: great appearance - almost pitch black, with subtle brown highlights. A good two-finger tan head emerges, thick and creamy, and drops to a rock one-finger with good retention. Great lacing also.

Aroma: roast malts and some chocolate, some heavy molasses notes too. Quite nice for a dark lager.

Taste: burnt coffee, light sweet chocolate and some standard lager grains. Some amount of fruit behind it too. Not mind-blowing, but quite nice. Carbonation seems a bit low, which is odd.

Aftertaste: dissipates rather quickly, I think due to the lack of carbonation.

Mouth feel: this almost ruined the beer for me. The carbonation is exteremely low for a lager, almost tastes flat. I'm thinking that the jostling it got on its trip from Sydney to Brisbane may not have helped the beer, so I won't pre-judge.

Overall: quite a decent Euro dark lager ruined by the lack of carbonation. It felt flat, which I believe may have been a fault from shipment rather than by the brewer's design, so I won't pass judgement until I try it again.

Serving type: bottle

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Spain

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Bernard Dark from Bernard Family Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 35 ratings.