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Bernard Jantarový Ležák - Bernard Family Brewery

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Ratings: 17
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.28
pDev: 20.43%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Bernard Family Brewery visit their website
Czech Republic

Style | ABV
Munich Dunkel Lager |  4.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Brabander on 12-30-2010)
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Reviews by jlindros:
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3.59/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked up in Prague during my last trip.

Pours a nice creamy 2 finger head with lots of bubbles on top, that fades at a med pace with tons of soapy lacing, over a darker colored hazy mahogany brown beer.

Nose brings a nice aromatic malt aroma, toasty brown malts, hint of caramel and toasted grains, light molasses like sweet addition, and just a touch of toffee, some wheat aromas but a darker toasty brown wheat, and a faint fig like fruitiness, then into grassy hops, milder than most good Czech beers I had, but enough of a hop bite.

Taste starts with some sweet malts, a little syrupy, with caramel, toffee, a molasses flavor with hint of a woodsy dark earthy starch sweetness, a little toasted grain, some biscuit flavors, and plenty of wheat, dark toasted wheat with a little caramelization and sweet candy like flavors, touch of candi sugar like flavor as well. Hops are much lighter too, hint of a grassy earthy hop but barely, just a touch of bitterness, which I guess is more dunkel like but not like most of the good Czech beers I had. Finish on the other hand has more of the bitterness, an earthy almost spicy bitterness, but also a sticky syrup sweet lingering flavor with more toasted wheat, toffee, molasses, and caramel like flavors lingering, little biscuit as well.

Mouth is med bod, little syrupy, lighter but decent carb.

Overall not bad, not at the top of the beers I had from Czech, decent and much better than anyhting else that makes it outside of Czech, fairly tasty but nothing special.

jlindros, Aug 31, 2013
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A- Nice big foam,lasting 1 cm.high till the end. Caramel whisky color,clear. Low carbonation.
S- Mostly caramel malt,usual for lager beers.
T/M- Drinkable,good balanced,higher bitterness. Some sweetnes from calamel and burned sugar. Sticky aftertaste.

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I bought this bottle two months ago in a German supermarket, nearby the Dutch border.

I am calling this one a dark munich lager beer because this fits the description of this beer the best.

I never saw this beer before so it was something to try. Pouerd it out in my Struise glass. The beer has an amber colour and the head is broken white. This one has the looks. Nice carbonation.

For the rest this is a typical supermarket beer, nothing fancy, just a very drinkable beer.

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Mild aroma of hops and fruits, but once it gets warmer the malt assumes it.
Tastes sweet caramel malt with a mild bitter and dry end. Some hints of spicy and smoked flavor. Good drinkability.

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Bernard Jantarový Ležák from Bernard Family Brewery
78 out of 100 based on 17 ratings.