Bernard Sváteční Ležák 12°
Bernard Family Brewery

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Bernard Family Brewery
Czech Republic
Pilsner - Bohemian / Czech
Ranked #232
Ranked #27,030
3.53 | pDev: 13.03%
Oct 17, 2021
Oct 15, 2003
Bernard Sváteční Ležák 12°Bernard Sváteční Ležák 12°
Notes: Also known as Bernard Celebration Lager
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3.45 by Catalinmunteanu from Romania on Oct 17, 2021
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3.53/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
by jonmikel from Spain

Bought at a Supermarket in Olomouc (Moravia, Czech Republic). 0,5 liter bottle poured into a mug.
-Golden pale colour. Small foam head
-Pilsener taste
-Bitter aftertaste


Feb 13, 2021
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3.94/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by TexasVodnik from Texas

Color is a perfect medium amber. Smell slightly hoppy and metallic. Taste is great slightly sweet at first then turns to the bitterns of a Pilsner. All of the the taste buds are at work on the pallet. Over all a very good beer. Highly recommended.

Jan 03, 2020
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3.45/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
by Beginner2 from Illinois

With its classy pop-top, this seems to be a classic of the style... but not much better than today's average.
It is a good-Looking pils with an orange-ish tinge to the yellow clarity. Smells are classic of malts and Czech hops. It is hard for me to get excited about the Taste because the hops for me are too strong. Also, too dry in the mouth to enjoy with food.

On the list of "1001 Beers To Drink Before You Die", the list would be better without it. Bernard has poor distribution in the U.S. and there are plenty of Bohemian pilseners on the list than to also have this Bernard that is only average in Taste.

May 07, 2019
4.02 by dpagesch from Florida on Nov 18, 2018
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3.29/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
by DrMullet from Florida

Pours a clear light copper/orange color with minimal lacing.
Smell is pilsner. Straw and grass with a few floral notes.
Taste is malty and copper/metallic.
Finishes bitter and slightly spicy.

Nov 04, 2018
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4.51/5  rDev +27.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
by monkist from Hungary

Wow, what a color for a lager - or I wanted to say, for a LEZÁK, because that's what we got here ladies and gentlemen, a real Czech lezák. I heard about and drank Celebration Ales but never a Celebration Lager so I'm overwhelmed how good a Czech beer can be! Truly (Czech) hoppy in both the nose and the taste, and I'm emphasizing "Czech hoppy" here because the Saaz/Zatec hops are one of a kind, and even if they are used anywhere else in the world, they never taste this good as they do here in the Czech Republic, in Czech Beers. I am happy for its hoppiness, even for its slightly dry hop bitterness - because all is SO CZECH. Damn.
All the hops and the malts in this beer just reminds me of the breweries in Prague where they brew the beer right in front of you, where you soak all the raw hops and malts into yourself and enjoy their freshness like nowhere else! The pearls of smooth natural carbonation running along the side of the glass make the beer feel so typical Czech, so easy to drink and the flavor is just inimitable.
Unfortunately my limited knowledge doesn't let me express the greatness of the Czech lezáks, all I can say that it is worth to try this beer. This is no mistake a Cebration beer, it is a celebration of the greatness of Czech lezáks, Czech hops and good beer. Wish this glass would never end!

Aug 17, 2018
4.15 by ManBearPat from Colorado on May 11, 2018
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3.42/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
by NilocRellim from Minnesota

Clear amber colour. Bittering hop aromas and lager yeasts. Light pale malts, light bitterness, a little sweet but overall underwhelming and average. A very easy drinker, goes down sessionable. Clean and well made. Clean water. Bit of a cling/coating on the palate.

Mar 31, 2018
3.35 by Oleg85 from Russian Federation on Mar 30, 2018
3.52 by Frankgabriel2383 from Dominican Republic on Dec 28, 2017
3.65 by dandy14 from Brazil on Oct 27, 2017
2.5 by ThisSeasonsWaifu from Sweden on Jun 18, 2017
3.08 by shu_420 from Romania on May 17, 2017
3.62 by mishi_d from Romania on Apr 14, 2017
3.9 by steverx8 from England on Apr 07, 2017
3.25 by siosu from Sweden on Nov 12, 2016
3.38 by AGust82 from Connecticut on Oct 20, 2016
3.08 by Robertas from Lithuania on Sep 15, 2016
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3.56/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by josanguapo from Spain

From XXXII. In Bavaria glass. After dinner. Although this unfiltered beer has much more aroma and (herbal) taste, I still prefer the profile that american hops provide.

Jul 04, 2016
3.13 by PsenicnoCRO from Croatia (Hrvatska) on May 06, 2016
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3.99/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by SCproUA from Ukraine

Average beer without the frills, all on a solid average rating, a slight, perfectly quenches thirst, do not want nothing to distinguish separately, you can drink !!!

Apr 16, 2016
3.73 by Kiro from Russian Federation on Mar 25, 2016
3.72 by EOC from Mexico on Mar 24, 2016
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4.24/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Dentist666 from Russian Federation

12,3% Plato.
Poured into lager glass.
Pours clear golden with nice white head, good retention.
Fresh aroma of hay, malts, grassy hops.
Taste - malts, slightly metallic, slightly sulphuric, generously hopped.
Light, creamy.

Mar 03, 2016
3.34 by Taphouse_Traveler from Florida on Feb 19, 2016
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2.68/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3
by Jugs_McGhee from Texas

Surprisingly bitter for a Czech lager...overhopped. Hints of a metallic off-character.

Drinkable in spite of its shortcomings.


Feb 03, 2016
3.02 by DanielCseklye from Belgium on Jan 27, 2016
3.67 by Nesy from Mexico on Dec 13, 2015
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3.04/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25
by bark from Sweden

The colour is pilsner-yellow (5 EBC), the liquid is clear. The three finger head is white and airy, it sinks quite quickly leaving no lacing.

The smell is sweet with distinct floral hops and a touch of orange juice.

The taste is bitter-sweet and clean. Floral bitterness. French bread and biscuits. Medium body. The aftertaste got growing bitterness, green plants and red appels. Bread-like sweetness in the finish and hints of toffee.

The carbonation is strong, the small bubbles are long-lasting. The liquid is quite sticky.

A very sweet average Czech pale pilsner.

Nov 09, 2015
3.05 by jisraelt from Dominican Republic on Oct 27, 2015
3.98 by Silke_Neryn from Sweden on Sep 15, 2015
3.94 by vinivini from Belarus on Jun 04, 2015
3.02 by thatsmyspot from Italy on May 21, 2015
3.25 by RMentair from Panama on May 20, 2015
3.25 by parintele from Romania on Mar 27, 2015
3.5 by CorgiDad from Mississippi on Feb 01, 2015
3.89 by UniversitateaDeBere from Romania on Jan 30, 2015
3.5 by Etrusco from Brazil on Jan 12, 2015
Bernard Sváteční Ležák 12° from Bernard Family Brewery
Beer rating: 81 out of 100 with 93 ratings