Bernard Sváteční Ležák 12° | Bernard Family Brewery

Your Rating: None
Want it   Got it 
Bernard Sváteční Ležák 12°Bernard Sváteční Ležák 12°
BA SCORE
3.52/5
Good
87 Ratings
Bernard Sváteční Ležák 12°Bernard Sváteční Ležák 12°
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bernard Family Brewery
Czech Republic
bernard.cz

Style: Bohemian Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Also known as Bernard Celebration Lager

Added by brewdlyhooked13 on 10-15-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#37,451
Reviews:
26
Ratings:
87
pDev:
13.07%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
33
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
View: Beers
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Ratings: 87 |  Reviews: 26
Photo of monkist
4.51/5  rDev +28.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

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!

 1,330 characters

Photo of ManBearPat
4.15/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of NilocRellim
3.42/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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.

 265 characters

Photo of Oleg85
3.35/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Frankgabriel2383
3.52/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dandy14
3.65/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ThisSeasonsWaifu
2.5/5  rDev -29%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of shu_420
3.08/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of mishi_d
3.62/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of steverx8
3.9/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of siosu
3.25/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of AGust82
3.38/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Robertas
3.08/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of josanguapo
3.56/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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.

 168 characters

Photo of PsenicnoCRO
3.13/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of metalni
4.62/5  rDev +31.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SCproUA
3.99/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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 !!!

 165 characters

Photo of Kiro
3.73/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of EOC
3.72/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dentist666
4.24/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

 222 characters

Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
3.34/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kojevergas
2.68/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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

Drinkable in spite of its shortcomings.

C-

131 characters

Photo of DanielCseklye
3.02/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Nesy
3.67/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of bark
3.04/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

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.

 576 characters

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Bernard Sváteční Ležák 12° from Bernard Family Brewery
Beer rating: 3.52 out of 5 with 87 ratings