Bernard Sváteční Ležák 12° | Bernard Family Brewery

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Bernard Sváteční Ležák 12°Bernard Sváteční Ležák 12°

Brewed by:
Bernard Family Brewery
Czech Republic

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

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Ratings: 89 |  Reviews: 27
Reviews by jspruit:
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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bought this nice 500ml bottle on trip to Prague for about a euro or so.

Poured with a small head-nice body and smelled like a clean pilsner too. Golden in color and tasted smooth and velvety going down with a hint of hops and floral/citrus tastes.

I would definitely recommend this to someone as

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More User Reviews:
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 ricke
3.4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Serving date: 2009-03-20. Served in wine glass. Best before: 2009-07-30.

A: Crystal clear shiny golden color. Big white and thick head. Very good hear retention. Some lacings.

S: A fair amount of floral hop aromas, grass, nettles, white bread and faint malt sweetness.

T: Sweet malt, slightly caramel-like. Dry hay, grass, floral hops. The hop character is quite enjoyable. Faint bread-like flavors. The finish is somewhat bitter and contains some mineral flavors and mild spices. A very refreshing and fairly balanced taste. Nothing spectacular, but definitely drinkable.

M: Light body, plenty of sharp bubbles from the carbonation.

D: I liked this beer. It's absolutely not spectacular, but it's still rather good. Very refreshing and easy to drink. I quite liked the hop aromas in it, especially in the smell. The taste is perhaps bit too restrained and laid-back. Would have liked a more sturdy malt backbone.

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Photo of olradetbalder
3/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of vinivini
3.94/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Marius
4/5  rDev +13.6%

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.

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Photo of tade
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

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

Photo of rastaman
3.52/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Floral, hoppy and bitter, as a Bohemian Pils should be. Nice soft mouthfeel aswell, with some metallic edges. Quite subtle ina lot of ways and pretty simple, but very enjoyable, and entirely downable, really nice bitterness on the finish, dry finish.

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Photo of Sammy
3.71/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Unpasturized. Delicate. Wisely designed bottle to preserve freshness. Something added to speed up aging, pushing Radek's translation of the description. Initial; great large had. Easy drink. No spectacular appearance and light mouthfeel. Pleasantly aggressive carbonation. Yet the malts and hops and all work gracefully together in a complex drink that grows on you with each sip. Thanks for bringing back Georgina.
She did it again, brought me a bottle back 14 months later. Very good pilsner, noticed aggressive acarbonation and very good malting.lwoered the taste but this fresher bottle was much more creamier head.

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Photo of Ciocanelu
3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

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 Robemaco
3/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of BeerSox
3.2/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

.5l bottle into mug.

Hazy honey color with a light tan thin head that doesn't last long. Sringy lacing makes tiny layers.

Bready malts with a sweet caramel aroma.

Grain and sugary flavors lead off the taste with a little bit of European hop flavor and bitterness coming in. Medium bodied with lower carbonation. The finish consists of lingering hops.

An alright Czech lager, but a departure from the original Pilsner Urquel. Worth a try.

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Photo of jisraelt
3.05/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of dbaker61
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

0.5 L bottle, 5% abv
Appearance: Light yellow color, quick settling head. Left little foam down the glass as I drank it.
Smell: Very nice level of hops aromas. "Clean" is the word which came to mind.
Taste: Excellent level of bittering hops. One of the better Pilseners I have had. A good, strong hop bite.
Mouthfeel: Very clean, astringent. No aftertaste.
Overall: Excellent Pilsener. After trying a couple of other beers, I went back to this one. Very refreshing.

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Photo of Amalak
4/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of UniversitateaDeBere
3.89/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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!

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

Photo of parintele
3.25/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of His_Royal_Hoppiness
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of Ctiry
4.98/5  rDev +41.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Full body taste with a yeasty aftertaste. Decent bitterness. The best pilsener type lager I ever had and this taste is supported by very nice pop top bottle. The shelf is shorter than usual because they do not use pasteurization. It is 7th biggest brewery in Czech republic.

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Photo of Quej
3.23/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A - Very light, and quite carbonated, with a head that quickly dissapates.
S - Mostly metallic scents with a bit of sweet maltiness.
T - Mildly tasty for a pilsener. Some malty sweetness and a very clean finish. Pretty coppery tasting, with no hint of hops and a sweet aftertaste.
M - Light bodied, but not overly so.
D - Very decent, as a good pils should be.

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Bernard Sváteční Ležák 12° from Bernard Family Brewery
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