Bernard Celebration Lager | Bernard Family Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bernard Family Brewery
Czech Republic
bernard.cz

Style: Czech Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by brewdlyhooked13 on 10-15-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
42
Reviews:
9
Avg:
3.33
pDev:
13.81%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
21
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 42 |  Reviews: 9
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3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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3.08/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev -9.9%

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4/5  rDev +20.1%

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3.08/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.2/5  rDev -3.9%
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 -8.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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4/5  rDev +20.1%

Photo of Ctiry
4.98/5  rDev +49.5%
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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3/5  rDev -9.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +12.6%

Photo of SchmichaelJ
3.75/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Presentation: 500 ml bottle, with a resealable cap.

This bottle of Bernard was yet another gift from a friend visiting the Czech Republic. After popping off the top, champagne style, the beer poured a frothy, cloudy, light amber color with a huge head. A somewhat strange foam was left after a few minutes, but the active carbonation highlighted the nice yeasty suspension. A light, sweet malt smell greeted the nose, along with some citrus elements. Above average smell for a pilsner. The hops mark their presence a bit more in the taste. The same light malt foundation remains, but a crisp bitterness creeps in after some time. A sharp but delicate taste lingers, not overpowering but subtly present between sips. For all its good qualities, the champagne appearance comes up thin in the mouthfeel. I hoped to avoid a club soda feel, but the Bernard body is a little light, despite the delicate character or taste. Nonetheless, the Bernard Celebration Lager was tasty and very easy to drink. I can easily imagine myself in a Czech pub having several of these, even if it isn't the best Bohemian lager/pilsner out there.

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3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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4/5  rDev +20.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +12.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +12.6%

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3.04/5  rDev -8.7%
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.

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3.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev +12.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

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3.68/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I've always found the famous Czech lagers very disappointing - the trip to Australia in green glass results in them tasting soapy. Not so with this beer, which was far fresher. Good head with nice lacing, and died down to a thin foam after a minute. Pleasant golden colour, and a smell that nicely blended honey sweetness with noble hop aroma. The taste was malty without the honey sweetness that can sometimes be evident in beers of this type, with a great mouthfeel. Very drinkable. I'll certainly go back to this beer, and it's nice to finally have a Czech lager worth buying all the way down here.

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3/5  rDev -9.9%

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3.72/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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