Bernard Světlý Ležák 11° | 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): 4.70%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Globetrotter on 08-13-2004

BEER STATS
Ratings:
59
Reviews:
20
Avg:
3.39
pDev:
13.86%
 
 
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1
Gots:
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Ratings: 59 |  Reviews: 20
Photo of TwiggyCZ
3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +25.4%

Photo of Peter_L
4.5/5  rDev +32.7%

Photo of dcmchew
3.57/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of Ciocanelu
2.75/5  rDev -18.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of NandoPereira
3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of SoPeL
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of Beerman1977
3/5  rDev -11.5%

Photo of hansavijaticar
3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of tempest
3.3/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Picked up a .5L swingtop from EuroMarket in Astoria. It poured a tall white head that left a little lacing and had a sweet bready aroma with a hint of cider. The malts are bland in the flavor, but there is a very pleasant, smooth spicy hop bitterness that quickly takes over and drowns out the sugary malt. It's drinkable, but I'd like a more barley-like taste before those lovely hops roll in. Maybe the bottle's old or been abused, but there's no dating or dust of the bottle, so I'll assume the best. Not a bad beer, but I'd certainly prefer a Pilsner Urquell.

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Photo of braugon
3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +25.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +32.7%

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4/5  rDev +18%

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3/5  rDev -11.5%

Photo of twiggamortis420
3.55/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle without a freshness date. Pours a mostly clear, dark gold color with a thin, bubbly white head. Retention is poor and does not give much of a chance for lacing.

Nose is pleasantly grainy with a light touch of floral hops. Not much though, I could certainly use some more cones here.

Taste is not bad, lacks some saaz hop flavoring, but has a nice, leafy bitterness on the finish that grabs on well. Grains are honeyed with a little bit of toast, which explains the darker color of this pilsner. A little undercarbonated and not as crisp as I would like, but on the other hand it has a full body and plenty of flavor. This is a pretty tasty, albeit not very classical, take on the style. Worth a purchase if you know you are getting it fresh.

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3.08/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a green 12 oz. bottle. Has a golden color with a small head. Smell is grainy and skunky. Taste is crisp, malts up front and finishing bitter. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and has average drinkability. Overall I would consider this a decent brew.

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Photo of emerge077
2.34/5  rDev -31%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Venturing a guess that this is the beer I just had. 12 oz. green bottle, "Bernard" 4.7% Czech Pils. On special for $2.50 at Underbar.

Poured into a tiny juice glass, in homage to my favorite haunt, Johnnie's Lounge. Golden body, tiny carbonation streams. A flaccid skim of foam that barely covers the surface. Dull grain and sweet corn aroma. Sweet taste of corn and mushy, overcooked vegetable and grain water. Body is fuller than the average lager, not crisp, pretty wet and slick feeling. Carbonation does nothing to clean the palate, instead the vegetal corniness hangs around, tasting unpleasant. One and done, won't be trying this again.

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3.27/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

500 ml green bottle, as Bernard Lager, now available in Norway at REMA 1000 stores. ABV is 4.5%. Golden colour, moderate white head of poor retention . Fairly nice aroma of Zatec (Saaz) hops, notes of grass, hints of honey. The flavour is fairly malty for a pilsener, and the hops are slightly better than average. Moderately bitter aftertaste.

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3.87/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Thanks again to piwoski for the hook-up.

Poured from a green twelve ounce bottle.

Pours a pale yellow with very light to nonexistent bubbling and no head and very, very little foam. The aroma was faint dry malt and drywall. Not overpowering, just sort of here and there beneath the surface. The taste is a refreshingly thirst quenching dry pale and pilsner malt with some very faint herbal hops. Very easy to drink beer.

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3.93/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

I picked up a bottle of this at Thirsty's in York, PA. Poured cold into a lager mug.
A - Light amber lager the shade of apple cider, maybe a tad lighter, with a thin whit 1/4 inch of head.

S - Yeasty w/ a trademark Czech aroma - light skunkiness gentle hop odor.

M - An average extra fizzy effervescence at first w/ a slightly bitter hop tinge and clean finish w/ a malty tinge.

T - A fresh malt fullness with an herbal sweet hop that has a grassy ting that makes the malt seem lightly dry, yet smooth w/ a gentle creamy aspect. Very mild yet full tasting w/ similarities to a Helles as others mentioned. Nice hop flavor w/ a noble hop character and greal malt.

D - A very tasty lager w/ character that most aren't capable of reproducing. Malty w/ an herbal hoppiness. Very quaffable w/ session strength went well w/ my six cheese pizza

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Bernard Světlý Ležák 11° from Bernard Family Brewery
3.39 out of 5 based on 59 ratings.
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