Bernard Nefiltrovaný (unfiltered) | Bernard Family Brewery

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Bernard Family Brewery
Czech Republic

Style: Czech Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Year-round

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Added by stcules on 08-28-2005

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Reviews: 8 | Ratings: 14
Photo of JohnW
3.88/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This 5% unfiltered pilsner style beer was had on tap at the new "Sheffield Tap" pub (Thornbridge Brewery) on Sheffield (UK) Station in South Yorkshire. The pub has this beer and the dark as their regular lager style beers.

Pale colour, almost orange/yellow, very slightly cloudy, and has a dry crisp grassy aroma. The taste is clean, crisp and almost 'biscuity' from the hops and barley - very slightly sweet to start but a very pleasant drying hoppy bitterness in the finish. I light texture but balanced by the fullish flavours.

This is very tasty easy to drink pilnser style, especially so on a hot summer's day and would be more than happy to have two or three more!

B'ham UK Sept 2011

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Photo of chinchill
3.83/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bernard unfiltered kvasnicové 12 (light yeast beer)

a - near clear (surprisingly) yellow golden with plenty of fine carbonation and a durable, but not big, 2-toned head. That is, the outer ring and lacing look white whereas the central part, which is nicely irregular, looks varying shades of light tan.

Aroma: - a fine yeasty and toasted malt aroma

T- surprisingly strong flavor, dominated by a lightly sweet-sour yeasty maltiness at first that is quickly replaced by a bitter hop flavor that lasts a long time after the finish.

M - perfect carbonation and (medium) body; light hop and carbonation tingle

o - a particularly flavorful Czech pilsner well worth seeking ... And truly wonderful with a backdrop of Cesky Krumlov.

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Photo of rarbring
3.93/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

The beer is almost clear deep golden and copper toned, a white solid head leaving good lacing.

The smell is light, green grass and a "hoppiness".

A sweet, pure sugar and white bread, start, a general fresh somber fruitiness, apples and rhubarbs, green grass and good bitterness.

Medium carbonation, small bubbles, smooth texture, a light and fresh body, a soft dry finish.

An easy to drink and well balanced pilsener, very soothing.

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Photo of ReluctantScooper
3.78/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at the Sheffield Tap, People's Republic of South Yorkshire, England.

The standard Bernard beers are good, but the unfiltered just has the edge. Dry and grassy, fair carbonation, all undercut by a slight bready sweetness that could be off-putting but works really well to round the flavours out.

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Photo of StJamesGate
4.17/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Porterhouse Czech Festival.

Pours gold with a tight white carpet head. Giant grassy hop nose with some wax. Sweet grain, a lactic hit, Zatec spice hit, some soap, and long lingering bite. Soft, round, very dry, and light.

Not positive I had the unfiltered version, as it was labeled just "Bernard", but based on some poor reviews for the bottled brew, and the yeasty nose, I'm taking an educated guess.

A prime Czech pils. I'd drink it any day.

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Photo of soulgrowl
3.84/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This looks just about as good as a pilsner can look - a meringue head, solid and creamy with excellent retention, crowning a golden and slightly misty body. Pretzels, popcorn, cashews, and butterscotch in the nose suggest a beer made for snacking. The flavor is crisp and bright, malt-forward and crackery with white bread nuances. Delectably citric and bitterly dry, but there is a lingering doughy quality in the finish. A very nice beer - but not quite as characterful as the unfiltered Budvar I had a few hours ago.

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Photo of bark
4.2/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The colour is medium gold; the liquid is a bit hazy. The white head is high and firm. Some lacing occurs.

The smell is complex with quite a lot of yeast. Some sourish notes, some sweet bread-loaf-dough. And some mild bitterness too.

The taste is complex: Earthy motes, yeast, minerals, and a slowly growing bitterness that is delicate and balanced. The aftertaste got even more of those yeasty/earthy flavours with a distinct hint of butter in the finish.

The carbonation is a little milder than most Czech pilseners, and the liquid is a little thick.

I can understand if some drinkers experiences this unfiltered variation of the pale Bernard pilsner as "unclean" or perhaps even "skunky" but I thought it was a very interesting and elegant beer.

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Photo of stcules
3.33/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pale orange color, quite hazy appearance. Beautiful head, very creamy and persistent, white.
The smell is malty, with yeast. And a very light fruity note on the background.
The taste is quite yeasty too, on a malty background, obviously. Again a light unripe fruitiness. And behind, a good bitterness.
Overall, wel balanced.
Medium light body, quite sparkling on palate and tongue.
In the aftertaste, a good grassy bitterness, with average longstanding. Quite good.

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Bernard Nefiltrovaný (unfiltered) from Bernard Family Brewery
3.81 out of 5 based on 14 ratings.
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