Bernard Dark | Bernard Family Brewery

Bernard DarkBernard Dark
BA SCORE
53.6%
Liked This Beer
3.74 w/ 69 ratings
Bernard DarkBernard Dark
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bernard Family Brewery
Czech Republic
bernard.cz

Style: Schwarzbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by karait95 on 12-12-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#23,585
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
69
Liked:
37
Avg:
3.74/5
pDev:
14.97%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
19
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 69 |  Reviews: 12
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4.43/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Latarnik
3.46/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Inaya
4.48/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

One of the best dark beers I've drunk...

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Photo of innominat
3.47/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of josip990
4.18/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Kiro
3.87/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dentist666
4.28/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12,5 % Plato.
Poured into lager glass.
Pours dark reddish/brown beer with thick bubbly beige head, long retention.
Smell - bready, toasted, sauerkraut.
Taste - toasted malts, rye bread, nuts, pleasant bitter finish.
Light body and medium carbonation.
Excellent czech dark lager.

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Photo of davidperez
4.2/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served in a hefeweizen glass, it pours a very dark brown with some red hues when seen against the light, with a two-finger head, sudsy, foamy, with excellent retention. Actually this is one of the nicest heads I've seen in a lager. Good lacing too.

Nice bouquet. Chocolate, toffee, caramel, roasted malts.

The flavor follows the nose. You can taste all those flavors perfectly blended in, rich and rounded beer. There is also a hint of dark fruits and cherry, and at first a metallic flavor but it faded rather quickly. The roastiness blazes the path to the bitterness in this beer, balancing the upfront multifaceted sweetness. There is also a slight earthy quality to its bitterness. Nice amount of carbonation. Long finish, medium to full body, smooth.

A very nice beer.

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Photo of Lipa
3.63/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Robertas
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bark
3.01/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

The colour is dark brown (90 EBC), the liquid is clear. The two finger head is pale brown and compact; it sinks quite quickly leaving no lacing.

The smell is roasted with notes of grilled meats, chocolate, weak coffee. Charcoal and dried red berries. Metallic bitterness in the background. It is a bit weak.

The taste is smooth, just like an černý is supposed to be... Medium sweet roasted malts, smooth chocolate and a touch of coffee. Light body. The aftertaste brings more (dark) chocolate, BBQ spices, caramel and mature plums. The finish is a bit sticky with coffee-toffee, floral hops and hints of black pepper.

The carbonation is medium strong, the many small bubbles are long-lived. The liquid is smooth.

Not bad at all, but I want my černý even smoother.

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Photo of BrazilianAussie
3.73/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Silke_Neryn
4.09/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of clarknova
4.46/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

This is a first class Schwarzbier with an intense aroma of coffee and roasted malts. Very malty in taste but balanced enough to be a refreshing beer. Overall a full-bodied masterpiece.

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Photo of grga
3.56/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of headlessparrot
3.71/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RMentair
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of parintele
3.26/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Alextat
4.03/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of CorgiDad
3.44/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GRUUMSH
3.78/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NeilSilber1
3.61/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LiliGrigorova
4.5/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

The design of the bottle is great.

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Photo of Gakusei
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Etrusco
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Bernard Dark from Bernard Family Brewery
Beer rating: 53.6% out of 100 with 69 ratings
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