Bernard Jantarový Ležák 12°
Bernard Family Brewery

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Bernard Family Brewery
Czech Republic
Lager - Vienna
Ranked #88
Ranked #25,993
3.55 | pDev: 17.46%
Jan 22, 2021
Dec 30, 2010
Bernard Jantarový Ležák 12°Bernard Jantarový Ležák 12°
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Photo of jonmikel
3.74/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by jonmikel from Spain

Bought at a Supermarket in Olomouc (Moravia, Czech Republic). 0,5 liter bottle poured into a glass.
-Nice look. Small foam head.
-Usual Pilsener taste and feel.

Jan 22, 2021
3.56 by TheGent from New Jersey on Aug 25, 2018
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4.19/5  rDev +18%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
by BFrederickJudd from Czech Republic

Nice, dark colour. Smells like a nice euro dark lager. Taste nicely malty and hoppy. Overall, it's a good semi-dark Czech lager, would definitely buy again .

Nov 29, 2017
3.94 by raycoll from New York on Sep 13, 2017
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4.72/5  rDev +33%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by monkist from Hungary

Jantarovy Lezák - the way I heard in Prague it means "mixed" beer. In our case it stands for a really well-balanced mix of dark and pale pilsner.
As Czech pilsners (or rather lezák, as they call it) are usually quite mild and low on bitterness and carbonation, this mix also feels extremely smooth. The two different tastes create a quite interesting flavor with on the one hand a little strength in taste but on the other hand immediately light and drinkable.
I found this beer extremely enjoyable and drinkable. It is somehow typically Czech, I feel like being there as I am drinking it. Even though it is a mix, It is very well created to achieve a perfect balance - it is the best of both worlds. Recommend it!

Sep 08, 2017
3.27 by Galijun from Croatia (Hrvatska) on Nov 15, 2016
3.52 by thatsmyspot from Italy on Oct 18, 2016
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3.97/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by SCproUA from Ukraine

quite an interesting taste of beer, but still lacks the richness of taste, seems to me a little bitterness in the taste, aftertaste and a very short, but the cons are not influenced my final grade !!!

Apr 17, 2016
Photo of Dentist666
4.25/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Dentist666 from Russian Federation

12,3% Plato. Poured into lager glass.
Pours dark copper clear beer with thick beige head, good retention.
Aroma - caramel, dust, dough, slightly nutty.
Taste - good portion of caramel, excellent hop finish.
Medium body, creamy, good carbonation.
Outstanding czech amber lager.

Mar 04, 2016
3.22 by Savaseri from Turkey on Dec 12, 2015
3.72 by DOCRW from Washington on Oct 24, 2015
4.03 by Silke_Neryn from Sweden on Sep 16, 2015
3.44 by der_meister from Ukraine on Aug 12, 2015
3.5 by poskok from Croatia (Hrvatska) on Apr 04, 2015
Photo of clarknova
4.37/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by clarknova from Germany

brilliant dark lager with a taste of walnut and chestnut.

Mar 19, 2015
4 by Srecko from Serbia on Oct 11, 2014
3.5 by Iaido from Russian Federation on Sep 19, 2014
3.5 by KristijanG from Slovenia on Aug 21, 2014
3.75 by GregaR on Jul 23, 2014
3 by dcmchew from Romania on Jul 06, 2014
3.5 by TwiggyCZ from Czech Republic on Apr 28, 2014
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3.23/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
by MarkoNm from Slovenia

Pours a completely clear dark ruby color with a heavy, just tiny off-white, head with nice retention.
The aroma is pleasantly malty with some sweet and fruity addition. Also some alcohol smell present.
The taste is quite sweet at first, followed by a quite hard bitterness.
Drinkable and full of taste.

Mar 11, 2014
1 by gnikola from Serbia on Feb 25, 2014
Photo of djura
3.78/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
by djura from Serbia

Bottle 0.5l.
A- Nice big foam,lasting 1 cm.high till the end. Caramel whisky color,clear. Low carbonation.
S- Mostly caramel malt,usual for lager beers.
T/M- Drinkable,good balanced,higher bitterness. Some sweetnes from calamel and burned sugar. Sticky aftertaste.

O- High quality beer. Must try it.

Jan 17, 2014
3.5 by BrazilianAussie from Brazil on Dec 31, 2013
2.5 by pipinmalikonj from Croatia (Hrvatska) on Nov 21, 2013
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3.61/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by jlindros from Massachusetts

Picked up in Prague during my last trip.

Pours a nice creamy 2 finger head with lots of bubbles on top, that fades at a med pace with tons of soapy lacing, over a darker colored hazy mahogany brown beer.

Nose brings a nice aromatic malt aroma, toasty brown malts, hint of caramel and toasted grains, light molasses like sweet addition, and just a touch of toffee, some wheat aromas but a darker toasty brown wheat, and a faint fig like fruitiness, then into grassy hops, milder than most good Czech beers I had, but enough of a hop bite.

Taste starts with some sweet malts, a little syrupy, with caramel, toffee, a molasses flavor with hint of a woodsy dark earthy starch sweetness, a little toasted grain, some biscuit flavors, and plenty of wheat, dark toasted wheat with a little caramelization and sweet candy like flavors, touch of candi sugar like flavor as well. Hops are much lighter too, hint of a grassy earthy hop but barely, just a touch of bitterness, which I guess is more dunkel like but not like most of the good Czech beers I had. Finish on the other hand has more of the bitterness, an earthy almost spicy bitterness, but also a sticky syrup sweet lingering flavor with more toasted wheat, toffee, molasses, and caramel like flavors lingering, little biscuit as well.

Mouth is med bod, little syrupy, lighter but decent carb.

Overall not bad, not at the top of the beers I had from Czech, decent and much better than anyhting else that makes it outside of Czech, fairly tasty but nothing special.

Aug 31, 2013
3.5 by jooj8 from Slovenia on Mar 05, 2013
3.75 by pknyc from New York on Dec 08, 2012
Photo of FLima
3.61/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
by FLima from Brazil

This beer is also called Bernard Amber. It has a ruby dark brown color. Poured a decent thick head that dissipated quick. Low carbonation with tiny bubbles.
Mild aroma of hops and fruits, but once it gets warmer the malt assumes it.
Tastes sweet caramel malt with a mild bitter and dry end. Some hints of spicy and smoked flavor. Good drinkability.

Oct 27, 2012
4 by pappetros from Greece on Aug 13, 2012
3 by Harkrank from Sweden on Dec 23, 2011
Photo of Brabander
3.06/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by Brabander from Netherlands

I bought this bottle two months ago in a German supermarket, nearby the Dutch border.

I am calling this one a dark munich lager beer because this fits the description of this beer the best.

I never saw this beer before so it was something to try. Pouerd it out in my Struise glass. The beer has an amber colour and the head is broken white. This one has the looks. Nice carbonation.

For the rest this is a typical supermarket beer, nothing fancy, just a very drinkable beer.

Nice soft smell of burned malt. It's a bit of a watery beer. Good for warm summerdays.

Dec 30, 2010
Bernard Jantarový Ležák 12° from Bernard Family Brewery
Beer rating: 82 out of 100 with 33 ratings