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Brewed by Pivovar Protivín (Pivovary Lobkowicz)
Style: Schwarzbier
Protivín, Czech Republic

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RATINGS: 156   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Original. Merlin je výjimečný ležák, který lze pro jeho velmi tmavou barvu označit za opravdu černé pivo. Náš sládek jej vaří podle speciální receptury a při jeho výrobě používá vedle tří druhů sladu, křišťálově čisté vody z hlubinného jezera a kvalitního chmele rovněž pražený ječmen. Výsledkem je magická kombinace chutí s výraznou hořkostí připomínající stout, kterou ocení každý opravdový znalec.
12.8°

http://www.pivo-merlin.cz


3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Linnet (1103) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - SEP 17, 2014
Aroma lets this beer down, otherwise it both looks good and has a good bitterness and roastiness in an enjoyable balance.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
RichTheVillan (2901) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 8, 2014
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; dark brown pour with a creamy mocha head, sweet brown sugar aroma, taste is sweet caramel, with a hint of roast and some vegetation.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
allmyvinyl (3351) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 6, 2014
330ml bottle from Premium Czech Beers online. Pours black, thin tan head. Light roast and caramel aromas. Taste is more caramel, light nuttiness, light chocolate. Clean finish. Not bad.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tommann (2715) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 5, 2014
330ml bottle. Pours very dark brown with a medium head. Aroma is nutty chocolate, caramel and coffee. Taste is watery with caramel to start and coffee on the finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
HammerTroll (493) - Pula / Zagreb, CROATIA - AUG 6, 2014
Extremely dark, small tan head. Aroma of coffee, roasted malt, hints of hoppiness. Medium sweet, nice coffee finish. Watery texture, average carbonation. Nice schwarzbier.
(Vinarija Terraneo 0,33l bottle)

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bygers (777) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 26, 2014
Can 0,33l. Pours a dark brown with medium tan head. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malts and nuts. Taste of chocolate, nuts, malts and caramel. Light to medium body. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blackisle (703) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - JUL 26, 2014
Bottle 33cl. Opaque ruby brown color, one finger creamy light brown head, lasts for a while, good lacing; aroma roasted sweet malts, coffee, caramel, chocolate; smooth sweetbitter taste, dark chocolate, coffee; medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation; palate mild bittersweet, bit watery, but with lingering bitterness in the aftertaste. Somewhat porter-like beer

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rockana (228) - Zadar/Zagreb, CROATIA - JUL 25, 2014
Pours dark brown with medium tan head. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malts, some nuts. Light to medium body. Nice one.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
ClubGonzo (4024) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 24, 2014
Can. Dark ruby-hued brown body, medium creamy off-white head. Nose is metallic tones of chocolate, grains and hints of nuts and straw. Taste is chocolate, grains, mild caramel and hints of straw and bitter grass. Light to medium body, medium carbonation. Fair enough dunkel, but nothing remarkable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vaiz (3349) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUL 13, 2014
Bottle at a camping in Hungary. Black pour, foamy tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, licorice, sugars, some caramel and slightly spicy. Flavor is slightly bitter, slightly sweet and in a nice balance. A bit thin, but well drinkable.


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