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

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RATINGS: 132   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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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


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ninecats (54) - Uddevalla, SWEDEN - FEB 13, 2014
Color is dark brown, like coca-cola. Some lacings from a brown foam. Aroma is carefully malty, with burnt caramell, dried fruit and some light hoppiness. Taste is moderate roasted malt, some coffee and hops. Leaning light sourness until a dry finish. Medium, soft body, medium carbo. Quite nice.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
veceo (229) - CROATIA - FEB 5, 2014
Clear dark color, thin tan head. Light body and soft carbonation. Aroma is roasted malt, light chocolate, light fruit. Quite nice.

2.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
SamTheBarrel (317) - Vallentuna, SWEDEN - FEB 5, 2014
330ml aluminium can poured into a lager glass. Appearance is clear brownish black with a medium sized tan head with good retention. Aroma of malt, syrup loaf and a hint of coffee. Flavours of roasted malts, bread, maple syrup and a hint of coffee and liquorice. Taste is medium-light sweet and light bitter. Palate is medium bodied, creamy texture and soft carbonation. Overall a decent affordable Schwarzbier, good aroma but taste is slightly too sweet.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
stouby (3511) - Holbćk, DENMARK - JAN 26, 2014
Can at home from Systembolaget. Clear dark Brown with a small Brown head. Aroma medium malty (roasted). Flavor light sweet, medium bitter from dark malts and hops. Light to medium body.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
djoeye (914) - Tromsř, NORWAY - JAN 21, 2014
0.33L 4.7% alu-can b@Systembolaget Boden (Luleĺ) Sweden. Beige head, almost light brown, lacings, and black-brown body with ruby tones. Scents of caramel malts, toffee, chocolate, grass, dust, hops far back. Tastes dark chocolate, malt, notes of licorice, mild bitterness under it. Creamy feel. Surprisingly short aftertaste, dark chocolate, black syrup, cream. Quite alright, not far from bock I think.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
JimmyBoy74 (109) - Örebro, SWEDEN - JAN 19, 2014
33 cl systembolaget burk. Mörk färg. Doftar julmust. Smakar öl blandat med julmust utan det söta.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tampierre (680) - Pilsen, CZECH REPUBLIC - JAN 9, 2014
Bottled , Prague ,CZ , Malt,roasted,caramel,chcocolate and fruity aroma , Ruby black color with bigger lacing head , Sweet taste with light bitter long finish , Medium body , Soft carbon , Pleasant cerny.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vignale (1808) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 2, 2014
Flaska frĺn SB. Fasta sortimentet dec-13. Julmustfärgad, klar, medelhögt skum som snart försvunnit. Väldigt fina rostade aromer av svart bröd, mörk sirap, kaffe, soja. Lätt kropp, men inte tunn, mycket smak som är välrostad och frisk pĺ samma gĺng. Perfekt balans, lätt beska, viss sötma men den tar inte över. Precis sĺ jag tycker en schwarzbier skall smaka.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
angelkostvo (515) - CZECH REPUBLIC - DEC 1, 2013
Very dark ruby colour, two fingers beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, brown sugar, Taste is light sweet, light bitter. Light to medium body, oily to creamy texture, soft carbonation. Not bad but nothing special

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tderoeck (4069) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 26, 2013
27/X/13 - 33cl bottle @ some holiday residence with my choir - BB: 10/XI/13 (2013-1006) Thanks to Marie for the bottle!

Clear dark brown to black beer, creamy beige irregular head, little stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: grains, hay, some chloride, cow fodder. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: pretty bitter, ashes, grains, hay, cow fodder, burnt toast, bit nutty. Aftertaste: bitter hops, bit of mocha and coffee, dark caramel, hay.


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