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

bottled
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common

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RATINGS: 184   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2   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


4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
AlutisLt (56) - Vilnius, LITHUANIA - MAR 2, 2015
Very simple but good dark beer. Nice label and bottle! One of the best from Czech

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
boe_hu (1) - HUNGARY - FEB 19, 2015 does not count
caramel, chocolate, coffee, dark brown, almost black, brown foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, bitter, medium body,. this beer is freaking fantastic. started from the name of it ended at the last sip. it was a great experience. i’m not an expert in beer but I loved Merlin.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
CH-303 (1620) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - FEB 15, 2015
Appearance: Very dark brown, some dark tan head.
Aroma: Malt, brown sugar?
Taste: Malt, sweet, dark fruit.
Bought: Trade with MarkoNm - thanks!, 330 ml
Info: 13/2-2015, BB: 28/2-2015

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
puredelusion (128) - Lviv, UKRAINE - JAN 25, 2015
0,33 bottle. Pours very dark brown, almost black, colour with minimal light brown head. Head is mostly diminishing. Aroma of roast malt, caramel, bread. Flavour is smooth. Intense bready, chocolate, light sweet, sour, low to none bitter. Aftertaste is dry and roasty, coffee, chocolate. Medium to full body, flat carbonation, hazy liquid, oily texture. Very drinkable.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
einherjar (145) - CROATIA - JAN 12, 2015
UPDATED: JUN 18, 2015 Black color with dark beige head. Aroma of roasted caramel, fruits and raisins. Sweet taste, a little bit a coffee, fruits, figs and honey.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rok1024 (1239) - Maribor, SLOVENIA - JAN 11, 2015
Black appearance, medium thin head. Mildly roasted caramel and toffee aromas. Caramel and nutty sweetness. Overall good Schwarzbier.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daniele (6400) - ITALY - JAN 2, 2015
Bottle Scura buona schiuma piuttosto persistente sentori tostati discreta nota maltata caffe cacao amaro amaro medio

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Werckmeister (822) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - JAN 1, 2015
on tap at Pivovarsky Club, Prague. black color, coffee colored head, smells a bit smoky both of roasted malts and of burned grain/malt, a bit sweet too. medium body, taste of light caramel, some malt sweetness but more bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiammanghilla (806) - Genova, ITALY - DEC 23, 2014
Spina @ Kowalski. Scura con bella schiuma pannosa. Si fa bere molto bene, un pň ruvida ma ben tostata e decisa

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Erzengel (5369) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - DEC 22, 2014
Many thanks to my Secret Santa! Dark dry nose. Hints of nuts and coffee. The beer starts deep and intense. Coffee, dark chocolate. Roasted malt, very dry with a smooth and not too intense bitterness. The aftertaste is medium, roasted dry, espresso, dark roasted hazelnuts, dark chocolate. Great!


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