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

bottled
common

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available

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RATINGS: 146   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   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


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
MarkoNm (409) - Novo mesto, SLOVENIA - MAR 9, 2014
UPDATED: MAR 25, 2014 Pours a very dark, clear color with a medium off-white head and a decent retention. There are some roasted malts in the aroma as well as a little chocolate and what I liked, no coffee. The taste is sweet, roasted only slightly bitter in the aftertaste. Smooth but sadly slightly watery.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Finn (4003) - Tromsř, NORWAY - MAR 7, 2014
Boks 0,33. Spandert av Rune og delt under seanse i WCveien 5 Mar 14. Veldig dyp amber. Hřyt mokkafarget skum med kniplingslacing. Begge deler varer. God sjokoladearoma. Smaken er sjokolade & rřstet malt. Blir litt třrr etter hvert.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Peter_L (587) - SWEDEN - MAR 1, 2014
Burk frĺn SB. Brunsvart vätska med högt kaffefärgat slum. Tydliga dofter av säd och bröd. Även arom av tobak och choklad finns. Bra balanserad smak av maltsötma och beska. Fyllig munkänsla. Nĺr inte riktigt fram till klassledarna men milsvida bättre än ett flertal andra.

2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
elosop (138) - SWEDEN - FEB 21, 2014
Detta är tydligen en schwarzbier enl beskrivningen pĺ RB. Pĺ burken stĺr det Dark Lager. Utseendet är mörkt rödbrun med lite skum. Smaken nästan söt o inte det minsta humlig. Hyggligt lĺng, lite dyig eftersmak. Ej speciellt god för att vara tjeckisk.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KnutAlbert (6013) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 18, 2014
Can from Systembolaget. Cola color. Roasted grain, burned toast, sweet malt. Full flavoured, balanced. A pleasant beer, very decent session stuff. Dry hoppy finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ninecats (102) - 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 (318) - 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 (376) - 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 (3686) - 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 (1207) - 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.


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