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

bottled
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RATINGS: 166   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


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thomat (2167) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 30, 2014
On tap @ CBF 14. Dark reddish brown with a tiny tan head. Malty and toffee tones. malt, caramel and hops. Medium body with a nice bitter sweet finish.

3.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KatL80 (17) - Britton, Michigan, USA - MAY 28, 2014
Clear red brown pilsner. Mild aroma of toasted malt. Smooth, long-lived flavor toasted nut, coffee and licorice tones. Moderate bitterness on aftertaste. Buttery mouth feel.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Splitenz (331) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 27, 2014
As I am not too overly fond of pilsners, some of my favorite Czech beer experiences were beers like this. A ruby beer with a roasted malt, toasted bread aroma, it tastes like well roasted malt, maybe pumpernickel, coffee, chocolate and toffee. A little watery, it goes down really well, specially alongside amazing Czech gulash or potato soup!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CanCrusher (670) - Ilirska Bistrica, SLOVENIA - MAY 20, 2014
Bottle 0,33L. Dark, ruby brown - chessnut colour with large, creamy, light brown head. Aroma of roasted malts, caramel, chocolate, cappucino. Taste starts slightly acidic with coffee, chocolate and cacao on tongue, while finish is medium bitter. Medium to full body, texture somewhere between watery and oily, soft carbonation.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
VsXsV (2454) - Linköping, SWEDEN - MAY 20, 2014
Can. Opaque black liquid with small to medium tan head. Aroma of pumpernickel, chocolate, butter, bread, biscuit and caramel. Taste is light sweet and light bitter with notes of butter, pumpernickel and biscuit. Light to medium bodied with low to medium carbonation. Diacetyl.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pilsnerrogge (2537) - Finspĺng, SWEDEN - APR 12, 2014
Canned:
Eye: Dark brown with a large, fluffy head.
Nose: Dark fudge, chocolate, brownies.
Mouth: Smooth and dry.
Tongue: Roasted malt, coffee, fudge, chocolate.
Brain:A very pleasant beer hidden in a cheap-looking can!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
mataipeter (28) - - APR 4, 2014
Nice color, sweet aroma and great head... malt taste and nice bitterness, not too strong though

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Furseth (1985) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - APR 4, 2014
Can: Black colour, big brown head. Aroma is dominated of caramelly, coffee, cocoa,, sweet maltynes. Flavor had a thin mouth feeling of, coffee, caramelly, burned popcorn, cola,thin body, medium bitter coffee, finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmgreenuk (4988) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 3, 2014
Tap at the Prague Beer Museum at Náměstí Míru Prague. Poured a clear dark brown with a long lasting off white head and a little broken lace. The aroma is sugary burnt caramel treacle and roasted malt. The flavour is medium bitter with a roasted malt hop light liqourice bitter palate and a long butterscotch toffee bitter finish. Medium bodied with average carbonation.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rune (8497) - Tromsř, NORWAY - MAR 9, 2014
330ml can provided by djoeye. Clear rosewood coloured body. Slowly diminishing tan-coloured head. Spotty lacing. Roasted dark malty nose joined by dried fruits. Roasted malty flavours, hints of prunes. Bittersweet malty end, ashy dry. Medium bodied. True to the style (shared with Finn, Tromsř 05.03.2014).


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