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

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RATINGS: 164   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. Nᚠsládek 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


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vignale (2184) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 2, 2014
Flaska från 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 på samma gång. Perfekt balans, lätt beska, viss sötma men den tar inte över. Precis så jag tycker en schwarzbier skall smaka.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
angelkostvo (685) - 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 (5148) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ferencmato (47) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - NOV 14, 2013
Bottle 330ml. Pours almost black, with thin beige head. Aroma of blueberries and coffee. Pretty weak taste - some coffee, bread, plums maybe. Feels watery and overcabonated. Ashy, bitter aftertaste. Not for me.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ingevara (816) - SWEDEN - NOV 13, 2013
Very dark. Hints of smoky stouts, but lighter in the body. Toffee, resin, bitter coffee and dried fruit. A bit too carbonated.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
NordicV (1223) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - NOV 12, 2013
Burk på Systembolaget. Mörkt brun, nästan svart öl med ett ljusbrunt skum. Lätt dammighet i doften tillsammans med kola och lätt rostad maltighet. Rostad malt, lättare toner av choklad och rostad malt. Inte så rostad som flera andra mörka tjeckiska lageröl jag druckit.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Gorgosh (274) - - NOV 11, 2013
En klunk och sedan är faktum konstaterat. De kan inte göra god mörk lager i Tjecken - heller.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cunningham (4914) - Halden, NORWAY - NOV 4, 2013
Almost pitch black color with a nice creamy tan head. Good lacing. Mild aroma with some dark malt, roasted malt and mild chocolate. Medium body with a moderate sweetness and a mild bitterness. Pleasant mild flavor with roasted malt, some chocolate and mild fruity. Quite pleasant and easy drinkable Schwarzbier. Especially from a can.
[Can from Systembolaget in Strömstad, Sweden]

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fellebag (908) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 29, 2013
33cl can. Small brown head. Dark brown color. Aroma is dark bread, sugar and chocolate. Licorice, chalk and roasted chocolate malt for taste.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Cool_Bond (1570) - Kung av Öl @ Facebook, SWEDEN - OCT 29, 2013
Light aroma of dark malt. Thin flavor of roasted malt. But still pretty dull in taste. I had assumed power in this beer. But there was not. Weak taste. Follow me @ Kung av öl @ Facebook for more pictures and ratings.


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