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

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RATINGS: 178   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
stouby (3872) - 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 (2141) - 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 (347) - 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 (951) - 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 (2379) - 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 (793) - 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 (5696) - 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 (832) - 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 (1293) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - NOV 12, 2013
Burk pĺ 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 sĺ rostad som flera andra mörka tjeckiska lageröl jag druckit.


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