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

bottled
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RATINGS: 151   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   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


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pivnizub (8750) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - OCT 22, 2012
Lahev: Deep, deep amber coloured with ruby sparks, stable mid-sized creamy tanned head, moderate to solid sweetish toasty, fruity and nutty nose, also with a delicate leathery touch; moderate to solid sweet-bitter flavour, silky MF, soft, chocolatey traces in the drier bitter-sweet and molassy finish. Complex and great…

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Thomasalias (320) - Budapest, HUNGARY - OCT 17, 2012
On tap at Pivo Sörvendéglő, Budapest. Clear, reddish dark-brown color with medium, creamy, light-brown head. Roasted malty, coffee aroma with some smoky flavour. Delicious, malty beer, the hops only play a support role. Dry, light bitter taste. Creamy, light bodied, light carbonated. Smoky, coffee finish. It’s like a light stout. But it also has the typical Czeck flavours too.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
vipinvelp (2078) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - OCT 8, 2012
Very dark brown, almost black. Darker brown foma head, but dissapearing within seconds. Weaker malty aroma with some nuts flavor. Taste is watery, not too much flavor. Pitty. Similar aftertaste is almost not present. (Velp 201210)

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Quack-Duck (7778) - Down South, GERMANY - SEP 25, 2012
bottle from Prague. Deep black colour, mid-sized, creamy beige head. Loads of roasetd malts, coffee, dark chooclate. Smooth and very well balanced.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Iphonephan (3064) - McLean, Virginia, USA - SEP 13, 2012
On tap at the beer museum Prague. Dark cola pour with a thick tan head. Faint chocolate aroma. Quite smooth and balanced.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nisse666 (4102) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 8, 2012
Bottle at GBF 2012-09-07 Göteborg AP: dark brown, cremy beige head AR: roasted malt, chocolate F: roasted malt, chocolate

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
omikr0n (703) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 31, 2012
On tap at Jama restaurant. Pours lovely black with tan head. Aroma is roast, hops, hint of licorice. Taste is coffee, malt, hops, slightly sour.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HopfenWeisse (990) - - JUL 23, 2012
From old backlog. Pitch black colour with one finger head. Aroma roasted. Flavour is roasted, sweet.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
satanda (424) - CZECH REPUBLIC - JUL 22, 2012
Lahváč koupený přímo v pivovaru. Zajímavé černé pivo s přídavkem praženého ječmene. Chuť by mohla být výraznější.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hetyu (115) - HUNGARY - JUL 19, 2012
Bottle - Nearly black with some deep red. Very thin beige head. Combined flavour: roasted and some cherry. Some bitterness and sweetness in the same time. Medium complexity. Liked it.


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