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

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RATINGS: 163   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


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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheCametron (1800) - - NOV 16, 2012
Keg at Prague Beer Museum. Pours Black/Brown with a thin off-white head. Roasted Malt and caramel. A bit of chocolate. Bitter finish.


3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Geokkjer (5887) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 18, 2014
Can. Pours dark brown with an off-white head. Aroma of malt, some toffee, coffee and fruitiness. Flavor is sweet and malty with some coffee,toffee, caramel and roasted grains. Medium body, average carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
yngwie (13693) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 18, 2014
Can. It pours a clear looking dark brown beer topped by a small, dense, dark beige head. Malty, wort-like aroma with caramel and chocolate note. Some raisins. The flavor too is wortish, with chocolate, raisins and some caramel. Hints of bitterness. Medium body, and a very soft carbonation level, semi-dry, with chocolate, raisins and toffee in the finish. Drinks easy, but it’s rather unexiting. 140118

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Meilby (7752) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 18, 2014
Can 330ml @ Gokkjer
Pours reddish brown with a off-white/tan head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee and caramel. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter. Body is light to medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ruprecht_007 (618) - Cesky Tesin, CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 15, 2014
Barva: černá, pěna hustá, držící!. Vůně: kávově slkadová. Hutné plné tělo, výrazný sladový nástup, v pozadí karamel, přitom pivo nneí přehnaně sladké ani hořké. Chlebová chuť v dozvuku.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
niquillis (932) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 15, 2014
330ml bottle from Beer Dock, Crewe. Pours black brown with tan head. Coffee, roast and good carbonation. Good black lager and very similar to Koestritzer.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (11248) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 5, 2014
Bottle from a shop in Prague. Pours very dark brown with a fizzy tan head. Aroma is faint dark malt. Med minus nbody. Flavor is dark malt and some hop. Pretty good, but it’s a thinnish dark beer. Quite drinkable, but lacks pizzaz.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jamedra (502) - Hostivice, CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 5, 2014
Láhev 330 ml. Aroma je příjemné, kávové s jemnými kvasnicovými podtóny. Pěna je světle hnědá, jemná, vysoká a držící. Barva samotného piva je temná. Chuť je sametové jemná, sladová s jemným obalem mléčné čokolády a lehkými kvasnicovými podtóny. V ústech pivo působí hladce, má plnou chuť, střední říz a je velmi vysoké pitelnosti. Jedná se o velmi dobrý, komerčně dostupný tmavý ležák, který rozhodně nezklame.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Linnet (1121) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - SEP 17, 2014
Aroma lets this beer down, otherwise it both looks good and has a good bitterness and roastiness in an enjoyable balance.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
RichTheVillan (3129) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 8, 2014
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; dark brown pour with a creamy mocha head, sweet brown sugar aroma, taste is sweet caramel, with a hint of roast and some vegetation.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
allmyvinyl (3601) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 6, 2014
330ml bottle from Premium Czech Beers online. Pours black, thin tan head. Light roast and caramel aromas. Taste is more caramel, light nuttiness, light chocolate. Clean finish. Not bad.


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