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

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RATINGS: 152   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


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lusikka (6208) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 11, 2011
330 ml bottle.
Pours a pitch black colour with a beautiful brown head. Aroma of roasted malts and milk chocolate. Flavour of roasted malts, milk chocolate, mild coffee and sweet fruits. Medium bodied with smooth carbonation and a dry roasty finish. Low ABV and loads of flavour.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
olio (6144) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 7, 2013
33 cl bottle.
Originally rated on 20110312.
Pours dark brown, almost black color with a small head. Aroma of bready malts, dark fruits, yeast, caramel and brown sugar. Flavor of sweet dark malts, caramel, sugar and licorice notes.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KnutAlbert (6067) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 18, 2014
Can from Systembolaget. Cola color. Roasted grain, burned toast, sweet malt. Full flavoured, balanced. A pleasant beer, very decent session stuff. Dry hoppy finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Camons (5885) - Hasselager, DENMARK - JUL 29, 2011
Bottle @ Oasen, Praque. Pours dark brown, reddish tone, with a creamy tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, caramel, light smoke. Taste is roasted mal, caramel, dried fruit. Medium body, soft carbonation, dry finish. 290711

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Borup (5824) - Albertslund, DENMARK - AUG 7, 2011
Bottle. Black colour with a large beige head. Aroma and flavour of roasted malt, caramel, fruit and licorice.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ogivlado (5672) - Zagreb, CROATIA - MAY 25, 2011
Bottled 330ml. -Courtesy of heavy (thanks!). Black coloured, medium sized brown head, sweet roasty nose. Roasted malt, burnt sugar and dried fruits with notes of coffee and hops. Roasty but a bit too sweet finish. All in all good beer.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
larsniclas (5596) - Billdal, SWEDEN - SEP 14, 2013
Canned from Systembolaget Black with a medium, tan head. Sweet aroma with loads of brown sugar with sourish note. Dry cocoa and brown sugar in the flavour,

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ekstedt (5412) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 16, 2013
Can (33 cl) from Systembolaget. CLear deep chestnu brown, large beige head. Roasted ash tray aroma with some sugary notes. Light to medium bodied, chewy, low carbonation. Semi dry with medium bitterness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnar (5262) - Sandnes, NORWAY - MAR 8, 2011
On tap @ Prague Beer Museum. Pours black as Coke with a big creamy tanned head. Aroma of dark malts, light roasted coffee. Taste of light burnt malts, dark caramel. Dry mouthfeel. Lingering light bitter chocolate aftertaste.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - FEB 11, 2011
Draft @ Prague Beer Museum. Lovely black. Rich malty aroma. Really ideal flavors are pure, excellent black lager goodness.


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