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

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RATINGS: 201   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2/5   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Radek Kliber (7115) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUN 9, 2011
On tap at Prague Beer festival 2011
Aroma sweet brown aromas, aromatic hop on side. Slightly too sweet.
Appearance dark brown brew with medium creamy top. Wall hugging lace.3+
Flavor and Palate : medium bodied. Plums , raisin with sweet grainy-earthy follow up. Fine but not very refined. Chalky finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cunningham (6903) - 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]

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SaintMatty (6734) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - AUG 22, 2013
330ml Can- Dark brown, almost black in colour. Coffee, raisins and roasted malt in the aroma. Roasted and slightly fruity taste with coffee, chocolate and raisins detected.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KnutAlbert (6675) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
larsniclas (6659) - 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AndySnow (6596) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - MAY 11, 2013
Draught. Black colour with a tan head. Fruity malt aroma. Flavour is malty, caramel.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
RichTheVillan (6511) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ekstedt (6489) - 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.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
McTapps (6448) - Reutlingen, GERMANY - JUL 10, 2014
Bottle from trade with mmahut - many thanks Marek! The beer pours out in a deep black colour with low head and medium body. Aroma of malt and roasted grains. Taste of grains, bread, malt and torf. Thin and rotten finish. Not my kind of beer.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
MichaelAwesome (6427) - Wanne-Eickel, GERMANY - JUL 10, 2014
Quite a simple black one with an easy going soul. Some coffee mixed up with a bit of caramel and bit chicken broth. Not that bad but nothing special at all.


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