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

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RATINGS: 156   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. Nᚠsládek 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


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
rozsoma (492) - HUNGARY - JUN 26, 2011
A csodák csodája vagy a nagy varázsló. Nyomokban valami ilyesmi!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Psytron (1320) - Turku, FINLAND - APR 13, 2013
Smell of roasted barley. Very dark brown, brown head. Roasted, almost porter-like. One could briefly even assume it is one. Aroma of cocoa, chocolate, roasted malt, ash.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Alusmamuts (282) - LATVIA - APR 21, 2013
Dark, almostvblack with brown cup. Roasted cofee and chocolade notes, medium bitterness and some soreness in taste.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CanCrusher (642) - Ilirska Bistrica, SLOVENIA - MAY 20, 2014
Bottle 0,33L. Dark, ruby brown - chessnut colour with large, creamy, light brown head. Aroma of roasted malts, caramel, chocolate, cappucino. Taste starts slightly acidic with coffee, chocolate and cacao on tongue, while finish is medium bitter. Medium to full body, texture somewhere between watery and oily, soft carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
seritomi (297) - HUNGARY - APR 15, 2012
Gyönyörű ében fekete hozzá kávébarna hab. Tejkaramell illatú ami mögött gyümölcsös, cukros illatok gyülekeznek. Íze viszont lazább a vártnál nem túlzóan édes vagy testes. Selymes könnyen gurul. A vége felé előjön egy kávés, hamus kettős. Keserű és picit savanykás befejezés keserédes felütéssel. Nagyon jó és a Strong verzió még jobb.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Splitenz (331) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 27, 2014
As I am not too overly fond of pilsners, some of my favorite Czech beer experiences were beers like this. A ruby beer with a roasted malt, toasted bread aroma, it tastes like well roasted malt, maybe pumpernickel, coffee, chocolate and toffee. A little watery, it goes down really well, specially alongside amazing Czech gulash or potato soup!

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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pivnizub (8857) - 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…

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vignale (2061) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
johndoughty (3992) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2014
Bottle. Black with a small head. Malty and a well balanced medium body. Impressive and as good as many German beers of this style.


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