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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. 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


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KnutAlbert (6100) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pilsnerrogge (2500) - Finspĺng, SWEDEN - APR 12, 2014
Canned:
Eye: Dark brown with a large, fluffy head.
Nose: Dark fudge, chocolate, brownies.
Mouth: Smooth and dry.
Tongue: Roasted malt, coffee, fudge, chocolate.
Brain:A very pleasant beer hidden in a cheap-looking can!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blackisle (705) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - JUL 26, 2014
Bottle 33cl. Opaque ruby brown color, one finger creamy light brown head, lasts for a while, good lacing; aroma roasted sweet malts, coffee, caramel, chocolate; smooth sweetbitter taste, dark chocolate, coffee; medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation; palate mild bittersweet, bit watery, but with lingering bitterness in the aftertaste. Somewhat porter-like beer

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (31220) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 24, 2011
From tap at Prague Beermuseum. Pours dark brown to black with a small tan head. Aroma is light butterish, dark malty and toffee. Sweet malty, liqourice and lingering roasted. Smooth dark malty and liqourice finish. Vague bitterness. Ends mixed sweet and roasted malty and slight bitter.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 28, 2011
Bottle 50 cl. Pours a pitch black with a creamy and lacing beige head. Licorice aroma, some hard roast. Medium body, very solid yet sweetish hard roastiness with a distinct edge of licorice. A discreet malt bitterness. Very well made. 280511

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
muffel (135) - Lower Saxony, GERMANY - JUN 5, 2011
On tap in Prague (Jama). Almost black color, light brown foam that leaves some lacing. Hardly any carbonation. Aroma of dark fruits and licorice. Quite malty and it has a very smooth mouthfeel.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
VITUSBEERHOUSE (213) - SANTIAGO DE LOS CABALLEROS, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - DEC 6, 2011
muy buen olor a malta tostada y caramelo y al paladar tipico sabor de una schwarzbier bien agradable malta tostada y caramelo bien balanceados. en fin una buena cerveza para los amantes de ese tipo muy recomendada

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pyrmir (3352) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - SEP 4, 2013
330 ml can. Dark brown with tan head. Aroma of coffee, bread and minerals. Taste is smooth and nice, coffee, toffee with fairly long finishing coffee taste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sinfull (834) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - OCT 2, 2013
Dark brown color , mid-sized beige head. Sweet aroma of caramel with coffee notes. Taste of caramel, roasted malt and coffee. Medium bitterness in finish. Long bitter and roast aftertaste. Good beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Karol (641) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 24, 2013
bottled bought recently at Tesco. I have had this beer several times in my life, bottled and tapped. For me, this is one of the best dark lagers I have ever drunk. Dark chocolate, espresso and rostaed malt dominate this beer. A nice mild minor bitter finish besides the afore mentioned characteristics. Overall very drinkable and an enjoyable beer.


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