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


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RATINGS: 206   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21/5   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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.


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TorbenJensen (1529) - Valby, DENMARK - SEP 22, 2015
Dense compact foam covers a faint aroma of hard roasted malt with slight licorice notes. The taste is characterized by good dark caramel with a little roasted malt notes and licorice. It is a somewhat sweeter schwarzbier than German ones, and although I swear most of the German schwarzbiers, then I find in this Czech a nice balanced product where a gentle hop bitterness put a fine edge of sweetness. It is easy to drink and tasteful and quite live up to the good quality as you would expect with Czech beer. Really fine beer.

brewtalita (331) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - SEP 2, 2015
Pours dark brown, with tan head. Stable and low foam. Carbonation quite high for this style. Aroma of coffee and chocolate and sour cherries. Palate is thin given but given its ABV quite normal. Taste is complex with sour roasted maltiness, rye bread, coffee and quite bitter noble hops ending. No chocolate in taste despite the aroma. Not a bad brew although lacks some complexity and robustness.

efeesse (556) - Praha, CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 7, 2015
Typical dark beer, with strong body, some foam in the top, medium bitterness, flat, (drunk on 50cl glass in Brno bar).

Serapac (495) - CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 2, 2015
Bottle. Black, small beige head. Aroma malt, hints of coffee. Taste sweet malty. Medium body, low carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

Svesse (8613) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JUL 28, 2015
(Can) Dark brown colour, almost black, with frothy, beige head. Malty, roasted nose with black rye bread, caramel, chocolate, coffee and a touch of liquorice. Malty, roasted taste with notes of black rye bread, coffee, chocolate, liquorice, dried fruit and a gentle, roasty bitterness in the finish. Medium body, with a touch of sweetness. Well balanced and tasty, but not the most intruiging dark Czech. Quite enjoyable.

Rasmus40 (21139) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 15, 2015
DØE. Hazy very dark brown with a beige head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, bread and dark malts. Flavor is medium sweet and light bitter. Sweet finish. 280515

Ascelja (1537) - Neratovice, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUN 7, 2015
Bottle 0,33l. Black body, medium beige head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, roasted malts, raisins. Taste is dry with strong roasted bitterness, light sour on the end. Caramel, raisins, burn malts, toasted coffee. Medium body and carbonation.
Good one.

Rotin (1550) - Neratovice, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUN 4, 2015
Bottle 0,33l. Clear, black colored beer. A bit sweet aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, plums, prunes, raisins, slightly burnt malt. Flavor is intensive but smooth, semi-dry, slightly sour, tones of very dark chocolate, raisins, some burnt notes in aftertaste.
Great one, delicious.

Bullit (4637) - Burgos, SPAIN - MAY 17, 2015
Tap @ La Vache folle. Black coloured with a beige head. Nose is toasted malts, bread, chocolate malts. Flavour is toasted malts, bread, bit of chocolate, hint of smoke. Nice bitterness, and fortunately not too sweet. Medium carbonation. Well drinkable. Good stuff.

mR_fr0g (12539) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2015
Keg at Beer Museum in Prague Day 5 of Fergus and Sarah’s Czech jaunt. 3/10/14. Opaque black, ruby red coloured pour with a lasting cream head. Aroma is sweet and woody, creme caramel, , bark, burnt sugar. Flavour is composed of woody, brown sugars, toffee and caramel. Palate medium light bodied, cremay on the tongue, moderate carbonation.

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