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51
70
style
Brewed by Pivovar Protivín (Pivovary Lobkowicz)
Style: Schwarzbier
Protivín, Czech Republic

bottling
unknown

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 202   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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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cunningham (7213) - 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Radek Kliber (7165) - 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.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
RichTheVillan (7052) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SaintMatty (6959) - 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AndySnow (6933) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - MAY 11, 2013
Draught. Black colour with a tan head. Fruity malt aroma. Flavour is malty, caramel.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
larsniclas (6773) - 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,

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KnutAlbert (6732) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hermod (6655) - Vantaa, FINLAND - FEB 10, 2011
33cl bottle from Stockmann, Vantaa. Poured dark brown color with an almost brown head, nice lasting lacing. Aroma is roasted malt with quite strong rye notes also. Highly carbonated. Flavor is roasted and caramel malt with some chocolate also. Finish is quite dry. Decent, but there was some odd notes in the aroma I didn´t like.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mjs (6636) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 24, 2016
(Keg at Tlustá Koala, 20160613) The beer poured nearly black. Its head was medium sized and lightly brown. Aroma had burnt malts, chocolate and grass. Palate was rather full bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were burnt malts, caramel, sweetness, ash and bitterness. Aftertaste was burnt, malty and bitter. Quite decent schwarz.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Marduk (6590) - Reval, ESTONIA - JUN 6, 2012
0,5l bottle. Almost black color. Medium thick beige head. Sweet roasted malts, caramel, faint coffee in aroma. Coffee, roasted bread in flavor. Good beer.


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