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Merlin Černy - Městský Pivovar Platan S.r.o.

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18 Ratings
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Ratings: 18
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 9.89%
Wants: 2
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Městský Pivovar Platan S.r.o. visit their website
Czech Republic

Style | ABV
Munich Dunkel Lager |  4.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: metter98 on 12-09-2010)
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3.38/5  rDev -7.1%

A: The beer is very dark amber (jet black) in color and has a finger high creamy beige head.
S: There are light aromas of cola in the nose.
T: Similar to the smell, there are lots of cola flavors along with notes of bready malts and hints of caramel and chocolate.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
D: The beer goes down very smoothly and is easy to drink.

12-09-2010 17:11:50 | More by metter98
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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

08-15-2012 21:22:21 | More by warpedrevolution
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3.3/5  rDev -9.3%

Another on tap at Prague Beer Museum from my last trip last spring, from my notes.

big creamy off-white 1 finger head, nice lacing, very dark almost black but clear brown light slightly getting through.

Nose is unfortunately more macro lager like, bit of sulfury unhappy lager yeast, light choc like dark malt, little caramel and biscuit, mild malt extract.

Taste is even more meh lager, little sulfur and unhappy lager again, some dark creamy black malts with little choc, some bitter earthy hops, little char too, light tinny lager yeast addition. Finish is a little sticky, dark malts, more sulfur and tin, etc.

Mouth is med bod, decent carb, sticky.

04-05-2014 21:17:44 | More by jlindros
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3.84/5  rDev +5.5%

Notes from Prague. Served into a Merlin stemmed wine glass. First "dark" beer I had in Prague.

A- Black/purple with fluffy off-white head that left great lacing.

S- Sweet malt with lightly roasted malts. Light plum or other similar stone fruit.

T-Lightly bitter and roasted malts. Light coffee and cocoa with dark stone fruits.

M- Medium body with mild carbonation. Smooth but not viscous.

O-Solid dark beer. A nice change from Euro lager and pilsners.

10-09-2013 17:35:16 | More by Seanniek91
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3/5  rDev -17.6%

Pours a very dark, clear color with a medium off-white head and a decent retention.
There are some roasted malts in the aroma as well as a little chocolate and what I liked, no coffee.
The taste is sweet, roasted only slightly bitter in the aftertaste.
Smooth but sadly slightly watery.

03-09-2014 09:00:14 | More by MarkoNm
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3.78/5  rDev +3.8%

From notes. On tap at the beer museum in Prague.

Almost an opaque black with faint ruby/mahogany highlights at the bottom of the glass. Moderate, tan colored head. Good lacing, less than average retention.

A moderately roasty, nutty nose with some sweet cola/caramel.

Similar flavor, roasty, chocoalte, nuts, with a good herbal hop balance.

Good body for a lager, fullness holds up the dark.

Overall a good dark lager, acceptable in every way, but not a standout.

03-15-2012 09:37:00 | More by dirtyskunk
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3.65/5  rDev +0.3%

The colour is deep deep brown-red, almost black (95 EBC). The three finger beige compact head slowly sinks down to a linger thick lid, leaving lots of lacing.

The smell is mild with some floral bitterness. Roasted notes of dark chocolate and coffee. Some tart notes in the background as well as a touch of burned rubber.

The taste is clean and fresh: Roasted flavours, a little tartness in the background. Growing notes of dark chocolate and mild coffee. Smooth creamy bitterness. Light to medium body. The aftertaste is roasted and clean. Fresh ground coffee and caramel in the finish.

The carbonation is medium strong, mid-strong fresh short-lived bubbles. The liquid is mid-smooth.

Very clean notes and very refreshing. It may lack some depth, though.

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Merlin Černy from Městský Pivovar Platan S.r.o.
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