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Brewed by Brains
Style: Bitter
Cardiff, Wales
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 3.06/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Seasonal - September.
Buckleys brand acquired when Brains bought the Buckleys brewery in 1997. Branding changed from Buckleys Merlin’s Oak to Brains Merlin’s Oak in 2006.<br >A well-rounded ale with a rich autumnal hue, warm oats, honey and nutty flavours.


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3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
undercurrent25 (1485) - Barnton, Cheshire, - NOV 16, 2012
Cask at Barnton Cricket Club Beer Festival 16/11/2012 Deep brown colour, taste is rich and malty with some chocolate and coffee flavours


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wimpyjoe (4424) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2014
Cask @ Whittles, Oldham. Deep amber coloured with a small head. Sweet tasting with light winter fruits evident. Medium to full bodied.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mr_Pink_152 (1048) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2014
Pint from the bowl inn almondsbury. Deep Amber colour, no head but I an down south. Aroma us slightly sweet, the taste has this honey sweetness but with a touch of yeast, and malty biscuits.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MissPxx (534) - - DEC 17, 2013
Gentle smell. Good dark amber colour. Great tasting beer. Lingering but pleasant aftertaste. Great beer. Very drinkable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mr_h (3100) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - NOV 16, 2013
Cask by handpump at State Bar, Glasgow - clear reddish brown, very thin bubbly white head, very poor lacing, malty, caramel, bit of fruit, moderate carbonation, a bit bland

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
minutemat (1880) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - NOV 6, 2013
Cask at The Three Fishes, Shrewsbury. Spiced malts aroma with fruitcake elements and woody balance.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rune (8497) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 6, 2012
Cask, pint on a Saturday night at Compton Arms in Islington . Sparse amount of lacing from a low, off-white head. The body colour is dark amber. Has got a malt-fruity aroma and ditto taste with an oaky touch beneath. Plain bittersweet finish. Decent Brit bitter (London, 24.11.2012).

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - DEC 3, 2012
Cask conditioned handpump St James Tavern London 23/11/12. A reddy brown coloured beer with a tight white head and lace. A malty fruity beer which has little by way of aftertaste and gives the impression of a nitrokeg bitter. really dull.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beersiveknown (3268) - NORTHERN IRELAND - NOV 26, 2012
Cask at the Fulflood Arms, Winchester
Golden brown with a spicy dry nose, biscuit malt, medium bodied, low carbonation, sweet finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dogbomb (968) - ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2012
Cask. Ruby ochre beer with a thick light tan head. Blackberry, raspberry and honey nose. Interesting taste - woody berries (rasp, black, bil) with a little strawberry and honey. A heavy tang of tangerine and a fruity light finish. Really tasty!


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