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Broughton Merlinís Ale (Bottle)

Brewed by Broughton
Style: Bitter
Biggar, Scotland
Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 218   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.9   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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Bottle; Pasteurised.
A light golden hoppy beer with a malty character, a clean dry hop-bitter aftertaste and a delicate floral hop aroma.
Major ingredients are:-
Optic Pale Ale Malt and Crystal Malt. Hops used are English grown Challenger, with Bramling Cross for aroma.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gegwilson (1381) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2014
Bottle from Booths in Ripon. Pours golden with a thin off-white head. A pretty standard malt dominated bitter. Mostly toasty with a little citrus and spice. Quite high carbonation. Goes down easy enough, but unspectacular.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stuu666 (3197) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 18, 2014
Keg at the Standing Order. Pours amber, nose is cheesy toffee, floral, taste is sweet chewy toffee, caramel, light fruit, cold.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
flying_pig (987) - SCOTLAND - JUN 30, 2014
500ml Bottle from Aldi Supermarket, Scotland (£1.59):
Some hops & earthy notes with a few grassy ones alongside a touch of sweetness & freshly cut grass. Biscuit malts & some floral notes with some light grain feature but the beer isnít the strongest on the nose, although balance is good.
Clear, medium amber with a foamy white head that stops just short of being patchy.
Biscuit malts & faint sweetness, a slight tang initially with nice floral flavours backed up by caramel & a bitter aftertaste. Some earthy hops round things off.
Light-medium & smooth, although there was the odd touch of grain. Dry with moderate carbonation & a fair balance although the mouthfeel seemed the weak link in this beer, only just though.

Started not too badly at all with a nice hoppy taste & bitterness but to be honest it was a fairly standard beer & it wasnít too exciting either sadly. Itís drinkable but not great, nor is it one Iíll pick up again Iím afraid.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JohnRMurdoch (3363) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - FEB 21, 2014
mber brown, good head. Grain resin toffee malt aroma. Flowery toffee flavour. Bitter aftertaste. A standard traditional Scottish bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Graham77 (266) - POLAND - FEB 10, 2014
500ml bottle. A fairly average blonde ale with a slightly over bitter hop finish. Not much depth to this but it is decent nonetheless. Dry and refreshing.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
themightyjag (200) - - JAN 5, 2014
500ml bottle, thanks to Rev. Small white head, good lacing, clear golden amber body. Faint grassy hops on the nose. Flavour is straw, a little caramel, bready finish. A little bitterness on the aftertaste. Decent mouthfeel if unspectacular, medium carbonation. Not bad for a golden ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
BeerSkull (1309) - SWEDEN - DEC 7, 2013
(Bottle). Smell and taste of fruit, caramel malt and hops. Overall fairly vague flavorings.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bozo_skeleton (559) - Grenoble, FRANCE - OCT 21, 2013
Une blonde sans grand relief mais qui se laisse bien descendre. Bonne petite amertume sur le final.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Beese (2035) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2013
Bottle from Morrisons (I think). Poured an orange/ amber colour with a quickly dissipating white head. Looked more like soda than beer. Aroma of caramel and sweets with a little citrus hoppyness. Initial grassy and unripened fruit bitterness, balanced by some residual toffee malt sweetness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
wimpyjoe (4359) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 20, 2013
A golden ale with a small head and a lightly hopped aroma. Has a small dry sweetness for taste.

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