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Broughton Merlin’s Ale (Bottle)

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


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RATINGS: 223   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 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
MrJamesMcEwan (114) - SCOTLAND - APR 23, 2015
* Bottle. Pours golden, with a tan head. * Aroma is medium, grain, malt, strong cheese, toffee & grass. * Palate is medium body, high carbonation, very fine bubbles. * Taste is biscuit malt, tangy, then floral. * Finish is bitter, light, pine, high carbonation. * Overall strong cheese aroma, high carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cokemonkey11 (120) - - APR 19, 2015
Brown bottle, Morrison’s. 0.5L. Pours medium amber, transparent, no head. Scent is medium to light pale malts with a slightly sweet aroma. Taste is fizzy, pleasantly bitter, and with hoppy fruit notes. FInish is slightly harsh. Good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JaKeAFC (663) - ITALY - FEB 18, 2015
50 cl bottle that almost exploded when opening and made a mess on the table. Very light amber color, short white head, floral smell. Biscuits malts upfront with floral hops. Taste is flattish, slightly bitter, average carbonation. Light body, watery texuture, hoppy finish. Quaffable bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Renobob (1113) - Besançon, FRANCE - JAN 1, 2015
Belle anglaise sur l'amertume. Peu d'effervescence, légère au palais. On sent également les céréales.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
freretoc (1053) - Besançon, FRANCE - DEC 31, 2014
Bue en bouteille de 50cl, couleur dorée, belle mousse qui tombe très vite quasi pas d’effervescence, une bière avec une attaque sur l’amertume mal équilibrée continuité sur le blé et le grain blanc et le pain blanc.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gegwilson (1801) - 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 (5660) - 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 (1075) - 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 isn’t 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 wasn’t too exciting either sadly. It’s drinkable but not great, nor is it one I’ll pick up again I’m afraid.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JohnRMurdoch (3636) - 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 (282) - Cumbria, ENGLAND - 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.

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