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Great Orme Merlyn

Brewed by Great Orme
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Colwyn Bay, Wales
Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 63   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.93/5   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
Cask; Regular. Also available bottled.
Formerly known as Three Feathers and brewed at 5.0%.

Strength is well disguised by the perfectly balanced hop bitterness and sweet malt making it very drinkable and bursting with flavour.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
The_Osprey (4165) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 13, 2015
Cask, gravity dispense at Green Man Festival, Kings Cross. Dark reddy brown, still, clear, small bubbly off-white head. Aroma is bready, rye malts, spice, some varnish. Body is medium, smooth, low carbonation. Taste is resinous, spice, raisin. Not much bitterness so finishes a bit bland. Alright though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Lowenbrau (2754) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - DEC 28, 2014
Cask @The Albion, Conwy, Wales. 15-08-2014.
Pours dark gold. Some must aromas, partial mash. Some alcoholic, dry, harsh mouthfeel. Quite peculiar.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerViking (3471) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 14, 2014
Bottle, clear amber with little head and a toffeeish nose. Fruity and hoppy, with a bitter-sweet body. touches of caramel and something floral. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
McWorta (1136) - LUXEMBOURG - APR 8, 2014
Copper colour with some deep orange honey reflexions. A fading dark white head. On the nose aromas of chocolate, lightly caramelised and toast malts arise. Taste is sweet with some bitter notes following. A medium yet slender body with a soft texture. The finish is showing hints of bitter chocolate and medium lasting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
minutemat (2904) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAR 17, 2014
500ml bottle from Microbar, Manchester. Alright, solid bitter ale, medium body, fairly sweet, drinkable, nice, standard.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gunnfryd (13301) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 6, 2014
Bottle. Amber colour with an off-white head. Aroma is malt, hop, caramel, oxidation. Flavour is malt, hop, caramel, oxidation, fruit. Medium body. Ordinary beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Meilby (9999) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 16, 2013
Bottle 500ml @ Geokkjer
Pours clear copper/deep golden with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, toffee, nutty and oxidization. Taste is medium sweet and light to medium bitter with a long caramel, bitter, oxidized and dry finish. Body is light to medium, texture is thin, carbonation is soft.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yngwie (15759) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 16, 2013
Bottle. It’s a clear, amber beer topped by a small, off-white head. It’s quite oxidized on the nose, sherry hints, tending towards some high quality Polish mead, but without the honey. Toffee and some dried fruits too, and a faint hint of coffee. Bitter and oxidized flavor with some green pine cones, nuts and toffee. Medium to full body, quite dry. Lasting finish. I probably shouldn’t award a three score for this one, but I sort of like it. Think sharing a bottle with a friend would do it though. 131116

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Geokkjer (6866) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 16, 2013
Bottle. Pours light amber with an off-white head. Aroma of oxidized malt, some fruitiness, caramel and some herbal notes. Flavor is sweet and herbal bitter with some caramel, toffee and some herbal notes.Medium body, average carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tgncc (3035) - Bellmore, New York, USA - AUG 25, 2013
Sweet aroma, almost candy sweet, caramel, fruit, cooked vegetables. The appearance is lightly hazy amber, of-white head. The flavor is cooked vegetables, sweet caramel, brown sugar. The finish is weak, no hops, light sweetness. Medium in body, a tad thin actually, a bit watery. Not bad though.

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