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Brewed by Moor
Style: Bitter
Bristol, England
Serve in English pint

bottled
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 116   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask, Occasional;
RAW was originally commissioned to be the house beers for Real Ale Weston and the Royal Artillery Arms, both now sadly closed. The landlord and drinkers were already huge fans of Merlin’s Magic, but wanted something a bit hoppier. They were also intrigued with our unfined natural approach to beer. So we trialled three different unfined, dry-hopped versions of Merlin’s Magic. Layering the herbal dry-hopped characteristics over the rich malt base, and padding it out with body and flavour enhancing yeast really transformed the already sessionable Merlin’s Magic into something even more enjoyable. Everyone really loves the result. Consequently we make it available to select pubs whose customers appreciate its natural nature and enhanced flavours. If you are lucky enough to find some you will be rewarded with a truly remarkable best bitter, and perhaps begin to understand that beer is often the better for having some opacity.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Torrefacto (1424) - Madrid, SPAIN - SEP 23, 2016
Ámbar turbio y espuma blanca. Aroma ligeramente cítrico y mueble viejo. Cuerpo bajo y sabor como en aroma con una final de amargor medio.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
RasmusOtt (2311) - Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 23, 2016
Tap @fermentoren. Pours golden with a White head. Aroma of sweet fruits like plums and orange. Some hay and Honey. Taste of sweet Malts, grains, straw, biscuit and grassy hops.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bursprak (2500) - Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 19, 2016
Tap @ Fermentoren, Aarhus. Golden, orange pour with a generous head. Notes of caramel, some herbal notes, nutty, toasty and light bitterness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Camons (10199) - Hasselager, DENMARK - SEP 18, 2016
Draught @ Fermentoren, Aarhus. Pours slightly hazy golden orange with an creamy offwhite head. Aroma of malt, caramel, little bread, light spicy hops, grass, fruit. Flavor is light sweet, malt, caramel, toast, grass, light herbal, fruit. Medium body, average carbonation. 180916

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chrisv10 (15277) - DENMARK - SEP 17, 2016
Tap @ Fermentoren Aarhus, 4,3%. Hazy dark amber with small off-white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, caramel, hop and grass. Flavour is malt, caramel, toasted, biscuit, hop, medium sweet, grass and a little bitter.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
jjsint (2328) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - SEP 12, 2016
Can bought at Cambridge Wine Merchants, Cherry Hinton Road. Ochre-brown with plentiful visible carbonation. Floral grassy hop with some tangerine. Full bitter hit which finishes as it starts. Never overly bitter but powerful nonetheless. Grass and mango in the aftertaste. The body is a bit watery but this is nicely hidden by the full-on carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmgreenuk (7669) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - SEP 11, 2016
Can from Cotteridge Wines, Birmingham. Poured a hazy medium amber with a thin white head and some broken lace. The aroma is yeast, zesty citrus. The flavour is moderate bitter with a big, crisp, citrus fruit, light pepper spice, hop bitter palate. Medium bodied with average carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gary (1871) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2016
Can : Bright orange colour is vibrant and the white foam is rocky , foamy and dense . Not flat at all ,wtf? Nose of textbook Bitter nuances, with suggestions of caramel , boiled sweets, light hops and old men . Flavours have everythiing I mentioned in the nose , but with an oily kinda earthy hop texture and that’s cool .

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gegwilson (3199) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 11, 2016
Can from Favourite Beers, Cheltenham. Cloudy amber with a frothy cream head. Pleasant citrus aroma. The taste has plenty of citrus and moderate spice before a bitter finish. Some background toast, but something a bit plasticy too.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Towey1989 (1807) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 25, 2016
Can from The Bottle Lab, Leek. Pours a hazy amber colour with a thin white head. Aroma of orange, fruit, some biscuity malts and subtle earthy hops. Taste of orange, fruits, some biscuity malts and subtle spicy, earthy hops. Light bodied and moderate carbonation. A short, fruity, earthy hop bitterness in the finish. A nice fruity bitter with some biscuity malt sweetness. Very easy drinking.


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