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

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RATINGS: 69   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Quack-Duck (7912) - Down South, GERMANY - SEP 14, 2014
bottle from Darts Farm Topsham. Golden colour, white head. Fruity nose (apple). Medium-bodied, good malty flavours and nice fruity accents, mainly apple and perhaps a touch of apricot.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
allmyvinyl (3361) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 13, 2014
660ml bottle from Beers of Europe. Pours clear amber, thin white head. Stewed apple aromas, caramel. Taste has a gentle bitterness, light sweet, juicy fruit. Clean finish. Not bad

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mike_77 (3126) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 10, 2014
Orange to amber in colour, quite hazy. Aroma and flavour of sweet, caramelised peaches. Full flavoured and hoppy.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Wolfbass (928) - Firenze, ITALY - SEP 9, 2014
Le bitter inglesi non sono proprio le birra che vado a cercare, ma comunque questa mi č sembrata superiore alla media. Niente male.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gad905 (53) - - AUG 28, 2014
Draft at BD ShepBush. Murky burnt orange, moderate cream head, moderate lacing. Aromas of biscuit, breadcrusts, woody hops, light grapefruit. Moderate sweet toasty malt, moderate bitter, light citrus, resin, some soft fruit. Decent carbonation, lightish body, shortish finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Garrold (1336) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2014
Bottle from Beer Central, Sheffield. 4.5%. Hazy orange. Thin, bubbly, off white head. Light grapefruit. Soft toffee. Sweet grain. Some fust, too. Taste is light, strawberry sweet. Light dry. Pithy bitter. Palate is dry and crisp. Finish is dry, with a lengthy, bitter close. Nice best bitter.

3.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ianwelby (479) - SCOTLAND - JUL 29, 2014
Hazy amber beer with a light fruit and malt aroma. Flavour is light and hoppy with a touch of peach. Leaves a bitter floral taste in the mouth. Cery drinkable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jamestulloch (1393) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 25, 2014
Keg at Drygate. Murky bronze body with a medium white head. Nice lacing. Aroma of tea, caramel and biscuit. Flavour of wood, green tea and a bright, grassy finish. Thin body with a spritzy mouthfeel. Lively fizz. Subtle and tasty.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beerhammaren (1071) - FINLAND - JUL 15, 2014
.3 on tap @Harry’s Pours cloudy reddisj copper with low creamy head. Aroma is yeast, dried fruits, malts, plums. Flavor is yeast, herbs, hops, malts and.bready notes. A bit too yeasty...

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
s_hartshorne (1391) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2014
Cask west riding dewsbury. Hazy amber colour good off white head lacing. Not much aroma. Taste is nice slight roasted nutty sweet biscuit malts light bitter finish. Medium body. Nice taste to this.


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