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


on tap

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 108   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gegwilson (3131) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Towey1989 (1752) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mrol (235) - - MAY 24, 2016
Hazy amber colour with big foamy head. Fruity and hoppy with notes of orange peel and marmalade. Malty and fruity taste with citric bitterness in the finish. Medium body, with light sweetness. Balanced.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrTipple (3562) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 21, 2016
Grain anand cereal malts, fruity, biscuit, light citrus fruits. Clear gold, small, frothy, white head. Light sweet. Grain and biscuit malts, light sweetness continues, citrus fruits, grapefruit. Nice Bitter, served from Keg, nice and cold, very quaffable. Keg at Beer Emporium, Bristol.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
angelkostvo (1144) - CZECH REPUBLIC - MAY 7, 2016
Dark orange colour, white head. Aroma of herbs, honey, biscuits. Taste is light sweet, light bitter. Tea flavour. Light body, thin to slick texture, average carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
77ships (7641) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - APR 23, 2016
Draft glass. NITRO @ Billie’s Bierkafetaria. Dark amber orange, creamy tanned head. Nose is mild hay bitterness, orange, caramel, herbal, tad pine, mellow & pleasant. Taste is super easy to drink, creamy, dry orange, pine, bitter leaves, herbal, mellow lightly lingering herbal & pine hop finish, bread, lightly fruity. Drinks really well, very pleasant beer. Subtle & satisfactory.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kraddel (5971) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - APR 22, 2016
Nitrotap at billies. Pours unclear dark amber, small white head. Smell is very weak. Taste is bit bitter, bit malty, rather weak but ok.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GoufCustom (1570) - HONG KONG - APR 18, 2016

330 ml can bought at Great Food Hall in Pacific Place, Admiralty.

Looks: Cloudy hazy amber brown colour with an few small lumps of yeast particlesOne-quarter finger head with soapy white foam which fades in 30 seconds; Very Good sticky lacing and zero carbonation.

Aroma: Quite fragrant and sweet Ale malt, with strong caramel, toffee, floral nectar, molasses, fair dark fruits, light red fruits, yeast and light lemon.

Taste: Close to light sweet light Ale malt, with caramel, floral, light molasses, strong resin, light earth, dry biscuits, yeast, strong lemon, fairly strong bitter hops and strong fresh grass.

Body: Close to light body. Dry, slick and oozy palate.

Mouth Feel: Close to fair Ale maltyness in a thin but very slick background. Light caramel and moderately light sweetness balanced by strong ooze and earth. Lean, dry and yeasty with strong lemon to round. Crisp and nice!

Hoppiness: floral nectar and light lemon in nose. Floral, strong resin, earth, strong lemon, and strong grass in taste; Bitterness is quite strong for a lasting, high astringent biscuit malty finish.

After Taste: Dry. Oozy and strong bitter to mouth. <P>Comments: Compare to Moor Revival, this one is more traditional English Bitter with fuller dry biscuity malt, sweet aroma, and lots of oozy earthy English hoppiness. Crisp and strong, it’s pretty impressive and enjoyable from start to finish. Recommended!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HKdIPA (659) - HONG KONG - APR 15, 2016
Can from Brewcraft at home. Hazy dark amber pour with fluffy white head. Aroma is musty hops - some apple. Taste is more malty with an unusual spicy background hint. Some English-y bitter hops. Not that exciting. Not as good as the other Moor ones.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CacheManyHose (576) - HONG KONG - APR 15, 2016
Drank w Matt the night before drumming at Orange Peel. Hazy brown-copper, very thick sudsy white head. Smells quite malty, grainy, some multigrain or rye bread and some grape. Taste is light lemon spiced hop, very bitter esp. in the finish but a bit empty. Body has medium oiliness, some frothiness. Malty nose + hoppy taste. Fine but not very special or memorable.

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