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

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common

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common

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RATINGS: 64   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.


Theydon_Bois' rating

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (8152) - The ’Sham, Surrey, - FEB 2, 2013
Cask at the Euston Tap 01/02/13. Murky orange/amber with a thin off white head that recedes to leave but a swirl. Nose is light hops, soured fruits. Taste comprises caramel, fruits, touch of sugars, malty. Medium bodied with a dry finish. Ok.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Garrold (1214) - 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 (462) - 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 (1320) - 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 (1034) - 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 (1180) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (2024) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 15, 2014
Keg at the Hanging Bat. Pours hazy golden, burnt toffee nose, sweet, chewy, toffee and caramel, dry.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
martjoobolut (644) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 30, 2014
0,66L bottle, BB 16.12.2014. Pours amber with off white head. The head stays for a moment. Aroma is malt, fruits, caramel, and slight metallic notes. Taste is sweet and bitter, caramel, fruits, citrus, apricot, and malt. Finish is dry and grapefruit bitter. Overall: nice session beer.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
minutemat (1502) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2014
Cask @ Dukes, Dalston. Hazy gold, very light lemon citrus in the taste, a light grassiness, some spice and a dry bitter finish. Sessionable but somewhat forgettable.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
suurjuust (1031) - ESTONIA - MAY 17, 2014
Hazy orange, medium to small bubbly white head. Nose is toasty malt, caramel, fruity tones, hops. Flavor is caramel hints with toasty malt, fruit, caramel, crisp and mild spicy hops in the semi-dry finish. Very sessionable.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
joeneugs (3175) - Livermore, California, USA - MAY 16, 2014
22 oz. bottle dated best by 3/20/15. It pours a hazy burnt orange color with a small off white head. The aroma has some light toasted malt with dried apricot, grass and citrus. Maybe a touch of dank. The flavor is oranges, grass, lightly toasted malt and a tangy citric bitterness in the finish. Light bodied, but the amber colored malts give it more substance. Very tasty.


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