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

bottled
common

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common

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RATINGS: 53   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 (7004) - 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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madsberg (9651) - Søborg, DENMARK - APR 18, 2014
Bottled. Orange coloured.Hazy. Dense beige head. Aroma. caramel, fruits, light herbs, citrus. Flavour. caramel, grass, herbs, lihgt citrus and some fruits. Medium bodied. Ends herbal bitter.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brnandersen (1668) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 14, 2014
Sample from 66 cl. bottle. Unclear, golden colour with a thin, off-white head. Fruity aroma with citrus, grape, grasses and light caramel malts. Taste is bitter. Medium body with a thinner texture. Finishes bitter and dry with fruits and grasses. Very enjoyable Bitter.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (19665) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 13, 2014
Bottle at yespr. Cloudy amber coloured with a small white head. Fruity aroma of caramel and citrus with notes of spices. Fruity flavour of caramel, grass and hops. Hoppy finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (28448) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 11, 2014
Bottled. A hazy golden beer with a beige head. The aroma has notes of straw, malt, and lemons. The flavor is sweet with notes of straw, lemons, and straw, leading to a bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SlackerMads (1259) - DENMARK - APR 11, 2014
Bottle. Light hazy yellow/golden with a small white head. Toffee, caramel, grain, straw, green plan material, citrus. Light/medium body, light/medium sweet and bitter. Dry and bitter finish. Not overly interesting but balanced and sessionable.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rasmus40 (9853) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 11, 2014
Bottle @ Yespr tasting. Hazy amber with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and light hoppy - grass. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderte bitter finish. 110414

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Borup (5086) - Albertslund, DENMARK - APR 11, 2014
66 cl. bottle. Amber colour with a white head. Aroma and flavour of hops, malt, fruit, spice and caamel.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
maneliquor (2787) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAR 9, 2014
Hard to split from the Moor Revival. Very similar with more grass focus but dies well for the style. Incredibly balanced. Nice stuff

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
laiti (4949) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 8, 2014
66 cl bottle @ home, BBE 10/2014
Aroma is quite light with some resiny hops, vanilla and juicy fruity tones. Flavour has vegetable tones, some resiny hops, minerals, woody notes and juicy fruits. Too much off-flavours here.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ragnampiza (219) - ITALY - FEB 15, 2014
660 ml bottle from Ales By Mail, served in nonic pint glass. Beautiful dark sunrise orange, slightly hazy, with a off-white head which leave good lacing. Aroma of mainly spicy and herbal hops, caramel malts, biscuits/crackers, orange jam. Very pleasent moderate bitterness upfront, followed by a honey-like sweetness before a malty and toffee aftertaste. Spot-on average carbonation, on the lighter side of medium body, slightly creamy texture. Huge drinkabilty, definitely a proper session beer.


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