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


on tap

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RATINGS: 119   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   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.

gruberm's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gruberm (329) - - APR 21, 2013
from cask at The Clarence, Mayfair. Clear medium amber orange color pour and average sized frothy white head. Tastes of caramel, malty fruits

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
androman (1839) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - OCT 15, 2016
1.5dl on tap at Craft & Draft, Amsterdam, Moor tap takeover. Nose is light malty. Body is opalescent orange, head is medium, cream white, creamy, mostly lasting, good lacing. Aroma is malty, tea, leaves. Light sweet, medium bitter. Finish is long lasting hoppy medium bitter. Medium body, slick texture, soft carbonation. Easy, refreshing bitter beer, simple but tasty, nice one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (12756) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 13, 2016
(Draught) Pours a hazy golden body with a medium white head. Aroma of herbs, grass, straw, and florals. Flavor of herbs, grass, lemon peel, and caramel with a dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cimbasso (772) - - OCT 6, 2016
Can from the brewery. Hazy orange brown with a white head. Aroma of grass and autumn leaves. Taste is not a typical bitter - there is a strong hint of citrus along with pine resin and grass. Also some earthy flavours and a slightly oily, herbacious taste. A great beer, but more like an IPA than a bitter. really delicious.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Torrefacto (1454) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
RasmusOtt (2374) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bursprak (2573) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Camons (10441) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chrisv10 (15512) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
jjsint (2374) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmgreenuk (7836) - 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.

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