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


on tap

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 73   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
Share this beer with friends!
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lowenbrau (2247) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - DEC 25, 2014
Cask @ Bath Brew House, Bath. 11-08-2014.
Pours hazy amber with nice off white head., some lacing. Malty, caramel , liquorice aromas. Taste follows the nose, some sweet aftertaste.Enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
teorn88 (3121) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2014
Backlog rating. Cask at The Gun Docklands, part of Spring Haze Beer Fest, London. It pours a clean golden amber color with a small white head. Aroma is mild caramel, dried leaves, grass, bread, soil. Taste is medium sweet and lightyl citrousy, with notes of bread, grass, caramel. Overall, tasty bitter

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RichTheVillan (3554) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 2, 2014
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; hazy amber/orange pour with a big frothy beige head, tangerine aroma, taste has light bitter grapefruit, tangerine, light caramel, light bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mkel07 (3741) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - SEP 26, 2014
Bottle from The Wine Emporium 260914. Strong orange amber colour with no bitterness and an enjoyable light finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Quack-Duck (8230) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
allmyvinyl (4254) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mike_77 (3423) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - SEP 10, 2014
Orange to amber in colour, quite hazy. Aroma and flavour of sweet, caramelised peaches. Full flavoured and hoppy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Wolfbass (937) - Firenze, ITALY - SEP 9, 2014
Le bitter inglesi non sono proprio le birra che vado a cercare, ma comunque questa mi è sembrata superiore alla media. Niente male.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gad905 (172) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Garrold (1740) - 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.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page    1  2 3 4 5 6 7 8

Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50