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

bottled
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on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 86   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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.


gruberm's rating

3.2
   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


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HogTownHarry (6278) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 24, 2015
September 11, 2014 - on (cask - corrected to cask from draught) at Euston Tap. Cloudy (unfiltered, so ... yeah, of course!) deep brownish-amber with a small foamy beige head. The aroma is pretty mild - fairly cold? - floral/fruity light caramel bitter with extra hop bitterness and somewhat more alcohol presence than a standard bitter. Taste follows - simple, light, sneaky-bitter and amazingly easy to drink (my pint essentially disappeared immediately) - very light body and carbonation, only a medium finish - I love the interplay between the soft but very present hop bitterness and malt backbone ... very flavourful indeed.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dedollewaitor (14699) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 17, 2015
Bottle @ Odense Summer Gathering, 2015. Pours cloudy golden with a white head. Peach, grass, and grain. Medium bodied.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MrOrla (802) - Odense C, DENMARK - JUL 17, 2015
Odense ratebeer summer gathering 2015. Pours amber with a white head. Aroma of malts, sugar, citrus, candy. Taste is malts, citrus, sugar. Decent

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheKernOwl (22) - West Sussex, ENGLAND - JUL 4, 2015
Super-charged fruity English-style bitter-cum-pale ale’d hop-per. Dark amber. Sweet aroma - Red grapefruit/ orange chocolate/ hint of bubblegum. No massive initial attack; pretty constant goldie lookin’ bitter vibes - nicely balanced, although a little too much fizz. Slow finish to mild bitterness. The session beer of the future.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BRW (1470) - Barcelona, SPAIN - JUN 5, 2015
On tap at Irreale. Orange colour with off white head. Mild, hoppy, malt aroma. Sweet, malt taste, slightly fruity and hoppy. Light to medium body.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jado (671) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - MAY 17, 2015
From 660 ml bottle. Pours a hazy amber with a thin but lasting white head that leaves good lacing. Aromas of caramel, orange, raisins, flowers and a little spice. Taste starts off with gentle orange and apple juice before a lightl pepper and pine note come through. Finishes with sweet malty caramel leading into a spicy aftertaste. Enjoyed this.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zacgillbanks (3328) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2015
Bottle from Glug, Newcastle. A cloudy amber coloured beer that pours with a large foamy head. It has an orange and toffee flavour, citrus and pine notes followed by gentle bitter woody finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Christian (11804) - Odense, DENMARK - FEB 27, 2015
Cloudy amber with a small white head. Malty aroma with a grassy note. Malty and grassy flavour, with a fruity touch

2.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bozoNZ (734) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 19, 2015
Oxydised slight earthy hop. Murky pretty standard nice enough drinking but nothing to wow over

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JefVerstraete (2125) - Ghent, BELGIUM - JAN 31, 2015
Bottle from bottle-shop.eu. Beautiful amber colour, white foam. Medium carbonation. Nose of tropical fruit and grapefruit. Some caramel and toast. Medium dry and bitter finish. Very good bitter!


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