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


on tap

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RATINGS: 79   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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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.

viktorvee's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
viktorvee (510) - Greater London, - DEC 14, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2013 Interesting. A lovely soft, sweet, hazy, murky, bitter kind of drink. Peach and wood vibes, nice, though one pint is enough.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Christian (11421) - 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

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bozoNZ (730) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 19, 2015
Oxydised slight earthy hop. Murky pretty standard nice enough drinking but nothing to wow over

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JefVerstraete (1836) - 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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
markoijelena (893) - Belgrade, SERBIA - JAN 21, 2015
Bottle 0.66l at Little Tommie Birthday party Pozarevac Serbia.Happy Birthday Tommie and Ciaoooo Alberto.Pour it dark amber color with medium white head.On the nose floral, Taste and aroma of hops, citrus in the middle, fruits on the end, caramel also in some parts.Nice one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sdmmb (1117) - USA - JAN 12, 2015
Drunk from large 66cl bottle bought at Deliciously Different in Belgium. Enjoyable brown hoppy ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ippopotamo36 (530) - Rome, ITALY - JAN 11, 2015
In Pozarevac-Serbia at Tommie's 2 years party, bottle. I love you my little boy. Pours amber coppery, a bit hazy with a medium off-white head. Nose: hops blast, floral and malty notes, Amber malts. Mouth: very well balanced and distributed bitterness, a hint of caramel, malts. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lowenbrau (2410) - 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 (3489) - 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 (3925) - 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 (3919) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - SEP 26, 2014
Bottle from The Wine Emporium 260914. Strong orange amber colour with no bitterness and an enjoyable light finish.

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