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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 103   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   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.


viktorvee's rating

3.5
   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
77ships (6917) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - APR 23, 2016
Draft glass. NITRO @ Billie’s Bierkafetaria. Dark amber orange, creamy tanned head. Nose is mild hay bitterness, orange, caramel, herbal, tad pine, mellow & pleasant. Taste is super easy to drink, creamy, dry orange, pine, bitter leaves, herbal, mellow lightly lingering herbal & pine hop finish, bread, lightly fruity. Drinks really well, very pleasant beer. Subtle & satisfactory.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kraddel (5639) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - APR 22, 2016
Nitrotap at billies. Pours unclear dark amber, small white head. Smell is very weak. Taste is bit bitter, bit malty, rather weak but ok.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GoufCustom (1408) - HONG KONG - APR 18, 2016


330 ml can bought at Great Food Hall in Pacific Place, Admiralty.

Looks: Cloudy hazy amber brown colour with an few small lumps of yeast particlesOne-quarter finger head with soapy white foam which fades in 30 seconds; Very Good sticky lacing and zero carbonation.

Aroma: Quite fragrant and sweet Ale malt, with strong caramel, toffee, floral nectar, molasses, fair dark fruits, light red fruits, yeast and light lemon.

Taste: Close to light sweet light Ale malt, with caramel, floral, light molasses, strong resin, light earth, dry biscuits, yeast, strong lemon, fairly strong bitter hops and strong fresh grass.

Body: Close to light body. Dry, slick and oozy palate.

Mouth Feel: Close to fair Ale maltyness in a thin but very slick background. Light caramel and moderately light sweetness balanced by strong ooze and earth. Lean, dry and yeasty with strong lemon to round. Crisp and nice!

Hoppiness: floral nectar and light lemon in nose. Floral, strong resin, earth, strong lemon, and strong grass in taste; Bitterness is quite strong for a lasting, high astringent biscuit malty finish.

After Taste: Dry. Oozy and strong bitter to mouth. <P>Comments: Compare to Moor Revival, this one is more traditional English Bitter with fuller dry biscuity malt, sweet aroma, and lots of oozy earthy English hoppiness. Crisp and strong, it’s pretty impressive and enjoyable from start to finish. Recommended!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HKdIPA (611) - HONG KONG - APR 15, 2016
Can from Brewcraft at home. Hazy dark amber pour with fluffy white head. Aroma is musty hops - some apple. Taste is more malty with an unusual spicy background hint. Some English-y bitter hops. Not that exciting. Not as good as the other Moor ones.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CacheManyHose (531) - HONG KONG - APR 15, 2016
Drank w Matt the night before drumming at Orange Peel. Hazy brown-copper, very thick sudsy white head. Smells quite malty, grainy, some multigrain or rye bread and some grape. Taste is light lemon spiced hop, very bitter esp. in the finish but a bit empty. Body has medium oiliness, some frothiness. Malty nose + hoppy taste. Fine but not very special or memorable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mR_fr0g (7805) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 9, 2016
Can at home picked up from Bottle Shop Bermondsey. A clouded dark orange amber coloured pour with a big rocky off white head. Aroma is nice mix of tropical fruit, tangerine, orange, mango and some raw grains, wheat. Flavour is composed of raw grains, bready, some wheat, mixed fruit, mango, tangerine. Palate is grainy, abrassive carbonation, semi sweet. OK.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hohops (686) - Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2016
Appearance- light amber/orange, a one finger white head which gradually fades. Aroma- orange, caramel malt, tangerine, pineapple, fruit juice, biscuity malt. Taste- bitter hops, grapefruit, pineapple juice, hop resin, pine, biscuit, creamy malt undertones. Reasonably full mouthfeel. Very tasty.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
miquelcrush (2030) - Granollers, SPAIN - MAR 10, 2016
Cervesa suau i amb bon aroma, es nota molt els tocs a caramel i a galeta amb un lleuger toc cítric. Cerveza suave y con buen aroma, se nota mucho los toques a caramelo y a galleta con un ligero toque cítrico.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pedrens (218) - SPAIN - FEB 29, 2016
Base maltosa, caramelosa con aromas frutales, sobre todo naranja y algo resinados. En boca buen ekilibrio dulce amargi para dar lo q es una bitter, con ese pasadillo de lupulo. Buena mierda como todo lo q hace esta gente. Me clavo 4 pintas de esto sin inmutarme.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
sir__v (1689) - Lille, FRANCE - FEB 24, 2016
Cask @ The Rake, London - UK. Color: golden blond beer with no carbonation and small white foam. Smell: hoppy and grassy. Floral hint, hoppy nose. Taste: medium body with good grassy hoppy taste. Good attenuation Very easy drainable. Perfect english style beer with good hoppy notes. Aftertaste: floral and grass with wet bitterness.


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