Broughton Merlin’s Ale (Bottle)

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Brewed by Broughton
Style: Bitter
Biggar, Scotland
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 236   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.91/5   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle; Pasteurised.
A light golden hoppy beer with a malty character, a clean dry hop-bitter aftertaste and a delicate floral hop aroma.
Major ingredients are:-
Optic Pale Ale Malt and Crystal Malt. Hops used are English grown Challenger, with Bramling Cross for aroma.

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2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Countbeer (6549) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - MAY 15, 2017
Bottle: Served in a Duvel glass: Almost clear orange body. White head on top. Nose of crispy spice/herbs, light malty, light soapy, some carbo gass and light fruity.. Flavour is malty, bitter, herbs, corn, light fruity, light bready... Aftertaste is herb, light bitter and some porridge... Low carbo, creamy mouthfeel, low to medium bodied. Meh...

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Idiosynkrasie (7318) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - MAR 22, 2017
500ml bottle. Minimally milky, deep golden colour with small, creamy, half-way lasting, minimally lacing, off-white head. Floral and fruity, hoppy aroma, sweet-ish notes of red berries, strawberry, biscuity malty background. Taste is moderately sweet biscuity malty, floral hoppy overtones, fruity hints of red berries, strawberry; quite watery overall.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
allmyvinyl (10388) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 12, 2017
500ml bottle at home. Pours clear pale gold with a thin white head. Aromas of light malt, lagery, light citrus. Taste is light sweet, faint astringent bitterness. Thin finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DwarfeD (3373) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - NOV 4, 2016
50cl bottle at home. Pale golden with a medium white soapy head. Light to medium body with moderate carbonation. Subtle bitter and sweet tones. Caramel, malts, subtle pine and grapefruit. Tasty and refreshing.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
blackisle (2459) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - SEP 22, 2016
Bottle 50cl. Poured into a lager glass. Cloudy pale golden, tall frothy off-white head, recedes slowly, good lacing; aroma pale malts, grapefruit, pine; taste medium sweet and bitter, malty, bit fruity; bittersweet, light fruity, spicy notes; medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation; nice and solid ale.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Manslow (1566) - Warsaw, POLAND - MAY 21, 2016
Butelka 0,5l Kolor bursztynowy, piana średnia oblepia jednak szkło. Aromat chmielowy z tytoniem na finiszu. Trochę herbatników, nagazowanie lekkie, lekko gorzkie. Chmiel z tytoniem na finiszu, dobre piwo.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Marduk (7487) - Reval, ESTONIA - MAR 7, 2016
500ml bottle (Maxima XXX, Riga). Hazy pale amber color. Medium size, beige bubbly head, stays. Hop pellets, malty, sweet, bit of apples in aroma. Malty, grainy, hop pellets in taste. Spicy hops and pleasant maltiness in aftertaste. Light body. Quite pleasant in the mouth. Enjoyable brew.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
chrisv10 (16716) - DENMARK - DEC 25, 2015
Bottle, 4.2%. Slightly hazy amber with small off-white head. Aroma is malt, caramel, biscuit, hop and a little grass. Flavour is malt, caramel, little toasted, biscuit, little grass, hop, medium sweet and a little bitter.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
zacgillbanks (5070) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2015
Bottle from Booths, Ripon. Bright amber coloured with a rich malty, nutty and toffee flavour with red fruit and almond on the smooth bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sound67 (731) - Offenbach, GERMANY - SEP 20, 2015
Maker: Broughton Ales, Biggar, Scotland *** Beer: Broughton Merlin’s Ale (bottled, 500ml) *** Style: Bitter (?!) *** ALC.VOL.: 4.2% *** "A light golden hoppy beer with a malty character, a clean dry hop-bitter aftertaste and a delicate floral hop aroma." [brewery note] *** Colour: Light, slightly hazy amber with a small, fluffy off-white head. *** Nose: Flowery hops, caramel malt, citrus. *** Texture: Medium body, hardly watery. Moderate carbonation. *** Taste: Biscuit malt, a sharp herbal & citrusy note at first. Pine. Resinous(!) towards the middle, with floral hops, pine, black tea. Finish is resinous pine against set against malt, with a moderately long after taste of pine and lemon. *** Impressions: Not really a "bitter" (Thanks!), more of a pale ale. Pine, floral hops and citrus aren’t typical of the English bitter style. Nice, thirst-quenching pale ale then, with a nice malty backdrop but a dominance of hops.


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