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Cains Calcutta Pale Ale

Formerly brewed at Cains
Style: Bitter
Liverpool, England
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 2.38/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.45/5   EST. CALORIES: 84   ABV: 2.8%
Can: Filtered.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
leaparsons (9949) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 19, 2012
Can. Dull golden brown with a firm off white foam. Aromas are toffee malts with biscuit and traces of pineapple. Hints of metal with dusty yeast. Flavours are light biscuit malts with soapy detergent and a hint of citrus. Low nuttiness with a soft hop finish. Average.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
burgess1984 (51) - ENGLAND - APR 28, 2012
The best thing about this beer is the can it comes in. Okay, as mentioned previously it does have a lot of body given its strength. I was expecting some hoppyness but was let down.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
FaithHealer1 (358) - SCOTLAND - APR 7, 2012
UPDATED: JUN 18, 2013 Can at Dan’s. Pours a gold, small head. Aroma.is the most interesting part - a bit of cider, definite, though not unpleasant ketchup note. Taste is extraordinarily nothingy. I would say ’hints of malt and hops’ if I thought there actually was any. A shade harsh, but aside from some bitterness, it is featureless. Admirably full body for the ABV. Aside from that, I’m tempted to wash my dishes in it, as it’s that bland.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jacob23_5 (128) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 7, 2012
Tinny. Ketchupy nose which is far from unpleasant. Tastes somewhat undisastrous, but still on the bland side. Still, not bad at all for 2.8%.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
dantheman278 (1361) - SCOTLAND - APR 7, 2012
Can at home. Thanks cgarvieuk! Pale orange amber pour, thin white head fades to very little. Nose is light bready caramel malt, hint of metallic grassy hop. Palate is pretty thin and bland to start with, followed by hints of caramel and a grassy hop finish. Very very thin, but the flavours aren’t horrible considering the ABV.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
joe19612 (2618) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAR 31, 2012
Can from Tesco. Pours a dark brown colour with a thin white head, light malty aroma with a hint of orange, the taste is light malt and some hops with a dry bitter finish.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
DanielBrown (4381) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 27, 2012
Can from Tesco, Witton. Darkish brown, or perhaps creosoted amber. Smells like plastic sheeting. Taste is almost non-existent. How they can attribute anything Indian to this is mind boggling. Hops? What hops? Thin in gob, with a mere dusting of furniture tang for a faint flavoured finish. .

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cgarvieuk (21897) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 19, 2012
can at home ... amber .. thin white head ... light metalic hop ... sweet fruits nose ... bitter front ... soft sweet malts ... light pine hop ...again hint of metalic hop ... light sweet sugers ... ok but not great ... some orange and pineapple tones... for 2.8 this is pretty decent.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 19, 2012
Can from Craig. Pours an amber brown colour with a yellowish - beige head that dies away early. Aroma is quite yeasty with pine and pineapple hop notes. Treacle and alcohol are also fairly present. Similar flavours with treacle upfront, caramel and a nice bitter finish. Mild carbonation and CO2 prickle with an oily mouth-feel. This is surprisingly full bodied given the 2.8% abv. Not bad.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
imdownthepub (13395) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2012
Tinned, 440ml from Tesco, Banbury. Carbonated amber with short lived head. Thin, watery malt mix, no hop impact despite the Calcutta Pale Ale moniker. A gnat p**s of a beer. Very poor.

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