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Formerly brewed at Cains
Style: Fruit Beer
Liverpool, England
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RATINGS: 108   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle: Pasteurised.
A rich fruit and amber ale with succulent Californian raisins. Choicest hops give depth, density and complexity.


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Maria (10124) - Thisted, DENMARK - MAY 20, 2011
It’s dark bronze with a creamy head, and after having become a little warmer, the notes appear more clearly. Both aroma and the sweet flavour has notes of malt, fruit and hints of raisin, and the finish is dry with hints of citrus and candy-sugar. Not as interesting as I hoped.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerCast_Rich (1847) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 13, 2011
[500ml bottle, Booth’s, Preston] Deep ruby red colour with decent white head. Unsurprisingly the prime aroma is raisin, and the prime flavour likewise. There’s a touch of prune juice in there as well. Can’t really taste much hop – mostly juicy red fruit from start to finish. Depends if you like raisins or not, which I actually do [01082007]

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
undercurrent25 (1372) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2011
This tastes like an average bitter, no strong flavours come through and I couldn’t taste the raisins very much

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gary (1324) - Brentford, London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2011
(bottled) The concept of a raisin beer is cool , especially in something like an Imperial stout , this is ok for what it is. butterscotch like malt nose , with earthy hops , but im not getting raisins. Its rich and malty , there are some raisin like notes on the palate , but subtle for a beer that has raisins in the name and bottle pic. Its more like when you get raisin flavours in big dark Belgians or Stouts.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sigmund (4936) - Tau, NORWAY - FEB 9, 2011
500 ml bottle, from Voldby Købmandsgård, Denmark. ABV is 5.0%. Deep golden to copper colour, moderate white head. Fruity aroma with distinct notes of raisins and grape juice. The flavour is a fairly nice blend of malts and raisins, not too sweet, with moderate hops in the finish and aftertaste. Quite enjoyable.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jsquire (3387) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - JAN 20, 2011
Light amber color out of the bottle with a thin white head. Fruity raisin and apple nose with some malty sweetness. The flavor has the malty sweetness along with plenty of dried fruits, raisins and apples. There is a greenish hop finish. Interesting fruit beer. Thanks to Secret Santa for this bottle.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (14306) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2011
19th February 2008
A sweet smooth beer with a smooth malty finish that has something going on that maybe raisins! But it’s very subtle!

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rosenbergh (6491) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 10, 2011
500 ml bottle. Little Wymondley, Stevenage, England.
Clear amber colour with tiny off-white head. Caramel, dark fruits and raisins in fruity sweet aroma. Sugar, raisins, dark fruits, some hops and malt in flavour.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
tdtm82 (668) - Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 2, 2010
Bottle; 50cl, Morrison’s supermarket. Poured into Wandsworth beer festival glass, no head, golden copper appearance, murky. Aroma is very sweet malts. raisins and toffee. Taste is raisins, sweet malts, toffee, some butterscotch, metallic off-taste, bone dry texture, very very malty, caramel and plum. Feel this has been kept badly and is a little shot.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
FrankJohansen (3602) - Sabro, DENMARK - OCT 31, 2010
UPDATED: APR 24, 2012 Bottle. Clear golden orange colour with a small white head. Aroma is malty fruits (raisin?).


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