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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 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Marthinus (276) - DENMARK - APR 30, 2010
light amber color with a small white head. Sweet aroma with fruits, raisin, sweets and slightly bitter hints.Bottle

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
beervis (243) - Taylor’s Country, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 15, 2007
aroma sweet, malty and fruity, like malt loaf. poured light copper with thin diminishing head. fruit flavours, flowery hops, rich and slightly sticky on the palate. finish fruity and slightly sour. enjoyable enough, and a little different.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Firefly54 (228) - - APR 1, 2013
Sweet malty aroma, raisins come through, some caramel. Taste follows the nose. It’s actually quite pleasant and very drinkable albeit a bit boring and a little too sweet.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
HogcliffeLenny (162) - Christchurch, Dorset, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2008
Bottle 500ml from Morrisons in Barry. Amber pour with no head. Aroma of stewed vine fruits. Unsurprisingly, vine fruits come through in the flavour. As Fin points out, there is an artificial sweetness to it. The aftertaste is just like that of a 1970s 1 cal drink. Nothing particularly warms me towards this one

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BigBilly (127) - London W3 6PF, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2006
500ml brown bottle. Poured a clear amber with strong carbonation & good frothy white head. Forms crop circles when left to settle. Some lacing. Graet malt raisin nose. Pleasant sweet malt biscuit flavour-no raisins.Neutral mouthfeel slightly bitter finish. Llike Cains FA the mouthfeel makes this an easy brew to swig down in large quantities easily tricking you to be fooled by its potency.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Coxy (41) - Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 18, 2009
Aroma: Sweet raisin with a earthy malt smell. Appearance: Redish amber, light bubbles, with a small head that dissapates. Taste: More pleasant than the aroma with a taste of the obvious raisin, sweet honey, and sugary malt. Palate: Fairly full bodied and quite a lively feel in the mouth. The finish is sweet. Overall: A mixed beer with some good qualities, it’s less obvious than you might think and is definitely worth a try.

2.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
PartyBear (29) - Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2009
Appearance: Reddish amber in colour, with a creamy head of fine bubbles. Lightly carbonated. Aroma: Sugary malts, with a strong spiciness, possibly cinnamon. The smell of dark fruits is clear, led by raisins. Slightly metallic. There is also a dusty smell, like an old room...yeah, weird, huh? Taste: The flavours are fruity, supported by the strong raisin and grape tastes. There is a mellow sweetness that persists through to the end, which is characterised by subtle fruit sugars, and a faint honey. Mouthfeel: The body is on the heavy side of medium. Quite clingy feel, but smooth texture. Drinkability: This beer seems to evoke a love or hate response, manly due to its irregular flavours. I come down more on the ’love’ side but this is due to the taste. The aromas are not great, and had me expecting something terrible from the taste but I was pleasantly surprised by the rich fruity malts and gentle sweetness. An unusual beer but a good one; try it!

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
ssd (2) - USA - FEB 21, 2004 does not count
It must be pretty difficult to make a really good fruit beer, because so many breweries make fruit beers that are so cloyingly sweet that it hurts your throat. This is rich and full flavored, but is definately a beer, not just a fruity alchopop.


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