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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.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
chriso (7347) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 5, 2004
Beer #28 at Spiesy’s. Mid amber colour. A very soft, fruity beer, although I can’t say I picked out the raisins specifically. Not bad, but not spectacular. 500ml pasteurised bottle from Tesco. BBE 31 December 2004.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Meilby (7280) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 12, 2011
Bottle 500ml @ Geokkjer
Pours clear deep golden with a white head. Aroma has notes of malt, sugar, raisin and light grassy hops. Taste is light to medium sweet and light bitter. Body is light, texture is thin, carbonation is soft.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Fin (7276) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2008
Can’t remember where this one came from, if it was from Ian Harrisoni (thanks) but equally I may have got it from Morrissons at Aylesbury so in that case thanks to me Amber in colour with some bubbles around the rim. Some sweet fruits on the nose. Found this to be just a bit tiresom had plenty of sweetness but it tasted artificial bit sacchriney, not much bitterness, in fact not much at all really chucked the last third of it away as became bored of it.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 15, 2007
A Mes rate: 50cl bottle at a really decent and very cheap food place in Liverpool. Nose is plum and raisin and a slight tinge of hops. Flavour is similar but very sweet, floral and synthetic. Not a fan of raisins full stop. Surprised I thought the beer was ok. Didn’t finish it though...

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
DruncanVeasey (7112) - NUNEATON, Top 13, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JUL 6, 2008
Bronze with white halo. Needs some agitation to be roused into any kind of head, and it dies fairly instantly. Smells promising (once it’s de-chilled), with brazen caramel, vanilla pod, creaky tun, chewy raisin, very subtle Goldings-like mustiness creeping up in the background. Flavours of rum-sodden barrel, gnawed pencil, candle wax, caramel, walnut, stale paperiness, butter cookie. What happened to the raisins?

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rosenbergh (6585) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Plovmand (6320) - Helsinge, DENMARK - JUL 30, 2010
Bottle. Hazy light amber with a medium off white head. The aroma is fruit, raisin and sweet caramel. The flavour is quite bitter with notes of fruit, light spice and some hops. Bitter hoppy finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
downender (6164) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2009
Bottle from Sainsburys, Warrington. Very lively pour, with a big off-white head and plenty of carbonation. Prominent raisin aroma with some caramel and spicy hops. Fruity flavour, with more sweetness and a short, bitter finish. The raisin edge became cloying as more of the bottle was drunk. Ok.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
larsga (6140) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 18, 2011
Medium offwhite head. Clear amber body. Fruity earthy raisiny aroma with perfumy notes. Dry-sweet plastic earthy mealy taste with wooden notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, soft mouthfeel. Dry fruity earthy plastic aftertaste with mealy buttery notes. Not bad, but could do without the plastic. (0.1l from bottle at DBF’11.)

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KnutAlbert (6012) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 25, 2010
Bottle at Copenhagen Beer Festival. Fruity, sweet, nice raisin aftertaste. High carbonation, probably necessary to avoid it to get too cloying.


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