Formerly brewed at Cains
Style: Fruit Beer/Radler
Liverpool, England
Serve in Flute, Shaker


on tap


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RATINGS: 109   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.98   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Bottle: Pasteurised.
A rich fruit and amber ale with succulent Californian raisins. Choicest hops give depth, density and complexity.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
undercurrent25 (1563) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gary (1502) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rand (1299) - SWITZERLAND - MAY 12, 2012
Bottle 500 ml from Bier-Bienne (CH). Beer colour Sherry Medium Dry, aromas of ripe fruits, malt, honey and plum, Sherry-Marsala. The taste is slight, very fruity, grape juice and Marc, hints of Pineau des Charentes. The flavors come together without fusing, dry fruits, almond, aromatic bitterness, earthy and grassy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
niquillis (1290) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 30, 2011
Bottle from Bargain Booze. Pours amber with a very fine white head. An amber ale with a grape/raisin aftertaste that is not strong. Over carbonated in my opinion.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
swooper (1247) - Cambridge and Kladno(Czech Rep.), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - DEC 17, 2012
from Asda, aroma of dark fruits, not sure if raisns. Nice rich copper redish colour clear with no head, medium sweetness, light a bit sharpy bitterness, medium body, soft carbonation, not sure about this beer, average ale from my point of view

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
scotty (1071) - SCOTLAND - AUG 23, 2008
Bottle from Morrisons. Slightly hazy head white and fading fast. Nose fruity and spicy, palate is smooth and overwhelmingly bland, only flavour is a hint of bitter fruit on the finish. A poor Cains brew, nice idea but needs some work methinks.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
phredrik (1011) - Copenhagen (formerly Aalborg), DENMARK - APR 15, 2010
Light amber with small white head. Malt dominated nose with a bit of caramel and little raisin. Slightly hoppy. Taste has caramel, a bit of fruitiness, dark, dried fruits like raisins, figs. High carbonation, small to medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 9/20
ralphdot (1002) - Billingham, Durham, ENGLAND - JAN 19, 2012
5.0% amber colour with a thin head, fruity aroma, taste is surprisingly raisins with some vanilla.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dogbomb (996) - ENGLAND - APR 3, 2013
Bottle. Slightly hazy gold with a small white thin head. Lots of scent - obvious raisins, boiled plums, a lovely malt sweetness about it. Some banana. In the mouth, the raisin becomes a bit more clarified. Dried fruits and a light grape. Sweetness on the tongue, followed by a bitter finish and some more banana. Pleasant enough, and surprisingly deep. Finish could be a little longer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
eduardovl (992) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
500ml bottle served in a pint glass. A: Pours a orange to nutty color. Clear. Forms a small fizzy white head. Small retention and some lacings left S: Sweet and fruity in the nose. Mainly caramel malts with notes of raisins. Metallic. Notes of leather. Yeasts and some flowery hops in the end T: Follows the nose. Sweet upfront. Toffee, caramel, caramel malts, raisins, yeasts and flowery hops. Metallic too. Good hoppy bitterness M: Light watery body. Medium to low carbonation. Light bitter aftertaste O: Medium drinkability. Well, not bad since I’ve paid only 1 CHF (around 1 dollar) for the bottle [ BA Review @ 9/22/2012 ]

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