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


on tap


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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
worldbeertaste (1787) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2012
Deep dark copper colour with a slightly soapy somewhat lasting white thin head. Smells of bitter malt, grape Crush and hops. Slightly chemically.. Medium oily body with soft carbonation. Sweet caramel malt start and a bittersweet fuity finish. Tastes like someone poured grape Crush into by bitter. Lightly toasted with sweet rasin. Smooth but a little heavy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gary (1754) - 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 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
dynamiteninja (1716) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2010
Bottle. Aroma is overwhelmingly Californian raisins. Some citrusy-piney hop aroma too. Bubbles line the glass. Off white head that quickly disappears.Clear amber coloured beer. Medium bitterness with sweet notes. Lively carbonation, a bit of a nasty after taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
tdtm82 (1522) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rand (1410) - 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 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
eduardovl (1192) - 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 ]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dogbomb (1128) - 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 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
scotty (1113) - 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 (1024) - 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.

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