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

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RATINGS: 109   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.98   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.


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.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Grzesiek79 (3267) - Radom, POLAND - SEP 11, 2012
Genialne piwo słodkawo-gożkie. Dodając amerykańskich rodzynek zyskało na smaku i aromacie. Ciekawe i godne polecenia piwo

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JonMoore (1878) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 30, 2005
Bottle. Amber colour with slim off white head. Fruity, sweet aroma. Flavour is very nice raisins, malt and caramel. Dry and slightlt bitter finish. Medium bodied. Very nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wyzzywyz22 (1976) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - MAR 28, 2008
Bottle from the Brewey tap, Cains Brewery. I can understand why this may not be to everyones taste, but I found this to be a great beer. Pours darkish ruddy amber. Raisins clearly evident in the aroma. Taste is full bodied, sweet for sure but not overpoweringly so. There is a really refreshing tang about this which gives way to a crisp lingering dry finish. Recommended la.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bov (9629) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JUN 14, 2005
from the Fête de la Bière 2005, Lausanne - slightly hazy amber coloured, little irregular foam, solid hoppy nose showing notes of honey, raisin and apple, the whole being supported by a strong aromatic hoppiness,; clean palate with a more than respectable bitterness, the finish end s dry with lingering notes of hops and honey

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AndreasJaeger (505) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 15, 2006
amber color, creamy head. Sweet malty aromas with a hint of raisin. Medium body malty taste with a lot of sweet raisin.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cunningham (4678) - Halden, NORWAY - SEP 10, 2012
Amber colour with a tan head. Sweet fruity nose. A nice rich flavour. Fruity with notes of plum and probably raisins. Also some toffee and vanilla. My favourite beer from Cains.
[Bottle from a friend in Liverpool]

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ethereal (2417) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUN 27, 2008
Bottle from Nelson Wines. Lively, clear amber with a line of head. The aroma and flavour are a mix of toffee, burnt sugar, malt and raisin, but the raisin is thankfully not over strong. Quite honeyed too. Smooth palate. Nice stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (7804) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - AUG 30, 2010
Bottle. Sweet light raisin and barley malt aroma. Dark amber color with large head. Lightly sweet raisin, toffee malt and lightly bitter grassy hops. Medium body. Raisin beer didn’t really sound like it was going to be very good but this surprised me - Very nice beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Martin243 (786) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2011
500ml Bottle pours amber with an offwhite head. Aroma is, unsuprisingly, fruity, and the taste is Juicy plump rasins and beer. I know comparisons are odious, but how come this combination works to good effect, while Wells Banana Bread doesn’t (for me)?


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