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

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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.


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RichardGretton (4247) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 6, 2003
Amber ale with little head and a lighlty fruit nose. The flavour is definately raisin like, but rather caramel like as well with a bitter finish. Ok for a fruit beer/generic English ale combination.

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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 24, 2007
Bottle thanks to cgravieuk. Loads of rich fruity malt in the aroma, plums and noteable raisin, almond sweetness. Taste is rich maltys, biscuity toffee, not as much fruit as the aroma, peppery hints with spicey dark fruits in the finish, pluckering in the mouth. Nice bottled ale forsure.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beth101 (531) - West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 15, 2008
dark caramel colour with a nice white head. Fruity smell with a hint of plum. Smooth. tasted like plum wine.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maeib (8726) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - OCT 3, 2011
Bottled. A dark brown coloured beer with a tiny whitish head. A very full aroma of brown fruits and sweet booze with a hint of spice too. Fruity in the mouth but quite dry in the finish. Deep fruits. Quite nice and interesting.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
berkshirejohn (4534) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2008
500ml bottle from Morrisons - "Official Beer - Liverpool - European Capital of Culture - 2008" Copper with a loose off-white head; sweet and spicy aroma; delicately fruity flavour - purple fruit - blackberry, damson, plum; then becoming sweet and vinous with a warming finish. Rather good.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
keepersj12 (2693) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - FEB 6, 2010
Alas, my last bottle from the shores of England thanks to my friend wyzzywyz22. Decent fruit beer with a nice subtle aroma of malt, grass and just a hint of raisins.Nice looking clear amber with a small head. All beer looks good to me though. Flavor is subdued with a nice balance of malt and hops with just a touch of the raisins. Better than I thought after seeing the label. Oh and by the looks of it, just the second Yank to rate it.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (31220) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 10, 2010
50 cL bottle. Pours cloudy dark orange with a small white head. Aroma is caramelish and mild fruity. Fruity and hoppy flavoured. Mild citrusy. Mild spiced and citrusy flavoured into a mild dry bitter finish. Slight phenolic. Dry and hoppy into the far finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stravale (2103) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - JAN 11, 2013
Bottle from Tesco Formby 110113
Amber, clear, frothy white head, good lacing
Aroma - Very fruity, plum and raisin, soft caramel in background, nice fruits
Taste - Very mellow, sweet plum and raisin, soft caramel malts, simple
Palate - Medium carb, thin to medium body, fairly oily, smooth. Finish - slightly dry, soft bitter finish, light lingering
Overall - Easy uncomplicated soft fruit ale. It’s quite pleasant actually

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dogbomb (944) - 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.


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