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


on tap


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RATINGS: 110   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rosenbergh (10673) - Tampere, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerCast_Rich (1906) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 13, 2011
[500ml bottle, Booth’s, Preston] Deep ruby red colour with decent white head. Unsurprisingly the prime aroma is raisin, and the prime flavour likewise. There’s a touch of prune juice in there as well. Can’t really taste much hop – mostly juicy red fruit from start to finish. Depends if you like raisins or not, which I actually do [01082007]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
larsga (7313) - 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.)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (25472) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 18, 2011
Bottled (2nd CS/ES Beer Gathering, thanks JP!). Goldeny amber colour with a small white head. Aroma is malty, berryish and also has some slight notes of raisins, floral and grassy hops. Flavour is mild raisins, sweet malts, red berries and some floral and grassy notes. Wellbalanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 9/20
ralphdot (1041) - Billingham, Durham, ENGLAND - JAN 19, 2012
5.0% amber colour with a thin head, fruity aroma, taste is surprisingly raisins with some vanilla.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rauchbier (3808) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2003
Bottle. Amber bronze, poor head and good condition. Malty sweet with a low fruity raisin in the nose. Some hops in the background and a slight estery note develops with warming. Quite dry and earthy in the mouth with the raisins becoming more figgy withy time then a brief suggestion of chilli towards the end. Finish is tinged with caramel and slightly hop bitter. Surely Raisin Cain would have been a better name.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SilkTork (5565) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 1, 2008 June, 2004 Bottle @ Spiesy’s gaff. Elderflower and melon and passion fruit aroma. Amber colour. Sweetish up front leading into a faintly dry and metallic finish. Decent. [3.2]
Feb, 2008 500ml bottle from Morrisons. I keep thinking I don’t like Cains beers, then I have one and I like it. I had this last round at Speisy’s place - and it brings good memories. He did a barbie on his balcony, and we opened a Mead The Geueze that threw the cork across the road. There’s a picture somewhere of his face! Anyway - back the beer. This is nice - there’s a fruity sweetness that - yes - is reminiscent of juicy raisins. There’s a chocolate note, and a hint of rum. Echoes of Old Jamaica chocolate bars! The pasteurised process makes itself felt with a strong boiled sweets character to this, and a muffling of the hops into a disagreeable and lifeless bitter clump. But on the whole it’s an enjoyable drop. [3.0]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
imdownthepub (13395) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2005
Bottled, pasteurised. Copper colour with lasting head. Particularly sweet beer, way too much for me, but with a soft fruity autumnal feel about it. Peach apricot with a hint of grapejuice. Hard going over the full pint, but reasonable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 12, 2006
Golden with a white head. Sweet caramel aroma, strong and buttery. Fruity taste. More citric than raisin. Little bitterness to finish. Didn’t think I’d like this, but it’s not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KnutAlbert (6713) - 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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