RateBeer
overall
29
28
style
Formerly brewed at Cains
Style: Bitter
Liverpool, England
Serve in English pint

bottling
unknown

on tap
available

Regional Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 149   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.83   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Pasteurised in kegs and cans (previously pasteurised in bottles too).
Previously known as Cains Traditional Bitter.
NOTE: Only ratings for the canned and kegged version should be posted here. The cask version has a separate listing.
A regular winner of awards for quality and flavour, and winner of the silver medal at the International Brewing Industry Awards 2002, this refreshing yet full-bodied bitter is a favourite with beer drinkers everywhere. The rich flavours of premium malt and goldings hops are unmistakable in this well balanced, traditionally brewed bitter.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blutt59 (6036) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 11, 2011
Canned, via trade with papsoe, amber ruby color with non stop foam, aroma and flavor of old library, caramel, bitter astringent hops, thin finish

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
gunnfryd (11232) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 5, 2011
Brown colour with a beige head. aroma is malt, caramel, grass. Flavour is malt, caramel, hop, grass. Boring thin beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jsmerig (1291) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 11, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2011 Fairly bland overall. Poured nice from a tap at Iron Abbey in Horsham, PA. Rich amber color with a welcoming head. Recognized some maltiness and a bit of hops, but overall very bland. Revised with can comments. Flavor is a bit more complex and full flavored when drinking from can. well bAlnced between malt an hops. Subtle bitterness towards the end finishing with nice rich malt notes.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Borup (6306) - Albertslund, DENMARK - MAY 8, 2011
Can from Netto. Clear amber colour with a white head. Aroma and flavour of fruit, hops and caramel.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Meilby (8271) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 23, 2011
Can 440ml @ Geokkjer
Pours clear brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt and grassy hops. Taste is light sweet and light bitter. Body is light, texture is thin, carbonation is soft.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Geokkjer (6016) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 20, 2011
Can.Pours Amber with a white head.Aroma is fruity , malty and floral.Flavor is sweet and bitter with some malty notes.Thin body, soft carbonation.Thin boring bitter.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Velkyal (298) - Gordonsville, Virginia, USA - FEB 27, 2011
UPDATED: FEB 28, 2011 Pours russet with a creamy off white. The aroma is light toffee and some spicy hops. Tastewise it is plenty of caramel, backed with a crisp hoppy bite. A touch thin, but easy drinking.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (8993) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 27, 2011
Served on draft at Mellow Mushroom Charlottesville, VA. Pours a clear copper color with a medium sized creamy head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of floral hops and caramel malts. The taste is caramel, toasted malts, bitter leafy hops and a faint bit of fruitiness. Medium bodied. Very drinkable.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
NosirIwont (2006) - Aalborg Vestby, DENMARK - JAN 31, 2011
Can. Pours a clear light brown with a creamy beige head. Weak aroma; sweetish and hoppy. Okay in itself, but just too weak – would have scored higher if it had been more powerful. Flavour is fruity and hoppy (with a bit of citrus) with notes of winegums (like Bassett’s blackcurrant). Bitter, malty finish, tart with a fruity touch. 22.10.10.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Rasmus40 (11913) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 25, 2011
Clear amber with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, fruity, malty, caramel and light hoppy. Light sweet flavor and only light bitter. Thin body and watery. Boring. 070111


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1 « 8 9 10  11  12 13 14


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50