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Formerly brewed at Cains
Style: Bitter
Liverpool, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 149   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.83   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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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.


2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
fiulijn (15217) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 26, 2005
Can
Amber color. Some hop aroma. Some sweetness, but too simple taste, some malt and caramel, not enough bitter.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
iammadeofjelly (192) - Liverpool, Merseyside, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2005
Having recently moved to liverpool from staffordshire (where marstonís beers rule) i was inclined to try the local brew. In the case of cainís i was very pleased. Rather mild but fruity flavour. A good pint poured from a pump (not a silly tap). I shall be sampling the other cainís beers.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madsberg (10457) - SÝborg, DENMARK - AUG 7, 2005
On tap: Clear dark amber/orange coloured. Huge white head. Not much going on in the nose. A little hoppy. Flavour has a fine bitterness and is a little fruity. Ends with a pleasant bitterness. Good beer, which is still served at SmÝrum Golfcenter. Drunk april 2003 and was wrongfully placed under the cask-version.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bov (9755) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JUN 21, 2005
canned, labeled Finest Bitter; from the FÍte de la BiŤre 2005, Lausanne - dark and bright amber colour, very shy foam, the nose shows a pleasant aromatic hoppiness with deep flowery notes and a touch of red fruits and honey in the background, low carbonation and a good malt backbone, a moderate but long lasting bitterness while the hops show themselves a last time in a quite malty aftertaste

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rauchbier (3633) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JUN 12, 2004
Can. Deep chestnut, thin shortlived white head and low condition. Typical English aromas of toffee, caramel and hops in the nose. Toffee more prominent in the mouth although the hops start to kick in later on and contribute a touch of delicate bitterness in the finish. There is a faint suggestion of sweet smokiness throughout, although that may have just been wishful thinking on my part.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
RobBestwick (598) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 24, 2003
sampled from 500ml can, mild bitter and slightly rusty aroma, dark bronze in colour with an off white head, bitter taste with some biscuity and bicuit like notes, low carbonation, long bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ungstrup (29802) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 17, 2002
A dark amber beer with a fine head. It has a sweet aroma of malt with hints of fruitiness. The flavor is a nice flat english bitterness. It contains notes of smoked malt in a good malt blend, that gives it a nice slight sweetness before it ends on a great dry hoppy bitterness. Definatly a great beer, I wish I knew where I could buy it (I got mine from the brewmaster at Ceres when Ceres still owned Cains)

1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
HansJM (358) - NORWAY - DEC 8, 2001
Tried the bottled version - for Denmark....It didnít taste good.

3.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jonas (5772) - Garching b. MŁnchen, GERMANY - NOV 23, 2001
Tried the can version. Mild taste of aromahops, fairly transparent not that remarkable.


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