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


on tap

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RATINGS: 148   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.83   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerandBlues2 (9068) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - FEB 14, 2012
Can. Pours clear brown with a small, frothy off-white head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is cookie and biscuit malt, light fruity esters and earthy hops. Flavor is malt forward with heavy hops and medium bitterness with a dry finish. Light body, warmth and carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
GJF (1201) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - FEB 12, 2012
Personally, I think itís whatís wrong with too many British beers. This is a thin beer without much flavor. A bit of breadiness, slight hop bite at the end, but overall itís too flat (I know, I know, itís the "style" but itís too often an excuse for bad brit beers) without enough bitter.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Errl (1309) - Plano, Texas, USA - FEB 12, 2012
(440ml can Thanks to bu11zeye) Pour is brown with off white head..Aroma of roasted malts, leather, nutty...Taste is toasty malts, cereal, toffee earth..Palate is silky with low bitterness..

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 9, 2012
16oz. Can: Aroma of malt, nuts, toast, hopping, Earth, and bread. Poured deep amber/orange in color with a small, loose, off-white head as a film on top of the beer only. Clear. Sparkling. Flavor is lightly sweet and lightly bitter. Tastes of malt, bread, nuts, slight hops, and Earth. Light body. Dry texture. Average carbonation. Malt, Earth, nuts, slight hops, and bread finish is lightly sweet, lightly bitter and dry.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 9, 2012
(440ml can) Pours a clear amber body with a medium creamy off-white head and nice lacing. Aroma of mustiness, nuts, roasted malt, biscuit, and grain. Flavor of biscuit, roasted malt, light cocoa, and dry peanuts.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SudsMcDuff (5659) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - FEB 3, 2012
14.9 oz CaN .. Pours a deep tan brown .. light to medium head, light lacing .. . light cereal, bark, soil, and pancake burnings .. . decent .. . i like my sex how i like my basketball - 1 on 1 and with as little dribbling as possible..

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
ktrowland (10) - Florida, USA - JAN 29, 2012
1/29/12. 16oz can. My cats donít like it and neither do I. Meow me meow meeeeowww. It tastes disgusting like disgusting bile.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
ralphdot (973) - Billingham, Durham, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2012
4.0% amber colour with a nice but thin head, sweet malt aroma, fruity malt taste and moderately bitter, nice.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
zombywoof (444) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - JAN 20, 2012
Very watery bitter. Thin light caramel and metal. Raisin and paper. Pretty lightweight fare even for a bitter.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
drowland (5953) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - JAN 16, 2012
1/16/12. 16oz can. Clear ruby pour with a small tan head that sticks. Light caramel aroma with toasted breads, caramel, a bit of metal, and green apples. Sweet caramel flavor with toasted breads, more metal, and sweet green apples. This is a glass of disaster.

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