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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.


2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Rasmus40 (11197) - 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

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
thewolf (11183) - Kolding, DENMARK - OCT 19, 2010
Can. [thanks, bigbro]
Pours dark coppery amber with a small, frothy, off-white film head. Aroma is doughy, light caramel, mildly toasted. Highish carbonation, a tad thin and watery. Flavour has caramel, light toasted, grassy notes, mild bitter and quite dry finish. Average.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chrisv10 (11117) - DENMARK - SEP 27, 2010
50 cl can. Clear golden/amber with small white head. Flavour is malt, caramel, hops and fruit.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Christian (11092) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 27, 2010
Amber with a small white head. Aroma of grass and caramel. Sweet grassy and caramel flavour with a slightly bitter finish

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (11046) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 4, 2013
Can from Malt & Vine. Pours dark amber with an off-white head. Aroma is med caramel with citrus/floral. Med body, nearly. Flavor is roasty malt with some fruit/floral. Light pitted fruit, but the finish is more bitter and malty. Decent drink.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011

Name: Finest Bitter
Date: October 27, 2011
Mode: Can
Source: Hop City, Atlanta
Appearance: clear dark copper, fine dirty white head, bits of lace
Aroma: sweet bready aroma, caramel sweetness, light earthyness
Flavor: sweet bready flavor, caramel sweetness is well balanced by earthyness, light bitterness
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Rating: 2.9/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: ** /4

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Pinball (10793) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 31, 2010
50cl can from netto blågårdsgade. clear red amber, very smooth large offwhite to light-brownish head. "smooth" sweet malty and bitterhoppy aroma. flavor is caramelly, sweet malty, bitter, hops that taste slighly like metal, "flat" hops.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tmoney99 (10660) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 26, 2011
Can. Poured clear light brown color with an average off-white head that mostly lasted with fair lacing. Medium toasted sweet malt aroma. Medium body with a thin smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium sweet malt flavor with a medium sweet & bitter finish of moderate duration. Soft drinkable brew.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HenrikSoegaard (10530) - Randers, DENMARK - SEP 29, 2010
Can from netto. Creamy white good mostly lasting head. Brown-amber colour. Moderate malty and light hoppy aroma. Moderate bitter flavor. Some maltsweetness. Average finish. Oily palate.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
gunnfryd (10528) - 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.


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