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

bottled
available

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.


2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Meilby (7385) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
crossovert (7202) - Illinois, USA - OCT 20, 2011
440ml can. The store called it a "Dark Mild" but it is 4% and called "Finest Bitter". It pours a clear dark mahogany with a fizzy eggshell white head that dissipates with no lacing. The smell is mostly English hops (Goldings) with some cocoa and biscuit. The flavor is okay. Mostly biscuit, some hops and metal. The mouthfeel is thin but slightly "creamy". Just a typical session beer if you donít wanna fill up.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hansen (6569) - Assentoft, DENMARK - SEP 29, 2010
Copper-coloured and clear. Has a white head, medium duration. Faint malty aroma. Flavor is moderate sweet and finish nice bitter. Dry texture.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DrSilverworm (6285) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 23, 2011
440 (14.9oz) can. clear, dark copper color. Thin, persisting creamy cream-colored head. Loose, sliding lace. Light body, smooth, light carbonation. Very easy to drink. Malty, musty, sort of... Like a light skunk to it, but itís charming. The bitter taste is nice. Iím new to this style, so maybe I donít know what a good "bitter" is. Aroma has some chocolate. Shared a bit with my mom, she thought it was under-carbonated, and that the aroma was lacking. I think this is good, though. Underrated brew.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
BVery (6076) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 19, 2014
Can. Clear rich amber pour with a smaller soapy head. Light malt on the nose. Palate is decidedly thin. Mild toasty malts. Not a lot to this.

1.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
BBB63 (6011) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAY 13, 2013
Can and served in my GI Imperial Pint Glass: Pours an okay amber hue with a small fading head and not any lace. The aroma is that of crystal malt, touch of 2-row, touch of Northdown hops, touch of soap and a fair amount of Diacetyl... crystal malt mostly. The taste is far too sweet and buttery even for a English Bitter. The mouthfeel is soft and could have benefited from some creamy nitro bubbles to give it at least a handpull feel. Meh, Blah, below average.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blutt59 (6004) - 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

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
drowland (5989) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SudsMcDuff (5806) - .....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..

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Borup (5779) - Albertslund, DENMARK - MAY 8, 2011
Can from Netto. Clear amber colour with a white head. Aroma and flavour of fruit, hops and caramel.


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 2 3  4  5 6 7 » 15


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