HopTsing (427) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - AUG 5, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From the can poured a nice, dark amber brew with a creamy, light tan head. Well balanced flavors and aromas of malt and hops. Full bodied and delicious.
jonas (5697) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - NOV 23, 2001
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tried the can version. Mild taste of aromahops, fairly transparent not that remarkable.
Ungstrup (29474) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 17, 2002
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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)
jsmerig (1260) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 11, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
rangerred (936) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - NOV 2, 2011
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured out of a can into a pint glass.
Appearance is a beautiful rich copper with a 1.5 finger head that slowly fades into a thin layer.
Smell is of rich caramel malt
Taste is toffee and caramel with a nice crisp grassy flavor. Finishes slightly clean.
To me this is an average to above average bitter compared to what is available here is the States. I like the low abv and could see myself drinking a lot of these.
ralphdot (988) - Billingham, Durham, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
4.0% amber colour with a nice but thin head, sweet malt aroma, fruity malt taste and moderately bitter, nice.
iammadeofjelly (192) - Liverpool, Merseyside, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2005
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Having recently moved to liverpool from staffordshire (where marston’s beers rule) i was inclined to try the local brew. In the case of cain’s 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 cain’s beers.
Bov (9602) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JUN 21, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
canned, labeled Finest Bitter; from the Fête de la Bière 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
mike_77 (3220) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 6, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A medium brown bitter topped with a thin creamy head. Clean and fresh beer with a hint of floral hop and a dry finish.
Drake (8617) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 27, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.