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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.


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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - JUN 29, 2013
Maple in color with a lingering froth. Mild aromatics of bitter with a touch of baked malt sugar like cake bread. Soft on the tongue, bitterness up front with a malty character on the brink. The finish is bitter and lingers.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
trapez (1514) - Hilleroed, DENMARK - OCT 16, 2010
Can. Aroma of malt and nuts. Golden amber colour with small beige head. Malt flavour with only slight hops bitterness. More bread yjan bitter. Low carbonation. A bit watery.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Geokkjer (5720) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 20, 2011
Can.Pours Amber with a white head.Aroma is fruity , malty and floral.Flavor is sweet and bitter with some malty notes.Thin body, soft carbonation.Thin boring bitter.

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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
GhostFace (321) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 17, 2011
pour from a can. pours a watery brown with little head. i picked up on some caramel and bread. very slightly roasty on the tongue with some earthy sweetness. light bodied. ehhhhh

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
BBB63 (6037) - 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.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
rondphoto (2004) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - NOV 10, 2011
I have to agree with degbert (2 ratings before mine) that this looks right, but misses badly. There is a definite vegetable, even smokey taste that, while not a loser, is certainly not a bitter. The over-riding description would be thin and watery with an odd taste covering the traditional caramel malt with light hops.

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   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
obguthr (3828) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JUN 24, 2012
Draft: Body odor smell. Crystal clear chestnut, medium off white head. Mildly nutty, but somewhat like dishwater. Thin and watery.

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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
dyetube (1182) - McKinney, Texas, USA - NOV 2, 2011
Can from kegs and barrels. Pours a dark brown with a thin off white head. This is not really that great of a beer. A little chocolate, and weak coffee with some malt. Watery and light body. Cheers!

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   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 didn’t taste good.


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