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

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RATINGS: 50   WEIGHTED AVG: 3   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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Cask; Regular. Previously known as Cains Traditional Bitter (brewed at 4.1%).
NOTE: This is the cask version. The pasteurised version in cans and kegs 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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
miquelcrush (1362) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUN 17, 2014
Bona cervesa molt equilibrada i gustosa. Buena cerveza muy equilibrada y sabrosa.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Cunningham (4439) - Halden, NORWAY - APR 10, 2013

Appearance: Amber color with a finger thick white head. Fine lacing.
Aroma: Slightly sweet caramel malty and fruity.
Palate: Medium light body. Slightly sweet and a mild bitterness. Soft carbonation.
Taste: Caramel malty, toffee, light hoppy and a fine fruity background.
Overall impression: A bit thin. Otherwise ok.
Personal stats: On tap at Doctor Duncan’s (Cains) in Liverpool, England.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
stravale (2076) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - JAN 8, 2013
Cask @ Doctor Duncans, Liverpool 040113
Light golden brown, clear, pillowy white head, good lacing
Aroma - soft caramel, soft fruits, touch of red berry, subdued aroma
Taste - caramel malts, hedgerow hops, very simple, not bad though, bit watery
Palate - Thin body. Finish - more fruits come through here, red berries, touch of blackcurrant with bitter twig hops in the tail,
Overall - Bit better than the average standard bitter

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
merseybrew (82) - Merseyside, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2012
thin, watery, near flavourless beer had it at the brewery tap and even there it was cloudy and near undrinkable little bit of hop little bit of bready malt i keep giving cains a go and the only thing theyre consistant with is dissapointment.poor

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Rasmus40 (11092) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 4, 2011
Clear amber with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, caramel and fruity. Flavor is medium sweet almost without bitterness. Dryish finish. Thin bodied, flat and bland. 291010

3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
undercurrent25 (1397) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 18, 2011
A bit different from how I remember it last time I had it. Colour off brown, taste is of cereal and caramel.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 1, 2010
Cask. Nose is a fine woody malt, copper, pours a small long lasting toffee head. Flavour is a lighter malt than the nose, nutty too. Light bodied, well balanced, fine bitterness. Very good.

1.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Papsoe (25088) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 14, 2010
Cask. Clear amber golden with a creamy off-white head leaving broad curtains of lacework. Sweet buttery nose. Thin and watery, completely flat with light notes of nuts and a massive fustiness. No bitterness. Poor. 200110

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (20664) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 10, 2010
Cask at Charlies. Clear orange red coloured with a small off white head. Fruity aroma of caramel, hops and grass. Fruity flavour of malts, caramel, hops and grass. Dry hoppy finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (31110) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 5, 2010
From cask at Charlies. Pours clear and golden deep amber with a small tan and lacing head. Roasted malt aroma, light fruity. Smooth malty, breadish and fruity. Bitter and overripe fruity finish. Dry and malty lasting impression.


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