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


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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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (29989) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 3, 2010
Cask at Charlie’s Bar, Copenhagen. A dark amber beer with a lazing thin off-white head. The aroma has notes of malt and caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of caramel, malt, and a bit of hops, leading to a lightly bitter finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (18900) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 26, 2009
Cask @ GBBF 2009. Pours a dark amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty aroma with some hints of caramel. Fruity malty sweetish flavor with hints of caramel. Has a sweetish malty fruity caramel finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wyzzywyz22 (2094) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - JAN 15, 2009
Cask, Egremont Ferry, Wallasey. Darkish copper colour with a lingering creamy off white head. Nondescript slightly malty aroma. Flavour showed some hop and fruit to balance the prevailing maltiness. Pretty average bitter on the whole.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (38083) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 6, 2008
Cask (handpump) @ The York, London N1, England.
Clear light to medium brown color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, nutty. Flavor is moderate sweet and light heavy bitter with a average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is flat to soft. (030808)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bman1986 (173) - Broadstairs, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 9, 2008
Cask at Churchill’s, Ramsgate: Really rich fruity bitter. I was quite impressed, but for some reason it got a little too much by the end of the pint.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rune (9055) - Tromsø, NORWAY - SEP 2, 2008
A nice, fragile white head rests upon a shining mahogany body. Malt-fruity aroma. Flavoured by dark and dried bittersweet fruit added by dark berries. Mild, dry bitter finish (Cask at GBBF, 07.08.2008).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
albertane (377) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2008
Cask at the Everyman Bistro, Liverpool. This amber bitter has little aroma but an earthy, woody flavour with a light bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MiP (14046) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - AUG 21, 2008
Cask. Clear chestnut colour, very small, but lacy white head. Honey aroma. Hint of honey in the flavour, some fruitiness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ethereal (2417) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 9, 2008
Cask at GBBF 08. Solid amber, bit murky, with a persistent small white head. Malty taste, slightly creamy palate. It’s hefty but lacks bite. Needs more hops!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (22067) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 5, 2008
Cask. Amber colour, not too much head. Aroma is caramel, some licorice and freshly cut wood. Flavour is quite much the same with quite much notes of dry wood.

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