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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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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
KimJohansen (10350) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - AUG 3, 2008
Clear amber with medium beige head. Sweet aroma with fruity and floral notes. Sweet flavor with floral, caramel and mild hoppy notes. Ends mild bitter.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tarjei (1954) - Bryne, NORWAY - JUL 20, 2008
1/2 pint handpumped cask at Dispensary pub, Liverpool. Brown color, fine off-white head. Aroma is mild hops. Flavor is fruity sweetness and fine hops.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 6, 2008
Cask in Counting house. Aroma is fruity yeasty, nuttyy character and grassy hop. Taste ios similar nice and tasty and sessionable.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MesandSim (7118) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2008
A Mes rate: Cask at Baker St. ’Sporks.
Dark copper coloured. Pretty bland aroma of some faint nutty malt. More nuts in the flavour with some slight hoppage but some nice, lingering peaty and earthy notes in the finish add a bit of character. A little thin but ok over all.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
berkshirejohn (4646) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 9, 2007
Cask - gravity A fairly standard bitter; good maltiness and some hops; nothing to get excited about.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jammin7jg (139) - Burnage, Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - MAY 3, 2007
[CASK: The Lass-O-Gowry, Manchester 26/10/06] Another of the many mediocre ales out there. A typical ’best’ reasonable and unexciting but not horrible by anymeans. Just another brew!

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 27, 2007
Dark brown colored, medium sized, thick light yellow head. Bitter hopped aroma with fruity sourness, still not very rich for me. Thin to medium bodied. Flavor is also nicely bitter, but still misses some character. Basic lemon with some flowery tones in aftertaste.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chriso (7416) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 12, 2006
Cask (handpump), GBBF 2006, Day 5, August 2006. Last day of the festival and sticks were very low, so any scoops were welcome. Bit of a mystery that I hadn’t rated this before. "Finest" is a something of an overstatement of this beer’s merit. It’s a fairly basic, copper coloured, session bitter, just like many hundreds of other beers from round the country. A bit more malty than the norm. Decent, but a bit nondescript. But I’m not sure that "Cains Decent But Nondescript Bitter" would be a very popular name with the marketing boys.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
omhper (19805) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 10, 2006
[Cask at GBBF] Nut brown. Sweetish and gently roasty with light-medium body and soft, somewhat soapy mouthfeel. Low bitterness. Pretty solid bitter.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Svesse (6234) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - AUG 8, 2006
(Cask at Dr Duncan’s, Liverpool, 24 July) Colour is brown/dark amber with a frothy head. Nose is fruity with dark fruit and a distinct toffee aroma (Swedish Dumlekola). Taste is fruity with dried fruit, orange and a hint of milk chocolate. Smooth and easy to drink. Fair enough.


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