Formerly brewed at Cains
Style: Premium Lager
Liverpool, England
Serve in Lager glass


on tap


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RATINGS: 81   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.68/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Keg and bottle; Pasteurised.
Previously sold as Cains Finest Lager. Has been seen as Cains 2008 Lager.
NOTE: Only ratings for the bottled and keg versions should be entered here. The cask version has a separate listing.
Introducing our new lager that has been brewed by using the Finest Malted Barley in the World - ’Marris Otter’ from Norfolk, England.
Cains Finest Lager is then Stored or ’Lagered’ for an extensive maturation period to give it a smooth and fuller flavour.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
obguthr (5652) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - DEC 20, 2012
Rich honey and toffee nose. Hazy amber, fine floaties, medium head with poor retention. Toffee on the front, more of a sweet grassy hay on the back. Obvious quality British malts. I found this bottle in my car. How it got there is a bit of a mystery to me. It must have been there for months. I expected this to be awful, but I thoroughly enjoed it. Excellent!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
johndoughty (4986) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 21, 2008
Bottle. Clear and gentle.Some would say it lacks flavour but I found it reasonable but certainly not one of their best.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bov (11974) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - MAY 19, 2011
from Amstein - translucid golden colour with a little white foam left; pretty aromatic herbal hoppiness with light peppery notes; quite tasty and medium-bodied, some tart bitterness and a long aromatic herbal finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ako (166) - Turku, FINLAND - MAR 5, 2007
Almost pale amber color, head disappears quite quickly. Aroma is rather grassy, some fruit. Flavor needs some searching... Bitter finish almost comes first, before you can even find the taste. Grassy, quite malty. Tasted this the day after I had my first taste of Ayinger’s Jahrjundert, and was worried that Cains Finest would have it’s proverbial rear end handed to it, but no, it holds it’s ground rather well. Got this from my brother who just happened to visit Liverpool.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wlajwl (5778) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUL 12, 2011
Slightly sweet malty aroma while the appearance is medium deep golden, close to a Premium Lager. The flavor is heavy on graininess and mildly sweet. Was expecting less than this as far as quality, it was surprisingly good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tone77 (256) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 3, 2012
Poured from a 14.9 oz. can. Has a rich golden color. Smell is of malts, a touch of corn. Taste is malty, slightly sweet, some grains. Overall a refreshing lager.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
undercurrent25 (1949) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - OCT 20, 2010
Very good lagernice crisp dry taste, nice aftertaste and well balanced with the hops, a lot better than the commercial lagers

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mar (5248) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 2, 2011
rich gold pour with a white head. nose is toffee, malts, dough, light roast. smooth on the palate, nice toffee/dough flavor, smooth finish, probably the best out of the 3 i had.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - APR 9, 2012
sampled at azwine 11/10/11.can. golden yellow with a bubbly white head. peachy aroma... dried apricots, peppery spice, vanilla and papery hops as well. the flavor is the same as the aroma only with an added metallic thing and a bunch of peppery spiciness on the finish. it is crisp, dry and fruity with lots of body for 5%. quite nice. 6/3/6/4/14/3.3

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
theisti (3882) - Kansas, USA - OCT 26, 2012
14.9 oz can purchased at Royal in Kansas City, Missouri. The pour is a mostly clear golden with a slight tangerine orange to it. Egg white head is lasting, coats the glass with nice lace. The aroma is mildly sweet malt grains, a hint of toast and faint grass in the back. The taste is straight forward lightly sweet cereal grain, along with a drying grass to the finish. As it warms, a touch of herbal is added to the sweetness. The palate is light to medium bodied, active carbonation, and the dry finish. Simple, though clean and fresh tasting. Easy drinking beer.

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