imdownthepub (14467) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2005
Bottled, pasteurised. Copper colour with lasting head. Particularly sweet beer, way too much for me, but with a soft fruity autumnal feel about it. Peach apricot with a hint of grapejuice. Hard going over the full pint, but reasonable. johndoughty (5403) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2004
Orange coloured with a pleasant fruitiness.I was not looking forward to drinking a beer with raisins in it but this was better than I expected. Different and worth trying. duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 6, 2004
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Lightly raisiny and failry pleasant. Drier than i expected, i was expecting something quite sticky and raisiny. A little thin in the flavour department, but perfectly drinkable.
Beer #28 at Spiesy’s. Mid amber colour. A very soft, fruity beer, although I can’t say I picked out the raisins specifically. Not bad, but not spectacular. 500ml pasteurised bottle from Tesco. BBE 31 December 2004.
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - JUL 4, 2004
Bottled. Amber crimson colour. Malty, sweet base. Fruit cake flavours linger on the palate. [London gathering: Spiesy, Duff, chris_o, Marty-D and SilkTork]
SilkTork (5728) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 1, 2008 June, 2004 Bottle @ Spiesy’s gaff. Elderflower and melon and passion fruit aroma. Amber colour. Sweetish up front leading into a faintly dry and metallic finish. Decent. [3.2]Mungo (2470) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2004
Feb, 2008 500ml bottle from Morrisons. I keep thinking I don’t like Cains beers, then I have one and I like it. I had this last round at Speisy’s place - and it brings good memories. He did a barbie on his balcony, and we opened a Mead The Geueze that threw the cork across the road. There’s a picture somewhere of his face! Anyway - back the beer. This is nice - there’s a fruity sweetness that - yes - is reminiscent of juicy raisins. There’s a chocolate note, and a hint of rum. Echoes of Old Jamaica chocolate bars! The pasteurised process makes itself felt with a strong boiled sweets character to this, and a muffling of the hops into a disagreeable and lifeless bitter clump. But on the whole it’s an enjoyable drop. [3.0]
Bottle. Raisin and plum aroma. Lots of matly fruit flavours and slightly sweet body. If Cains didnt draw attention to the raisins added the flavour could easily be imagined just to be malt based. ssd (2) - USA - FEB 21, 2004 does not count
It must be pretty difficult to make a really good fruit beer, because so many breweries make fruit beers that are so cloyingly sweet that it hurts your throat. This is rich and full flavored, but is definately a beer, not just a fruity alchopop. rauchbier (3882) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2003
Bottle. Amber bronze, poor head and good condition. Malty sweet with a low fruity raisin in the nose. Some hops in the background and a slight estery note develops with warming. Quite dry and earthy in the mouth with the raisins becoming more figgy withy time then a brief suggestion of chilli towards the end. Finish is tinged with caramel and slightly hop bitter. Surely Raisin Cain would have been a better name.
Joeh (2049) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2003
Bottled. Quite a nice beer, nothing too special, raisin flavour is there...