Formerly brewed at Cains
Style: Fruit Beer
Liverpool, England
Serve in Flute, Shaker


on tap


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RATINGS: 110   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Bottle: Pasteurised.
A rich fruit and amber ale with succulent Californian raisins. Choicest hops give depth, density and complexity.

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downender (8891) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2009
Bottle from Sainsburys, Warrington. Very lively pour, with a big off-white head and plenty of carbonation. Prominent raisin aroma with some caramel and spicy hops. Fruity flavour, with more sweetness and a short, bitter finish. The raisin edge became cloying as more of the bottle was drunk. Ok.

tomthompson89 (1983) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 26, 2008
Bottle brought back from England and given to me at Camerons lets drink the cask night. kinda a light amber color, not much foam. nose is sweet malts and maybe a little raisin. English bready malts and uhhm again i guess raisin flavor.... ok beer but not one id order twice.

HogcliffeLenny (162) - Christchurch, Dorset, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2008
Bottle 500ml from Morrisons in Barry. Amber pour with no head. Aroma of stewed vine fruits. Unsurprisingly, vine fruits come through in the flavour. As Fin points out, there is an artificial sweetness to it. The aftertaste is just like that of a 1970s 1 cal drink. Nothing particularly warms me towards this one

Gethinbeer (2452) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - SEP 7, 2008
Slight skunky aroma, this soon fades and you get fruits coming through and yes, some raisin. Thin white head, copper in colour. Fruity flavour, raisin and grapes. Maybe a bit thin, no punch, but still a fine ale to enjoy. Little soapy in the finish.

thebeertourist (5188) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 23, 2008
Bottle. Clear copper with a small head. Nutty and raisiny aroma, like a good bock. Even hints of cellar. Remarkably dry despite the presence of raisins. Body could have been fuller. Quite accomplished for a fruit beer.

scotty (1224) - SCOTLAND - AUG 23, 2008
Bottle from Morrisons. Slightly hazy head white and fading fast. Nose fruity and spicy, palate is smooth and overwhelmingly bland, only flavour is a hint of bitter fruit on the finish. A poor Cains brew, nice idea but needs some work methinks.

tarjei (1954) - Bryne, NORWAY - JUL 20, 2008
50 cl bottle at Dispensary pub, Liverpool. Amber color, big fuzzy head. Aroma is dark fruit and hops. Flavor is fruity, most of all raisin, nice sweetness and hops, but a bit watery. Very drinkable.

DruncanVeasey (8283) - Nr NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JUL 6, 2008
Bronze with white halo. Needs some agitation to be roused into any kind of head, and it dies fairly instantly. Smells promising (once it’s de-chilled), with brazen caramel, vanilla pod, creaky tun, chewy raisin, very subtle Goldings-like mustiness creeping up in the background. Flavours of rum-sodden barrel, gnawed pencil, candle wax, caramel, walnut, stale paperiness, butter cookie. What happened to the raisins?

Ethereal (2471) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUN 27, 2008
Bottle from Nelson Wines. Lively, clear amber with a line of head. The aroma and flavour are a mix of toffee, burnt sugar, malt and raisin, but the raisin is thankfully not over strong. Quite honeyed too. Smooth palate. Nice stuff.

Beth101 (531) - West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 15, 2008
dark caramel colour with a nice white head. Fruity smell with a hint of plum. Smooth. tasted like plum wine.

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