overall
34
50
style
Formerly brewed at Cains
Style: Fruit Beer
Liverpool, England
Serve in Flute, Shaker

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RATINGS: 111   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle: Pasteurised.
A rich fruit and amber ale with succulent Californian raisins. Choicest hops give depth, density and complexity.

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2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Fin (10300) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2008
Cant remember where this one came from, if it was from Ian Harrisoni (thanks) but equally I may have got it from Morrissons at Aylesbury so in that case thanks to me Amber in colour with some bubbles around the rim. Some sweet fruits on the nose. Found this to be just a bit tiresom had plenty of sweetness but it tasted artificial bit sacchriney, not much bitterness, in fact not much at all really chucked the last third of it away as became bored of it.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Maria (10213) - Thisted, DENMARK - MAY 20, 2011
Its dark bronze with a creamy head, and after having become a little warmer, the notes appear more clearly. Both aroma and the sweet flavour has notes of malt, fruit and hints of raisin, and the finish is dry with hints of citrus and candy-sugar. Not as interesting as I hoped.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - OCT 3, 2011
Bottled. A dark brown coloured beer with a tiny whitish head. A very full aroma of brown fruits and sweet booze with a hint of spice too. Fruity in the mouth but quite dry in the finish. Deep fruits. Quite nice and interesting.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
downender (8464) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
DruncanVeasey (8225) - 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 its 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?

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Plovmand (8126) - Helsinge, DENMARK - JUL 30, 2010
Bottle. Hazy light amber with a medium off white head. The aroma is fruit, raisin and sweet caramel. The flavour is quite bitter with notes of fruit, light spice and some hops. Bitter hoppy finish.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Geokkjer (7570) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 12, 2011
Bottle.Pours deep golden with a small off-white head. Aroma of raisins, malt, fruitiness and yeast.Flavor is sweet and malty with some raisins and caramel. Medium body, average carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cunningham (7548) - Halden, NORWAY - SEP 10, 2012
Amber colour with a tan head. Sweet fruity nose. A nice rich flavour. Fruity with notes of plum and probably raisins. Also some toffee and vanilla. My favourite beer from Cains.
[Bottle from a friend in Liverpool]

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
chriso (7533) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 5, 2004
Beer #28 at Spiesys. Mid amber colour. A very soft, fruity beer, although I cant say I picked out the raisins specifically. Not bad, but not spectacular. 500ml pasteurised bottle from Tesco. BBE 31 December 2004.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
larsga (7470) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 18, 2011
Medium offwhite head. Clear amber body. Fruity earthy raisiny aroma with perfumy notes. Dry-sweet plastic earthy mealy taste with wooden notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, soft mouthfeel. Dry fruity earthy plastic aftertaste with mealy buttery notes. Not bad, but could do without the plastic. (0.1l from bottle at DBF11.)


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