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


on tap


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RATINGS: 111   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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sigmund (7230) - Tau, NORWAY - FEB 9, 2011
500 ml bottle, from Voldby Kbmandsgrd, Denmark. ABV is 5.0%. Deep golden to copper colour, moderate white head. Fruity aroma with distinct notes of raisins and grape juice. The flavour is a fairly nice blend of malts and raisins, not too sweet, with moderate hops in the finish and aftertaste. Quite enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 15, 2007
A Mes rate: 50cl bottle at a really decent and very cheap food place in Liverpool. Nose is plum and raisin and a slight tinge of hops. Flavour is similar but very sweet, floral and synthetic. Not a fan of raisins full stop. Surprised I thought the beer was ok. Didnt finish it though...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KnutAlbert (6753) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 25, 2010
Bottle at Copenhagen Beer Festival. Fruity, sweet, nice raisin aftertaste. High carbonation, probably necessary to avoid it to get too cloying.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
berkshirejohn (6371) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2008
500ml bottle from Morrisons - "Official Beer - Liverpool - European Capital of Culture - 2008" Copper with a loose off-white head; sweet and spicy aroma; delicately fruity flavour - purple fruit - blackberry, damson, plum; then becoming sweet and vinous with a warming finish. Rather good.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SilkTork (5693) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 1, 2008 June, 2004 Bottle @ Spiesys gaff. Elderflower and melon and passion fruit aroma. Amber colour. Sweetish up front leading into a faintly dry and metallic finish. Decent. [3.2]
Feb, 2008 500ml bottle from Morrisons. I keep thinking I dont like Cains beers, then I have one and I like it. I had this last round at Speisys 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. Theres a picture somewhere of his face! Anyway - back the beer. This is nice - theres a fruity sweetness that - yes - is reminiscent of juicy raisins. Theres 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 its an enjoyable drop. [3.0]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DonMagi (5593) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 24, 2007
Bottle thanks to cgravieuk. Loads of rich fruity malt in the aroma, plums and noteable raisin, almond sweetness. Taste is rich maltys, biscuity toffee, not as much fruit as the aroma, peppery hints with spicey dark fruits in the finish, pluckering in the mouth. Nice bottled ale forsure.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 6, 2004
[email protected] 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Bragesnak (5394) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 11, 2010
At Cockney Pub, Aarhus, DK. Bottled, 090710. Amber with white head. Aroma of malt and fruit. Flavor with dried fruit and alcohol notes

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
johndoughty (5306) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thebeertourist (5189) - 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.

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