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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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3.6
Ethereal (2421) - 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.

3
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]

2.5
TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 3, 2007
Bottle, pours a clear amber with a bubbly off-white head that vanished in a few seconds. A mostly hoppy aroma, with just a touch of a grapes similar to what you might smell in a shiraz. The raisins are a lot stronger in the flavour, though reasonably well balanced with the general fruit hoppiness that is the initial taste. However, there is an over-carbonated mouthfeel which imparts a strong metalic palate in the middle through to a short and unpleasant drying finish. Shame - not for me.

3.1
POLK (2219) - Hørning, DENMARK - DEC 15, 2011
light brown ale brewed with raisins. There is not much raisin taste which is perhaps fortunate enough. There is a slightly bitter fruit flavor which perhaps comes from the raisins. Very bad head. it would be interesting to know how much raisin is actually used to make beer. interesting ale.

2.7
undercurrent25 (2146) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2011
This tastes like an average bitter, no strong flavours come through and I couldn’t taste the raisins very much

4
wyzzywyz22 (2108) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - MAR 28, 2008
Bottle from the Brewey tap, Cains Brewery. I can understand why this may not be to everyones taste, but I found this to be a great beer. Pours darkish ruddy amber. Raisins clearly evident in the aroma. Taste is full bodied, sweet for sure but not overpoweringly so. There is a really refreshing tang about this which gives way to a crisp lingering dry finish. Recommended la.

4
JonMoore (2067) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 30, 2005
Bottle. Amber colour with slim off white head. Fruity, sweet aroma. Flavour is very nice raisins, malt and caramel. Dry and slightlt bitter finish. Medium bodied. Very nice.

3
Joeh (2049) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2003
Bottled. Quite a nice beer, nothing too special, raisin flavour is there...

3
Gary (1999) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2011
(bottled) The concept of a raisin beer is cool , especially in something like an Imperial stout , this is ok for what it is. butterscotch like malt nose , with earthy hops , but im not getting raisins. Its rich and malty , there are some raisin like notes on the palate , but subtle for a beer that has raisins in the name and bottle pic. Its more like when you get raisin flavours in big dark Belgians or Stouts.

2.7
tomthompson89 (1982) - 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.


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