Formerly brewed at Cains
Style: Bitter
Liverpool, England
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 153   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.83/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
Pasteurised in kegs and cans (previously pasteurised in bottles too).
Previously known as Cains Traditional Bitter.
NOTE: Only ratings for the canned and kegged version should be posted here. The cask version has a separate listing.
A regular winner of awards for quality and flavour, and winner of the silver medal at the International Brewing Industry Awards 2002, this refreshing yet full-bodied bitter is a favourite with beer drinkers everywhere. The rich flavours of premium malt and goldings hops are unmistakable in this well balanced, traditionally brewed bitter.

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hopdog (13258) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 18, 2017
Can. Poured an amber color with an off white head. Caramel and just malty. Nothing offensive, but just blah.

JPDIPSO (6298) - Wauwatosa, USA - APR 30, 2017
Deep amber color with a fluffy light beige head. Like Newcastle, only slightly more bitter. 3/11

dmctaster (104) - Florida, USA - JAN 1, 2016
Amber in color and tan foam. Lack of head may be due to age of beer. Taste of sweet malts and toffee. Very thin. Tastes likes cain’s mild without the hops. I would like to taste a fresher beer.

TorbenJensen (1590) - Valby, DENMARK - AUG 1, 2015
Moderately foaming ale with distinct aroma of caramel malt. The taste is most influenced by caramel with a little water feeling to follow. Hop bitterness is very secluded and anonymous, but reveals a little flower in an aftertaste that is not too exciting. It is not a noticeable bitter ale, but it is roughly easy to drink and tasty.

BVery (11461) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JUN 19, 2014
Can. Clear rich amber pour with a smaller soapy head. Light malt on the nose. Palate is decidedly thin. Mild toasty malts. Not a lot to this.

Hanuta06 (495) - Washington, USA - OCT 21, 2013
Serving: from can--purchased at The Beer Junction. Aroma: light malt. Appearance: average-sized, frothy, off-white initial head with good lacing and fully diminishing longevity. Hazy, dark-amber body. Taste: lightly sweet initial flavor and finish with average duration. Palate: light-to-medium body, watery texture and flat carbonation. Overall: below average. The aroma and appearance were average, but the taste was boring and the palate was the worst I’ve ever experienced--really watery and flat.

ganache (6089) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 26, 2013
Cans. Nose sweet and fruity with light mineral and beautiful yeast esters, pours deep mahogany brown with a short tan head. Taste is very sweet, whooa nellie too sweet for a Bitter, and for bitterness it’s lacking, too. sweet and fruity with light ashy caramel, mild and faint hop herbality but no malt complexity - just sugar. Light body, easy-drinking.

Mora2000 (6158) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 11, 2013
Brown with a white head. The aroma is full of toffee and bread. The flavor is toffee, bread, caramel and an earthy character I assume is from the hops. Thin mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

Pizd (435) - Merseyside, ENGLAND - JUL 25, 2013
(Can): Pours a medium brown with small off-white head. Mild malty aroma, some faint caramel and a touch of grass. Similar in the taste with a surprisingly big roasted malt flavour. Distinctly average.

GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - JUN 29, 2013
Maple in color with a lingering froth. Mild aromatics of bitter with a touch of baked malt sugar like cake bread. Soft on the tongue, bitterness up front with a malty character on the brink. The finish is bitter and lingers.

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