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

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RATINGS: 153   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.83/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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2.9
HenrikSoegaard (14620) - Randers, DENMARK - SEP 29, 2010
Can from netto. Creamy white good mostly lasting head. Brown-amber colour. Moderate malty and light hoppy aroma. Moderate bitter flavor. Some maltsweetness. Average finish. Oily palate.

2.4
charlotte (5425) - rødovre, DENMARK - SEP 29, 2010
Can Amber colour with small white.Aroma of caramel and hops,mild with thin body.Flavor of malt and bread smooth with light finish.

3.1
chrisv10 (18498) - DENMARK - SEP 27, 2010
50 cl can. Clear golden/amber with small white head. Flavour is malt, caramel, hops and fruit.

3.3
yespr (47567) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 10, 2010
50 cL can. Pours clear and golden amber with a small white head. Aroma is dry hoppy and slight malty. Flat malty and light tobacco hoppy note. Roasted malt, rather dry. lasting roasted malt flavoured. Mild bitterness and lasting roasted malt note. Smooth.

3.3
JoeAgain (70) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 18, 2009
A little bit on the dark side for a British bitter, but that’s not a major flaw. Nice creamy head that stays right to the bottom of the glass. Nice floral hop aroma, with a very nice malty, almost raisin-like fragrance. The taste is a bit lighter than I would have expected, but everything is in such harmonious balance that this ale gets points for that alone. When this brewery was under the Higson’s label, I thought it was one of England’s best ales - certainly Liverpool’s best! The new ownership and brewers at Cains has done a magnificent job in keeping ales in this region among the world’s finest for the style!

3.6
mike_77 (7089) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - JAN 6, 2009
A medium brown bitter topped with a thin creamy head. Clean and fresh beer with a hint of floral hop and a dry finish.

2.9
LordCrabapple (109) - Merseyside, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2008
UPDATED: OCT 25, 2008 Rather nice, I have to say. Quite drinkable. Cheap enough, too, for this old miser.

2.9
yngwie (17234) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 26, 2007
Bottle. (tasting at papsoe’s) Clear, copper beer with a dense, off-white head. Malty, slightly roasted nose and flavor. The flavor has a vague but pleasant hoppy fruityness and bitterness as well, especially towards the finish. Medium, quite dry mouthfeel. A bit brown-ale-ish for a bitter, but a decent beer indeed. (071006)

2.6
Papsoe (25056) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 8, 2007
(Can 44 cl) Courtesy of Bov. Clear, amber golden with a creamy, off-white head leaving some laces. Light in body, light notes of nuts, an edge of cardboard and a vague, underlying tartness. Dry finish with a subdued bitterness. 061007

3.4
DonMagi (5593) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2007
Canned. Aroma gives me sweet hints of spice, grassy hop, but its a bit minimal. Taste is a similar game fruity and hints of pepper in there, leaves a good fruity maltness in the mouth and is very drinkable. I dig this actually, and i can buy it from the shop directly across from my house im talkin i could talk to the owner from my front door.


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