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


on tap


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RATINGS: 151   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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Chudwick (3073) - Taylor Mill, Kentucky, USA - FEB 25, 2013
14.9oz can -pours clear caramel with offwhite head. Nose is caramel and floral hops. Has that British creamy body. Flavor adds toffee. Light body. Balanced but not too tasty. Latent coffee presence. Totally inoffensive and quite drinkable. Cheers.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
lawman357 (93) - Missouri, USA - JAN 15, 2013
Meh... pretty tasty pour, looks pretty in a glass. Nothing particularly notable regarding taste, palate, etc. Makes a good yard bitters or porch bitters.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DavoleBomb (1867) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 18, 2012
Poured into a perfect pint. 3.0 A: Clear dark orange amber color. Two fingers of frothy beige head. Retention is about average and nothing is left in terms of lacing. 3.5 S: "Stale" toastiness, grainy malts, and an earthy mineral component. Fairly dry. Not a lot going on, but decent enough. 4.0 T: Lots of flavor hiding in the taste though. Toastiness, caramel, graininess, and mineral earth. Much more potent than the nose. Dry, but balanced. 3.5 M: Medium body. Slippery feel to it like nitro or something along those lines. Carbonation is on the lower end, giving a cask feel to it. 3.5 D: Decent beer. Worth a try if you like a lighter beer from time to time. Serving type: can Reviewed on: 10-09-2012 03:01:44

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
ManVsBeer (9709) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 17, 2012
Clear deep golden colour with a mild sweet aroma, but hardly any taste or bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
reebtogi (6138) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 15, 2012
440ml can pours amber in color with a small white head that leaves some spotty lacing on the glass. Aroma is caramel and grass. Taste is a caramel malty sweetness with a grassy hop bitterness. Light to medium body with moderate carbonation leaving a slight prickle on the tongue. A typical English style bitter with nothing really notable about it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JK (6046) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - AUG 15, 2012
Brown color and a nice white head that lasts some time. Mild aroma of malt and yeast. Flavor is surprisingly sweet, some raisin, with a very smooth palate and a dry finish. I had low expectations from the scores but this is a good beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DiarmaidBHK (4515) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 14, 2012
Can from Total Wine McLean. Pours brown with very little head. Slight caramel note on the nose. Not much on the tongue. Thin mouthfeel. Small hint of bitterness on the finish. Meh!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
tia (2047) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - AUG 5, 2012
Can. Reddish copper with creamy cream head with good retention and no real lacing. Smells like white bread. Not hugely flavorful- kind of neutral with a hint of sour. Faintly sweet finish, a little watery.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HopTsing (574) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - AUG 5, 2012
From the can poured a nice, dark amber brew with a creamy, light tan head. Well balanced flavors and aromas of malt and hops. Full bodied and delicious.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
nick76 (4396) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 30, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 31, 2012 The aroma is papery and malty with a toasted quality. The appearance is deep amber with a nitro head. The taste is like the aroma. The palate is thin. Overall its an average beer.

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