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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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3.5
IPAsavedMYlife (346) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - MAY 17, 2012
Low alcohol bitter... doesn’t really deserve to be in the same category of others. Carbonation is high, and creamy. Bubbles stuck to the side of the glass. Smell is weak toffee, carbonation, barnyard funk aroma. Moutfeel is decrepit. Taste is slightly roast, mostly toffee flavors with a thin body. High carbonation. No real presence of hops, just a slightly bitter finish. Overall clean hidden yeast, also, not the usu.. old world brewing heavy on the honey flavors. Exactly what I would be looking for on a hot summer day, with more flavor depth than a lager. Enjoyability 4/5.

3.4
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 2, 2012
440ml can. Pours dark amber with a thin wispy white head. Notes of sweet caramelized malt, chewy raisins, wood, toffee, nuts and resinous dates. Medium bodied, lightly sticky with soft carbonation. Enjoyable, but not exceptional.

2.9
wilnatp (719) - Minnesota, USA - APR 25, 2012
TAP: Brown pour. Light aroma and flavor. Taste is sweet malt, sour dough, brown sugar, and chocolate.

2.4
unclemike (3197) - Junction City Kansas, Kansas, USA - APR 11, 2012
Pours an light amber color with an off white head. Aroma is of hops that are slightly floral, along with some sweet malt. Flavor is basically the same, and has a rather weak and muted taste. Body is light and slightly watery. Overall an ok Bitter but not worth picking up again.

2.4
hellbilly (3306) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - APR 9, 2012
sampled at azwine 11/10/11. brownish copper with a scant ow head. a+f= watery iced tea, orange, twigs, some choco, faint caramel, mild spiciness and a faint bitterness on the finish. no carbonation. horrible mouth feel

3
PorterPounder (8364) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 31, 2012
Savannah, Ga - Habersham Beverage Warehouse - 440 ml can. Iced tea looking pour, very light head. Pretty much of a neutral aroma - hint of bittersweet chocolate. Nice mellow bittersweet flavor with subtle chocolate notes, some strong tea, and a hint of licorice. Appropriate mouthfeel for a bitter. Good session material.

2.6
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - MAR 30, 2012
Can.
After waiting an eternity for a single (a 4-pack costs $10 at Spec’s), my patience was rewarded in Austin, as I bought a single for $1.50. Thank goodness I only bought one... Aroma is wet autumn leaves soaked in dank maple syrup and wet biscuits. Flavor is coppery malt and stale biscuit. Pours an average tea brown, by the way. Watery mouthfeel. Good thang I only spent $1.50 on one.

2.5
jkwalking05 (4745) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAR 24, 2012
Dark golden with a good sized off-white head. Aroma is mine rally, like children’s play sand and sawdust, light vinegar, and a hint of roasted malts. Taste is of grain, light woody hops, and slightly roasty. Creamy mouthfeel.

2.4
travita (5008) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 24, 2012
Copper colored, a little apple cider vinegar, minerals, some hops, and malts. A little weird roast chocolate thing going on that is not as pleasant. Taste is roast, some hop background bitterness, and ok.

3
mansquito (7148) - Nueva York, New York, USA - MAR 23, 2012
Total Wine & More, Chantilly 14.0oz can ($1.50): Pours a brownish colour with a creamy head. Aroma is mostly caramel malt with some hops. Taste is slightly metallic with a bunch of caramel malt. A small amount of hop bitterness is present. Easy drinking and it has a nice mouthfeel, but as a beer in total, it ain’t that great.


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