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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wilnatp (692) - Minnesota, USA - APR 25, 2012
TAP: Brown pour. Light aroma and flavor. Taste is sweet malt, sour dough, brown sugar, and chocolate.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
unclemike (3079) - Ft. Riley, 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale ber 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

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PorterPounder (7762) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - MAR 30, 2012
After waiting an eternity for a single (a 4-pack costs $10 at Specs), 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jkwalking05 (4708) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAR 24, 2012
Dark golden with a good sized off-white head. Aroma is mine rally, like childrens play sand and sawdust, light vinegar, and a hint of roasted malts. Taste is of grain, light woody hops, and slightly roasty. Creamy mouthfeel.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
travita (4956) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mansquito (6067) - 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 aint that great.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
thirdeye11 (6151) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 10, 2012
(16oz can best by Aug 17, 2012) clear watery amber with a ring of fine offwhite bubbles. Nose of chocolate malt, cracker, light English hops and caramel. Taste is watery, cracker, metal, light caramel, light carbonation and watery thin body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
csbosox (1229) - Prairie Village, Kansas, USA - FEB 29, 2012
440ml can, a gift from theisti, thanks! Served in a flared pint glass, a couple minutes out of the cold fridge . Reddish/copper colored with a one fingered off white head, brilliant clarity and steady carbonation. Nose is woodsy/earthy & caramel with some hints of pomme fruits. Mouthfeel reveals a low to moderate carbonation, with a touch of body at first, but thinning out at the end, but not becoming overly thin. Taste is earthy and woodsy with a bit of dark caramel and toffee. The woodsy flavor lingers in the finish. Balanced finish. A touch too balanced for a bitter.

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