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


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RATINGS: 152   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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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.

keepersj12 (3133) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - FEB 18, 2012
Decent bitter. Pours clear amber with a small head. The aroma is all malt, cereal, grain. The flavor has the grains and then gives over to a nice bitterness. A bit thin in the end but still good.

craftbeerdesign (2254) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 17, 2012
tasting. bright amber pour with a small white head. biscuit, toffee and light apple nose. med body with bread, toffee, grapes, apple. smooth throughout. sweet caramel malt finish with a light lemon tartness.

theisti (4138) - Kansas, USA - FEB 16, 2012
440 ml can purchased at Rimann Liquors in Prairie Village, Kansas. The pour is a slightly hazed copper, with brown and golden, along with a well formed 1 1/2 inch off white head. This beer fills my Samuel Smith nonic pint glass perfectly. The aroma is gentle caramel malt sweetness, toasty malt and a nice earthy mineral. The taste is quite soft, cracker and caramel malt, followed by floral bitterness that bites nicely through the introductory sweetness. There is an interesting milky fruitiness to the finish which is (far) more pleasant than it sounds. The palate is medium bodied, very creamy mouth feel, low soft carbonation and the dry, slightly mineral bitter finish. Nothing about this beer really wowed me, but in total, I really enjoyed it. Nice beer to have around the house.

BeerandBlues2 (13594) - Escondido, California, USA - FEB 14, 2012
Can. Pours clear brown with a small, frothy off-white head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is cookie and biscuit malt, light fruity esters and earthy hops. Flavor is malt forward with heavy hops and medium bitterness with a dry finish. Light body, warmth and carbonation.

GJF (1520) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - FEB 12, 2012
Personally, I think it’s what’s wrong with too many British beers. This is a thin beer without much flavor. A bit of breadiness, slight hop bite at the end, but overall it’s too flat (I know, I know, it’s the "style" but it’s too often an excuse for bad brit beers) without enough bitter.

Errl (2442) - Plano, Texas, USA - FEB 12, 2012
(440ml can Thanks to bu11zeye) Pour is brown with off white head..Aroma of roasted malts, leather, nutty...Taste is toasty malts, cereal, toffee earth..Palate is silky with low bitterness..

michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 9, 2012
16oz. Can: Aroma of malt, nuts, toast, hopping, Earth, and bread. Poured deep amber/orange in color with a small, loose, off-white head as a film on top of the beer only. Clear. Sparkling. Flavor is lightly sweet and lightly bitter. Tastes of malt, bread, nuts, slight hops, and Earth. Light body. Dry texture. Average carbonation. Malt, Earth, nuts, slight hops, and bread finish is lightly sweet, lightly bitter and dry.

bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 9, 2012
(440ml can) Pours a clear amber body with a medium creamy off-white head and nice lacing. Aroma of mustiness, nuts, roasted malt, biscuit, and grain. Flavor of biscuit, roasted malt, light cocoa, and dry peanuts.

SudsMcDuff (8438) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - FEB 3, 2012
14.9 oz CaN .. Pours a deep tan brown .. light to medium head, light lacing .. . light cereal, bark, soil, and pancake burnings .. . decent .. . i like my sex how i like my basketball - 1 on 1 and with as little dribbling as possible..

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