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


on tap


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RATINGS: 153   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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Hanuta06 (495) - Washington, USA - OCT 21, 2013
Serving: from can--purchased at The Beer Junction. Aroma: light malt. Appearance: average-sized, frothy, off-white initial head with good lacing and fully diminishing longevity. Hazy, dark-amber body. Taste: lightly sweet initial flavor and finish with average duration. Palate: light-to-medium body, watery texture and flat carbonation. Overall: below average. The aroma and appearance were average, but the taste was boring and the palate was the worst I’ve ever experienced--really watery and flat.

GhostFace (477) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 17, 2011
pour from a can. pours a watery brown with little head. i picked up on some caramel and bread. very slightly roasty on the tongue with some earthy sweetness. light bodied. ehhhhh

zombywoof (467) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - JAN 20, 2012
Very watery bitter. Thin light caramel and metal. Raisin and paper. Pretty lightweight fare even for a bitter.

Pizd (435) - Merseyside, ENGLAND - JUL 25, 2013
(Can): Pours a medium brown with small off-white head. Mild malty aroma, some faint caramel and a touch of grass. Similar in the taste with a surprisingly big roasted malt flavour. Distinctly average.

HansJM (358) - NORWAY - DEC 8, 2001
Tried the bottled version - for Denmark....It didn't taste good.............

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.

Velkyal (322) - Gordonsville, Virginia, USA - FEB 27, 2011
UPDATED: FEB 28, 2011 Pours russet with a creamy off white. The aroma is light toffee and some spicy hops. Tastewise it is plenty of caramel, backed with a crisp hoppy bite. A touch thin, but easy drinking.

mtjoseph (244) - Murderapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 3, 2012
16oz can. Pours a dark copper with some what of a small off white head. Aroma of bread, earthy malt, and some sugary carmel. Pretty tame. Flavors aren’t that bad for a 4% beer. Earthy wood, slight bitterness, caramel. Light bodied, yet kinda creamy at the same time. Just a hair of bitterness. Hasn’t made a big impression on me, but I actually don’t mind this at all.

iammadeofjelly (194) - Liverpool, Merseyside, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2005
Having recently moved to liverpool from staffordshire (where marston’s beers rule) i was inclined to try the local brew. In the case of cain’s i was very pleased. Rather mild but fruity flavour. A good pint poured from a pump (not a silly tap). I shall be sampling the other cain’s beers.

lawman357 (125) - 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.

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