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style
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%
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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2.9
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.

3.6
Bov (12888) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JUN 21, 2005
canned, labeled Finest Bitter; from the Fête de la Bière 2005, Lausanne - dark and bright amber colour, very shy foam, the nose shows a pleasant aromatic hoppiness with deep flowery notes and a touch of red fruits and honey in the background, low carbonation and a good malt backbone, a moderate but long lasting bitterness while the hops show themselves a last time in a quite malty aftertaste

2.7
thewolf (12631) - Kolding, DENMARK - OCT 19, 2010
Can. [thanks, bigbro]
Pours dark coppery amber with a small, frothy, off-white film head. Aroma is doughy, light caramel, mildly toasted. Highish carbonation, a tad thin and watery. Flavour has caramel, light toasted, grassy notes, mild bitter and quite dry finish. Average.

2.8
Pinball (12165) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 31, 2010
50cl can from netto blågårdsgade. clear red amber, very smooth large offwhite to light-brownish head. "smooth" sweet malty and bitterhoppy aroma. flavor is caramelly, sweet malty, bitter, hops that taste slighly like metal, "flat" hops.

3.5
madsberg (11773) - Søborg, DENMARK - AUG 7, 2005
On tap: Clear dark amber/orange coloured. Huge white head. Not much going on in the nose. A little hoppy. Flavour has a fine bitterness and is a little fruity. Ends with a pleasant bitterness. Good beer, which is still served at Smørum Golfcenter. Drunk april 2003 and was wrongfully placed under the cask-version.

2.2
Meilby (11517) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 23, 2011
Can 440ml @ Geokkjer
Pours clear brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt and grassy hops. Taste is light sweet and light bitter. Body is light, texture is thin, carbonation is soft.

3.3
shrubber85 (11452) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUN 15, 2013
Draft. Light toffee malt aroma. Dark amber with small head. Lightly sweet toffee malt and mildly grass/hay flavor. Nice (especially since I was able to get it fresh).

2.3
daknole (11049) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 16, 2011
Draft. Copper pour. White head. Aroma is faint malt, light hops, caramel. Flavor is light, malty, creamy body.

2.8
faroeviking (10987) - Citizen above universe pendejo, FAROE ISLANDS - JAN 28, 2007
Bottle. Nice deep brown colour. Moderate roasty maltiness and hops, mild roasty caramel. A good bitter.

2.9
kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011

Name: Finest Bitter
Date: October 27, 2011
Mode: Can
Source: Hop City, Atlanta
Appearance: clear dark copper, fine dirty white head, bits of lace
Aroma: sweet bready aroma, caramel sweetness, light earthyness
Flavor: sweet bready flavor, caramel sweetness is well balanced by earthyness, light bitterness
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Rating: 2.9/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: ** /4


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