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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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2.6
Papsoe (25054) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 8, 2007
(Can 44 cl) Courtesy of Bov. Clear, amber golden with a creamy, off-white head leaving some laces. Light in body, light notes of nuts, an edge of cardboard and a vague, underlying tartness. Dry finish with a subdued bitterness. 061007

2.6
Christian (14049) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 27, 2010
Amber with a small white head. Aroma of grass and caramel. Sweet grassy and caramel flavour with a slightly bitter finish

2.6
ttoadee (1692) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 3, 2012
From can. Light brown pour, no real head. Malt on the nose, and maybe a handful of dark fruit. Slightly bitter across the tongue, but it seems more from the carbonation than hops. Thin finish, with a slight hop bitterness. I expected more.

2.6
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.

2.5
JFGrind (2080) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 23, 2011
Kegged version, copper light bodied bitter with almost no foam. I understand the session beer concept, but Cains Finest Bitter came up short with my palate. Draft @ Union Jack’s in Glenside.

2.5
Volgon (2761) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 7, 2012
14.9oz can: Pours a clear copper with a medium white head, aroma has caramel and grass, starts and ends lightly bitter with a watery ending.

2.5
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.

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.

2.5
tia (2228) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - AUG 5, 2012
Can. Reddish copper with creamy cream head with good retention and no real lacing. Smells like white bread. Not hugely flavorful- kind of neutral with a hint of sour. Faintly sweet finish, a little watery.

2.5
BVery (11494) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JUN 19, 2014
Can. Clear rich amber pour with a smaller soapy head. Light malt on the nose. Palate is decidedly thin. Mild toasty malts. Not a lot to this.


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