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Cain's Finest Bitter - Robert Cain & Company Limited

Cain's Finest BitterCain's Finest Bitter

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BA SCORE
81
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105 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 105
Reviews: 64
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 12.64%


Brewed by:
Robert Cain & Company Limited visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
English Bitter |  4.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: charlesw on 07-10-2003)
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Ford

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

04-21-2013 13:51:30 | More by Ford
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BillRoth

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

03-10-2014 00:57:17 | More by BillRoth
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mountaincoffee

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

03-01-2014 22:12:38 | More by mountaincoffee
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MacStinson

Michigan

4/5  rDev +12.4%

12-06-2013 21:53:37 | More by MacStinson
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Theheroguy

Maryland

3.86/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Bready Nutty, Malty Dark amber in color.

The smell is pretty much all malt and in my opinion not very enticing. Exceptionally light bodied and highly drinkable, a wonderful ale. Taste like golding hops on the back end. This is a malt forward beer. This is one of those beers that shows there is no reason that ales can't be as light and refreshing as lagers are. I would like to hops to be a little more pronounced.

Serving type: can

11-18-2013 23:04:39 | More by Theheroguy
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kylehay2004

Florida

3/5  rDev -15.7%

11-16-2013 02:38:31 | More by kylehay2004
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oberon

North Carolina

3.44/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours into a nonic a deep russet color with a thinner off white head atop,the color is quite deep for a bitter.Aromas of biscuit malt and a bit of tin,not much hop presence wich I didn't expect anyeay.Flavors of biscuit malt and a bit more cake-like sweetness,light but noticable leafy hops in the finish.It's a no frills bitter,don't look for big flavors,look for session-style and it it wins at that.

Serving type: can

09-29-2013 23:49:24 | More by oberon
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Jame515

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

09-27-2013 18:54:30 | More by Jame515
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WynnO

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

08-27-2013 23:02:04 | More by WynnO
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -15.7%

07-23-2013 23:20:50 | More by ejimhof
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pathman

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

07-14-2013 19:41:26 | More by pathman
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Lukass

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

07-11-2013 23:46:35 | More by Lukass
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sliverX

S. Georgia & S. Sandwich Isls.

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

07-04-2013 20:20:24 | More by sliverX
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outsider

Ohio

4/5  rDev +12.4%

06-29-2013 18:37:27 | More by outsider
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redleg411

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

06-28-2013 20:02:20 | More by redleg411
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TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

3.34/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 14.9oz can into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a coppery brown color, with a thin off-white head that fades quickly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains honey, caramelized malts, tea and some hops.

T: The taste starts out sweet with flavors of caramel and honey. Then some breadiness from a thin malt character comes in along with a very mild hops presence to create a decent balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Smooth and a little crisp but a bit watery, light-to-medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: A little tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, very mild kick, not the best representation of style, it’s not a bad beer but there are others in the style that I would choose first.

Serving type: can

06-27-2013 04:03:55 | More by TheManiacalOne
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smakawhat

Maryland

4.06/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from the can into a nonic pint glass.

A nice creamy and somewhat large two finger tall head. Body color is a real nice copper amber and crystal clear, with a deep dark Indian brown reddish appearance. Very nice looking brew.

Mild sense of biscuity like malts, with a hint of sweet cream. Some faint hint of herbal hops slightly, and some pine like bitterness. Pretty solid.

Palate hits with a nice sweet mix of classic biscuit and soft caramel flavors. Good blending of sweetness and caramel tasting like malts it seems. Finish even has a light tea and herbal hop mix, with a hint of nice simple "bitterness" to match. Creamy filling palate, and a bit of fruity ester quality to match. It's all here.

Flavorful. Super easy drinking and fairly straightforward for a bitter no complaints.

Serving type: can

05-30-2013 23:53:04 | More by smakawhat
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flagmantho

Washington

3.56/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 440mL can into a pint glass.

Appearance: medium brown-orange hue with a clear body and a moderately strong effervescence. Head is a finger of creamy ivory foam. A nice-looking beer!

Smell: slightly sweet malt aroma with plenty of caramel and a little bit of musty dustiness. All very proper, although not as enticing as I feel it could be.

Taste: an interesting dry-sweet dynamic is going on here: it starts off dry, but in the middle is a shot of slightly sweeter caramel character and the finish is a lightly bitter and, again, dry element which is reminiscent to me of a dry Irish stout. Tasty enough, although this is definitely a subdued and workaday brew.

Mouthfeel: medium body with quite a good carbonation and concomitant creaminess. It almost hits you like a nitro-widget can beer, but the richness and creaminess stick around far longer than a nitro brew. Quite good.

Overall: this is a completely decent bitter, but it doesn't reach out and grab me in any good way. Totally acceptable, but not really remarkable.

Serving type: can

05-17-2013 22:37:43 | More by flagmantho
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napetry

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

05-05-2013 19:34:09 | More by napetry
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dmorgan310

Panama

3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

04-09-2013 23:35:42 | More by dmorgan310
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keeganfrank

Ohio

3.23/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Dark cherry beer with little head after pouring into an imperial pint. Aromas of fruit, grass and bread. Flavors of fruit, biscuit, toffee; has a leafy aftertaste. With its subdued flavor and light body, this would make a fine session beer were I ever to find myself in an English pub.

Serving type: can

03-17-2013 18:39:42 | More by keeganfrank
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sixerofelixir

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

02-27-2013 19:42:48 | More by sixerofelixir
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bashiba

Iowa

3.65/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured a clean dark amber, very clear with a sticky tan head.

The smell is very english, minerally and lightly sweet with a touch of hops.

The flavor is spot on english bitter, lightly sweet with a bit of biscuit and a light mineral quality and a smidge of english hops.

The mouthfeel is light and a touch dry.

Very easy to drink, light yet interesting, a solid session bitter.

Serving type: can

02-21-2013 00:32:43 | More by bashiba
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branko7

Illinois

4.08/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I loved this beer. Poured a nutty brown. Quite a bit of head, which settled down nicely. Taste was a bit sweet, but not cloying. A nice malty base, with a trace of hop bitterness. Mouthfeel was smooth, almost like a nitro. Light carbonation. Overall, very well-balanced and pleasant. Not super complex, but tasty. I'll definitely look for it again.

Serving type: can

01-18-2013 01:55:17 | More by branko7
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mdwalsh

Iowa

4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

01-03-2013 02:13:20 | More by mdwalsh
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Cain's Finest Bitter from Robert Cain & Company Limited
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