Cain's Finest Bitter - Robert Cain & Company Limited
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4.35/5 rDev +22.5%
A - Medium brown, brilliantly clear body. Thick white head which is long lasting. Lacing looks good.
S - Malty, delicate perfume smelling hops. Sweet fruit traces as well.
T - Light sweet malt, light caramel, nice bitterness throughout that isn't overpowering at all. Finishes clean with a nice slightly earthy hop flavor. After taste is slightly pungent and undesirable.
M - Light bodied, no alcohol burn, carbonation is at good levels.
O - A superb beer overall. At 4% you can drink a ton of these in a day and with its flavor you won't complain. Definitely give it a try if you can find it.
01-22-2012 20:39:40 | More by WrathsU
4.28/5 rDev +20.6%
Cains Traditional Bitter (it only becomes best bitter when in the can) is slightly less bitter and slightly more hoppy than it was when I first had it.
I'm really happy about the second development and split about the first. The beer is still quite bitter, but it now lacks the slap to the back of the tongue that so stunned me when I first tried it a dozen years ago. I like intense bitterness, but it's not for everybody, so I guess the decision to down the bitterness makes sense.
09-12-2003 14:36:29 | More by Seumas
4.2/5 rDev +18.3%
I bought this from France 44 online.
It has a gorgeous pour; a beautiful clear mahogany colour with a huge whiter than white head of foam.
The smell is roasty and lightly bittered. Simple, yes, but very much inviting me to take a sip or 2.
It has a very good taste. It starts of malty and roasty, the malty almost being sweet chocolate like, has some mild bitterness mostly mid palate, and finishes with cool balanced flavours.
I love the subtlety that this Bitter brings to the table.
Close to medium, nah, medium bodied with light carbonation, it is so smooth and easy drinking. I'm a fan.
03-04-2012 16:07:44 | More by Bitterbill
4.1/5 rDev +15.5%
This beer is a deep red color, and supports a modest creamy head of foam. It has a very mellow and pleasant aroma of sweet dark fruits, and the flavor is similar: smooth dark crystal malts blending with classic english yeast flavors of fruit. This bitter is excellent, it is smooth, flavorful and a bit lower in carbonation than your average style. A great flavorful and easy drinking ale.
01-27-2012 01:55:03 | More by Finn
4.08/5 rDev +14.9%
Pours a mild amber color with a thin white head into my glass. Looks good for the style.
Creamy with a mix of grassy hops and sweet buttered bread. Of course, it is not BURSTING with these flavors but they are there.
Sweet, buttered bread and grassy hops go further into depth here. There's also a creamy texture to it.
Perfect amount of bitterness in the mouthfeel. The creaminess is a plus and I now realize that Cain's is trying to mimic the profile of a cask-conditioned ale.
I like this bitter. Maybe it's the mouthfeel and then again, maybe the fact that it's 4.2% and just as flavorful as something higher in ABV is a huge plus in my book.
10-10-2011 00:44:59 | More by Brad007
4.08/5 rDev +14.9%
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.
01-18-2013 01:55:17 | More by branko7
4.06/5 rDev +14.4%
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.
05-30-2013 23:53:04 | More by smakawhat
4.03/5 rDev +13.5%
On draft at bulls head in Lititz.
Appearance: clean dark amber thin and drinkable looking a possible long time affair.
Smell: not much very mild
Taste: mild a touch of hops very enjoyable
Mouthfeel: very nice thin yet coating
Overall: I like this pub beer can have a lot and still drive
04-30-2011 20:49:10 | More by jorg2619
4/5 rDev +12.7%
CAN you dig it?!? Another CAN from Another6Pack in support of The CANQuest (TM)! And another English session beer, to boot! CAN Bitter be Better than the previous Dark Mild? Stay tuned, kids, we'll be right back after these words from our sponsor.
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From the CAN: "Imported British Beer".
The Crack also evidenced a minor offgassing of CO2, but nothing like the previous Dark Mild. The Glug had some cascading action, but nothing like the Dark Mild. I had best stop thinking about one vs. the other or this review will be seriously flawed. I had a mere finger of thick tawny head when I was done, like a crown atop the head of the beer. The color was a glorious deep-amber with NE-quality clarity and the BUPGOO allusion definitely applied! Nose had a grassy quality that reminded me of drying mown grass in the summertime. Mouthfeel was thin-to-medium with a grassy hoppiness that was very tasty on the tongue. It was bitter, but not quite bitter enough for this self-avowed hophead. Finish was dry and refreshing and given its relatively low ABV, I could make an afternoon of it if I had to, but there may be better choices available. I see that Cain's CANs three other beers and I am game if anyone wants to ship them my way (hint, hint).
11-20-2011 17:07:34 | More by woodychandler
4/5 rDev +12.7%
Chestnuty amber with ruby edges. Almost no head, as always with these ere' beers. Aromas are fresh floral hops and biscuity malts. The taste is hoppy, slightly bitter, and malty on the finish to smooth it all out. Mouthfeel is cask and lovely, but a bit light to my tongue, and so the drinkability does suffer a bit because of this lack of dimension. This is like a lighter version of the IPA. Not quite as good, but still bloody excellent.
02-18-2005 07:47:49 | More by francisweizen
3.98/5 rDev +12.1%
Clear copper color with one finger of head that had good retention before settling to a thin cap. A few spots of lacing is left on the glass.
Has the English hop aroma that I enjoy so much. It is grassy and herbal. The malt adds a bit of toffee.
The flavor does not disappoint either. Plenty of hop flavor up front being balanced by a nice toffee malt flavor. The flavor falls off a little too quick, but for a low ABV beer, I'm not complaining.
Light bodied with low carbonation. About what I expect from a low ABV, British ale.
A good Bitter that happens to come in cans. The rather lackluster reviews had me a bit concerned, but I thoroughly enjoyed this ale.
04-24-2012 21:52:59 | More by morimech
Cain's Finest Bitter from Robert Cain & Company Limited
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