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Cain's Finest Bitter - Robert Cain & Company Limited

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BA SCORE
81
good

108 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 108
Reviews: 64
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 12.68%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

spointon, Sep 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

bobv, Jul 13, 2014
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3/5  rDev -15.5%

neckbeered, May 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

BillRoth, Mar 10, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

mountaincoffee, Mar 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev +12.7%

MacStinson, Dec 06, 2013
Photo of Theheroguy
3.86/5  rDev +8.7%
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.

Theheroguy, Nov 18, 2013
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3/5  rDev -15.5%

kylehay2004, Nov 16, 2013
Photo of oberon
3.44/5  rDev -3.1%
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.

oberon, Sep 30, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Jame515, Sep 27, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

WynnO, Aug 28, 2013
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3/5  rDev -15.5%

ejimhof, Jul 24, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

pathman, Jul 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Lukass, Jul 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

sliverX, Jul 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev +12.7%

outsider, Jun 29, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

redleg411, Jun 28, 2013
Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.34/5  rDev -5.9%
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.

TheManiacalOne, Jun 27, 2013
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4.06/5  rDev +14.4%
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.

smakawhat, May 31, 2013
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3.56/5  rDev +0.3%
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.

flagmantho, May 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

napetry, May 05, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Ford, Apr 21, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

dmorgan310, Apr 10, 2013
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3.23/5  rDev -9%
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.

keeganfrank, Mar 17, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

sixerofelixir, Feb 27, 2013
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Cain's Finest Bitter from Robert Cain & Company Limited
81 out of 100 based on 108 ratings.