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Cains Fine Raisin BeerCains Fine Raisin Beer

Brewed by:
Robert Cain & Company Limited
England, United Kingdom

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by brewdlyhooked13 on 05-04-2004

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Reviews: 7 | Ratings: 9
Photo of eduardolinhalis
3.3/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

500ml bottle served in a pint glass.

A: Pours a orange to nutty color. Clear. Forms a small fizzy white head. Small retention and some lacings left

S: Sweet and fruity in the nose. Mainly caramel malts with notes of raisins. Metallic. Notes of leather. Yeasts and some flowery hops in the end

T: Follows the nose. Sweet upfront. Toffee, caramel, caramel malts, raisins, yeasts and flowery hops. Metallic too. Good hoppy bitterness

M: Light watery body. Medium to low carbonation. Light bitter aftertaste

O: Medium drinkability. Well, not bad since I've paid only 1 CHF (around 1 dollar) for the bottle

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Photo of Sigmund
3.83/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle, from Voldby Købmandsgård, Denmark. ABV is 5.0%. Deep golden to copper colour, moderate white head. Fruity aroma with distinct notes of raisins and grape juice. The flavour is a fairly nice blend of malts and raisins, not too sweet, with moderate hops in the finish and aftertaste. Quite enjoyable.

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Photo of PartyBear
3.28/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Reddish amber in colour, with a creamy head of fine bubbles. Lightly carbonated.

Aroma: Sugary malts, with a strong spiciness, possibly cinnamon. The smell of dark fruits is clear, led by raisins. Slightly metallic. There is also a dusty smell, like an old room...yeah, weird, huh?

Taste: The flavours are fruity, supported by the strong raisin and grape tastes. There is a mellow sweetness that persists through to the end, which is characterised by subtle fruit sugars, and a faint honey.

Mouthfeel: The body is on the heavy side of medium. Quite clingy feel, but smooth texture.

Drinkability: This beer seems to evoke a love or hate response, manly due to its irregular flavours. I come down more on the 'love' side but this is due to the taste. The aromas are not great, and had me expecting something terrible from the taste but I was pleasantly surprised by the rich fruity malts and gentle sweetness. An unusual beer but a good one; try it!

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Photo of soulgrowl
3.26/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Ultrafine bubbles form a pretty white veil above this whisky-amber ale. Softly fruity nose with notes of red wine, orange, and raisins, plus a weird tangent of green peas. Yielding on the palate, soft in every way and predominantly sweet. Raisins lend a light note of raisins on top of a biscuity, bready base - this tastes kind of like a hot cross bun. Not bad, a subtle twist on basically a standard English pale ale.

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Photo of Stephen63
3.35/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

A - Fizzly head disappeared quickly. Nice amber hued colour.

S - Certainly get the raisins in the nose though a very sugary aroma present.

T -Again raisin is very prominent here with some dark fruitiness. Hop bitterness seems supressed. Very dry. Different from other "classic" fruit beers I have tried.

M - Nice full body and pleasing carbonation.

D - One is enough thank you.

Certainly bracket under unique. The raisin comes through though not sure it is a winner. Try it and decide for yourself.

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Photo of wl0307
2.7/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Having tried this beer on cask a while ago, it's interesting to see how the bottled version goes. BBE JAN08, served cool in a straight imperial pint glass.

A: reddish-amber in colour; the lively carbonation full of large bubbles comes to form no beer head what-so-ever... the overall appearance reminds me more of a mass-produced soda than any beer: ugly, for any beer.
S: pretty messy mix of brown sugar, mildly-sweet fruitiness of dates, preserved plums, and sultanas; full-stop. The aroma smacks a little bit of floral hops, but even that bit is too timid to make a difference to the ill-structured aroma.
T: raisins? yeah but it tastes more like raisin-skins and marinated plum-skins mixed with amber malts at the back, added with a touch of caramel; slowly a mildly dry-ish and licorice-like hop bitterness creeps down the palate along with a residual undertone of raisins, until fast fading into obscurity...
M&D: thin-bodied, artificially- and loosely-carbonated on the texture, more akin to a soda than any serious beer could purport to be. As far as this bottle is concerned, the performance is way below that of the cask version. My advice: avoid the bottle, or it won't make you like this intriguing beer.

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Photo of cypressbob
3.65/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle, poured into a smithwicks pint glass

Pours with an amber body, fluffy head forms, slight retention and some signs of lacing

Smell, musky, slightt malty aroma coming off it, dried fruits slightly

Taste, dry and aromatic, lavender and violets, slightly biscuity, lack of apparant hops, vanilla also with a raisin finish, slightly spicy

Something different from the norm. english ales, def. a few new flavours added to the palette

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Cains Fine Raisin Beer from Robert Cain & Company Limited
3.42 out of 5 based on 9 ratings.
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