Both are about the same age, the can is a bit younger. My prejudice concerning the outcome followed current received opinion: the can should be better. From the bottle: lovely mix of hop and malt, with a surprising bitter edge that dries the beer out, but prominent malt, especially as it gets warmer. A surprisingly sophisticated beer, with delicate, fresh flavour, and again, a good bit of bitterness. From the can: Initially seems similar, but they are not the same. So what's the difference? This one is bitter, too, but the malt plays a more prominent role, it seems sweeter, less dry, though there is quite a high bitterness. Perhaps less hop flavour (more bitterness? Perhaps, hard to say), but again this is a maltier beer (a fresh malt taste?). Perhaps less delicate, less sophisticated. Better or worse? Difficult...A nice beer. I might prefer the bottle, but I'm not sure (the bottle was a bit less than a month older). Yes, the bottle might be better.