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Jennings Cumberland Ale - Jennings Brothers PLC

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Jennings Cumberland AleJennings Cumberland Ale

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BA SCORE
80
good

50 Ratings
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Ratings: 50
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 11.82%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Jennings Brothers PLC visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
English Pale Ale |  4.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: rastaman on 03-24-2003

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Reviews by Stephen63:
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3.8/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Poured really nice, light copper head but faded rather quickly.

S - Sweet and flowery.

T - Pretty much as expected for a bitter though sweet, bitterness only really present in aftertaste.

M - Nice carbonation though a little thin.

D - Very much a decent session beer.

A solid bitter and I'd like to try the cask version. The Sneck Lifter from this brewery on cask was one of my highlights this year.

More User Reviews:
Photo of jazzyjeff13
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A 500ml green glass bottle with a BB of Oct 2011. ABV is 4.7%, not 4.2% as mentioned above. The front label has a view of part of the lake district with the description 'Late afternoon in October looking over Crummock Water'.

Poured into a Guinness pint glass. A golden-amber hue with good carbonation. Traces of floating sediment are just visible. Produces a large creamy head of white foam that lasts for several minutes. A dry, hoppy aroma that suggests good bitterness. A hint of malt with faint notes of roasting, burnt matches and solvent.

Tastes of light malt with a dominant dry bitterness. Leafy notes, but little in the way of aromatic hops. Mouthfeel is smooth with prickly carbonation. Leaves the palate dry, with a bitter aftertaste.

A decent, well-balanced ale. Quite bitter, but refreshingly so. Worth trying if you come across it.

Photo of rastaman
3.28/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A hoppy english bitter. Nice, light flavours, which blend nicely, hoppy and clean, very nice session beer. Nothing out of the ordinary or complex for that matter, but a solid little bitter, without a doubt this would be better cask conditioned, but it tasted fine, if a little restrained, from the bottle.

Photo of Jacobus79
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of Pelicanrocks
3/5  rDev -13.5%

Photo of Jerseyislandbeer
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of BlackHaddock
3.45/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Hand-pulled pint in 'The Smugglers' on Cleethorpes Sea Front (10 Oct 2012).

Another beer I have on a regular basis that somehow hasn't seen me write about it.

Amber body: good, deep and creamy textured white head on top.

The taste and nose were fruity and malty, slightly different to the bottled version, certainly more of a caramel feel to the whole thing.

Nice easy blend: mine was getting towards the end of the barrel and almost on the turn, but I know it can be a lot better than the pint I had, so my scores are higher than the pint should really get.

Photo of eric5bellies
3.76/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Drank from my Bombardier conic pint glass

A - Really nice clear Golden colour, with a thick two fingered white head that stays the distance.

S - Big aromas of grain, malt and some yeast.

T - Grainy flavours up front with a little banana and burnt toffee. Finishes with a really nice lingering bitterness and malt flavour. This is a top ale.

M- Light to Medium body with medium carbonation that leads to a smooth drop.

D - You will not find a better example of the style.

Photo of vinicole
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of pin
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of papat444
3.76/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Ruds for this one.

Poured from a 500ml. bottle, best before 31 Mar 12.

Appearance: A very hazy apple cider colored body. Lots of little lacing all around and a healthy head that holds its own.

Smell: Orange rinds, grapefruit and a mineral-like aroma.

Taste: Grapefruit rinds, biscuity and fleshy fruit. Bit of spicy sugar. Packs some good flavor.

Mothfeel: Creamy comes to mind as well as a bit of grainy bitterness.

Overall: Very nice pale ale with a nice taste and very easy to drink.

Photo of thommo_nk
2.63/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Nothing special, average bitter, not much to say about it, bog standard

Photo of EmperorBevis
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of Thorpe429
3.35/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle straight from the source after a friend's visit.

Pours a transparent light copper with a hint of orange haze. Bone white head that rises to about two fingers on a pretty hard pours. Falls down without leaving too much lacing behind. Nose presents some really light malt sweetness and a touch of floral hops. Taste is light with a nice bitterness. Not too much hop flavor, but you can definitely tell that they're there. Some graininess to it as well. Mouthfeel is quite light. Slightly bitter finish. Mild carbonation. Fairly drinkable, but nothing too appetizing about it. While it does have a bit more flavor than the average mild, it's not terribly appetizing.

Photo of drperm
4/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle @ sandwich shop in Grasmere, Lake District.
After a day of winter travel in the Lake District, I found this to be a perfect bitter to accompany my sandwich. Pleasantly aromatic, snappy, and, in short, everything a darker Bitter should be. Recommended -- especially for the wayward American seeking something unavailable at home.
A: 4 S: 3.5 T: 4 M: 4 O: 3.5

Update: 09/2011.
Bottle purchased in Cambridge, UK in May 2011; opened in September.
Just as delicious, pleasant, and delightful as I remember it being in '07. I've adjusted my ratings numbers to reflect my evolved palate over the past 4 years.

Photo of Florya
3.4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of weissbierdrinker
3.53/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance- Copper in color, it was poured into a pint glass, clear seeing the carbonation, thick head that left lacing around the glass and it didn't go away.

Smell- Not strong, but with hints of flowers. Nice aroma

Taste- When you first take a drink it starts out as slightly bitter, but then changes to smooth with tastes of clove. Finishes slightly bitter.

Mouthfell- Not watery, but not velvety. Just smooth.

Drinkability- Very nice beer, easy to have anther

Photo of galluch
4/5  rDev +15.3%

Photo of HurrahBeer
2.85/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Davefleming79
4/5  rDev +15.3%

Photo of Boone757
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of Sam-VW
3.28/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DamoTO700
4.75/5  rDev +36.9%

Photo of garcia2a
3.88/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Found this in a bin at a bottle shop in York. This beer oured a a nice brownish yellow, lightly hazy, slight carbonation with a thin, nicely lacing head.

The bouquet has an initial malty bitterness that yields to bready tones, followed by some butterscotch and a faint hops component. This translated well to the taste as there was a nice balance between malt, hops and light bitterness.

The mouthfeel is wonderful, as the slight hoppy component to the aftertaste seemed to keep the palate focused on beer and taste. This beer did not cloy much. This is a nice, friendly, highly drinkable English beer. Perfect for that pop in for a quick nip. Wish I had more, but I do not believe I can get it in PA.

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Jennings Cumberland Ale from Jennings Brothers PLC
80 out of 100 based on 50 ratings.