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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
81
good

42 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 42
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 9.4%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: rastaman on 03-24-2003)
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Reviews by drperm:
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drperm

Virginia

4/5  rDev +14%

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.

09-15-2011 01:42:06 | More by drperm
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jazzyjeff13

United Kingdom (England)

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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.

03-20-2011 00:40:34 | More by jazzyjeff13
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rastaman

United Kingdom (England)

3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

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.

03-24-2003 23:29:39 | More by rastaman
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Jacobus79

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

05-16-2014 04:28:51 | More by Jacobus79
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Pelicanrocks

United Kingdom (England)

3/5  rDev -14.5%

04-05-2013 20:10:35 | More by Pelicanrocks
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Jerseyislandbeer

Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

04-26-2014 13:41:23 | More by Jerseyislandbeer
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BlackHaddock

United Kingdom (England)

3.45/5  rDev -1.7%

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.

11-12-2012 10:35:18 | More by BlackHaddock
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eric5bellies

Australia

3.78/5  rDev +7.7%

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.

02-25-2011 15:30:50 | More by eric5bellies
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vinicole

United Kingdom (England)

3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

01-18-2014 18:15:06 | More by vinicole
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pin

Australia

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

06-05-2012 04:09:34 | More by pin
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papat444

Quebec (Canada)

3.78/5  rDev +7.7%

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.

03-06-2012 12:12:13 | More by papat444
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His_Royal_Hoppiness

United Kingdom (England)

3/5  rDev -14.5%

06-08-2013 22:49:19 | More by His_Royal_Hoppiness
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EmperorBevis

United Kingdom (England)

3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

11-01-2013 15:45:07 | More by EmperorBevis
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Thorpe429

Illinois

3.33/5  rDev -5.1%

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.

10-01-2010 22:17:00 | More by Thorpe429
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Florya

Norway

3.4/5  rDev -3.1%

08-31-2014 15:02:24 | More by Florya
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weissbierdrinker

Belgium

3.58/5  rDev +2%

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

03-05-2008 09:06:11 | More by weissbierdrinker
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galluch

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +14%

01-17-2012 16:38:05 | More by galluch
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Davefleming79


4/5  rDev +14%

07-19-2014 18:47:31 | More by Davefleming79
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Boone757

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

07-27-2014 19:42:50 | More by Boone757
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garcia2a

Pennsylvania

3.9/5  rDev +11.1%

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.

06-05-2008 21:44:21 | More by garcia2a
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steverx8

United Kingdom (England)

3.59/5  rDev +2.3%

08-29-2014 19:58:02 | More by steverx8
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cervezango

Wisconsin

2.6/5  rDev -25.9%

theres no excuse really for this beer, i might be being harsh on it because i just had other ales(true ales,not this joke) but its just not good. when a beer is marketed the way this one is in england, on the same shelf as fullers london pride and fullers disover blone beer as well as honey dew all vasltey superior beers, it should be at least in the same league on the low end or something, there no different bettween this and heiniken , stella or other wise, its not and adjunct lager, however it taste very mass pro duced, mostly there just nothign special.

look, gold amber hugh

smell, hops smell not very aromatic

taste, macro lagery adjuncty, stellaish, mildly bitter mildly sweet. dry bitter hops finish. not bad but nothing stands out by any means.

mouth feel, leaves it dry, with bitter.

over all, would by again, didnt enjoy it, i only finished all 500ml because i wanted the alcohol and mostly cuz i paid for it.more than3 quid man.

buy somthing else.

03-24-2012 19:32:42 | More by cervezango
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laituegonflable

Australia

3.45/5  rDev -1.7%

Pours a golden amber colour with nice white head, fluffy bubbles with a nice meringuey lacing. Decent.

Smells mild and light. Decent herbal notes with touch of citrus, tea and fresh-cut grass. Pleasant enough, but a bit bland.

Creamy vanilla-styled malt upfront that blends into caramel grain midway before delving into a gentle hop bitterness. Goldings and fuggles come to mind, with English Breakfast tea notes, mint and steamed green vegetables. Mild spicy touch to the bitterness at the back. All pretty mild, drinkable, decent enough.

Reasonably body but ultimately falls a bit thin. Not a lot of texture to grab hold of here.

A reasonable English pale, one to quaff by the pint but nothing really special.

07-19-2011 01:40:12 | More by laituegonflable
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Johnq1964

United Kingdom (England)

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

08-11-2013 12:23:11 | More by Johnq1964
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Thehuntmaster

South Africa

3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

500ml bottle 4.2 % abv

Appearance: Golden orange in colour with a good head that leaves some lace.

Smell: Malty followed by grassy hops. Hints of marmalade as the beer warms.

Taste: Malty, earthy hops, typical (but good) pale ale taste. Not too sweet, not too bitter.

Mouthfeel: Light (but not watery), crisp and refreshing.

Drinkability: Very drinkable beer. Best for a warm day.

04-28-2010 20:19:21 | More by Thehuntmaster
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Jennings Cumberland Ale from Jennings Brothers PLC
81 out of 100 based on 42 ratings.