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Jennings Cumberland Ale - Jennings Brothers PLC

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BA SCORE
81
good

42 Ratings
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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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Photo of drperm
4/5  rDev +14%
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.

drperm, Sep 15, 2011
Photo of galluch
4/5  rDev +14%

galluch, Jan 17, 2012
Photo of Davefleming79
4/5  rDev +14%

Davefleming79, Jul 19, 2014
Photo of Trizzle
4/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Another top pint from The Falcon @ Clapham Junction.

Beautiful foamy head that doesn't quit, leaving chunks of itself down the sides of my pint glass. Crystal clear Amber body.

Not a huge aroma. Some cereal from the malt and a hint of pleasant fruity yeast funk. Only a hint.

Sturdy cereal grainy malts up front, followed by a gorgeous touch of pineapple and banana. Dry hops lingering In the aftertaste make for a great session brew. Malt is light as is my want in this style: silky and smooth.

Heres to solid plain old real ales. Cheers!'

Trizzle, Feb 15, 2010
Photo of happysack
4/5  rDev +14%

happysack, Jan 11, 2013
Photo of kelvarnsen
4/5  rDev +14%

kelvarnsen, Nov 30, 2011
Photo of garcia2a
3.9/5  rDev +11.1%
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.

garcia2a, Jun 05, 2008
Photo of gpcollen1
3.83/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Sampled on 12 July 2007 at the Red Bull (I think) across the street from Manchester Piccadilly. Pours a golden color into my Imp Pint. Head rises a bit but is quick to settle.

Aromas are light and clean with a very sublte hint of sweetness and a very light touch of hops. Taste follows the nose a bit in a very subtle and highly drinkable brew.

This really hit the spot as the second pint moving across the taps, left to right.

gpcollen1, Jul 18, 2007
Photo of Stephen63
3.83/5  rDev +9.1%
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.

Stephen63, Dec 21, 2007
Photo of eric5bellies
3.78/5  rDev +7.7%
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.

eric5bellies, Feb 25, 2011
Photo of papat444
3.78/5  rDev +7.7%
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.

papat444, Mar 06, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

Jacobus79, May 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

Jerseyislandbeer, Apr 26, 2014
Photo of Thehuntmaster
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Thehuntmaster, Apr 28, 2010
Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

BeerForMuscle, Jul 27, 2014
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3.59/5  rDev +2.3%

steverx8, Aug 29, 2014
Photo of weissbierdrinker
3.58/5  rDev +2%
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

weissbierdrinker, Mar 05, 2008
Photo of jazzyjeff13
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%
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.

jazzyjeff13, Mar 20, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

pin, Jun 05, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Boone757, Jul 27, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Johnq1964, Aug 11, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

BillRoth, Dec 07, 2013
Photo of Tucquan
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Tucquan, Jul 15, 2014
Photo of BlackHaddock
3.45/5  rDev -1.7%
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.

BlackHaddock, Nov 12, 2012
Photo of laituegonflable
3.45/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

laituegonflable, Jul 19, 2011
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Jennings Cumberland Ale from Jennings Brothers PLC
81 out of 100 based on 42 ratings.