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Jennings Sneck Lifter - Jennings Brothers PLC

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BA SCORE
84
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47 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 47
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 12%
Wants: 3
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Jennings Brothers PLC visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: brewdlyhooked13 on 03-24-2003)
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jazzyjeff13

United Kingdom (England)

3.53/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A 500ml bottle with a BB of Oct 2011. The explanation of sneck lifter on the label is interesting.

Poured into a Sam Smith's pint glass. A deep brown colour with a ruby hue when held to the light. Good carbonation; produces a creamy off-white head that lasts for several minutes. Aroma of rich malt with some caramel and roasted notes. Also slightly sweet and has overtones of solvent and alcohol.

A flavour of sweet dark malt with distinctive bitterness. Some roasted/burnt notes as well as caramel. No obvious hoppy flavours, but quite bitter as you swallow. As with the aroma strong hints of solvent/ethanol, particularly when swallowing. The body is unusual - it has the mouthfeel you normally associate with spirits, light and astringent with a sensation of alcohol on the palate.

This is a pretty good ale - it has decent taste and bitterness. The only let-down is the evidence of ethanol in the background, which seems to unbalance the flavour and mouthfeel. I'll have it again though if I come across it.

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2011 02:42:38 | More by jazzyjeff13
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United Kingdom (England)

3.69/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Served gold from 500ml brown bottle into straight pint glass.

A) Dark brown, half an inch of off-white head, dissipates quickly, but thin head remains.

S) Served cold, but getting liquorice-type dark malts. Inviting. When it warms up a bit, fruitier tones are evident.

T) Malty, slightly bitter, fruity aftertaste. This is a tasty beer, very well balanced; I am well happy.

M) Moderately carbonated; the body is fairly thick and coats the tongue. Yummers.

O) Tasty and 5.1%, defiantly above whatever tax thresholds apply these days without compromising. Recommended.

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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United Kingdom (England)

3.75/5  rDev 0%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: Dark chestnut; frothy beige, medium-sized head

Aroma: bready; coffee notes; peppery hops

Taste: Bitter, juicy malt on start; bittter, dry, nutty finish; roasted grain notes like a stout

Remarks: Did not score A, T, S, M at that time; disregard those scores

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2013 14:08:14 | More by IchLiebeBier
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United Kingdom (England)

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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United Arab Emirates

3.93/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Acorn brown with a off white / cream white head.

Sour floral nose with a lot of fermented malt.

Taste is sour, nutty and malty before the bitterness is coming through - a big broad bitterness.

Then nutty licorice is joining the party - still carried by hoppy bitterness.

Overall - not a good beer - a great one. Not so much good for drinking on its own, but to accompany food.

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2012 00:55:40 | More by opalchemist
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Gary779

South Africa

3.73/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Beer pours with a creamy three-finger head and shows some nice cascading. Beer itself is red to amber coloured. Leaves some chunky lace on the glass.

S: Malts, green peaches and hints of vanilla. Some glazed cherries also present.

T: A sip puts some mellow butterscotch flavours on the tongue. Slight apricot flavour also becomes present. Citrus plinth and grapefruit in the aftertaste.

M: Light bodied and medium carbonation. Oily texture.

O: This beer exceeded my expectations. I might have it again.

Serving type: bottle

02-28-2012 17:38:03 | More by Gary779
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pin

Australia

4.5/5  rDev +20%

02-10-2012 03:13:46 | More by pin
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Thehuntmaster

South Africa

3.58/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

500ml bottle 5,1% Abv.
Served chilled in an over sized wine glass.
BB 31 August 2012

Appearance: Deep copper-red body topped by a large, creamy, beige head that lasts really well and leaves some great lacing as is slowly recedes.

Smell: Sweet dark fruit (raisins and plums), toffee, light burned currents, nutty malts and lightly spicy/earthy hops.

Taste: Similar to the nose, sweet dark fruits, toffee, light burned notes, distinct orange peel, spicy hops and a great bitter finish.

Mouthfeel: The body is light-medium (too light for the flavours) and the carbonation is a tad high - I prefer low carbonation in English style ales.

Overall: An enjoyable beer but not something I will seek out. If they consider this a "Strong Ale" in the UK; no wonder Brewdog's Tokyo* was frowned upon!

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2012 08:50:59 | More by Thehuntmaster
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spdyfire83

Ireland

3.93/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

71st Review
Bottle to mouth
Best Before: 30 November 2012

Thanks Chris for this bottle upon our arrival in London. Enjoyed while walking from the tube to their place - you can do that in the UK...it is socially acceptable and totally legal.

A: Deep copper. Not sure on head as it went straight down the pipe.

S: Sweet caramel, roasted biscuit malt, nutty, and bold, rustic hops.

T: Sweet up front with a nice balance of roasty malt and hops. Balanced, smooth bitterness at end.

M: Medium-full bodied with medium carbonation.

O: Very enjoyable for the style. Something that I would definitely seek out again. Good job Jennings Bros!

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2011 10:56:41 | More by spdyfire83
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StJamesGate

New York

3.9/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Chestnut amber with tight taupe head that leaves webs of lace. Flinty grain, red pear, light cinnamon and maple leaf - very autumnal.
Raisin scone, tea brack, toffee and a touch of whiskey going into leaf and ginger bread spice with the slightest hint of cocoa.
Red Hots and honeyed apricot leave and drying tart apple linger. Medium, chewy, a bit of stick.

Cumbria is up near Scotland and that explains a lot: malts a bit more like Scottish ale off this one. Well constructed and spice more than leafy hops cut the sweetness at the end. A tasty big cold weather English ale.

Serving type: bottle

11-27-2011 21:07:59 | More by StJamesGate
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brendan13

Australia

3.58/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a dark ruby copper colour with a 2cm off white head that falls to a thin whisp.
S - Nutty with light toffee notes. Some vague earthy hop character.
T - Also very nutty in the taste with the light toffee notes. Like the smell, mild earthy hop flavours.
M - Medium bodied, low to moderate carbonation, a pleasent lingering bitterness.
O - A decent ESB that certainly does focus on the bittering addition rather than late hops.

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2011 11:24:07 | More by brendan13
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fullsweep

United Kingdom (England)

4.3/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

500 mL brown bottle poured into a pint glass. Got 2 bottles of this on offer through Ocado/Waitrose. Excellent decision.

A: Lovely dark yet transparent beer with a ruby tint to the dark brown.

S: Malty-sweet with caramel/toffee/candy notes.

T: Excellent beer here. This ESB has tendencies towards a brown ale but without some of the biscuity malty qualities of that style. Instead it has more of a syrupy sweetness to it. Very enjoyable!

M: Tacky, sticky, mildly carbonated.

D: Would definitely get this again.

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2011 20:35:45 | More by fullsweep
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eric5bellies

Australia

3.85/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a nice Mahogany colour with a tinge of red and an Ivory coloured head that stays around.

S - Nice biscuit bread and roast aromas.

T - Nice nutty flavours up front with some caramel and vanilla and roasted malt in the middle and a bitter finish.

M - Medium body and carbonation that makes a smooth drop.

D - Another decent ESB from the old country.

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2011 14:30:53 | More by eric5bellies
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CrazyDavros

Australia

3.43/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours dark brown with quickly fading head. Nose is rich and sweet, lots of figs, treacle, port, golden syrup and a little roasted malt. Similarly rich flavours but loads less sweet malt and more roasted character. Carbonation is a bit high, there's a pretty dry finish already.

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2011 23:38:42 | More by CrazyDavros
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Dawkfan

Alberta (Canada)

2.68/5  rDev -28.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

A- Pour is reddish brown with an inch of off white almost beige colored head. Some spotted lace as this one slowly fades away.

S- Aroma smells fairly metallic to me. Bready/biscuity malt mainly. Some roastiness as it warms. The hops are quite floral.

T- Toasted malt and nut, the metallic aromas are now in the taste. Finish has some spicy earthy bitterness. Really don't enjoy the aftertaste.

M- Medium carbonation & feel. Goes down alright.

D- This one definitely wasn't for me, it tastes like a brown ale with a euro pilsner twist or something. Way to out of style for my liking.

Serving type: bottle

02-13-2011 22:38:51 | More by Dawkfan
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Jennings Sneck Lifter from Jennings Brothers PLC
84 out of 100 based on 47 ratings.