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Jennings Cumberland Ale | Jennings Brothers PLC

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Brewed by:
Jennings Brothers PLC
England, United Kingdom
jenningsbrewery.co.uk

Style: English Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by rastaman on 03-24-2003

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Ranking:
#40,541
Reviews:
27
Ratings:
64
pDev:
14.08%
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Ratings: 64 |  Reviews: 27
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4.75/5  rDev +39.3%

Photo of drperm
4/5  rDev +17.3%
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.

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4/5  rDev +17.3%

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4/5  rDev +17.3%

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4/5  rDev +17.3%

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4/5  rDev +17.3%

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3.98/5  rDev +16.7%
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!'

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3.9/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served cool from 500ml brown bottle into pint mug.

L) Attractive bright golden colour, clear, starts with thick fluffy white head, reduces to a bubbly film within a minute or so. Looks fizzy.

S) Fairly strong toffee-malt odour, quite nice, but no hops in there.

T) Nice lightish toffee malt flavour and a bit of hop bite, nothing huge. Nice freshness from the hop flavour balances with the malt.

F) More or less average for the style, not as fizzy as it first looked. No skanky or bitter aftertastes, easy to drink.

O) Was given this one by someone at work. Can't fault it really for what it is. Probably even better in the summer time, it is a light refreshing ale.

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3.88/5  rDev +13.8%
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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3.8/5  rDev +11.4%
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.

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3.8/5  rDev +11.4%
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.

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3.77/5  rDev +10.6%
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.

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3.76/5  rDev +10.3%
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.

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3.76/5  rDev +10.3%
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.

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Photo of Jacobus79
3.75/5  rDev +10%

Photo of Jerseyislandbeer
3.75/5  rDev +10%

Photo of interzen
3.75/5  rDev +10%

Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.75/5  rDev +10%

Photo of Phoodcritic
3.68/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of steverx8
3.59/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of tux_alin
3.56/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BrazilianAussie
3.56/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.53/5  rDev +3.5%
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

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3.52/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%
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.

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Jennings Cumberland Ale from Jennings Brothers PLC
Beer rating: 3.41 out of 5 with 64 ratings
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