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Brewed by Jennings (Marstons)
Style: Bitter
Cockermouth, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 168   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.92   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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Bottle: Pasteurised.
Originally known as September Ale.
An award-winning golden bitter from an all malt brew, with Styrian Golding hops added at various stages, to give a classic hop flavour and aroma.


3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
POLK (2155) - Hørning, DENMARK - JAN 20, 2012
Clear golden / orange color with a fine white head. Very aromatic beer whose aroma is spread throughout the room by opening it. Missing fullness. a little watery. Tastes and looks like an Easter beer and have a little eggy aftertaste.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
dogbomb (930) - ENGLAND - JAN 16, 2012
Bottle. Clear light yellow-amber body with a nice small lasting white head which laces well. very light on the nose. Straw with resiny citrus tones. There’s a lemon here which cuts right onto the tongue giving it a mostly pleasant lemon zing on the tongue. This also create a metallic tang, which isn’t wholly unpleasant but possibly not wanted by most drinkers. Light thin body with lively carbonation - making this quite lagerish and very drinkable, especially on a warm day. Not bad. Not great. Average.

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
maeib (8611) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2011
Bottled. A pale gold headless beer. A sweet honeyed aroma which has cloying characteristics. Also tastes over sweet and honeyed. A hint of late citrus hops but otherwise a bit sickly.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JorgeLee (1154) - Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 25, 2011
UPDATED: OCT 17, 2013 Bottle from the old man. Bright golden beer, possibly slightly overcarbonated. Has a decent bitter hoppy taste behind it, but a bit sulphury. Rerate Oct 2013. Better than last time, retains a very nice hoppy bitter bite, but cleaner and none of that sulphury nonsense. More like I remember it! Did Marstons try to mess with the recipe after buying Jennings and then give up?

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
stravale (2062) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - DEC 20, 2011
Bottle from Morrisons
Light amber, clear, frothy 2 finger head, some lacing.
Aroma - light spicy and citrus hops, hint of light sweet malts.
Taste - Light spicy hop, bit of citrus, light malt, bit metallic, dull and boring. Not great flavour.
Palate - Soft carb, thin body, light bitter. Finish light bitter. minerals, bit metallic.
Overall - Below average bitter. Deficient in flavour for the abv. As recall, I think the cask version is much better.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
brownyonder (266) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 18, 2011
Pale golden ale with white head. Fruity aromas, with a bit of caramel in there. Fruity, dry flavour. Might be OK as a thirst quencher on a summers day, but not in December.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
superflyguy (422) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 10, 2011
recall having it about 6 years ago on draught and thinking it was one of the best pints i’d ever had. this certainly wasn’t close. good straw colour, low hop aroma and distinctly metalic taste.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dynamiteninja (1475) - Richmond, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2011
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2012 Bottle. Medium white head, good retention. Fizzy golden body. As I predicted, Marstons have ruined this beer by bigging up the sulphurous notes to unacceptable levels yet again. They have ruined Jennings. Too much sulphur, also dough, hops, slight fruitiness, caramel, hint of banana. Nice level of quite gentle bitterness, but with some harsh alcoholic burn. Dry, moreish finish. Well carbonated. Quite tasty, but tone down the sulphur!!! #### Bottle. Thick white head. Golden body, lasting head. Hoppy, Goldings, sulphur. Bitter. Dry finish. Well carbonated. 7 4 7 3 13 ### Large thick proud head with excellent retention. Golden body. Hoppy, with a whiff of sulphur. Some candied fruit. Bitter. Very dry finish. Fairly well carbonated. 7 4 7 3 13

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
bax (1106) - Hasselager, Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2011
(Bottle 11/09-2011) Low white head, clear yellow color, good aroma, slim body, good bitterness, slightly egg taste. BB date 30 apr 12. New bottle and bottle label, golden yellow. Alcohol lowered to 4.2 %.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
wheresthepath (1524) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2011
UPDATED: JAN 23, 2012 [Original rating 30/8/2011, 500ml bottle at 4.2% that Dad shared with me - cheers!] Pale amber, slight white head, no fizz. Malt and lots of lemon but unfortunately lots of metal too - feels like a decent ale that’s been ruined by bottling. Would like to try this one on cask. [Re-rate 21/01/2012, another bottle from Dad] Deep gold with a moderate off-white head and rather too much fizz. Reasonable citrus flavour, some caramel and biscuitty malt, moderate bitterness in the finish. OK. Exactly the same rating as the first time, so pleased with my consistent marking if not with the beer!


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