Not entirely cock-a-hoop: Jenning’s – Cocker hoop

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This will be the first of some rapid fire reviews as I seem to have built up quite a backlog that I haven’t got around to…

In a glass: dark straw-coloured with an attractive, plain white head.

Another golden-ale-bitter style beer with the requisite cereal and grain aroma, backed up with sweet malt.

In the taste: rounded, flinty dryish and quite refreshing, a little citrus note floats around at the back and accompanies a very nice uncompromising bitterness.

Cocker-hoop isn’t desperately complex by any stretch, but it’s tasty – and with its enjoyable dry finish makes it worth drinking again.

Not my absolute favourite, as I like my malts to come through a tad sweeter, but I can certainly see why folks like and rate it.

On draft, with a lower level of carbonation I bet this a different and more enjoyable animal altogether…the bottled carbonation makes the beer taste just a little bit seltzery.

http://www.jenningsbrewery.co.uk/beers/beer.aspx?bid=7

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