Jennings Sneck Lifter
First brewed in 1990 as a warming winter ale, Jennings' Sneck Lifter continues to do the trick. There's a great tale behind the name – a "sneck" is that last sixpence with which you lift the latch of the pub before using it to pay for your pint, the hope being that you'll find your mates in the bar and they'll buy your next round.
Rich amber in colour with light hop aromas, it has a malty body with burnt raisins and dried fruit, and finishes with a good hop kick.
RRP: from £1.60-£2, Cobbett's Real Ales, Dorking; selected Asda, Morrisons, Tesco, Waitrose
One of November's Drinks Tips