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Jersey Summer Breakfast Ale - Cricket Hill Brewing Co.

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117 Ratings
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Ratings: 117
Reviews: 53
rAvg: 3.41
pDev: 15.25%
Wants: 2
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Cricket Hill Brewing Co. visit their website
New Jersey, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
Our unfiltered Breakfast Ale is as fresh and full of flavor as a day down the shore! Fermented with Belgian ale yeast, this beer has a slightly tangy, fruity taste that pairs as well with bacon and eggs as it does with a back yard barbecue. Easy to drink with wonderful flavor, a combination that makes this beer a Summer favorite!

21 IBU

(Beer added by: maddogruss on 06-04-2007)
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Photo of tkepx182
1.4/5  rDev -58.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

This beer tasted as if it was flat. It had a rougher texture to it then most of the other beers that i have sampled from cricket hill. It disappointed me. The beer had little head with no real color distintion or clarity. The only upside is the fact that this beer seems to go well with eggs and bacon on a hot summer day.

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2/5  rDev -41.3%

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2/5  rDev -41.3%

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2/5  rDev -41.3%

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2.25/5  rDev -34%

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2.25/5  rDev -34%

11/14/12 On tap at Rattle n Hum, NYC. Not sure if this is what I'm drinking ,as what's in the glass tastes more like Gueuze/Sour-ish.

Not up my alley. Maybe the 'breakfast' part comes from an affinity to Wheaties?

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2.5/5  rDev -26.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -26.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -26.7%

Photo of ChainGangGuy
2.53/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Pours a hazed, orange-amber body with a medium-sized, suds, just off-white head that's gone fairly fast.

Smell: Aroma is lightly bready, slightly tart, and with a bit of ruptured fruits and spice.

Taste: Lightly bready, faintly grainy pale malts with a twinge of caramel, candyish sweetness, then a flash of rippling tartness, with a vague taste of apricot and peach juice. Tiny pinch of spice. Dried orange peel. Lightly bitter. Tartish, fruity finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-thin body. Medium-plus carbonation.

Overall: This brewery is not off to a rousing start with me. SBA just doesn't come together for me, flavorwise, remaining fairly noncohesive and an overall disappointment.

Photo of mactrail
2.85/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Dishwater with lots of bubbles.

Looks nice with big frothy head on hazy amber beer. Light body, cardboard scent. Coarse carbonation, but enough for an average mouth feel. Hint of sourness. Quite a touch of yeast but not much malt on the tongue. Some bitterness that fades away. Flavors are muted, dirty. The sour and bitter flavors are just not interesting or harmonious.

Has so little in common with average Belgian Pale Ales, and this is such a good style, I call it below average.

Photo of oregonskibum
2.93/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a tulip glass.

A: Color is a cloudy tangerine orange. Pours with basically no head, just a thin film that dies off almost immediately. Appears flat.

S: Smell is fairly subdued. Citrus-like flavors, orange peel. Some faint spicy notes. Really not much here and needs to be swirled to pick up want aromas are there.

T: Taste really isn't much of an improvement. More orange peel, orange, lemon flavors. Some light pepper notes. The malt (or yeast) flavors remind me of dry grass. Finish is mellow and unremarkable.

M: Slightly watery, very low carbonation (basically flat).

D: Not sure if this was a poorly sealed bottle or standard for this brewery/beer. It wasn't bad or offensive, but not really a good beer either.

Photo of FickleBeast
2.95/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

A vigorous pour yields a half finger of sticky foam and an unpleasant glump of yeast on the end. This wasn't labeled as bottle conditioned, otherwise I would have been more careful. In fact, the bottle says little more than Jersey Summer Breakfast Ale, so I don't know what to expect... maybe bacon?

The color a cloudy banana yellow. It would look perfect for a hefe. Smell is yeasty - banana mostly. I'll admit, I'm approaching this first sip with some trepidation...

Ok, the yeast doesn't really carry over and dominate the flavor. Instead, I'm getting some husky graininess, and a lingering mild bitterness. It is not great, but I was expecting worse based on the appearance and aroma. All in all the flavor is pretty unremarkable. Carbonation seems light, and there is a little bit of sweetness on the aftertaste.

All in all, the appearance of this beer hurts the score, and the flavor doesn't really do much to redeem it. I feel like this needs to either finish dryer and more refreshing, or add some hops to make this more of a pale ale. As it stands now, it is an ugly, bland beer.

Photo of ChadwickHines
3/5  rDev -12%

Great in the summer time. Fruity, tastes of wheat, and orange.

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3/5  rDev -12%

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Jersey Summer Breakfast Ale from Cricket Hill Brewing Co.
79 out of 100 based on 117 ratings.