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Jersey Summer Breakfast Ale - Cricket Hill Brewing Co.

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80
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54 Reviews
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Reviews: 54
Hads: 131
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 14.37%
Wants: 3
Gots: 13 | 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:
Beer added by: maddogruss on 06-04-2007

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
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Reviews: 54 | Hads: 131
Photo of rkcrozier
3.53/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Excited to try the latest offering from Cricket Hill.

First - the label...not impressed; should have used the same layout as there other beers...

Beer had a cloudy, golden, wheaty hue.

Definitely smelled the bananas that others had smelled as well as toffee.

Taste was good - very similar to a hefeweizen; a nice, refreshing summer beer.

Overall, I would buy again but only because I would want my friends to try it. (421 characters)

Photo of ATPete
3.73/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle

Cricket Hill's SUmmer offering pours a very hazy orange brown color with a small but sticky white head. The brew sports a huge banana aroma, with not too much else going on in the nose. Its got a smooth but creamy texture, a subtle spice twang, notes of bubble gum with a big semi-sweet banana character rounding everything out. It's definitely got some body for its style but this brew is by no means heavy, very well drinkable, nice beer. It just borderlines 'flavored' for me almost, lots and lots of banana coming through this one. (549 characters)

Photo of maddogruss
4/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer was the other on tap at Cloverleaf last night. Also served in a firkin cask. Fantastic compared to the one on tap.

A: A dark amber body with a thick, off-white head with solid retention all the way through the finish. We got to keep the glasses, and a day later the glass is still laced with the head.

S: A very sweet smell, typical of a solid wheat ale.

T: A great taste. Solid wheat ale. Reminded me of a hefe with those banana esters in the aftertaste. Pretty sweet tasting and very good beer.

M: A solid, full-bodied mouthfeel that was very smooth.

D: Definitely a drinkable brew. Solid, smooth, great tasting. An excellent wheat ale whose robust flavor was only augmented because it was fermented and conditioned in a cask. (753 characters)

Photo of jwc215
3.45/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours cloudy orangish/tan with a thin head that soon becomes a lasting patch.

The smell is of banana/clove with caramel candy. Biscuity sweetness. Smells like an American hefeweizen with a Belgian-like touch.

The taste is sweet with mild spiciness. Banana/clove follows through from the aroma, as does some biscuit. As it progresses, bubblegum/candy sweetness becomes more noticeable. Sweetness balanced more by spiciness than bitterness. Hops nearly undetectable, though the yeast does come through to give it some bready notes. It has a noticeable, refreshing wheat tang under all the sweetness.

LIght-to-medium bodied, the sweetness lingers but not too cloying.

This one is a bit too all-over-the-place - seems to lose its focus, with what could be complexities not quite meshing the way it could. Worth checking out, and interesting, it's too sweet and the different directions become a bit annoying as it progresses. Still, nothing particularly "bad" about it. I don't know that I would categorize this as an American Pale Wheat Ale - At brewery I was told it was "Belgian-style" and like I mentioned, it had hefeweizen characteristics. Interesting... (1,160 characters)

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Jersey Summer Breakfast Ale from Cricket Hill Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 54 ratings.