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Fall Festivus - Cricket Hill Brewing Co.

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77
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57 Ratings
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Ratings: 57
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 3.32
pDev: 15.36%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Cricket Hill Brewing Co. visit their website
New Jersey, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Bitterbill on 11-08-2008)
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civicm87, Jun 15, 2014
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muskiesman, Mar 15, 2014
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LoveStout, Feb 01, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -24.7%

Lehighace06, Jan 18, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Griffith, Jan 09, 2014
Photo of Omnium
3.7/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Bottle > Mason Pint

A - Hazed orange with a finger of soapy white head, nice lattice of lacing.
S - Some sweet malt, resinous pine, a little floral, a touch of orange zest
T - Taste is a little lacing, orange and grapefruit caramel and candy like malt, slightly piney with a nice hop portion.
M - Watery, slightly metallic aftertaste.
O - Decent amber, I was pleased with this, doesnt strike me as a fall beer, but Its complex enough. If canned it would make an excellent session beer.

Omnium, Dec 17, 2013
Photo of tabhill
3.89/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- big creamy rich light tan head poured over a very murky amber body. Even though it was poured down the side of a pint glass, I had to hold the pour halfway through to prevent the foam from overflowing. head lasted a few min but didn't create any lacing. slight bubbling lasted throughout the evaluation

S- very hoppy aroma with some malty notes..very nice

T- strong hoppy flavor followed quickly by an acidic taste followed by a dull malty taste. not unpleasant

M- a light, crisp feel that quickly fades to a heavy, malty feel on the tongue

O- I had to re-check the beer style because I couldn't believe this wasn't an IPA. This is a really good IPA even though they consider it an amber. would have liked it more had the heavy, malt mouthfeel not been present

tabhill, Nov 08, 2013
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3.73/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a tall pint glass, color is copper, head is light tan and exploded out of the glass, hard to tell if its the carbonation or a bottling issue.

Smell is super hoppy for a beer this size, big citrus, light pine, light toasted and caramel malts noted.

Taste is also very hoppy for a brew at below 5% abv, hard to believe because the malt flavors are pretty decent as well, its not thin or watery; hops are citrus, grapefruit prominent, light pine; malt is surprisingly present in this brew, solid toast and caramel noted, hops really take over the sweetness.

Mouthfeel is pretty solid, a little biting from some over-carbonation and strong hop flavors.

Overall, a surprisingly flavorful lighter ale, great hop presence and solid malt flavors. happy festivus

mvanaskie13, Nov 04, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

tbeer40, Oct 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev +20.5%

Odysseyalien, Oct 01, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

MSL94, Sep 03, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Varkias41, Aug 22, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

NJBeer265, May 22, 2013
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3.8/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Aroma is quite hoppy and woody, rather like an IPA, with a nice undertone of - yep - autumn leaves, as well as a subtle note of yeast. Pours a hazy amber with an extremely thick, fine-bubbled, persistent pale creamy-tan head. Sharp flavor is quite hoppy, more at an IPA, quite bitter but not fiercely so, with a nice dry-leaf undertone and malty and honey hints. Quite tasty! Smooth texture has average body and good fizz. This ’un will have you singing "Autumn Leaves."

Cyberkedi, Feb 17, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Ralphs66, Dec 30, 2012
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SFC21, Nov 10, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Chugs13, Nov 10, 2012
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1.25/5  rDev -62.3%

sendbeer, Oct 29, 2012
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4.03/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On draft at Tap and Barrel, Smithtown, NY.

Poured a medium copper hue with a one finger foamy white head. There was good retention and very good sticky lacing

The smell featured a light grainy malt with an herbal tea like hop.

The taste consisted of an upfront herbal hop punch with a balancing soft caramel malt.

The mouthfeel was clean and dry.

Overall a very tasty hop forward fall treat.

plaid75, Oct 27, 2012
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WDJersey, Oct 18, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

RTMiller, Sep 23, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -17.2%

IMS, Apr 30, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -24.7%

ChrisPratz, Apr 04, 2012
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Fall Festivus from Cricket Hill Brewing Co.
77 out of 100 based on 57 ratings.