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Cricket's Nocturne - Cricket Hill Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
84
good

73 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 73
Reviews: 43
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 12.53%
Wants: 3
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Cricket Hill Brewing Co. visit their website
New Jersey, United States

Style | ABV
Munich Dunkel Lager |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
Formerly known as "Dunkel Lager".

(Beer added by: jwc215 on 01-02-2009)
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Tpsauer

New Jersey

2.5/5  rDev -33.3%

01-21-2012 17:52:02 | More by Tpsauer
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

2.68/5  rDev -28.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

honey color to it though with some darker touches around the sides that served it quite well. Aroma was decent, very sweet with lots of caramel and honey notes as well as lots of touches of nuts as well. Warming almost brings out a touch of fruit now. But the flavor really falls off. It seems as though it comes across musky and stale, the fact that it is flat does not help at all. A wash of bready malts, touches of grain and a hint of caramel all seem to miss and this quasi wheat and fruit note comes in, with a wet cardboard flavor. Not working out at all.

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2011 03:18:33 | More by mikesgroove
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muskiesman

New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev -26.7%

03-15-2014 01:03:56 | More by muskiesman
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JMS1512

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -20%

11-23-2013 22:39:21 | More by JMS1512
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richbrew

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -20%

11-15-2011 15:33:44 | More by richbrew
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mpalestino

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -20%

08-12-2013 21:21:20 | More by mpalestino
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buckyp

South Carolina

3/5  rDev -20%

05-20-2012 22:55:51 | More by buckyp
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Zimm

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -20%

05-15-2013 17:40:50 | More by Zimm
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HoppyHomo

New Jersey

3.08/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I had the pleasure of attending the Cricket Hill Brewery in Fairfield last week. The man in charge of the brewery, Rick i believe his name is, really knows how to draw a crowd. Sure the crowd looked like they had just left Comic Con but overall everyone was very nice and it was a good time.

One of the beers on tap at the Brewery was their dark lager (nocturne). On tap i thought it was pretty good so i decided to pick up a 750 at the local bottle king and see how it would taste out of the bottle.

Warning:Pour gently, there is a lot of head.Too much head in my opinion.

But once the head settle you have a delicious dark lager in front of you. Feels smooth in the mouth and while not overwhelming with flavor is just perfect for those November nights where your along sitting on the internet(eh?).

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2012 02:32:15 | More by HoppyHomo
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

04-04-2014 23:35:34 | More by acurtis
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57md

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours dark brown with hints of ruby and practically no head. The nose has a very slight malt element, but not much. There is little more than a hint of roasted malt in the flavor and this offering is especially thin in the finish.

Took a chance on this beer b/c of the relatively high BA rating, but this one is a big downer.

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2011 07:55:23 | More by 57md
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twenty5

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

12-08-2013 19:24:09 | More by twenty5
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LoveStout

New York

3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

04-04-2014 23:40:55 | More by LoveStout
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Seanibus

California

3.35/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Decent but surprisingly insubstantial.

Pours deep reddish black with an off-color head. The aroma is malty and roasted, to the point of being a little raisny. The flavor is strong, woody, smoky, with a little dark fruit, cherry, raisin, plum. There is a nice smokey sweetness down the throat. But then, oddly enough, be beer just evaporates - nothing much left on the finish. The mouthfeel is carbonated but rather thin.

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2010 00:19:45 | More by Seanibus
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jdhilt

New Hampshire

3.43/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a two finger light tan head that fades very slowly leaving a good lace. Very dark brown almost black color. Good carbonation and medium bodied. Nose is malty and flavor is toasted malts. $7.25 for a 22oz bottle from Tully's Beer & Wine Wells, ME.

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2011 23:05:56 | More by jdhilt
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kylehay2004

Florida

3.48/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: very large head on this one with excellent retention on a clear amber brown body

S: simple aroma with toasted caramel malts, rye breads, musty hops.

T: smokey and roasted malts with strong coffee presence. flavor is good but the soft drink level of carbonation is distracting. breads and light spices.

M: lighter than expected with very very high carbonation. semi dry finish and crisp.

Overall: drinkable and fairly flavorful but not really a great representative of the style.

Serving type: bottle

06-28-2012 02:11:07 | More by kylehay2004
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Cyberkedi

Georgia

3.48/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark, somewhat hazy Coca-Cola brown with a fairly thick pale tan head that leaves some good lacing. Malty aroma has a smoky overtone and a hint of caramel. Flavor has a malty core with smoky, caramel and coffee hints. Texture has average, powdery body and just a little fizz, leaving a malty and slightly smoky finish.

Serving type: bottle

12-14-2011 00:55:20 | More by Cyberkedi
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Varkias41

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

08-22-2013 17:15:20 | More by Varkias41
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Drknight

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

06-01-2013 04:49:07 | More by Drknight
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

04-23-2012 20:13:32 | More by ygtbsm94
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TheBigBoy

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

01-16-2012 17:58:27 | More by TheBigBoy
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nmann08

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

01-08-2012 22:34:35 | More by nmann08
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Wasatch

Utah

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks goes out to jwc215.

Pours a dark clean/clear brown color, nice carbonation, little off-white head, with some sticky lacing left behind. The nose is malty, with some caramel. The taste is malty, slightly sweet, bitter, and dry. Medium body. Drinkable, not a bad brew.

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2009 01:19:33 | More by Wasatch
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mdfb79

New York

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

03-23-2012 18:30:38 | More by mdfb79
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

02-02-2012 12:46:08 | More by djrn2
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Cricket's Nocturne from Cricket Hill Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 73 ratings.