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Cricketers Arms Lager - Sundance Brewing International

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Cricketers Arms Lager
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12 Ratings
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Ratings: 12
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 2.68
pDev: 18.28%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Sundance Brewing International
Australia

Style | ABV
American Pale Lager |  4.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: laituegonflable on 01-18-2011)
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Photo of dmorgan310
2.5/5  rDev -6.7%

dmorgan310, Aug 02, 2014
Photo of dgilks
3.28/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear straw colour with a small, short lasted white head.

Mild sweet malt with a mild fruity hop aroma. Not bad actually.

Slightly fruity with a touch of acetaldehyde and benzaldehyde. Not bad but a little flawed.

Medium-light body with moderate carbonation. Fine.

A drinkable lager with a couple of technical flaws.

dgilks, Jan 19, 2011
Photo of laituegonflable
3.43/5  rDev +28%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed before a meal at Sourcedining, Albury.

Pours a clear gold colour with steady moderate bead up the glass. Head is decent when poured; sinks to leave a ring of puff at the edge and reasonable lace webs behind. Pretty decent, could have better head retention.

Nose is clean and lagery, with nice herbal grassy notes and a pleasant citric twang from the hops. Yeah, nice fruit hiding behind the crisp bitterness, a decent clean lager smell.

Taste is alright. A fair amount of that clean lagery attenuation flavour, with nice subtle citric twang giving slight ascerbicness and a hint of buttery malt underneath. Finish consists largely of bland hops, with slight bready overtones. Clean enough to enjoy but not very tasty.

Mouthfeel is light, with a quite nice carb sizzle that is well tamed and not too effervescent; just a nice lager tezture.

Yeah, decent lager. Pretty smooth as it goes down.

laituegonflable, Jan 18, 2011
Photo of drpimento
2/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I don't know how they do it, but this tastes more like adjuncts than anything else. Plus that sickening sweetness - don't like it at all. Aroma's a bit funky. taste is sweet corn/grain- no malt or hop. Nothing out right bad is about the only "good" thing I can say.

drpimento, Feb 19, 2014
Photo of CrazyDavros
1.73/5  rDev -35.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Pours gold with a small quickly fading white head.
Nose is very mild with a little sweet malt and a hint of corn. No hops.
Very similar flavours, the same light sweet malt and no bitterness.
Carbonation is too high, way too high.
Not much to say about this, very plain.

CrazyDavros, Feb 21, 2011
Photo of soju6
2.69/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

A: Pours a golden color with a thick head that fades slowly to bits of lacing.

S: Mild aroma of some citrus malt sweetness and grain.

T: Fairly bland taste of malt sweetness and grain. Mild bitterness and a dry finish.

F: Light body and smooth, not a lot here.

O: Non-offensive Pale Lager on and ocean of lager beers.

soju6, Jun 03, 2013
Photo of heygeebee
3/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

From iPhone notes

Surprisingly like Heineken - ok there I have said it, basically a comparison not a review.

Bought to go with curry and did the job quite well.

Aromas and taste benefit from the fact that good freshness is obvious, and lifts the Euro-aligned taste up a notch.

Not as bad as others might make out.

heygeebee, Oct 01, 2012
Photo of csmartin6
3.25/5  rDev +21.3%

csmartin6, Sep 12, 2012
Photo of magpieken
2.75/5  rDev +2.6%

magpieken, Aug 02, 2013
Photo of doktorhops
2.45/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

I found the back of this intriguing; "brewed with the finest Amarillo hops", sounds delish, let's give it a run. Drunken ironically while watching the cricket.

Poured from a 330ml bottle into a tulip pint.

A: Clear and golden, everything a lager should be. The head started out really excited (like a teenage boy getting a fake ID) but died down to a typical Aussie pub thin lacing... slight disappointment crept in.

S: Smells typically like a grainy lager, but what's that? Spicy and floral hops! In a lager? Get. Out. Of. Town. Go on, now! There was a genuine surprise that maybe the label on the back of a bottle (finest Amarillo hops) was not mere hyperbole... let's find out!

T: Hop promise not fulfilled. Yes there is a slight grassy hop presence, but it's otherwise boring lager grain flavours all the way here. Oh well, they tried didn't they? Other than being an average lager it has a Helles dry slant. There is a hint of something artificial in there as well, like the smell of burnt plastic it raises hairs on my neck that I can't quite put my finger on but I suspect it's something macro-brewers love to use to save money (i.e. flavour enhancers and other crap).

M: Crisp, dry and watery. Carbonation is a little less obvious than most lagers.

D: Drinkable like a glass of cold water in Antarctica... wait that's probably what they drink there, anyway you get the picture. Although it is not as bad as the many Australian macro lagers out there (VB, Toohey's, Carlton Cold), I'm not exactly hard pressed to go out and buy another.

Food match: Fast food, anything you can eat with your hands will do, it's not exactly fine dining but neither is the brew.

doktorhops, Jun 15, 2011
Photo of PolarBear3
2.35/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2

A Pours a golden, amber colour with frothy, bubbly head that diminishes to a thin film

S - Grainy with a hint of citrus, but very average.

T - Grainy, grassy notes and thats about it. A hint of of the citrus, lemon but more like a shandy

M - very watery and light

O - Why oh why did I buy this? Would rather a VB...A very ordinary lager that is bland in every way. Don't bother.

PolarBear3, Jan 14, 2014
Photo of Jamestregenza
2.75/5  rDev +2.6%

Jamestregenza, Oct 13, 2014
Cricketers Arms Lager from Sundance Brewing International
72 out of 100 based on 12 ratings.