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East Coast Lager | Cricket Hill Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Cricket Hill Brewing Co.
New Jersey, United States
crickethillbrewery.com

Style: American Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#43,495
Reviews:
87
Ratings:
192
pDev:
14.71%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
21
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 192 |  Reviews: 87
Reviews by Cadyfatcat:
Photo of Cadyfatcat
3.95/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Translucent burnt yellow, with thin white head and constantly rising effervescence.
Floral notes of cranberry and hops
A little molasses malt with hint of cranberry and raspberry tea. Dynamic bittering.
A nice refreshing lager; has a lot of flavor similarities to some good American Bitter Ales with a lighter lager body. This makes it very drinkable, it was gone before I knew it.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of ChadwickHines
3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Always the first thing to start with for the beginner at Cricket Hill. Better than any Budweiser, Miller Light, or Coors you will ever have

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Photo of jwc215
3.03/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours golden yellow with a descending white head that leaves a thin cover.

The smell is of some vague graininess with a floral touch. A bit of yeast comes through.

The taste is of sweet graininess with a mild bitter, floral touch. Like in the aroma, just a bit of yeast comes through. Finishes fairly crisp and dry.

It has a light body with a somewhat oily texture.

Would be easy to drink, but I don't know if the floral notes in a lager, esp. this one, does it for me. Not much going on here, besides.

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Photo of ygtbsm94
2.5/5  rDev -24.9%

Photo of BeerRun13
3.72/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a 99% clear golden straw with a spotty/loose white head and some lace.
Malty behind a quite noticeable floral hoppy aroma. Nice nose.
One hoppy lager. Reminds me of a Pale Ale with a cleaner finish. Good malty balance and soft bitterness.
Light bodied and just above moderately carbonated. Bitterness seems to evaporate to a super clean finish.
Very nice, easy drinking, hopped up lager.

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Photo of PhxHorn
3.71/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

jwc215 sent this one! It pours a light orange color with a healthy white head, leaving lacing all the way down. Smells of yeast, and tastes mildy of malt with a biscuity flavor too. Carbonation is just about right, very drinkable. Overall, a pretty decent lager, but leans a bit too much in the yeasty direction.

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Photo of Guinnsslvr
3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of FickleBeast
4.1/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle poured into a Rock Bottom Bremasters Choice pint glass

A - pours clear pale yellow with two fingers of head that sticks around for a while. Lacing is prevalent on side of glass

S - has that lager smell, but not in a bad way. Smells light, pleasing, like a morning breeze

T - crisp, almost lemony, but the hops are very subdued. Just enough malt to balance the dry crispness.

M - Very refreshing and drinkable. Carbonation is moderate and appropriate for the style.

D - It is very good for a lager, probably one of the better lagers I have had. Of course, it is not in good company.

This beer is good. Better than say, Victory Lager, which I didn't care for.

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Photo of dherling
3.22/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer is like a clutch hitter. The appearance, smell, and finish were nothing to get excited about, but there beer actually tasted pretty damn good. Cricket Hill Lager poured cloudy with a head thinner than Nicole Richie (ouch, zinger). The nose was nearly non-existen, with the exception of a faint apricot. As I tasted the beer, I got an initial hop bite that I wasn't expecting, then the palate launched into peach, apricot, and papaya. It finished a tad syrupy, with a slightly cloying fruityness that lingered.

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Photo of kevgod
3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of metter98
3.29/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A: The beer is hazy light yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high white head that died down, leaving a thin head covering the surface and a large collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Faint aromas of biscuit and bready malts are present in the nose along with some hints of grassy hops.
T: The taste follows the smell and also has some hints of mineral water. Little if any bitterness is present
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and clean on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: While this beer is easy to drink, it comes across as being rather bland in both the smell and taste.

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Photo of mikesgroove
3.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a very carbonated and crystal clear hay colored yellow. A nice three finger head of white fizz then came up over the top, settled quickly and only left behind minimal lace.The aroma was very light. Some grains in there, wheat and a touch off bready malts. Some biscuit like aroma as it began to warm up some. There was much more of the same in the flavor. Not a bad macro, but the style leaves little room for complexity. Nice grain profile with a touch of wheat. Some nice earthy malt flavors, a touch of light bittering hops towards the finish, but nothing to write home about. A decent feel on this one, as the body was very light and the carbonation profile was well established. This was one that was very easy to throw down. In fact it went do so quickly I had to go get another to finish dinner, which does not usually happen. So needless to say it's a drinker.

Overall not bad, I am not the biggest fan of the style, but I have to admit this was much better then most. It at least had a slight variation and some flavor to it. An easy choice for a party or beach day. I don't know if I would purchase again, but if I saw it around I would have no issue in having one.

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Photo of maddogruss
3.15/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

This beer pours a grassy, yellow body with a small, white head. The retention is prettt fast, but the remaining lacing is pretty good. The smell was very malty and sweet. The taste was not as malty as the smell and it tasted a little sweet, like a pilsner. The mouthfeel could have been a bit thicker; it felt fairly thin. Overall, this is an easy going beer and very drinkable. A little like a Czech pils, but not as sweet and definitely not as thick. Its light and refreshing characteristics makes it a good beer to drink.

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Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of argock
3.12/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12oz brown bottle into a Samuel Adams Perfect Pint glass. No freshness date. Single purchased at Wine Warehouse (Charlottesville, VA) for $1.80.

A: Pale honey-gold with skimpy white head with average retention and a few scraps of lace.

S: Solid sulfur, metallic aromas mixed with cereal grains and light noble hopping

T: This is the second Cricket Hill beer I have tried and both have the same oversweet fruity cornbread middle. The early flavors are noble hoppy, and the late flavor brings more mineral notes. But the oversweet flavors leave the overall impression pasty and bland.

M: The feel is not nearly as crisp, and this beer could definitely use some pep from increased carbonation to give it a cleaner feel.

O: 0 for 2 for Cricket Hill and not sure they're going to have another crack.

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Photo of DavidSeanNJ
3.2/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had this brew on tap at a local baseball game.

A- Goldeny straw yellow color- cloudy and hazy.

S- Smelled of grains and straw

T- Hint of piney flavors- lots of grains and natural earthy flavors

M- Smooth- carbonation bubbles.

D- A sessionable lager- nothing that will wow you or make you search high and low for the beer. It was somewhat enjoyable while enjoying a baseball game on a hot summer night.

Not bad, support local beers!

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Photo of gory4d
3.86/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a straw yellow with a high white head. Smell is your standard biscuit and herbs, with some minerals for good measure. It's malty and clean up front, mildly bitter with a touch of sulfur in the finish. Clean and crisp in the mouth. All in all a nice local lager, better than most other such options I can find in a bottle - will probably get it again.

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Photo of Griffith
3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of lou50rp
3.06/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Deep amber color with a white head, which stays around. weel carbonated.
Fruity, malty smell with some hops.
Touch of sweetness to go with fruit and hops. Not a strong taste.
Mouthfeel was medium with carbonation.
Drinkable. Not the best lager I've had nor the worst.

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Photo of BeerLover48Fan
4.68/5  rDev +40.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Cricket Hill- East Coast Lager

Apearance- Light golden brown with a 1" thick head that quickly disappears.
Smell- Nice Grainy malt. Light touch of hops.
Taste- Immediatey hit with grain and toasty malt followed by a light touch of green pine hops.
Mouthfeel- Mild flavor with a crisp finish.

Overall- The flavor very comes out further into the beer. A nice clean, easy to drink lager. A good beer to have on an afternoon or anyother time, I will buy it again. Red White And Brew in Mount Holly NJ carries Cricket Hill and Stacey (the owner) referred me to the beer and I LOVE IT

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Photo of pwoods
3.52/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Big thanks to NJpadreFan for this brew.

12oz. brown bottle poured into an imperial pint.

A: Pours a lemony straw color with good clarity. Moderate head on the pour that leaves a loose skim. Not much lacing.

S: Husky, almost tart grains. A bit of toasted biscuit. A healthy touch of grassy, floral hops.

T/M: More of the lightly toasted biscuity malts with a husky and nearliy tart twang to it. Hops have a small snap of bitterness to balance and some grassy flavor. Body is pretty light with average carbonation.

D: Drinks pretty decent but there are plenty of better and more interesting American Lagers out there.

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Photo of Amalak
3.75/5  rDev +12.6%

Photo of Nickls
3.38/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured with a thinner pure white head; poor retention; clear yellowy macro gold color

S - Grassy hops; freshly mown lawn; earthy; biscuity dough; mineral ending

T - Some malt sweetness; grassy hops show up in the taste as well; to be quite honest there's not much going on here; macro inspired, but at least a little more tasty

M - Light; crisp carbonation; palate cleaner

D - Not bad at all actually; would take this over other US/Euro macros for a lawn mower brew

Overall, bland and uninteresting, but at least no off-flavors and decently drinkable when cold.

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Photo of campfirebrew
3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of dsa7783
2.87/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Another on-premise sample from Wine and Beverage Depot in Totowa... props to the guys for the tastings... Copper-colored with not too much going by ways of appearance... grain, corn, slight hops aroma... bread and butter taste, very light, easy-going, session-drinkable beer... not too heavy on flavor, but about average taste... crisp, refreshing... good for a hot summer day... All in all, not exciting or wonderfully appealing, but a good beer to kick back with some friends... a sociable brew but don't look for much in terms of flavor or character...

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East Coast Lager from Cricket Hill Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.33 out of 5 with 192 ratings