East Coast Lager | Cricket Hill Brewing Co.

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

Style: American Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by IrishRedRock on 08-17-2002

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Reviews: 86 | Ratings: 188
Reviews by callmeclemens:
Photo of callmeclemens
2.97/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Got on growler, at the local watering hole.

Being as its my home land, I like drinking New Jersey beer, I like drinking it because I feel like we're connected, the beer and myslef that is, but I wasn't connected with this, the relationship was a lie from the start.

Sure, its a nice bottle, got a cricket on it, says east coast lager, I live on the east coast! I like lager! I must like this. This was more of a Pale Ale. I like Lager, don't get me wrong, but this beer was all hops, with a nice little bready hoppy citrus match up, which really doesn't sound much like a lager to me.

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Photo of ChadwickHines
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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 Guinnsslvr
3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of tigg924
3.15/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: 1/2 inch head, golden in color, clear, high carbonation

Smell: grass, grain, and light toasted malt

Taste: grass and grain in the beginning followed by big floral hops with a touch of honey

Mouthfeel: moderate carbonation, light bodied, sweet with a big bitter spike in the middle and a less bitter end

Overall: A nice if not slightly above average beer. There is big time hops in the middle for hop heads. I would probably get this again if I were more of a hop head, but this in my mind is just above average for the style.

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Photo of pwoods
3.52/5  rDev +4.5%
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 tharley
3.15/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of acurtis
3/5  rDev -11%

Photo of NJpadreFan
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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 sail.

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Photo of Varkias41
3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Griffith
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of KenC
3/5  rDev -11%

Photo of Sammy
2.6/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Fresh bottle. Pale yellow with initial white fizzy head. Gazzy overcarbonated, with metallic in aftertaste. The lagerish taste is overwhelmed by the process, much like a macro. Not much taste here, a tad hops and more malt. Not finishable, but perhaps meat tenderizer.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
3.98/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A yellow-gold body is capped by a decent-sized head of creamy bright-white foam. The retention is good and it keeps a thin surface covering throughout the glass, leaving very nice lace as it goes! The aroma is fresh and inviting with floral hops entwined in bright, grainy malt. The body is medium and it's crisp-then-creamy in the mouth due to a very fine carbonation. The floral hops promised in the aroma are delivered in both flavor and firm bitterness that's equally balanced by semi-rich grainy malt. It finishes short and dry with a lingering note of floral/grassy hops. Very nice! Much more of a European lager than I expected, with a respectable amount of hops and a solid maltiness. Kudos!

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Photo of Ezone024
3.61/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

pours nice pale golden color, very fizzy.
smells of nice grains, corn and a nice hop nosebite.

the taste is true, taste very grassy with just enough bite from the hops, very pale.

feels wonderful on the tongue and drinks like a champ. it's like a schaefer with micro quality. very tasty beer to throw back on a summer day or anytime for that matter

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Photo of tempest
4/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A great pale lager that's relatively full-flavored and well-balanced. The malts are clean and biscuity while the hops are crisp with floral and citrus flavors. The malt is a touch grainy, but not in a bad way. Rather it just adds to the flavor. I found this to be a great pairing with an opening course at dinner or as a stand alone appetizer. Worth trying if you're into lagers.

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Photo of russpowell
3.47/5  rDev +3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got this one from jcwattsrugger via jwc215, cheers to all!

Pours a bubbly golden with 1 finger of pearl colored head. Not much head retention & lacing

S: Cereal notes & grassyness

T: Slight breadyness, slight metallic hops & honey up front. Slight grainyness & some citrus hops show as this warms. Finishes crisp with some grainy & bready notes

MF: Medium bodied, crisp, fairly smooth carbonation & good balance

Drinks easy, nothing mid-blowing here, but worthy of sixer while BBQing or watching the game

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Photo of DavidSeanNJ
3.2/5  rDev -5%
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 KTCamm
3.81/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

10/26...pours clear light gold, mostly see through. Wisps of foam, little else. Mild straw, bread, grassy smell. Light taste, small hop bite. A touch chewy. Smooth flavorful lager. When compared to the style, real good.

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Photo of njmoons
3.23/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A well made beer beer, but the flavor profile is not to my liking.

Appearance: Amber color, nice think head. Looking good.

Smell: Malt and some hops, nothing to surprising. Slightly sweet smelling.

Taste: The beer was sweet and slightly fruity. Not what I was expecting. The lager flavor profile was there, but seemed out of whack for a traditional lager.

Mouthfeel: Had much more body than I had expected. Too much for the style, but I kind of liked it.

Drinkability: Had no trouble drinking it, but given an options I would select another beer.

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Photo of tjd112
3.94/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

From mix-a-six at Interstate Market; Easton, Pennsylvania

Presentation - Poured into generic pint glass, enjoyed with Totinos pizza rolls

Appearance - Golden transparent colour with little lace and somewhat good head retention

Smell - A bit grassy and floral

Taste - Biscuity with some lemon and floral hops

Mouthfeel - Light to medium body, crisp

Drinkability - Sessionable

Overall - Not too bad

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Photo of jtierney89
3.3/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours an incredibly clear and golden color with a bright white two finger head which retains pretty well.

Very subtle nose of bready malts and grassy hops. Nothing special. Body is surprisingly bigger and fuller than expected. Not watery at all. Medium fully carbonated slightly juicy and thirst quenching body. Sweet biscuit up front followed by some herbal and floral hops. Nice dry bite finish with some grassy and citric hop flavors as well. More on the earthy side than the fruity side.

Very well blended flavors that go together well. Malt body backs up the hop presence well for a great balance. Very nice.

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Photo of puboflyons
3.04/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle acquired in trade from a non-Beer Advocate member. Sampled on July 3, 2015.

The pour is a slightly cloudy golden yellow tone with a nice, foamy head.

The aroma has pale roasted malts, a touch of moss, and grassy hops.

Light to medium body.

Sweet light malt flavor to start balanced with mildly dry bitterness to end. It is your basic no frills lager.

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Photo of Jman_01
3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of ArtZan
3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

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East Coast Lager from Cricket Hill Brewing Co.
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