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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 Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by IrishRedRock on 08-17-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#43,090
Reviews:
87
Ratings:
192
pDev:
14.71%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
21
Trade:
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Photo of Laxlyon
2.54/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Tinny taste like it was in a can.

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Photo of ChuckTom
3.69/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of woodychandler
3.89/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Well, following the full-frontal assault of the previous beer, I was advised to bring it down just a notch. I decided that a nice bottled Lager was just what the doctor ordered, plus it would aid me in the eradication of The Bottle Backlog here at Chez Woody.

I have not been to a beer fest in some time, but Rick, the owner & brewer at Cricket Hill B.C. is a great guy. I Pop!ped the cap with an easterly nod in his direction. I then followed up with a gentle pour & a vigorous in-glass swirl to raise just under three fingers of dense, foamy, tawny head with good retention, leaving behind some nice lacing in its wake. Color was a deep-Gold to Amber (SRM = > 5, < 7), or so I thought, because when The Gelt Gang of Mammon, Croesus & Midas appeared, they gave me the wave-off, claiming it to be solid Amber (SRM = > 7, < 9), but either way, with NE-quality clarity. Nose smelled like bread dough rising on the kitchen counter. I so miss my grandmothers' home-baked breads! Mouthfeel was medium. The taste was more biscuity than bready with a hay and grass-like bitterness. It was like summers as a kid with freshly-mown grass and hay scenting the afternoons as the humidity built to a thunderstorm. Ah, youth.

None of my family, with the exception of my maternal uncle & my Great Aunt Rita & Great Uncle Max, were imbibers. I used to live for their summer visits. They all knew how to live! Rita & my Pops were the smokers; Rita & Max would visit from Ohio & after having been burned by our State Store system, Max was like a bootlegger, bringing booze & cigarettes to sustain the entire trip in the trunk of his car! Scandalous. He taught me how to wink & how to cheat at cards. Gad, I miss those days.

I love when a beer is so evocative. This one finished with a semi-dryness that lingered like a passing rainstorm or a persistent memory. Yeah, it wasn't sexy or pulchritudinous, but it was a nice set-up for what was to come next.

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Photo of Timtac
2.94/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of BFCarr
3.59/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A decent lager but nothing memorable. Looks good, tastes good, feels good, but just that. Good.

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Photo of Gkruszewski
3.77/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bronxite
3.85/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brauseboof
3.77/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tharley
3.15/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of njcraftguy
3.83/5  rDev +15%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Tasty for a Lager which is not my style but this one is decent. Good flavor and very drinkable. Nice session type lager perfect for the warm weather.

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Photo of hozersr
2.94/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of TedStrosser
3/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of smithj4
3.46/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of puboflyons
3.04/5  rDev -8.7%
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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3.75/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rallyr32
3.19/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MikeMcCl
2.85/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Seemed a bit malty for lager

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Photo of ArkyVaughan
3.25/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of smith_s4765
3.86/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Considering what style this is, it's very good.

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3.23/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JG-90
3/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of cchrink
2.85/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Jacobob10
3.53/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

On-tap @ Cricket Hill Brewing Co. in Fairfield, NJ.

Light gold in color with a small white head and great clarity. Light grainy malt aroma and the hops are faint as well. Light sweetness in the flavor. Light to medium bodied with good carbonation. Very clean and drinkable.

Billed as a Helles lager, it lacks the malt sweetness found in some of the better versions of the style. When speaking with Cricket Hill Founder, Rick Reed, he mentioned the East Coast Lager is pretty much all he drinks at the brewery. It is easy drinking and crisp, so I can see why.

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

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