Cricket Hill Nocturne

After a bit of a hiatus, I’m back. Due to being in school, I can’t promise daily posts, although the extras on the weekend should hopefully make up for this. I’ve also been drinking more wine, which is odd, as I don’t like it as much as beer, but a little change is always good. This beer was on tap at the growler station at Cranbury Buy Rite. Everything else that was on tap, I either have tried already or wasn’t all that interested in.

ABV: 4.5%

Style: American Amber/Red Lager

Trivia: According to the Cricket Hill website, “Our beers are all designed as session beers that are as gentle in style as can be. They are full-bodied beers that deliver classic flavors in the middle of your palate then fade away to nothing with no bitter aftertaste. We are not trying to make a statement, or blow you away with a hop or malt bomb, we are simply showing the world what great beer tastes like!” So no crazy high ABVs here.

Random: I would think this beer is a little too dark to be classified under an amber or red lager, but maybe they had no other place to put it.

This beer poured out of the growler with a crazy amount of head. So, after drinking that one and pouring a decent one, I got two fingers of off white, fluffy brown head that left significant lacing. The body is a dark mahogany, almost black, but definitely clear. Due to the color, I couldn’t see any visible carbonation. On the nose, it was mostly roasted malts with a hint of caramel. There was also another sweet smell that I couldn’t really place. I also got some nuttiness. On the first sip, it’s definitely a malty lager. There is a decent amount of caramel with a hint of hazelnut. Everything that I got in the nose, I could get in the taste. The finish of the brew was much of the same, quick and malty. This would be a nice to beer to session if you’re looking for something with a little more body than a typical lager. I would have this again.

Untappd Rating: 2.0/5.0

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