Cricket Hill Colonel Blides Cask Ale

Posted: May 19, 2015 in Cricket Hill Brewing Company, English Bitter, Reviews

I am insanely tired today. I had to go into work early today to help cover Dispatch and came home to mow the lawn and break in my new trimmer. The lawn looks much better and the trimmer is awesome. It’s the same brand as the mower and the battery lasts 40 minutes. It’s pretty light too and does a great job. Anyways, let’s get to the beer.

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ABV: 5.5%

Style: English Bitter

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “With subtle aromas of biscuit malts and tangerine, this British-style beer will accentuate the flavor of food and hence pair well with just about any cuisine. Drink cool, but not cold, to fully enjoy the flavor spectrum this beer has to offer.”

Random: The humidity was awful when I was mowing. I had to get right in the shower as soon as I was done.

This beer poured with a one finger, white head that dissipated slowly. It really didn’t leave much lacing on top, but a crown did linger. The body was lightly hazy and orange with moderate carbonation. The nose was bready with lots of grain and earthy hops at the end. The taste had notes of grassy hops and grain. Caramel malt was present as well. It’s slightly bitter, but nothing overwhelming. The body was on the thicker side with light carbonation. It had a long, malty finish with toffee and caramel. For $1.60 a bottle (with the NJCB discount), this broke down to $.13 per ounce. That price is reasonable for a local brew, but this was just missing something. I just wasn’t feeling this beer.

Untappd Rating: 3.0/5.0

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