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Cricket Hill Brewmaster’s Reserve #01 Cricket’s Nocturne



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RATINGS: 86   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   EST. CALORIES: 142   ABV: 4.75%
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Cricket Hill has done it again! We have brewed the magnificent dark lager that was a favorite of our tour goers in last year’s trial experiment. Our Cricket’s Nocturne combines a mild crispness with subtle toasty, chocolate notes to make it the perfect thirst quencher on days when there’s a chill in the air. It’s a great accompaniment to hearty Autumn or Winter meals, or dessert by the fireside. This American dark lager’s unique balance of easy drinkability and richness of flavor make it a classic Cricket Hill delight!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
60minuteman (971) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 11, 2014
Dark coffee dark chocolate aroma and flavor. Roasted barley and toasted malt, bread, grain. Sticky palate, not too bitter or sweet. A hearty beer. It tastes a little bit like a tree but that isn’t a bad thing. Really enjoyed this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bulk_Carrier (2438) - Temporarily, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 28, 2014
Reviewed from notes. The appearance was a dark brown body with a three finger off-white foamy head lasts a good two minutes, head gently fades to valleys, light foamy lacing clings to the sides of the glass. The smell had some light chocolate, coffee and malts. The taste was bittersweet - combined spectacular between previously mentioned flavors. The palate was about a medium, rolls nicely between tongue and mouth leads to a nice smoothness, slightly sessionable, coffee aftertaste and finish. Overall, what a nice Munich Dunkel that I would come back to pretty quickly.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
boxofrane (2319) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 26, 2014
Draft at beer fest Pours black with a medium sized brown head. The aroma has chorale and sweet need. The taste is chocolate and big roasty hints.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerdedDave (629) - - JAN 11, 2014
black with ruby red highlights and a dense tan head; coffee and roasted malt aroma; dark roasted malt and coffee flavor with some light burnt notes

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beergeek23322 (2589) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - NOV 29, 2013
8/26/2010. From bottle. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Malty aromas with dark fruit. Light spicy flavors with roasted malt and fruit. Not sure why this is listed as a Vienna?

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GIJOE (732) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - SEP 28, 2013
Pours black with a foamy tan head that stays long. Nose is malty with hints of bready yeast. Grassy notes come through while drinking, but the core flavor profile is sweet malts. Medium body, mild carbonation. Pretty good for a Lager. I’m not usually a fan. This is almost like a hybrid between a Baltic Porter and a Lager.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
conway (1821) - - JUN 17, 2013
Bottle. Black with a thin tab head. Nose is extremely chocolatey. Taste follows suit with a touch of roastiness. Medium mouthfeel with a decent carb. This really doesn't taste like a lager. Nice offering. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ed5388 (2409) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - APR 22, 2013
22oz bomber. Pours a dark brown color with a one finger of off white head. Aroma of sweet roasted dark malts, and not much else. Taste is sweet and malty, with a touch of chocolate and bread.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
maxwelldeux (4033) - Everett, Washington, USA - MAR 24, 2013
Bottle. Pours a very dark brown with a small off-white head. Nose is quite malty with some toasting in there and a bit of caramel. Taste is light and slightly bitter, but has a similar palate as the nose. OK.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
changeup45 (1719) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - FEB 8, 2013
Bomber. This is pretty much black with a thick tan head pouring on top that allows for some nice lacing. There’s a coffee roast aroma with some hazelnut nutty note, a bit of chocolate, and some oats. Smooth and easy drinking; toasted malt and grain notes mix with chocolate, earth, and a touch of sweet caramel flavor. The finish is a little ashy and bitter. The body is silky and light but not at all thin. Nothing extreme or probably all that memorable here but this is really quite solid.

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