Jine (903) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - AUG 21, 2004
100th rating. Had this at the Great Notch Inn on Rt. 46 in New Jersey. The tap said "Great Notch Inn Harley’s Barley Brew by Cricket Hill Brewing Co." On the side it said it was a lager. We don’t know anything else about it right now, going to get in touch with the brewery to find out specifics. Overall a good beer. Drew (2470) - Kent, Ohio, USA - NOV 4, 2004
Average golden colored easy drinking lager. Medium bodied, sweet malt flavors and a light dusty bitterness. Finishes with a short sweetness. sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 24, 2005
12z bottle. Hazy, dull golden hue. Minimal white head. Grapefruit and straw in the nose. Bread and apples. Light but crisp. Easy drinking, yet with character. Definite bubblegum flavors, along with citrus hop finish. Grapefruit and pine. Crisp and bready. For being light and pale, it has a big taste. hophead75 (2012) - Largo, Florida, USA - APR 18, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 7, 2007 12 oz. pours a clear light orange/golden with good carbonation. Aroma is of light malt, slight citrus, taste is of sweet malt, some tea, floral, with a very slight amount of bitterness and a smooth finish. HoppityHop (206) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 27, 2007
This is an easy to drink, well balanced, clean and smooth lager. More malty than bitter, the crisp carbonation keeps everything enjoyable. Perfect for a few on a warm summer’s day. Gentlemen, start your (lawnmower) engines!
simonbilyk (82) - Maine, USA - DEC 3, 2009
12oz. Smells like corn and cascade. The cascade aroma is crisp and not too fruity, that comes when you drink it. This beer is thicker then feels right, it has a nice balance of flavors but it’s not as easy drinking as the flavor would suggest. I should mention the stunning clarity, I bet you can see a penny at the bottom of a bucket filled with this beer, it’s beautiful to look at. Yay beer! hbmason (1086) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAY 20, 2010
UPDATED: JUL 10, 2010 on tap at the brewery, pours a picture perfect darker yellow. bitter for a lager. Its been a while since i had a great lager. This one wasn’t one. Not bad for a session beer! bhensonb (15848) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 19, 2010
Bottle from Half Time. Pours hazy gold with a foamy 2 finger white head. There’s a very light toffee note with a large amount of floral hop. Medium plus body with sharp, foamy carbonation. I’m getting a mild toffee flavor with a lot of floral hop. It’s lightly sweet and pretty bitter all at once. Finish seems grassy bitter. Drinks very well. ChainGangGuy (4932) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAR 18, 2011
12 ounce bottle - $5.75 at Taco Mac in Canton, Georgia. DrnkMcDermott (3159) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - AUG 22, 2013
Appearance: Pours a clear, golden body, a bit stingy on the head size, with only a slim, white head that fades quickly.
Smell: Cereal-scented malts, grains soaking in tepid water, and the meagerest hints of florals and citrus.
Taste: A sweet cereal maltiness greets the tongue, followed by a small hint of crackling graininess. Lightly floral, lightly spicy with a minor touch of bitterness. Smallest trace of citrus lurking in there as well. Sweetish, ever so slightly crisp finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.
Overall: It’s drinkable, it’s decent, easy on the flavor, but goes down easy, too.
Single bottle from HyVee, Davenport. Hm, pours a golden color when my impression of an "East Coast" lager is shaped by the more amber colored Sams and Brooklyns and Yuengling. But okay. Sudsy head, lots of bubbles clinging to side, and a pronounced papery oxidation smell under the cap make this look like a bowling alley beer. I can catch a small amount of malt on the nose, nothing huge. But then, an agreeably malty taste with some peppery German hops right up front. Thought I caught a bit of extra saccharine, but it slipped away again. Finishes up nice and malty, just don’t know what this has that keeps it from being called a pilsener.