Rain or Shine a Cricketers Arms Keeper's Lager is the sort of beer you have when you need to quench a thirst, it is a working man's beer for the everyman.
The Good: That fresh beer smell when you first crack it open will remind you of simpler times. For me that is the time that I first turned 18 and went to the RSL and was legally aloud to buy a drink (albeit it wasn't a beer at the time, but that smell of beer is a distinctive one). But those Amarillo hops are most certainly giving it that great smell (almost like a fresh citrus scent that you associate with a crisp beer). Aside from this the fizz and bitterness is what you come to expect from a lager and the Keeper's Lager does not disappoint.
The Bad: There isn't much to dislike with this beer in all honesty, for some the fizz (or technically the carbonation) may make you feel bloated after 6 or more, although if you are at the point that you have had 6 or more then is it really a bad thing?
Enjoyment: For me a Cricketers Arms Keeper's Lager is a beer that you can have after being out in the yard, after a sporting event or even watching a game with mates. It is a throwback to the lager's of yesteryear and an example of a commercial beer being brewed by the little guy (although upon writing this I do realise Cricketers Arms is a part of the Asahi group). It may not be the fanciest beer on the market or in it's category but regardless it is a beer that will take on the heavies with ease and be an easy reach for me when at the bottle shop.
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