Shepherd's Warning - Little Creatures Brewing Company
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Barrel-fermented red IPA brewed for GABS festival in Melbourne, May 2013. I assume this is just a barrel-aged version of their Shepherd's Delight but may also be a rejig of the recipe. Tried on tap at the festival.
Pours an amber colour, fair amount of cloud to it but virtually no head. Quite meh.
Smell starts out with deep caramel malts giving a touch of English toffee before resinous, floral and fruity hop symphony of grapefruit, lemon, pear and pineapple. Tangy, citric overall. Could use more oak though.
More woody character on the palate. Malty again upfront but a touch of sweet oak character. Hops are again tangy and fruity with pear and lemon mostly. Decent hop notes but again I sort of expect more complexity from oaking.
Decent body, little bit tingly as it goes down. Alright.
Maybe a bit more oaky/boozey than the Shepherd's Delight, but it leaves me feeling a little underwhelmed. Also, completely unrelated to the beer itself but I feel they missed a marketing trick with these two beers. The names are really great but could have been used on a couple of really disparate styles instead of one just being an oaked version of the other.
12-02-2013 05:09:18 | More by laituegonflable
Shepherd's Warning from Little Creatures Brewing Company
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