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Little Creatures Bright Ale - Little Creatures Brewing Company

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Little Creatures Bright AleLittle Creatures Bright Ale

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BA SCORE
79
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90 Ratings
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Ratings: 90
Reviews: 47
rAvg: 3.46
pDev: 14.45%
Wants: 2
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Little Creatures Brewing Company visit their website
Australia

Style | ABV
English Pale Ale |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerNutta on 05-09-2006

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Photo of ddaedalus
2.07/5  rDev -40.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

It is what it is. And it will struggle to find a place as it is not value for money (neither low cost or quality for price). But inoffensive

Photo of JKCooper
3.18/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Andrewziggy
3.04/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Worth a try just like the Rodgers to me

Photo of Brad_Withers
3.84/5  rDev +11%

Photo of SmashPants
3.72/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Format: an embossed 330mL brown bottle with a reasonable label.

Appearance: pours out a light yellow with fine carbonation visible across the profile. Not much in the way of head - just a thin cap on top.

Aroma: a pleasant aroma of grapefruit citrus, passionfruit and sweet malts. Promises plenty.

Taste: and delivers. More grapefruit and definite passionfruit up front, with some sweet honey and malts. A really nice beer.

Aftertaste: the sweetness lingers through, but not overpowering. A well-rounded beer.

Mouth feel: light to moderate in body with a comfortable amount of carbonation that carries the flavours fantastically well. Somewhat spritzy, which makes for a refreshing beer.

Overall: yet another well put together beer from Little Creatures. Along with the IPA and Pale Ale, this is one of their mainstays - and in this case is one of my favourites. A good boutique beer for AU$63 a case of 24 x 330mL.

Photo of MichaelJKHitchen
4.56/5  rDev +31.8%

Photo of archy1907
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of deandob
3.28/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of spycow
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of Gasc0igne
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of NeoClassicist
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of Dirtywaltzer80
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of Stuckey_Stuckey
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of baumaxx1
3.18/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Bottled beer served in a pint glass.

Appearance -
Forms a thin, white 1 cm head which very quickly dissipates to a thin film. A bright yellow colour (hence the name), which is slightly hazy. Plenty of fizz and random lacing can be observed. Not much to see here.

Smell -
Standard pale ale territory - floral notes, pine, citrus, and as a point of difference, a hint of sweetness and dried apricot. On the weaker side.

Taste -
Mostly malt, a touch of yeast, and a touch of bitterness. The obvious flavours are citrus and hops, but it's sweeter and maltier than a typical pale. A soda water base, which makes for a slightly bland brew, but there's a hint of that apricot and Manuka honey to set it apart. Overall the flavours are well balanced, even if it's not the most unique one out there.

Mouthfeel -
Lots of fizz, like pop rocks on the tongue. Medium body, a smooth creamy feel and a bit of foaming.

Overall -
Not a bad brew, but uninspiring. A standard pale ale, but doesn't stand above the cheaper Coopers Pale, and you wouldn't pick this over the well known Little Creatures Pale. Moderately enjoyable and goes well with food - not being overly heavy or rich.

Photo of Sambosa
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of Texasfan549
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of mrjez
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of Mosant
4/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I really enjoyed this beer. Good floral hop aromas and fruitiness on the palate giving more a sweeter finish as opposed to bitter. Probably light on bittering hops in the brewing process on purpose. Very easy to drink. Clear golden colour. Had this beer with a variety of foods. Perfect with a steak on the BBQ and a range of good cheeses like a blue or aged cheddar...give it a try.

Photo of Kroehny_Loves_Hops
3/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of wordemupg
3.89/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

375ml bottle poured into pint glass 15/3/14

A clear bright golden yellow with bubbles big and small, a finger of soapy head doesn't have much for retention but somehow leaves lots of random lace even after it fell

S honey, pineapple juice, some cracker, just a faint hint of spruce, some floral and grassy hops, smells pretty good

T not far from the smell but a little less citrus and more cracker and bread, still a fair bit of hops but the nose has the edge

M quite slick on the palate almost slimy, coats my mouth but I don't mind, light bodied but bubbles cream it up a bit, grainy lemon finish

O not bad at all, hopped up and has a fair bit of flavour for 4.5%, I'm not head over heels but I'm surprised this one doesn't get more love

I could session this under a hot Aussie sun and I would if it wasn't pissing rain outside right now. Little Creatures was the only brewery I recognized at the Ma and Pa liquor store I went to today and could easily drink this again.

Photo of Mitch84
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Ricardo_Rosa
4.25/5  rDev +22.8%

Photo of Vanz
3/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of Bobhoya
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of foles
3.05/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Has the makings of a decent session beer, with one exception. The harshness of the hops, similar to what is going on with James Squire beers. Can taste some bubble-gummy kiwi hop flavours, but the harshness of what I presume are some Aussie hops overwhelmes. Needs to be cleaner-tasting to qualify as a well crafted ale.

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Little Creatures Bright Ale from Little Creatures Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 90 ratings.