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Little Creatures Bright Ale - Little Creatures Brewing Company

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84 Ratings
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Ratings: 84
Reviews: 44
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 13.54%
Wants: 2
Gots: 5 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerNutta on 05-09-2006)
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Reviews by baumaxx1:
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3.19/5  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.

baumaxx1, Jul 21, 2014
More User Reviews:
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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

csmartin6, Sep 10, 2012
Photo of nznick
3.19/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Its not a spectacular beer but i'd say its now my favorite session beer.
Its not a connoisseurs beer, but there was something about it I enjoyed.
Light on the palate, not hoppy at all.
You may dine at michelin star dining, but that doesn't mean the Chinese takeaways have to be that style! horses for courses.

nznick, Sep 22, 2013
Photo of Weizenmensch
4.13/5  rDev +19%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This just came in today, and someone already beat me to the review! No matter - the first sip of this told me I had a very pleasing beer in my hands.

Yellow lager colour, not too orange, not too pale, but filtered clear. Nice fine bubbles, dense, frothy pure white head that doesn't recede quickly, and copious lacing. Beautiful appearance - although I don't know if this cleanly fits into the APA category. But whatever you want to call this type of beer, it's my favourite style.

Smell is not overly strong, but hoppy and fruity. Hops used create a peachy, stone-fruity grapey aroma which is very good. This comes out in a rich sweet tropical fruit flavour that I'm a fan of.

Mouthfeel, drinkability: all fine. Could handle a few of these, but I only got one.

Good beer.

Weizenmensch, Jun 09, 2006
Photo of Dinkel
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Dinkel, Feb 09, 2013
Photo of WoodBrew
4.38/5  rDev +26.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The future is so Bright....I got to get a bigger mug!!! Holy crap what a tasty little imp (Little Creature) of a beer! I was nervous when I read English style pale ale...cuz usually they are solid but boring...this break convention like Aussie rules football...AKA Footie! A lighter Amber, almost golden color is accentuated by white head and nice lacing. The smell reveals some citrus and hop, but nothing over powering. The taste....this aint you Bass baby....this is much better. On a hot summer day this would cool even the hotties aboriginol!!! Drink up!

WoodBrew, Feb 11, 2011
Photo of Vanz
3/5  rDev -13.5%

Vanz, Jan 27, 2014
Photo of MrKennedy
2.13/5  rDev -38.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Schooner at the Royal George.

Golden. Good clarity. White foam on top falls all too quickly to nothing. It comes back with some agitation, but falls once more, too soon.

Muted hop aroma. A tiny bit of passionfruit and very little else.

A little bit of the passionfruit comes through along with grass cuttings. Not real good at all.

Ok body and the bitterness is slightly higher than the rest would lead you to believe. However I'd hardly call it sessionable as I won't be ordering another. But this is more a reflection of taste than anything else.

I thought this used to be ok. This glass wasn't. Not the best use of calories. A way too muted sibling of their Pale Ale, falling well short of the flavour level of the stablemate. Seems like they are really paring this one back.

MrKennedy, Jun 28, 2013
Photo of CrazyDavros
3.3/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle @ Prince Alfred Hotel after uni.
Amber pour with a tiny head.
Aroma is of grassy hops and some sweet underlying malt.
Flavour is quite green and hoppy. Mild, slightly metallic bitterness.
Too highly carbonated.
Easy to drink but a bit boring.

CrazyDavros, May 29, 2009
Photo of Kroehny_Loves_Hops
3/5  rDev -13.5%

Kroehny_Loves_Hops, May 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

BrazilianAussie, Apr 18, 2013
Photo of Kulrak
4.05/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a very light (bright?) straw color with a tight white head that fades away pretty quickly, to leave a layer about 2-3mm thick across the top that clings to the glass. Wow, I actually smell hops. Some citrusy notes as well. There's some citrus in the taste as well. Grapefruit, actually. Other than that, it's fairly dry and clean, very 'bright' I guess.. The mouthfeel is fairly fizzy, but not harsh. Finishes very cleanly. A very drinkable beer, I'm liking this a lot. Unusual too. Refreshing.

Kulrak, Oct 26, 2006
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3.9/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Definitely a bright yellow color. The nose is pretty subdued with some tart apple, a bit of crackery grain and hint of hops. It's not much more complex on the palate, but it's also not meek. There's just enough hoppy bite to make it interesting and very drinkable. Reminiscent of a kolsch, this is a great session beer. It's got plenty of flavour, just the right amount of body and it's absolutely refreshing.

CookstLiquor, Jun 08, 2012
Photo of norwichboy
3.7/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

On tap poured into branded pint glass. Golden hue with a medium sized head that is retained very well and leaves some good lacing. Not much smell, just a bit of hops. To taste, plenty of hops, nicely balanced with malt. Not as intense as Creatures Pale Ale, and not the length of finish. Moderate carbonation.

A pleasant easy-drinking pale ale with just enough flavour to be satisfying, a refreshing mini-Creatures, perfect for the setting (sitting outside on a sunny day down Chapel Street).

norwichboy, Nov 12, 2006
Photo of foles
3.04/5  rDev -12.4%
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.

foles, Dec 15, 2013
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3.83/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a clear Golden colour, with a White head that dies quickly.

S - Honey, malt and yeast aromas.

T - Quite well balanced in that it offers some malt, grain, hops and sweetness.

M - Light body and medium carbonation

O - A nice solid brew from Little Creatures, but again, its there to please the masses without pushing boundaries.

eric5bellies, Mar 24, 2011
Photo of Sundaz
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

Sundaz, Aug 25, 2012
Photo of NeoClassicist
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

NeoClassicist, Aug 30, 2014
Photo of pin
2.5/5  rDev -28%

pin, May 21, 2013
Photo of joecast
4.05/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

its hot outside, had a hard day at work. need something to lighten the mood.
330ml bottle, same type of label as the pale ale. 4.5%abv. best before 05/07

pours disappointingly with no head. clear golden color with low to medium bubbleage.

nice full hoppy aroma. mostly citrus with the generic floral tendency that most "hoppy" beers seem to exhibit.

flavor has a delicate start but finishes with a decent level of bitterness that gets your attention. light hop flavor but it doesnt seem to miss anything. certainly a lighter version of the near-legendary lcpa, but lighter than that is still pretty damn good. would make for a great session brew if its bottle conditioned big brother gets a bit heavy.

i admit to having a hesitant reaction when hearing about this beer. i would now like to admit to it exceeding my mediocre expectations.
thanks to finite for sending this my way.

joecast, Dec 21, 2006
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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

ando1712, Jul 02, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

bostonryan, Sep 10, 2012
Photo of Stavage
3.33/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Average head with average retention and decent lacing. Light golden amber colour.

Smell was nice and fruity. Not a great deal of malt in the scent though. Pretty good all up.

Taste is unsurprisingly quite fruity. Not too sweet though, and the bitter hop finish tries to balance it out. The malt backbone is pretty thin though.

Fairly well carbonated, suits the style. I'd say its medium bodied but leaning towards the lighter side of things.

Drinkable enough. Personally not something I'd have as a session drink, the fruitiness this beer displays doesn't really work for me. Maybe if it had some stronger malt notes and a bigger hop bite it would have balanced out to my tastes more. The 4.5% ABV would make it ideal for some though.

Overall a decent beer. I think I'll stick to Little Creatures Pale Ale though

Stavage, May 22, 2009
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3.8/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a clear golden colour with a nice head which drops away to some light retention and nice lacing. Fruity hoppy aromas. Citrus - lemons? Fruity flavours continue along with some maltiness. Low carbonation but a crisp mouthfeel and very easy drinking. Very sessionable.

Macca, Nov 20, 2008
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3.48/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This is like a watered down IPA from LCBC. Why would you have one of these beer when you can have their IPA. This beer is better than most but when compared to their IPA it comes up short in every dimension.

Crisp golden color with a nice head. Similar to many light beers. If you going to have this beer, drink it before you ever experience their IPA.

tzchandler, Dec 20, 2008
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Little Creatures Bright Ale from Little Creatures Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 84 ratings.