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Little Creatures Bright Ale - Little Creatures Brewing Company

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79
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81 Ratings
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Ratings: 81
Reviews: 44
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 13.83%
Wants: 2
Gots: 4 | 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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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 IHasaFlavaFlav
4.28/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Golden colour when it pours, clear and inviting. Can quench thirst by appearance alone.

S - Fruity fresh aroma, sweet and pleasing.

T - Like the aroma, I taste orange colour fruits, citrus, apricot. Bitterness comes through on the back of the tongue, balancesthe flavour very well.

M - Very cleansing

D - Could drink all night long, leaves your palate excited but not abused.

At this time, I had it with some tomato and beef rissoles in a gravy made with Tooheys Old, on a potato and pea mash. Very heavy meal, the Bright Ale cut through the thick gravy flavours.

Currently trying to get this beer, in bottle at my university's bar.

IHasaFlavaFlav, Aug 08, 2009
Photo of Ricardo_Rosa
4.25/5  rDev +22.5%

Ricardo_Rosa, Feb 06, 2014
Photo of Cs1987
4.15/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - Gold, 2 fingers of head which reduced.

Smell - Not as strong as LCPA, but similar characteristics, in particular the summer fruits.

Taste - Much sweeter and less bitter than LCPA. Passionfruit and orange are the standout flavours.

Mouthfeel - Carbonation level and aftertaste both very good.

Drinkability - Not much to complain about here. This will go down easily.

Overall - I wasn't expecting to give this such a high score, certainly not any higher than LCPA. However, I think this beer may actually taste better from the bottle than the tap, for some bizarre reason.

Cs1987, Dec 15, 2007
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 rowey77
4.13/5  rDev +19%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Great beer, tried at little creatures brewery in Fremantle.. Great with food and poors a great head. Full of flavour but not to harsh on the pallet. Recommend for a beer with dinner or even just a social after work drink.. Have tried in bottle form and beer is just as good as on tap.

rowey77, Jul 15, 2010
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
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
Photo of hefevice
4/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice work, Little Creatures. I was initially concerned that this would be a "dumbed down" version of the Pale Ale, but I do not believe this to be the case. Pours clear golden with a nice dense white head. Aroma is wonderful and dominated by the hops, grapefruit citrus and apricot with a little spice in the background. Citrusy hops shine through in the flavour but are well balanced by the malt. I have noticed a little variability between bottles on the malt, some give a subtle english biscuit finish, others don't. Bitterness is there, but barely noticable. Mouthfeel best described as light and fluffy, with a slightly peppery finish. A very drinkable beer.

hefevice, Oct 01, 2006
Photo of Morningstorm
4/5  rDev +15.3%

Morningstorm, Mar 25, 2012
Photo of Mosant
4/5  rDev +15.3%
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.

Mosant, Jun 29, 2014
Photo of danieelol
4/5  rDev +15.3%

danieelol, Nov 28, 2011
Photo of tbeckett
3.93/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle from a liquor store in Melbourne. From notes.

A - Poured golden with good carbonation. Bright. No head, no retention or lace.

S - Light citrus and nice hops and some crackery malt.

T - Noble and grassy hops with some sweet malt and orange peel.

M - Nice carbonation and a light to medium body. Sweet kinda finish with an orange peel finish.

O/D - Nice and refreshing. Enough hops for flavour but not overpowering. A good EPA. Maybe lacking malt profile, so I'd call it more of a golden ale, but it's tasty and well done.

tbeckett, Feb 17, 2012
Photo of CookstLiquor
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 philphilphil
3.9/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Appearance is lager coloured with a cm of head which stays the whole time.
Smell is of hops, hops and maybe some hops, leads you to expect bitterness.
Taste, the hops are far less pronounced than the smell makes you expect. Well balanced.
Mouthfeel is a little thin but decent, this probs counts as style bias, but w.e.
Drinkability is good, highly available, inexpensive, good.

philphilphil, Feb 14, 2011
Photo of wordemupg
3.88/5  rDev +11.8%
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.

wordemupg, Mar 15, 2014
Photo of dgilks
3.88/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Crystal clear, pale straw colour with a thin white head. This looks okay.

Aromas of passionfruit and a light graininess are present. There is an obvious use of NZ hops.

The flavour here is well balanced with plenty of sweet, fruity hops with lots of passionfruit, stone fruits and citrus. Not too bitter and really quite tasty.

A light body and crisp carbonation make this an easy drinking refreshing beer. While I prefer the LCPA, the Bright Ale is a very good beer and I can easily see why some people will like it more.

dgilks, Sep 28, 2009
Photo of laituegonflable
3.85/5  rDev +11%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a golden colour with a steady but thin bead up the sides. Slight bit of lacing, and not much head although looks can be deceiving, as the girl had to skim off the head twice while pouring.

Pleasant fruity nose with sour pineapple and paw paw seeping through. Subtle hint of floral hops. Nice.

Really nice fruity champagney flavour dominates with a subdued hop character on the front palate and then returning for the finish. Mostly the palate is very smooth and pleasant. Mild, almost, and able to quaff quite readily. Mouthfeel is sadly, however, a bit gritty and more difficult to plough through than the flavour.

Congratulations to the Eastwood Hotel for your latest arrival. Having this little baby on tap makes your pub worth drinking at again.

laituegonflable, Jul 25, 2008
Photo of eric5bellies
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 rizzo
3.83/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pale Ale light. Probably good for those who find the Pale Ale too hoppy but after 4 schooners I had to move on the Pale Ale (even though the pub only had it in bottle) to get the real experience. Some hop aroma and flavour, a little to light in the body for my liking.

rizzo, May 02, 2007
Photo of Macca
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
Photo of LittleCreature
3.78/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - 4.0
Poured about 2 fingers of rocky white head that quickly settled to a thinish frothy layer. Quite golden in colour, could even be mistaken for a bold-looking lager.

Smell - 3.5
Like LCPA and Rogers, the smell is immediately strong and very nice. There is a strong fruity and floral aroma, that includes kiwi fruit and mandarin. Unlike the LCPA, the smell is greatly diminished soon after pouring, which is a disappointment. The aftertaste is fine, but nothing special.

Taste - 3.5
Extremely refreshing. At first there is a strong tanginess, followed by citrussy sweetness, ending with a dry, hoppy bitterness that leaves one wanting another sip. The aftertaste is fine, but nothing special, especially when compared to LCPA.

Mouthfeel - 4.0
Like most Little Creatures beers, it feels quite heavy in the mouth. Carbonation is moderate and it does not have nearly so much of a syruppy quality as LCPA.

Drinkability - 4.5
The lower alcohol content makes this a more sensible session drink choice than the pale ale. It goes down rather easily and is thirst-quencing. However, I actually couldn't see myself drinking this all night because in the end of the day, it is not as good as LCPA, which is available everywhere that this is.

OVERALL - 3.75
This beer is really quite similar to LCPA, which is not a bad thing. Unfortunately it costs exactly the same and doesn't taste or smell quite as good. The upside is a slightly lower ABV, but for most it is not worth it. At 5.2% LCPA is a little heavy for a session drink, and this beer is supposed to be the answer, and it is certainly not a bad effort. Very good beer, but Little Creatures Pale Ale is still king in Fremantle.

LittleCreature, Jun 25, 2007
Photo of csmartin6
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

csmartin6, Sep 10, 2012
Photo of Sundaz
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

Sundaz, Aug 25, 2012
Photo of brewymcgee
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Clear golden colour with barely any head remaining after it is poured.

Aroma: Dominated by honey with yeast behind it

Taste: Honey again and mild fruity malts with a hint of green apple freshness. Citrus hops come through on the finish.

Mouthfeel: Lighter body and smooth, higher carbonation but pleasant

Drinkability: A lighter beer with a bit more flavour, easily sessionable, especially on a hot day!

brewymcgee, May 14, 2011
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Little Creatures Bright Ale from Little Creatures Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 81 ratings.