Little Creatures Bright Ale - Little Creatures Brewing Company
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2.13/5 rDev -38.8%
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.
06-28-2013 09:04:02 | More by MrKennedy
2.3/5 rDev -33.9%
If aesthetics count for anything this beer doesn’t cut the mustard. Thin rocky head disappears in a nano second. Lightish amber in colour with a orange, rusty tinge. Unremarkable and quite macro in appearance. Sweet malts on the nose, subtle and simple. Palate is essentially light and bland. Light malts, so clean and crisp I could almost accuse it of being filtered. Finishes like a golden ale, almost Coopers Pale like, with that yeasty, minerally finish. Just going. Call me un-Australian but I think these guys live off the success of the Pale Ale too much….the other beers have continually failed to match that (slightly over-rated) flagship.
08-21-2011 13:31:25 | More by Stew41
2.58/5 rDev -25.9%
hmmm, lets do some acronyms shall we....
LCPA? yes, you at the back of the class... - 'Little Creatures Pale Ale' is CORRECT, little Jimmy
LCBA? anyone.. anyone?
So does this sit well and truly in the shadow of it's better known sibling? yes it does sadly.
Pours a zero head, with a big pour, so yes it might be an ale, but it doesn't look good.
Sweet macro-lagerish aromas, and sadly taste to follow, sweet-ish, malt-ish, Aussie Macro-ish. Just a hint of honey. No hops.
Oh dear, mouthfeel is neither one thing nor the other, crisp nor smooth.
11-27-2011 07:51:42 | More by heygeebee
2.63/5 rDev -24.4%
A = Poured a light amber colour with a thin foam head.
S = Slightly citrus smell with a slight hint of hoppiness. Very Faint!!
T = The taste is like subdued little creatures pale ale. Very dissapointing. Slight fruity flavour followed by a slight hop bitterness. So damn bland.
M = Was average. Slightly low carbonation.
D = Pretty average. Maybe I got a dud batch. Seeing its only been out for a two days. It seems unlikely. I will try a few more in a few days.
05-09-2006 14:32:22 | More by BeerNutta
2.9/5 rDev -16.7%
Tasted this blind as part of an Aussie ale experiement and was very surprised when I saw the bottle revealed. BB 18feb11
Fairly light "pils" ish look both in colour and clarity. Fat bubbles lead to a small weak head that leaves quickly. After 1 min no head/lacing to be seen at all.
Weedy nose, some what unpleasant hop pungency. Very Saaz like. Some sweeter bubble gum notes. Very strange. Not nice.
Same flavours on the palate. More Saaz and some very extract like flavours. Metallic aftertaste.
Tangy after taste that has a real Micro lick to it. Good creaminess.
Very odd. I swore this was just a badly made Pils. Bad hop aroma and flavour, odd malt characters. Not very good. This has reaffirmed my belief that they are a one trick pony.
07-25-2010 09:53:40 | More by koolk
2.98/5 rDev -14.4%
On tap at Narrabeen Sands.
a) Very bubbly, courtesy of Headmaster schooner glass. Able to sustain half-inch head all the way to the end, leaving sudsy dregs. Golden honey.... bright...
s) Passionfruit & passionfruit seed. Brambly, wild vegetation. Not much malt, perhaps too cold. Light bitterness.
f) Lightly malty, tropical fruit, slightly spicy/seedy, like wattle seed.
m) Light up front, yet retaining some creaminess mid palate, which hangs around cloyingly after a crisp finish.
d) Fair session ale on a summer's day.
01-20-2009 21:51:25 | More by vancurly
2.98/5 rDev -14.4%
A - Light and clear with a thin quick head, no lacing whatsoever.
S - Mild citrusy hops, some grass and corn backing.
T - Follows the nose, grapefruit, lemon, slightly hoppy, corn, some grainy malt.
M - Thin light body, medium carbonation.
O - Pretty bland really, not a patch on it's more flavourful pale ale brother.
04-22-2012 06:45:31 | More by dansmcd
3.04/5 rDev -12.6%
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.
12-15-2013 08:28:13 | More by foles
3.13/5 rDev -10.1%
Poured an attractive pale amber colour with a thin white head which disappated quickly. Some lacing. Smells quite pleasant - citrus and pine aroma. Less citrusy than the Pale Ale. Taste has strong pine and citrus with light malt flavour. Clean, dry, bitter finish. Overall a pleasant session beer, but not at all worth the hefty price tag that typically accompanies Little Creatures beers. Basically seems like a lighter version of the Pale Ale, which I think was pretty unnecessary. Good thing I bought it on discount.
08-13-2006 04:07:41 | More by Gorilla
New Zealand (Aotearoa)
3.19/5 rDev -8.3%
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.
09-22-2013 09:00:37 | More by nznick
3.19/5 rDev -8.3%
Bottled beer served in a pint glass.
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.
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.
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.
Lots of fizz, like pop rocks on the tongue. Medium body, a smooth creamy feel and a bit of foaming.
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.
07-21-2014 11:08:51 | More by baumaxx1
3.24/5 rDev -6.9%
A: Pours a clear light golden color with a good head that fades to some lacing.
S: MIld aroma of citrus and bit of malt sweetness.
T: Taste is similar to the aroma with a bit of citrus and malt sweetness. Mild bitterness and a clean finish.
F: Light body, crisp smooth and refreshing, has a nice freshness.
O: Not a fancy but is a good session beer that goes down easy.
06-01-2013 02:32:17 | More by soju6
Little Creatures Bright Ale from Little Creatures Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 79 ratings.