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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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2/5  rDev -42.4%

MenInVen, Dec 29, 2011
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 Stew41
2.3/5  rDev -33.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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.

Stew41, Aug 21, 2011
Photo of pin
2.5/5  rDev -28%

pin, May 21, 2013
Photo of magpieken
2.5/5  rDev -28%

magpieken, Aug 02, 2013
Photo of heygeebee
2.58/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

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.

Sad.

heygeebee, Nov 27, 2011
Photo of BeerNutta
2.63/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

BeerNutta, May 09, 2006
Photo of koolk
2.9/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

koolk, Jul 25, 2010
Photo of vancurly
2.98/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

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.

vancurly, Jan 20, 2009
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2.98/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

dansmcd, Apr 22, 2012
Photo of Vanz
3/5  rDev -13.5%

Vanz, Jan 27, 2014
Photo of Kroehny_Loves_Hops
3/5  rDev -13.5%

Kroehny_Loves_Hops, May 01, 2014
Photo of Robje
3/5  rDev -13.5%

Robje, Jan 10, 2012
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
Photo of Gorilla
3.13/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

Gorilla, Aug 13, 2006
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
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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
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3.24/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

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.

soju6, Jun 01, 2013
Photo of NeoClassicist
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

NeoClassicist, Aug 30, 2014
Photo of Mendicant
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

Mendicant, Jun 21, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

mrjez, Jun 30, 2014
Photo of Texasfan549
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

Texasfan549, Jul 20, 2014
Photo of Jeeb
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

Jeeb, Jul 09, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

Stuckey_Stuckey, Aug 12, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

XsoldoutX, May 12, 2013
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Little Creatures Bright Ale from Little Creatures Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 81 ratings.