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Little Creatures Bright Ale - Little Creatures Brewing Company

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Ratings: 82
Reviews: 44
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 13.83%
Wants: 2
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Little Creatures Brewing Company visit their website

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 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 Mendicant
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

Mendicant, Jun 21, 2013
Photo of adityashekhar
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

adityashekhar, Jun 16, 2013
Photo of soju6
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 pin
2.5/5  rDev -28%

pin, May 21, 2013
Photo of XsoldoutX
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

XsoldoutX, May 12, 2013
Photo of BrazilianAussie
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

BrazilianAussie, Apr 18, 2013
Photo of Dinkel
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Dinkel, Feb 09, 2013
Photo of kazoo
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

kazoo, Oct 20, 2012
Photo of csmartin6
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

csmartin6, Sep 10, 2012
Photo of bostonryan
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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

Sundaz, Aug 25, 2012
Photo of braican
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

braican, Jul 22, 2012
Photo of hopnerd
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

hopnerd, Jun 30, 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 Josh2222
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

Josh2222, Jun 03, 2012
Photo of dansmcd
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 Morningstorm
4/5  rDev +15.3%

Morningstorm, Mar 25, 2012
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 dmorgan310
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

dmorgan310, Feb 09, 2012
Photo of machalel
3.43/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Very light and clear gold colour. Small amount of white head (1 cm), quickly disappearing in around 10-15 seconds. I would have rated it higher if it wasn't for the lack of head retention.

Aroma: The first thing that hit me was passionfruit. A bit of citrus, apple, and honey afterwards. Very vibrant and pleasing.

Taste: Quite different from what I was expecting from the aroma. A slight amount of honey and very mild citrus, but the main body of it was a sweet, crisp yeasty taste, with a slightly mineral-y aftertaste. A disappointment after the vibrant and 'bright' bursts of aroma beforehand.

Mouthfeel: Light body and a bit sharp. Medium carbonation.

Drinkability: Very easy to drink, although after finishing the bottle, I felt like a second wouldn't have been as pleasant. Definitely one for summer, or to help introduce macro-drinkers to other styles.

machalel, Feb 01, 2012
Photo of Robje
3/5  rDev -13.5%

Robje, Jan 10, 2012
Photo of MenInVen
2/5  rDev -42.4%

MenInVen, Dec 29, 2011
Photo of danieelol
4/5  rDev +15.3%

danieelol, Nov 28, 2011
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.


heygeebee, Nov 27, 2011
Little Creatures Bright Ale from Little Creatures Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 82 ratings.