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Little Creatures Original Pilsner - Little Creatures Brewing Company

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Little Creatures Original PilsnerLittle Creatures Original Pilsner

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74
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33 Ratings
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Ratings: 33
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.08
pDev: 15.58%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Little Creatures Brewing Company visit their website
Australia

Style | ABV
Czech Pilsener |  4.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: vancurly on 02-14-2010)
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Reviews by Finite:
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Finite

Australia

3.08/5  rDev 0%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A- Typical light golden colour with some moderate to medium carbonation. Small head which recedes quickly leaving little to no trace.

S- Slight hop spice and herbal almost tea aroma from the saaz. Again very text book pilsner just not at all strong.

T- Grassy herbal hops again and a basic light malt profile.

M- Reasonable mouthfeel, perhaps a little low on carbonation for the style but increases drinkability.

D- Not a bad pilsner by any measure but its much lower on the flavour that one would expect from little creatures.

Serving type: bottle

11-15-2010 00:51:50 | More by Finite
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2.85/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

(Bottle)

A: Pours a clear straw colour, light carbonation, airy/wispy head dissipates quickly leaving a thin film.

S: Mild sweet smell, can't detect anything else.

T: Really nice bitter taste with some subtle sweetness.

M: A little watery, leaves a very dry sensation in the mouth.

O: A nice beer which is a little more complex than other beers I've tasted in the pilsener style, would drink again.

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2014 08:31:25 | More by Breeza
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KalanM

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +21.8%

07-10-2013 11:49:51 | More by KalanM
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3/5  rDev -2.6%

06-16-2013 10:46:59 | More by adityashekhar
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3.5/5  rDev +13.6%

06-16-2013 05:52:15 | More by XsoldoutX
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soju6

Missouri

2.96/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Pours slightly hazy straw color with a small head that fades quickly to bits of lacing.

A: Aroma is fairly mild with some citrus, malt sweetness and grain.

T: Taste Is a bit on the light side with some malt sweetness and grain. Mild bitterness and the finish is quite dry.

F: Light body, crisp and refreshing.

O: Actually this is not a bad beer for a generic pilsner. Better than most of the swill type lagers out there.

Serving type: bottle

06-01-2013 02:34:46 | More by soju6
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Australia

1.5/5  rDev -51.3%

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Australia

2.5/5  rDev -18.8%

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Australia

3.25/5  rDev +5.5%

12-11-2012 09:37:28 | More by hopnerd
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heygeebee

Australia

2.75/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

No BB

Pours a clear pale straw. Half a finger white head dies quickly.

Aromas are of doughy malts, grains, and sadly, corn.

Taste is also doughy malts, and I am still looking for the crisp hop finish. Dear dear. A little metal is there, and some corn. Not really what I wish to be writing about for a pilsner. Somewhat stale aftertaste.

Mouthfeel a little under carbonated for style .

Not LCs best offering.

Serving type: bottle

11-30-2012 11:01:56 | More by heygeebee
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kazoo


3/5  rDev -2.6%

10-20-2012 12:18:34 | More by kazoo
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tbeckett

Ontario (Canada)

3.18/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Tap at the Little Creatures Dining Hall. From notes.

A - Pours a light golden colour. Bright. Good carbonation and one finger of white head. Decent lace anda film of retention.

S - Grass, skunky noble hop was light. A little fruit and a light malt character.

T - Grassy with lot's of noble style hops. Light malt and some yeastiness.

M - Crisp finish with light bitterness. Light to medium body. Good carbonation.

O/D - Decent pils. Doesn't match better craft versions but it's good . Simple, easy to drink, but not especially special.

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02-26-2012 21:48:33 | More by tbeckett
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dasmusik

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +29.9%

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Stew41

Australia

2.48/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Shows a reasonable deep colour for the style; light amber with golden hues. Fairly shy nose with some malty larger notes, doesn’t really impress at first glance. A bit more character in the mouth; a nice cut of zesty malts and some sharp hops put the beer firmly in the ’refreshing’ character. Despite this the flavour profile is just not assertive enough and unfortunately falls into the Oz trap of just too much carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

08-21-2011 13:33:36 | More by Stew41
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brewymcgee

British Columbia (Canada)

3.03/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Clear bright yellow, the head does not stick around.

Aroma: Faint grains with a trace of hops

Taste: Very clean with a mildly sweet malt flavour and a hoppy bitterness followed by a slightly metallic taste on the finish.

Mouthfeel: medium body with high carbonation

Drinkability: It is light in flavour and easy to drink but alas from the bottle it does not stand out as much as hoped. However, I do have to say that when I had this on tap at the brewery I thought it was much better with stronger hops coming through.

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2011 10:08:29 | More by brewymcgee
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eric5bellies

Australia

3.45/5  rDev +12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a clear Golden colour bla bla bla.

S - Small grains and not much else.

T - Nice balanced sweetness with a slightly bitter finish. No real hop presense

M - Slightly overcarbonated and medium body.

O - Not a great representation of the style, but a solid brew in its own right

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2011 14:00:02 | More by eric5bellies
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andrenaline

Ontario (Canada)

3.53/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A - Crystal clear pale golden colour with a copper hue, thin layer of head with little retention, no lacing and heavy body carbonation.

S - Grassy hops, sweet corn and biscuit malts with some bitterness on the finish.

T - A bit bland with bitter corn and cardboard hops with some grassiness on the finish. Bready malts and blanched almonds linger on the finish.

M - Full bodied ale that loads up on carbonation on the palette, but goes down smooth.

D - True to the style offering some true pilsener flavours, some nice nuttiness and a hop bitterness that lingers. Pleasant surprise and a worthy offering from Little Creatures.

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2011 04:44:51 | More by andrenaline
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lacqueredmouse

Australia

3.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear and bright yellow colour, with a fine, but slightly filmy head of pure white. Carbonation is muted, but reasonably persistent. Lacing is slippy but sudsy. Body looks surprisingly heavy for a pils. Not bad.

Nose is sharp with eucalyptus when cold. As it warms, a little more dusty grain comes through. A slightly peppery note comes through as well. All in all, the sharpness is pretty good for the style. It's not as good as some, but it's not bad either.

Taste is a little disappointing, with a very light palate that really doesn't lend itself to anything. A light metallic uplift on the back gives a hint of crispness, but otherwise, it's rather thin and very light. Disappointing.

It's not a bad pils. It has a serve of crispness to aid drinkability, especially in hot weather, but it's far inferior to their Pale Ale, and far inferior to some really classic pilseners.

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2011 07:57:40 | More by lacqueredmouse
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DoktorZee

Alberta (Canada)

2.68/5  rDev -13%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a bottle into a schooner. No obvious best before date on the bottle.

A - pours a bit like apple juice! Minimal head that dissipates quickly with no lacing. Light golden color with just a hint of rising carbonation

S - slight grassy nose with just a hint of hops

T - just a hint of hops sharpness/bitterness with a very slight caramel malt undertone. Underwhelms with excessive lightness and not enough distinctive flavor

M - crisp mouthfeel with too much carbonation; no follow-through

D - really a little bit too soggy to enjoy a lot of these

This is a bit of a disappointment for me - I love their Pale Ale but found this to be off the mark.

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2011 22:20:06 | More by DoktorZee
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

3.1/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz bottle - weird that I'm the only non-Aussie to review this beer, and I bought this bottle in Calgary...

This beer pours a clear medium golden hue, with one finger of thin soapy white head, which quickly fades, leaving no lace in its wake. It smells of mild cracker grain, and floral, spicy, weedy hops. The taste is haystack grain, lemon, and more mildly spicy floral, grassy hops. The carbonation is on the low side, the body medium weight, and kind of rocky on the way to the land of smooth. It finishes fairly dry, but nothing resembling crisp - just green and weedy.

Definitely trying for the central European pilsener profile - but falling well short - this is just too tame, and the perceptible hops just askew.

Serving type: bottle

12-25-2010 07:56:47 | More by biboergosum
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Little Creatures Original Pilsner from Little Creatures Brewing Company
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