Little Creatures Bright Ale | Little Creatures Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Little Creatures Brewing Company
Australia
littlecreatures.com.au

Style: English Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerNutta on 05-09-2006

BEER STATS
Ratings:
103
Reviews:
50
Avg:
3.53
pDev:
13.6%
 
 
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2
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26
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2.5/5  rDev -29.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.88/5  rDev +9.9%
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.

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3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

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2.97/5  rDev -15.9%
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.

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4/5  rDev +13.3%

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3.91/5  rDev +10.8%
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.

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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.49/5  rDev -1.1%
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.

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3/5  rDev -15%

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2/5  rDev -43.3%

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4/5  rDev +13.3%

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2.53/5  rDev -28.3%
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.

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2.32/5  rDev -34.3%
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.

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3.77/5  rDev +6.8%
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!

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3.82/5  rDev +8.2%
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.

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3.47/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Little Creatures has fast become a favourite Aussie brewer of mine and befitting this accolade I now bring a review of the Little Creatures Bright Ale.

Poured from a 568ml pint bottle into a 500ml Stein glass (yes it all fits thanks to the ridiculous head room the Germans put on their glasses).

A: Purest of pure gold body. Clear. The head started out as white and 0.5cm and soon left nothing but a ring of lacing.

S: Similar to the Hop Rocker by Mac's (an NZ brewery). There is a strong presence of earthy, herbaceous hops with undertones of nutty malts... nice and suits the style well.

T: It's the same in the flavour department - nutty malt base with a nice earthy, herbaceous hop finish... good but nowhere near as interesting and complex as the Pale Ale and as a result I'm left both a) wanting, and b) wishing I had just bought a Pale Ale instead. It's almost as if this ale is their "B" grade brew to their awesome Pale Ale.

M: Ticks all the boxes of an ale; carbonation - minimal, tick, body - medium, tick, texture - slight oiliness, tick... Nothing out of place here.

D: Yeah it's drinkable, but so is the Pale Ale, which is a much better beer at the same price. I can see the niche for Roger's (which is a damn fine mid-strength ale) but I'm not sure why Little Creatures even sell this when their single batch brews kick ass over this and are only made once... go figure.

Food match: I would normally say a curry but you wouldn't taste this beer after a curry so I'll say something traditionally Australian (i.e. English): Lamb chops, roast vegetables and mint sauce.

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Little Creatures Bright Ale from Little Creatures Brewing Company
3.53 out of 5 based on 103 ratings.
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