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Little Creatures Bright Ale (-2014)

Formerly brewed at Little Creatures Brewing (Lion Co.)
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Fremantle, Australia


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RATINGS: 155   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.89/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Little Creatures “Bright” is a top fermented uniquely new Australian ale. As the name suggests, “Bright” is a filtered beer with a striking golden clarity in the glass. We use 4 luscious malts including Pale, Carapils, Wheat and Vienna. The beer is full flavoured whilst soft and easy on the palate making it very approachable. The alcohol is 4.5% alc/vol. Bitterness is slightly lower than our highly charged Pale Ale and is accentuated enough to balance the smooth, malty character. The hop characteristics in “Bright” is derived from the use of highly aromatic New Zealand B Saaz Flowers as well as varieties from the North West of USA. Clean, distinctive, full-flavoured, smooth and very more-ish!!
NOTE - All new entries should be listed under Little Creatures Bright Ale (2014-)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cummins (6) - Heathcote, AUSTRALIA - JUL 18, 2006 does not count
not a bad beer, yet not as good as their pale. toned down version with far more subtle hop presence, filtered which seems to have stripped away potential character. still better than most and possesses a uniqueness. should make a nice summer beer if they make it more reasonably priced... ($60 slab @ dan murphys)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
winkle (478) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 4, 2006
Bottled: Poured a bright copper colour with a blink-and-its-gone head. A very lush fruity nose - passionfruit, grapefruit and tinned peaches - quite inviting. Mouthfeel is thin and flavour is initially pretty good, largely hop driven with a touch of malt before a jarring metal note emerges just prior to the flat finish. Look, watery beers are a dime a dozen, give us some more body please then maybe the head will improve as well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
sheatripper (863) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUN 10, 2007
Bottle from Dan Murphy’s in Noosaville, Qld. (Thanks Mom). Poured clear gold with big bubbles and minimal head retention. Aroma of light cereal malts with honey, floral and fruit notes. Lightly sweet grainy malt flavor with fruity esters and a grassy to light citrus hop finish. Medium bodied and slightly fizzy. Not terrible.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - JAN 9, 2008
Bottle. Light golden colour with a little head. Aroma of hops with notes of malt. Flavour of hops and malt, also someway a little fruity finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BelgianBeerGal (3838) - Panama City, Florida, USA - JUL 28, 2012
Bottle at American Dan Ryan’s sports bar in Singapore. It was the only offering that I had not tried before. Not bad, not great. At least better than the macro pale lagers.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
fletchfighters (1404) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 31, 2013
Darker straw gold color. Two finger bright white billowy head. Some visible carbonation. Nose is cereal malts, some spicy hops and stale cardboard and bread. As warms it does lose the cardboard and gets more stale bread. Cereal and bread it the mouth with some short lived spiciness. Clean with a decent dry spice to this. Lighter bodies and good carbonation. Simple beer that does its job but not real inspiring. Forgetful 10 minutes after drinking. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Lagerboy (1935) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 24, 2013
568 ml bottle. Clear bright golden yellow, mostly lasting compact creamy white head. Sweet malty fruity aroma. Lightly bitter bready lager malt taste, slightly floral and fruity. Soft carbonation, light body, lightly hopped. Finish has a British influenced sessional blandness. LBW (Lagerboys Be Wary)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
highlandlad (1470) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - JUL 10, 2006
Little Creatures virtually created a market in Australia for floral, hoppy ales with their excellent pale ale. And if imitation is flattery, the brewery should be flattered to death by the flood of inferior copies from rivals. However, they have struggled to repeat that success. Their pilsener was a crashing disappointment, although I dare say it is selling passably well to those who want the kudos of drinking a "hot" brand without the challenge of hops you can actually taste. This latest launch is a filtered ale brewed with Pale, Carapils, Wheat and Vienna malts, New Zealand B Saaz Flowers and "varieties from the North West of USA", according to the brewery website. There’s a suggestion that it is being pitched as a sort of halfway house between the pilsener and the pale ale. It’s a deep gold colour and raised a good 1cm-high plug of shaving cream-like foam. The aroma is is light and fruity - orange marmalade, violets and passionfruit. Seemed a bit worty. The mouthfeel is very soft, making this an easy swigging ale. The flavour mix is watered grapefruit juice, passionfruit, honey and an unfortunate hint of soda water. Hmm.. the more I drank, the less I liked. The only advantage this has over the pale ale is that it is more sessionable. It might make a passable summer thirst-quencher, but that’s about it. Now that the brewery is listed on the stock market, shareholder returns will drive the brewing decisions. That does not bode well for the future. The pale ale may be as good as it gets. (330ml bottle from Clovelly Vintage Cellars, best before 15/2/07)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
GreyShadow (18) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 21, 2006
From a glass. A nice clear gold colour with a frothy, white foam, head. A slight citrus taste, but it doesn’t last. No aftertaste. Probably works well on a hot summer day at the beach.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Lunkie (1813) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JAN 15, 2007
Hop malt aroma with fruit. Clear amber colour with good head and lacing. Sweet malt hop flavour. Fizzy palate.

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