omega (486) - NEW ZEALAND - MAY 4, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Little nose with this beer and the appearance is clear golden colour. Not a very bitter beer, but it is well balanced. Just doesn’t offer much for a hop head.
Emmett_grogan (9) - melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 7, 2013 does not count
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
a nicer change from the mainstream beers however i wonder what will happen to the recipe and brew processes now that Lion Nathan own the company.
strings (377) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - DEC 16, 2006
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. A disappointing addition to the stable. Seems a bit half-hearted. The floral and fruity aromas of LC are there somewhere, but the volume is turned way down. Not that it’s more subtle, just that it’s less good.
duff (5484) - Lund, SWEDEN - MAR 13, 2007
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Had this on tap in numerous places in Sydney. Pretty clean, with some soft aromatic, fruity hops (grapefruit, lychee), just seems a little clean and thin in the end, while remaining quite pleasant to drink.
Jado (248) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - DEC 30, 2011
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pint bottle. Poured the promised ’bright’ golden colour with a ready, yeasty aroma. The taste is very different, with fruity hops dominating. Just what fruit is hard to pin down, but it has a bit of stone-fruit about it. Finishes dry but short. Decent light ale, but I’ve had better.
Dredd (636) - Bentleigh, AUSTRALIA - JUN 10, 2006
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
It is hard to put bias to one side when reviewing a Little Creatures beer. Given that their Pale Ale stands as one of the best beers in Australia, any new release is going to have a bit to live up to. In this case, the Bright Ale, what is it? Nothing is given away on the label at all so it is really a case of open and see. How would I describe it? Probably an easier drinking version of their Pale Ale or a Golden Ale. The aroma is a honey/lemon aroma which is a tad sweet and finishes off with bitterness easily summed up as a watered down version of the Pale Ale. The palate is also a tad thin for my liking.
On it’s own merits, the beer just passes, but it is really a bit of a nothing beer to make it memorable. I am concerned that Marketing may be driving this brewery now because this is almost brewed to target a demographic than create something truly memorable.
Stew41 (1569) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - JUN 2, 2006
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
bridge (659) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 9, 2006
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Some passionfruit and musk in the aroma, the latter being more obvious on tasting. Quite bland in the mouth, with a little bitterness saving the day. Medium bodied, some slight carbonation, and a passion-pop aftertaste finish it off. As bluevegie says, a slightly better version of the JS hop thief.
sinkas (247) - Perth/Fremantle, AUSTRALIA - JUN 27, 2007
2.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma is faint but american APA in nature. Flavour is un pronounced and hoppy, dry, while not giving a truly pleasnat bitterness. A decent quencher.
madmitch76 (9845) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2013
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
15th September 2011
Clear gold beer, residual white head. Crisp palate, semi dry. Mild lactose in the pale malt. Trace amount of hops. Finishes semi dry. Bland.