lusikka (4047) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330 ml bottle.
Pours a slightly cloudy yellow colour with a lacy white head. Aroma of honey, sweet exotic fruits and some floral notes. Flavour of floral hops, grass, honey, weak grapefruit, caramel and smooth maltiness. Medium bodied, smooth mouthfeel and soft carbonation. Maybe even a bit too smooth and doesnít have a hop bite - at least not anymore. Still good.
zvikar (2040) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - APR 13, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer Market. Thanks kerenmk. Pours yellow rusty with a medium head. Aroma of honey some hops and oranges, flavor of malt, grass, basil, bitterness and some perfume, medium bodied
viktorvee (109) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A classic American style pale ale with a lingering bitter after-taste. Refreshing despite a prominent alcohol taste and intense hopping.
ThisWangsChung (448) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAR 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Reviewed 1/29/13. Thanks to Momar42 for the bottle! 330 mL bottle into a nonic pint glass.
A: Pours a hazy golden color with a lot of vibrant-looking carbonation. The head isnít terribly impressive; itís a one finger eggshell color that fades fairly quickly. The lacing is good, though.
S: Iím noticing that it blends both English and American sensibilities toward the style - this definitely doesnít seem like another SNPA clone (not like thatís a bad thing). The malt profile seems to be very toffee forward, with strong tones of earth, caramel, and biscuit. Thereís also an underlying quality of Cascade hops, providing grapefruit peel, pine, and black pepper.
T: Thereís a nice balance of hop/malt interplay here. Hops donít seem evident on the first sip, but after another swig, they provide a light grapefruit finish thatís quite pleasant. Otherwise, itís mildly sweet with its malt profile, especially in the middle of the palate. I wonít call it a standout, but its delicate balance still manages to set it a notch above many pales.
M: The carbonation could really be toned down slightly to help the soft texture of the malts shine through more clearly. On the plus side, it helps lighten up the initially thick body. It has an almost ínectaryí feel provided by the combination of malty sweetness and subtle hop resin.
O: This really is the kind of offering that could single handedly change the perception of Australian beer around the world. The bottle conditioning and great malt backbone means I wouldnít have many reservations if I ever found this in a local shop a few months old, though I wouldnít make it my first choice to seek out. Little Creatures Pale Ale - Australian for Real Beer.
danlo (344) - Durham, ENGLAND - MAR 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle. Golden amber colour, bubbly white head that diminishes and aroma of biscuit malt with a citrus note. Taste is caramel malt with grapefruit citrus, and a warming lingering grassy & piney bitterness. Light bodied and medium carbonation. Quite drinkable.
kerenmk (1214) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAR 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle shared at a tasting at Beer Market. Thanks bytemesis. Pours cloudy amber with white head. Burning piney aroma, some grass with mango and basil undertones. Tastes bitter, a little dry and herbal - basil. Light body, fizzy, long, refreshing grassy finish.
Westkyoto77 (136) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The best of the main Little Creatures beers for mine. Strong resiny hops, grapefruit, oranges, and hay. Some sweetness, and a decent finish. Looking forward to the brewery in Geelong opening.
DSG (3927) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 28, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer Market. Thanks kerenmk. Hazy orange. Aroma of hops, a bit skunky, with some weed, pine, tropical fruits and citric notes. Sweetish and slightly bready flavor, finishes with bitter fruity and piney hops. Medium-bodied. Refreshing.
Dommod2011 (429) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thatís quite a long description for what is, in essence, a fairly average APA. Smells ok as long as your sinuses arenít still blocked from the new year. Picked this up in Selfridges Birmingham. Lady was very friendly, asked if I came especially for the beer and if I was going to drink it for breakfast. I must have a look about me. I told her not to be so bleeding cheeky and stick it in the effing bag. (I didnít, I smiled meekly, paid and went and told the wife who moaned at me for buying ímoreí beer.)
goozen (2313) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - FEB 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 0,33ltr: Slightly hazy orange coloured brew with an wonderfull citrus bitter taste, proberly one of the better beers from Down Under i ever have drunk.