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Little Creatures Single Batch Brown Ale

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Brewed by Little Creatures Brewing
Style: Brown Ale
Fremantle, Australia

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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 3.5/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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Following on from the India Pale Ale earlier in the year, us brewers have been debating what to do next. The result of these passionate discussions – our version of a Brown Ale! For this one we focused on Australian hops, in particular Tasmanian Hallertau and Cascade, Topaz and Galaxy, which have been added in four additions in the brewing process – early and late kettle, whirlpool and hopback. The result – a beer with a fantastic hop aroma combined with a punchy bitterness. There is plenty of malt in the back to balance out the hops including pale ale, munich, crystal, rye and roast malt. 5.4% alcohol.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mattyhennessy (341) - Highton, AUSTRALIA - AUG 1, 2014
Pours a crystal clear amber brown with a firm beige head. One of the most visually appealing beers that I have seen. Signature American hop aroma of Little Creatures, with a stronger malt profile than most of their other brews. Roasty chocolate malt flavour, sweet malt, bitter chocolate and fruity hops. Very light body that makes this beer very sessionable. I would have liked a little more malt complexity however. Just feels it’s lacking something that could make this great

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fletchfighters (1117) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 13, 2012
A-- Aggressive pour got me a medium butterscotch color. Pour got a massive off white head that finally settled down to just under one finger. Lots of lacing on the sides of the glass. Decent head retention with this. S-- Smells a lot like the Pale ale, just a bit sweeter though. Chocolate and roasted malts hide the LCPA smell more. Still has a floral and fruity nose (I get some mango). T-- Ok, a Pale Ale with roasted malts and sweet chocolate. Different. Far more bitter than I expected. Might be more bitter than the IPA they did a few months ago. M-- Chocolate drops off very quickly and get a lot of citrus in the mouth. Grapefruit, lemon and Orange. Just touches of sweetness in this. Wish it had more malt sweetness. Finishes clean and crisp and with a sweet citrus finish. Spot on carbonation and lower medium bodied.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
filiy (28) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAR 21, 2011
Nice amber browny color on pour. Great tasting beer well balanced with hops and malts. Need to try this one again.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maneliquor (3206) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - FEB 11, 2011
UPDATED: AUG 28, 2012 Pours an amber red with a very large slightly off white head. Aromas of sweet malts, nuts, chocolate and your typical creatures hoppiness. Flavours of sweet malts with a big floral hop backing. Very hoppy for a brown ale but adds to the drinkability. Pretty happy with this one

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
angryrobot (32) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 2, 2010
great beer, light-brown / dark-amber colour, big malt and big hop in aroma. flavour is dark malts, and fruity hops, with a big yet well balanced bitter-sweet finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mkel07 (3640) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - SEP 24, 2010
500ml bottle. Pours a chocolatey brown colour with a flat even sand coloured head. Sweet chocolate aromas blended together with malt and hops. Flavour is smooth and light on the palate but leaves a lingering pleasant aftertaste. Another fine effort from Little Creatures.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
FlyingWombat (21) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 18, 2010
Poured from 568ml (pint) bottle into tulip glass, amber-brown colour with big, frothy off-white head, leaves good lacing. Soft malty aroma with classic Little Creatures hoppiness. Taste is indeed a very "Little Creatures" style, with the classic hop hit of the Little Creatures Pale Ale in a soft malty texture. Medium body and carbonation. This beer is very drinkable and sessionable.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bmeup (522) - Ormeau, AUSTRALIA - SEP 10, 2010
Kind of unusual ’Brown Ale’ and another jem from LCB. Well hopped and malty. Worth it but never rate beer on price anyway.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dredd (700) - Bentleigh, AUSTRALIA - SEP 10, 2010
Excellent beer, pour is chestnut brown with thin tan head. Aroma that is a mix of citrus and spice. Flavour is great, upfront light malt that moves in to a great mix of breadiness citrus and persistant bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pyobon (956) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - SEP 4, 2010
Bottle. Clear brown with small head. Nice aroma with a mix of malts and hops. Medium body and carbonation. The flavour has a floral hop and tangy start with a rich and hoppy fairly bitter finish. Overall it’s a very nice beer, although it’s an unusual brown ale with plenty of hops.


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