Muggus69 (1228) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - JUL 22, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
568mL pint bottle.
Deep amber body with small beige foam persisting.
Quite a mild aroma; subtle yet complex. Resiny hops, fruity lime, bit of tropical fruit (pineapple maybe?). Toffee malt in the background, a hint of chocolate and bread dough.
Texture has a distinct husky dryness about it, some sweetness adds body with a medium carbonation.
Decidely spicy flavour of medium intensity. Burnt caramel, rye bread, cocoa combine well with resinous hops with notes of tobacco leaf, tomato stalk, orange rind and guava. Bitterness is oddly subdued considering the hop intensity, drying rye-spice finish.
Quite a different offering from these boys. Very well made and hoppy, like their legendary pale ale, but somewhat understated in comparison, with a complex malt backbone. Enjoyable, in a unique sort of way.
davidm (1936) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUL 18, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap. Great brown ale. Aromas of caramel, toast, cola, and grass, Taste is sweet, with bitter notes, and long finish. Palate is velvety, and medium bodied. Brown, with a frothy white head.
ndon (857) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours a deep clear brown with an average off white head. roasted malts with a really tasty caramel malt on the finish. quite a tasty drop
Jade (409) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 9, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cracking looking beer, beautiful dark amber colouring, with a biege head and a moderate carbonation. Aroma is a sweet barley. Smooth to the taste, and leaves a sour aftertaste. If it has a bad note, it is very, VEY bitter on the after taste.
rocket39 (16) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 9, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
pours a copper brown colour with a nice cream/off-white head. a malty/, nutty taste with hoppy bitterness after taste. not a big fan of brown ale especially the UK ones but i really enjoyed drinking this version from the little creatures boys
bluevegie (3057) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 4, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tried a few pints on tap at L/C and some pint bottles at home. Clear light reddy brown body with short head. Picked up on the hops more from the tap version with the caramel and crystal showing from the bottle, I have drunk a few of these now and don’t mind drinking plenty more.
bluebetty (1019) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 3, 2010
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Boitle thanks to Owen. Borwn ale is one of my favourite styles so I am really keen to give this one a go. Pours a great copperish brown with a decent white head. A little lacing as this one falls away. Aromas are dominated by the citrus / tropical fruit aromas of the hops. Heaps of mango coming through. Some dark caramel and a little toasted malts, but the hops most definately dominate. Not your typical brown ale I guess. Whilst the aromas are reasonably good, I find the flavours a little muddled. To my palate the sweetness of the malt does not really work with the flavours coming through from the hops. And whilst the bitterness is there at the finish it is not as aggresive as I thought nor does it seem to sit well with the rest of the beer. Palate is a little thin. For me a dark pale ale if that is possible rather than a brown ale
jonno (2345) - JAPAN - JUL 2, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Well its a dark malt’s little creatures pale..I guess that’s what we expected in the end. Nose is chocolate and citrus. In the mouth it is well bodied and light chocolate with the same kind of bitter, muddled finish the IPA had. Decent drinking, but not worth the $9 they are charging at some places in QLD!!
BeerChaser0078 (909) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 1, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Clear brownish amber pour with a creamy off-white head that lasts a while. Aroma is equal parts resiny hops and nutty, caramelly malt. Flavour is pretty similar; the hops are still resiny but slightly fruitier, with hints of passionfruit and lemon, while the nuttiness from the malt comes through quite strongly. Mouthfeel is slightly oily with moderate carbonation and a lingering bitter finish. Not a bad brown ale, a little rich but easy to drink. It’s nice to see Little Creatures broadening their horizons.
hawthorne00 (2474) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 1, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUL 28, 2010 Tap. Served insanely cold, left to warm to around 10C. Clear mid-brown with a light beige head. Aroma of caramel, grass and pears. Sweet and rather simple caramel backed with a grassy/ earthy bitterness that lingered. [3.1]
Bott 11C. Liked the hop aroma a bit better this time - there’s a bit of resin as well as grass. The malt side too shows a bit more complexity with some tropical fruit as well as big caramel. Doesn’t really go, though.