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Little Creatures Single Batch Brown Ale

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


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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 3.5/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mkel07 (5226) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gam (3909) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUL 30, 2010
Thick white head strong carbonation red brown clear pour aroma fruit light caramel flavour toasted malts caramel passionfruit grapefruit good bitter has a fizz morishing beer finish mildly gry fruit and malt lasting bitter good one

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hawthorne00 (3542) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 1, 2010
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maneliquor (3484) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bluevegie (3071) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 4, 2010
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jonno (2524) - JAPAN - JUL 2, 2010
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!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
OldMrCrow (2413) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 11, 2010
Pint bottle in Sydney.

Deep cola pour, moderate head. Interesting to pick up the cascade notes in the aroma atop a brown ale nuttiness; some gentle sweetness to the flavor and even roast, but the hops are doing the majority of the work here, making for an enjoyable and distinctive brown ale. Not in the league of their pale ale, but nevertheless very nice for an Australia craft beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Muggus69 (2142) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - JUL 22, 2010
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
davidm (2069) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUL 18, 2010
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
vanvenlo (1787) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - AUG 8, 2010
23-Jul-2010 (The Local Taphouse - Melbourne) - Light malt, hoppy fruit aroma. Light brown amber colour, ordinary head and decent lacing. Hoppy fruit and light sweet caramel malt flavour. Bitter finish and fruity hop aftertaste.

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