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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jade (433) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 9, 2010
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mjollnir (397) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - JUL 28, 2010
568mL bottle. Pours dark golden brown with a small off white head that leaves some lacing. Aromas of caramel, grass and citrus. Low sweetness, low bitterness, some hop flavours. Light-medium bodied, soft-medium carbonation and a bit starchy in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mattyhennessy (376) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Threepwood (107) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 14, 2010
Not a laid back as an English and not as hop crazy as an American, this is a really nice interpretation of a Brown that I’d love to see them take mainstream.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RyansRatings (43) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 20, 2010
Pours a perfect deep onion brown colour, with ample off white foam. Gently carbonated, but that’s about all an Ale should be. The nose shows sweet & spicy hops, clean as a whistle. The palate is initially opulent and obscenely malty, before a reasonably bitter kick towards the back. Fantastic style & execution. The best beer I’ve had from this brewery.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
whiterabbit (28) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 1, 2010
Not my favourite brew from Little Creatures. Pours dark brown (as you would expect woth this variety) with quickly dissapearing head. Sweet aroma with nice bitterness up front with a smooth finish. Good example of a brown ale.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
grantw (18) - , AUSTRALIA - AUG 24, 2010
Nice aroma, and generally agreeable flavours over a relatively thin body, but a nice beer halfway between the english northern brown ales and the american brown ale styles.

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