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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 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 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pyobon (1314) - 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.

   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 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 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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dredd (836) - 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.

   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 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 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

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