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

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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 3.49/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerChaser0078 (909) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 1, 2010
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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jonno (2129) - 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!!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bluevegie (3042) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hawthorne00 (2252) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mjollnir (384) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fletchfighters (1010) - 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
bluebetty (1019) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 3, 2010
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

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
vanvenlo (1152) - 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.

2.7
   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.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
ComradeK (922) - The Vale of Dundas, AUSTRALIA - AUG 28, 2010
Pint bottle. Pours a hazy dark brown, with a fairly small head that vanishes fairly quickly, yet does leave quite good lacing. The aroma is a confused mass of faint grainy notes. There are detectable notes of rye, white and sourdough bread, and a hint of citrus hops, which redeems it a little. The initial taste has some fairly agreeable citrus hops set against a weak white bread backdrop, and is far from excellent. The hops, however, quickly fade, replaced by an odd mixture of grain notes, similar to the aroma. The finish is harsh and abrupt, and the palate a little too watery. The real problem with this beer, as I see it, is that it tries to do far too much. It has not the usual one grain in the mix, but a bewildering array of seven. If it was simplified down a more standard one, or even two grains, it would be a fairly standard brown ale. Its plethora of cereals, however, creates a bizarre cacophony of weak grain notes, which overwhelms the beer. A poor performance from an otherwise excellent brewery.


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