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Little Creatures Single Batch East Kent Goldings Ale

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


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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.18/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
So, itís fair to say that we have a bit of a thing for hops and that we get a little excited over this botanical species in the brewery. weíve worked with a bucket load of hop varieties over the years and we thought itíd be a great idea to showcase a classic for this single batch release, East Kent Goldings. An ale with all the refinement of old english tradition, but with the heart of a true hop head, this single hop brew delivers classic, earthy EKG characters from a very liberal dry hopping regime all tied together with a good mix of Pale, Munich and Crystal malts. Tally Ho !

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gam (3909) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - FEB 27, 2011
Large frothy head medium strong carbonation deep golden pour aromas grassy fruity citrus flavour medium ibu citrus hop nutty earthy taste toffee malt good session ale like a good lager to me finish fruit hop aftertaste grassy mild bitter earthyness

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Davros (2831) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - FEB 19, 2011
Pours amber with a large lasting head. Nose shows some herbal, grassy hops with soft sweet clean malt underneath. The herbal earthy hops continue as a flavour backed by sweet bready and cookie dough-like malt. Carbonation is a little high. No real faults, but Iíve never found EKG to be a particularly interesting hop variety.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jonno (2524) - JAPAN - FEB 18, 2011
Golden Ale? Why is this a deep amber brown colour? bzzzz incorrect. This is an ESB, maybe a heavy bitter. Big malty body with caramel and bread giving way to a light bitter finish of flowery hops. Quite one dimensional and straight forward. For Volcanicbeat - Little creatures came up and changed tha game Pale ale was off the chain Bought out by Lion Nathan and what a shame The leash was tightened and our palates waz pained - Breakdown.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bluevegie (3071) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - FEB 15, 2011
Tried at Little Creatures both on tap and handpump also out of the bottle. Clear, light golden/amber body, a touch of sweetness on the start of the aroma then the hops and touch of crystal. In the taste light pleasant bitterness, light caramel and earthy hop notes. Not too adventurous but reliable enough.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
hawthorne00 (3542) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - FEB 14, 2011
Bottle. Clear amber with a large white head. Pears, light caramel, biscuit, some flowers and earth. Taste is then unexpectedly quite peppery upfront with some earthy bitterness prominent too. Very light malts are barely sweet. Far too carbonated mouthfeel. After sitting for a while pear and light biscuits emerge and the finish is more dry and earthy than astringent. Cries out to be served from a handpump.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ndon (857) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2011
On tap at Harts Pub in Sydney. While I agree that this isnít the best single batch Little Creatures have made, it is still very good. Seems very much an English Pale Ale, fruity but muted hops, strong caramel malt. Drank this until the keg went off.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
maneliquor (3484) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - FEB 11, 2011
Does not deliver like their other single batches. Too light and boring. After reading the description on the bottle, i was expecting something along the lines of a hoppy ale and, to be fair, it does have a pleasant hop backing, but it is as minimul as can be. Pours a light amber with a medium white head which disappears quickly to nothing. Aromas of floral hops, banana and sweet malts. Flavours of apple, dried hops, sweet malts. Seems to have some underlying peanuts and cashews in there. Palate is as thin as water. So disappointing considering there single batches have been pretty decent to date

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