mkel07 (3394) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 20, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml bottle. Coppery teak colour with a full caramel coloured foam crown. Sweet aromas of caramel, hops and malt. Smooth on the palate and very easy to drink as it is hoppy and mildly bitter. O good effort and I look forward to trying the rest of the range from Lobethal.
Stew41 (1736) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - JAN 19, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Solid beer. Works the style well, particularly on the nose with great cut of hops and mildly caramalised malts. Slightly more aggressive to taste as some IPA-like metallic flavours come through. Quite fizzy, perhaps to a mild fault.
Davros (1946) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JAN 14, 2010
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours ruby with a nice head that quickly fades to a layer.
Aroma shows loads of juicy, fruity hops with some piney resin as well. A fair bit of clean malt is present.
Lots of caramelised and almost toasty malt flavours show through, but seem almost harsh. Quite prominent bitterness, though the malt still overshadows.
Carbonation is too high.
BeerChaser0078 (909) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - DEC 5, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Clear, dark amber body with a bubbly, quickly diminishing beige head. Hoppy aroma has notes of caramel, pine, citrus and mint. Flavour is both hoppy and malty with additional notes of toffee, nuts, chocolate and spice. Medium bodied with a slightly thin mouthfeel and a fairly long spicy, bitter finish. Pretty good APA, not the best Australian example, but in the same league.
bluevegie (3053) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 1, 2009
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear reddy amber body with no head. Mainly light caramel showing in both aroma and taste. Not too sure about this beer need to try it again sometime.
bluebetty (1019) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 24, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown. Not expected for the style. Dense slightly off white head that hangs around for a while leaving really nice lacing. Great aromas of citrus & pine hops balanced by biscuit and toasted malt. Flavours show heaps of resiny hops with heaps of malt in the background. Finish is quite bitter thanks to both the hops and troasted malt. Canbonation is a little too high so the mouthfeel is a little off but a great beer all the same
nate2g (1548) - Boomtown! / Waikato, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 15, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Kings Head Hotel, Adelaide. Dark amber with a small off white head. Nice fruity aroma of lychee and citrus and biscuit malt. The flavour is bursting with juicy hop flavours made up of tropical fruit and a good malt backbone of biscuit malt gives support. Smooth and bitter in the mouthfeel with a noticeable resiny hop presence. An extremely quaffable pale ale.
BarossaLuke (540) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 11, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
Deep amber colour with fluffy white head. Nose is complex hop and malty, hard to pick the exact hop or combo of hops. Really quite creamy and rich on the palate with lots of fruity hoppiness. I found this to be a little heavy though, I prefer a lighter bodied plae ale style especially in the current heat.
eczematic (1319) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - OCT 5, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
wtf i’ve seen stouts paler than this "pale" ale - well only one really (that sri lankan one whatever it was called) but if this was daylight the sun is definitely behind the hills already. appearance = 7 pm. aroma = 7 am after it has rained in a pine forest. and perhaps the campers are toasting some bread for breakfast - it’s probably estonian black rye bread - and have just halved a grapefruit with brown sugar. flavour is fat, earthy/malty and sweet and then citric and bitter. like arrogant bastard watered down, at least in the dark crystal malt and yank hops combination. clean and flavoursome, but just not the sort of beer i’m into - similar to moobrew’s dark ale with some extra body.
Muggus69 (1199) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - SEP 8, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle, Bottled April 2008. First thing I notice about this badboy is the colour of the body! Deep amber with a creamy off-white head...is this an American-style Amber ale? My suspicions are only confirmed when I take a whiff; big ripe stonefruits peach/nectarine, rich crystal malts toffee, caramel, mild roastiness, some grass in the background. Mouthfeel is fantastic, creamy moderate carbonation, excellent balance of malt sweetness and hop sharpness, lingering for a good while. Big hop character on the body, of the likes are very uncommon in Aussie APA clones; pine, lemon zest, peach pip, with a grainy crystal toffee sweetness standing up to the tyraid. Finishes the slightest bit astrigent with a bold bitterness and lingering hop tang. Fantastic! Very similiar to homebrewed American Amber ales i’ve tried. As far as large scale Aussie-made APA’s go, this could well give Little Creatures a run for its money!