Stew41 (1625) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - FEB 20, 2005
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a weak head. Nice colour - clear dark amber with nice hue. Expressive nose, hints of chocolate, some sweet malts (crystal?), quite nice. Mouthfeel failed to live up to the palate - just too light. Has some ok nutty notes and some ok bitterness on the finish but just not enough excitement in the flavour department.
ALLOVATE (2223) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - FEB 19, 2005
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
This one I tasted from the bottle into a dimple glass. Poured an auburn, dark gold with a fluffy loose off-white head, that slowly formed a dense half inch of foam (5 for 5 on appearance). On the nose, it had an unusual peaty husk, like freshly turned soil, and a tangerine whiff underneath. Mouth feel was light and slightly watered down. Nutty flavours of cashew, pecan, and walnut seemed to balance the fruity esters of lemon and orange. A little too subtle, though, flavour wise (I like my ambers full bodied and strong) but still not a bad brew.
Aarleks (409) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 16, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Poured a dark amber with a medium white head made up of big bubbles. Aroma was predominantly fruity with some herbal hops, and faint crystal malts. Crystal malts dominated the flavour with some earthy undertones from the hops. I found the beer somehwhat watery and powdery in the mouth. Not satisfying enough to be a good session beer. However, it did grow on me as it went.
beerledgend (1197) - Waterloo, Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 11, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark amber in colour with huge thick head. Floraly hopyy aroma. Hard to describe the tatse but well balanced.
madquacker (997) - Canberra ACT, AUSTRALIA - JUN 27, 2004
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Nice copper colour. Lots of citrus lemony flavours in this with the Little Creature Pale Ale hops taste in the background. A bit too watery & bland though for me.
Nemo (100) - Fremantle, AUSTRALIA - JUN 24, 2004
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This would have to be one of the best midstrength beers around - it has more bite than most of "mids" in which I have tried in the market. Golden with a decent head with hints of citric, fruity caramello taste.
AlphaOne (142) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 3, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Golden with a nice head. Aroma is caramelly buiscuity malt and fruity citrus hops. Flavour is dry with only a little grainy malt, citrusy hops dominate, lemony with a little grapefruit and orange. Firm bitterness lingers a little.
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - APR 20, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled, in sunny Sydney. Deep amber colour going towards brown ale territory, with a beige/brown fizzy head. Complex set of bisquity malt flavours. Another distinct beer from little creatures. Fruity hop notes contrast the initially malty opening of the beer.
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - FEB 27, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Wow this was extremely easy to drink, and had a nice hop character with some nice malty biscuity undertones. Has that little creatures pale ale aroma, the flavor is a little bland and watery at times, but overall very medium bodied, easy to drink and goes down smooth and crisp.
Muggus (193) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 25, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma that i've come to love from Little Creatures, just a bit weaker. Pours deep amber with a whiteish head. Flavour very similar again to the full strength version, just a bit watery for me. Easy to say this would be the best midstrength in the country, but for the price and quality the full strength is definately more worth it.