Little Beer Reviews


Grumbo
Little Beer Little Haka 3.7
Cask at The Swan, Bloomsbury, London. 3.5% ABV. Poured a golden/amber with a decent sized but quite short lasting white head, leaving good lacing. Aroma is sweet, well hopped, with floral notes. Medium+ sweetness with a good level of hoppy bitterness. Light/medium body, soft carbonation, texture a little sticky. Has a long bitterness to finish. For its ABV this is very good.
Wednesday, January 06, 2016

themightylazza
Little Beer Little Rosy 2.6
Pale red fruit beer with a light raspberry aroma, light carbonated raspberry flavour, weak watery finish. This is far too weak for its strength.
Thursday, December 31, 2015

olliejobbins
Little Beer Little Tenderness 3.1
Note that little beer have started bottling in more conventional 330ml bottles rather than 375ml therefore the deScription isnít applicable any more. 330ml bottle from nelson wines. Pours a hazy amber with thin caramel coloured head. Aroma is of weak malts, a little grass and toffee. Quite heavily carbonated. Dry hops, crystal malts and a dry finish.
Wednesday, December 23, 2015

joe19612
Little Beer Little Slow 3.2
Ascot 2015. Pours a gold colour with a thin white head, light malt and citrus aroma, taste is bitter and hoppy with a crisp dry finish.
Sunday, November 01, 2015

olliejobbins
Little Beer Little & Often 3
Pint on cask at Gomshall Mill. Pours a clear amber with thin soapy layer of bubbles. Aroma is crystal malts, soap, grain, resin and straw. Very thin watery body. very dry and bitter. Resin/grain after taste.
Thursday, October 29, 2015

BeerViking
Little Beer Little Haka 3.2
Gravity at Twickenham beer festival 2015, brown with a lasting thin head, malty and lightly aromatic, with a hint of toast. Bitter-sweet, toasty sweet malt, a little toffee, twiggy hops, distant hints of orange zest.
Friday, October 23, 2015

ClubGonzo
Little Beer Little Spirit 2
Bottle from Kris Wines, London. Pours a deep amber-hued brown body with a small off-white head. Nose is hard leather tones, smoke, peat, old ropes, wood and hints of caramel, toffee, grains and phenolic band aid tones. Taste is smoke, peat, leather, old ropes, grains and hints of medicine and licorice. Medium body, high carbonation. Way overdone; the Ardbeg takes all and leaves little barley wine behind and the body suffers from the barrel aging as well.
Monday, July 13, 2015

mR_fr0g
Little Beer Fireside Tale 3.2
Bottle shared at the Cotteridge convention, 24/01/2015. Clear golden / light amber coloured pour with a lasting creamy head. Aroma is earthy, honey malt, light berries. Flavour is composed fo light slightly stale malts, semi-sweet. Palate is a bit dull and lifeless, stale.
Wednesday, June 17, 2015

mR_fr0g
Little Beer Little Spirit 2.8
Bottle shared at the Cotteridge convention, 24/01/2015. Thanks to the Osprey. Aroima is plasticy phenols, medicinal tcp. Clouded dark caramel coloured pour with a lasting thin tan head. Flavour is dirty earthy, wood, mineral, charrd wood. Weird beer.
Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Maakun
Little Beer Little Spirit 3.1
Bottle shared, thanks to Olliejobbins for the trade. Almost black with light beige head. Extremely peated, light coffee, iodine, really pure and strong iodine, some malts and massive roasted coffee. Red Porto wine, old pillow cases (?), farm animals. Taste is light bitter peat. Medium bodied. Ok, this is one extreme peaty punch in the mouth but still not bad. Extremely earthy.
Sunday, June 14, 2015

kermis
Little Beer Little Spirit 2.8
Bottle shared thanks to Maakun. Pours cloudy brown with a tan head. Aroma of massive peat overwhelming everything else, but with a touch of caramel, toffee and malt behind. Flavour is over moderate sweet and moderate bitter. Over medium bodied with light carbonation.
Sunday, June 14, 2015

deanso
Little Beer Little Spirit 3.2
bottle courtesy of and shared with Maakun. Smokey aroma. decnt creamy tan head. Clear deep burgundy pour. Smokey taste. I donít understand the low ratings. Itís a lovely beer
Sunday, June 14, 2015

TBone
Little Beer Little Icarus 2.6
Bottle 500ml (from Utobeer)
Hazy yellow color, good white head, Fruity, pear, yeasty aroma, quite homebrewish feeling in the nose. Medium-bodied. Quite sweet, pear, apple, orange peel, coriander, honeyish. Sweet and fruity. Sweet witbier.

Saturday, June 06, 2015

oh6gdx
Little Beer Little Icarus 3.2
Bottled. Hazy yellow colour, small off-white head. Aroma is fruity, floral, some mild wooden notes as well as some wheat and mild acidicness. Flavour is fruity, floral, some citrus,zest nad mild spiced notes. Refreshing, and actually a quite ok Witbier for being from outside of Belgium.
Saturday, June 06, 2015

MrBlueSky93
Little Beer Little Smooth Milk Stout 3.6
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines, Birmingham. Pours black, dark brown, single finger creamy white head. Aroma of chocolate, smokiness, coffee, cream...Taste of initial milk chocolate, creamy texture, milky touches, coffee, light malts, touch of smokiness. Very Nice.
Thursday, May 28, 2015

RichTheVillan
Little Beer 1917 2.7
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; clear light copper pour with a frothy beige head, sweet malt and tin aroma, taste is very sweet, with some grain a hint of toffee, not much hop going on, some bread, pretty basic.
Thursday, April 23, 2015

Rob_D_UK
Little Beer Little Snug 3.2
Pours a dark but clear copper with a slightly off white head. Grassy hop aroma. Taste is smooth and sweet.
Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Rob_D_UK
Little Beer Little Rosy 3.2
Pours a dark reddish amber with a white head. Strong raspberry aroma and the taste is sweet berries with a touch of bitterness, refreshing.
Tuesday, April 14, 2015

RichTheVillan
Little Beer Little Smooth Milk Stout 2.8
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; pitch black pour with a frothy beige head, chocolate aroma, taste has cocoa, malts, dark fruit, some malty action, ok.
Monday, April 06, 2015

RichTheVillan
Little Beer Little Snug 3.4
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; hazy light copper pour with a thin off white head, fruit and malt aroma, taste is nutty with some dark fruits, a hint of toffee, robust malts.
Sunday, April 05, 2015

RichTheVillan
Little Beer Little Harvest 3.1
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; clear light copper pour with a foamy beige head, toffee and spice aroma, taste has caramel, some bread dough, banana, some fruit action.
Sunday, April 05, 2015

Rob_D_UK
Little Beer Little Wild 3.5
Murky copper pour with a white head. Light floral hop aroma. Really light taste, refreshing.
Wednesday, April 01, 2015

BeerViking
Little Beer Fireside Tale 3.4
Bottle from RealAle.com, a little caramel and smoke on the nose, body is malty with light notes of toasted caramel, bitter orange and faintly of smoked ham. Lingering dry citrus-bitterness and caramel sweetness.
Wednesday, April 01, 2015

RichTheVillan
Little Beer Little Slow 3.3
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; clear amber pour with a frothy off white head, malt and caramel aroma, taste has bread dough, light citrus, caramel, sweet honey, ok.
Tuesday, March 31, 2015

RichTheVillan
Little Beer Little Icarus 3.3
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; clear golden yellow pour with a frothy white head, citrus and hint of spice in the aroma, taste has lemon, light clove spice, crisp malts, some honey, powerful carbonation.
Monday, March 30, 2015

RichTheVillan
Little Beer Little Vienna 2.8
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; clear amber pour with a frothy off white head, aroma has grain and some citrus, taste has bread dough, some caramel, light citrus, bitter finish, basic stuff.
Monday, March 30, 2015

RichTheVillan
Little Beer Little Tenderness 2.7
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; clear copper pour with a big frothy beige head, aroma has malt and caramel, taste has sweet caramel, some smoke and malt action, a hint of citrus.
Thursday, March 26, 2015

RichTheVillan
Little Beer Little Haka 2.6
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; dark copper pour with creamy beige head, aroma of malt and caramel, taste has some stale grainy malt, struggling to find any NZ hop character, Iíve got 8 other little beers to go hope they over deliver.
Thursday, March 26, 2015

jmgreenuk
Little Beer Little Smooth Milk Stout 3.4
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines, Birmingham. Poured a clear dark brown with a round bubbly off white head. The aroma is smooth dark chocolate. The flavour is moderate sweet with a smooth, hop bitter, light chocolate, liqourice palate. Medium to full bodied with average carbonation. A little too much life for a milk stout.
Monday, March 23, 2015

olliejobbins
Little Beer Little Smooth Milk Stout 3.6
I swear I added this at Christmas time. anyway, pintt at the gomshall mill. Dark black pour with stable head. Aroma is coffee, chocolate and malts. Nice full mouth feel. It is certainly smooth. Bitter malts on the finish. Nice stout.
Thursday, March 19, 2015

Desverger
Little Beer Little Tenderness 2.9
Tap@The Rake, London - amber coloured pout with tiny off-white head. Citrus fruity and sweet malty aroma and taste, some caramel, toffee, ok.
Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Leighton
Little Beer Fireside Tale 3.3
Bottle shared at the Cotteridge Convention 2015. Pours clear amber with a creamy head. Bready, quite sweet, with lots ofo ripe berries. Light to medium bodied with fine carbonation. Finishes sweet and slightly sticky with notes of toffee, ripening fruits, berries and bread. Tasty.
Saturday, March 14, 2015

Leighton
Little Beer Little Spirit 2.7
Bottle shared at the Cotteridge Convention 2015. Pours deep amber with a creamy tan head. Massive peat and TCP on this one, with secondary notes of ham and plastic. Full bodied with fine carbonation and chewy texture. Hot finish with lasting impressions of plastic and peat. A bit rough overall.
Friday, March 13, 2015

teorn88
Little Beer Little Rosy 3.3
33cl fancy bottle split at The Rake, London. It pours a hazy amber/ruby color with a small tan head. Aroma is grainy, bready, fruity, with notes of raspberry jam and tart red currants. Taste is crispy and fruity, lightly sweet and perfumy, with notes of roses, raspberries, tart cherries, wheat and hay. Light to medium bodied with good carbonation. Overall, probably the best Little Beer tried so far, as itís not much sweeter than style guidelines
Thursday, March 12, 2015

teorn88
Little Beer Little Icarus 2.9
33cl fancy bottle split at The Rake, London. It pours a clean straw color with a minimal white head. Aroma is grainy and sweet, with notes of wheat, hay, bubble-gum, honey melon. Taste is sweet and fruity, with notes of peaches, honey melon, caramel, starch. Light bodied with good carbonation. Overall, doesnít really hit the mark as a witbier given the sweetness
Thursday, March 12, 2015

teorn88
Little Beer Little Smooth Milk Stout 3.1
33cl fancy bottle split at The Rake, London. It pours a dark copper/brown color with a minimal tan head. Aroma is sweet and lightly boozy, with notes of caramel, malts, biscuit, milk chocolate and liquor. Taste is again sweet with more caramel, biscuit, liquor and chocolate. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Overall, ok stout
Thursday, March 12, 2015

teorn88
Little Beer Little Slow 2.7
33cl fancy bottle split at The Rake, London. It pours a light golden color with a minimal white head. Aroma is sweet and malty, with starch and bread. Taste is again medium sweet and only lightly crisp and grainy. Light to medium bodied with medium carbonation. Overall, not what I look for in a pilsener, too sweet
Thursday, March 12, 2015

teorn88
Little Beer Little Wild 3
Keg at The Rake, London. It pours a clean golden color with a small off-white head. Aroma is bitter and hoppy, with notes of grass, earth, leaves, floral. taste is quite dry and bitter, with more earth, dried leaves, hay and floral. Medium bodied with lively carbonation. Overall, not great
Thursday, March 12, 2015

teorn88
Little Beer 1917 3.1
Keg at The Rake, London. It pours a clean golden color with a small white head. Aroma is grainy and mildly sweet, with some bread, caramel and citrus notes. Taste is similarly lightly sweet and medium grainy, with more bread, starch, citrus peel notes. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Overall, decent attempt at a style I donít go crazy about
Thursday, March 12, 2015

teorn88
Little Beer Little Vienna 2.8
Keg at The Rake, London. It pours a clean amber color with minimal white head. Aroma is bready, grainy, with notes of caramel and alcohol. Taste is quite sweet and grainy, with more bread, biscuit, dried leaves, alcohol. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Overall, meh
Thursday, March 12, 2015

teorn88
Little Beer Little Harvest 2.9
Keg at The Rake, London. It pours a clean ruby color with no head. Aroma is sweet and boozy, with note of caramel, toffee, liquor. Taste is again boozy and sweet, with more cognac, alcohol, caramel and toffee. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Overall, below par
Thursday, March 12, 2015

teorn88
Little Beer Little Tenderness 2.7
Keg at The Rake, London. It pours a clean ruby color with no head. Aroma is malty and sweet, lightly floral and citrousy. Taste is medium sweet and lightly bitter, with notes of citrus peel, bread, dried leavesand caramel. Light bodied with lively carbonation. Overall, bland
Thursday, March 12, 2015

teorn88
Little Beer Little Snug 2.8
Keg at The Rake, London. It pours a clean amber red color with no head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramely, piney and citrousy. Taste is medium bitter and lightly sweet, with notes of caramel, malt, grains, pine needles, citrus peel. Light bodied with lively carbonation. Overall, unexciting and quite bland
Thursday, March 12, 2015

madmitch76
Little Beer Little Spirit 2.4
8th March 2015
Almost opaque amber - brown beer, small pale cream colour head. Big TCP on the nose. Palate is airy and semi dry, mild fine carbonation. Mild dry malts with mild sweetness. A good deal of band aid and TCP. Dry malt cream and mild spice before a dry finish. Pretty much all TCP. Meh!

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Rob_D_UK
Little Beer Little Vienna 3.3
Light copper body with a white head. Bread and alcohol on the aroma and the taste is malty upfront with a bitter finish.
Monday, March 09, 2015

Theydon_Bois
Little Beer Fireside Tale 3.1
Bottle split at the Cotteridge Bash, 24/01/15 thanks to Danyell who lost to England 16-21 a few weeks later. Clear golden with a decent off white covering. Nose is tangy dark fruits, spice, toffee, caramel, light charr effect. Taste comprises light papery notes, caramel, dark malt presence, more fruit. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Ok.
Monday, February 23, 2015

Theydon_Bois
Little Beer Little Spirit 2.9
Bottle split at the Cotteridge Bash, 24/01/15 thanks to Herr_Osprey. Mahogany brown with a light beige cap. Nose is TCP, woodwork class, medicinal vibeage, over peated. Taste settles down a little, more TCP medicana, hints of biscuit and toffee. Medium + body, strange prickly carbonation for a BW - overcooked, semi drying close. Miss but not a total car crash.
Monday, February 23, 2015

thepeter
Little Beer Little Wild 3.1
pours peachy golden with a billowy head that looks like meringue and was film by the end leaving decent lacing. aroma full of green hops, minerals and some metal. not much citrus or fruits but some floral action. Again, lots of mineral and even some earth in the taste. bitterness from the pith of a grapefruit but not much of the fruit. bit of veggie flavor as well. palate is a bit lively carbonation is active. Overall not bad but not what I look for in an IPA. Too aggressive all around, but refreshing.
Sunday, February 22, 2015

Stuu666
Little Beer Little Slow 3
Bottle at Craigís. Pours golden amber, nose is dull toffee, taste is sweet, thin, floral.
Wednesday, February 18, 2015

47574xeCD
Little Beer Fireside Tale 3.1
Bottle Share at Cotteridge Convention 24/01/15. Poured a clear gold with small white covering, Aroma of malt and Ryebread, malty notes, some roast, but a little bland.
Thursday, February 12, 2015