Little Creatures Single Batch Brown Ale

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


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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 3.5/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fletchfighters (1493) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
floydian1 (1436) - FNQ, Australia, - AUG 19, 2010
Bottle into pint glass. Pours bronzed brown with a good sized yellowish-tinged white head. Aroma is toasty dark malts with prominent tropical fruity hops. Palate is nicely balanced between the sweet malt base and the fruity lingering bitter hop finish. Easily drinkable smooth mouthfeel with a medium body and lowish carbonation. Very enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pyobon (1378) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - SEP 4, 2010
Bottle. Clear brown with small head. Nice aroma with a mix of malts and hops. Medium body and carbonation. The flavour has a floral hop and tangy start with a rich and hoppy fairly bitter finish. Overall its a very nice beer, although its an unusual brown ale with plenty of hops.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
ComradeK (1198) - Sydney, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
bluebetty (1021) - 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

   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. Its nice to see Little Creatures broadening their horizons.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dredd (882) - Bentleigh, AUSTRALIA - SEP 10, 2010
Excellent beer, pour is chestnut brown with thin tan head. Aroma that is a mix of citrus and spice. Flavour is great, upfront light malt that moves in to a great mix of breadiness citrus and persistant bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ndon (857) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2010
pours a deep clear brown with an average off white head. roasted malts with a really tasty caramel malt on the finish. quite a tasty drop

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bmeup (669) - Ormeau, AUSTRALIA - SEP 10, 2010
Kind of unusual Brown Ale and another jem from LCB. Well hopped and malty. Worth it but never rate beer on price anyway.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
BarossaLuke (552) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 27, 2010
Deep amber/light brown colour. Aroma really packs a nice hoppy aroma, quite complex with good malt there too. Palate backs this up with medium to full body, sweet caramel malt and clean bitterness. Im really enjoying this beer, great flavour would definitely order again. On tap, Wheatsheaf Hotel, Adelaide.

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