Brewed by Little Creatures Brewing (Lion Co.)
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Fremantle, Australia


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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 2.93/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.9/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 38   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
The Bee Gees, Neapolitan ice-cream, lines in a haiku, blind mice... some things are just better in threes. There is even a phrase that goes omne perfectum, meaning everyhting that comes in three’s is perfect (and hey, who’s arguing with Latin!?)

That’s why our newest Single Batch is called The Rule of Three, because it balances three of our favourite things, assertive hops, biscuity malt and spicy yeast... if you wanted to peg it down to a style, it’s a Belgian Dubbel meets an English Special Bitter.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Dervock (1407) - - JUN 20, 2014
Bottle - pours dark orange with nice off white head. Lots of caramel on the aroma with some spice and a hint of something soapy. Taste is bit disappointing, not a lot up front then a bit a slight bitterness at the end. Palate is thin.

TedE (1392) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - FEB 19, 2015
Pint bottle into pint glass. Distant nose, spicy hops on the horizon? Copper beer with tiny off white head, bubbles on the side of the glass. Nice medium body, a bit spritzy. Toasted malt finish. It’s like a good English bitter, nice.

ShaneJ (898) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 21, 2014
Bottle from Beer Cartel (April 2014). Hazy copper/brown, frothy off-white head, candy sugar, biscuity malt, cinnamon, banana, earthy hops, sweet malt with nice Belgian characters, silky texture, medium body. Interesting combination.

mkel07 (6216) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 10, 2014
On tap at Brewski April 2014. The best single batch offering for a long time. Fills the mouth with a creamy smooth texture and big explosion of flavour.

mattyhennessy (376) - Highton, AUSTRALIA - AUG 7, 2014
A mish mash beer... that sort of works? There’s traces of different beers in there. Biscuity malty flavours of an English bitter, earthy hop flavours, and then a banana-yeast aroma from the Belgian yeast. Very cloudy brown pour with a beige dissipating head. It wasn’t a favourite of mine, but it did taste okay as a one-off.

Niksko (624) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 17, 2014
Pours dark golden with a fluffy off white head. Nose is caramelised sugar, some banana. Flavor is more caramelised sugar, banana, some citrus (mild), and interestingly I get a little mochi flavor in there, a japanese rice paste dessert. Seems like perhaps it’s slightly past it’s prime. Not bad. Medium body, slightly fizzy.

vinhol (344) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 14, 2014
pint bottle from low buy Lilydale aroma is citrus hops hazy golden in colour taste is ok hops and spicy bitterness ok

Maris (1557) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - JUN 10, 2014
From a 568ml bottle on 10/6/2014. Pours a dark golden with a smallish head. Has a perhaps slightly stale fruity aroma with the touch of yeast at the back. The flavour features some sweet and sour citrus fruit up front (lemon, lime, mandarin, grapefruit), followed by some spicy Belgian yeast notes, and finishes off with a moderate dry bitterness. Has a medium to full body and slightly above average carbonation. While a long way from hitting the bullseye, I’ll give props to LC for producing something quite unusual and relatively interesting. Certainly much better than the current score would suggest in my humble opinion.

ALLOVATE (3049) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 20, 2014
Just on cool and into a snifter. Hazy copper hued orange with no visible life. A short-lived wash of white atop. Supple notes of papaya, guava and lychee on the nose. A little lemon peel infused in honey springs to mind also - quite pleasant. Quite woody, nutty, raw and dominated by an unending taste of pine-nuts - I don’t like pine-nuts. As it warms it is like chewing on toothpicks. Need to swill some water between sips. Body is good and it does feel good upon the palate. A juicy, tangy, tongue twisting tropical fruit flavour builds as it warms further. Carbonation low. Drawn, dry, parching swallow. Oh, so, so long with the pine nuts. Not my cup of tea! (50cL, BB 16/11/14, Dan Murphy’s Currambine)

ComradeK (1250) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 17, 2014
1 pint bottle. Pours a hazy deep gold, with a small off-white head, which lasts fairly well and leaves a little lacing. Biscuit malt, floral Goldings notes and an odd, twiggy phenolic note make up the aroma. Mild floral and spice hops up front give way to a strange, crisp Pink Lady apple flavour in the mid-palate. Biscuit malt comes into the finish, but the odd apple flavour lingers in the aftertaste. This is not one of Little Creatures’ better efforts, to be honest. I can’t really pick any trace of dubbel: to me it just tastes like a bitter, only with that odd apple flavour, which upsets the balance of the whole affair. Pretty missable.

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