BarossaLuke (552) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 11, 2009
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 (1326) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - OCT 5, 2008
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 (2762) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - SEP 8, 2008
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!