Little Beer Reviews




BeardedAvenger
2.8
Little Beer Little Wild
Bought at Surrey Wine Cellar, Chobham. New label design, bottle style and ABV at 5.9%. Underpowered aroma - a touch of grass and spruce. Bright amber, a tad opaque. Extremely lively carbonation, resulting in a massive off-white head. Bitter - with a harsh edge to it. Underlying juiciness. Grapefruit, quinine, tangerine, herbs. Medium bodied and slick. Somewhat astringent finish. Unbalanced - the harsh bitterness overpowers everything else and leaves a bad taste in the mouth.
Friday, June 16, 2017

ManVsBeer
3.1
Little Beer Little & Often
Cask @ Thornbury Castle, London. Clear dark amber with next to no head. Grainy-malty with a small sticky-sweet texture.
Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Mr_Pink_152
3.3
Little Beer Little Geyser
Tried at the craft rooms lincoln. Deep golden colour with an off white. Aroma had caramel and berries. Taste has light malty and berry sweetness. Light Body.
Saturday, June 10, 2017

Mr_Pink_152
3.4
Little Beer Little & Often
Tried at the Craft Rooms Lincoln T 3.5%. Rich redish brown colour with a thin tan head. Aroma has light caramel with malty fruit. Taste dry towards the finish. Medium body.
Saturday, June 10, 2017

BeardedAvenger
3.1
Little Beer Little Rosy
Bottle from Secrett’ s Farm Shop. Currently retired. Back at 5.5%, from previous 5.0%.Strong raspberry aroma, with an almost boozy edge. An opaque orange-amber. Thick bubbly white head. Short-last lived sweetness. Then a sour tinged bitterness kicks in. The raspberry’ s there alongside citrus and a saltiness. However it’s never more than medium and somewhat one note. Relatively light bodied. An oilyness to it. Most impact comes from the carbonation. Dry astringent finish. Was hoping for a summer refresher but a bit boring and too dry.
Saturday, May 27, 2017

kwik-lime
3.4
Little Beer Little Tenderness
Keg at JDWs in Surbiton. Rich red colour with lasting head. Good hop character, some resin and hints of smoke. A bit over fizzy but otherwise a good beer.
Saturday, May 27, 2017

jmgreenuk
3.6
Little Beer Little Haka
33cl bottle. Poured a crystal clear medium amber with a frothy white head. The aroma is grainy malt, yeast, light creamy caramel toffee, biscuit dough. The flavour is moderate bitter with a light frothy watery fruity metallic hop bitter palate. Medium bodied with average carbonation.
Friday, May 19, 2017

BeardedAvenger
3.5
Little Beer Friary Meux Audit Ale
Bottle from Inn At Home, Guildford. Malty caramel and hay. Herbs and a veg edge then come through. An opaque medium brown. Creamy off-white head. Surprisingly light - some sweetness followed by maltyness that builds in strength. Light bitter finish. I guess there’s also a house hint of alcohol in the finish. Medium bodied. Slick. Soft carbonation. Muted finish. Hmm, not sure what to make of it. A very polite English Strong Ale, but then it is from Guildford! Drinkable. Enjoyable. Low impact.
Monday, May 15, 2017

Mr_Pink_152
3
Little Beer Little Vienna
Tried at the Craft Rooms, Lincoln. Orange to amber colour with a beige head. Fruity malty aroma and taste, a touch of caramel. Medium body.
Saturday, May 13, 2017

Mr_Pink_152
3.3
Little Beer Little Smooth Milk Stout
On tap at the Craft Rooms, Lincoln. Black colour with a tan head. Aroma smooth milk chocolate, with coffee, and light fruit. Taste isn’t as sweet as some milk stouts, but roasted bitter and fruity. Medium body.
Saturday, May 13, 2017

BeardedAvenger
3
Little Beer Little Geyser
Cask at Egham Beer Fest, 13/04/17. Sweet malty aroma. Bright amber. Thin white head. Light sweet. Caramel. A touch of malts/umami. Light bodied. Slick mouthfeel. Restrained carbonation and a relatively abrupt finish. Refreshing enough but as a whole it insubstantial. Forgotten as soon as the glass has been drained.
Friday, April 14, 2017

BeerViking
3.6
Little Beer Little Tenderness
Keg at the Lyric, deep mahogany with a thin head, fresh floral toffee nose, roasty, rich and bitter sweet, with burnt toffee and resin.
Tuesday, April 4, 2017

jmgreenuk
3.1
Little Beer Little Wild
Bottle from Beers of Europe. Poured a hazy medium amber with a fizzy white head and a few bubbles. The aroma is grainy malt, some fruity hop notes. The flavour is moderate bitter with a light, smooth, fruity, light floral hop bitter palate. Medium bodied with lively carbonation.
Monday, March 27, 2017

jmgreenuk
3.3
Little Beer Little & Often
33cl bottle. Poured a hazy medium amber with a frothy white head. The aroma is bretty yeast, light fruit. The flavour is moderate to light sour with a yeasty tart fruit, grainy malt, light spice palate. Medium bodied with average carbonation.
Monday, March 13, 2017

imdownthepub
2.9
Little Beer Little Haka
Cask conditioned at The King’s Head, Waterloo, London. Amber with white head. Quite a thinnish beer, lacks some depth, there is a leafy hopped note, some earthiness. It’s all a little too simple really.
Thursday, March 2, 2017

andrepintado
2.6
Little Beer 1917
Can from craft can directoru. Orange to copper color. Thin white head. Medium high sweetness, medium light bitterness. Aroma and flavour is caramel, hops, vanilla, spices. What more?
Thursday, February 16, 2017

foxo82
3.1
Little Beer Little Icarus
Bottle. Blond with a thick head o’ foam. Taste is slight lemon, bready, very little bitterness. Short finish.
Sunday, January 8, 2017

fonefan
2.9
Little Beer Little Spirit

Bottle 375ml.

[ As Little Beer Little Spirit ].
Clear dark brown color with a large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, caramel, peat, smoke, iodine. Flavor is moderate sweet with a long duration, peaty, smoke, medicine, sweet malt, alcohol, iodine. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft, finish feel is light alcoholic. [20141206]
5-4-7-3-10

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Grumbo
3.2
Little Beer Little Vienna
Catching up on ratings from GBBF 2016. From cask. Poured golden brown with a small off white head. Hoppy, floral aroma. Medium sweetness, light bitterness. Toward medium bodied. Quite drinkable.
Wednesday, November 16, 2016

BeardedAvenger
3.2
Little Beer Little Smooth Milk Stout
Bottle at home. Bought at Inn At Home, Guildford. Sweet aroma - reminds me of cheap chocolate and mocha. Dark and glossy appearance. Loses a point for the rapid retreat of the beige head. Sweet with a bitter finish - somewhat subdued. Getting malts, coffee berries and some chocolate but not much impact. Smooth bodied. Soft mouthfeel. Dry finish. Goes down well but only the bitter finish has any vigour.
Sunday, November 6, 2016

Theydon_Bois
3.2
Little Beer Little Tenderness
Bottle at home, 15/10/16. Clear amber with a well appointed beige cap that retains well - a real looker of a beer and a straight FIVE ! Nose is biscuit, toffee, light fruit esters, toasted grains. Taste comprises biscuit malt, light fruit loaf, toasted grains, sprinkle of brown sugar, caramel. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Fine for style.
Saturday, October 15, 2016

Theydon_Bois
3.4
Little Beer Little Slow
Bottle at home, 11/10/16. Light golden with a well appointed off white head of bubbles that retains well, carbonation well evident. Nose is pale malts, bread, toasted grains, tangerine, melon, straw. Taste comprises bready malts, vanilla, light citric rinds, melon, pale malts, straw. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Decent well constructed pils, flavour and refreshment are delivered in tandem.
Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Theydon_Bois
3.2
Little Beer Little & Often
Bottle at home, 10/10/16. Almost clear copper golden with a well appointed head of egg shell white bubbledom. Nose is light spice, bitter orange, toasted grains, biscuit, toffee. Taste comprises biscuit malt, spice, rye bread, toasted grains, light caramel, faint spice. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with light hop bitterness. Not bad for the ABV.
Monday, October 10, 2016

BeardedAvenger
2.7
Little Beer 1917
Bottle at home. Bought from Inn at Home, Guildford. Musty yeasty hay aroma, a bitter edge. Light amber. Small bubbles. Creamy white head. A light bitterness, with a sweet swell. Medium bodied, dense mouthfeel. Honey/caramel, but overpowered by the alcohol, especially in the finish. OK, but not a beer I’d order if I saw it again (and this is a second chance for it).
Saturday, October 1, 2016

kwik-lime
3.2
Little Beer Little Haka
Cask at the Antelope in Surbiton. Packs a decent hop punch for the low ABV, tropical fruit flavours come through nicely too. Decent beer.
Saturday, October 1, 2016

bartlebier
3.1
Little Beer Little Smooth Milk Stout
330ml bottle, no bb stamp, courtesy of BeardedAvenger, merci. - Dark shoesole brown pour. Milky aroma of roast, toasted nuts, mildly roasted coffeebeans, red berries. Pleasant roasted barley touches and overall easy drinking, but missing some chocolate in the onset of flavour, quite watery and mild-like.
Friday, September 30, 2016

bartlebier
2.5
Little Beer Little Wild
330ml, no bb stamp, thanks BeardedAvenger (EU Swap 2016). Russet yellow pour. Aroma of Lady Gray peach ice tea - soft bergamotte, strong tea, soft peach. Attacks the palate with a sudden harsh black tealeaf, overcooked black tea, orange pekoe despite the mild carbonation. Lingering tealeaf bitterness - overcooked Chinooks? Little Harsh, not wild.
Wednesday, September 28, 2016

The_Osprey
2.6
Little Beer Little Vienna
August 2016 - Cask handpull at GBBF 2016 as ’Little Beer Little Vienna’. Amber orange, clear and still, small foamy off-white head. Aroma is stewed apple, crackers. Body is smooth with low carbonation. Taste is bready, touch of apple. A bit thin and unremarkable. (2.6)
Saturday, September 24, 2016

Desverger
3.1
Little Beer Running of the Bull
Bottle sourced from Good Taste Food and Drink, Crystal Palace, London shared with the Fam/Steatham (29/08/2016) - gold coloured pour with white head. Citrus fruity hoppy aroma and taste, some satsuma, lemon, wheaty, straw, hay, grassy and floral hoppy nuances into the close. Ok.
Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Scopey
3
Little Beer Little Vienna
Cask at GBBF 2016. It pours clear amber with a sturdy medium white head. The aroma is brown bread, cereal, toasted grain, porridge and dull spice. The taste is smooth, bitter - sweet, brown bread, biscuit, cereal, generic fruit vibe and spice on the finish. Medium body and soft carbonation. Not a huge amount going on, but OK overall.
Tuesday, September 6, 2016

downender
3.3
Little Beer Running of the Bull
Cask, on gravity at Maidenhead Beer Festival 28/7/2016. Deep gold in colour, with slight, white, head. Citrus hops, yeasty wheat malts, some tangerine fruit and a dryish finish. Good.
Saturday, September 3, 2016

rlgk
2.9
Little Beer Little Vienna
Sample at GBBF 2016, Wednesday. Clear copper/amber beer with a small head. Malty caramel aroma, grapes, citrus, raisins, some floral notes. Malty fruity flavor, raisins, hay, some floral notes. Ok.
Friday, August 26, 2016

Theydon_Bois
3.2
Little Beer Running of the Bull
Keg at the Waterloo Tap, 04/08/16. Clear golden amber with a decent off white head. Nose is malt, biscuit, straw, toasted grains, orange rind. Taste comprises fruit esters, orange peel, Belgian candied fruit, straw, bread dough, light spice. Medium bodied, spritzy carbonation, semi drying close. Decent for style.
Monday, August 22, 2016

Theydon_Bois
3
Little Beer Little Vienna
Cask at GBBF’16, day one, 09/08/16. Clear orange topped with a decent beige cap. Nose is cereals, grain, light citric peel, bread dough, orange, a touch thin. Taste comprises toasted grains, earthy fruit esters, biscuit malt, light spice. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Ok for style if a touch earthy.
Sunday, August 21, 2016

anders37
2.9
Little Beer Little Vienna
Draft @ Draft House Hammersmith, Hammersmith W6. Pours a clear pale amber color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty caramel grainy aroma. Fruity malty grainy caramel bitter flavor. Has a fruity malty grainy bitter caramel finish.
Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Benzai
2.5
Little Beer Little Vienna
Sampled @ GBBF Day 2. Clear copper color, small off-white head. Smell and taste malts, a hint of wet leaves, raisins lightly, quite sweet. Meh.
Tuesday, August 16, 2016

SaintMatty
3.3
Little Beer Little Haka
330ml Bottle (Angel JDW, Basingstoke) - Dark amber in colour. Peach, caramel and a hint of grapefruit in the aroma. Biscuity and nutty taste with some roasted and hoppy notes.
Tuesday, August 16, 2016

SaintMatty
3.3
Little Beer Little & Often
330ml Bottle (Angel JDW, Basingstoke) - Amber in colour. Rye, cocoa, nuts and pine in the aroma. Earthy taste with nuts, cocoa, toffee and some buttery notes.
Tuesday, August 16, 2016

rlgk
3.2
Little Beer Running of the Bull
Cask at Waterloo Tap, London. Clear golden beer with a small head. Fruity hop aroma, grassy, citrus, hay notes. Hoppy floral flavor, lemongrass, some lemon zest. Ok.
Monday, August 15, 2016

Stuu666
3.5
Little Beer Little Smooth Milk Stout
Bottle at home. Pours black, nose is chocolate, cocoa, light roasted malts, taste is sweet, roasted, chocolate.
Saturday, August 13, 2016

Beerhunter111
2.5
Little Beer Little Vienna
Gbbf. Klares bernsteinfarbenes Bier. Geruch säuerlich malzig, rotes malz. Geschmack leicht säuerlich malzig, sehr hopfig, rotes malz.
Wednesday, August 10, 2016

berkshirejohn
3.2
Little Beer Little Smooth Milk Stout
Cask at the Prince Arthur (JDW), Fleet. An attractive opaque reddish mahogany pour with a tight tan head; fruity coffee bean aroma; smooth and sweet with a milky body, some nice crystal malts and brown sugar; then a dry lactic finish with some caramelised nuts. To me, this is more like a dark mild than a milk stout - I’m also puzzled by the absence of the expected chocolate.
Tuesday, August 9, 2016

BeerViking
3.3
Little Beer Running of the Bull
Cask at the Express Tavern, dark gold with a light haze, banana and pepper nose, estery and syrupy texture, slightly sweet and warming, astringent bitter edge over faint orange notes and a distant tartness, leading to a citrus bitter finish.
Saturday, August 6, 2016

danlo
3.2
Little Beer Running of the Bull
Cask at the Express Tavern, Brentford. Golden colour, white foam head and aroma of orange, wheaty. Taste is grainy wheaty, milky yeasty, with blood orange notes and light bitterness. Creamy mouthfeel, light bodied, soft carbonation, tangy wheaty finish. Quite OK.
Friday, August 5, 2016

Theydon_Bois
3.3
Little Beer Kahuna Kaffir
Gravity dispense at Ealing BF, 06/07/16. Very lightly hazed golden orange with a decent off white cap. Nose is big on lime jus, floral notes, light spice, citric tinged straw. Taste comprises more big lime licks, straw, bread dough, melon, lemon ring. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, floral hop rinse and lime in the close. Decent enough offering, way more interesting than the base beer, good in small doses but not sure I could drink a huge amount as a touch overly floral at times.
Monday, August 1, 2016

Theydon_Bois
2.8
Little Beer Little Kahuna
Gravity dispense at Ealing BF, 06/07/16. Lightly hazed golden copper with a decent off white head. Nose is light citric peel, straw, earthy, toasted grain. Taste comprises orange peel, straw, light bread, grain, melon. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Looks and feels good but lacks at the business end.
Monday, August 1, 2016

fonefan
3.4
Little Beer Little Smooth Milk Stout

Cask (gravity) @ 31th Pigs Ear Beer and Cider Festival 2014, at The Round Chapel in Hackney, London, England.

[ As Little Beer Little Smooth (Style = Milk Stout) ].
ABV: 4.5%. Clear dark red brown color with a average to large, frothy and open, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, caramel, sweet malt, light chocolate. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a average to long duration, roasted, sweet malt, light chocolate. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft to flat. [20141204]

Sunday, July 31, 2016

berkshirejohn
3.7
Little Beer Little Vienna
Cask at the Maidenhead Beer Festival, July 2016. A golden amber pour with a ring of white head; light caramel aroma; dry and smooth in the mouth with a light caramel taste and a clean finish with a hint of vanilla. Excellent - proof that a real lager can hold its own at a CAMRA ale festival.
Friday, July 29, 2016

berkshirejohn
2.9
Little Beer Little Kahuna
Cask at the Jolly Sailor, Farnham. A bright, but flat, golden amber pour; with a thick aroma of resinous hops; but rather thin in the mouth with a sour hoppy taste; then a tart finish with lingering bitterness. Rather odd, and certainly not my kind of thing.
Monday, June 27, 2016

berkshirejohn
3.5
Little Beer Little Tenderness
On tap at the Waterloo Tap, Waterloo as Little Tender An attractive bright reddish copper colour with a thin cream head; floral aroma; caramel malt taste, not too sweet, with a touch of spice; then a light bitterness and a biscuit finish.
Thursday, June 9, 2016