Little Beer Reviews




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

Stuu666
2.9
Little Beer Little Vienna
Keg at well and bucket. Pours clear amber, nose is malty toffee, grassy, taste is similar, sweet, cereal.
Thursday, May 19, 2016

berkshirejohn
3.2
Little Beer Little Haka
Cask at Prince Arthur (JDW), Fleet, at 3.5% ABV. Pale amber with a loose white head; weak tropical fruit aroma; rather thin with some tropical fruit and grapefruit flavours; and a crisp citrusy finish. This doesn’t stand up to the other lowish alcohol, heavily hopped beers around nowadays.
Monday, May 9, 2016

EdKing
3.2
Little Beer Little Snug
On keg in King & Co. This was a light chestnut brown beer with an off white head. Nose was nutty, citrous, caramel, fruity, grassy. Taste had rather a lot going on. Toasty grains and malt, caramel, nutty but with some citrous, fruit, slight tartness, hay and grassy, earthy hops. Not quite all working smoothly together, but perfectly drinkable.
Saturday, April 2, 2016

EdKing
3.9
Little Beer Little Harvest
Half on keg in King & Co. This is a hangover from their meet the Brewer night. Clear orange to chestnut brown, thin white foam head. Nose is big toffee and barley sugar, earthy hop, little grassy and hay. Taste is nice combo of grassy, hay and then caramel and toffee. Really good.
Monday, March 28, 2016

EdKing
3.8
Little Beer Little Smooth Milk Stout
On cask at King & Co. meet the brewer event. Opaque very dark brown to black colour with a foamy tan head. Nose is chocolatey, lactic milky, little creamy, roasted malt, little grain chaff, malty sweetness. Taste is sweet chocolate, milk chocolate, lactic milky and creaminess, slight touch of dark fruit. It’s sweet but very drinkable, with enough roasted flavours balancing the sweetness. Very nice.
Sunday, March 27, 2016

madmitch76
3.2
Little Beer Little Vienna
13th February 2016
Bright clear gold beer, big fluffy pale cream colour head. Palate is light and fairly dry. Decent fine carbonation. Thin malts, somewhat lagerish but with a milky sweetness. Trace of tangy fruits and very mild spice. Light semi dry finish. Clean and drinkable.

Saturday, February 20, 2016

pkrpmusic
4
Little Beer Little Harvest
Lively beer that spurts forth from the bottle when opened (you’ve been warned). Chestnut in colour and taste, nutty and hoppy, not too heavy and a really floral finish.
Saturday, February 6, 2016

Grumbo
3.7
Little Beer Little Haka
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 6, 2016

themightylazza
2.6
Little Beer Little Rosy
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
3.1
Little Beer Little Tenderness
Note that little beer have started bottling in more conventional 330ml bottles rather than 375ml therefore the deScription isn’t 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
3.2
Little Beer Little Slow (5.9%)
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 1, 2015

olliejobbins
3
Little Beer Little & Often
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
3.3
Little Beer Little Haka
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. Re-rate at the Yorkshire Grey, passionfruit on the nose, bitter-sweet and fruity, drying finish.
Friday, October 23, 2015

ClubGonzo
2
Little Beer Little Spirit
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
3.2
Little Beer Fireside Tale
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
2.8
Little Beer Little Spirit
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
3.1
Little Beer Little Spirit
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