Sunday, 4 September 2011
Little Creatures Pale Ale (Australia)
Little Creatures Brewery
Little Creatures Pale Ale
Additive and preservative free
Fremantle, Western Australia is the origin of this carefully crafted beer. Slowly over the last ten years this beer has become more and more popular throughout Australia. For some people the beer is absolutely loved and for some it has not yet had them convinced.
The beer has been produced by three guys that have been involved with the development of Pale Ales for many years: - Phil Sexton, Nick Trimbole and Howard Cearns.
The style of the beer is really a sophisticated U.S interpretation of an English India Pale Ale. Little Creatures have taken this style and run with it by sourcing and using Cascade and Galaxy hop flowers from Tassie, Victoria and the US to give Little Creatures a distinctive aroma and flavour that is found in some form throughout their range of beers. Also by using specially made Australian malts to balance the hops an exciting flavour is the result that always has the Little Creatures name gaining continued popularity throughout Australia.
If you ever make it to Fremantle, the Little Creatures Brewery is worth a visit for the location and the great food that accompanies all of the beers fresh from the taps.
Definitely best enjoyed from a glass as stated on the label - this allowing those wonderful florally hop aromas room to breathe. It has quite a deep amber colour with a slight haze and medium frothy head. A light sweetness on initial taste with flavours of passionfruit and lychee coming through finishing with a good bitter aftertaste to round off a thoroughly enjoyable drop.
For a Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday or any other day; this is a great beer although due to it's quite strong florally hop flavours you might not go out drinking all night on it, but certainly perfect to enjoy a sixer!