Wednesday, 25 January 2012
Little Creatures Single Batch - The Big Dipper (Australia)
Little Creatures Single Batch - The Big Dipper
Little Creatures Brewing Company
A single batch of The Big Dipper was released in March 2011. The ale features 7 different hops all combining for a huge flavour and an increased alcohol content. The 7 hops represent the 7 stars in the constellation of the same name. Colombus, Cascade, Chinook, Stella, Citra, Centennial and Simcoe hops are all used.
On first pour a flood of fragrance sweeps up the nostrils. Caramel aromas and the signature Little Creatures aroma is there. I was expecting more though. A dark golden hazy liquid is present with a small white head. You get some of the alcohol on the tongue with some citrus almost Semillon characters there. There is some good weight behind this beer and a strong bitter finish.
Maybe a little too much alcohol for a midweek beer but certainly worth buying and trying.