Little Creatures Pale Ale


Company info:
Little Creatures Brewing Pty Ltd
Fremantle, W.A.

[No website listed]

Bottle size sampled: 330 mL

Alcohol: 5.2%
Standard drinks: 1.4

Cap type: Non-twist

Cost: I picked this up for $3.99AU
Case price: Approx. $60.00AU

Label info: N/A

What the label really means: N/A

The Hell-Cat review starts here

Label: I love this label for its sheer simplicity. It’s not over-crowded, it’s not tacky, it’s just simple, honest to goodness design at its finest. The little cupid character clutching a big glass of foaming beer has become iconic in Australia and instantly recognisable as the logo for the Little Creatures Brewing company. It has a touch of elegance, a touch of class. It’s a label that I am proud to hold.

I give it a label rating of 8 out of 10.

AROMA: Delicious…there is a gentle waft of mellow Summer fruits that rises up, tucks you into bed and gives you a goodnight kiss on the forehead.

Taste: GLASS – One of my all time favourite beers, it is an absolute pleasure to be reviewing Little Creatures Pale Ale for my 100th review. It’s a fresh, thirst quenching ale with a pleasing back of the mouth burst of bitterness. I have had this brew dozens of times before but on this tasting I am noticing a subtle nuttiness that flows through. It’s smooth, it’s delicious, it takes me away to a better place – of rainbows, star-drops, and midgets on ponies.

I give it a beer from glass rating of 9 out of 10.

Taste: BOTTLE –
Drinking this from the bottle it appears to pack more of an all-mouth punch and becomes a little more flavour intense. Just as good, just as refreshing, just as memorable. My only drawback is the distinct absence of the nostril surrounding aroma.

I give it a taste from bottle rating of 8.5 out of 10.

A word from the wife: ‘Smooth, delicious and irresistible…just like my man’

She gave it a taste rating of 9 out of 10.

Song of choice: Try this along side the Foo Fighters’ ‘Everlong

Accompanying food: A grilled seafood platter with plenty of lemon would make this an arvo barbie in cupid-driven heaven.

Best season to appreciate: It’s definitely a good thirst quencher – Summer!

All-nighter beer? Absolutely! This was the beer of choice for me at my wedding so it’s tried and tested.

Other: 100 beer reviews eh? I never would have believed this target was achievable when I begun way back in April 2009. I am very thankful to have stuck with this blog for the past 2 years and very thankful to all my readers, contributers, and Twitter followers. Here’s cheers to another 100 beers!

NEXT WEEK: I’m not sure just yet…but from this day forth I am open to reviewing more beers from the same brewery. I had a previously held ideal that I would work my way through as many breweries as possible without any double ups. Sure I’ve lapsed a couple of times already but from now on, there are no rules. Suggestions welcome!

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Comments
  1. Hell Raiser says:

    From the bottom of my heart, I thank you for your service to Australian beer drinkers.
    Doff your hat and acknowledge the applause from the crowd – for it is well earned.
    Well done on reaching 100!

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  2. Adam Fay says:

    Well about bloody time! I’ve waited 100 posts for my favourite beer to get a review.
    Great work on getting to the 100th my friend. Damn impressive.
    Long live Hellcat’s beer blog!
    …and long live beer.

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  3. McLean not MacLean says:

    Hellcat! BargeDave! Ben0! The wife! The gang’s all here for the 100th birthday shindig! Awesome! Cheers!

    Oh wait, what’s happened to Sniv…? Anyone seen Sniv?

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  4. BargeDave says:

    Being such a nerdy fan of this blog, it’s timely to point out that I seem to recall that this very beer copped a mention in the very first Hellcat beer review. I’ve often wondered why it’s never been reviewed and now we know! This beer is bloody magnificent and should be frequently enjoyed.

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    • Mason Hell-Cat says:

      Damn that is impressive, BD. And you are absolutely correct…I did mention Little Creatures way back on April 1, 2009. You’ve earned yourself a beer and a lie down.

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      • BargeDave says:

        And for once I agree with the selected accompanying song too!

        Just for old times sake, some beer nerd notes on Little Creatures: Arguably Australia’s best and certainly most well known beer of the American Pale Ale style, has probably generated the revolution in hoppy ales which adorn the shelves of bottle-o’s and the pages of this blog. I’ve never tried to dry-hop a home-brew but damn this beer makes me want to try this technique.

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  5. Ben0 says:

    A well deserved ton mate well played

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  6. Fran says:

    Congrats on your 100th beer

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  7. Sandy says:

    Well done Mason & great choice for beer#100 – one of my fave brews too.
    Keep up the good work fella.

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    • Mason Hell-Cat says:

      Thanks Sandy. Good to have you stop by!
      I have one final beer from your collection that I am now ready to review!

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