Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Little Creatures Pale Ale

Little Creatures Pale Ale
Style: Pale Ale
Alcohol Content: 5.2%
From: Fremantle, Western Australia
Purchased From: Wine Rack, Weybridge

Little Creatures is an Australian brewing company based in Fremantle, Western Australia, originally established in 2000 by the original brewers of the Matilda Bay Brewing Company. The name "Little Creatures" is inspired by a song lyric from the Talking Heads Little Creatures album and refers to the live yeast cells that turn the sugars in malt wort into alcohol.

Little Creatures Pty Ltd is owned by Little World Beverages, a wholly owned subsidiary of Lion Nathan (which is itself a wholly owned subsidiary of Kirin).

Little Creatures Brewery was founded by Howard Cearns (marketing specialist), Nic Trimboli (restaurateur) and Phil Sexton (master brewer), all of whom previously worked with the Matilda Bay Brewing Company. In 1997 Cearns, Trimboli and Sexton discussed the possibility of brewing an American style India Pale Ale. Sexton having worked in the United States and was involved in the development of the BridgePort IPA.Cearns came up with the name after reading about little creatures wandering from ale house to alehouse in J. R. R. Tolkien's The Hobbit and at the time thinking that it sounded like yeast fermentation. The brewery released its first beer, Little Creatures Pale Ale, in 2000. The Company sponsors the Fremantle Print Award. In 2008 the company established a second brewery in Healesville, Victoria

I sat down to drink this beer just a few mere hours before the start of the Ashes cricket series. As I began watching sky sports news' coverage I began thinking that England where going to walk all over Australia and cause a whitewash. How wrong was I!! Australia destroyed England in just a few days. It appeared to stress Jonathan Trott out so much he had to go home. So as this pommie hangs his head in shame please find below a review of one of Australia's finest beer, Little Creatures Pale Ale.

Ahh my little angel
Colour: This drink pours a light copper, almost apricot with a light fluffy foam head. This foam dissipates to a light dusting in the glass after five minutes.

Aroma: Hints of summer fruits (strawberries, raspberries) mixed with light peppery undertones. On the second sip you will also be able to pick up notes of rich tropical fruits such as lychees and passion fruit. The exotic mix of fruits comes from three hops used in the making of this beer. These are East Kent Goldings, Cascade and Galaxy.

Body: This drink is very light and easy to drink due to the extremely low level of carbonation. There is however an ever so slightly creamy note to the body of this beer. This causes a slight level of clogging on the back of the throat but it is not unpleasant.

Taste: On you first sip, you will be presented with flavours of sweet caramel cut through with zesty citrus fruits. On the second sip you will also be able to pick out notes of mouth watering gooseberries and passion fruits. This drink would go perfectly with Stilton cheese and fruity desserts.

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