All of us here at The Significant Man are pretty chuffed to welcome our good friend Mason Hell-Cat to the fold. We will be syndicating regular beer reviews from his terrific beer review blog, the aptly titled “Mason Hell-Cat’s Beer Blog“. Be sure to head on over and check out his site. You’ll find a healthy archive of the most extensive and wide ranging beer reviews on the internet.
First up for us though, is one of our favourite brews here at The Significant Man; Little Creatures Pale Ale. Over to you Hell-Cat!
Little Creatures Pale Ale
Little Creatures Brewing Pty Ltd
[No website listed]
Bottle size sampled: 330 mL
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.
For a whole lot more tasty Hell-Cat beer reviews, get on over to Mason Hell-Cat’s Beer Blog.