The Little Creatures Bright Ale comes in a hearty pint-sized bottle, with a striking orange-yellow label. This beer stands out on the shelf, and when you drink it, you are not dissapointed. It is a moderately hopped pale ale with smooth flavours and a good body, and one of the best pale ales I have tried. This beer would best be served at cellar temperature rather than straight out of the fridge as it has a smooth body which deserves the fuller flavours.
This Bright Ale looks very tasty in the glass. It is a deep golden colour, which is crystal clear and lightly carbonated. The head is more like a lager than an ale, and dissipates quite quickly.
There are slight hop and citrus aromas with this ale, but not as overwhelming as other citrus beers. This is not massively hopped, nor does it kick you from the glass, but the Bright Ale is subtle and smooth, and should not be heavy or have strong aromas.
When you taste this ale, there are flavours which dance around your mouth with joyous abandon. There are a number of equally subtle flavours which all equally vie for attention. Initial hop tastes, with mild citrus flavours are both evident. The small amount of alcohol comes through with the smooth body feel gives a very enjoyable drink. When you finish it, there are different hop aftertastes, with a small amount of bitterness which does not distract from the other tastes. There are some elements of the carbonation when you drink it, which is the only distracting part of this beer, otherwise it is top shelf beer.
Summary. A very excellent pale ale, with a dance of flavours and hops. This beer is one of the best pale ales I have tried in a while, and this would go very well with pizza, barbeque, or other outdoor summer meals. Great choice of beer.