Friday, 17 August 2012
Little Creatures - The Day Of The Long Shadow (Australia)
Single Batch - The day of the long shadow - Special Ale
Little Creatures Brewery
The latest single batch from Little Creatures Brewery specifically brewed for the winter months, this christmas (in July) ale is aimed for the those cold winter nights. This beer was purchased as soon as I heard about it (I took the last couple of bottles from the shelf) and haven't been able to find since -
The single batch brews are very popular indeed!
The beer is brewed with UK Sovereign and Challenger hops.
When the beer is first poured - cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, almost mulled wine and spicey hops are all on the nose along with background malts. The beer itself has a clear dark red/brown hue with a tan thin head. The alcohol hits the taste buds immediately and then the dark treacle is tasted before the bitterness. The beer has a medium body and texture wise is smooth almost creamy.
This beer is great although very different. Perfect for a cold winters night - with the fire blazing and the logs stocked high. Just be prepared it isn't a quaffing session beer.