As they suggested in our feature on the rise of mid-strengths within the craft beer world, there’s been a gradually dawning realisation at Little Bang that it pays to have something lower in alcohol pouring at your brewery these days. That led to the development of Little Bang, a “super session ale” weighing in a just 3 percent ABV but with the bite of something rather bigger.
It’s very pale, with just a little haze, and, for the most part, looks to give the drinker what they’d find in a bigger pale ale but restrained: the citrus and stone fruit hop aromas and flavours are gentle; the malts are of a light cracker sort. Where the “super” really comes in is at the denouement, with a bitterness of punchy session IPA nature completing the picture.
Published November 22, 2018 2018-11-22 00:00:00