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St. Peter's Organic Best Bitter - St. Peter's Brewery Co Ltd

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BA SCORE
87
very good

36 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 36
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 13.11%
Wants: 13
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
St. Peter's Brewery Co Ltd visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
English Bitter |  4.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: brewdlyhooked13 on 03-03-2002)
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MarkoNm

Slovenia

2.7/5  rDev -30.6%

Pours with a sort of amber / bronze color and virtually no foam. Also it's lacking some carbonation perhaps.
Smell is sweet and malty, with some hops oin the back, but it's got that bourbon / medicine aroma also present.
Taste is nice, slightly sweet at first but decently bitter afterwards. It could be better with a bit more carbo, but still a decent one.

12-06-2013 12:49:49 | More by MarkoNm
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Photekut

Tennessee

2.75/5  rDev -29.3%

05-18-2013 22:06:42 | More by Photekut
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stcules

Italy

3.1/5  rDev -20.3%

Coppered red. Not so much foam, in the style. No carbonation.
A very english smell. Tea, with citrus fruits hints. And also some other leaves.
At the taste, citrus fruit again, with a strong bitterness, even in the aftertaste. Orange marmelade. Maybe some red berry.
Bitter aftertaste, with resolute notes, tending also to liquorice.
Definitely very drinkable and pleasant.

02-27-2007 20:39:38 | More by stcules
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rastaman

United Kingdom (England)

3.23/5  rDev -17%

Oaty ceareally maltyness, kind of like Special K, palate is sticky, with some bittering hops at the end, a bit dusty aswell, stickyness is also there, but not as bad as in some other organic beers i've had, the main flavour was the Special K thing..

09-26-2003 02:01:46 | More by rastaman
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schuim

Netherlands

3.3/5  rDev -15.2%

Light amber color with a grassy and light malty aroma. Some sulfer and green apple in the aroma too.
Caramel and dark malt and toffee in the medium bodied taste. The taste has some fruity tones of apple and brandy.
Nice long aftertaste with a nice bitterness.

05-10-2010 18:59:26 | More by schuim
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saintwarrick

South Carolina

3.3/5  rDev -15.2%

Cool medicine bottled beer holds this organic brew. Pours a pale copper, with little head or lacing though a little more appears as it warms. Aroma is buttery, bready malts, citrus hints from the hops and a little caramel. Taste is thin, earthy, with citrusy and caramel hints. Not very complex or bitter, just kind of drab. I'll have to try it again down the road, but I need something a little more assertive and tasty.

08-05-2007 08:44:35 | More by saintwarrick
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Sigmund

Norway

3.38/5  rDev -13.1%

500 ml bottle, bought at Vaaland Spesialbutikken, Bryne. ABV is 4.1%. Brewed with organically grown Optic malts and First Gold hops. Deep golden to amber colour, creamy off-white head. Moderate aroma of grass and vegetables. The flavour has distinct hops throughout, "dry" mouthfeel, the finish is very bitter.

11-15-2008 20:46:45 | More by Sigmund
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Beer-Ed

Netherlands

3.5/5  rDev -10%

02-12-2014 19:37:30 | More by Beer-Ed
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safaricook

Netherlands

3.5/5  rDev -10%

04-15-2014 16:20:38 | More by safaricook
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haz77

Australia

3.53/5  rDev -9.3%

A – Pours a clear copper with about a 1/4 of an inch of foam created through a hard pour. Head dissipates quickly leaving a light ring. Low looking carbonation.

S – Fresh grassy hops, caramel, apple, some vanilla.

T – Sweet malts at first with some caramel, then tea-like hops come through. Very watery finish with bitterness hanging around for a while.

M – Medium becoming watery. Little carbonation.

D – Easy to drink, but nothing particularly interesting about this bitter to me.

06-03-2006 16:03:02 | More by haz77
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oberon

North Carolina

3.6/5  rDev -7.5%

Found this at local specialty beer and ale store,had heard a little about this country brewery.Nice copper color to it with little or no head,smelled very hoppy,tasted very English a little grassy but with a good malt background.Liked the fancy bottle,a good example of the traditional style.

02-15-2003 19:07:42 | More by oberon
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zerk

California

3.68/5  rDev -5.4%

Pours a hazy copper with a sunny tint. Has very little head and very low carbonation. Flavor and aroma are both very similar... predoimnating herbal hops with a caramel backing. Has a nice bitter finish, and a somewhat thin moutfeel. A nice example of an English Bitter.

02-12-2003 09:31:27 | More by zerk
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Caudalie

Quebec (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

07-17-2013 20:37:14 | More by Caudalie
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GreenCard

Oregon

3.78/5  rDev -2.8%

Appearance: deep amber, great clarity, rocky layer of off-white foam, good head retention, lace

Aroma: caramelly malt, crisp hoppiness, hint of butterscotch

Flavor: full maltiness with a fair amount of initial sweetness, slightly tart in the background, herbally hops, caramel, crackers, finishes dry with an aftertaste of malt and grassy hop bitterness

Mouthfeel: medium body, fine carbonation, soft texture but a touch of astringency

Other comments: This is much better than there "non-organic" best bitter. Much more balanced, but at the same time more malty and flavorful.

05-27-2005 16:51:44 | More by GreenCard
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IPA35

Netherlands

3.9/5  rDev +0.3%

Poured into a pint glass. Small head, copper colour. Typical. Nice lacing.

Smells a little skunky because of the green bottle. Unfortunate.
Some faint dark malts and hops.

Taste is bitter and bread(crust)y and dry, earthy. A bit medicinal prehaps. Prehaps it would be better if it was not skunked.

Mouthfeel is a little thin, with rather low carbonation.

Nice bitter, not the best I have had.

10-18-2011 18:12:49 | More by IPA35
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Ciocanelu

Romania

4/5  rDev +2.8%

05-24-2013 14:36:39 | More by Ciocanelu
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BrazilianAussie

Brazil

4/5  rDev +2.8%

04-08-2012 02:37:36 | More by BrazilianAussie
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jooj8

Slovenia

4/5  rDev +2.8%

10-18-2013 18:09:56 | More by jooj8
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callmemickey

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.8%

Jerusalem Tavern in London...

A: A nice copper color with a thing cream white head

S: Grassy hops, light malty goodness, some orange, apple and pear accents

T: Yumm floral hops. Sweet malts that warm the mouth... the fruit comes through towards the end

M: Smooth, medium bodied

O: A good beer to hit the pub for a while with

02-20-2008 16:22:36 | More by callmemickey
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Nickls

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +2.8%

Pours with a half-finger bubbly white head that lasts pretty well, and provides some spotty lacing; mostly clear dirty orange-golden color.

Lightly sweet maltiness; and very earthy and herbal hop presence that is a bit muted for my liking in the style, but it's still there. Some breadiness as well, but leans sweeter than anything.

The bitterness definitely shines in the taste however, and it's very herbal and minerally...pretty darn good. Lightish malt backing, and some crackers and more tea-like hop finish as well as biscuity. Good stuff here. Medium to lighter body that is a little oily, and nice enough carbonation level. Can I say awesome, session beer? Would definitely pick this up again, and glad it pulled through on the flavor side of things. Nice bitter.

12-31-2009 19:17:54 | More by Nickls
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joecast

Australia

4.03/5  rDev +3.6%

nice looking golden orange. slightly hazy. thick frothy tan head. medium carbonation with tiny bubbles rising through the brew.

bread and yeast in the aroma. maybe a bit light on the hops, but being an organic beer and shipped way out here im not surprised by a diminished aroma.

strong bitterness adds a nice backing to the full malt character. a bit low on hop flavor but i think that goes with the aroma.

overall this is very enjoyable. the bitterness is quite up front, not that im complaining, but a bit more balance in this beer would make it even more drinkable than it already is. will have to try some of their other beers.

07-15-2009 08:42:53 | More by joecast
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cypressbob

United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)

4.1/5  rDev +5.4%

500ml bottle

Pours with a tasty looking amber body, foamy patchy head forms with fair retention

Smell, some nice fresh hops, slight dms, some diacetyl also. Crusty bread, digestive biscuits too

Taste, smooth crisp hop flavour, nice lasting bitterness also, buttery mouthfeel, very impressive smoothness. Some malt on the finish

A tasty and drinkable bitter, lots of nice bitter hops in there

07-25-2006 20:10:55 | More by cypressbob
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wl0307

United Kingdom (England)

4.1/5  rDev +5.4%

Bottled version, BB 12/03/09, served cool in a straight imperial pint glass.

A: bright dark amber in colour, topped with a fluffy light beige head with brilliant retention, while very mild carbonation lasts throughout the drink.
S: semi-sweet pale malts and lightly caramely upfront, intertwined with semi-orangey, apple-ly, and semi-floral hoppiness of First Gold hops (and so it says on the back label...). Pronounced, balanced b/w amber malts and hops, suitable for a full-bodied Best Bitter.
T: juicy amber malts and fragrant hops upfront are quickly followed by mildly roasty bitterness, powdery roast tea leaves, and a vertically structured bitterness... the superbly lingering aftertaste remains chewy-bitter and dry, but not without constant entertainment from the deep maltiness and a dryish nuttiness that thread throughout the drink~~
M&D: despite being a filtered and pasteurised ale, the texture is absolutely soft as well as soothing; overall this is a medium-bodied, full-flavoured, and very very bitter Best Bitter. A quaffable ale to me.

07-04-2008 19:01:54 | More by wl0307
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inebrius

Michigan

4.13/5  rDev +6.2%

Like eating a caramel coated Granny Smith apple while meandering through a greenhouse. Pours a flushed saffron under a thin creamy head. Smooth and swillable. St. Pete's mingles an earthy hop quality on top of sweet malt for a seemingly endless flavor safari. You'd be doing your buds a great disservice by drinking this brew straight out of the icebox.

10-25-2002 06:02:33 | More by inebrius
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mdagnew

United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)

4.15/5  rDev +6.7%

500ml bottle bought from The Vineyard, Belfast...

Poured a light coppery amber colour... Slightly off white head pours quite thick then faded to thin layer... almost no carbonation. Some sticky lacing...

Aroma - Nice light toasted caramel malts, nice nutty sweetness, light grassy hops, peppery, fruity notes (oranges, apples, some pear notes), biscuity notes, some leathery / woody notes...

Taste – Initial nutty sweetness then the spicy / floral hops kick in, light biscuity malts, light toffee sweetness underneath, definite orange fruitiness, also some apple notes, woody hints...

Feel - Quite smooth and dry... medium body... very drinkable - at 4.1% a good session beer...

Overall - An excellent bitter.... Very drinkable... recommended...

06-19-2006 13:45:28 | More by mdagnew
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St. Peter's Organic Best Bitter from St. Peter's Brewery Co Ltd
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