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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

37 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 37
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 12.89%
Wants: 15
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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Ratings: 37 | Reviews: 25 | Display Reviews Only:
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

safaricook, Apr 15, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +16%

poskok, Mar 10, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

Phishagonia, Feb 15, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Beer-Ed, Feb 12, 2014
Photo of MarkoNm
2.7/5  rDev -30.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

MarkoNm, Dec 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

jooj8, Oct 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Caudalie, Jul 17, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

hansavijaticar, Jul 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Ciocanelu, May 24, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -29.1%

Photekut, May 18, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

MEP, Aug 01, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

BrazilianAussie, Apr 08, 2012
Photo of IPA35
3.9/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

IPA35, Oct 18, 2011
Photo of snogglethorpe
4.22/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I picked this beer at random, and am very pleased with the result. It's a very nice beer!

The bottle is very pretty and unique!

A deep golden color, small head, not particularly carbonated.

Smell is fresh, a little minerally, tart.

Taste is an immediate dash of light bitterness, followed by a sour tartness, a caramelly sweetness and fruity taste. Somebody else's description of it as "marmalade" is spot on -- the bitterness and fruity sweetness really work together to give that impression. There's a hint of minerals and gentle floral hops.

After a while most of that dies down, and the bulk of the pint is a slightly tart mineral taste, with a gentle and delicious bitterness. The bitterness stays with you for a while too.

The mouthfeel is creamy and smooth.

This isn't an assertive beer, but it feels very well balanced and drinkable, very much in the English tradition, and in the end, is simply very tasty. At 4.1 ABV, it's no problem to drink a full pint, and it's a satisfying one.

snogglethorpe, Sep 04, 2011
Photo of Wattsox
4.5/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

500ml bottle, consumed Jun 2011.

A - Bright, golden orange body with a creamy, tightly-bubbled head that dissipates down to a moderate covering with a lot of cling.

S - Light malts are present in the aroma, with some apple and other fruit notes, a little floral hop and possibly a little caramel.

T - Sweet opener of biscuity malts which quickly gives way to a bitter edge, similar to the aromas; well-balanced with good lingering bitter finish.

M - Medium body, medium carbonation, smooth and lasting.

O - Overall, a very pleasant bitter to sit back and enjoy, either on its own or for a session.

Wattsox, Jun 13, 2011
Photo of schuim
3.3/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

schuim, May 10, 2010
Photo of Nickls
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Nickls, Dec 31, 2009
Photo of joecast
4.03/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

joecast, Jul 15, 2009
Photo of Suds
4.2/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Okay, this one was a lot better than I expected....from the usual St. Peter's olden-style bottle, this beer pours a completely clear dark gold color. Beautiful white head with decent lace. The aroma is incredible...lots of English hops (Goldings) and English malt. There's caramel, biscuit, and a little distant buttery notes. The smell is spot-on English ale. The taste is mellow and hoppy, with a lot of malt and bready toast flavors. This is the flavor that brought me to homebrewing. It's incredibly drinkable, creamy, and very very smooth. Good stuff.

Suds, May 30, 2009
Photo of jwc215
4.47/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

500 ml bottle:

Pours amber with a white creamy head.

The smell is herbal, floral/grassy, lemony, tangy.

The taste is of a touch of sweet caramel with herbal bitterness and lemony zest/tang. It has a leafy bitterness in the dry finish.

It is medium-to-full body for the style. Very smooth.

An excellent brew! Nice use of hops - Golding, according to the label - that blend well with the sturdy malt backbone.

jwc215, Apr 23, 2009
Photo of Sigmund
3.38/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

Sigmund, Nov 15, 2008
Photo of wl0307
4.1/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

wl0307, Jul 04, 2008
Photo of callmemickey
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

callmemickey, Feb 20, 2008
Photo of niall
4.22/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served with some pizza in a Guinness "lady-shape" glass. This beer has a lovely rusting hue that evokes long-sunken ships and farm implements left to rust in grown over ditches. It captures light like few other beers do, so it's a shame that there's no head retention or lacing to speak of. Nonetheless, these beers are meant to be drunk, not ogled, so we'll off to the taste, with just a quick nod to the rich, savory aroma - spun sugars, tea, toffee and dried fruits, like apricots. Terrific. I inhale deeply, greedily, with each sip.

The beer has that typical bitter's flat wateriness that says "You can drink six pints of me, but you'll still be sick in the morning", but there's still plenty of flavor to savor. Those butter and orange pekoe tea notes are there in full force, but are contrasted by an assertive hop profile that rides on the tongue long after you've taken your sip. I guess it shouldn't be surprising that in a country where everyone drank tea, they brewed up something like tea that you get a mild buzz on, and I'm glad for it. I could happily drink this and only this all night.

niall, Dec 04, 2007
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St. Peter's Organic Best Bitter from St. Peter's Brewery Co Ltd
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