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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

38 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 38
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 12.92%
Wants: 15
Gots: 2 | 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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Photo of niall
4.22/5  rDev +9%
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.

Photo of saintwarrick
3.3/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of stcules
3.1/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of cypressbob
4.1/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of mdagnew
4.15/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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...

Photo of haz77
3.53/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of Globetrotter
4.28/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Found in a Moscow grocery store, this green oval half liter bottle features an oval gray and green label with little more than the name. Chariot malt and hallertau hops are listed on the English label. Russian import label lists on purity law ingredients. Best before 12/13/06, I opened it on 5/28/06.

Pours a hazy rusty copper hue under an off white head that struggles mightily to muster 1/4 finger, then fades quickly to thin film and tiny collar. Due to the lack of raw material, the lace production is impressive, as several strands hang down the glass. Nice yet unassuming floral hops nose, with a touch of what seems like sweet caramel. The mouth is very well carbonated and fairly thick, pleasantly coating the mouth with flavor. The flavor starts out with a good bready malt, but the hops kick in very quickly. Carnations and pine cones emerge, leaving an espresso dry bitter. Full and flavorful, the hops just keep building through the swallow and well into the aftertaste, which lasts and lasts. Very nice.

Photo of GreenCard
3.78/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Photo of rastaman
3.23/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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..

Photo of oberon
3.6/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of zerk
3.68/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of inebrius
4.13/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of Jason
4.55/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

16.9 oz antique brownish green medicine style bottle with a stamped on freshness date and words about the brew on the back label.

Impressive lacing as it dresses the inside of the glass and leaves rings most of the way down, good clarity as it has dropped bright within the deep amberish hue.

Aromatic of fresh malty caramel and fresh lavish buttery diacetyl in the nose with hints of lemony earthy hop and yeast too boot.

Smooth beyond belief, settled medium body with a moderate carbonation. In the raw with earthy mineral like flavours, maltiness is raw also but in a fresh grain and sweet unrefined sugar-like way … light caramel is there also with a layered icing of buttery diacetyl. Hops are big on the earthy tones with a semi pungent bitterness. The maltiness is pulled in even through the end with sweet grainy tones. Finishes with a slight sweetness, herbal hop, musty end of diacetyl, and earthy yeast.

This is one freaking (curse) awesome bitter. I’ve always had a special place for bitter and this one hit me the right way. I’ll be buying this one in bulk …

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