St. Peter's Organic Best Bitter - St. Peter's Brewery Co Ltd
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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
United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)
4.1/5 rDev +5.4%
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
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
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
4.28/5 rDev +10%
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.
05-28-2006 18:48:06 | More by Globetrotter
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
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
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
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
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
4.55/5 rDev +17%
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 …
10-01-2002 20:34:12 | More by Jason
St. Peter's Organic Best Bitter from St. Peter's Brewery Co Ltd
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