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St. Peter's Golden Ale - St. Peter's Brewery Co Ltd

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BA SCORE
81
good

210 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 210
Reviews: 146
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 14.76%
Wants: 9
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
St. Peter's Brewery Co Ltd visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
English Pale Ale |  4.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: pezoids on 02-18-2002)
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4.5/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Now with a piece of breaded, fried salmon on a plate in front of me and a dollop each of ketchup and mustard, the fragrance of the beer dances up to my nose with a message of pale fruits and fresh cheeses. Wonderfully pure, watery sweet fruit like melon, bartlett pears and white plums. It tastes like it smells. What luck to have a plate of this kind of food with this kind of beer. Neither are my usual, but they go together seemlessly. It's not that the fish is very good either...careless, powdery breading, plus I burned one side. But it loves the beer. It seems like a brilliant compromise between the many robust Pale Ales you get in bottle from Britain and the need for lighter alcohol, more refreshing beer. Faint gas pressure makes it just creamy, nearly like a Nitro package, but there are alive, unpasteurized flavors alight on my tongue too: a permanent delicate bitterness from boiled hops forms the base for moss, lychens, birch bark, driftwood, romaine hearts, whipped cream and lemon leaf.

putnam, Aug 03, 2003
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4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

tomis850, Jun 22, 2012
Photo of Reverand
4.47/5  rDev +24.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

First off love the bottle, great idea to use a flask style bottle. I bought this yeasterday and had 2 right away. As I poured the first the color was just great and the aroma made my mouth water. I noticed that the beer had a thin head that vanished quickly. Very easy to drink, this is a beer you can have several of and not feel the effects of gravity. If you see this beer do yourself a favor and buy it.

Reverand, Mar 05, 2002
Photo of CAMRAhardliner
4.38/5  rDev +22%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a very tastey pale ale, one of the hoppiest examples Ive had.

Pours tarnished brass with a foamy, shortlived head. Plenty of lace webs cling to the glass. The aroma is malty and doughy with an edge of leafy english hops. The taste surprised me with a wonderful lemony, herbal Goldings hop flavor. Malt sweetness is there, but this beer is a showcase of English hops. The finish is puckering with a medicinal bitterness. The mouthfeel is light and softly carbonated, like its bottle conditioned.

I really enjoy this beer. Its definitely not in IPA or APA territory, but for an English ale, its very hop forward. This will be great for BBQs.

Ill be sure to get some more bottles. Another great beer from St Peter's.

CAMRAhardliner, Jun 22, 2008
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4.35/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is another of the St Peter's beers out of my sampler pack and I must say I have been impressed by all of them. The Golden Ale poured a light amber color with a small head that left a good lace throughout the whole glass. The smell was very sweet and inviting. The taste was more roasty and burnt than I expected but very good indeed, and had just a touch of bitterness at the end. I noticed however that the sweet tastes came out more as the beer warmed a bit. Out of the 3 beers I've tried in my pack, which are the cream stout, old style porter and the golden ale, I've noticed that they all have a slightly roasted or burnt flavor to them, which I think is very tasty. Another great brew from England.

Dmann, Jan 22, 2003
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4.33/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Another birthday gift from my brother, so Cheers Adam! Cool green bottle, but it's round and I do kind of miss the old oval ones.

Beer itself pours a clear golden color with 1-finger white head of small bubbles that leaves slight lacing on the glass.

Grassy malt smell, maybe a little corn in there, with lemons and a light floral hop aroma.

Sweet grainy malt flavor, green apples, with light lemon flavor and decent bitterness.

Medium body, smooth and fluffy.

Very drinkable, quite a tasty English Pale Ale. I'm a big fan.

Tasted on 6/17/08.

tmitch75, Jul 03, 2008
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4.33/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a clear copper. Mixture of creamy and loose foam. Laces very well.

S - Light toast and a nutty, fruity aroma with a hint of coffee.

T/M - Very nice. Solid ale character with a touch of toasty malt. Some nuts, fruit and lemon. Fairly dry, with an assertive bitter finish. Body is neither light nor heavy and an effervescent carbonation.

D - Very drinkable, solid EPA. Nice balanced flavours.

allergictomacros, Jun 19, 2008
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4.3/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: Green 12 oz. old fashioned medicine style bottle with a quick blurb about the beer on the back label as well as a “best before” date.

Appearance: Slight chill haze with some loose yeast sediment floating around in the orange hued golden colour, the head at first pouring looks of frothy soap and then subsides to a thin lace.

Smell: Sweet malt, woody herbal hop, nutty yeast, faint buttery diacetyl and light alcoholic esters make up the aroma.

Taste: Smooth and creamy with a light carbonation, fruity and smoky on the palate. Flavours of ripe pears and apples with a peat smoked malt taste on the sides and tip of the tongue. Hop stroll in lightly with a lemony and woody flavour donning a modest bitterness. Maltiness is fluffy and sweet and holds on to some residuals in the finish.

Notes: A very tasty little golden ale, such a complex brew for a smaller built ale. It also feigns as a cask ale with the lighter carbonation, this real “real ale”.

Jason, Sep 06, 2002
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4.3/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jerusalem Tavern in London ...

A: A thicker golden with a fast departing off white head

S: Floral hops and sweet malts with a hint of pear?

T: The floral hops are the first thing that hits as the malts balance out the beer towards the middle. delicious.

M: Medium body.. smooth.. refreshing

O: Enjoyable.. would have another.. especially with peanuts at the pub..

callmemickey, Feb 20, 2008
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4.28/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

The overall smoothness of this beer is what really grabbed me. Nice looking pale gold body with a creamy little head. Light wheat and citrus combo in the scent and on the tongue. Just very tasty. No a huge mouthfeel, but consistent. Absolutely an easy drinking ale. It goes down effortlessly.

JayTheFinn, Sep 01, 2006
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4.28/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

500ml bottle, consumed Jan 2011, BBE Sept 2011

A - Orange-hued golden body with a decent white head that dissipates fairly quickly, leaving a light lacing.

S - Hoppy aroma leads, with a sweet malt and citrus compliment.

T - Slightly sweet, malty and fruity with a nice balanced hop bitterness, which leaves a pleasantly bitter aftertaste. More bitter than I expected actually, but by no means unwelcome.

M - Smooth feel with mild carbonation, very light.

D - A very drinkable beer, would definitely work as a session drink.

Wattsox, Jan 17, 2011
Photo of ralree
4.28/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Cloudy golden with a decent white head of 2-fingers that shrinks down to about 1 finger and laces perfectly.

S: Flowering hops and sweet malt. Slight butterscotch.

T: Dried apricots and wonderful English hops. Malt sweetens it up nicely. Nice bitterness on the tongue, and a slight bread flavor at the end. Alcohol in the aftertaste is a little strong.

M: Medium-light bodied, barely astringent. Perfect carbonation. Clean and crisp finish.

D: This drinks very nicely. I will be drinking it again.

ralree, Dec 14, 2007
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4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

leagr, Aug 09, 2012
Photo of allengarvin
4.25/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pale amber, some haze, no head at all (but carbonation is low).

Aroma: Fresh spicy, earthy hop aroma, light grainy malt.

Flavor: Lively hop flavor (earthy, root-like) with moderate-high bitterness, medium-low fruitiness lightly suggestive of fresh apples, and a finish that provides some nice interplay between a buttered-toast malt flavor and some light drying hoppiness.

Mouthfeel: Low carbonation (which is perfect for English beers), nice creamy texture.

allengarvin, Jan 21, 2005
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4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

admh1972, Aug 18, 2014
Photo of theopholis
4.22/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance- Clear, light amber that pours with a smooth, creamy head that with a fair amount of staying power. Leaves some lacing that is very thick immediately above the head, but falls fairly quickly.

Aroma- Fairly nice sweet malt with caramel nose. Some apricot in there somewhere, and as it warms, you get some hops notes. Much better than I expected.

Taste- Nice melange of rich, toasted malts with a strong buttery-caramel middle. Normally, I don't like any butter notes in my beer. It works really well in this one however. Ends with some unripe fruit and floral hop overtones. Has a noticeable mineral-like taste and mouthfeel through-out, but again, it works.

Mouthfeel- Very nice. A failry soft and smooth feel with a medium body. Velvety. Carbonation level is spot on.

Drinkability-A nice drinkable, British Ale.

theopholis, Mar 24, 2007
Photo of Nipitato
4.2/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Purchased a bottle at Julio's Liquors in Westborough, MA.

A: Light copper. Good clarity but not brilliant. Tops with a 1/4 inch white head that dissipates slowly.

S: As appropriate a mild aroma with notes of caramel and fruity hops. Grain noticeable and well done. A good aroma.

T: A touch of hop bitterness throughout though it is stronger on the back end. Grainy malt flavor on finish as well. No fruity esters. Well balanced malt/hop profile. Quite good.

MF: Medium light body. Moderate carbonation. Not dry.

D,notes: This is a very good beer and highly sessionable. Well balanced with good grain flavor.

Nipitato, Apr 03, 2008
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St. Peter's Golden Ale from St. Peter's Brewery Co Ltd
81 out of 100 based on 210 ratings.