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

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St. Peter's Golden AleSt. Peter's Golden Ale

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200 Ratings

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Ratings: 200
Reviews: 146
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 15.04%
Wants: 9
Gots: 2 | 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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3/5  rDev -16.4%

06-01-2012 12:32:46 | More by SickNukes
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New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

05-04-2012 02:19:44 | More by tbeer40
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United Kingdom (England)

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

04-30-2012 16:39:54 | More by IPA4LIFE
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3.48/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500 ml. dicinal" bottle. Orange to gold colour, with normal head that dissappears sooon. Smell is earthy, grains, hops. Palate is maybe too light, fizzy, but smooth. Taste is rough in the beginning, earthy, caramel, citrus notes. Yes, is similar in character to Czech lager, and it's good.

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2012 15:21:33 | More by janubio
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

04-03-2012 03:30:32 | More by Jhatwig
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3/5  rDev -16.4%

03-31-2012 03:07:02 | More by allisino
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Russian Federation

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

03-15-2012 12:51:00 | More by thekkk
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4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

03-11-2012 02:29:02 | More by Mumps
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Quebec (Canada)

3.15/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Thanks to Ruds for this one.

Poured from a 500ml. bottle, best before 13 Apr 12.

Appearance: A brown-orange body (not really golden) with a thin ring of foam that disappears fast. Disappointing.

Smell: Earthy minerals and some bitter fruit.

Taste: Fleshy orange, hint of smoke, very mineral verging on salty. That saltiness kind of lingers but gets better as it warms.

Mouthfeel: Starts strong but thins out a bit. Good carbonation.

Overall: Decent but not a highlight for me.

Serving type: bottle

03-08-2012 12:13:58 | More by papat444
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Ontario (Canada)

3.53/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a darker shade of gold, has a real copper hue to it. Bubbly head has good retention and leaves some nice chunky lacings to the finish.

Grainy aroma, a tad too sweet for my liking.

Despite the malty aroma, hops really dominate on the tongue. Perfumey, herbal, really complex profile for an English brew. Malt profile is biscuity with pronouncedear flavors.

Nice mouthfeel, restrained carbonation doesn't get in the way of the complex flavors.

Don't usually like this style, but this is really well developed. Nice beer.

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2012 01:38:25 | More by CanuckRover
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New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

02-11-2012 01:05:29 | More by RoryOMoore
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3.58/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served in a Gale Sayers shaker pint glass.

Got this guy from his new, round bottle. Gotta say, I almost prefer the more flask-like model... Anyway, this stuff pours a clear golden straw topped by over a finger of off-white foam. The nose comprises wheat, light orange peel, and very light banana. The taste sticks to the smell's guns, altering pretty much nothing. Fair enough. The body is a hefty light, with a very light moderate carbonation and a wet feel. Overall, a nice little EPA, nothing amazing, but something easily taken down with moderate pleasure. And, yes, I could sound more like a humanizing robot...I just choose not to...

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2012 04:43:53 | More by TMoney2591
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

02-01-2012 04:06:24 | More by LJWalker
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Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -16.4%

01-03-2012 15:32:05 | More by kelvarnsen
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

12-29-2011 17:35:57 | More by cdwil
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District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +11.4%

12-14-2011 04:43:29 | More by nmann08
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Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +11.4%

11-28-2011 08:00:21 | More by bigox420
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New Hampshire

5/5  rDev +39.3%

11-27-2011 15:27:29 | More by Rochefort10nh
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Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +11.4%

11-21-2011 01:44:57 | More by RedAleMan
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Ontario (Canada)

3.7/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: It has a nice cloudy golden/copper colour to it. It has a nice white bubbly head that dies down moderately and leaves some lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitly give out hints of alot of grainy and bready malts, some sweet toffee and caramel and some light hops.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has a very strong malt grainy and bready feel to it, caramel sweetness and some grassy/earthy/woody notes from the hops witch give it a slight bitterness.

Mouthfeel: It has a medium carbonation with a nice balance and feel but not enough hop complexity.

Drinkability: It's a smooth drinkable beer accompanied with decent flavors and aromas.

Serving type: bottle

11-19-2011 20:41:33 | More by SebD
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Ontario (Canada)

4.05/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a bright, clear, light golden amber with some visible carbonation and a sizeable white head of creamy foam with solid retention. It gradually dissipates to a ring and thin cap of bubbly foam, leaving spotty lacing.

S: Sweet caramel and loads of biscuit malts with notes of treacle, butterscotch, nuts, and fresh and toasted grains. Grassy and woody hop aromas with resiny, herbal, and spice notes lurk beneath the malt with hints of yeast, citrus, ethanol beneath the malt.

T: Robust and slightly sweet caramel and biscuit malts with a mildly earthy, peaty undertone give way to bready and grainy malt tastes mingling with floral, woody, and slightly citric (lemon zest) hops. Roasty, nutty, faintly smoky malt notes in the finish alongside earthy and citric hop bitterness.

M: Light-bodied with low, creamy smooth carbonation. Quite dry, with the lingering roasty malt and hop bitterness of the finish balancing the rich flavour profile and prodding you to take another sip. Quite refreshing altogether.

D: A clean and refreshing English pale ale that would be nothing short of sensual art on a July afternoon. Besides the drinkability, it's flavourful and has complexity to make it worth sipping as well as sessioning. Well worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

11-09-2011 23:40:26 | More by Kartoffeln
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3.15/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A - Pours a bright straw color. Foam cap quickly settles, some busy coronation continues to work its way up the glass as the here drinks.

A - Interesting array of malt, yeast and green hops. Nothing stunning, but more interesting than most beers out there. Certainly more lively than most beers of this size and outside of the hop-forward American category.

F - This isn't really an English rendition of a Lager, a la Sam Smith's Lager or Great Lakes' Dortmunder Export. Nor is it simply an English Bitter. Unfortunately it's a hybrid of both.

There's too much grain in the finish. There's some honey flavor, but otherwise the malt character is boring and thin. The hops are English and restrained. They don't do anything for the beer. Spicy noble hops would be far more fitting than these acidic fruit and forest flavors.
The yeast isn't clean enough for the style, either.

M - It's thin and dry, which a Summer beer ought to be. However, the graininess leaves it too thin. Even a Budweiser has more body.

O - This tastes more like an emaciated Bitter, than a British substitute for a Pilsner. I don't mind a good Pilsner, when fresh. But my experience with their other beers had me hoping I had found my go-to Warm Weather beer. Sadly it lacked comparable character and isn't worth the price.

Serving type: bottle

10-20-2011 23:59:33 | More by MONKandTUCK
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3.63/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

(Served in a nonic)

A- This beer pours a crystal clear body of aged copper with a bubbly white head that fades to a thin film and a raging carbonation of tiny bubbles.

S- The strong aroma of pale malt and grain even during the pour is followed by a green slightly pungent hops aroma. The finish has a hops and hair perm chemical quality with a stale cigarette ash note coming through as it warms up. The hops still cover a bit of that up.

T- The soft pale malt taste is dry with a soft woody hop finish with a hop pungent flavor lingering with some carbonic acid taste mixed in.

M- The medium mouthfeel has a dry finish that becomes really dry as it goes on and no alcohol heat noticed.

O- The soft malt flavor is very dry with the hops becoming mostly bitey with the carbonic acid but they do hold a bit of their flavor. The hops were very nice in the nose but the off aromas were hard to get past.

Serving type: bottle

08-25-2011 21:39:22 | More by rhoadsrage
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3.7/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a murky light honey orange with a 1/2 tan head that fades to nothing. Very small dots of lace randomly form on the glass on the drink down. Smell is of toasted malt, grains, and some honey. Taste is of malt, grains, bread, and slight hop flavors. There is a slight bitterness that sticks around on the palate after each sip. This beer has a low level of carbonation with a creamy and smooth mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer but I wish the carbonation level was a bit higher.

Serving type: bottle

08-13-2011 04:06:24 | More by UCLABrewN84
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2.58/5  rDev -28.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Other than the unusual bottle shape I found this beer underwhelming. Poured a 2" white head which quickly vanished. Clear straw yellow in color, not really even golden. Smell is moderately skunked. It tastes like standard BMCs except for a lasting bitter finish and a moderate zing. I don't see what's the big deal.

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2011 08:48:13 | More by MoreThanWine
St. Peter's Golden Ale from St. Peter's Brewery Co Ltd
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