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St. Peter's Ruby Red Ale - St. Peter's Brewery Co Ltd

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St. Peter's Ruby Red AleSt. Peter's Ruby Red Ale

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BA SCORE
84
good

92 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 92
Reviews: 48
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 12.97%
Wants: 2
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
St. Peter's Brewery Co Ltd visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
English Bitter |  4.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: mdagnew on 04-03-2006)
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of Hoppsbabo
4/5  rDev +8.1%

A: Very dark ruby with a small off-white head.
S: Cake ingredients. Not too strong though.
T: Dry, sharp and crisp but some nice cakey malt flavour. Just a bit spicy in the finish. A slight cucumbery thing in the finish.
O: Pretty good.

Photo of AlexAfonin
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of Carpetsmoker
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of Dougology
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Delicious, but a little weak in ABV for me. Purchased in Italy.

Photo of SVD
3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

Photo of His_Royal_Hoppiness
3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

Photo of Florya
3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

Photo of Hayley_86
3/5  rDev -18.9%

Photo of hoppecatania
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of fostachild
3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

Photo of harty83
2.75/5  rDev -25.7%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.14/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

really underwhelmed by this red ale, i expected much more, just based on how good the cream stout is. this one falls a bit flat of that mark, but my bottle may not have been stored or handled properly, so that could be a factor. no bottle date to check either. frothy brick red color, pretty clear, glowing darker amber. the nose is stale english malt, muted and dusty, not real appealing, and the yeast seems weird in it, like bread dough or something, unfinished. notes of oatmeal and sweeter red malt on the front end, and barley a bittering hop to finish. i like the mouthfeel pretty well, real frothy and sturdy, especially for a beer so low in alcohol, but there is a weird tannic thing running through it, and with the staleness of the grain, i really dont care much for it. i love their packaging, i find it distinct and alluring, but if these green bottles are responsible for light struck beer, im not a fan anymore. this bottle exhibited those properties for sure. i will revisit this again when i can guarantee its freshness.

Photo of BuzzCP
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of Paccamacca
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of Matvei
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of flagmantho
3.78/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 500mL bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: rich, dark amber hue with a very little haze and a light effervescence. Head is a thin finger of frothy tan foam which leaves a nice lace on the glass as it dissipates.

Smell: lightly sweet and caramelly with a little bit of earthy hops. A bit biscuity, and reminiscent of an amber ale, but nice nonetheless.

Taste: drier than the aroma would suggest, but with plenty of caramel and biscuity character. Hops are earthy and forward, with a pleasingly balanced bitterness. I'm not a huge amber-biscuit guy, but in this application it works (it's the English talent for restraint, I think).

Mouthfeel: medium-light body with a surprisingly good carbonation and a very nice creaminess. I can dig it!

Overall: a drinkable and tasty bitter. Perhaps I should go to Britain and attempt to quaff a few of these down the local pub.

Photo of zenithberwyn
4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

Photo of SimonTHGolfer
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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3/5  rDev -18.9%

Photo of admiral
3.7/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

An enjoyable English ale with good, strong flavours coming through

aroma: malt, toffee/caramel

taste: chocolate and roasted malt predominate with caramel/toffee, slight smoke and burnt biscuit and a pronounced peppery bitterness on the back of palate and in the aftertaste

interesting flavour combinations and beer - liked it a lot - but the bitterness from the hops seemed a little out of place or wasn't quite in balance but probably being too picky as everything else about the beer was great

Photo of Anze
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of dcmchew
3.7/5  rDev 0%

Photo of tmzl
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of hansavijaticar
4/5  rDev +8.1%

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St. Peter's Ruby Red Ale from St. Peter's Brewery Co Ltd
84 out of 100 based on 92 ratings.