St. Peter's Ruby Red Ale - St. Peter's Brewery Co Ltd
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3.14/5 rDev -15.8%
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.
06-30-2014 17:44:08 | More by StonedTrippin
3.78/5 rDev +1.3%
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.
04-08-2014 23:15:35 | More by flagmantho
3.7/5 rDev -0.8%
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
11-12-2013 09:28:28 | More by admiral
3.29/5 rDev -11.8%
From the antique looking green bottle stamped 12223. Sampled on July 2, 2013.
The pour is mahogany brown more than red with a short-lived head and slightly cloudy.
The aroma is of pale malts with the unique fruitiness of a red but there is also a chocolate thing going on that I have not encountered in a red. Maybe a slight nuttiness.
The body is about medium.
The taste is of malts but the odd chocolate note I got on the nose is not as noticeable in the taste. A kind of herbal quality too. The ending is slightly bitter and lingers to a dry a finish.
07-02-2013 23:03:42 | More by puboflyons
3.35/5 rDev -10.2%
A: Neat Bottle. Pours a dark ruby read color with a very small head and no lacing.
S: Aroma of malt, dark fruit and bit of caramel.
T: Taste of some malt, caramel sweetness, dark fruit and just a bit of spice.
F: Moderate body, quite smooth and flavor enhances as it warms.
O: Nice beer for the style.
05-31-2013 04:31:45 | More by soju6
St. Peter's Ruby Red Ale from St. Peter's Brewery Co Ltd
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