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

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

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Ratings: 76
Reviews: 45
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 12.8%

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:
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(Beer added by: mdagnew on 04-03-2006)
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Reviews by NATOuk:
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United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)

3.35/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A transparent deep ruby red colour. Forms a thin head which leaves a white ring around the glass

Rich chocolate malt smell.

Sweet malts, slight chocolate taste, slight bitterness at the back of the mouth on the finish

Low carbonation, medium-heavy body. Very smooth.

Very smooth, easy to drink. Perhaps not a session beer as its very rich but ideally savoured in low quantity.

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2011 23:09:33 | More by NATOuk
More User Reviews:
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3.78/5  rDev +0.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-08-2014 23:15:35 | More by flagmantho
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4.5/5  rDev +20%

03-28-2014 05:02:05 | More by zenithberwyn
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United Kingdom (England)

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

12-30-2013 15:02:11 | More by SimonTHGolfer
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Croatia (Hrvatska)

3/5  rDev -20%

11-21-2013 11:23:50 | More by pipinmalikonj
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3.7/5  rDev -1.3%
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

Serving type: bottle

11-12-2013 09:28:28 | More by admiral
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

11-11-2013 17:11:32 | More by Anze
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

11-08-2013 15:54:48 | More by dcmchew
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

10-18-2013 08:31:56 | More by tmzl
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Croatia (Hrvatska)

4/5  rDev +6.7%

08-08-2013 19:38:32 | More by hansavijaticar
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

07-27-2013 08:55:22 | More by pkenkman
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United Kingdom (England)

3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

07-19-2013 16:49:31 | More by vinicole
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3/5  rDev -20%

07-14-2013 20:42:15 | More by crobinso
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New Hampshire

3.29/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-02-2013 23:03:42 | More by puboflyons
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3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

06-22-2013 18:23:43 | More by MaxOhle
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3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

06-16-2013 15:07:34 | More by adityashekhar
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Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

06-16-2013 14:33:04 | More by TheBeeraholic
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3.35/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-31-2013 04:31:45 | More by soju6
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2.5/5  rDev -33.3%

02-06-2013 15:25:12 | More by prisoner1572
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Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

01-31-2013 15:05:30 | More by tbeckett
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

01-23-2013 14:11:37 | More by mungus
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3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

01-14-2013 11:40:49 | More by Chrily
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3.78/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Classic flat green 500ml St Peters bottle purchased for me by the in-laws for Christmas.

Pours a pleasant (indeed) ruby red colour, with a fine white head of tiny bubbles that settles to a pleasant film. Fine carbonation is visible when the glass is tilted. Some patchy streaks of lacing form as well. Overall, a pretty good-looking beer.

Nose is quite hoppy, with a crisp herbal bite and almost the hint of American strength to it. The suggestion of citrus, along with a poignant rosemary bite. This is underscored by a solid, slightly caramelly malt sweetness, perhaps a bit richer than the hops should really allow. Overall, though it's a pleasant aroma.

Taste is smooth but a bit timid. Light malt characters come through pleasantly, but there's no richness; hops give more of that herbal flavour, but there's no bite and little to no bitterness. Still, we get a light dance of dark citrus and a balanced low-calorie caramel to balance it somewhat. It's decent enough.

Feel is smooth and light and pleasant enough.

Overall, this is very decent stuff. Solidly, if unimaginatively made and providing a pleasant drinking experience. I think it's one of the stronger entries in the St Peters range.

Serving type: bottle

12-27-2012 05:51:39 | More by lacqueredmouse
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Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -20%

11-23-2012 02:04:29 | More by cfalovo97
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4.03/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Here's another on the 'to do' list of beer reviews: St. Peter's Ruby Red Ale. Spying the unique bottle at an expensive but well appointed craft beer shoppe [sic], I made a mental note to one day quench my mighty thirst with this fine beverage, when I found it a cheaper price (of course!). Said day is upon us thanks to Daniel S. Murphy Esq. the bottle-shoppe [sic] that is well known to slash prices and aggressively undercut, to our collective benefits, in the quest to destroy the opposition... ahh Dan Murphy's you magnificent bastards.

Poured from a 500ml bottle into a nonic pint.

A: It's in the name but I'll say it anyway; deep ruby red body with a nice sticky tan head.

S: Fantastic aroma! A mixture of sloe berry, dark cherry, chicory, hint of vanilla with a heavy roast malt (almost rye-like) base. This is one brew that smells medieval in its earthiness (and I should know as I travelled back in time to the middle ages last week).

T: That chicory flavour is upfront, with a smattering of ripened fresh coffee beans, sloe berries and that chewy malt base that carries through to a mildly bitter base. Slight sourness that carries throughout and lets one know that a decent yeast was used.

M: Mid to light body, slightly chewy, with a light carbonation.

D: Impressed with this one. Doubtless to say it's a bit on the expensive side for what you get (Hook-Norton's Old Hooky is a half-decent cheaper replacement), but it pleases nonetheless, and if you want to try a dirty/earthy flavoured ale then this is a good pick. Treat it as a half-way between an English Bitter and a Stout and you get the idea of what sort of flavours to expect.

Food match: Roasted game meats like partridge, grouse, woodcock and venison. Also roasted wild pig on a spit would lend its medieval feel to the brew.

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2012 09:50:11 | More by doktorhops
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St. Peter's Ruby Red Ale from St. Peter's Brewery Co Ltd
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