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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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BA SCORE
84
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76 Ratings
THE BROS
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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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: mdagnew on 04-03-2006)
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Reviews by NATOuk:
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NATOuk

United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)

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

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

Smell
Rich chocolate malt smell.

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

Mouthfeel
Low carbonation, medium-heavy body. Very smooth.

Drinkability
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
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flagmantho

Washington

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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zenithberwyn

California

4.5/5  rDev +20%

03-28-2014 05:02:05 | More by zenithberwyn
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SimonTHGolfer

United Kingdom (England)

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

12-30-2013 15:02:11 | More by SimonTHGolfer
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pipinmalikonj

Croatia (Hrvatska)

3/5  rDev -20%

11-21-2013 11:23:50 | More by pipinmalikonj
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admiral

Australia

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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Anze

Slovenia

3.75/5  rDev 0%

11-11-2013 17:11:32 | More by Anze
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dcmchew

Romania

4/5  rDev +6.7%

11-08-2013 15:54:48 | More by dcmchew
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tmzl

Slovenia

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

10-18-2013 08:31:56 | More by tmzl
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hansavijaticar

Croatia (Hrvatska)

4/5  rDev +6.7%

08-08-2013 19:38:32 | More by hansavijaticar
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pkenkman

Estonia

4/5  rDev +6.7%

07-27-2013 08:55:22 | More by pkenkman
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vinicole

United Kingdom (England)

3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

07-19-2013 16:49:31 | More by vinicole
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crobinso

Colorado

3/5  rDev -20%

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

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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MaxOhle

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

06-22-2013 18:23:43 | More by MaxOhle
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adityashekhar

India

3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

06-16-2013 15:07:34 | More by adityashekhar
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TheBeeraholic

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

06-16-2013 14:33:04 | More by TheBeeraholic
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soju6

Missouri

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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prisoner1572

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -33.3%

02-06-2013 15:25:12 | More by prisoner1572
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tbeckett

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

01-31-2013 15:05:30 | More by tbeckett
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mungus

Australia

3.75/5  rDev 0%

01-23-2013 14:11:37 | More by mungus
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Chrily

Norway

3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

01-14-2013 11:40:49 | More by Chrily
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lacqueredmouse

Australia

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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cfalovo97

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -20%

11-23-2012 02:04:29 | More by cfalovo97
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doktorhops

Australia

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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