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St. Peter's G-Free (Gluten Free Beer) - St. Peter's Brewery Co Ltd

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St. Peter's G-Free (Gluten Free Beer)St. Peter's G-Free (Gluten Free Beer)

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74
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22 Ratings
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Ratings: 22
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 2.98
pDev: 19.46%
Wants: 2
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
St. Peter's Brewery Co Ltd visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
English Bitter |  4.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Sigmund on 12-25-2008)
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Molson2000

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +34.2%

10-11-2013 23:47:48 | More by Molson2000
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BuzzCP

California

1.75/5  rDev -41.3%

06-22-2014 06:21:27 | More by BuzzCP
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Mr_Rocca

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev +0.7%

10-27-2013 02:33:43 | More by Mr_Rocca
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hnandez

California

3/5  rDev +0.7%

09-20-2013 14:18:56 | More by hnandez
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jmkoscie

Ontario (Canada)

2.5/5  rDev -16.1%

08-18-2013 21:01:02 | More by jmkoscie
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beerhunter13

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev +9.1%

08-15-2013 14:10:45 | More by beerhunter13
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BeerForMuscle

New Jersey

3/5  rDev +0.7%

08-02-2013 22:26:23 | More by BeerForMuscle
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

1.33/5  rDev -55.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

Bottle: Poured clear golden color ale with a small foamy head with limited retention. Aroma of unrefined grain is not very interesting. Taste is quite atrocious with some weird unrefined grain and no discernable hops. It had been a while since I had such a large drain pour.

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2013 20:00:32 | More by Phyl21ca
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yancot

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev +9.1%

06-17-2013 04:38:13 | More by yancot
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biegaman

Ontario (Canada)

3.46/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

St. Peter's G-Free doesn't look like any less of a beer for not using barley or wheat. In fact, it has the same characteristic golden colour and shiny, clear complexion as any other English bitter. Where it comes up short, however, is in its inability to produce (or at least retain) any head.

Just because someone has an allergy to wheat doesn't mean they can't enjoy hops! Why do so many brewery overlook this? Heck, half the beer drinkers I know prefer a flavour dominated by hops anyhow. I'm glad St. Peter's recognizes this and uses citrusy, floral Amarillo hops.

Though they smell slightly different in combination with the exceptionally chalky mineral-dense water, the hops' key signatures of zested citrus and orange blossoms are fully appreciated. These fruity, leafy flavours show up even bolder on the palate where the impress a grassy bitterness that nearly makes us forget altogether about grain.

The hops don't have much legs behind them (as they rarely do in simple English bitters) but the flavour of oranges, though gentle, doesn't flee away that fast. And while sorghum doesn't quite emulate the wholesome, bready toastiness of barley, it does have a clean and lightly honeyed cereal taste that makes it a very agreeable alternative.

Gluten-free beer generally serves as a reminder that if I suffered from celiac disease I'd probably lose all interest in living. Most are simply that unfortunate. But St. Peter's G-Free is actually a proper, serviceable gluten-free ale that I find not only tolerable, but enjoyable. Turns out there's hope yet in the world for our poor gluten-sensitive friends (and fad dieters).

Serving type: bottle

06-11-2013 23:08:27 | More by biegaman
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andrenaline

Ontario (Canada)

3.31/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

A new selection at the local LCBO...

A - Pours a pale golden colour, thin layer of head with no retention or lacing.

S - Bready grains, cereal, toasted crackers and a hint lemon.

T - The American hop profile provides for a unique citrus flavour that pairs well with the sorghum base. Sour metallic citrus lingers on the finish alongside the bready grains and toasted crackers.

M - A tad thin and watery and finishes surprisingly dry.

O - A surprisingly flavourful brew and easily one of the best gluten free brews I've tried to date. I would easily drink this again and if I couldn't have gluten, this would easily be at the top of my list.

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2013 01:54:10 | More by andrenaline
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spinrsx

Ontario (Canada)

2.8/5  rDev -6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

500ml Bottle from the Ottawa LCBO for 4$

Appearance - Clear golden colour with an average size fizzy off-white coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation showing and there isn't much lacing. The head lasted for around 2 minutes.

Smell - Hops, caramel, floral/citrus notes

Taste & Mouth - There is an average amount of carbonation and I can taste caramel, lemon, and some floral notes. There is also a bit of a hoppy bite to it. It ends with a bit of a spicy dry aftertaste.

Overall – One of the better gluten free beer's I've had. I can see this working well as a refreshing beer during the warmer weather. Still not a great beer.. just good for gluten free.

Serving type: bottle

04-02-2013 14:40:11 | More by spinrsx
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Danobold

Texas

3.25/5  rDev +9.1%

10-27-2012 00:36:54 | More by Danobold
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faust82

Norway

3.43/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The beer is served from a 500ml bottle, bought in Göteborg, Sweden. Expiration date is 16th of May 2013. The label has swedish nutrition markings and english text, brewed in Suffolk.

Appearance: The beer pours a nice golden hue. Very light and bright white head dissipates quickly, leaving just faint lacing on the side.

Smell: light citrus and hops. Slight hint of caramel.

Taste: Hops and bread. Finishes a citrus-like bitter, possibly menthol. Definitely not a session beer, but a nice diversion compared to the lightness of other gluten-free beers.

Mouthfeel: Light and crisp, plenty carbonation. Aftertaste lingers for a while, but other than that it has a clean finish.

Overall: It leaves a bit to be desired in a bitter, but considering this is a gluten-free offering, it's a good showing.

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2012 19:01:14 | More by faust82
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Magery

Kentucky

2.75/5  rDev -7.7%

03-29-2012 18:57:14 | More by Magery
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rarbring

Sweden

3.48/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The brew is pale golden, has a high off-white head, a bit uneven and with large bubbles. Leaving good lacing, but small curtains.

Smelling of fresh lemons and lime, some peel and possibly some cardboard.

Starting with some white bread, not much sweetness, lemon juice, lime peel, rather clean but a bit sharp bitterness.

Medium carbonation, slightly coarse, medium body, a dry (sharp) finish.

A perky nice lemon vibe in this one, refreshing but a tad to rough bitterness.

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2012 17:39:52 | More by rarbring
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Evil_Pidde

Sweden

3.33/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Short-necked stubby green 50 cl bottle with an oval base (instead of a round ditto). A really small white and silver label.

A: Pours deep golden with hints of green. A really small airy white head. No lacings.

S: Floral hops; citric notes. Grassy. Some butter. A bit flowery.

T: Fruit, mostly citrus. Bitter hops. A bit sweet. Somewhat creamy.

M: Aftertaste is mediumlong and holds nice bitterness. Body is light and carbonation is medium.

D: This is a Gluten Free Beer. If you are one of the unlucky, with gluten allergy this must be one of the best choices for you.

Serving type: bottle

05-21-2010 17:13:27 | More by Evil_Pidde
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OskarL

Sweden

2.48/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance - Pale golden color with lots of bubbles rising and a small head that dissipates fast.

Smell - Smells quite fresh of hops, some citrus and caramell.

Taste - Some hops and sweet bread. But it finishes quite unpleasently, with bitterness and something i can't place. Maybe bitter menthol?

Mouthfeel - Light body with lots of carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2010 09:58:14 | More by OskarL
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Macca

Australia

2.73/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

This pours a light golden colour with a centimetre of white head which doesn't stick around for long.

The nose is quite pleasant which is not always a sure thing with gluten free beers. Some nice hop notes. A bit of citrus.

The hop flavours come through on the palate but they are not enough to mask something else in there which is not as pleasant. Menthol? And something else - not sure what. Well out of balance.

Drinking these beers always makes me grateful that I am not gluten intolerant.

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2010 07:57:00 | More by Macca
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ricke

Sweden

2.83/5  rDev -5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A: Pale yellow color with an ivory-colored rather small head that dissipates quickly. Quite a boring looking one.

S: Sweetish hoppy aromas, citric notes and tangerines. Some floral notes. Quite refreshing. Besides the jops there are quite a lot of hard to define aromas and I suspect they derive from the sorghum used in the brewing. A peculiar smell, but not a very good one.

T: Fruity hop flavors and tangerines. It's rather sweet with a faint tart note in the middle. Grass. The overall composition seems strange since the usual malt flavors are not there. But still, some notes of crackers are noticeable. In the finish there is a not so pleasant bitterness, strange notes of menthol, white pepper and licorice. After a while the taste of menthol gets really annoying.

M: Light body, bland mouthfeel. Feels boring.

D: Perhaps this is a required taste, and I definitely would have bought it again if I had celiac disease. But for now, it didn't really do it for me.

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2009 21:54:52 | More by ricke
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bark

Sweden

3.58/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The colour is pale gold; the liquid is clear. The airy off-white head leaves some fine lacing.

The hoppy smell got citric notes (lime, bitter oranges, lemon) and a fine candy-like sweetness.

The taste is a bit different as there is no malt in this beer. The body is low. Lots of bitter citric hoppy flavours are mixed with a very neutral sweetness. The short aftertaste is dominated by fresh hops with a fine tart citric/lemon flavour and a hint of dough.

The carbonation is medium with lots of soda-like large bubbles. The liquid is light.

Much better gluten free beer than "Saxon", although it tastes more like a well hopped pilsner than a bitter. Very refreshing.

Serving type: bottle

05-01-2009 21:35:55 | More by bark
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Sigmund

Norway

3.15/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

500 ml bottle, bought at Ultra Stavanger (Stadionparken). ABV is 4.2%. Clear deep golden colour, moderate head. Pleasant aroma of Amarillo hops with notes of mandarin/tangerine. I started drinking it too cold, but the flavour is fairly crisp and dry with some fruity hops first, then some rubbery notes in the middle like sayravai says, and a very bitter finish. This bitterness is not entirely pleasant, as the beer is light bodied and lacks malts and sweetness to balance the bitterness. If i suffered from coeliac disease I would probably buy this beer again, but as gluten is not a problem for me, St. Peters Brewery has other beers that are more to my liking.

Serving type: bottle

12-25-2008 23:03:43 | More by Sigmund
St. Peter's G-Free (Gluten Free Beer) from St. Peter's Brewery Co Ltd
74 out of 100 based on 22 ratings.