St. Peter's Organic English Ale - St. Peter's Brewery Co Ltd
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4.5/5 rDev +25.7%
A - Poured from a really nifty looking oval bottle. Golden amber color and did not produce much head might have been my pour though.
A - Smells a little skunky to be honest and definitely smells bitter. After letting it breath a little the smells went from skunky to malty and earthy.
F - Bitter, excellent pale ale. The mix of flavors is actually really subtle and nice. Slight metallic taste. After the 3rdish drink it starts to taste bready/yeasty with a nice citrus note in the middle finishes up with a grassy taste which just makes me think organic.
M - Not as thick as I thought it would be... Light carbonation levels... Not much to say it works for the style.
O - I really enjoyed this beer, it's savory and has a really good balance of taste... I think this is the first Organic beer I've had and I sort of thought it would be closer to homebrew but its crisp and clean and just got better as it breathed.
11-02-2011 01:46:32 | More by TyrainDreams
4.35/5 rDev +21.5%
Brilliantly clear, golden pour with modest carbonation and a beautiful cream-off-white 1-inch head. Modest head retention. Fresh, noticeable, malty nose with some grassy after-notes. Medium body. Excellent lacing. Restrained hop-bitterness; suggestions of fresh cracked pepper on the palate. Crisp and dry finish. Nice bite . Almost pilsnerish. Certainly moreish. I would definitely purchase this ale again. Delicious.
11-18-2012 20:58:05 | More by carlborch
4.05/5 rDev +13.1%
St. Peter’s Organic English Ale has an extraordinarily thick, spongy, off-white head, with little brown specks sprinkled about and thick, heavy lacing left behind on the glass. The appearance is murky golden, with suspended brown flecks and lots of bubble streams. Aroma is sharp, with a moldy, cellared smell and some bready sweetness. Taste is of sweet, bready malt, sharp, grassy hops bitterness, nut shell, sugar, and cellar. Mouthfeel is medium and slick, and St. Peter’s Organic English Ale finishes dry, decently refreshing, and nicely drinkable, yet not particularly quaff-able. Overall, this is an interesting and flavorful ale, and I suggest giving it a go.
06-13-2013 20:58:25 | More by RonaldTheriot
4/5 rDev +11.7%
Poured from a pint sized bottle into a lint glass, coded freshness date. This pours a nice clear amber color with a nice foamy white head. The smell is fresh and crisp a little grassy earthy and nice toffee and caramel malts. The feel is medium. The taste is similar to the smell, quite nice, nice amount of bitterness and caramel, I'm impressed.
07-02-2012 04:28:40 | More by DavidST
3.93/5 rDev +9.8%
Appearance: It has a nice golden/amber colour to it. It has a nice white head that dies down slowly and it has nice lacing.
Smell: The aromas definitly give out hints of grassy hops with some sweet bready and caramely malts with notes of vanilla and toffee and a slight skunkiness.
Taste: Like the aromas, it has a sweet bready malt flavor to it, a slight hint of vanilla and toffee and a nice grassy hop bitterness at the end.
Mouthfeel: It has a low/medium carbonation with an overall nice balance and a nice dry finish.
Drinkability: It's a good drinkable beer accompanied with good decent flavours and aromas.
05-23-2011 23:04:10 | More by SebD
3.93/5 rDev +9.8%
This review was originally submitted in summer 2012 under the 'St. Peter's English Ale' entry, a mistake on my part that has been deleted and moved here.
500 mL bottle from the LCBO; production code A1612 (guessing that means January 16th of this year, but I'm really not sure). Nice bottle, but does it really need to be green?
Pours a translucent pale amber-blonde colour, topped with roughly one finger of frothy, creamy off-white head. Retention isn't great, but there is some very nice lacing left behind. The aroma is skunky at first, but this problem is mostly solved with a few minutes of airing out. Doing so helps reveal the true aroma of biscuity malts, honey, and some fruity esters reminiscent of apples and pears, all of which is supported with a background of leafy English hop aromas.
This is a pretty tasty EPA, and its flavour covers most of the major traits I like in the style. The flavour is dominated by malts at first, reminding me of lightly-toasted buttered biscuits with a hint of honey and toffee. This is balanced nicely with some potent floral, earthy English hop bitterness, adding a slightly tea-leafy feel to the brew that lingers into the dry finish. Slick, buttery mouthfeel, with a body on the light side of medium. Relatively light carbonation that gently prickles the tongue as you sip, and very drinkable.
St. Peter's Organic English Ale could easily be improved by just switching to a brown bottle, but it's still a solid quaff even with the skunkiness. Fairly well-balanced, very smooth mouthfeel with lots of English-style hoppiness, which is 90% of what I want from an EPA.
I picked up another bottle on Dec. 19 2013, this time comparing it side-by-side with Spitfire, Fuller's London Pride and Pedigree. The toasted malts allow this one to stand out from the pack - this is a superbly well-balanced, sessionable English ale with no serious weaknesses. It's a little too pricy to be something I'd drink regularly, but that has nothing to do with the beer itself. All English ale fans should give this one a shot.
Final Grade: 3.93, an impressive B+.
12-20-2013 04:12:13 | More by thehyperduck
3.9/5 rDev +8.9%
A: nice brilliant light amber color, medium carbonation is present and forms a not very big head
S: smell is pretty clear barley, hops all defined by the English ale style.
T: flavor is as should, this beer is according to the style, hops, something like honey or maybe some butter is inside but tastes very nice and natural.
M: sensation is nice, start somehow neutral and changes over time in mouth to a final bitter ending, body is a little bellow medium making this beer well balanced between refreshing and fully flavored.
02-27-2012 05:04:06 | More by karait95
3.8/5 rDev +6.1%
Poured from the bottle into a nonic pint glass.
A good solid yellow gold and absolutely crystal clear body is presented off the pour. Up top sits a shocking white head of about two fingers. Tiny slow crawling bubbles rise. I am kind of surprised by how incredibly clear this is. Some good stickiness on the glass.
Smells like an adjunct lager at first then gives way to minor toasty like malts, but also some old doughy like bread. Not particularly bitter or hoppy either. Kind of small nose also.
Taste is, kind of hop lemon bitter sensation with good baking cracker like bread at the end. Texture hints at crispness with a solid medium body. Finish also has grapefruit oil like qualities and flavor.
Overall kind of reminds me of an English bitter in a way but definitely more crisp and full. One to enjoy no problem.
08-01-2011 03:50:59 | More by smakawhat
St. Peter's Organic English Ale from St. Peter's Brewery Co Ltd
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