St. Peter's Organic English Ale - St. Peter's Brewery Co Ltd
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3.48/5 rDev -2.8%
A: The beer is clear golden yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a thin bright white head that quickly died down, leaving delicate lacing covering the surface and a thin ring of bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: There are moderately strong aromas of biscuit and bready malts in the nose along with notes of fruity yeast.
T: The taste is similar to the smell, although the presence of grassy hops is a bit more noticeable, which contribute a slight amount of bitterness—this particularly stands out in the finish. Fruity flavors in the taste become a bit stronger as the beer begins to warm up.
M: It feels a bit shy of medium-bodied on the palate and is clean and somewhat crisp with a low to moderate amount of carbonation. There is some dryness in the finish.
O: The beer is very easy to drink and its low alcohol content makes it sessionable.
07-02-2011 22:52:40 | More by metter98
3.33/5 rDev -7%
This pours out as a orange colored liquid with a very minimal head. The smell is a little grassy with some decent malt and hop aromas. The taste is a lot like a pilsner but I found it to be pretty good despite the grassy flavor. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and not too carbonated. Overall It's a pretty good ale.
05-26-2011 23:53:21 | More by Knapp85
3.45/5 rDev -3.6%
A - Pours with half a finger of white foam that settles out quite quickly and leaves moderate lace. The body is a dark golden color with perfect clarity.
S - Musty hops with a bit of burnt toast aroma. Just a little bit of red apple yeast character in the background.
T - Slightly sweet, toasted malt up front with a little bit of caramel. Some musty, earthy hops in the middle with a hint of red apple yeast and more caramel. The beer finishes with lots of musty hops and moderately strong bitterness that is complimented by burnt toast and toffee malt notes.
M - Medium body, moderately low carbonation, and a dry finish.
D - A very musty and earthy British beer with a decent yeast character. All of the appropriate flavor notes are present here, but they never really seem to come together in a harmonious manner. The bitterness is kind of disjointed and really tends to accentuate the dry, burnt character of the toasted malt. In the end, the best aspect of the beer is visual; it looks great and still comes in a cool bottle, but that really shouldn't be the high point of a beer. The truth is that you shouldn't have much trouble finding a better British pale ale, even in the US.
05-10-2011 04:22:20 | More by nickfl
3.59/5 rDev +0.3%
A: Pours a very lightly hazy medium golden yellow in color with moderate amounts of active visible carbonation rising from the bottom of the glass and some faint hints of apricot highlights. The beer has a two finger tall sudsy off-white head that reduces to a large patch of thick film surrounded by a thin film covering the remainder of the surface of the beer and a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Significant amounts of lacing are observed.
S: Moderate aromas of biscuit malts with some light aromas of fruity yeast (hints of white grape). There is a light aroma of floral and grassy hops as well.
T: Upfront there are moderate flavors of biscuit and bready malts with some light flavors of fruity yeast (white grape) - which contributes a very light amount of sweetness which builds as the beer warms. Light amounts of bitterness in the finish but it does not linger for long.
M: Just shy of medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Clean and crisp with just a hint of dryness in the finish.
O: With the nice flavors/aromas and low ABV, this is a very nice sessionable brew and one I could easily see myself enjoying - reminds me of sitting in a pub in London.
11-10-2013 21:17:07 | More by dbrauneis
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
3.4/5 rDev -5%
$4.89 for the 16.9 oz bottle at a local store. New in town.
It has a nice clear bright gold colour with close to a 2 inch head of foam that shrinks quickly leaving almost no lacing behind.
The smell is of sweet malt and an ample, I'd say, lemony citrus that turns to an almost medicinal aroma, which I don't find attractive.
The taste is different from what I expected; the malt isn't all that sweet, more of an earthiness and dankness. Mild hop bitterness throughout though more apparent in the finish. A slight medicinal like flavour there but it isn't profound enough to turn me off.
Overall, a decent to good brew that's easy to drink but gets a bit boring when a few sips go down the hatch.
08-30-2012 22:28:54 | More by Bitterbill
3.55/5 rDev -0.8%
From the antique looking green 25 oz. bottle labeled Organic English Ale with the number 10035 on the back label. Sampled on June 30, 2013.
The pour is golden amber with a foamy off-white head and a slight cloudy appearance. I think it looks quite good.
The aroma is very malt forward with butter and cream, yeast, and a slight herbal quality. Hops are soft.
The body is light to medium but quite creamy.
The taste has a malty beginning but a slightly lingering hop finish that becomes rather dry. It reminds more of German malts than English but it is refreshing enough.
06-30-2013 16:04:40 | More by puboflyons
3.48/5 rDev -2.8%
Poured into a perfect pint. Cool old-timey medicine bottle that is unfortunately green.
3.0 A: Lightly hazed light orange color. Not quite one finger of frothy white head. Retention is about average and a very short ring of lacing is left.
3.5 S: Earthy and minerally with a dry crackery and grainy maltiness. Little bit of toastiness. Grassy and earthy hops. Mild yeastiness. Pretty standard for the style, which is good enough for me.
3.5 T: Taste is like the nose. Earth and mineral. Dry, light toastiness, cracker and grainy malts. Mild yeast, mild-moderate bitterness, grassy hoppiness.
3.5 M: Lighter medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Crisp and dry and smooth.
3.5 D: Decent beer that has no faults.
10-26-2012 02:46:59 | More by DavoleBomb
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
3.28/5 rDev -8.4%
Purchased a bottle at Whole Foods for $3.99. Poured into a Bass red triangle shaped glass. Very pale orange color. Lots of carbonation, but not much head. Minimal lacing. Smell has an earthy yet skunky aroma to it, which I did not care for too much. Flavor was bready and slightly mineral-like. Mouthfeel was smooth but watery, like most English ales tend to be. I picked up the bottle because I always liked the shape, but I didn't find the beer half as interesting. Nothing too special.
04-01-2011 04:37:20 | More by morebeergood
3.73/5 rDev +4.2%
16.9 oz bottle was poured into a pint glass.
Appearance: This beer poured a small head that reduced to a thin layer and left some lacing on the glass. It is a pale orange color with great clarity and bubbles coming up through the glass. Nice lacing on the glass as the beer was drank.
Smell: caramel malts, fruity, and bready.
Taste: grassy hops, bready and pale malts, and some lingering bitterness in the end.
Mouthfeel: Smooth, chewy, medium carbonation, and light to medium bodied.
Overall: Pretty nice EPA here folks. Not crazy about beer that comes in strange green shaped bottles, but this one was alright.
04-15-2013 00:47:51 | More by Flounder57
St. Peter's Organic English Ale from St. Peter's Brewery Co Ltd
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