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St. Peter's Organic English Ale - St. Peter's Brewery Co Ltd

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St. Peter's Organic English AleSt. Peter's Organic English Ale

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34 Reviews
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Reviews: 34
Hads: 120
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 10.06%
Wants: 2
Gots: 16 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
St. Peter's Brewery Co Ltd visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
English Pale Ale |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: TangTKE402 on 03-07-2011

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Reviews: 34 | Hads: 120
Photo of karait95
3.88/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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. (533 characters)

Photo of NStLincoln
3.11/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Dig the cool bottle, don't dig the green glass. Always a worry about skunkiness when imports us the green glass.

Pours a very light orange color with a one finger white head.

Smells like saltines with an astringent burst of hops. There is a bit of the skunk on there, but it dissipates after a few minutes.

Biscuity on the palate, hops are crisp and really balance well with the bread flavors on the front. A by the book English Pale Ale. (443 characters)

Photo of TyrainDreams
4.5/5  rDev +25.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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. (919 characters)

Photo of fostachild
3.04/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

pours a clear medium yellow/golden colour. good amount of foamy white head.

first thing i smelt was skunk, then a bit of earthy/malty aromas.

very crisp, mostly just taste the malt with a little bit of a burnt flavour in the aftertaste.

though i wouldn't buy this again - it was average and okay to try. (307 characters)

Photo of smakawhat
3.76/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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. (823 characters)

Photo of metter98
3.47/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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. (895 characters)

Photo of CFHMagnet
3.45/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A. Translucent amber body, poured a half finger of head that shrank to a ring rather quickly.

S. Pungent and earthy, very light malt character. Very simple aroma.

T. Grassy hops are good in this. Sweet and very bready in the middle. Slight hint of toffee at the end, with a nut flavor that comes out as the beer warms.

M. Medium body, dry finish.

O. Honestly not bad, but rather unremarkable. (396 characters)

Photo of Knapp85
3.3/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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. (315 characters)

Photo of SebD
3.93/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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. (620 characters)

Photo of DaveHS
3.47/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A-Pours clear amber with a thin, fizzy head. No lacing.

S-Bright, light pale malts, grainy sweetness.

T/M-Mildly sweet grainy malt flavors offset by dry grassy bitterness. It has that export lager cheap sweet malt flavor, in spite of being organic. The finish is dry and grainy.

O-Unmemorable, but so are a lot of beers in this style when served in the bottle. I think this would probably be great on cask. (410 characters)

Photo of LazyL
3.18/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A slightly hazy pale orange with a thin whisp of a white head. I get a fair amount of honey and some sour grassy notes. On the taste I get roasted barley. The mouthfeel is quite dry and a bit oily. The barley almost feels dirty as there is a creamy earthy feel to this beer. Must be all that organic material, right? At 4.5% its not that easy of a drinker, fairly chewy and a touch too sour. Otherwise, an interesting beer that has a fair amount of flavour and some lingering slightly bitter taste. (498 characters)

Photo of nickfl
3.46/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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. (1,191 characters)

Photo of morebeergood
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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. (488 characters)

Photo of TangTKE402
3.54/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a hazy light straw color. Little head and minimal lacing. From bottle to Imperial Pint glass.

S: Malted barley and sweet with corn aromas and a nice English smell to it.

T: This has a nice sort of herbal taste to it with barley malt finish. A touch of celery and marjoram. Tastes almost exactly like English Ale wort smells. Clean taste with a sedimentary finish.

M: Clean, a touch creamy, with a slightly gritty finish.

D: Sessionable in feel and abv, but the flavor is not enough to make you want too much more. You know what you've had once you've had it, and you're ready to move on. (600 characters)

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St. Peter's Organic English Ale from St. Peter's Brewery Co Ltd
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