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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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BA SCORE
81
good

103 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 103
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 15.08%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | 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

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: TangTKE402 on 03-07-2011)
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Photo of thehyperduck
3.93/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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+.

thehyperduck, Dec 20, 2013
Photo of MystikCelt
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

MystikCelt, Nov 24, 2013
Photo of Buggies
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Buggies, Nov 11, 2013
Photo of dbrauneis
3.59/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

dbrauneis, Nov 10, 2013
Photo of HoneyLamb
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

HoneyLamb, Nov 09, 2013
Photo of dcbeers
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

dcbeers, Nov 03, 2013
Photo of John_Squires
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

John_Squires, Oct 17, 2013
Photo of tmm313
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

tmm313, Sep 25, 2013
Photo of mikeburd1128
2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

mikeburd1128, Sep 08, 2013
Photo of Irrationalist
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Irrationalist, Aug 29, 2013
Photo of jaydoc
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

jaydoc, Aug 22, 2013
Photo of kevinmoe85
4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

kevinmoe85, Aug 22, 2013
Photo of shiggins22
2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

shiggins22, Jul 17, 2013
Photo of Evans_Tucker
4/5  rDev +11.7%

Evans_Tucker, Jul 14, 2013
Photo of mrfrancis
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

mrfrancis, Jul 13, 2013
Photo of puboflyons
3.55/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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.

puboflyons, Jun 30, 2013
Photo of petermethot
3/5  rDev -16.2%

petermethot, Jun 25, 2013
Photo of KStark
4/5  rDev +11.7%

KStark, Jun 24, 2013
Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.05/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

RJT

RonaldTheriot, Jun 13, 2013
Photo of Bustersuess
4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

Bustersuess, May 23, 2013
Photo of Cramshawbar
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Cramshawbar, May 19, 2013
Photo of tommyguz
2.5/5  rDev -30.2%

tommyguz, May 10, 2013
Photo of Punqbert
4.75/5  rDev +32.7%

Punqbert, Apr 17, 2013
Photo of Flounder57
3.73/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

Flounder57, Apr 15, 2013
Photo of Russ376
4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

Russ376, Apr 01, 2013
St. Peter's Organic English Ale from St. Peter's Brewery Co Ltd
81 out of 100 based on 103 ratings.