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

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

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267 Ratings

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Ratings: 267
Reviews: 204
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 15.7%
Wants: 9
Gots: 2 | 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: BeerAdvocate on 03-26-2002)
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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

03-11-2012 23:09:20 | More by OldTime
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Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +10.2%

03-01-2012 01:29:13 | More by JZ57
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

02-27-2012 03:45:54 | More by Danobold
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

02-02-2012 21:41:37 | More by Pencible
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

01-30-2012 05:39:04 | More by slimntubbs
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Ontario (Canada)

3.43/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed at one of the few watering holes in my hometown that offers brews other than mass produced domestic brews...

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

S - Very sweet, sweet corn, hint of caramel and some leafy green hops.

T - Much like the nose, sweet corn dominating, buttered bread and caramel come through alongside a faint musty leafy hop.

M - Comes across a tad thin and watery and could use a carbonation lift.

O - Certainly not overly impressed by this offering and was hoping for something more along the lines of a traditional english ale with some stronger musty malts and earthy hops. This failed to deliver on both fronts and was rather disappointing.

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2012 04:03:22 | More by andrenaline
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5/5  rDev +37.7%

01-23-2012 02:58:43 | More by funnynoises
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

01-17-2012 07:00:05 | More by nickfl
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

01-02-2012 07:58:34 | More by animal69
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

12-29-2011 17:33:30 | More by cdwil
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New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +10.2%

12-27-2011 04:58:50 | More by verdict603
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

12-06-2011 01:00:44 | More by leinie13
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Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +10.2%

11-28-2011 08:00:05 | More by bigox420
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New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +10.2%

11-27-2011 15:20:18 | More by Rochefort10nh
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

11-24-2011 16:31:53 | More by JustinQ
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Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

11-21-2011 01:44:33 | More by RedAleMan
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Ontario (Canada)

4.03/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - poured a half finger head into a large wine glass - spectacular lacing with little bubbles that cascade down the side of the glass sparkling like the crest of a wave - subsided to a thin collar

S - earthy, floral hops, grainy, a bit funky

T - floral hops,mineral, barley, biscuit, sweeet bread

M - light to medium body with little carbonation - nice amount of bitterness - still relatively smooth

O - a very nice real ale that is wonderfully balanced and highly sessionable - I would get tired of drinking this all night

Serving type: bottle

09-30-2011 03:30:52 | More by Stocean1
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2.53/5  rDev -30.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Got this as a birthday gift from a family member. Served in a Surly pint glass.

A - Finger-plus of white foam that settles to a thin cap, glass-coating lace. Transparent golden body.

S - Slightly skunky, floral hops, toasty and toffee malts, buttery, fruity English ale yeast.

T - Taste has more bitterness, as well as herbs, faint skunk, fruity esters, and bread and toffee malts. The amount of bitterness that lingers is actually quite surprising.

M - Mouthfeel is surprisingly gritty, with moderate carbonation. Somewhat watery, with a fairly resinous residual feel.

D - A largely forgettable English pale ale. The combination of skunk and butter is not a winner, and the puzzlingly harsh bitterness seems out-of-place for a session ale. I got about half the bottle down before I gave up and moved on to something better.

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2011 01:29:17 | More by MasterSki
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Ontario (Canada)

3.95/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a clear, reddish amber with a slightly rocky white head, average in size. Decent retention, with the head gradually diminishing to a bubbly cap of foam. Reasonable amount of lacing.

S: Toffee and biscuit malts with a whiff of grain, plus lots of hop aromas: fresh fruit, citrus, and an earthy, floral character. Faint mineral and yeast notes.

T: Sweet toffee malts mingle and quickly give way to biscuit malts with a particularly roasty character. Similarly, hops start lightly floral before woody earthiness and bitter citrus come through. Hints of slightly chalky minerality and yeastiness round out the roasty, citric swallow.

M: Light-to-medium body with low, creamy carbonation. The bitter finish is an enduring mix of roasted malts, hints of coffee, and fresh citrus - a bit lemony. Simply begs for another sip, in about the best way possible.

D: A good English pale ale on the bitter side thanks to an excellent distinctive finish, but still fairly balanced and exceptionally sessionable.

Serving type: bottle

06-18-2011 23:12:05 | More by Kartoffeln
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Ontario (Canada)

1.75/5  rDev -51.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Pours a clear golden orange with decent head. Fingers of lace cling to the sides of the glass.

Smells earthy. Fruity. Slightly grassy hops. Like the unwashed taint of a thousand skunks.

At first blush I'd say it tastes like earwax. Hops are very grassy/floral. Pale malts. Chalky. Has an oddly skunky Heineken aspect to it. Dry aftertaste. Somewhat astringent. My will to live fades with every sip.

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2011 01:15:24 | More by MeisterBurger
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3.1/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Served this 1 pint .09 oz. green bottle in a Sierra Nevada Hops glass. No date, but coded. The body was a turbid pale butterscotch color. There was heavy sediment in the bottle. The head was varied and white.

The smell was soft apple. Light grain aroma.

The taste was also of apples. Green but sweetness too. Lightly tart and gently bitter. Highly drinkable.

The mouthfeel was medium with a mild carbonation. This is not a beer I would seek out but I do like the English Ales.

Serving type: bottle

03-14-2011 17:15:36 | More by Cresant
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New York

3.33/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | 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.

*It should be noted that my bottle read "Organic English Ale" but no such beer exists on BA. This could have had a major effect on the tasting.

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2011 01:05:18 | More by TangTKE402
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Ontario (Canada)

3.45/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured into my trusty St. Peter's Brewery glass. I became a fan of this brewery in large part because of this beer. Time to give it a real analytic go after trying some of their others.

Pours an ever-so slightly cloudy, amber-golden colour with a faint soapy head that leaves a very small amount of lace and settles as a soapy collar.

Almost every bottle of this I've had (15-20 over the last year) has smelled a bit of skunk when I first pop them. Definitely a beer to let breathe a few miniutes.

The aroma for me is dominated by a brewed tea-like smell, with a fresh cut grain and earthly backing. There are subtle hints of a sweet malt and citrus as well.

There is very little carbonation, making for a rather creamy mouthfeel. Despite a thick, "dirty" (like soil) sort of aftertaste, I find the beer goes down smoothly and begs for another sip.

The taste is mild, yet robust, smooth with a kick. A toasty, malty start gives way to a nice citrus-like bite and a somewhat bitter finish.

I prefer the brewery's golden ale to this organic variety, it has all the same positive qualities without the "dirtiness".

However it's easy to remember why I became a fan of the brewery after returning to this beer more than a year after I first discovered it. It's an easy-going, crisp and for the most part fresh-tasting ale I could drink anytime.

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2011 19:12:26 | More by bryehn
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2.33/5  rDev -35.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

Bottle thanks to Amyliz4. Served in a wine glass.

Pours a moderate brownish-copper color with a really thin initial head that quickly dissipates and doesn't leave anything of note behind. The nose is an immediate travesty. That's what you get when you put a pale ale in a green bottle. This is simply gross and ridiculously-skunked. That's all that is there. The taste isn't quite as bad as the nose, but doesn't offer anything other than light-struck hops. It just has less of a skunky character. The feel is gross and astringent. Bad, bad, bad. Change the bottle color, please.

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2011 23:01:43 | More by Thorpe429
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Ontario (Canada)

2.63/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured in a chilled pint glass...

Appearance - In keeping with my normal pouring strategy, the beer produces a minimal amount of head. The head does disappear fairly quick but leaves some good lacing. Beer is fairly clear, maybe a slight have and some carbonation in the centre of my glass.

Smell - hint smell of hops and barley, with no alcohol smell at all. very clean smell.

Taste - this beer packs some taste, not saying an amazing taste but the taste is there. I am back to the citrus taste with a bitter finish at the end.

Mouthfeel - there is min carbonation that activates when the beer touches your mouth. the taste is the same as the beer goes down, can slightly taste the hops.

Drinkability - It is a beer i am glad i tried, but the organic aged ended with Woodstock or maybe should have stayed at Woodstock!

Serving type: bottle

10-09-2010 00:32:09 | More by Swedes21
St. Peter's English Ale from St. Peter's Brewery Co Ltd
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