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

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

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BA SCORE
78
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100 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 100
Reviews: 74
rAvg: 3.41
pDev: 16.42%
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: brewdlyhooked13 on 03-02-2003)
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cypressbob

United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)

3.85/5  rDev +12.9%

500ml bottle poured into a standard nonic pint

Pours with a cloudy light amber body, hazy little bubbles come floating up through the glass. Egg white patchy head about a centimetre thick, pretty solid retention. Thin strands of lacing all up and down the glass

Smell, fresh grassy hops, some noticable slightly choking musty malt. Some slightly estery fruit, slightly perfumy. Some dry musty yeast profile too along with some slight dms

Taste, crisp sweet hops initially along with a hint of pine, lingering thick bready malt in the background. Some lasting bitter lemon hop bitterness on the finish, slight hint of diacetyl also creating a strange mix between the hops and butteriness. Dry yeast profile on the finish leaving a slightly greasy residue on tjhe palette

Better than I'd been expecting, A pretty solid and refreshing pale ale which would definatly be worth seeking out on cask

02-09-2007 22:45:00 | More by cypressbob
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OldFrothingSlosh

Pennsylvania

3.03/5  rDev -11.1%

Cool-looking bottle!

Poured a hazy golden color with a bright white head. Some lacing of the glass and moderate retention. Aromas have a macro note to them mixed with some peppery zip. Flavor is...blah. Not much going on here. There's a bit of bready character, mixed with a bit of hoppy bitterness near the end and finishes with a dash of sweetness. On the thin side and nothing in the glass made me reach for another.

08-17-2004 21:23:52 | More by OldFrothingSlosh
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fionn13

Ireland

3.75/5  rDev +10%

06-04-2012 13:55:41 | More by fionn13
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jazzyjeff13

United Kingdom (England)

3.6/5  rDev +5.6%

A 500ml green glass bottle with a BB of Sept 2010 - so this one's well out of date. Picked up cheap from my favourite beer specialist; hopefully still in reasonable condition.

Poured into a Guinness pint glass. A hazy golden-amber hue with plentiful carbonation and visible sediment. Yields a small head of white foam that subsides rapidly. Residue in the bottle indicates the presence of live yeast. Aroma of light malt with hints of earthy yeast and pleasing notes of citrus hops.

Tastes of light grainy malt with a mild bitter finish. Notes of dry, earthy yeast, esters and citrus. A faint background hint of stewed hops. Mouthfeel is smooth, with nice body. Leaves a bitter, yeasty aftertaste.

A decent ale with a subtle hoppy character. I don't care about the organic bollocks, but the flavours are well balanced and I could sink a few of these. The only flaw seems to be an excessive flavour of yeast - I wonder if this is due to the age of the bottle. Worthy.

07-06-2011 23:44:29 | More by jazzyjeff13
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rastaman

United Kingdom (England)

2.48/5  rDev -27.3%

I got this at some country pub in Berkshire. It was bottled, and the guy said he had never sold a bottle ever, which made me question the freshness of the bottle. I mean, it tasted OK freshness wise, and it had some pretty decent flavour. But the body was too sticky and thin. Some buttery/toffee malts, with some drying hops. Short finish, and preetty predictable. Drinkable though.

09-10-2003 01:13:22 | More by rastaman
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RDW

Nebraska

3/5  rDev -12%

08-02-2013 19:20:38 | More by RDW
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.7/5  rDev +8.5%

A light easy drink but mostly full flavor ale, with grapefruit floral aroma from the hops. Orange, thin white cap. Light on tongue. Bitter-sour as British could do. I could take a bit of this above-average brew. Balance hops and malt, short fizzy-watery finish.

08-08-2004 21:33:27 | More by Sammy
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KTCamm

New Jersey

2.05/5  rDev -39.9%

Bottle was great, beer was not.

Poured a copper orange color, very little foam, very little lacing.

Smell was awful. Very bitter stale beer smell, like a dorm room on a Saturday morning. Did not make me want to drink this beer.

Taste was just ok. There is a sweet malt taste that is bombarded by a bitter hop. The bitter is not all that pleasing, and stick with you longer than ideal.

Not recommended. Much better pales out there, and better offerings from this brewery.

03-25-2009 10:48:53 | More by KTCamm
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elricorico

Alberta (Canada)

3.15/5  rDev -7.6%

Yellow orange and slightly hazy. Thin white head that doesn't last and leaves just a little lacing.

Toffee like malt and herbal hops make for a balanced aroma.

Thin body and lowish carbonation carries first a light toffee flavour then hints of mandarin orange. The finish is tea-like hops that are just a little bitter. Fairly standard in flavour, but goes down easy enough. Nothing exciting.

05-26-2008 17:32:14 | More by elricorico
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hotstuff

Indiana

3.03/5  rDev -11.1%

This is only my second blonde ale to rate so I am not completely sure how a Blonde Ale should taste and smell, etc. This particular Blonde Ale poured a small white head of fine-small bubbles that quickly dissipated. There was no lacing on the sides of my glass. The body was gold and there was carbonation observed. I noticed a lingering bitterness with this Blonde Ale.

06-14-2003 10:29:25 | More by hotstuff
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BierFan

Michigan

3.43/5  rDev +0.6%

Poured from a 16.9 ounce green bottle into a pint glass. The label says "Organic English Ale" but I'm guessing it's the same beer as the Organic Ale.

Appearance: The head is pretty disappointing. Whole bottle into the glass any got me about a quarter inch of head. Hazy amber/brown body.

Smell: Little bit of hops, Nice biscuity sweetness.

Taste: Bitterness is higher than I was expecting. Nice. Nutty and biscuity.

10-19-2009 19:00:05 | More by BierFan
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Brent

Kentucky

3.28/5  rDev -3.8%

Whenever I need a beer as an example of "breadyness" I'll turn to this beer. The impression that hit me at first sip was that this is liquid whole wheat "wheatberry" bread. Strikingly malty, with reserved hops bittering that showed up at the very end to lend a rather sour bitterness. An interesting beer, but not something I think I'd want to drink a great deal of.

08-11-2003 02:16:28 | More by Brent
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Gusler

Arizona

3/5  rDev -12%

St. Peter's Organic Ale 4.5° – 3.00
St. Peter's Brewery Co Ltd in Bungay, Suffolk, United Kingdom (England)

I have developed a liking to these organic beers and hunt them out wherever possible, this one being from England.

It pours cloudy and hazy with the color a light lemon yellow with a middling head, frothy and off white in color, the lace a satisfactory sheet to cover the glass. Citrus like aroma at the front, followed by a sweet malt almost nutlike aroma, hints of “bread dough”, pleasant as the go, start was somewhat sweet with a nice malt profile, top a bit thin. Finish was adequately carbonated, the hops pleasant and mild in their bite, a beer that surprised me as I was not expecting a lot, just goes to show you that you can’t judge a beer by its bottle!

10-19-2003 15:57:24 | More by Gusler
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BlackHaddock

United Kingdom (England)

4.1/5  rDev +20.2%

Normal 500ml bottle, best before April 2008, drank in June 2007.

Poured into a Bateman's half pint sleeve glass (twice), it looked very drinkable. Light amber with a white foaming head, which sadly rushed to the side of the glass and clung there through the drink.

The aroma was of hops, malt and barley at first, but as the beer warmed up in the afternoon sun, toffee and caramel esters came into the smell.

I thought the taste was delightful, a sweet complexed flavour of toffee and molasses, which blended in with the more normal English Ale characteristic tastes.

The mouthfeel was full , but not overly, the aftertaste becomes dryer than the initial flavours would indicate.

A very drinkable beer, I would love to try this on cask, if it is available. I have visited the brewery and the hall used as the brewery tap, a lovelly place to drink their beers. I shall see if this is on tap if I ever get down to their place again.

06-02-2007 20:14:52 | More by BlackHaddock
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vinicole

United Kingdom (England)

3/5  rDev -12%

08-21-2013 18:44:56 | More by vinicole
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MrHassellYaHurd

Louisiana

3.78/5  rDev +10.9%

This beer pours into a pint glass as a slightly hazed red-tinged gold. A thin head develops and diminishes very rapidly over gently wafting carbonation.

The smell is dominated by sweet malts with notes of biscuits, as well as a nice hop aroma.

Very crisp and clean, this beer tastes first and foremost of malty goodness. Slight sweet undertones, but the spicy hops are the next thing I notice.

The mouthfeel is medium-thin with a grainy texture and assertive carbonation. Drinkability is very good.

04-26-2010 03:47:20 | More by MrHassellYaHurd
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Globetrotter

Virginia

3.3/5  rDev -3.2%

Nice oval shaped brown half-liter bottle with a very plain lettering only label. Ingredients conform to the purity law. Best before 3/19/04, I opened it on 10/25/03.

Poured a pretty standard clear gold under a very thin head with big bubbles. Next to no head retention, and no lace. The nose is mild, with hints of barley, while the mouth is a bit too prickly, with a medium-body. The taste opens thin and grainy with a touch of sourness, but that is followed by nice flowery hops that provide a good crisp bitter impression. The finish is all hops, leading to a pleasantly bitter aftertaste. This is certainly not a big, complex beer, but it's very drinkable.

10-25-2003 19:21:54 | More by Globetrotter
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Buundy


2.75/5  rDev -19.4%

10-21-2012 03:27:29 | More by Buundy
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t3hcho53non3

Louisiana

3.63/5  rDev +6.5%

A: Pours a hazy gold with a white head that quickly dissipates.

S: Organic notes of malts; with some floral notes and limited hops

T: Sight taste of hops initially but changes to the floral tones that were evident in the smell. Very smooth. As it warmed up the beer became more complex

M: Light bodied with almost no carbonation

D: Very drinkable and evolves from drink to drink

09-27-2009 02:18:19 | More by t3hcho53non3
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EmperorBevis

United Kingdom (England)

3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

Poured into a dimpled handled pint pot making a vibrant yellow body it looks like a child's lemon drink with not much in the way of a wispy white head.

Now let me say this, surely an organic ale should be bottle conditioned so that the CO2 is natural?

Hoppy aroma with hints of malt not a big nose though.

The taste starts bitter and gets more intense.
Very hoppy that drives and finally tapers with a yeasty zing.

Very lively and a bit too carbonated for my liking.

Theres not much depth to this ale but what it does it does well
i.e. being a hop monster and bitter tasting beer.
Not totally my style but tasty still.

12-06-2011 21:07:37 | More by EmperorBevis
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mikegodat

Washington

4.1/5  rDev +20.2%

bought this beer on a whim. I was kind of concerned when I opened the bottle to get a hint of what I thought was skunk. Turns out that I believe it was just the brewing style.

Slight head, Great color, slight yeast residue in bottom of bottle.

Crisp and sharp on the tongue, smooth on the palate. I would reccomend this beer to any one with the desire to expand their palate

10-11-2007 22:36:51 | More by mikegodat
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Sigmund

Norway

4.08/5  rDev +19.6%

500 ml bottle, bought at Vaaland Spesialbutikken, Bryne. ABV is 4.5%. Deep golden to brown colour, moderate carbonation, low head. Nice aroma of fruity hops. Well balanced flavour with distinct fruity hops on a sufficient malty base, and a grapefruity bitterness in the finish. Very drinkable. Good beer!

11-16-2008 20:14:50 | More by Sigmund
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Mumps

Maryland

4.1/5  rDev +20.2%

This was bought on a whim by the bar tender at my local spot (good call Wes). I was intrigued by the bottle, as was everyone around me.

Color was a nice gold, with a small, quickly disappearing head with decent lacing. Smell was sweet, with a citrus hint and strong English ale smell. Initial taste was interesting, and I wasn't sure about whether I would like it. After a few more tastes though, I warmed up to it. By the end of the bottle, it had become one of the best beers I've tasted. I wouldn't recommend it for any parties, but in small groups of like minded people I would say good call.

Very drinkable beer. Looking forward to trying more from the brewery (if i can find it)

06-19-2007 05:25:41 | More by Mumps
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ronniebruner

Arizona

3.93/5  rDev +15.2%

This is one of the better organic beers Ive drank in a while. Though not well known here in the Southwest United States yet, this brand is still very popular. The color of this beer is a light golden yellow, the aroma very hoppy, and the tase very full of hops. This is a good beer for the price and I would recommend it.

07-18-2010 05:22:33 | More by ronniebruner
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patra7

Greece

4/5  rDev +17.3%

Appearance: Very nice bottle but the beer itself does not impress with its looks. Light Amber / light copper color. Thin, whitish head that dissipates very, very quickly.

Aroma: Intense grassy, citrusy, floral flavors. I feel like I'm rolling in a field full of tall grass and flowers. Amazing! Incredibly refreshing, right from the start, before you even drink the first sip.

Taste: For someone with little experience in British ales, like me, it does have a ...British character, without being too... "weird". Floral and slightly bitter character always there, with an underlying maltiness to keep things in balance. Fairly strong alcoholic character, besides the mere 4.5% abv.

Mouthfeel: Light, "thin", but just right for its character. Little, but still detectable, carbonation. Sense of dryness in the end.

Drinkability: Yes. Just yes! Can you smell that (addictive) smell? Refreshing, light, but nowhere close to "watery". How did they do it? It must be the fresh, organic ingredients, among other things.

Nicely paired with cheddar cheese and Greek "imi-hloro" (semi-fresh / green) cheese.

06-20-2010 00:14:40 | More by patra7
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St. Peter's Organic Ale from St. Peter's Brewery Co Ltd
78 out of 100 based on 100 ratings.