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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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78
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101 Ratings
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Ratings: 101
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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Photo of stcules
1.53/5  rDev -55.1%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Oranged color. Quite ugly foam.
The smell is quite strange, tending to syrup of green apple. Not very inviting...
Maybe a little better in the taste, where something more near to the classic english ale, but in any case, not enough. Green apple again. Some citrusy, and some maltiness.
But, no.
It left a dry mouth, not really pleasant.

stcules, Dec 26, 2006
Photo of JDV
1.93/5  rDev -43.4%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

Cloudy orangish pour, with white head that didn't last. Smelled like a damn skunk. I've had 2 beers from this brewery and both were the only truly skunky beers I've ever had in my life. Taste is skunky, but creamy, buttery, smooth, subtly malty, and light to medium carbonation which is just right. I like the mouthfeel. Slightly bitter aftertaste that doesn't last too long or hit to strongly. Overall, the smell, and skunky taste really kill this beer. I wouldn't get this brewery's beers again, at least not if they can't get them to Texas fresh, which is a shame, because aside from the terrible skunkiness, I think It might have been a fairly good beer.

JDV, Jan 31, 2008
Photo of KTCamm
2.05/5  rDev -39.9%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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.

KTCamm, Mar 25, 2009
Photo of mikejseal
2.25/5  rDev -34%

mikejseal, Jun 16, 2013
Photo of seanyfo
2.4/5  rDev -29.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

A Copper orange body, 2 finger rocky white head reducing to 1 finger whispy head.


S - grapefruits, citrus, perhaps watermelon, bitter hops, Even herbal tea???


T - very fruity on the sip, lots of bitter fruit however, grapefruits and citrus, no sweetness here.dry bitter hop finish,


M - low carbonation, medium body, finishes well, no watery aftertaste


D - a bit too tart and bitter for my tastes, would rather have a pint of IPA which is a bit creamier and has a hint of sweetness to it. This is just too bitter and hoppy. not for me

seanyfo, Oct 17, 2006
Photo of kimcgolf
2.42/5  rDev -29%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 2.5

Pours to a golden orange, with thin off-white head, and good lacing. Aroma of citrus fruit, mostly oranges, and clove. I actually enjoyed the flavor initially upon tasting. Unfortunatly, a very watery, metallic finish kicks in almost immediately, to leave a sour aftertaste. This was true throughout the entire bottle.

The beer I drank was called English Ale, instead of the new "Organic Ale", so I may have had an old bottle. Nontheless, not impressed.

kimcgolf, Jul 12, 2006
Photo of rastaman
2.48/5  rDev -27.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

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.

rastaman, Sep 10, 2003
Photo of bark
2.5/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

The liquid is a bit cloudy; the colour is pale amber. The off white foam forms an uninspired finger thick uneven head. In fact, the whole beer looks a bit tired.

The smell is a bit dry and sweet with roasted notes of coffee (lots of coffee) and cocoa. There are lots of fruity diacetyl with notes of butterscotch and cream. Are there any hops in there?

The taste is unbalanced: A clear note of coffee and cream is replaced with a passing simple bitterness and some buttery notes. The aftertaste is watery and short with a grassy-buttery bitterness with a touch of metal.

The carbonation is sharp and thin at the same time. The bubbles are few and large.

A really strange beer, I had expected more from St Peter’s, it tastes and smells like a lager and a stout at the same time. How come “organic” beers (and coffee and tea) almost always are unbalanced with slight flavours?

bark, Aug 04, 2005
Photo of t0rin0
2.5/5  rDev -26.7%

t0rin0, Feb 20, 2013
Photo of montageman
2.65/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured into a pint glass. Murky pale orange color that boasts no head, but there is a bit of lacing. Plenty of tiny carbonation bubbles are there, too. There's a hint of apple on the nose, but there is not much here - it smells clean with a tinge of pine as well. Sour apple flavor up front with a bitter, dry barley finish - the aftertaste is reminiscent of the barley tea I have in my fridge right now. It's refreshing. Mouthfeel is thin almost like mineral water - actually, it's just like carbonated tea. This is a mild ale with some decent attributes, however, there is nothing here that stands out. At least it's organic... Mildly recommended.

montageman, Jan 04, 2007
Photo of fullsweep
2.68/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

500 mL poured into a glass.

Pours okay, minimal head, only a few mm actually. Dissipates quickly with no lacing.

Smells nice, like a beer ought smell. Slightly resembles a lager in aroma though.

Taste is a bit too bitter for my liking. Someone below mentioned grapefruit and that isn't too far off, especially if you include a bit of the peel. This was another I wanted to like more than I actually did enjoy. I like the complexity, but this is too bitter for my taste.

Would drink again, but not my first choice.

fullsweep, Jan 25, 2009
Photo of Buundy
2.75/5  rDev -19.4%

Buundy, Oct 21, 2012
Photo of katybee
2.78/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Gotta love the bottles they use! It's what attracted me. That, and the brewery is a classic old cloister in Britain which draws the water from its own springs. But, the beer itself seemed pretty standard to me...

Appearance was a bit cloudy yellow, more like a hef than a filtered ale. Little head, little carbonation actually, after just a few minutes.

Smell none to speak of.

Taste was brite, a little grapefruit citrus bite to a malty base, pungent and peppery. Perhaps a bit of hardness from the water. When the carbonation disipated the taste quickly went flatter. But none of the hops which predominate American lagers. Mostly dry citrus; very little sweetness.

Light-bodied, some texture from carbonation, crisp. Like a tangy PBR. Refreshing; not really substantial or memorable; reminded me of Sessions beer.

katybee, Apr 05, 2011
Photo of kojevergas
2.83/5  rDev -17%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Bottle into Erdinger pint glass in low altitude Galway, Ireland.

A: Pours a half finger head of fair cream and thickness, but poor retention. Semitransparent copper colour. Somewhat appealing.

Sm: Malted barley. Other tones of light barley. A light scent all around.

T: Crisp barley with some hops, maybe crystal but no esters or nuts. It's got a very full flavour, but it tastes a bit tame. Too simple, but fairly built for what's there. It's certainly balanced. The bittering hops I'd expect for the style are toned down quite a bit. Built strangely all around. Nice cream on the finish, actually the best part of the brew.

Mf: Smooth and light, not the coarseness typical of the style. Suits the flavour.

Dr: It's not priced as low as it ought to be, and 'organic' ingredients mean fuck-all to me. A beer ought to be crafted as well as possible without cashing in on the overblown 'natural' movement.

kojevergas, May 05, 2011
Photo of mlwarren
2.83/5  rDev -17%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A - When pouring this beer into a standard pint glass you will notice an light brown opaque color. Produced a wispy half finger of head which quickly dissipated.

S - Smell of hops but not overwhelming with notes of delicate floral scents. Smells slightly of skunked beer, something like a Heineken.

T - Best drank cold, flavors became worse as it warmed up. Like the nose, slight taste of hops initially, but only slight. Tasted a bit of fruit on the mid-palette. Finish wasn't great. This beer isn't that flavorful.

M - Creamy, but not as creamy as a stout. This beer is inbetween a watery lager and something with a good mouthfeel.

D - You could drink this but it's nothing special. Just a standard, semi-refreshing beer.

For the money, I would not recommend buying this beer. At $4.50/pint for the taste it is not worth it.

mlwarren, Aug 09, 2009
Photo of waldoiverson
2.85/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

bottle into imperial pint

A: very carbonated but with a small white head, slightly cloudy orange blossom honey color

S: it is a little sour with almost the graininess of a heineken...not what i would expect for the style, a bit of hop bitter

T: sweet and one note. It is remarkable how the flowery sweetness pairs with the notes in the color, still it never moves and ends with a pretty average bitterness

m: very dry and not very crisp given the carbonation...a bit of a surprise

d: the abv makes it drinkable and the flavor is ok but buying this by the bottle is not really worth the time

waldoiverson, Apr 17, 2009
Photo of WYVYRN527
2.98/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I was actually somewhat dissappointed with this beer. It pours a golden-amber hue with little head that fades out very quickly. The aroma expresses the bready malt with some caramel, but also has a "euro-skunk" note as well. Perhaps bottle color has something to do with this. The taste was slightly better, but still had that Euro character. Toffee and rising bread were the only dominant characters, with a decent dry hop finish. Mouthfeel was ok, but it still doesn't make up for the off-flavors and aromas this beer had. It wasn't a drain-pour, but I'll think twice before trying it again.

WYVYRN527, Dec 04, 2009
Photo of RDW
3/5  rDev -12%

RDW, Aug 02, 2013
Photo of Gusler
3/5  rDev -12%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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!

Gusler, Oct 19, 2003
Photo of vinicole
3/5  rDev -12%

vinicole, Aug 21, 2013
Photo of ericj551
3/5  rDev -12%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

St. Peter's Organic Ale pours a slightly hazy gold with a thin head that fades quickly. The aroma is sulfury and not much else, I'm guessing due to the green bottle. The flavor is dominated by the skunky sulfur with some dry malt and a bitter slightly hoppy finish. I have a feeling this one would be better if it wasn't skunked.

ericj551, Mar 07, 2010
Photo of kvnstfrd
3/5  rDev -12%

kvnstfrd, May 23, 2013
Photo of Rochefort10nh
3/5  rDev -12%

Rochefort10nh, Nov 27, 2011
Photo of OldFrothingSlosh
3.03/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

OldFrothingSlosh, Aug 17, 2004
Photo of hotstuff
3.03/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

hotstuff, Jun 14, 2003
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St. Peter's Organic Ale from St. Peter's Brewery Co Ltd
78 out of 100 based on 101 ratings.