St. Peter's Organic Ale - St. Peter's Brewery Co Ltd
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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A 500ml green glass bottle with a BB of Sept 2010 - so this one's well out of date.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
2.83/5 rDev -17%
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.
05-05-2011 16:13:02 | More by kojevergas
2.78/5 rDev -18.5%
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.
04-05-2011 03:32:43 | More by katybee
4.13/5 rDev +21.1%
Saw this as an option at a Ski Lodge in Maine. Figured it was the perfect time to try this beer. Have seen the bottles many times but never felt the urge to reach out and grab one.
Even with an aggressive pour there is little to no head. Light Amber, clear, no lacing
Nice aroma, English malts. Grass and some soft fruit.
Really nice flavor, classic English malt profile. Some mineral notes. Bright and fresh. Soft but present lingering bitterness. Lots of grassiness towards the end.
Very fruity as it continues to warm.
Very mild carbonation, medium body, a little slick.
Really nice beer. Was very pleasantly surprised and enjoyed this very much.
**As I post this I see this beer is rated overall as a B-. Wow, I have to disagree with that. But we all get a vote.
02-26-2011 12:51:11 | More by Reagan1984
3.83/5 rDev +12.3%
I picked this up yesterday while having lunch at a local specialty grocery store/deli. I thought the bottle looked interesting and not like most typical bottles, so I thought I'd give it a shot.
Pouring into a pint glass, there wasn't a whole lot of head and it basically vanishes, leaving little to none left, however there is some lacing.
The overall aroma is sweet and slightly hoppy, which is nice. It's not overbearingly hoppy like some beers can be.
This isn't a beer that just absolutely stands out to me, but I'm not disappointed with trying this at all. It is definitely a drinkable beer and I could see drinking this with a meal easily. I don't think it's something I'll regularly purchase, but I'm sure the mood will strike me to try this again.
12-16-2010 04:10:51 | More by marlinmayo27
3.58/5 rDev +5%
Flask shaped bottle. Poured into straight pint glass. Poured a slightly hazy golden yellow with just a thin cap of white head that dissipated almost instantly but managed to leave some nice lacing.
The aroma was mostly grain with just a trace of gentle hopping. The flavor was also fairly gentle, nice grainieness and just enough hops for some tingle.
The body was pretty typical for a mild ale, smooth, easy tongue coating. Drinkability was very good, I can picture myself sitting in an old style British pub, chatting with the blokes, tossing a round of darts and having several pints of this nice little brew.
I've seen a couple different brews in their unique bottles at a local store and I'm glad I took a chance on it. Certainly worth trying if you see it.
11-07-2010 21:15:10 | More by beertunes
3.38/5 rDev -0.9%
Appearance: Pours to a murky gold with a small, bubbly head. Minimal lacing.
Smell: Very earthy and floral.
Taste: Yeast and sweet bread up front, followed by the floral hops noticeable in the nose. Nothing really that special.
Mouthfeel: Light-bodied with little carbonation.
Drinkability: Goes down pretty easily, however it is a fairly simple brew. Nothing to crave here.
08-30-2010 05:41:00 | More by darkmartin
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
3.65/5 rDev +7%
quite a balanced simple epa... somewhat pale in color. a weak mouth feel because of a mild malt backing. but nice lemon/orange sun tea floral. mild hop quality but a good balance of pepper mint finish. simple stuff but a consistent beer. very light weight.
07-18-2010 04:58:45 | More by rtepiak
3.33/5 rDev -2.3%
500ml bottle poured into a pint glass.
A - Poured a deep gold with a slight haze. Minimal head but a lasting thin layer of bubbles. Minimal lacing.
S - Various herbal notes with some grass & flowers. Smells quite pleasing.
T - Sweet at first followed by the bitterness with tobacco notes.
M - Watery at first but goes down smooth. Also feels a bit sticky.
D - It's pretty drinkable but nothing spectacular.
06-30-2010 00:44:57 | More by decimator
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
United Kingdom (England)
4.13/5 rDev +21.1%
A nice crown of white foam rests atop a tawny whiskey-orange body, clear and bright but somehow earthy. Lemon and grapefruit dominate the aroma, with pleasant accents of honey, fennel, and proofing bread. Less impressive on the palate, but still winsome in its pronounced grapefruity bitterness and bready core. Not a lot of nuance apart from some stale lemon rind around the edges, and a soda-like minerality throughout. Fuzzy, immaculately dry mouthfeel is spot-on, and helps make this a very robust and drinkable ale.
06-02-2010 21:12:18 | More by soulgrowl
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
3.43/5 rDev +0.6%
Pours russet gold with clinging bubbles but no head in spite of vigorous pour. Sour apple and autumn leaves on the nose, maybe some grapefruit rind. Tobacco and pear malts with light tea and bark hops. Caramel hit at the end. Bitter skunky leave. Lemon pith linger. Light, some stick.
Does much better with food, where flowery hops come out that aren't there drinking by itself.
Thin, and sour more than bitter. Wouldn't rush back.
04-11-2010 17:57:55 | More by StJamesGate
3/5 rDev -12%
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.
03-07-2010 03:34:34 | More by ericj551
3.53/5 rDev +3.5%
Labeled as "St. Peter's Organic English Ale;" I'm going to assume I'm posting under the correct BA listing.
A: 500mL green oval bottle, poured into an imperial pint glass. Mostly clear light orange/amber with a low white head that was gone rather quickly.
S: Sweet malts with some moderate fruitiness (mostly orange). Minimal hops.
T: Starts with a fairly high bitter bite then transitions to the smoother sweet malts that were more evident in the aroma. Although the bitterness is rather high, it does not completely overwhelm the malt flavor.
M: Light bodied with minimal carbonation.
D: Goes down easy enough, but it's hampered slightly by the high bitterness.
03-06-2010 22:44:24 | More by NeutroMan
2.98/5 rDev -12.6%
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.
12-04-2009 07:01:32 | More by WYVYRN527
3.68/5 rDev +7.9%
This is a review of the St. Peter's Organic English Ale, which I didn't find a specific listing for.
The appearance is pleasing with a rich golden hue and unfiltered cloudiness. The nose is refreshing and dry, more like a lager than an English Ale. The taste is refreshing and delicate, but again not very much like an English Ale. An unremarkable yet thoroughly enjoyable and quafable medium bodied ale.
Recommended Music Pairing - Feist - Let It Die
11-26-2009 21:01:22 | More by Buttermaker
3.15/5 rDev -7.6%
A decent beer, definite hop presence but it has almost a chemical tone. Head and lacing was okay but definitely not good. Hops mellowed quickly and there was a nice bready maltiness afterwards. A decent beer but thats about it, probably would not want again although I do like their regular version a lot more.
11-26-2009 17:19:17 | More by Baileyuk
3.33/5 rDev -2.3%
bottle int old spec pint glass
not really much going on in this beer. there is little to no head or foam formed during the pour, the colour is solid, a good medium orange. the taste is pretty lame, just a light bitterness of hops and a slightly sweet maltiness. slight malts for the nose. feel is medium light.
11-25-2009 23:00:38 | More by erz316
3.35/5 rDev -1.8%
16.9 oz. green flask type bottle. Very simple label. Pint glass
A: Pours a clear amber with a little bubbly head. No lacing at all. Alot of carbonation sticks to glass at first.
S: Sweet and bread like. Also a little skunky. Thats about it.
T/M: Hop bitterness and sweetness from malts. They blend pretty good. Bready taste also is present. The after taste is a bit dry. As this brew warms it becomes a little smoother.
D: Nothing amazing but an o.k. brew. It's a pretty good example of a EPA. Not sure i'd purchase again however.
11-21-2009 01:53:34 | More by mnrider
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
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
St. Peter's Organic Ale from St. Peter's Brewery Co Ltd
78 out of 100 based on 100 ratings.