St. Peter's Best Bitter | St. Peter's Brewery Co Ltd

St. Peter's Best BitterSt. Peter's Best Bitter
BA SCORE
30.2%
Liked This Beer
3.52 w/ 63 ratings
St. Peter's Best BitterSt. Peter's Best Bitter
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
St. Peter's Brewery Co Ltd
England, United Kingdom
stpetersbrewery.co.uk

Style: English Bitter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 3.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
A traditional best bitter ale brewed wth Pale and Crystal malts and Goldings aroma hops. The result is a full-bodied ale with distinctive fruity caramel notes. Brewed with skill and patience in one of Britain's finest small breweries.

Added by jdhilt on 06-23-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#37,298
Reviews:
41
Ratings:
63
Liked:
19
Avg:
3.52/5
pDev:
13.35%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
10
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 63 |  Reviews: 41
Photo of Giangio
3.63/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of vinicole
3.65/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Copper orange in colour. Light tan head. Plenty of bubbles.
English hop aroma with malt.
Mildly bitter.
Moderate body. An easy drinker and representative of the style.

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Photo of metter98
3.49/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is clear dark amber in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a short beige colored head that quickly died down, leaving only specks of bubbles on the surface and a narrow collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light aromas of toffee are present in the nose along with hints of fruity yeast.
T: The taste mostly follows the smell and also has some hints of biscuit malts.
M: It feels a bit more than light-bodied on the palate and has a low to moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is rather flavorful for a light-bodied beer that is also low in alcohol content. As such, it is very easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of josanguapo
3.39/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.75

From Club del Gourmet of El Corte Ingles El Duque. In Ikea's pint glass. After dinner. Very bitter, with a earthy bitterness that at first I wasn't sure if I liked but I ended up enjoying it. Low carbonation, a bit more would improve it, as it feels a bit flat because of it,

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Photo of Spike
3.05/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

L: Dark copper. Crystal clear. No carbonation. Half finger open head reduces quickly to a partial cap. Spotty lacing.

S: A hint of sweet malt. A little bread and smokiness. All very understated.

T: Some smoky malts. Light, spicy bitterness. Too one dimensional.

F: Medium to light body. Very flat. Dry. Some sweetness in the finish. A little watery.

O: A pretty ordinary English bitter. True to the style but nothing special.

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Photo of stevoj
3.35/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Almost wine like aroma. dark copper color with airy head. The bitter taste comes right on from first sip, with lingering bitterness on the tongue afterwards. A good example of the style.

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Photo of dougbreathe
3.98/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tom87
3.1/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of chickenm
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of thatsmyspot
3.69/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Foley67
3.87/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of vauxhaulastra
3.27/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AlexAfonin
3/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of titvs
3/5  rDev -14.8%

Review based on the BJCP2008 guidelines (style 8B). Bottle 50 cl - Batch unknown. AROMA: malt aroma background with a caramely and dried grapes profile. mild hop and roasteds notes. APPEARANCE: copper color and translucent. slight ivory thin head with low retention. TASTE: roasted notes noticeable with some low maltiness and faint floral hop notes. high bitterness that lingers well beyond a not totally dry finish. PALATE: low body with low carbonation. OVERALL: a best bitter bitter that lacks a bit more of esters, malt complexity and body.

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Photo of killcore
3.68/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of sephyrott
3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of thekkk
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of safaricook
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of SimonTHGolfer
3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of Bellonc
3/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of jazzyjeff13
3.29/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A 500ml green glass bottle with a BB of Oct 2013. ABV is stated as 3.7%. Acquired some time back from a supermarket and stashed in my garage.

Poured into a straight pint glass. A clear coppery-orange colour with light carbonation. Forms a large head of creamy white foam that lasts for a few minutes before settling as a thin surface layer. Some lacing. Aroma of caramel malt with hints of grain, fruity ale yeast, mild biscuits, stewed hops and faint cardboard. Malt-heavy and unstimulating.

Tastes of biscuity caramel malt with a dry finish. Notes of grain, caramel, fruity ale yeast, stewed hops, earthiness and harsh cardboard. Well-attenuated, followed by a leafy bitterness upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is smooth, dry and tingly, with good carbonation and decent body. Somewhat astringent, accompanied by an aftertaste of acrid stewed leaves, cardboard and yeast.

Meh - rather dull and one-dimensional. Perhaps too traditional for my tastes. It looks alright, however the flavour and aroma are uninspired; grainy malt and stewed leaves. Body is OK. Drinkable enough but doesn't hold your interest. No need to hunt it down.

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Photo of Hoppsbabo
4.25/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Clear amber body with a slightly off-white frothy head. Great lacing.

S: Grainy roasted malt.

T: Slightly smokey caramel, but not sweet. Sharp. The hops take effect later on like a plain hops with fruity, caramel/fudgeness, pretty much what it describes on the label. Has a bit of earthiness and that grainy taste you get from some English ales which always reminds me of fish food pellets.

O: Mild and Mellow but not boring. A decent brew.

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2.5/5  rDev -29%

Photo of spycow
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of Chrily
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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St. Peter's Best Bitter from St. Peter's Brewery Co Ltd
Beer rating: 30.2% out of 100 with 63 ratings
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