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St. Peter's Brewery Co Ltd

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St. Peter's Brewery Co Ltd
England, United Kingdom
English Bitter
Ranked #94
Ranked #26,887
3.53 | pDev: 13.03%
Oct 08, 2022
Jun 23, 2003
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.
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Ratings by hunteraw:
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Reviewed by hunteraw from China

3.83/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Appearance: Label is orange, contrary to the picture on BA. Attractive amber color, lots of lacing although retention isn't spectacular.

Smell: Aroma is fairly light, herbal hops and a hint of brown sugar.

Taste: Lots of biscuit/toasty malt, which I am a fan of. Some grapefruity hops (in a british beer?) and a little brown sugar. Slightly soapy finish. Lasting, bitter aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Moderately high carbonation - much more so than any bitter you'd get on cask. Fairly light body.

Drinkability: Drank this one to de-stress after burning something in the kitchen. Did the job.
May 30, 2008
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Reviewed by REVZEB from Illinois

3.61/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Had on cask. Mostly clear brown body, cream colored head. Toffee malts with bitter leafy hops in a simpler aroma bouquet. Taste is much the same, add some dry biscuit. Feel is dry, warm, but so mild and thins out a bit. It is not my favorite, not really exciting
Oct 08, 2022
Rated: 3.75 by paulish from New York

Jan 28, 2022
Rated: 3.52 by Dentist666 from Russian Federation

Aug 14, 2021
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Reviewed by Casmir

3.76/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Look - Medium gold - amber colour, quite fizzy like for bitter, nice mid - high head. Nice lacing too.
Smell - Straight from the bottle whiff of vanilla, but unfortunately it is quickly replaced by a bit generic aromas of malts and honey after a while. Still perfume is quite faint.
Taste - Nothing too dominant, malty with gentle bitter aftertaste. Possibly a bit too gentle for this type of beer.
Overall - Nice and smooth. Quite gentle taste. Nicely balanced flavors. Good depth, not too heavy as you will expect. Good choice for relaxed drinking.
Apr 30, 2020
Rated: 3.5 by EdmundBlackadder from Ohio

Jan 18, 2020
Rated: 2.94 by gwydno from Spain

Mar 01, 2019
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Reviewed by JonnoWillsteed from England

3/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
L- Quite deep chestnut, pours with thin white head reducing to lacing.
S- a notably toasty malty richness.
T- Quite dry and hoppy, almost a slightly sour edge at the end.
M- Rather thin, as a 3.7%ABV would suggest.
O- This could make a decent session beer for a bitter drinker. It's nice, it's balanced, nothing is 'wrong', just nothing in particular leaps out at me to shout 'Buy me again!'
BB 22/2/19. Bought in a brewery multi-pack from Waitrose London
Sep 08, 2018
Rated: 4 by 123321123321 from Alabama

Dec 12, 2017
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Reviewed by JonnyGoldsbrough from England

3.74/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
St Peters best bitter | Suffolk | 3.7%

Tap in a pint glass @ Jerusalem pub, London

L3.25 dark ruby, no cloud
S3.5 good nose traditional bitter
T4 very malty, excellent.
F3.5 not draft so not smooth, good body though.
O3.75 enjoyable pint for something on tap. Shame it’s not a draft beer.
Nov 17, 2017
Rated: 3.63 by Giangio from Italy

Jul 25, 2017
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Reviewed by vinicole from England

3.65/5  rDev +3.4%
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.
Feb 25, 2017
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Reviewed by metter98 from New York

3.49/5  rDev -1.1%
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
Feb 23, 2017
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Reviewed by josanguapo from Spain

3.39/5  rDev -4%
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,
Jul 21, 2016
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Reviewed by Spike from England

3.51/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
500ml bottle.
L: Dark copper. Very light haze. 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: Very sweet malt, slightly smokey and spicy bitterness.
F: Medium to light body. Subtle carbonation. Almost dry.
O: A traditional English bitter. True to the style, albeit on the sweet end of the scale. A highly drinkable session ale.
Mar 27, 2016
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Reviewed by stevoj from Idaho

3.35/5  rDev -5.1%
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.
Jan 19, 2016
Rated: 3.98 by dougbreathe from France

Jan 04, 2016
Rated: 3.1 by Tom87 from England

Dec 26, 2015
Rated: 3.5 by chickenm from Canada (BC)

Nov 08, 2015
Rated: 3.69 by thatsmyspot from Italy

Aug 11, 2015
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