St. Peter's Christmas Ale
St. Peter's Brewery Co Ltd

St. Peter's Christmas AleSt. Peter's Christmas Ale
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Style:
Winter Warmer
Ranked #194
ABV:
7%
Score:
83
Ranked #34,394
Avg:
3.61 | pDev: 7.2%
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
13
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St. Peter's Brewery Co Ltd
 
England, United Kingdom
Avail:
Winter
Wants
  2
Gots
  3
SCORE
83
Good
St. Peter's Christmas AleSt. Peter's Christmas Ale
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Photo of josanguapo
3.63/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.75

From elcervecero. In Ikea's pint glass. Playing Blackwell Epiphany. Caramel with some spices. Refreshing and goes up to the gead quickly. I prefer their winter ale.

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Photo of Dentist666
3.99/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours clear copper/amber beer with 1-finger beige head, moderate to low retention.
Smell - burnt sugar, pudding, spices, nuts.
Taste - caramel, baked apples, orange, spices, wood, floral hops.
Medium body, soft carbonation.

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Photo of janubio
3.66/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

500 ml. syrup-like bottle. Pours an amber colour, with a thin head that fades soon, leaving a thin lace. Smell of whisky or barrel aged beer, dried fruits, prunes. Medium body, sticky palate and average carbonation. Taste of oak aged brew, toffee, figs, dried fruits. Maybe some pepper too.

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Photo of jazzyjeff13
3.44/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A 500ml bottle with a BB of April 2015. Purchased recently from a supermarket. Described on the label as a full-bodied Christmas ale.

Poured into a tulip pint glass. A rich reddish-brown hue with light carbonation. Yields a decent head of frothy off-white foam that lasts for a minute or two before disappearing. Aroma of sweet, fruity malt with hints of prunes, dried fruit, caramel, mild brown sugar, fruitcake, grain, ale yeast and subtle stewed leaves. A touch of warming booze in the background. Perhaps a bit too sweet.

Tastes of fruity malt with a yeasty character and a mild finish. Notes of prunes, raisins, dried fruit, caramel, brown sugar, fruitcake, cooked grain, ale yeast, earthiness and stewed leaves. A hint of alcohol in the background. Rather sweet, with mild bitterness and a lingering yeasty character upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is smooth and tingly, with pleasant carbonation and decent body for the style. Faintly astringent, followed by an aftertaste of fruity malt, earthy yeast and stewed leaves.

A reasonable stab at a Christmas ale, though it tastes somewhat under-attenuated and wishy-washy. Looks OK, with an aroma and flavour of sweet, fruity malt and dry, earthy yeast notes. The body is alright. It's just not quite there - a bit too sweet, too yeasty and not thick enough to be perfect. Festive yet slightly flawed. Worth sampling but no need to go out of your way.

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Photo of Jetulio
3.46/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

500 ml. bottle poured into a Pint glass

Appearance... Mahogany beer with foamy head colour white of less that 2 fingers aprox

Aroma... whiskey aroma, alcohol with malty notes and wet wood. herbal too

Taste... Some sugar burnt notes and then hop , touch of bitterness is overwhelmed by sweety presence.

Mouthfeel... Full body and soft carbonation

Overall... a recomendable seasonal malty ale.

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Photo of EmperorBevis
3.35/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Like cola nearly black with brown hues and no head whatsoever.

Not a big aroma hint of nutmeg and a bit of cinnamon with some metallic elements
had to get my nose right in there to pick anything up.

Burnt sugar is the main taste some all spice and slight notes of rum

Quite a heavy mouthfeel the strength is more there than the taste
I may be going crazy but the fizz seems to change with every mouthful.

Exceedingly average.

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St. Peter's Christmas Ale from St. Peter's Brewery Co Ltd
Beer rating: 83 out of 100 with 13 ratings