St. Peter's Spiced Ale (Cinnamon And Apple)
St. Peter's Brewery Co Ltd

St. Peter's Spiced Ale (Cinnamon And Apple)St. Peter's Spiced Ale (Cinnamon And Apple)
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3.7 | pDev: 13.24%
St. Peter's Brewery Co Ltd
England, United Kingdom
St. Peter's Spiced Ale (Cinnamon And Apple)St. Peter's Spiced Ale (Cinnamon And Apple)
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Photo of wl0307
3.8/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(Notes of 25/12/08) BB 29/11/08, tasted a month past the expiry date on the X'mas Day! Served cool in a straight pint glass.

A: pours a deeply dark brown colour with dark ruby glows when seen against light; light in carbonation, supporting a thick and creamy tan-hued froth that lasts well and leaves tight lacing behind..
S: the aroma comes rather apple-ly on top of bitter chocolates, cocoa powder, hints of cinnamon and random touches of nutmeg. As it settles, a more settled scent of roast malts with a thick, even "meaty"(?!), texture radiates through the foam, making the overall smell like a heavy stout.
T: a weird & mixed foretaste consisting of leather, apple, cinnamon powder and ground nutmeg comes sour-sweet and chocolatey; a very long but delicate level of earthy hop bitterness follows. At the back of the tongue lingers a walnutty undertone from the roasted malts, with a rather soothing spicy and peppery touch. The 2nd half of tasting elevates the slightly weird performance of the 1st half, leaving a prevalent chocolatey-bitterness deep down the palate.
M&D: very mellow and soft on the carbonation, full-bodied but moderate on the overall balance. This is a slightly weird chocolatey stout that shows the brilliancy of brewing mainly thanks to the more traditional elements rather than the spice/apple mixture, IMO.

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Photo of seanyfo
3.87/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - very dark brown body, nearly stout like, but when held up to light its more mahogany coloured. 2 finger head that disappates very quickly, i find this very common with st peters beers.

S - Cinnamon hits you full in the face, some tart granny smiths apples, some pine, not much hops or malt evident as cinnamon really overpowers. Some roasted malt notes do come through in the aftertaste though

T - Cinnamon less aparrent that in the smell. Some pepper and sweet malt do come through more, hop bitter dryness comes through in the finish well, to make this more balanced than i anticipated.

M - low carbonation, with a creamy mouthfeel.

D - Wouldnt want more than one, cinnamon becomes sickly after a half pint, but nice for a little after dinner snifter or nightcap perhaps.

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Photo of haz77
3.99/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a very dark brown with almost no light showing through. A small head quickly disappears leaving a ring and thin island of light tan head.

S - Christmas in a bottle. The room is filled with the smell of cinnamon, nutmeg, mince pies, Christmas pudding, gingerbread, rum, pine.

T - Surprisingly restrained given the smell. Tastes of rum and peppery spice at first, with a dry backbone, before sweeter notes and cinnamon come through in the middle. Finish is smooth and slightly bitter with a chocolate flavour.

M - Smooth and creamy with a medium body and low carbonation.

D - Drinkability isn't great, but this is an enjoyable brew which is worth trying.

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Photo of stcules
2.62/5  rDev -29.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Almost black color. Dark foam, brown.
In the smell a lot, but really a lot of cinnamon, nutmeg, apple, chocolate. Really really spiced, strongly characterized and resolute. It can't leave you indifferent.
In the taste the spices rules over all, the rest of the beer characteristic are hidden. Just the chocolate malt is perceptible.
Average body.
Obviously the spices are dominating the aftertaste too. Some chocolately bitterness.
In the end the excess of spices can be a little tiring.

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Photo of mdagnew
4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle bought from The Vineyard, Belfast....

Poured a pretty dark burgundy brown colour... Slightly off white head poured quite foamy then faded to light ring around the edge... very little lacing...

Aroma - Spicy fruits (definite apples, dates, currents), chocolate maltiness, peppery, definite cinnamon and nutmeg notes, woody, hard to make out any hops over the fruits and spices, fruitcake/Christmas pudding like aromas...

Taste - Strong dark coffee, bitter chocolate malts, nutmeg, peppery, nutty, some porter like flavours, light cinnamon, light spicy fruit sweetness...

Feel - Smooth and creamy... medium body.... pretty drinkable...

Overall - A pretty good beer.... Definitely worth a try... would be nice to have round Christmas time...

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Photo of bark
3.44/5  rDev -7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The colour is very dark opaque brown-black. Large bubbles makes up a disappearing low beige head.

The smell is sweet with some malt. There is a matured, full-bodied spicy flavour of cinnamon, apple pie and Madeira.

The taste is surprisingly dry with a generous bitterness and massive malts. A sweet somewhat spicy (cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves) flavour replaces the first dry note. Then, the very dry flavour returns with a powerful bitterness with some sour traces of green apples.

The carbonation is pleasantly mild with big bubbles. The mouthfeel is somewhat dry.

An OK spiced ale, but not at al what I expected of a “apple & cinnamon beer”. A bit too bitter and rough.

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Photo of Kwak
4.18/5  rDev +13%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Saint Peter's Spiced Ale .
Dark spiced beer with alpple and cinnamon.
Nice healthe aroma.
Good tannish bubble head ,full of taste.
Color was a dark brown almost red tint.
Body was oily but good.
A mocha nut taste with a very dry aftertaste
Also has a great bottle wich i am using for my homebrew

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St. Peter's Spiced Ale (Cinnamon And Apple) from St. Peter's Brewery Co Ltd
Beer rating: 3.7 out of 5 with 7 ratings