Winter Ale
St. Peter's Brewery Co Ltd

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From:
St. Peter's Brewery Co Ltd
 
England, United Kingdom
Style:
Winter Warmer
Ranked #28
ABV:
6.5%
Score:
87
Ranked #15,869
Avg:
3.9 | pDev: 10.77%
Ratings:
266
Status:
Active
Rated:
Dec 16, 2021
Added:
Dec 09, 2002
Wants:
  25
Gots:
  19
SCORE
87
Very Good
Winter AleWinter Ale
Notes: This deep mahogany red strong ale is a classic example of a winter warmer that’s high in alcohol and rich in taste. An excellent balance of malty sweetness and hoppy bitterness, gives aromas of Christmas cake with hints of black treacle and vine fruits.
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4.35 by igl from Russian Federation on Dec 16, 2021
 
3.87 by Kiro from Russian Federation on Nov 27, 2021
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3.82/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by misteil from Ireland

enjoyed while watching this years toy show, took no notes, lovely dark mahogany colour, creamy off white head with great retention, nice black bread caramel toasty malt flavour, treacle and milk chocolate, earthy, sweet, pretty wintery, pretty drinkable, lacking in depth of flavour somewhat though, but still reasonably nice.

Nov 28, 2020
 
4 by Pmicdee from Canada (ON) on Nov 01, 2018
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3.49/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by TheBierdimpfe from Canada (QC)

Opaque black color. Slightly creamy light brown 1 finger head, lasting around 5 minutes, with decent legs and swirl reaction. Flavors of toffee, dark grains, raisins, walnuts, and herbal hops. Slick creamy medium to full body with light carbonation. Medium strength finish, malty roasted feel with soft leafy hops. Decent freshness, good balance, and well bodied for the style. Warms up pretty well indeed. Overall very good quality craft.

Jan 26, 2018
 
4.03 by sdm9465 from Canada (NS) on Dec 13, 2017
 
3.85 by SayBoom from Ukraine on Jul 02, 2017
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4.23/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25
by josanguapo from Spain

From elcervecero. In Ikea's pint glass. Playing Blackwell Legacy. Complex, with smokey and coffee notes and still very drinkable. Not what I expected in a winter beer but still great. Much better than the St Peter's brews Ive bought in ECI: because the recipe or because the conservation?

Jan 10, 2017
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3.95/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by pattysykes from Australia

Pours cola with lingering tan head. Aroma is roasted malts, dark chocolate and dried fruit. Tastes of coffee, sweet malt, dark fruit and a little spice. Full body with light carbonation. Aftertaste of chocolate and dark berries. Really nice balance overall.

Jan 06, 2017
 
3.69 by Wer34truh from Minnesota on Dec 24, 2016
 
4 by GoHabsGo from Canada (ON) on Dec 11, 2016
 
4.09 by Simon212 from Canada (ON) on Dec 11, 2016
 
3.88 by Oleg85 from Russian Federation on Jul 24, 2016
 
2.3 by Sanguinairius from Canada (ON) on Dec 26, 2015
 
4.09 by Anze from Slovenia on Dec 25, 2015
 
3.12 by boszormeny from Canada (ON) on Dec 08, 2015
 
3.85 by Silke_Neryn from Sweden on Nov 22, 2015
 
4.42 by al_al1357 from Canada (ON) on Nov 19, 2015
 
4.25 by Jotora from Canada (ON) on Nov 18, 2015
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4.18/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Dentist666 from Russian Federation

Poured into pint.
Opaque dark brown beer with one finger beige head, good retention.
Smell - rich and complex - chocolate, coffee, dark fruits, caramel.
Taste - round and pretty cool, sweet, roasted malts, dark fruits, marmalade, licorice.
Full body, soft carbonation.
Terrific!

Nov 12, 2015
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4.07/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by taxandbeerguy from Canada (ON)

500 ml medicine bottle served just above fridge temperature into a pint glass. One of those beers I've seen many times before (especially at this time of the year) but never bothered to pick up. Let's give it a try.

Appearance - St. Peter's winter ale pours the darkest of ruby coloured beers, so dark that it may appear dark brown or even near black. A small half finger of off white head has modest retention and leaves a small swath of lacing down the sides of the glass.

Smell - pretty good aroma, some thick grainy aromas and hints of orchard fruits such as pear and plum. Overall smells like and amped up dark mild ale. Christmas spice aromas are sort of there, but toned down and definitely not distracting for what promises to be a very good beer.

Taste - some graininess, some fruitiness and a mild bitterness. Orchard fruits throughout and the Christmas spices are present but only in a supporting role. Complex. Some liquorice and butterscotch start up after a few sips and enhance this beer. After a few sips, substitute orchard fruits with raisins. Yum!

Mouthfeel - smooth with some creaminess, moderate body and definitely not a dry finish.

Overall - a well crafted holiday beer, with a festive presence but never overdoing things and ensuring that you enjoy the base beer with its holiday accents.

Nov 07, 2015
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4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by mdfb79 from New York

500ml bottle
Pours a deep mahogany town color one inch of Chocolate coffee sweet fruits Ned body mod carb light spice 4s

Oct 19, 2015
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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by hansavijaticar from Croatia (Hrvatska)

Lovely winter warmer. Reminds me of Brewdog's Dogma. Dark, with reddish hue, caramely, but with great balance, medium mouthful. Alongside Cream Stout, the best beer from St. Peter's.

Sep 08, 2015
 
4.17 by mikemands from Canada (ON) on Apr 11, 2015
 
4.17 by steverx8 from England on Mar 07, 2015
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4.85/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by Mike_Aguirre from Mexico

Cerveza de invierno, normalmente este estilo de cervezas son más alcohólicas y de cuerpo más denso que las cervezas de verano.

Alcohol: 6.5 ABV

Apariencia: Color rojizo muy oscuro, casi negro. Con brillos color rubí. Corona de espuma muy leve color marfil.

Aroma: A frutos rojos maduros, vino, uva, jerez, roble, barrica, dulzor de la malta, azúcar quemada, caramelo, maderas. Muy balanceado y agradable.

Sabor: Excelente sabor, notas de café espresso, frutos oscuros, notas ácidas muy tenues, amargor seco, dulzura sutil de las maltas. Toques ahumados y antiguos.

Sensación: Cuerpo medio-alto y carbonatación baja.

General: Deliciosa cerveza de sabor complejo, no apta para principiantes.,

Feb 05, 2015
 
4.08 by leitmotif from Romania on Feb 04, 2015
 
4.25 by Ciocanelu from Romania on Feb 04, 2015
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3.98/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by dcmchew from Romania

Dark brown with a frothy tan head, popping away fast, leaving just some messy lacing.
Smells quite rich, with nice toffee, caramel, some cocoa, even sweet coffee, nicely roasted malts, dark bread, spices, butterscotch.
Sweet malty taste, rich with toffee and caramel. Light layer of dark chocolate, some fig and raisin, but nice roasted dark malts right away. Bready middle, with some spices showing up (light licorice, cinnamon, really faint nutmeg). Finishes roastier, but not burnt, nutty, with some dusty cocoa powder and warm alcohol.
Aftertaste is pretty poor, a bit of nut and dark malt, earthy hop, bit of alcohol. Light bodied, medium carbonated.
A nice winter warmer, probably one of the best beers from St. Peter's.

Jan 28, 2015
 
4.5 by jccuevasr from Mexico on Jan 21, 2015
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3/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by Cramshawbar from Canada (ON)

There is an (for me at least) rather uncomfortable after taste dominating here. I don't know whether it's the date or perhaps the liquorice. Safe to say, this is not my cup of....eh....glass of beer.

Jan 12, 2015
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3.72/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
by Gbgbrouge from Sweden

Poured from bottle, black opaque with low beige head. Aroma is full and complex, caramel, butterscotch, coffee, and some chocolate. Taste is sweet, medium malt body and a sweet sour finish. Notes of caramel, coffee, chocolate and liqourice.

Jan 06, 2015
 
4.46 by Foley67 from Scotland on Jan 03, 2015
 
3.7 by deac83 from Texas on Dec 27, 2014
 
3.87 by AlexRea from Russian Federation on Dec 23, 2014
 
3.25 by olradetbalder from Sweden on Nov 21, 2014
 
4.75 by SilhSoul from Russian Federation on Oct 23, 2014
 
3.75 by zestar from California on Sep 17, 2014
 
4.5 by admh1972 from England on Aug 18, 2014
Winter Ale from St. Peter's Brewery Co Ltd
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 266 ratings