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St. Peter's Winter Ale | St. Peter's Brewery Co Ltd

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St. Peter's Winter AleSt. Peter's Winter Ale
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3.9/5
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St. Peter's Winter AleSt. Peter's Winter Ale
BEER INFO

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

Style: Winter Warmer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 12-09-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#8,165
Reviews:
184
Ratings:
262
pDev:
10.77%
Bros Score:
4.05
 
 
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5/5  rDev +28.2%

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5/5  rDev +28.2%

Photo of Mike_Aguirre
4.85/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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.,

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Photo of MEP
4.75/5  rDev +21.8%

Photo of SilhSoul
4.75/5  rDev +21.8%

Photo of larrynevins
4.75/5  rDev +21.8%

Photo of korguy123
4.67/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle into tulip.

A- Super dark brown/black pour with hints of red up to the light. Two finger cream colored head that rapidly drops to thin cap. Lacing is fantastic.

S- Chocolate and coffee with hints of cinnamon, nutmeg, figs and dates. Brown sugar and subtle vanilla.

T- Coffee and dark chocolate, dates and brown sugar with a touch of cinnamon.

M- Medium bodied and creamy, subtle carbonation, sticky on the lips.

O- This thing is awesome! There is so much going on here it truly is remarkable. I've never had a winter warmer this full bodied, complex and creamy.

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Photo of Imbiber
4.64/5  rDev +19%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very deep ruby red, minimal tan head, low carbonation (good in my opinion). Malty, spicy aroma. Malt, hops, caramel sweetness are all balanced, licorice and burnt caramel both come through strongly later on and lingers to form a flavoursome aftertaste. An excellent, hearty, warming winter brew that does exactly what it's designed to do without being overly strong in alcohol. Highly recommended.

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4.62/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

500 ml green bottle, courtesy of Cardinal pub, Stavanger. Very dark reddish brown colour, nearly black, nice brown head. LOVELY vinous aroma with oak, raisins, chocolate, roasted malts, liquorice, some coffee. The flavour has much of the same elements as the aroma, chocolate and sweet malts (but not too sweet) are in front. A roasty and hoppy bitterness in the aftertaste. Very full and rich mouthfeel. Blimey - this IS an excellent beer! LUVVERLY!

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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

(Served in a chalice)
A- This beer has a dark dense body with a light tan lumpy head that sticks to the glass with each sip. There are a few tiny bubbles stuck to the glass but the beer is to dense to see much else.
S- The dark toffee aroma and some roasted chocolate malt notes and a slight earthy note to follow. It finishes with a nice hint of rye bread.
T- The chocolaty roasted malt has no bitterness and a nice creamy richness to the flavor with a nice roasted char note in the finish that combines with a pleasant sweetness. There is a slight tootsie roll candy flavor that comes through as the beer warms but it only supports the malt flavors.
M- This beer has a medium-full mouthfeel with no alcohol heat and a creamy texture.
D- This beer is very quaftable with a mellow rich dark flavor that helps melt away the winter. A surprising treat in a green bottle.

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Photo of chumpy
4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

Photo of jccuevasr
4.5/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Brad007
4.5/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark brown/black color with a thin head. Aroma is somewhat roasted with hints of chocolate and coffee in the nose. Taste is smooth, roasty and very nice. Chocolate hints at the back of the throat and only a slight spiciness. Goes down very well. This has to be a porter or milk stout of sorts. Very roasty, smooth and better than I thought it would be. I would definitely buy this beer again.

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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

Photo of GWaters
4.5/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

1 Pint 0.9 Fl oz. olive green embossed bottle - No freshness date

Poured into a chilled mug

I bought this at the Liquor Shop in Tyngsborough.

Over the past couple of weeks, I have groups winter ales and holiday ales in together. This beer smacked my in the face and said, "Shame on you!" This is truly a winter ale. This ale elicits an image of a great room with a roaring firepit, and friends laughing about stories told - completely ignorant, or not caring, of the bitter cold wind whipping outside.

This is a strong dark ale, with no bitter after taste. Very nice.

Pour: This beer pours very dark brown. Appears ruby colored if held up to the light. The head is heavy and dark - 3/8"

Smell: Warm sweet molasses-like malty aroma. A strong whiff of alcohol as well. Hints of toffee, caramel, and tannins. .

Taste: What you smell is what you get! A robust parade of flavors - malted molasses and a sort of roasted, slightly smokey flavor. This is truly a British Beer!

Drinkability: Every bottle is a meal. Not too heavy, but there is plenty of warmth and flavor to keep the consumer pleased. Very drinkable.

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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

Photo of hansavijaticar
4.5/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

Photo of Kartoffeln
4.5/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours an opaque brown so dark it's nearly black, with a sizeable, tan head of pillowy, creamy froth. Good retention, gradually dissipating to a thick ring of foam and leaving some frothy lacing.

S: Mildly sweet chocolate, biscuit, and roasted malts with notes of black coffee, cocoa, and a hint of smoke. Cinder toffee and butteriness. Dark and candied fruit aromas, hints of clove and licorice, and ethanol.

T: Sweet chocolate and biscuit malts with a slightly smoky, charred character of roasted barley complemented by cocoa notes. Cinder toffee, juicy dark fruit, and faint brown spice notes. Earthy, woody hops towards the finish with a slight lactic tang, a cranberry note, and a bit of booziness.

M: Medium-bodied with low, creamy-smooth carbonation. The woody hops and lactic tang balance the robust, sweet flavour profile as much as can be expected. Remarkably easy-drinking for the richness, it avoids feeling cloying or too heavy.

D: A very English winter warmer that happens to nail down everything I personally like about the style. St. Peter's winter ale is one of those rare beers that retains everything that characterises a style but adds distinctive changes that complement the style's characteristics to produce something uniquely delicious. Well worth seeking out.

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4.47/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 16.9oz? bottle into a Belgian cereal bowl.

Appearance- Black with reddish hues around the edges. Carbonation is even and fills the glass just enough. Lacing clings to the glass and leaves lacing clinging dry to the glass for the full ride.

Smell- Smells like a porter. Roasty with malt, a little more hop than expected, and what seems like a hint of spice.

Taste- A lot like a porter but it has some other characteristics as well. The hops and spices are very evenly balanced, they taste nearly the same, but the spices shine out with hints of cinnamon. Almost a soapy cleanliness on the finish.

Mouthfeel- Creamy and well carbonated, hoppy but not astringent, and full-bodied. This is one great beer on the mouth.

Drinkability- I had to ramp up the drinkability on this one. It tastes delicious and is not over the top with alcohol. I could drink a lot of these all in one sitting. I'll be picking up another of these before the season is over.

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Photo of Foley67
4.46/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cdkrenz
4.46/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A - Amazing rise of head even after the pour is finished. The light tan and frothy head stands like a trophy on top of an extremely dark brown body. This brew still and silent in its beauty. It leaves a nice lacing too.

S - Clove, a hint at coffee and anise.

T - While the flavors are subtle, they are accented throughout each pull. It starts out with a creamy long roasted malt moving to a slight chocolate flavor. Then onto a clove with some bite and finishing with a taste of coffee.

M - While I'm drinking the brew having kept it at 40 degrees it actually has a nice warm feel to it. It's very smooth with nearly no feel of carbonation. It has a thickness to it that I think brings out much of the flavor, as opposed to a coarseness bringing out the flavor.

~ I truely think this is one of the best brews I've had the luxury to enjoy. I strongly urge all my fellow BA brethren to partake in this wonderful brew. While the price tag may be stiff, the results are worth it.

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St. Peter's Winter Ale from St. Peter's Brewery Co Ltd
Beer rating: 3.9 out of 5 with 262 ratings
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