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

BA SCORE
87
very good
260 Ratings
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
Ratings:
260
Reviews:
184
Avg:
3.9
pDev:
11.03%
 
 
Wants:
22
Gots:
18
For Trade:
0
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Photo of josanguapo
4.23/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

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?

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Photo of pattysykes
3.95/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of Wer34truh
3.69/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GoHabsGo
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Simon212
4.24/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Oleg85
3.88/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of joelholmquist
4.42/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Sanguinairius
2.3/5  rDev -41%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Anze
4.09/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of boszormeny
3.12/5  rDev -20%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Jaisell
4.04/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Silke_Neryn
3.85/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of al_al1357
4.42/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jotora
4.25/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dentist666
4.18/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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!

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Photo of DenisKolkin
4.07/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of mdfb79
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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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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Photo of mikemands
4.17/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of steverx8
4.17/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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 leitmotif
4.08/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ciocanelu
4.25/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dcmchew
3.98/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

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

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St. Peter's Winter Ale from St. Peter's Brewery Co Ltd
3.9 out of 5 based on 260 ratings.
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