St. Peter's Ruby Red Ale | St. Peter's Brewery Co Ltd

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St. Peter's Ruby Red AleSt. Peter's Ruby Red Ale
BEER INFO

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

Style: English Bitter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
A rich, red ale with subtle malt undertones and a distinctive spicy hop aroma from Styrian Goldings. Brewed with skill and patience in one of Britain's finest small breweries.


Added by mdagnew on 04-03-2006

BEER STATS
Ratings:
115
Reviews:
54
Avg:
3.75
pDev:
12.27%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
17
For Trade:
0
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Photo of eddingsaur
3.89/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 330ml bottle at the Trenchard Arms, Katong, Singapore. Pretty pricey at first glance - the bartender warned me about this just as I was ordering it; kinda makes me wonder why...

A: Hazy, hazy, HAZY red. Ruby red this is not - more like a burnt umber. Or could that just be the cloudiness of this beer? I'm not too sure - but it sure as heck is not the bright red of a ruby.

S: There's something here that brings me back - something savory, malty, smoked even. Is it funky? Perhaps - but I'm edging towards no. It's probably just the malt and yeast. Kinda' reminds me of Frangelico, the burnt, sweet smell. The dude next to me ordered a Mac and cheese - there goes any other real chance of breaking down these aromas.

T: There's that savory sweet Frangelico-ness. Yep, it's somewhat smoky, lightly peppery, somewhat nutty. It's definitely sweet, like a roasted organic sugarcane marshmallow sweet. The burnt-sweetness lingers in the after taste for a LONG time. I'm reading the label now and everything is falling into place. This is brewed with RYE Crystal malt. I'm now experiencing that sheepish feeling when you completely misjudge something.

M: This beer is dry. Not bone-dry, no. It's dry like laundry fresh out of the drier. It's friendly, comforting, accessible and totally something I'd not be scared of. On that same same note, it's not something with too much bite - it's light for the flavors it has. It's not slick, it doesn't linger on your lips, but hey, at least it goes down easy.

Final thoughts: This is a pretty decent rye-based red ale. The flavors are there, the complexity too. I understand what the bartender was warning me about now - it's not something that someone with a background in cheap macro-lagers or lighter ales might appreciate, but it's also not something that someone who appreciates rauchbier could pick up and fall in love with. It's a pretty good British rye red ale and that's what you should approach this beer as.

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Photo of metter98
3.62/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is rather hazy amber brown in color. It poured with a short off white head that left faint lacing on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of toffee are present in the nose along with notes of dark malts and hints of fruity yeast.
T: The taste follows the smell and is rather malty, except there is no associated sweetness and faint amounts of bitterness are present from the underlying hops.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a low to moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer tastes maltier compared to others in the style, but is very flavorful.

Serving type: bottle

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

Photo of Spike
3.96/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

L: Dark red/brown with a patchy cap. Clear with some carbonation visible. Rich red hue when held to the light.

S: Toasted acorns. Spicy hit from Styrian Golding hops.

T: Cafe au lait. Smoky, roasted malts. Lovely level of bitterness that lasts.

F: Medium body. Some chewiness. Some carbonation. Has stature while remaining highly drinkable.

O: Rich, complex flavour. Great mouthfeel. A couple of pints. Perfect.

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Photo of vrtx64
3.46/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Martine
4.09/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Into a half pint glass pours cloudy garnet - mahogany coloured, with small off-white head and little lacing.

S: One is instantly accosted with dark chocolate, fig, plum, cherry, toffee, molasses and roasted malts. It has a definate sweet earthy undertone, with woody notes.

T: Smoky malts and candied fruit on the tongue, moving through coffee, chicory, damson and earthy flavours. There's a hop bitterness throughout and a spicy, herby palate. Fruitcake/cherry tart aftertaste.

M: Nice mouthfeel, light-moderate body with medium carbonation. Crisp on the sip ending dry.

O: Very nice red ale. Perhaps a little bitter for its style but it balances well with the complex flavour profile of fruit, malt and earth. Definately nice in the Autumn and would go well with game meats. Very flavourful.

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Photo of Foley67
4.04/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of hopnerd
3.25/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Andrewharemza
3.57/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

From bottle, Pours a hazy dark red amber color with a small off-white head. Aroma dried fruits caramel, biscuit. Taste caramel, biscuit and earthy. Not to bad.

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Photo of life_of_agony
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dentist666
3.65/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into pint.
Pours dark ruby beer with nice tan head, good retention, some laces.
Smell - biscuit, dried fruits, caramel.
Taste - cake, chestnut, caramel, slight hop bitterness in the finish.
Round, low carbonation, light body. Tad less rich, than it could be.

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Photo of 123321123321
4.63/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of hdtrice
3.52/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SayBoom
4.06/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of EdmundBlackadder
3.68/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of leitmotif
3.55/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sephyrott
3.77/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rpopescu
3.63/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GRG1313
3/5  rDev -20%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of SuperMario
2.96/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3.25

Tasteless, has no oomph. Looks cloudy and amazing. Doesn't deliver on anything other than that.

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Photo of Artemikhin
3.81/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of BrazilianAussie
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Breeza
3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Hoppsbabo
4/5  rDev +6.7%

A: Very dark ruby with a small off-white head.
S: Cake ingredients. Not too strong though.
T: Dry, sharp and crisp but some nice cakey malt flavour. Just a bit spicy in the finish. A slight cucumbery thing in the finish.
O: Pretty good.

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St. Peter's Ruby Red Ale from St. Peter's Brewery Co Ltd
3.75 out of 5 based on 115 ratings.
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