St.Peter's Mild | St. Peter's Brewery Co Ltd

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St.Peter's MildSt.Peter's Mild

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

Style: English Dark Mild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 3.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
A classic example of a beer mild in hops but not in flavor. Sweetness balanced by bitter chocolate malt to produce a rare but much south after traditional mild.

Added by cypressbob on 01-07-2007

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Ratings: 19 |  Reviews: 15
Reviews by thepeter:
Photo of thepeter
3.55/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured a murky dark brown that showed ruby highlights when held to the light. A nice moderately dense head that lasted quite a while.
S- Roasted nuts, cocoa, toffee and roasted grains
T -Dry Cocoa nibs, bitter coffee, tobacco, and roasted grains
M -Med bodied, smooth, soft on the tongue well carbonated with small bubbles. Very clean dry aftertaste
Overall, a good beer, better on cask. Went very well with my Thai green curry

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Spike
3.94/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From a 500ml bottle into a pint glass.

Pours dark brown with an orange edge and a thin head that disappears quickly leaving little lacing.

Nose is rich chocolate, milky coffee and hazelnuts.

Taste follows the nose with the addition of a burnt, bitter finish and some minerality.

Medium/light bodied with generous carbonation and some astringency along the edge of the tongue. Maybe a little too much carbonation to be deemed smooth.

Highly drinkable, low ABV beer with heaps of nose and flavour. Would love to see more milds available in pubs.

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Photo of jazzyjeff13
3.36/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A 500ml bottle with a BB of Feb 2012. Comes in an interesting oval bottle that is unique to St. Peter's - I love it.

Poured into a Guinness pint glass. A dark brown hue - although a deep ruby is revealed when held to the light. Carbonation level appears to be low. Yields a thick, creamy head of light-brown foam that lasts for a few minutes before subsiding. Aroma is quite subtle; sweet dark malt with notes of chocolate and vanilla accompanied by faint hints of roasted grain (this improves as it warms).

Tastes of slightly sweet dark malt with considerable bitterness. Notes of roasted malt and coffee dominate, with hints of chocolate and vanilla in the background. Hops add bitterness to the finish, along with the roasted malt. No hoppy aroma is discernible. Mouthfeel is smooth and tingly, but rather thin and watery. Aftertaste of bitter roasted malt.

Tasty, but more bitter than I expected. I admit not having a great deal of experience with this style, but I anticipated a sweeter, maltier character with a less pronounced bitterness. The body is also a bit insubstantial. Overall, pretty good and flavoursome for a low ABV ale. Worth trying...

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Photo of metter98
3.78/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: The beer is very dark brown in color. It poured with a collar of off white bubbles around the edge of the glass and bits of lacing on the surface.
S: Light to moderate aromas of dark fruits are present in the nose along with notes of dark and chocolate malts.
T: The taste follows the smell, but the flavors are a little stronger. There is no bitterness and faint bits of sweetness are perceptible.
M: It feels a bit more than light-bodied on the palate and has a low to moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This quite flavorful considering its strength and is extremely easy to drink, which makes it sessionable.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of BlackHaddock
3.64/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

500ml Bottle: BB 23 Jan 2014. Poured into two old 'Home Ales' badged Countryman glass tankards on 6 Sep 2013 (the wife wanted half).

Looked fine: dark mahogany body with a full head of off-white foam.

The aroma is all malts, slightly burnt and full on dark chocolate.

Taste wise it is also a chocolate malt lead, but it isn't that simple, there is a lot more going on. Nutty and woody, some hidden spiciness and always a semi-sweetness being suppressed by the hop content.

Very drinkable and a pleasant change from all the golden brews I seem to be having at the moment.

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Photo of vinicole
3.88/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Very dark brown. Wispy tan head with good retention.
Aroma of dark chocolate. roasted malt and cocoa.
Flavour of burnt brown bread toast without the harsh bitterness.
Good carbonation.
If it wasn't for the consistency + ABV (and the label) I would say this was a stout.

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Photo of EmperorBevis
4.12/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured heavy handed to get a head and did so lovely sudsy big bubbled thick head with cola brown body.

Really lovely aroma, brewers mash and vimto.

The taste is a real treat big roast flavours hints of coffee but without the bitterness hints of fruits also a real treat for the togue.

Good mouthfeel not at all thin perfect low key carbonation.

Right up there, reet good!

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Photo of Sigmund
3.83/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Cask conditioned at the Great British Beer Festival (GBBF) 2008. Black coloured beer, dark brown in the highlights, low head. Moderately roasty aroma with some winey notes. The flavour is smooth and moderately roasty, with a moderate bitterness in the finish. Easy drinking, a quite nice mild this one.

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Photo of mdagnew
3.9/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle bought from The Vintage, Antrim...

Poured a deep dark ruby red / brown colour... Creamy tan head poured fairly thick then faded to thin wispy layer.... no real lacing

Aroma - Nice strong chocolate maltiness, coffee notes, malted milk, toasted bread, smoky / dusty notes, some dark fruits (sultanas, figs, some blackcurrents), faint liquorice notes, spicy, nice peppery hop bitterness...

Taste - Definite chocolate maltiness, lightly toasted malts, watery black coffee, nutty sweetness, milky notes, fruity (blackcurrents, plums), peppery, strong earthiness, very light bitterness, faint sourness, light metallic notes...

Feel - Pretty smooth.. Medium bodied. At 3.7 % an extremely quaffable ale.

Overall - A pretty good and nicely balanced mild... well worth a try...

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Photo of MEP
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of beerMeporfa
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of cypressbob
4.23/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

On cask at the John Hewitt Bar, Belfast

Pours with a dark chocolatly body, some ruby highlights when held up to light. Thick light tan head with great retention, thick patchy lacing up and down the glass

Smell, thick chocolate roasted malts, a little bit of vanilla, some burnt sugar and toffee. Few notes of dried fruit, prunes and figs.

Taste, roasted malt, thick drinking chocolate, cloying vanilla and chocolate. Malty finish, smooth creamy cask mouthfeel

A fantastic mild, so drinkable its unbelievable.

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Photo of Hoppsbabo
3.8/5  rDev -1.8%

A: Black body, small off-white head.
S: Smokey coffee, fudge and white bread.
T: Bitter espresso mostly. Almost completely dry and quite fizzy. More like a porter than anything else. Slight bread pudding fruitiness in the aftertaste.
O: Hmm, too fizzy. For me it doesn't really work with the mellow espresso profile.

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Photo of callmemickey
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jerusalem Tavern in London...

A: Rich red-brown body with a sizable tax head...

S: Chocolate and malts.. some other fruit like aromas come through

T: Lovely chocolate/malt blend that is rich yet smooth

M: Velvety. Nice from the cask.

D: Can put a few of these back before getting bored.

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Photo of DerBayer
3.12/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

My first Mild ever to my awareness and my impression is that of a mild Stout with little hop bitterness and some bitter dark chocolate malt. The appearance is beautiful chestnut with a dark ruby tinge against the light.

The taste is good malty with dark chocolate but the smell is too faint and the mouthfeel is too thin and flat to be really that enticing...

Will not actively seek this one out again

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Photo of sephyrott
4.04/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of dcmchew
3.7/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of Dentist666
4.17/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured ino english pint.
Pours truly smooth clear dark brown beer with creamy beige 1,5 finger head. Nose of coffee, nuts and bread. Taste of coffee, chocolate and bread. Very drinkable, excellent mild indeed.

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Photo of wl0307
3.97/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Newly issued in the bottled version (I believe), this beer also comes in the hallmark flask-shape green bottle of St. Peter's; BB 16/04/2010, served cool in a straight imperial pint glass.

A: pours a deep dark mahogany hue with fairly good clarity, added with decent streams of fizziness and a light beige
S: chocolate malts, lightly roasted nuts, melted black sugar, licorice, and a touch of sour-sweetness as of dried Chinese longan-fruits and dried dates all spring to mind - all pleasant in a rather "neat" manner; hops are indeed suppressed, but the main theme of dark malts does get an extra touch of complexity from the lightly sour edge of dark fruits. Decent.
T: a light-bodied foretaste of chocolatey dark malts with a mild edge of black sugar is closely followed by lovely herbal bitterness and chewy-bitter nuts that linger with a wee bit of sourness from maybe roast barleys/malts, in line with the kind of sour-bitterness rendered by roasted/burned barley as in an Irish Dry Stout... The palate turns semi-dry and increasingly bitter in the end, as a vivid witness to both roast malts and earthy hops and just about right to provoke more thirst (more in the "Bitter way")...
M&D: semi-fluffy on the texture due to the light yet constant carbonation, light-bodied, but full of flavour for a Dark Mild, while the texture never for a second falls thin, which is quite unusual for a light drink as a Mild. I guess the secret lies in the roast malts as well as an actually good amount of hops used in the brew, which balances off the sweetness overall but never at the cost of the overall weight/body. For a Dark Mild, this one certainly is much less a (more traditional?) semi-sweet example than a modern interpretation that adds more bitterness to the performance, which I certainly welcome whole-heartedly!

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