St. Peter's Sorgham Beer | St. Peter's Brewery Co Ltd

St. Peter's Sorgham BeerSt. Peter's Sorgham Beer
BA SCORE
7.1%
Liked This Beer
2.71 w/ 84 ratings
St. Peter's Sorgham BeerSt. Peter's Sorgham Beer
BEER INFO

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

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Zorro on 06-28-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#43,396
Reviews:
51
Ratings:
84
Liked:
6
Avg:
2.71/5
pDev:
25.83%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
6
Trade:
0
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Photo of JayKay412
2.75/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of ordybill
2.53/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 16.9 OZ bottle into a pint glass at the World of Beer in Pooler, GA. The appearance is a clear gold color with a large white head. Not pleasant aroma. Overpowering taste. Not good.

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Photo of irrevjim
3.06/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

from a bottle to a beer tulip
look; golden, clear, much carbonation, huge head, good retention, foamy lacing
smell; herbs and spices, sage, oregano, big skunk, some citrus and barnyard, ginger ale, medicine, interesting and starts as a 4+ but consistently skunky from several sources over several years (i have a gluten free friend who leaves behind often)
taste; you can taste the herbs and some almost malty sweetness but it all comes together like a skunky lager
feel; light, a little bitter, a little over-carbonated
overall; this is tough, if i get past the overall effect of a skunky lager it has some interesting aspects which would make me drink it over, say, a glutenberg, if i were gluten free. I don't know if the 'skunk' is from traditional causes (it is a slow selling import in a green bottle) or the nature of what it's made of.

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2.79/5  rDev +3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

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3.59/5  rDev +32.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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2.44/5  rDev -10%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

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4/5  rDev +47.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.1/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.25

I had purchased this a while back, thinking that perhaps an article on gluten-free beers might be in the offing. When I could not find a taker, the beers got shunted to the side. I had a colleague who has issues with gluten and she was always curious about beers that were gluten-free. I usually eschew them since I am not gluten-intolerant and prefer to leave them for people who are. In the interim, I am purging my massive backlog of bottles this summer and lo and behold! this one popped up. They will now be part of The Great Bottle Purge of the Summer of 2014.

From the bottle: "Beer made from Sorghum (contains no wheat or barley)"; "Sorgham Beer (TM) [-] A clean, crisp beer with a pilsner style lager finish and aromas of citrus and mandarin from American Amarillo hops. Made from Sorghum, not wheat or barley. Brewed with skill and patience on one of Britain's finest malt breweries."; "Historical Notes [-] St. Peter's Brewery is located in a medieval hall in a remote and beautiful corner of Suffolk. There our beers begin their lives deep below the brewery with water drawn from a pure source - as it has been for over 700 years, essential for the full flavour and pure character of all St. Peter's beers."; "Our beautiful flask-shaped oval bottle is a faithful copy of one produced c. 1770 for Thomas Gerrard of Gibbstown, just across the Delaware River from Philadelphia. The original is now kept at St. Peter's Hall and is a rare example of an oval Eighteenth Century beer bottle."; [depicted -] St. Peter's Hall, circa 1280 AD".

Having learned that these gluten-free beers have no lees, I proceeded with an aggro pour, creating two bubbly, fizzy fingers of bone-white head with decent retention. Nose had a soft apple vinegar scent, not as sharp as with most of the others that I have tried. Color was a yellowish-gold (SRM = 4 - 5) with NE-quality clarity. Mouthfeel was thin and watery. The taste had a salty, grassy quality. like a cross between a Gose and Samuel Smith's Organic Lager, possibly due to the water they are using. This was oddly pleasant, which I realize is another instance of my damning with faint praise. I have come to realize that I am not a fan of these gluten-free beers, but neither am I really their intended audience. Finish was semi-dry with a light sweetness beginning to emerge. I did not really perceive citrus or mandarin, but at least it was palatable.

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3/5  rDev +10.7%

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4/5  rDev +47.6%

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2.25/5  rDev -17%

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4/5  rDev +47.6%

Photo of metter98
2.63/5  rDev -3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

A: The beer is crystal clear dark yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high bright white head that quickly died down and left a wide collar consisting of large bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of sorghum are present in the nose.
T: Like the smell, the taste is dominated by sorghum flavors but these seem to be muted a bit by the hops, which contribute a slight amount of bitterness and faint hints of citrus. The sorghum flavors linger through the finish and aftertaste and seem to be a little rancid.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and a little clean and crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer has lots of aromas and flavors of sorghum, so if you are accustomed to gluten-free beers, this might not be a bad selection. It seemed to have a nicer mouthfeel compared to some of the other gluten-free beers that I've tried.

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2.25/5  rDev -17%

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1.5/5  rDev -44.6%

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1.75/5  rDev -35.4%

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2.75/5  rDev +1.5%

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1/5  rDev -63.1%

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3.5/5  rDev +29.2%

Photo of BrewViking
2.59/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

St. Peter's sorgham beer is a headless, laceless pale orange-brown. It has a mild hops smell. The taste is overwhelmingly bitter, but with little depth beyond that. It gives the impression of being highly alcoholic despite being having a low ABV.

I won't be trying it again.

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3/5  rDev +10.7%

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2.75/5  rDev +1.5%

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3/5  rDev +10.7%

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3/5  rDev +10.7%

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St. Peter's Sorgham Beer from St. Peter's Brewery Co Ltd
Beer rating: 7.1% out of 100 with 84 ratings
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