St. Peter's Organic English Ale
St. Peter's Brewery Co Ltd

St. Peter's Organic English AleSt. Peter's Organic English Ale
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Style:
English Pale Ale
Ranked #165
ABV:
4.5%
Score:
81
Ranked #42,933
Avg:
3.58 | pDev: 15.08%
Reviews:
45
Ratings:
153
From:
St. Peter's Brewery Co Ltd
 
England, United Kingdom
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  2
Gots
  29
SCORE
81
Good
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Reviews by robbirefur:
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robbirefur

3.01/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Jan 25, 2015
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FeloniousDrunk from New York

3.54/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a hazy light straw color. Little head and minimal lacing. From bottle to Imperial Pint glass.

S: Malted barley and sweet with corn aromas and a nice English smell to it.

T: This has a nice sort of herbal taste to it with barley malt finish. A touch of celery and marjoram. Tastes almost exactly like English Ale wort smells. Clean taste with a sedimentary finish.

M: Clean, a touch creamy, with a slightly gritty finish.

D: Sessionable in feel and abv, but the flavor is not enough to make you want too much more. You know what you've had once you've had it, and you're ready to move on.

Mar 07, 2011
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Smakawhat from Maryland

3.76/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a nonic pint glass.

A good solid yellow gold and absolutely crystal clear body is presented off the pour. Up top sits a shocking white head of about two fingers. Tiny slow crawling bubbles rise. I am kind of surprised by how incredibly clear this is. Some good stickiness on the glass.

Smells like an adjunct lager at first then gives way to minor toasty like malts, but also some old doughy like bread. Not particularly bitter or hoppy either. Kind of small nose also.

Taste is, kind of hop lemon bitter sensation with good baking cracker like bread at the end. Texture hints at crispness with a solid medium body. Finish also has grapefruit oil like qualities and flavor.

Overall kind of reminds me of an English bitter in a way but definitely more crisp and full. One to enjoy no problem.

Aug 01, 2011
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DavoleBomb from Pennsylvania

3.47/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a perfect pint. Cool old-timey medicine bottle that is unfortunately green.

3.0 A: Lightly hazed light orange color. Not quite one finger of frothy white head. Retention is about average and a very short ring of lacing is left.

3.5 S: Earthy and minerally with a dry crackery and grainy maltiness. Little bit of toastiness. Grassy and earthy hops. Mild yeastiness. Pretty standard for the style, which is good enough for me.

3.5 T: Taste is like the nose. Earth and mineral. Dry, light toastiness, cracker and grainy malts. Mild yeast, mild-moderate bitterness, grassy hoppiness.

3.5 M: Lighter medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Crisp and dry and smooth.

3.5 D: Decent beer that has no faults.

Oct 26, 2012
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tommyguz from Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -30.2%

May 10, 2013
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Buggies from Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Nov 11, 2013
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puboflyons from New Hampshire

3.56/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

From the antique looking green 25 oz. bottle labeled Organic English Ale with the number 10035 on the back label. Sampled on June 30, 2013.

The pour is golden amber with a foamy off-white head and a slight cloudy appearance. I think it looks quite good.

The aroma is very malt forward with butter and cream, yeast, and a slight herbal quality. Hops are soft.

The body is light to medium but quite creamy.

The taste has a malty beginning but a slightly lingering hop finish that becomes rather dry. It reminds more of German malts than English but it is refreshing enough.

Jun 30, 2013
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RonaldTheriot from Louisiana

4.06/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

St. Peter’s Organic English Ale has an extraordinarily thick, spongy, off-white head, with little brown specks sprinkled about and thick, heavy lacing left behind on the glass. The appearance is murky golden, with suspended brown flecks and lots of bubble streams. Aroma is sharp, with a moldy, cellared smell and some bready sweetness. Taste is of sweet, bready malt, sharp, grassy hops bitterness, nut shell, sugar, and cellar. Mouthfeel is medium and slick, and St. Peter’s Organic English Ale finishes dry, decently refreshing, and nicely drinkable, yet not particularly quaff-able. Overall, this is an interesting and flavorful ale, and I suggest giving it a go.

RJT

Jun 13, 2013
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jaydoc from Kansas

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Aug 22, 2013
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Pamola from Vermont

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Jun 12, 2012
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GRG1313 from California

3/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Feb 17, 2015
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fx20736 from New York

2.7/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Bought a single bottle from Southtown Beverages. Served cold in a Sam Smith's pint glass.

Look: light honey amber, dirty white head,lots of bubbles

Smell: mild and earthy

Taste: muddled with an herbal bitterness

Feel: whatever

Overall: gets alcohol into the body

Jun 12, 2016
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Fatehunter from Oregon

3.54/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a thin head on a hazy straw body.
The aroma is honey suckle and light grains.
The taste is a mild play between honey sweet and pine bitterness. Nice.
The texture is crisp.
Really enjoyable.

Oct 28, 2015
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MichialTanner1 from Texas

3.18/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Nov 14, 2015
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NStLincoln from Nebraska

3.11/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Dig the cool bottle, don't dig the green glass. Always a worry about skunkiness when imports us the green glass.

Pours a very light orange color with a one finger white head.

Smells like saltines with an astringent burst of hops. There is a bit of the skunk on there, but it dissipates after a few minutes.

Biscuity on the palate, hops are crisp and really balance well with the bread flavors on the front. A by the book English Pale Ale.

Jan 10, 2012
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petermethot from New Jersey

3/5  rDev -16.2%

Jun 25, 2013
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zbloom from New York

4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

Jan 28, 2013
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Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

3.3/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This pours out as a orange colored liquid with a very minimal head. The smell is a little grassy with some decent malt and hop aromas. The taste is a lot like a pilsner but I found it to be pretty good despite the grassy flavor. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and not too carbonated. Overall It's a pretty good ale.

May 27, 2011
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Flounder57 from Massachusetts

3.72/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

16.9 oz bottle was poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: This beer poured a small head that reduced to a thin layer and left some lacing on the glass. It is a pale orange color with great clarity and bubbles coming up through the glass. Nice lacing on the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: caramel malts, fruity, and bready.

Taste: grassy hops, bready and pale malts, and some lingering bitterness in the end.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, chewy, medium carbonation, and light to medium bodied.

Overall: Pretty nice EPA here folks. Not crazy about beer that comes in strange green shaped bottles, but this one was alright.

Apr 15, 2013
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UCLABrewN84 from California

3.46/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy honey orange with a foamy bone head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, earth, tea, fruit, and slight skunk aromas. Taste is much the same with grain, fruit, tea, and grass flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with solid flavors, but the smell has some skunk aroma that dissipate somewhat as the beer warms up.

Serving type: bottle.

Nov 21, 2014
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ovaltine from Indiana

3.67/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

May 27, 2015
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dcbeers from District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Nov 03, 2013
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superspak from Michigan

3.78/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

500 ml bottle into imperial pint glass, bottled on 11/24/2015. Pours slightly hazy medium golden yellow color with a small dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of lemon, pear, apple, honey, cracker, lightly toasted biscuit, herbal, floral, grass, pepper, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of bready malt, earthy hops, and light-moderate fruity yeast notes; with solid strength. Taste of big lemon, pear, apple, honey, cracker, lightly toasted biscuit, light nuttiness, herbal, floral, grass, pepper, and yeast earthiness. Moderate herbal/spicy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of honey, cracker, lightly toasted biscuit, light nuttiness, herbal, floral, grass, pepper, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity, robustness, and balance of bready malt, earthy hops, and light-moderate fruity yeast flavors; with a nice malt/bitterness balance, and minimal lingering hop astringency after the finish. Touch of diacetyl, but otherwise quite clean and not overly yeasty. Light-moderate dryness from bitterness, increasing through the glass. Light carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/bready/grainy/sticky, and slightly resinous balanced mouthfeel that is nice. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 4.5%. Overall this is a very good English bitter style. All around good complexity, robustness, and balance of bready malt, earthy hops, and light-moderate fruity yeast flavors; very smooth, easy, and pretty refreshing to drink. Very flavorful for the ABV, and very well balanced. A very enjoyable offering.

Jan 19, 2017
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RAFH from Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Nov 09, 2013
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karait95 from Mexico

3.88/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: nice brilliant light amber color, medium carbonation is present and forms a not very big head

S: smell is pretty clear barley, hops all defined by the English ale style.

T: flavor is as should, this beer is according to the style, hops, something like honey or maybe some butter is inside but tastes very nice and natural.

M: sensation is nice, start somehow neutral and changes over time in mouth to a final bitter ending, body is a little bellow medium making this beer well balanced between refreshing and fully flavored.

Feb 27, 2012
St. Peter's Organic English Ale from St. Peter's Brewery Co Ltd
Beer rating: 81 out of 100 with 153 ratings