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

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St. Peter's Organic English AleSt. Peter's Organic English Ale
BEER INFO

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

Style: English Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by FeloniousDrunk on 03-07-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
143
Reviews:
42
Avg:
3.57
pDev:
15.41%
 
 
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Photo of Texasfan549
3.19/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of GRG1313
3/5  rDev -16%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of jaydoc
3.75/5  rDev +5%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.46/5  rDev -3.1%
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.

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Photo of kjkinsey
3/5  rDev -16%

Photo of Knapp85
3.3/5  rDev -7.6%
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.

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Photo of metter98
3.47/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is clear golden yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a thin bright white head that quickly died down, leaving delicate lacing covering the surface and a thin ring of bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: There are moderately strong aromas of biscuit and bready malts in the nose along with notes of fruity yeast.
T: The taste is similar to the smell, although the presence of grassy hops is a bit more noticeable, which contribute a slight amount of bitterness—this particularly stands out in the finish. Fruity flavors in the taste become a bit stronger as the beer begins to warm up.
M: It feels a bit shy of medium-bodied on the palate and is clean and somewhat crisp with a low to moderate amount of carbonation. There is some dryness in the finish.
O: The beer is very easy to drink and its low alcohol content makes it sessionable.

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Photo of superspak
3.78/5  rDev +5.9%
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.

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Photo of nickfl
3.46/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - Pours with half a finger of white foam that settles out quite quickly and leaves moderate lace. The body is a dark golden color with perfect clarity.

S - Musty hops with a bit of burnt toast aroma. Just a little bit of red apple yeast character in the background.

T - Slightly sweet, toasted malt up front with a little bit of caramel. Some musty, earthy hops in the middle with a hint of red apple yeast and more caramel. The beer finishes with lots of musty hops and moderately strong bitterness that is complimented by burnt toast and toffee malt notes.

M - Medium body, moderately low carbonation, and a dry finish.

D - A very musty and earthy British beer with a decent yeast character. All of the appropriate flavor notes are present here, but they never really seem to come together in a harmonious manner. The bitterness is kind of disjointed and really tends to accentuate the dry, burnt character of the toasted malt. In the end, the best aspect of the beer is visual; it looks great and still comes in a cool bottle, but that really shouldn't be the high point of a beer. The truth is that you shouldn't have much trouble finding a better British pale ale, even in the US.

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Photo of dbrauneis
3.59/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a very lightly hazy medium golden yellow in color with moderate amounts of active visible carbonation rising from the bottom of the glass and some faint hints of apricot highlights. The beer has a two finger tall sudsy off-white head that reduces to a large patch of thick film surrounded by a thin film covering the remainder of the surface of the beer and a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of biscuit malts with some light aromas of fruity yeast (hints of white grape). There is a light aroma of floral and grassy hops as well.

T: Upfront there are moderate flavors of biscuit and bready malts with some light flavors of fruity yeast (white grape) - which contributes a very light amount of sweetness which builds as the beer warms. Light amounts of bitterness in the finish but it does not linger for long.

M: Just shy of medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Clean and crisp with just a hint of dryness in the finish.

O: With the nice flavors/aromas and low ABV, this is a very nice sessionable brew and one I could easily see myself enjoying - reminds me of sitting in a pub in London.

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3.75/5  rDev +5%

Photo of smakawhat
3.76/5  rDev +5.3%
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.

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3/5  rDev -16%

Photo of Rochefort10nh
4/5  rDev +12%

Photo of afsdan
3.25/5  rDev -9%

Photo of puboflyons
3.56/5  rDev -0.3%
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.

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Photo of Bitterbill
3.38/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

$4.89 for the 16.9 oz bottle at a local store. New in town.

It has a nice clear bright gold colour with close to a 2 inch head of foam that shrinks quickly leaving almost no lacing behind.

The smell is of sweet malt and an ample, I'd say, lemony citrus that turns to an almost medicinal aroma, which I don't find attractive.

The taste is different from what I expected; the malt isn't all that sweet, more of an earthiness and dankness. Mild hop bitterness throughout though more apparent in the finish. A slight medicinal like flavour there but it isn't profound enough to turn me off.

Overall, a decent to good brew that's easy to drink but gets a bit boring when a few sips go down the hatch.

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Photo of petermethot
3/5  rDev -16%

Photo of BGsWo22
2.25/5  rDev -37%

Photo of ovaltine
3.67/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mrfrancis
3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of JamieDuncan
2.88/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of bubseymour
2.77/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

Just a bad beer al around. Not recommended.

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Photo of tbryan5
3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of schopenhauerale
3/5  rDev -16%

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St. Peter's Organic English Ale from St. Peter's Brewery Co Ltd
3.57 out of 5 based on 143 ratings.
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