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

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Brewed by:
St. Peter's Brewery Co Ltd
United Kingdom (England) | website

Style: English Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by TangTKE402 on 03-07-2011

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Reviews:
40
Ratings:
139
Avg:
3.56
pDev:
29.21%
 
 
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Photo of nickfl
3.46/5  rDev -2.8%
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 RickS95
3.45/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Looks the part, I expected this to be a bitter and my first thought was, "Hmm, looks like a pale ale." The color is a pale amber. Caught in the middle between opaque and translucent. A very thin, watery pour. Head is almost non-existent.

Lots of smells. Flowery...pilsner malts...barley...some sort of dark ripe fruit.

The malted barley makes the biggest impression. It's up front and in your face. Eventually some floral tastes come through before a cracker-like, hop-forward finish.

I don't care much for the style. It's got a dirty, Earthy feel. Very thin like the appearance, but medium-bodied due to the Earthiness. Very bitter, dryish swallow.

I've never been to England, but this is what I'd expect to drink. It's not bad, just not my cup of tee, though I'm sure it would go very well with a variety of foods.

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Photo of CFHMagnet
3.45/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A. Translucent amber body, poured a half finger of head that shrank to a ring rather quickly.

S. Pungent and earthy, very light malt character. Very simple aroma.

T. Grassy hops are good in this. Sweet and very bready in the middle. Slight hint of toffee at the end, with a nut flavor that comes out as the beer warms.

M. Medium body, dry finish.

O. Honestly not bad, but rather unremarkable.

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Photo of BeerDrinkersWorldTour
3.45/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Crisp clear golden light amber. Streaming CO2 with decent lager like head lace left from this is sticky and again lager like.

S - Loads of funky weed like hop aroma and some sweet malt.

T - Plenty of that funky weed hop in here too but here it does not taste so weed like anymore. Crisp and fresh malt tones and something that almost tastes burnt.

MF - Light body but crisp and fresh. Prob one for the Pilsner drinkers out there.

Overall - WEll balanced and tasty enough but not overly strong in any category.

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Photo of Bitterbill
3.38/5  rDev -5.1%
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 Top_Jimmy
3.36/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

St. Peter's Organic English Ale from St. Peter's Brewery Co Ltd pours well from a round green 500ml bottle leaving a small head with some initial lacing. It has a nice golden color with a bitter taste. It has a mild carbonation with a mild bitter hoppy taste. Mild fruit aroma with a hint of malt in the background. Average mouth feel, nothing great.

I was recommended this beer as the best beer around, I found that it was not much to write home about. While I wouldn't turn a free one away, I probably would not purchase it for myself anytime soon.

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Photo of Knapp85
3.3/5  rDev -7.3%
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 morebeergood
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Purchased a bottle at Whole Foods for $3.99. Poured into a Bass red triangle shaped glass. Very pale orange color. Lots of carbonation, but not much head. Minimal lacing. Smell has an earthy yet skunky aroma to it, which I did not care for too much. Flavor was bready and slightly mineral-like. Mouthfeel was smooth but watery, like most English ales tend to be. I picked up the bottle because I always liked the shape, but I didn't find the beer half as interesting. Nothing too special.

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Photo of Samp01
3.2/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a pale golden yellow with a small white head. Aroma of cereal, grains, light citrus and some yeast. Taste is biscuit malt, some citrus notes, yeast and bitter hops. Palate is a light body, crisp with mild carbonation. Finish is biscuit malt, yeast, some light citrus notes ending with some bitter hops for balance. Overall a pretty good drinkable ale.

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Photo of LazyL
3.18/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A slightly hazy pale orange with a thin whisp of a white head. I get a fair amount of honey and some sour grassy notes. On the taste I get roasted barley. The mouthfeel is quite dry and a bit oily. The barley almost feels dirty as there is a creamy earthy feel to this beer. Must be all that organic material, right? At 4.5% its not that easy of a drinker, fairly chewy and a touch too sour. Otherwise, an interesting beer that has a fair amount of flavour and some lingering slightly bitter taste.

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Photo of NStLincoln
3.11/5  rDev -12.6%
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.

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Photo of fostachild
3.04/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

pours a clear medium yellow/golden colour. good amount of foamy white head.

first thing i smelt was skunk, then a bit of earthy/malty aromas.

very crisp, mostly just taste the malt with a little bit of a burnt flavour in the aftertaste.

though i wouldn't buy this again - it was average and okay to try.

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Photo of sagely
2.89/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

A: very clear copper. Beautiful

S: Thin, slightly buttery but very malty

T: Malt and toffee, sweet with just a touch of herby bitterness

MF: Thin and flat

O: Very drinkable. Not my usual brew, but very enjoyable

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Photo of Danno48
2.87/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I bought this beer after it had been on the shelf for like a day but it is in a terrible green bottle so I was expecting some light abuse.
Looks great, nice bright pale ale colors and the head sticks to the glass like glue.
I couldn't smell much of anything with this beer, maybe because it isn't very bubbly but I couldn't smell much of anything.
I guess the taste is better than most of the cheap beers around town but it tasted a little stale and mildly hoppy. Also I found a hint of skunkyness due to the green bottle. I hate light abused beer.
Felt good in the mouth but nothing special...
It is a very ok beer that I didn't mind drinking but I couldn't say anything special about.

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Photo of fx20736
2.7/5  rDev -24.2%
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

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