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

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Added by FeloniousDrunk on 03-07-2011

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Ratings:
141
Reviews:
42
Avg:
3.57
pDev:
15.41%
 
 
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Photo of SebD
3.93/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: It has a nice golden/amber colour to it. It has a nice white head that dies down slowly and it has nice lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitly give out hints of grassy hops with some sweet bready and caramely malts with notes of vanilla and toffee and a slight skunkiness.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has a sweet bready malt flavor to it, a slight hint of vanilla and toffee and a nice grassy hop bitterness at the end.

Mouthfeel: It has a low/medium carbonation with an overall nice balance and a nice dry finish.

Drinkability: It's a good drinkable beer accompanied with good decent flavours and aromas.

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3.9/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This review was originally submitted in summer 2012 under the 'St. Peter's English Ale' entry, a mistake on my part that has been deleted and moved here.

500 mL bottle from the LCBO; production code A1612 (guessing that means January 16th of this year, but I'm really not sure). Nice bottle, but does it really need to be green?

Pours a translucent pale amber-blonde colour, topped with roughly one finger of frothy, creamy off-white head. Retention isn't great, but there is some very nice lacing left behind. The aroma is skunky at first, but this problem is mostly solved with a few minutes of airing out. Doing so helps reveal the true aroma of biscuity malts, honey, and some fruity esters reminiscent of apples and pears, all of which is supported with a background of leafy English hop aromas.

This is a pretty tasty EPA, and its flavour covers most of the major traits I like in the style. The flavour is dominated by malts at first, reminding me of lightly-toasted buttered biscuits with a hint of honey and toffee. This is balanced nicely with some potent floral, earthy English hop bitterness, adding a slightly tea-leafy feel to the brew that lingers into the dry finish. Slick, buttery mouthfeel, with a body on the light side of medium. Relatively light carbonation that gently prickles the tongue as you sip, and very drinkable.

St. Peter's Organic English Ale could easily be improved by just switching to a brown bottle, but it's still a solid quaff even with the skunkiness. Fairly well-balanced, very smooth mouthfeel with lots of English-style hoppiness, which is 90% of what I want from an EPA.

I picked up another bottle on Dec. 19 2013, this time comparing it side-by-side with Spitfire, Fuller's London Pride and Pedigree. The toasted malts allow this one to stand out from the pack - this is a superbly well-balanced, sessionable English ale with no serious weaknesses. It's a little too pricy to be something I'd drink regularly, but that has nothing to do with the beer itself. All English ale fans should give this one a shot.

Final Grade: 3.90, an impressive B+.

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Photo of rangerred
3.9/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of karait95
3.88/5  rDev +8.7%
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.

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3.86/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

500 ml green medicine bottle served cold into a. Shaker pint. Purchased for about $3.65 CDN.

Appearance - clear, rich golden color, topped with a finger or so of dense white head. Good clarity and an average amount of effervescent bubbles.

Smell - quite clean, with some metallic notes and a coarse light grain aroma lingering in behind. Perhaps a suggestion of fruit like cherries.

Taste - clean with mild bitterness, plenty of grains and some flowery and fruity flavours lingering in the background. Well put together and quite drinkable.

Mouthfeel- good carbonation, light yet satisfying mouthfeel and drier than average to finish. Good feel for and EPA.

Overall - while not mind blowing, St. Peter's English ale is a good example of the style, easily accessible with just a few surprises like the unexpected fruitiness to keep you interested. A well crafted beer that's worth a shot.

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Photo of Arborescence
3.79/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pale, golden; pours a tiny head.

Aroma: Refreshing, citrus, hops, maybe grass even?

Taste: Light malt typical for English Ales, dominated by hops, which linger in the aftertaste as well. Fairly light and quite refreshing, but also robust with a good hop content and interesting floral flavours.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied, round.

Overall: A nice beer for a warm day. Nothing spectacular, but a solid beer.

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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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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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St. Peter's Organic English Ale from St. Peter's Brewery Co Ltd
3.57 out of 5 based on 141 ratings.
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