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

St. Peter's Organic AleSt. Peter's Organic Ale
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St. Peter's Organic AleSt. Peter's Organic Ale

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

Style: English Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Organically grown light malted barley and hops create a refreshingly wholesome flavoured ale with a delicate character. Brewed with skill and patience in one of Britain's finest small breweries.

Added by brewdlyhooked13 on 03-02-2003

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Ratings: 113 |  Reviews: 80
Photo of metter98
3.46/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is clear yellow amber in color and has a slight amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a short white head that left lacing on the surface.
S: Light to moderate aromas of pale malts and toffee are present in the nose.
T: The taste follows the smell, having flavors of pale malts, caramel malts, and toffee along with notes of fruity yeast.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation. Faint bits of chewiness are noticeable.
O: While being malty, this beer has enough in the way of underlying hops so that there is no apparent sweetness. It goes down very easily.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of ordybill
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 16.9 OZ flask shaped bottle into a pint glass. The appearance is a cloudy golden color with a medium sized white head. The aroma is slightly skunky. The taste is a little buttery with some yeast and hops. A decent beer.

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Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
4.09/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Martine
4.19/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours clear golden amber-copper from a bottle into a tulip glass. Off-white head is 1 finger high, frothy, and fleeting leaving minimal lacing. The bottles from this brewery always caught my eye, very elegant.

The first to arrive on the nose is biscuit malt, grain, cream, and caramel. Very fresh orange citrus lingers just below the surface, as well as a slight astringency, and earthiness.

The flavours are dominated by that gorgeous biscuit malt, giving one the feeling of drinking rich tea biscuits that lingers well into the aftertaste; I'm almost reminded of the Augustiner Helles Lagerbier from the character of the flavours. Along with malt you get barley, earthy yeast, and sweet creamy caramel on the sly. Citrus is present but only on the sip and swallow where that orange comes through like in the nose, ontop of hops, and an almost peatiness.

It feels lightly carbonated, and a bit more than just light bodied from the creaminess present. It goes down very well, malty yet refreshing.

I have to say the sunder in the reviews is quite odd from my point of view. I find this ale full of flavour, beautifully yeasty, and malty with a fresh undertone to it that makes it very drinkable. I would certainly seek out again which isn't too difficult as it's abundant in my local supermarket. St Peter's hasn't put out a bad beer as far as I'm concerned, and this organic ale is no exception.

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Photo of Spike
4.07/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

An aggressive pour produces a half finger of foamy white head. Pale amber, perfectly clear, with a little carbonation. Very pretty.

A delicate nose. Some sweet malts escape when swirled plus a faint earthiness.

Crisp, clean, English hop profile. Not dank at all. Malt comes through nicely as well.

Medium/light body with some carbonation. Lovely balance of refreshment and bitterness. Extremely drinkable.

Great example of a pale English bitter. Can be drunk in quantity without destroying either your palate or your brain. Clean, refreshing...bitter! Depending on your mood can be drunk with equal pleasure at cellar temperature or chilled. Mine was chilled.

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Photo of Fredex8
1.4/5  rDev -59.1%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

I honestly cannot think of another time when I have had a beer that was actively unpleasant to finish. Even average or bad beer is still beer and therefore great.

This tastes like sucking on a pub carpet to get a drag of the stale ale spilt there the night before. It even smells unpleasant. If this is what 'organic' ale tastes like then I'll take good old fashioned GM super hops sprayed with a liberal helping of pesticides any day.

This beer is actually better drunk straight from the bottle and not poured. That way you don't have to smell it.

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Photo of risenz
3.72/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SayBoom
3.47/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of leitmotif
3.28/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hoppsbabo
3.8/5  rDev +11.1%

A: Pours a strong amber colour. Good firm white head which sticks to the sides of the glass.
S: Bit of an ugly malt character with soapy hops.
T: Slightly astringent. Has a delicate malt character. Tastes like a lower ABV cask ale. The malt flavour is plain and it's balanced with the soft hops. Slightly biscuity, a bit creamy, and tea leaves in the finish. A mild one.
O: The only average beer I've had from this great brewery.

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Photo of Elleyo9
3.25/5  rDev -5%

Not much of a head, great 18th century style bottle light hoppy flavours.

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3.25/5  rDev -5%

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3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -5%

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3/5  rDev -12.3%

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St. Peter's Organic Ale from St. Peter's Brewery Co Ltd
Beer rating: 31.9% out of 100 with 113 ratings
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