St. Peter's Wheat Beer | St. Peter's Brewery Co Ltd

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St. Peter's Wheat BeerSt. Peter's Wheat Beer
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St. Peter's Wheat BeerSt. Peter's Wheat Beer

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

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by brewdlyhooked13 on 03-19-2002

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Ratings: 11 |  Reviews: 10
Reviews by BigHead:
Photo of BigHead
3.83/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A brilliant orange amber with a thin white head. The mild malted wheat aroma was not overpowering. A smooth wheat, that was crisp after each sip. It is a nicely balanced wheat, not as sweet as a lot of wheats that are out there. I really like the bottles used by this brewery.

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Photo of Dmann
3.82/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Yet another good offering from St. Pete's. This beer poured a nice copper color with a very bubbly head that did not last long at all. The aroma was of grain and some malt sweetness. There was a distinct smokey smell as well. The mouthfeel was very good, not too carbonated and not too flat, but if I were to lean towards one or the other it would be on the flat side. The first thing that hit me about the flavor was the smokey taste right off the bat. That faded into a good malty sweetness and finished with a touch of hop bitterness. This is a light, crisp wheat beer that would work very well on hot summer days.

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Photo of Jason
3.97/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presentation: Green 1 pint .9 fl. oz. Old fashioned medicine style bottle with a quick blurb about the beer on the back label as well as a “best before” date.

Appearance: Mild haze to the clarity, rich looking bubbly lace and nearly still looking to the faded red almost brick coloured brew.

Smell: Light buttery nose from a touch of diacetyl, earthened hop and a raw but mild malt sweetness entices.

Taste: Extremely smooth brew from a very mild carbonation and a medium body. Touch of smokiness on the palate, light twang of wheat malt with a touch of sweetness and a soft rounded bready flavour. Hop bitterness leaves a twang also a balances while it complements the malt. Mirrored flavour from the aroma comes around with a pinch of buttery diacetyl and earthy hop. Twang from the hop and wheat malt lingers and quenches with small bit of astringency in the finish to make you want for more.

Notes: A little rough on the edges though what else would you expect from a bottle of real ale, this is really good stuff and goes excellent with mix grill of turkey, lamb and or beef.

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Photo of Sigmund
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle, at the pub Haket, Göteborg. Amber colour, low head, looks like a bitter. Leather and dusty attic in the aroma, some fruit too. Taste of lager with some caramel, nothing spectacular, some hops in the finish. Not bad, but not worth the relatively high price.

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Photo of ndekke39
3.53/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from that distinctive St. Peter's 500 ml green bottle. Freshness date of March 17, 2006.

Poured a clear, definitive orange. Very attractive. Small, white head that dissipated rather quickly. Almost no lacing on the side of the glass.

Very faint aromas - so faint I accidentally stuck my nose into the beer twice while smelling it. Bare hints of the hops and the wheat. Overall sweet quality in the smell - almost like a light cider.

Flavors are very light as well. Notes of apple and the wheat, which bloom late in the taste, and then disappear quickly. Almost no bitterness of the hops.

Very light carbonation - can barely feel it on the tongue. However, the beer isn't too liquidy; it has a decent smoothness.

Given the lack of strength of the flavors and aromas, it's very easy to drink this one. But it's a pleasant drink - I wouldn't seek it out amongst others, but neither would I turn one down. It took me the entire tasting to understand how cidery this beer is, like a Strongbow with a little more depth of flavor and a lot less carbonation.

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Photo of putnam
3.6/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Once I saw the tawny orange color, the lack of fizz and kristal clarity, I had to look back in the fridge to make sure it was the "wheat" I opened and not the "golden ale" or whatever. Now granted, I harshed on this beer, leaving it in my 72 deg. F office for several months, but it seems to have died prematurely. Or perhaps there is a faint impulse of life left in it, and perhaps to its credit so.
The aromas are crisply floral, like frozen rain covered spring blooms, maybe doomed.
Frizzante, it greets the tongue with a twig of fine bubbles before establishing a baked orange fruit and buttery whole wheat image on the palate.
There is a catastrophic breakdown on the finish, comparable to sour burning shards of metal. Although, if a steady pace of drawing from a glass of this beer is maintained, it seems that the more competent aspects are accenuated: good ingredients, patient cellaring. My aborted study of the effect of storage on beers led me to the conclusion that warm storage affects beer flavor most noticably on the "finish" or, what I call here, "mouthfeel." (alternatively, I'm sure some would have "finish" included in "taste.") This beer may have been better when it was originally placed in my custody six months ago.
Thanks to Elite for bringing the other very fine products from this brewery to our local market.

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Photo of BeerResearcher
4.42/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

As a favor to some of my beer tasting friends, I brought 4 of these flask shaped bottles home from London. I selected St. Peter's solely on the shape of the bottle with the ease of packing in mind. Never would I have guessed when I purchased this ale that all of the tasters would agree that this was the best wheat beer we had ever sampled. Deep glossy gold in color with a medium body. The lightly sweet wheat malt balances perfectly with the variety of flavorful hops. Missing from this wheat ale are the typical astringent and glove-like flavors normally associated with the wheat family. A unique variety of flavors appear throughout the glass providing and wonderfully complex ale drinking experience. The nice white head releases a fine floral aroma that lasts and lasts. A Fine Beer, wish I had more!

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Photo of jeffboo
3.53/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

An english style wheat beer. This is interesting, an unusual wheat beer that seems more pils/wheat hybrid, I wonder what type of yeast was used? This one is a nice golden/orange color with white head. A hoppy aroma jumps out, green apple and earthy. It starts a bit toasty and crisp. It has a light wheaty body with a nice earthy hop flavor with a bit of wheat/bready flavors in the finish. Worth exploring for it's quirkiness.

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Photo of Kwak
4.65/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Excellent wheat beer.
Nice thick rich head, nice foam taste was remarkable, very filling.
Body had a nice golden hue. Thirstquenching refreshing and delight full.
Nice citrus aftertaste, made me want another.

On a personal note i recommend this one for any non-beer drinkers
Gr8 bottle

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Photo of inebrius
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Deep-yellow/light-amber, similar in color to a good hefeweiss without the massive head and murky yeast obscurity, although there was a fine lace from top to bottom. Slightly sweet maltiness balanced by a good dose of bittering hops. Fairly clean dry finish. A most drinkable beer. Try one.

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Photo of admh1972
4.75/5  rDev +19.9%

St. Peter's Wheat Beer from St. Peter's Brewery Co Ltd
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