St. Peter's English Ale

St. Peter's Brewery

England

Very distinctive bottle, oval-shaped and olive green. Reminds me of a medicine bottle or a rounded flask. Sticker on the front about the size and shape of an egg with a blurb about organically grown hops and barley. Solid beer, but not spectacular. Very much like most enlish ales. Think of Bass with a bit less malty sweetness and a bit more hop bitterness. I'd get this again or gladly try others from this brewery, although I'm not on a mission to find it.

Reviewed: March 13, 2004

Rating: 7/10

This is actually also called St. Peter's Organic Ale, but relabeled apparently for us Yanks. I've not had good luck with organic ales, most of which have had an odd sour note, so I was a little leery of this beer. But the bottle was too cool to pass up, so in a weak moment, I fell for it. Wow. Must've really gotten a fresh batch. Pours a cloudy orange (bottle conditioned). Pleasant hoppy aroma. Nice malty sweet flavor and citrusy hops note. Those Brits, emphasizing malt over hops. But I thought this one really worked. I'll buy this again; and the bottle goes in my collection.

Reviewed: September 09, 2006

Rating: 8/10

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