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Brewed by St Peters (UK)
Style: Bitter
Bungay, England
Serve in English pint

bottled
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RATINGS: 348   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask & Bottle filtered; Regular.

A rich, red ale with subtle malt undertones and a distinctive spicy hop aroma from Styrian Goldings. Brewed with skill and patience in one of Britain’s finest small breweries.


2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
HogcliffeLenny (162) - Christchurch, Dorset, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2007
Bottle 500ml. Is it me, or do many of the St Peter’s brews taste the same? This one pours a mahogany red colour, with a small loose head. It has a hint of caramel in the aroma but little else. My opening tasting notes are of “old egg boxes” but this is soon beaten off with a bitterness that can only be described as overwhelming. Once the bitterness had kicked in, I could not really taste anything else and I certainly could not describe this as complex. This ale is pretty one dimensional, really.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
dnas2 (705) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2007
Poured dark copper with a moderate foam head leaving some lacing. Berries, some sugar and caramel in the scent. Oily mouthfeel, very sour. At first, I just got spices and liquorice, and wasn’t impressed, but it became more fruity with berries noticeable after a few mouthfulls.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thomat (2547) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 4, 2007
Redish brown with a small tan head. Tones of hazelnut and liqorice. malty and hoppy taste. Medium body with a dry finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thewolf (11496) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUL 22, 2007
Bottle @ Cockney Pub, Aarhus. Pours a deep red with a small creamy lacing yellowish head. Aroma is mild, but feels like a mild barley wine in its power. There are honey, oak and toffee tones aplenty. Surprisingly full mouthfeel and equally surprisingly powerful taste. There are touches of apple amidst the oakyness and caramel. Finish is very dry and quite bitter. Probably one of the best session beers I’ve had.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bierkoning (11148) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JUL 20, 2007
Bottle. Light malty aroma with cinnamon. Malty flavor with hints of licorice, salt and butterscotch. Licorice in the slightly bitter aftertaste. Nice ale.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Gethinbeer (2310) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - JUL 15, 2007
From bottle. Rich fruity aroma. Reddish amber in appearance with a dissipating head. Fruity in flavour, little thin with a nice bitterness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Otje (678) - Veendam, NETHERLANDS - JUN 3, 2007
Bottled. Amber/brown beer. Citrussy grapefruit aromas with some licorice and some faint coffee (roasted malt). Earthy, grassy, hayish and floral hop-taste, some licorice and some malt. Finishes long, very bitter with some licorice and drying out grassy-hop. Very dry and nice bitter.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jbrus (4991) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - MAY 24, 2007
Bottled. Floral aroma with hint of raisin and caramel. Dark amber color, beige head, good lace. Bittersweet, perfume, raisin, nasty bitter finish. Soft mouthfeel but a bit harsh finish. I really like the perfume and stuff but the bitterness is too harsh for such a beer.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Enjoyit (3604) - Vadum, DENMARK - MAY 7, 2007
Reddish amber of color with an off-white color. The aroma has some sweet notes, hints of malt, caramel and fruit. The flavor has some notes of malt and caramel.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (17341) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 1, 2007
Ruby red coloured, full flavour, smokey hint of clove and malt with a bitter linger


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