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

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RATINGS: 322   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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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 Britainís finest small breweries.


4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Grzesiek79 (3199) - Radom, POLAND - APR 2, 2012
leaves, barnyard, floral, herbs, hay, bread, roasty, cooked vegetables, licorice, alcohol, rotten eggs, red, sparkling, cloudy, minimal head, white foam, light sweetness, very bitter, medium sourness, umami, full body, creamy, sticky, soft carbonation, flat, long finish, bitter,

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JesseM (1151) - Margaritaville, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 18, 2008
500mL bottle from my St Peter’s LCBO gift pack. This is shamefully mis-classified as a bitter. Hard to define, but Amber Ale would probably suit it best. This beer was nothing short of stunning. Beautiful ruby red hazy colour with a small biege head. Aroma is faint, but enticing. Chrystal and toffee malts with ample British hops. Flavour is awesome. Absolutely delicious malty core complimented by load of hoppy bite. Decently complex. Full bodied and satisfying, this has to be one of the single most under-rated beers I’ve ever had.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thewolf (11184) - 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 Iíve had.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
davidm (1928) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 30, 2012
Bottle 500ml from Dan Murphyís. Nice and malty bitter. Aromas of caramel, cola, and hints of chocolate. Taste is sweet, with light bitterness. Palate is creamy, with a medium body. Amber, with a frothy head.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sschwab (48) - London, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2014
Bottle at home 10.02.14. I love this stuff - so a slightly biased review. Pours dark copper red with a slightly yeasty medium head. Slightly coffee and spicey aroma mixed with maltiness. Medium to high carbonation is my only reservation about this beer - I think itís slightly high but this may not be the case on cask. Wonderful rich and malty taste with a deeply set hop which drives into the finish. Body and palate are very well balanced, leaving a slightly nutty taste if you havenít had another mouthful already by then.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrisoni (13704) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2007
500ml bottle from the brewery. More russet than ruby, with lasting beige head. Hoppy aroma. Wow the Styrian Goldings are really pronounced. Some red berry fruit comes through on the nose. Some choc/coffee in the mouth, carbonation is slightly harsh. It settles down to a warming British beer with excellent levels of hop around it. Fresh. One of my favourite St Peters beers. Top banana. Getís a 4/5 as I would actively seek this out.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
matt7215 (2173) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 18, 2008
500 ml bottle from an LCBO gift pack. Im completely blown away by this one. pours sexy red with a lingering tan head and sexy lacings. aromas are malt forward with great hops in the background. the flavour is rich and full. very subtly complex. malt forward but great useage of hops. great full bodied session beer. the best bitter ive ever had by far.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
wilderthanyou (758) - Guelph, CANADA - NOV 20, 2008
Pours a dark amber, with little head. The aroma is hoppy citrus and pine with malty biscuity notes. Flavour is hoppy, citrusy, with good malty toffee goodness to balance it all out. A fantastic brew.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kita (1071) - Koper, SLOVENIA - SEP 9, 2013
Bottled, 0.50l. Clear ruby brown color with medium creamy tan-like head, good lacing and almost flat appearance. Aroma of moderate toasted malt, caramel, grassy hops, flowers and dried fruits. Taste starts with rich and sweet malt, followed by refreshing fruity acidity, while finished nicely roasted and heavy bitter. Medium to full body, creamy texture and average natural carbonation in palate. Great example of tasty combination of golding hops within ales...

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bov (9492) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - SEP 1, 2007
from crackedkettle.com - clear and dark reddish-amber colour with a dark beige foam and a nice lace; solid malty aroma with hoppy tones, nuts and some caramel, good malt body, rounded palate, some sweetnes and a decent bitterness; the finish is long, malty and very aromatic with notes of cookies and nuts - a nice tasty beer


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