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

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RATINGS: 324   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2   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 Britain’s finest small breweries.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
danielst (248) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - DEC 31, 2009
50cl bottle: This beer has a surprisingly full, chocolatey, raisiny and humidor-like aroma. It makes me think of wine barrels rinsed with seawater. Toasty and biscuity maltiness with a lingering raisiny caramel flavour and a dusty, earthy hoppiness. The finish is bittersweet and delicate, the carbonation is low and therefore perfect for sessioning. Wow, I’m amazed by the rich flavour of this 4.3% beer. Happy new year and cheers everyone!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mkel07 (3557) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - DEC 29, 2010
500ml bottle. Dirty dark red to copper colour with a pillow of sandy brown foam that looks robust in the glass and carries aromas of caramel popcorn and sugary toffee. Full and rich in the mouth with a silky smooth mouthfeel and lingering tart finish. Balance is good and full flavoured bitterness that hits the spot.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Metalchopz (2318) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 9, 2011
Originally rated January 2009. This one came in a Christmas pack with their IPA and a nice tall glass (pint) at the LCBO. Pours a caramel-brown colour with a beige fluffy-cream head that lives up, creates nice thick lace all around and still remains a coat to top the brew as you drink it. Carbonation is on the low-side. Aromas of caramel malt and a touch of roasted malt and nuts. These also show up in the taste. A little fruit too and some mild bitterness in the finish. Quite easy to drink actually and wish we could get this one all the time.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ComradeK (1042) - The Vale of Dundas, AUSTRALIA - NOV 17, 2011
500ml bottle. Pours a deep chestnut (calling this "ruby red" is using quite a bit of poetic licence, unless it is merely in reference to the label), with a small off-white head, which lasts reasonably well, leaving a modicum of lace. Strong biscuit malt aromas mix with some fruitcake, nutmeg and mild floral notes. Quite mild floral hops do build up a little, with some sweet spice flavours introduced. These fade into luscious dark berry notes, which herald a body of golden syrup and biscuit malt, quite akin to an Anzac biscuit (for those who know what they are). These flavours mix with more berries in a smooth and quite fruity finish. A thoroughly enjoyable bitter, with a bit more to offer than your average session ale.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
will1 (140) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - NOV 28, 2011
A dark ruby ale, rather porter - like in appearance (but then our front room is rather glomy...). Fruity, slightly spicy aroma (cloves, coriander). Malty, slightly leafy in flavour with the slightly tart but well balanced bitterness that I like in many of these St. Peter’s beers. Recommended. This bottle was a present form my brother in law (Thanks Kev) but usually included in the St. Peter’s 4 bottle selection (usually available in Waitrose and others) which I also recommend, especially if it also contains the organic best, mild or cream stout.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Thomasalias (320) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAR 19, 2012
0,5l bottle from Beer Bier, Budapest. Clear literally "ruby red" color with off-white minimal head. Hoppy aroma with grass, herbs, spruce, but a huge malty aroma also appears with roasted barley and caramel. Dry, medium bitter taste. Light to medium body with creamy texture and average carbonation. Hoppy, smooth alcohol finish. Very delicious beer with a very good name. Intensive aroma and taste. Well-made beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gary (1407) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2012
UPDATED: JUN 13, 2012 (Bottled) the distinctive St Peters bottles are what i remember more than the beers in past experience. It was 11.15 ,id not had a drink in ten days -im not an alcoholic who caved in because of the improved summer weather and decided to get with the spirit , no , ive been in training . But i was in the mood though . this beer resembles Fullers 1845 a lot in apperance, one of my first beer affairs in my early 20s so it got full points from me. huge silky beige head above burnt strawberry color. the nose was a mix of flowery hops , jamish caramel , rich roast and maybe dark fruit and wood , pretty lively .
Drinking this i was struck through out by the pronounced bitterness ,which its finish was dry ,oily , sharp but pleasing if you dig that kinda intense finish. The textures are also a rich malty showcase , chewy caramel accented , dark plum and dark chocolate. A pretty forward and alive ale , focused in complex malt vs hop delivery -nice complexity . Enjoyable all round.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
radzik5555 (368) - Gdynia, POLAND - DEC 6, 2013
Butelka 0.5L Klarowne, rubinowo-brunatne. Beżowa, niska, zwarta piana, szybko ulega redukcji. Aromat chleba razowego intensywny do tego orzechy, miód i słonecznik. W smaku lekko kwaskowate sporo chleba, karmel, słonecznik i orzechy. Zupełnie jakby się jadło chleb razowy na miodzie ze słonecznikiem i orzechami. Goryczka wyraźnie zaznaczona, krótka, ładnie się wkomponowuje. Piwo średniotreściwe, wysycenie niskie do średniego. Bardzo przyjemne piwo.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
floydian1 (1005) - FNQ, Australia, - AUG 20, 2011
500ml. Comes in an elegant flask-shaped green bottle. Pours....eh ruby red with medium frothy tan head of decent duration and lacing. Aroma is mostly biscuity malts with nice background fruitiness. Flavour is medium sweet malts with an outstanding dry bitter hop finish that lasts. Palate is medium to light bodied with a soft carbonation and oily texture. Classy and eminently sessionable. Should be re-classed as an Amber Ale rather than a Bitter in my opinion (albeit one of the less sweet ones).

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Marcius (212) - Geneva, SWITZERLAND - MAY 10, 2014
Appearance with amber (very dark) color and poor durabilit head of foam. Barely perceptible aroma: toasted malt and aged. Flavor between the roasted malt and hops with toffee (candy) and bitter notes. A great red ale!


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