sound67 (223) - Offenbach, GERMANY - NOV 23, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
50cl oval, typical St..Peter’s bottle.
Pours a slightly hazy yellow golden with a small off-white head. Decent lacing.
As all the other St.Peter’s brews, the "Suffolk Gold" has very low carbonation, almost none. Mouth feel is smooth, if a tad watery, the ale itself being of medium body.
Aroma is dominated by citrusy hops, almost like an IPA. Peach is the fruit of choice here. Malty subtext.
When St.Peter’s say "bitter", they sure mean it. Like the "Best Bitter", the "Organic Best Bitter" and the "Golden Ale", the Suffolk Gold impresses with forward bitterness amidst strong citric notes. Again, one is reminded almost of an IPA, though this one is considerably tarter. Refreshingly hoppy finish and after taste.
This is one of the better St.Peter’s brews, mainly because it offers a nice balance between bitter and citric notes (unlike their "Best Bitter", which is almost brutally bitter), increasing the beer’s suitability as a session ale. Refreshing, tasty, interesting blond ale.
OleR (4376) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 3, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle@Řl&Mat 09, Oslo. Low greyish head,. Dark copper colored body. Weak aroma of cider-ish apples and dry, pale malts. Light, dryish malt body. Faint caramel. Distinct earthy hop bitterness. Medium body. Fine bitterness lingers in the ending. A solid, straightforward one.
Christian (10368) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 29, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden with a small white head. Fruity and hoppy aroma, some citrus. Dry and hoppy flavour with a good bitterness
MoritzF (8056) - Bochum, GERMANY - JUL 6, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(bottle) Hazy, deep golden to light-amber colour with a mid-sized, slightly off-white foamy head. Light-sweet cara-malty aroma with lime and woody hops. Bitter flavour, light to medium bodied with a smooth carbonation. Fairly good hops accented taste on a solid malty base, dry, fruity and hop bitter finish. Another decent St. Peters brew (06.VII.09).
thebeertourist (4534) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 9, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at at The Jerusalem Tavern. Copper colour, small head. good citrus hoppiness, fruity bitterness. Solid craftmanship.
berkshirejohn (3972) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 5, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
[500cl bottle from Waitrose.] Amber with a thin ring of white head - grassy aroma - tart fruit flavours with some caramel and a sharp bitterness.
LordCorkscrew (1774) - Ronco Scrivia (GE), ITALY - NOV 3, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottiglia da 50cl degustata sabato sera; discreta ale inglese, aroma un po’ saponoso, corpo leggero, sapore dominato dal floreale dei luppoli. Per essere un esempio ’’rinforzato’’ manca decisamente di carattere; tuttavia rimane una buona birra.
chriso (7306) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 17, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at the Jerusalem Tavern. Attractive bright amber colour. Slightly grassy aroma. Clean but ultimately a little dull.
KimJohansen (10341) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - JUN 16, 2008
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear golden with medium off white head. Fruity aroma with mild hoppy notes. Fruity flavor with hints of hops and caramel. Ends bitter.
wheresthepath (1396) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2008
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
I desperately want to like this brewery’s beers. The staff at the brewery are very friendly, I love the set up and location at an old abbey, and above all I love the bottles and branding. Unfortunately the beers I have tried so far have not lived up to my hopes.
This one is fizzy, and looks like lager. It pours golden with a moderate but lasting head. The initial taste is very reminiscent of their Golden Ale, but develops a much more pronounced hoppy/ floral flavour, with a deep and lasting bitterness. I can see that some would like this, but the bitterness was a bit strong for me.
I will keep trying to find a St Peter’s beer I like though!