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Brewed by St Peters (UK)
Style: Scotch Ale
Bungay, England
Serve in Thistle

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RATINGS: 162   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.98   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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"Whisky Beer"
A superb balanced beer with ’smokey’ overtones from peated malt. With a measure of English Whisky from St. George’s Distillery in Norfolk, it is rich in flavour.


jercraigs' rating

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
jercraigs (7921) - Toronto, Ontario, - JUN 10, 2013
2013-04-18. Crisp golden body, nice white head. Really strong aroma of peaty iodine. Flavour is similarly powerful peat smoke. Interesting notes of malt and pleasant bitterness in the finish but each new sip brings another wave of intense peaty smoke. Average bodied palate. Intense, not at all to my tastes. Bottle from the LCBO, Toronto


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
alexgrimm (88) - SPAIN - OCT 23, 2014
Poured a golden body with a tiny white head. Smokey aroma, plastic, whiskey, sweet but not overbearing. Seems wholly out of place looking at the body. Smoked ham in the taste, nice smoked ham too. Sweetish, ending bitterish. Slightly ashy, slightly plastic, very light acidity. Almost one-dimensional but it holds its one dimension well.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BobyFischer (39) - FRANCE - OCT 23, 2014
Belle robe brune ambrée.Nez fumé, boisé, whisky.Bel arôme de biscuit grillé, boisé, caramel et légèrement fumé.Texture onctueuse et bon équilibre général.Bonne Scotch Ale Anglaise.

3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Foffern (1252) - Bodø, NORWAY - SEP 15, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours a clear amber colour with a medium, off-white head. Aroma of smoke, meat, wood and leather. Whisky in the background. Nice! More smoke in the flavour along with wood, leather and a harsh and dry bitter aftertaste. Has a slick mouth feel, and a medium bitterness. Has a wonderful rauchbier-like aroma but the taste is unbalanced and quite bitter.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
daje (2556) - NORWAY - SEP 8, 2014
Bottle at Grünerløkka Brygghus, march 25th 2014. Dark golden body without a head, soft carbonation. Aroma is malty with peated hints, weak taste of bread, sweet caramel, lightly peated. Thin watery body which does not do the taste any favour. I’m usually a fan of peated beers, though I find this falling short due to being a bit too lightweighty.

1.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
SilverfoX (305) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2014
Cant quite work out the smell? is a golden colour with no head, taste is disgusting with a rank cloying taste at the back of the mouth. i usually like st peters but this is foul.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
martjoobolut (793) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 29, 2014
0,5L bottle. Pours golden with off-white head. The head doesn’t stay. Aroma is smoke, peat, wood, malt, and salt. Flavor is sweet, caramel, peat, some salt, leather, wood. Finish is nutty bitter. Overall: nice brew.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DwarfeD (1045) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - AUG 21, 2014
500ml bottle at home. Clear amber brown with a low to medium slightly off-white soapy head with low retention. Light to medium body with low to moderate carbonation. Bitter smokiness with some sweet tones. Smoke, roasted malts, spice and grain. A decent smokey ale.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gunnfryd (10845) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 17, 2014
Bottle. Pale amber colour with an off-white head. Aroma is smoked, roasted malt, heather. Flavour is smoked, roasted malt, heather, peat, hop, fruit. Bitter finish. Ordinary beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jimthechap (1687) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 24, 2014
As amber as amber comes with a persistent head of cream coloured foam. Some carbonation evident and excellent clarity. The aroma is of phenolicy bonfire-like peat. An aroma I have been in love with ever since I gained my black belt in whisky including marinading myself in Islay single malts. However, my impression is one of dustier grain silo than of bonfire, charry earth or medicinal herbaceous smokiness. This was a similar character in Yeastie Boys XeRReX but it was on a much more massive scale in that one. Anyway, the flavour was of that kind of peat with amber orchard malts that dried nicely and... well I was going to write about a finish, but that hasn’t happened yet and is unlikely to any time soon given the full flush of flavour currently on my palate minutes after.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
POLK (2219) - Hørning, DENMARK - JUL 18, 2014
lacks a little fullness but an interesting smokebeer with lots of peat smoke.


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