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Brewed by St Peters (UK)
Style: Old Ale
Bungay, England

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RATINGS: 500   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Seasonal - Winter. Also available brewery conditioned and cold filtered in 500ml bottles.
A deep ruby red strong ale with an excellent balance of malt sweetness and hop bitterness. A classic example of a ’winter warmer’; high in alcohol and rich in taste.


3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
thirstyrabbit (1006) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 1, 2013
Bottle. Dark brown body with a reddish hue. Weak aroma has dried fruit and caramel. Semi-bland taste of caramel and berries. Somewhat drinkable but has no character. Not as disappointing as their Christmas Ale that I had yesterday but just barely passable. Not a "winter warmer" in my book - I could session this on a hot summer evening and it would still feel watery.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jamestulloch (1060) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 1, 2013
Bottle from Wholefoods. Dark brown body with a faint beige head that quickly fades. No lacing. Aroma of lightly roasted malt, dark fruits and a hint of spice. Flavour of caramelised sugar, brown bread and a suggestion of Christmas pudding. Medium body with an oily mouthfeel. Soft carbonation. A nice warming beer for a cold winter’s night.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nazzty (821) - Ödåkra - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - NOV 30, 2013
Full-bodied and bready with slightly burnt flavors and dried fruit. Good finish with a nice bitterness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Freaky_tiki (403) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 21, 2013
Third pour I’ve had tonite that says ’winter ale’ on the label (2 from England, 1 from Canada) & this is the most interesting & enjoyable. Pours darker than expected with a thin cap that fades faster than my paycheque this time of the year. Aroma is bursting malt & sweet fruit. Flavour is deep: starts with an explosion of malt & dark fruit & fades to an almost salty hop bitterness. Nice.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
HULK777 (289) - - NOV 20, 2013
Mineral, warm milk, and cocoa aroma. Candy dominates the taste, still is this ale quite bitter on the palate. In summary: a very disparate ale with no standouts.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ronaldtheriot (1106) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - NOV 3, 2013
St. Peter’s Winter Ale has a thin, off-white head, a very dark brown (essentially black) appearance, some visible bubbles steams on the side of the glass, and not a whole lot of lacing left behind. The aroma is of rich, dark-roasted barley malt, black cherries, sugar, a bit of chocolate, and maybe a trace of added spices. Taste is of all that, with a fruit cake note, some bitterness, and a bit of charcoal. Mouthfeel is medium to heavy and slick, and St. Peters’s Winter Ale finishes semi-dry, refreshing, and moderately drinkable. Overall, this is quite delicious. RJT

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Marduk (2039) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 23, 2013
500ml bottle. Pitch black color. Small size yellowish head, stays. Raisins, malty, bit of chocolate and licorice in aroma. Raisins, mild roast, malty, bit of cake in flavor. I like it.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beese (1152) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 23, 2013
Bottle from the St Peters Brewery. Poured a dark ruby with a thin tan head. Aroma of vanilla, dark fruit, spice and spruce. Flavours of black treacle, prunes, orange peal and cinnamon. Finishes with coffee and hop resin.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
brokensail (9959) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 4, 2013
Dark red-brown pour with a khaki head. Nose is treacle, molasses, licorice, and prunes. Slight roast character, herbs, and coffee. Flavor is molasses, licorice, herbs, coffee, and treacle. Light sweetness of dark fruit, prunes, and raisins. A bitter and almost dry finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
imdownthepub (9672) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 16, 2013
Bottled, 500ml from Waitrose, Witney, Oxon. Dark brown to black with beige head. Quite syrupy in texture and flavour, there is a figgy, date and prune flavour, hints of cough mixture along with a wine like character. On the heavy side to the palate. Interesting rather than totally enjoyable.


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