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St. Peter's Brewery Co Ltd
St. Peter’s Sorgham Beer

St. Peter’s Sorgham Beer

$3.99 for the 500 mL, old-style, St. Peter's bottle form Arbor Place, Douglasville, GA, USA. Right off the top, I think this should be categorized as an English Pale (at least in the way it drinks). WOW! A revelation. Obviously I went into this with some severe trepidation but came out amazed! The pour is a crystal clear, orangey/macro color with some limited head but surprising sticky lace. Nose is pretty neutral, but it gives away some simple malt-like notes. The tastes are AMAZING when you...

St. Peter’s Sorgham Beer

St. Peter’s Winter Ale

=== Updated Review 03/09 === Bottle still in the circular rather than the oval style from Bullock's, Marietta, GA, USA. $1.19 for 500 mL on sale. Jubbly. Pour remains resplendent with the head, lace and color exceptional. Still full of malty goodness with mild spice and wave after wave of first class drinkability. As smooth as you like, what a GREAT beer. === Original Review 01/08 === Delighted to see this turn up in GA at Green's on Buford, Atlanta, GA, USA - means it went ON to, and then OFF...

St. Peter’s Sorgham Beer

St. Peter’s Ruby Red Ale

From notes taken in July of 2007 in England. Cheers Chris! Pour reveals a really quite dark body with a small, but dense ad creamy head. Spotty head (again creamy), some lace. Interesting beer that combines a number of attributes; creaminess of a Porter, a little spice that is reminiscent of a Winter Warmer (that apparently comes from the Goldings), and the classic biscuit malt subtlety that you would expect from a typical, simple but well made English bitter. Extraordinarily drinkable, a...

St. Peter’s Sorgham Beer

St. Peter’s Organic Ale

Please also see this. From notes taken in England in July 2007. Cheers Chris! Very delicate brew that is fairly consistent with the English Pale Ale style that it claims to be in. Plenty of citrus notes fill both the nose and the palate, along with some prickly carbonation - rather too much for my liking. This is an exceptionally "light" beer, and IMO it suffers a little because of it. A tad watery, I think the lack of body is the main fault. Lots of sweetness (that I like) and a very clean...

St. Peter’s Sorgham Beer

St. Peter’s Fruit Beer (Grapefruit)

At The Jerusalem Tavern with one of my closest friends - could it be any better? St. Peter's does it for me all the time, and this is no exception. Simple looking brew with an darkish, amber body the looks a little thin. Decent head, some lace and retention. Aroma is ALL grapefruit and to me it is wonderful. A LOT of depth in the nose. Happily the aspect of the grapefruit that comes through most in the taste is the bitterness as opposed to much fruit. The combination works well againast a...

St. Peter’s Sorgham Beer

St. Peter’s India Pale Ale

As far as I can tell this is relatively new to the US. The St. Peter's "flask" bottle remains a classic. Green's, Ponce de Leon, Atlanta, GA, USA. I suspect that this beer is going to be horribly misuderstood in the USA. People without the knowledge or experience of an ENGLISH IPA will think that this is just too light and not hoppy enough. The mistake that they will be making is that the English (original) version of the IPA is always going to be more balanced and understated, without feeling...

St. Peter’s English Ale

St. Peter’s English Ale

Additional notes 06/28/23 This is a bit confusing in terms of what beer this is. Time to do some research. THis version is called "Organic English Ale" (pictured), BUT comes in at 4.8%. As you can see below, the beer called simply "English Ale" is listed at 4.5%. The to add to the problematic nature of things, there's this also at 4.5%. Some of the confusion may be due to mistakes tin the American-centric beer advocate database back in the day, but relabeling, new marketing and changes of ABV...

St. Peter’s Sorgham Beer

St. Peter’s Golden Ale

$2.99 Arbor Place Beverage Depot, Douglasville, GA. St. Peter's does it again with this beautifully flavorful yet light beer. This is beer gives a combo which I find so difficult to find. A real tasty, hoppy, perfectly balanced brew that feels truly refreshing and drinkable. Pours the golden color that the name promises, with a beautiful head with stacks of lacing throughout the drink. Malts start the taste experience but this quickly gives way to perfectly balanced bitterness. That bitterness...

St. Peter’s Cream Stout

St. Peter’s Cream Stout

Pictured 03/29/23 Original notes 05/23/04 It's all chocolate, it's all burned coffee, it's all rich, deep aromas and tastes, and it's all spectacular! St. Peter's does it again with this stunning stout. An experience more than a drink, with the aromas and tastes wooing the senses - I love it. Pours jet black with a beautiful tan head that invites you in. The initial tastes are sweet and chocolatey and it just gets deeper and richer from there. This is a brew to savor and to indulge in....

St. Peter’s Sorgham Beer

St. Peter’s Best Bitter

Lovely. Love the St. Peter's bottles and the look of this fine brew. An amber pour with a really frothy head leaving some excellent lacing. A really refreshing, light "ale" taste, but still flavorful. Slightly fragrant aroma which is something I don't normally enjoy, but the light refreshing nature of this brew was really different. Almost like a "light" beer for serious drinkers. I was pleasantly surprised. Very drinkable since it goes down so well.

St. Peter’s Old-Style Porter

St. Peter’s Old-Style Porter

Additional notes added 07/16/21 (pictured): Label has changed over the years, bottle has not. $4.99 bottle Jungle Jim’s, Cincinnati, OH. Classic pour, broken head and lace. Ruby/black pour when the light hits at the correct angle. Easy drinking with depth. Damn. Original notes 01/25/04: 1 Pint .9fl oz Bottle. $2.99, Arbor Place Beverage, Douglasville, GA, USA and subsequently, 1 Pint .9fl oz Bottle. $3.29, Green's Beverage, Ponce de Leon, Atlanta, GA. I love this bottle, it looks like there is...