Golden AleMay 1, 2009 Suffolk, UK
Imported by: Eurobrew
Available: ID, IL, LA, NJ, IA, WI, FL, MD, MI, SC, GA, CT, NC, PA, OH, VA, NE, TN, NY, MA, MO, KS, IN, AL, NH, ME
The St. Peter’s Brewery is based at St. Peter, South Elmham, near Bungay in Suffolk. The brewery itself was built in 1996 and is housed in range of traditional former agricultural buildings adjacent to St. Peter’s Hall.
Original gravity: 1047
St. Peter's beers definitely grab your attention, encased in their cool-looking old-style bottles. Surprisingly the light-green color didn't affect the quality of this particular beer, although one might be a bit concerned about it being light struck if the beers aren't handled properly.
- Lisa Morrison
Right from the aroma, this bright golden ale from England's East Anglia tells you it's not going to be one of those frothy, airhead blondes. This one smells big and full, with smooth, honeyed malt leading the way. Velvety pale malt, a prickle of carbonation and a firm bite of hops, along with perfumed honey notes, follow in the mouth, confirming that this is not your typical, citrus-dominated golden ale, although there is a hint of marmalade in the taste. Sappy hop notes then help dry the bitter finish. It's a little cloying at times, perhaps, but otherwise a substantial, solid beer.
- Jeff Evans
Morrison, aka the Beer Goddess, writes about beer whenever and wherever she can and also gets to talk about it on a weekly radio show in her hometown of Portland, OR.
Author of the Good Bottled Beer Guide and The Book of Beer Knowledge, Jeff Evans is an eight-time editor of the CAMRA Good Beer Guide and one of Britain's best-known beer writers.
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