Beer: St. Peter's Winter Ale
Type: Winter Warmer
Brewery: St. Peter's (Suffolk, UK)
(Sorry for the delay between beer days - it's been a crazy week with work and the job front and getting Christmas things going...)
Another holiday standby that often rears its head in the LCBO around this time of year. I tend to get it simply because I enjoy English Christmas ales this time of year, and St. Peter's is a pretty solid brewery whose products come in these unusual bottles that definitely appeal.
Nose is a nice malty bomb - toffee, bit of chocolate, dark fruits, spices, caramel. A bit like Christmas pudding.
Tastes quite nice as well - malty, spicy, a good Christmas brew that would also play well at other times throughout the winter (so I guess "winter ale" is appropriate here!) Dry tea hop finish, typical for the style.
Thicker mouthfeel, low carbonation.
For maltier tastes, this is a solid Christmas brew to go with. Nice caramel and toffee, bit of nuttiness, and some extra spices to boot. Goes well on a cold, snowy night such as this.