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Review of St. Peter’s Sorgham Beer

20 Mar
Hello guys.  For today’s craft beer review I’m going to be trying the Sorgham Beer produced by the St. Peter’s Brewery, St. Peter’s Hall, St. Peter South Elmham, Bungay, Suffolk, United Kingdom.

I don’t really know what to expect from this brew.  It’s gluten free.  I’ve heard a few different things…. some positive and some not so much.

stpetersbrewery.co.uk is the brewers’ website, however I found this description on the back of the bottle. 

A clean, crisp gluten-free ale with a pilsner style lager finish and aromas of citrus and mandarin from American Amarillo hops.

Let’s drink it.

This brew has an ABV of 4.2%  and it comes in one of the coolest 16.9 oz. bottles on the planet.

It poured a super clear, light yellow to gold color with a very bright white head.  It was very fizzy and soapy and not very large.  The retention time was subpar and the lacing was well below average.

The aroma brought out sorghum and sugar cane notes.  Almost grain like really.  Some kind of fruitiness.  Something similar to pears.  It did reveal a floral hop component too.  I, honestly, could not detect anything else.  Overall, it was very mild, but well balanced.

The taste was mostly sweet.  Light hops and unrefined bitterness.  It was almost like I was chewing on a rind of fruit or something.  It was also slightly acidic and medicinal at times.  Again, some pear savors were detected.  The sorghum was noticed again as well.  Much like the aroma, it was a touch grainy.  Resembling adjuncts.  I was a bit confused by the flavor to tell the truth.

The mouthfeel was medium to thin bodied.  It was dry, crisp, snappy and smooth.  The carbonation seemed ok, however not much flavor was left behind after the swallow.

Well….  I was not overly impressed by this beer.  It’s unique for sure and for a gluten free beer I suppose it’s a decent substitute.  I finished it with no problem, but I didn’t find much that really impressed me.  The beer was difficult to pinpoint.  Some sips tasted really well and others were a bit tougher to swallow.  I guess I would recommend it for a try, but I would be sure to reiterate that it’s not going to be what you’d expect.  I doubt that I will try it again anytime soon, but that’s not saying that if someone wanted to give me one during a session that I would turn it down.  I just can’t say that it would be my first choice if I were left with options.

Have you guys ever tried the St. Peter’s Sorgham Beer?  What did you think of it?

Thanks for reading and commenting guys.  I really appreciate it.

Until next time.  Cheers.

Score:  2.75 out of 5
Grade:  C-    

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