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Another moment of clarity

Every now and then we have a moment when we realise why everyone else is raving about a particular beer or pub. Recently, that happened with St Peter’s and the Jerusalem Tavern.

From the bottle, we generally find their beers, despite the lovely branding, to be watery and fizzy. On the rare occasion we’ve tried them from a cask in pubs other than the Jerusalem, they’ve been pleasant, but nothing special.

But at the Jerusalem, from a cask, Organic Ale knocked us for six: it was a hundred times more complex and satisfying than the bottled version. We were expecting so little that there were looks of giddy joy on our faces as we drank.

“Blimey,” was our one word review at the time.

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5 replies on “Another moment of clarity”

I have to agree the bottles are a little watery and carbonise,d, but I kinda like them nonetheless, they are refreshing, simple and . Maybe I’m a victim of branding and nostalgia (one of the brands that got me delving deeper into beer) but I’m not too fussed, there’ll always be a part of me that could snuggle up with a St. Peter’s Ale any time.

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