Beer review — Sierra Nevada and St Peter’s

Sierra Nevada Pale Ale 350ml $6.10
Sierra Nevada, from Chico, California, is in the classic American pale ale style – big on aromatic, citrus-like hops aroma and flavour and backed by generous sweet malt. In some, the malt and hops can be in overdrive. But this one struts the style without snapping your head off.

St Peter’s Suffolk Ale 500ml $8.00
The water’s drawn from the chalk layer deep below the brewery, in St Peter’s Hall, and the hops and malt are Suffolk-grown. The result is a fruity-malty ale with an assertive hops bitterness – a bitterness that comes without the high-toned citrus character seen in American style pale ale.

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