Lager - St. George Brewing Company, The

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Ratings: 41
Reviews: 36
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 10.72%
Wants: 3
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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St. George Brewing Company, The visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
Munich Helles Lager |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Jason on 08-01-2005

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Ratings: 41 | Reviews: 36
Reviews by MrHolland:
Photo of MrHolland
4.15/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce bottle
Poured into a pilsner glass, bright golden straw color with a nice white foamy head.
Smell is stong sweet malts cannot really detect much else.
This brew has a strong flavorful malt character that is very satisfying, with a pinch of hops characters that linger around at the end.
Very subtle with a crisp refreshing smooth mouthfeel.
This is a highly drinkable brew and could drink these all night with no problem.

More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
4.07/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a dull gold with a thinner white head that is gone quickly,lemony aromas abound with a touch of iron and light toasted grain,very pleasant.A well built lager here sturdy mouthfeel slightly grainy body,flavors of toasted grain really come on strong with a nice lemony finish that lingers for awhile nicely.I think alnog with Full Sail Session lager and few others this is one of the real nice all malt American lagers to be had,what a beer this would be on a hot day,very well done.

Photo of Jason
4.15/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz brown bottle.

A- Three fingers deep of crisp white head, lots of retention as it clings to the glass. Clear deep golden straw hue.

S- Flashes of fresh malt, hay-like. Mild but brisk herbal hop in the nose as well.

T- Think layer of flavor from the malt, simply a mouthful of fresh grain. Dry malt mixes with a long run of herbal hop that has a snappy bitterness. Touch of oily hop in the finish with a subtle flowery flavor.

M- Spot on crispness, moderate body with a keen smoothness.

D- Definite quaffing material here, on a hot summer day it was too hard to not grab an other one.

Beers like this show that American brewers can and do brew some of the best beers in the world. Hats off to the brewers!

Photo of merlin48
3.6/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Second bottle from the Dragon Pack pours a hazy golden body with a one finger white head. The head quickly falls with minimal patchy lace. Aroma has fresh barley, floral and grassy hops, a hint of green apple, and some toasted grain. Light medium body is well carbonated. Taste has some sweetish grainy malt with a balancing floral and grassy hop bitterness. Finishes clean, but has a slight corn syrup aftertaste. Easy drinking lager.

Photo of russpowell
3.88/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Based on notes:

Pours honey with 1/4" of white head. Good head retention & lacing

S: S,ome grassy notes

T: Some maltyness & herbal hop notes up front, then grainy with sweetbread. Finishes sweet with some floral hops

Good drinker, not very interesting

MF: Medium-bodied, good carbonation & balance

Photo of Riverwarrior
3.97/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was a very nice lager. It had a citrus aroma.

The taste was mildly sweet with the citrus notes coming through for a nice blend.

This brew was very crisp with medium carbonation.

This finish was clean with no perceived bitterness. Overall, this was an extremely drinkable and refreshing lager of which I could easily make this sessionable.

Photo of akorsak
3.28/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This is a 12 oz bottle from a Dragon Pack served in a Chimay goblet.

A: Color is goldenrod with small head and lace.

S: Very grainy with no hop presence.

T: The ale has a flat malt flavor that is biscuity with no appreciable hop presence.

M: The grains are chewy and subtle, overpowering any hops.

D: Drinkability is average, the beer is not the best nor the worst but the malt presence is firm.

Photo of Proteus93
4.01/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: A little bit of a disappointment in the pour. A pale golden, with a rather fizzly head - I could almost confuse this with ginger ale or something.

S + T: Fortunately, it redeems itself with both the scent and flavour. A nice, clean and toasted malt with a touch of hop flavour and aroma adding good character to it. Very nice balance between the two.

M + D: Crisp, clean, and refreshing... just as I would hope it to be. Drinks easily. I'd gladly go about trying it again in the event I merely gave it a bad pour for appearance.

Photo of bradybeer
3.4/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Had this on tap at the brewery.

I can't say that is was my favorite-only because I prefer ale.
However, this brew is a solid lager-nice golden color, nice hop aroma, and mouth feel. A good brew for those who may find IPA to be to much. I have a bottle and I hope that I like it better.

Photo of plaid75
4.07/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a medium straw hue with a one finger foamy white head. There was good retention and decent lacing.

The smell featured a light sweet malt and a subtle hop spice.

The taste consisted of a grainy malt with a distinct noble spice.

The mouthfeel was typical of the style and clean.

Overall a tasty and highly drinkable lager.

Photo of MadTown1000
3.4/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a lightish yellow reminiscent of some Mexican macro-lagers - slightly more copper-toned than those, with more cloudiness as well. About an inch of foam, which settles down to maybe a quarter inch. The hops in the scent also remind me of a Corona or a Sol (that's not an insult from me, btw.)

Taste is clearly more full-bodied and more bitter than the Mexican beers I've compared it to so far. Hops are the core of its flavor. It's a good bitter, but it hits a little too hard at the back of the tongue for me - drinkability suffers to an extent.

This is a decent beer, but probably not one I'd pick. Compared to Esser's Best, the other beer of the style I've tried, this one is clearly more potent, but I don't really like my lagers potent. Your call.

Photo of arguemaniac
3.88/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

When I first sat down to review this one, I really wasn’t impressed. I thought it was a bit watery and thin. But as I continued to sip, I slowly began to really appreciate this rather well crafted, but very delicate lager. The flavors are light, but exceptional: a soft grain flavor and mellow caramel notes blend together effortlessly and are complemented by a very slight, almost imperceptible hop bitterness.

You really have to sit and drink this one for a while to really get the full experience. The flavors are clean and flawless and it’s exceedingly drinkable. You know, it occurs to me that if the Macro breweries are out to make light, easy-drinking beers that people can just suck down, why don’t they brew beers like this one, a light beer with a bit more character. I guess it’s just cheaper and easier to throw some rice or corn in there, but it certainly isn’t better…

Photo of MaltyGoodness
3.12/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz. bottle

Pours a slightly hazed pale straw color. Very small white head forms and disappears. No lacing on the glass.

Aroma is fresh and malty with just a hint of hops. Smells light and crisp.

Light malt flavor upfront, leading into a mild bitterness and faint hop flavor. Finishes clean and bland.

Light body, low carbonation.

It's drinkable and unoffensive, and that's as good as it gets. Otherwise, it's a rather bland and boring brew.

Photo of RBorsato
4.12/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Lightly hazed yellow-ish straw color with a wispy white head and decent carbonation. LIght grainy aroma and flavor but a bit more grainy on the finish. Nicely balanced ... not sweet in any way but no hops really noticed. Medium bodied and smooth with a nice dry grainy finish.

Nice American Helles !

'6177' lasered on the bottom
Tasted: 03/14/07

($9.99 / mixed 6-pack "Dragon Pack")

Photo of PhageLab
3.28/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Purchased a Dragon Sampler pack and this is my second review for St George, I poured this 12oz bottle into a 14oz pilsner glass.

A - Decent mixture between a light gold and a near orange color. Decent head which stuck around for the ride.

S - Deep and flavorful aroma that was rather pleasant.

T - Lagers are not my specialty, but I was impressed with the range and profile of this one. It had a full flavor with a citrus-like aftertaste, quite nice.

M - Smooth and lingering, but nothing spectacular.

D - Very easy to drink, I think many beer drinkers would be able to appreciate this one. Everyone should give this a try at least once, and I myself may give it a second!

Photo of TMoney2591
3.56/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a Budweiser pokal.

The Dragon Pack is almost complete. This offering pours a clear pale golden straw topped by about a half-finger of white micro-foam. The nose is quite faint, nearly nonexistent to me, comprising light coriander, wheat, and slight hoppy florals. The taste holds notes of floral bitters, very light orange peel, and a blunt wheatiness. The body is fairly light, with a light carbonation and a crisp finish. Overall, a decent light lager, refreshing enough to be one of those go-to local summer brews.

Photo of Gavage
3.05/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: hazy yellow in color with a short 1/4" head. No lacing develops.

Smell: grass is all that is detectable here.

Taste: mild malt profile, grass, hints of biscuit tones, bits of lemon zest, and very soft bitterness make up a rather dull beer. The malt levels are just a bit too thin here.

Mouthfeel: lightly crisp from start to finish. Clean aftertaste. Light in body.

Drinkability: this is a rather dull and boring beer that was hard to finish. Not worth seeking out in my opinion.

Photo of gosurfobx
3.95/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Good hot weather beer. Pours with a good head. Nice aroma and color. Decent mouthfeel. Good taste with a good balance between the malt and hop flavors and a slight oily hop finish. Would like to try this on tap. Will buy again, espeically for a hot day after yardwork.

Photo of jameaterblues
3.35/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pale golden color(straw), with about a 1/2 white head that diminished very quickly. The head left a light fluid white bubbly lace around the glass.

S: Was sweet, with citrus fruit, a hint of red fruit and malt.

T: The taste started with cabonation on the tip of the tongue, but this was followed by a round malty body. The finish had a light bitterness that complemented the malt body. The balance was good, but almost made it bland.

M/D: Moderate carbonation, well balanced, and a light body. Good for a session, but not quite to savor.

Photo of oelergud
4.35/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dark brown 12oz glass bottle. Pry off cap and a green label.
Transparent copper body with low carbonation. Slightly off-white creamy head with good retention and lace.
Scent of light bread and golden grain.
The flavor is a light and pleasantly bready, vegetable, grain mix. Lots of sweet malts with a nutty element and an aftertaste of sweet hoppy goodness. Very well balanced.
Crisp and full body with good coating. After the initial mouthfeel a reluctant dry finish makes itself known.
Highly drinkable lager. I'll remember this one for those hot summer afternoons after mowing the lawn.


Photo of tgbljb
3.85/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a alightly hazy golden color with moderate white puffy head. No lacing.
Smell is light fruity.
Taste is a bit sweet, mainly of fruit, with a profound bitter finish.
Leaves a nice refreshing taste in the mouth, and the dryness at the end beckons for another taste.
Easy drinking. Would be a nice summer beer.

Photo of likethetaste
2.18/5  rDev -41.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

I got this from a variety 6 pack at farm fresh. I was looking forward to trying this lager but I don't know if I got a bad bottle or what because this was one of the worst lagers I have ever tasted. The appearance of this was nice but the taste was just off. Just a bitter metalic taste from the beginning to the end. I loved the st george's porter but this lager was just a big disappointment,

Photo of JamesS
3.8/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Very nice lager, indeed! It had an excellent straw coloring, a very malty aroma, nice head and lacing for a bottled beer, and a great taste. Nice and malty, smooth, excellent carbonation. Lagers may not be my favorite beer, but this one from St. George's was worth its part of the sampler pack.

Photo of Phocion
3.95/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Sitting at home munching on leftover hors d'ouvres from New Years I felt like trying something a little light to quench my thirst. Thanks to MotoRacerX36 for this one..

Pours a thick gold with a foamy white head that quickly recedes into a thin crown with moderate lacing.

Nose is grainy and very sweet almost honey-like and breaded malts. Faint floral hops trying to make their way up..

Dry breaded malts dominate, but luckily it is not nearly as sweet as the smell. Perfect amount of subtle floral hops to provide a nice refreshing kick to the finish.

Excellent mouthfeel and drinkability. Very clean and refreshing and well-carbonated, yet incredibly smooth and somewhat silky and oily at the same time. Overall this is a good solid brew that definitely has its place, but really nothing that stands out. Worth a try.

Photo of Hojaminbag
4.1/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A golden/straw colored body with a slight white head.

Smells of pale malts with some floral/herbal nop notes in there.

A nice lager yeast/malt combo with some sweetness in the middle. Good hop balance. Good lager in general. A crisp smooth mouthfeel.

Very drinkable brew. Crisp, smooth and tasty.

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Lager from St. George Brewing Company, The
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