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Lager - St. George Brewing Company, The

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BA SCORE
84
good

41 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 41
Reviews: 36
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 11.23%
Wants: 3
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
St. George Brewing Company, The visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
Munich Helles Lager |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Jason on 08-01-2005)
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MrHolland

South Carolina

4.15/5  rDev +11%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2006 00:59:25 | More by MrHolland
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BillRoth

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

12-29-2013 04:57:43 | More by BillRoth
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Mattyb79

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

04-02-2013 13:14:44 | More by Mattyb79
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cliff1066

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

12-11-2012 02:32:08 | More by cliff1066
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avisong

Virginia

3/5  rDev -19.8%

05-08-2012 02:28:38 | More by avisong
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ROGUE16

Delaware

4/5  rDev +7%

12-07-2011 22:04:30 | More by ROGUE16
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drabmuh

Maryland

4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I was told by St. George that this is a "pre-prohibition lager" and when I asked them to elaborate they said that it had hops in it. OK.

Poured into a wine glass. Beer is yellow and mostly clear with a slight haze, decent head, some lacing, bad retention, low carbonation, looks like a beer sure enough.

Beer smells sweet with a little grain and some earthiness from some hops. Perhaps noble hops.

Beer is medium to light in body with a decent finish. Not too dry, the hop flavor is definitely there but subtle, the finish is also slightly bitter from hops. The forward is pleasing and mildly sweet, I like the beer overall. I'd even have it again.

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2011 21:53:35 | More by drabmuh
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merlin48

Kentucky

3.6/5  rDev -3.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2010 22:33:18 | More by merlin48
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argock

Virginia

4.05/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served on-tap in a clear nonic pint at Beer Run (Charlottesville, VA).

A: Glowing amber-gold with foamy 1-finger off-white head with good retention and nice lacing mainly at the top of the glass.

S: Fresh grassy hops and toasted malt aromas greet which leaves a spicy biscuity impression.

T: Excellent biscuity, crackery malt flavor with grassy, noble hops flavor bursting through.
Lots of toasted Munich malt flavor rounds out a very refreshing flavor -- this pint went down very enjoyable and easily.

M: Exceptional light-medium body for the style with even, active carbonation to leave a generous, mouth-filling quality which is top-tier. The aftertaste is noble hops and more toasted maltiness.

D: A top-notch lager which really hits the spot on this 100 degree day. There's nothing better than a locally made, fresh lager with excellent feel and superb biscuity malt and grassy hoppiness in one package.

Serving type: on-tap

07-09-2010 01:19:20 | More by argock
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TMoney2591

Illinois

3.58/5  rDev -4.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2010 15:21:45 | More by TMoney2591
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MadTown1000

Virginia

3.4/5  rDev -9.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-19-2009 05:03:08 | More by MadTown1000
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plaid75

New York

4.08/5  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.

Serving type: bottle

06-17-2009 00:31:46 | More by plaid75
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ClockworkOrange

Pennsylvania

3.9/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to chaz over on realbeer for this. Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into my nonic Imperial pint glass. The lager appears a hazed amber color with about an inch of pillowy eggshell foam. Aroma and flavor are of lightly toasted grains, earthy, bitter hops, sweet malt, bread. Smooth bodied with ample carbonation for the style. Quite quaff able.

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2009 03:47:07 | More by ClockworkOrange
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Proteus93

Virginia

4.03/5  rDev +7.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2009 00:09:29 | More by Proteus93
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likethetaste

Virginia

2.1/5  rDev -43.9%
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,

Serving type: bottle

12-14-2008 22:56:36 | More by likethetaste
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Seanibus

California

4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a vibrant yellow with small fluffy head and good carbonation. The aroma is clean and pilsner like. The flavor is grainy, slightly lemony and refreshing with a thin, unobtrusive mouthfeel. A good refreshing drinkable lager, tastes more like a Pilsner than anything else.

Serving type: bottle

08-09-2008 21:34:21 | More by Seanibus
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Hojaminbag

Colorado

4.1/5  rDev +9.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2008 13:20:43 | More by Hojaminbag
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oelergud

Virginia

4.38/5  rDev +17.1%
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.

-Oelergud

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2008 00:09:37 | More by oelergud
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Riverwarrior

Texas

3.98/5  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.

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2008 12:03:52 | More by Riverwarrior
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tgbljb

Pennsylvania

3.88/5  rDev +3.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-31-2007 21:35:33 | More by tgbljb
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Gavage

New Jersey

3.05/5  rDev -18.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2007 00:08:32 | More by Gavage
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PhageLab

Virginia

3.3/5  rDev -11.8%
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!

Serving type: bottle

09-28-2007 03:29:05 | More by PhageLab
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JamesS

Indiana

3.83/5  rDev +2.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-10-2007 00:53:48 | More by JamesS
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Fish113d

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured chilled into a pint glass, it pours a honey color with a thin (1 cm) whiteish surface layer with decent sustainance. Nice cascading on the pour as well.

Aroma is primarily malt with slight barley (grainy) aroma. Some slight hops also come through (flowery), but most of the nose is pale malts.

Sipping reveals a mild overall flavor. Malts are very apparant along with a citrus and peppery flavor. Leaves a grainy flavor on my palate. Decent.

Quite prickly carbonation hits the tip of my tongue, and a nice easy body helping drinkability. Alcohol is not there as it should not be, and I got what was expected. Not as sweet as expected.

Solid offering from an unknown brewery to me.

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2007 23:17:50 | More by Fish113d
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atsprings

North Carolina

3.78/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly hazy pale orange with a thin quickly diminishing head. The aroma is of some sweet malts with some very subdued hops, just not that strong. The beer has a unique sweet flavor to it that is surprisingly enjoyable for the style. It's just above the flavor of a macro lager, more complex and enjoyable, and just short of the flavor of a bock. The beer is certainly crisp and refreshing. This would likely be enjoyable on a blistering summer afternoon.

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2007 02:22:31 | More by atsprings
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