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St. George Lager - St. George Brewery

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St. George LagerSt. George Lager

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BA SCORE
71
okay

39 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 39
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 2.9
pDev: 12.76%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
St. George Brewery
Ethiopia

Style | ABV
Light Lager |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: KBomb on 06-18-2008)
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Ratings: 39 | Reviews: 15 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by teromous:
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teromous

Virginia

3/5  rDev +3.4%

I don't have a highly analytical review for this beer. It's a simple light lager. I was drinking it and I didn't notice anything particularly bad about it, and at the same time it didn't have a whole lot of flavor (even for a light lager). It was just an average beer to have with some food. It's not something I'd look forward to picking up, but it's a good alternative to drinking a soda. It's cool to have an Ethiopian beer, but beyond that it's just another light lager. I felt it was pretty "okay" across the board.

12-06-2013 19:36:31 | More by teromous
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dsauter

Indiana

2.75/5  rDev -5.2%

09-30-2012 17:04:44 | More by dsauter
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dcbeers

District of Columbia

2.75/5  rDev -5.2%

10-13-2013 00:49:47 | More by dcbeers
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Gmann

New York

2.5/5  rDev -13.8%

07-22-2013 00:03:34 | More by Gmann
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DeanFan


3.75/5  rDev +29.3%

06-26-2014 01:17:13 | More by DeanFan
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TJBAIHWL

Virginia

2.85/5  rDev -1.7%

Had it on tap when I was in the mood for something light and drinkable. From what the bartender told me, this fit the bill.

A- The appearance didn't bode well. Clear straw yellow reminiscent of a generic American lager

S- Weak smell. Some corn and a little bit of alcohol came through.

T- Pretty average. There's sweet malts and corn here, along with some hops on the finish. I can't help feeling that the malt is too weak to balance out the hoppy bitterness though.

M & D- Goes down easy, but I couldn't see drinking too many of these at a time.

Overall fairly average lager. Worth checking out at least once, but don't expect anything spectacular.

12-16-2009 04:50:32 | More by TJBAIHWL
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100200300

Georgia

3/5  rDev +3.4%

06-21-2014 00:00:38 | More by 100200300
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jereb83


3/5  rDev +3.4%

08-06-2012 23:50:34 | More by jereb83
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CptnCraptastic


2.5/5  rDev -13.8%

07-23-2014 03:40:05 | More by CptnCraptastic
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bostonryan

Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev -13.8%

06-27-2014 21:46:19 | More by bostonryan
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samie85

Illinois

2.65/5  rDev -8.6%

Pours a clear golden color with a 1/4 finger of white head.

Light hints of grainy malt with a slight hint of hops.

Light grainy notes with a hint herbal hops.

Light and drying feel with moderate amount of carbonation.

The drinkability isn't terrible but this one doesn't exactly wow me.

02-10-2012 02:08:13 | More by samie85
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WillCarrera

Ohio

3/5  rDev +3.4%

12 oz bottle, no bottled-on date, poured into a stange.

A- Pours a clear golden color with a thin, fizzy white head, leaves a bit of spotty lacing.

S- Sweet grain and corn, some mild floral hoppiness. Pretty simple but nothing bad.

T- More slightly-sweet grain and corn, has a bit of floral hops and bitterness, again pretty standard.

M- Light-bodied, smooth and crisp feel.

O- A solid light lager, it's not my favorite style of beer but is definitely on par with many of the light lagers you'll find from the US and Europe.

10-28-2012 07:22:30 | More by WillCarrera
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Oakenator

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -13.8%

10-11-2013 23:13:56 | More by Oakenator
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KevMo84

California

2.75/5  rDev -5.2%

06-09-2014 00:14:39 | More by KevMo84
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nmann08

District of Columbia

2.75/5  rDev -5.2%

03-06-2013 02:51:06 | More by nmann08
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DefenCorps

Oregon

2.15/5  rDev -25.9%

Bottle, $2.99. Obscure Ethiopian tick = awesome.

A light golden yellow with a dense white head that falls off leaving what is actually nice-looking lacing, this looks pretty good! The nose is an acceptable blend of light cereal sweetness, doughy malts, a mild hop character that's got notes of dust and earth and a mild vegetal note as well. Nothing patently offensive here.

The palate is crisply carbonated, lending an acidity to an otherwise insipid palate. A little bit of cereal and grain sweetness is present, but this is carbonated and watery to a fault, lending a seltzer-like feel. On the bright side, it does scrub the vegetal notes, but that's not particularly a good thing as there is no flavor here. The flip side is that there are no off-flavors here, which is more than I can say for a lot of breweries these days. Light, watery, seltzer-like on the palate, this is pretty forgettable.

05-11-2012 02:10:40 | More by DefenCorps
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abcdefghijkyle

New Jersey

2.5/5  rDev -13.8%

10-24-2012 22:05:12 | More by abcdefghijkyle
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Georgiabeer

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev +20.7%

08-10-2014 04:01:10 | More by Georgiabeer
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wordemupg

Alberta (Canada)

2.63/5  rDev -9.3%

330ml bottle poured into pint glass jan23 2010

A clear straw yellow with some tiny particles being moved around by a couple big bubbles that float up to a fast falling fingers worth of head that leaves a single patch of lace

S not much some corn perhaps and a little lemon

T what I smell but with a hint of skunk

M pretty thin even for the style and could use some more carbonation

D just a little off but nothing gross

not worth looking for but one way to knock off a country

01-24-2011 04:18:23 | More by wordemupg
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spointon

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev +12.1%

I had this at Demera Ethiopian Restaurant in Chicago today. Poured from a 12oz brown bottle into a tall lager glass.

A= This beer poured a medium gold color with a 3/4" white head. The head dropped to zero pretty fast and did not leave any lace. Modest carbonation release.

S= Sweet grain, only the slightest whiff of sulfur, and not much else. Very clean overall.

T= Like the smell indicated, this beer tasted malty sweet with only a hint of DMS. Hops were never a taste factor, but the bitterness was there enough to balance the sweetest aspects. Finished clean with very little aftertaste.

MF= Light bodied with a lightly crisp feel.

D= Easy to drink, but also not very interesting. I would rather have a well made German Helles anyday, but this did pair well with the Ethioppian food so I guess it did its job!

09-26-2010 04:45:55 | More by spointon
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willjschmidt

California

3/5  rDev +3.4%

08-24-2014 02:54:53 | More by willjschmidt
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Headgoober

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -13.8%

11-28-2013 21:21:17 | More by Headgoober
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BRYeleJR

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev +3.4%

08-04-2014 14:34:26 | More by BRYeleJR
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MNBeerGeek

Minnesota

3/5  rDev +3.4%

02-21-2014 20:08:29 | More by MNBeerGeek
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tbeckett

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +20.7%

06-11-2012 02:50:58 | More by tbeckett
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St. George Lager from St. George Brewery
71 out of 100 based on 39 ratings.