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St. George Lager - St. George Brewery

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BA SCORE
71
okay

39 Ratings
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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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Photo of nmann08
2.75/5  rDev -5.2%

nmann08, Mar 06, 2013
Photo of ChainGangGuy
2.63/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: Pours a mostly clear, yellow body with a thin, white head. Oh, and very fine, tiny particles suspended in the beer.

Smell: Simple nose of light pale malts and corn. Wait, what's that? Could it be? It couldn't. No, wait, it is! It's Saint George leading a charge of flavor and beer-based enjoyment. Hooray!

Taste: Light pale malts and a sturdy handful of corn stirred up with a light sweetness. Faint floral hop character with an equally faint bitterness. Finishes dry with a final taste of cereal grains.

Mouthfeel: Light-bodied. Medium-low carbonation.

Drinkability: A bit under par, but, ultimately, it's pretty bearable considering it's a refugee from an impoverished nation.

ChainGangGuy, Mar 15, 2009
Photo of Georgiabeer
3.5/5  rDev +20.7%

Georgiabeer, Aug 10, 2014
Photo of wordemupg
2.63/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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

wordemupg, Jan 24, 2011
Photo of DefenCorps
2.15/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

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.

DefenCorps, May 11, 2012
Photo of tbeckett
3.5/5  rDev +20.7%

tbeckett, Jun 11, 2012
Photo of Gmann
2.5/5  rDev -13.8%

Gmann, Jul 22, 2013
Photo of KevMo84
2.75/5  rDev -5.2%

KevMo84, Jun 09, 2014
Photo of schnarr84
2.75/5  rDev -5.2%

schnarr84, Feb 16, 2014
Photo of Oakenator
2.5/5  rDev -13.8%

Oakenator, Oct 12, 2013
Photo of morebeergood
3.1/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Second beer of the night at Addis Red Sea Ethiopian restaurant in the South End. Poured into a glass, and a thin white head formed. Lots of carbonation. Very clear yellow color. Slight corn like smell. Taste was run of the mill. Mellow, nondescript lager. Slightly sweet aftertaste. Easy to drink and pair with a variety of foods on the table. Not a horrible beer from Africa.

morebeergood, Jul 21, 2009
Photo of bostonryan
2.5/5  rDev -13.8%

bostonryan, Jun 27, 2014
Photo of TrickkyGangsta
3.5/5  rDev +20.7%

TrickkyGangsta, Feb 08, 2013
Photo of WillCarrera
3/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

WillCarrera, Oct 28, 2012
Photo of spointon
3.25/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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!

spointon, Sep 26, 2010
Photo of siege06nd
3.25/5  rDev +12.1%

siege06nd, Jan 21, 2014
Photo of eduardolinhalis
2.75/5  rDev -5.2%

eduardolinhalis, Feb 24, 2014
Photo of MNBeerGeek
3/5  rDev +3.4%

MNBeerGeek, Feb 21, 2014
Photo of samie85
2.65/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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.

samie85, Feb 10, 2012
Photo of BRYeleJR
3/5  rDev +3.4%

BRYeleJR, Aug 04, 2014
Photo of abcdefghijkyle
2.5/5  rDev -13.8%

abcdefghijkyle, Oct 24, 2012
Photo of dsauter
2.75/5  rDev -5.2%

dsauter, Sep 30, 2012
Photo of ATLbeerDog
3.13/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

From a twelve ounce brown bottle - Pours pale/straw color with no carbonation or head. Smells of sweet corn adjuncts with some light hops in the aroma. First sip is malty sweet and a whole lot better tasting than I thought it would. Pretty good for the style.

ATLbeerDog, Mar 14, 2009
Photo of nick76
2.85/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The aroma is malty with hay and is somewhat perfume like. This is hops, I am guessing and not something I was expecting. The appearance is pale gold with a slight white hue and a small head that fades fast. The flavor is like the aroma and sweet. The palate is thin and this finish is soapy. This is not what I would call a good beer but it is actually better than what I was expecting and is drinkable without being nasty in any way.

nick76, Dec 23, 2008
Photo of dcbeers
2.75/5  rDev -5.2%

dcbeers, Oct 13, 2013
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St. George Lager from St. George Brewery
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