St. George Beer | Kombolcha Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Kombolcha Brewery
Ethiopia

Style: Euro Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by rhoadsrage on 06-25-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
28
Reviews:
10
Avg:
3.09
pDev:
16.5%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
7
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Ratings: 28 |  Reviews: 10
Photo of jcubz
2.05/5  rDev -33.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of nmann08
3.01/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of mikebu
2.82/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Chuckletheturtle
3.47/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of runlikeakenyan
3.15/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Mississippi
2.5/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

To tell the truth, many of the distinctions that reviewers draw among various American adjunct ales are based more on the expectations the reviewers bring to the beer than on any actual differences in tastes. This beer tastes like Budweiser, basically, which isn't a bad thing.

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Photo of chris826
3.39/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of richkrull
3.5/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Stillyman11
3.59/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of psm90
3.5/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NightINgale
3.58/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MAUEX_MFA
2.98/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of wc94wc
2.56/5  rDev -17.2%

Photo of f_raud
3.75/5  rDev +21.4%

Photo of CrossProduct
2.75/5  rDev -11%

Photo of safaricook
3.5/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of ArtZan
2.5/5  rDev -19.1%

Photo of Chrash16
2.75/5  rDev -11%

Photo of Rhettroactive
3.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of largadeer
2.52/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

My first Ethiopian tick, wahoo.

Pale clear gold with surprisingly decent head retention for a macro lager. Nose is unsurprisingly awful, with a big sulfur aroma that overwhelms the pale malt and corn-like sweetness. It's slightly better on the palate, reasonably crisp and refreshing with a doughy malt flavor. Slightly mineral in the finish with little bitternes, though it's at least dry and relatively clean. Not exactly a good beer, but I've had worse.

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Photo of smakawhat
2.72/5  rDev -12%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured from the bottle into a nonic pint glass. Another Ethiopian beer? why not.

Straw colored gold body, crystal clear with lots of rising carbonation and some cola sticking bubbles. Head is shocking white, barely manages a finger and slowly falls. Out of the bottle it pours incredibly pale.

Nose is macro smelling sweet, a hint of cellar dampness and musty aromas. Maybe even a little salty. Sort of the usual here, nothing to get excited about.

Simple lager tasting, sweet finish and light bread malts. A very grainy sweet finish that lingers on, quite sweet lingering and a little husk.

Overall, it is what it is, nothing that gets me real excited. I think I 've had worse, but this doesn't exactly fill me with enjoyment.

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Photo of BlackHaddock
2.12/5  rDev -31.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

1st Beer in my random tasting evening of 12 Aug 2011. The brown 33cl bottle (best before 11/2011) was poured into a 'Paderborner Pilsner' badged stemmed flute.

Regular lager look, clean, clear, light golden body, crowned with a snowy white head of bubbles, the head left some good lacing on the flute.

Sadly it went down hill somewhat after the initial pour and stare. The smell was of wet cardboard, some dried cut grass and rotting grains.

The taste wasn't there, it was bland and boring, even by 'mass produced' lager/pilsner standards. This is my second beer from this brewery and most likely my last.

Usual lager spritzy carbonisation, but being tasteless it was just like a fizzy thirst quenching watery pop rather than a refreshing beer.

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Photo of JLeege
3.55/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Let’s be honest, I had never heard of this, and I bought it for the label. A knight, riding a horse, killing a dragon gator!!! Awesome.

Best by Oct 18th, 2011

Appearance- Pours a crystal clear golden color, with 2 fingers of fizzy white head. Head fades rather quickly, a little lace. Lots of active carbonation.

Smell- Sweet pale malts and a bit of grassy hops. (Not grainy or metallic, how ‘bout it)

Taste- Sweet malts throughout, fairly bready. A hint of grape, slight honey. Some grassy hops towards the finish, even a bit zesty. Nice clean aftertaste.

Mouthfeel- Light body, medium carbonation. Rather refreshing.

Overall- One of the better of the style I have had. Flavorful, not watery, not metallic, not skunked; and still tastes rather fresh (a best by date even included on the bottle!). Paired nicely with my Chipotle burrito and chips n salsa.

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Photo of jhtipton
3.13/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Part of a sampler pack from vendor in Djibouti, Africa. Was looking forward to this after reading some of the reviews. Pours a relatively light to medium golden into my Tusker pilsner glass. Plenty of carbonation which lasts throughout. Surprised by the lacing, not something you usually see in a lager. Smell is a bit malty and sweet. I really do like the label with the knight slaying either a small dragon or large crocodile. Taste is rather eurolagerish, nothing too spectacular but also better than some-no metallic aftertaste or skunkiness. Malt are predominant. Mouthfeel is nice, light bodied refreshing taste with plenty of carbonation throughout. Overall, an above average euro lager, not too pale, and so far, my favorite Ethiopian beer.

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Photo of Beejay
2.75/5  rDev -11%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A: Yellow in color, crystal clear and a good head on top. Lots of large bubbles in the head.

S: Clean and light bready aroma. Almost a touch of corn like sweetness.

T: Light with bready undertones. Perhaps a touch of vegetable flavor in there, or perhaps a touch of a metallic flavor. Not amazing, but certainly not the worst beer of the style that I have tried.

M: Medium in body, carbonation actually seems a touch low.

D: Not one I will be buying again, but not bad. Interesting to see so many countries representation of this style of beer.

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St. George Beer from Kombolcha Brewery
3.09 out of 5 based on 28 ratings.
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