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

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Added by rhoadsrage on 06-25-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
31
Reviews:
11
Avg:
3.08
pDev:
15.58%
 
 
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1
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9
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Ratings: 31 |  Reviews: 11
Photo of BlackVeg
3.22/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of smithj4
2.96/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of metter98
3.03/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Bottle at Massawa, New York, NY

A: The beer is crystal clear dark yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger white head that died down, leaving a narrow collar around the edge and a small patch of bubbles on the surface.
S: Sweet aromas of corn adjuncts are present in the nose.
T: Like the smell, the taste has flavors of corn adjuncts and a bit of associated sweetness.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer isn't overly exciting, but pairs well with spicy Ethiopian food.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of jcubz
2.05/5  rDev -33.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of nmann08
3.01/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of mikebu
2.82/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Chuckletheturtle
3.47/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of runlikeakenyan
3.15/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Mississippi
2.5/5  rDev -18.8%
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 +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of richkrull
3.5/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Stillyman11
3.59/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of psm90
3.5/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NightINgale
3.58/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MAUEX_MFA
2.98/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of wc94wc
2.56/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of f_raud
3.75/5  rDev +21.8%

Photo of CrossProduct
2.75/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of safaricook
3.5/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of ArtZan
2.5/5  rDev -18.8%

Photo of Chrash16
2.75/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of Rhettroactive
3.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of largadeer
2.52/5  rDev -18.2%
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 imbibehour
2.72/5  rDev -11.7%
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 -31.2%
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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St. George Beer from Kombolcha Brewery
3.08 out of 5 based on 31 ratings.
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