St. George Beer | St. George Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
St. George Brewery
Ethiopia

Style: European Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by KBomb on 06-18-2008

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#44,403
Reviews:
31
Ratings:
94
pDev:
17.01%
 
 
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5
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19
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Photo of Zekenyce
3/5  rDev +2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.55/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a medium golden amber with a three finger white head that dissipates slowly, leaving great lacing. Aroma of grainy biscuit and lightly bready malt, grassy hops and a hint of lemon. Flavor is mild grainy malt, a little adjunct corn sweetness developing into a grainy, grassy hop finish; mild throughout. Light to medium bodied with sharp carbonation. A typical Euro style pale lager with a little American style corn sweetness in the middle of the sip. The malt is a little on the sharp husky grain side and the grassy hops are Continental, but subdued. The slight sweetness in the middle actually redeems this otherwise lackluster lager, cutting some the of the sharpness of the grain. A hot weather, light pale lager that would do in a pinch and a satisfactory way to tick another Ethiopian brewery, which is pretty amazing when you think about it. Really nice frothy head and overall look. Amazingly, this is date coded and has a BB date a few months in the future, so a satisfactorily fresh bottle. Probably arrived from Ethiopia faster than most IPAs from Oregon.

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Photo of dbrauneis
3.04/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Suds-MacKenzie
3.45/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Got a good head on the pour and surprisingly decent lacing. Rich golden color. Very malty and sweet, stood up very well to strong flavors of berbere infused Ethiopian food. I can see how it would be overbearing in another situation.

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Photo of BlackVeg
3.22/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Thisdrinkinglife
1.41/5  rDev -52%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25

Review: 33cl bottle of St. George Beer: ABV: 4.7%

The beer has an interesting cover on its bottle. We get to see a medieval type knight slaying a dragon. Plus there is funny looking writing on the label which I’m led to believe is the Amharic language, the ancient language of Ethiopia. Overall it is a nice stand out distinct design and in a lovely looking brown bottle.

On appearance we get a nice golden colour and a nice big head on the pour. A lot of nice carbonation going on. Overall it looks a good beer, very clear and a decent head but colour and head both fade a little and there is no lacing.

Aroma is faint but I got a sweet malty smell and some barely, bit tinty and lagery as well.

Taste: Has an off taste, initial taste of cardboard? Not nice at all, like unprocessed straw. Not nice at all. Very sweet grain flavours and sweet malted barely tastes.

Second pint, slightly better but still not great to be honest, very sweet, too much so, and very corny. Not a session beer for sure, or for anything to be fair.

I so wanted this to be a good beer. but I guess its a long way to Ethiopia, and I’m sure it tastes better under an African sun……………

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Photo of TIB
2.15/5  rDev -26.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.75

Tastes of corn. Mild head. Not awful but certainly not great. Purchased solely because it is Ethiopian, might as well have bought Beast.

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Photo of SadMachine
1.28/5  rDev -56.5%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Photo of smithj4
2.96/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of metter98
3.03/5  rDev +3.1%
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 -30.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Satsuma
3.22/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of daliandragon
3.47/5  rDev +18%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Yes, a beer from Ethiopia. I will be honest, that is the only reason I bought it. My bottle has a green dragon on the front but otherwise looks mostly like the label. Pours with a relatively impressive head. Nose is fresh and malty but loaded with adjunct notes as well.

Flavor is sweet and corny but also bland and inoffensive, with a clean finish. Not that you are likely to strart seeing this regularly in your local haunts, but you could do much worse. This does what all light lagers are suppossed to do, and does it better than most

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Photo of mikebu
2.82/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Chuckletheturtle
3.47/5  rDev +18%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of colts9016
2.58/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Uconnelmo
3.06/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of runlikeakenyan
3.15/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of bwood06
2.97/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap into a pint glass

A - Beer arrives at the table with a white frothy head that is 2 fingers in height and dissipates rather quickly to a thin lacing. The beer itself is clear and golden with a slight amber tint to it. High carbonation based on massive amount of bubbles rising very quickly towards the surface. 3.5/5

S - Very subdued aroma but there are some light notes that are distinguishable. Buttered white bread comes to the forefront along with a very slight bit of caramel. Noble hops seem to make up the hop profile and provide a very clean aroma. 2.75/5

T - Much more flavor than aroma, luckily. Once again buttered white bread really stands out along with a slight note of corn and caramel sweetness. A slight grassiness pairs with a noble hop flavor creating just a light bitterness and clean tasting profile with no lingering flavor or bitterness. 3/5

M - Creamy at time reminiscent of a Czech pilsner with a light carbonation tickle, almost like a soda. Light to medium light in body and slightly dry but no lingering dryness. Crisp when not creamy. 3/5

O - Not a lot of flavor here but due to it's light flavor it does pair well with spicy and flavorful Ethiopian food, as it should. Easy drinking beer that sits very light and is well balanced between sweet and bitter. 3/5

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Photo of chris826
3.39/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tigg924
3.15/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pours clear, gold in color, with 1/3 inch head. Taste and smell are sugar and grass. Overall this is a typical light lager. Very clean, and slightly above others in the style, but nothing I would rush out for.

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Photo of richkrull
3.5/5  rDev +19%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JamLand
3/5  rDev +2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Stillyman11
3.59/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dmberger
3/5  rDev +2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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St. George Beer from St. George Brewery
Beer rating: 2.94 out of 5 with 94 ratings