St. George Lager | St. George Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
St. George Brewery
Ethiopia

Style: Light Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by KBomb on 06-18-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
61
Reviews:
19
Avg:
2.87
pDev:
16.72%
 
 
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4
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Ratings: 61 |  Reviews: 19
Reviews by TJBAIHWL:
Photo of TJBAIHWL
2.8/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

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.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of tigg924
3.15/5  rDev +9.8%
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 dsauter
2.75/5  rDev -4.2%

Photo of dcbeers
2.75/5  rDev -4.2%

Photo of Gmann
2.5/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of bwood06
2.97/5  rDev +3.5%
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 JamLand
3/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Uconnelmo
3.06/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of DeanFan
3.75/5  rDev +30.7%

Photo of RMoeNay
2/5  rDev -30.3%
look: 3 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Had at Disneys Animal Kingdom... Not impressed

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Photo of 100200300
3/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of jereb83
3/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of CptnCraptastic
2.5/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of david18
3.25/5  rDev +13.2%

Photo of daliandragon
3.47/5  rDev +20.9%
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 Thisdrinkinglife
1.41/5  rDev -50.9%
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 bostonryan
2.5/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of SadMachine
1.28/5  rDev -55.4%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Photo of samie85
2.67/5  rDev -7%
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.

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Photo of Azpittil57
3/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of WillCarrera
3/5  rDev +4.5%
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.

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Photo of Oakenator
2.5/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of KevMo84
2.75/5  rDev -4.2%

Photo of TIB
2.15/5  rDev -25.1%
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 nmann08
2.75/5  rDev -4.2%

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St. George Lager from St. George Brewery
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