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St. George Beer | St. George Brewery

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St. George Brewery

Style: Euro Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by KBomb on 06-18-2008

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Ratings: 92 |  Reviews: 30
Photo of ktrillionaire
4.2/5  rDev +43.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

I wanted a Bedele Special, but they were out. So I got this beer instead. Good move on my part...

A - It looks like a typical pale lager. Hue of pale golden straw, with a little white head.

S - The smell is pretty inviting: slight metal and the slightest belgian malty funk, not bad for the style.

T - It tastes very good, slightly more complex than the average euro lager. Very, very understated flavors of ripe fruit, slight nuttiness, and barnyard banana make for a very interesting and delicious brew.

M - It is slightly under-carbonated, but still sharp enough. Perhaps it lost some of it's vigor on the boat trip from Africa.

D - St. George's Lager is excellent; I am shocked at how delicious this was. And it makes a very nice compliment with Ethiopian food.

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Photo of DeanFan
3.75/5  rDev +28%

Photo of f_raud
3.75/5  rDev +28%

Photo of Stillyman11
3.59/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NightINgale
3.58/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JLeege
3.55/5  rDev +21.2%
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 richkrull
3.5/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of safaricook
3.5/5  rDev +19.5%

Photo of Georgiabeer
3.5/5  rDev +19.5%

Photo of bylerteck
3.5/5  rDev +19.5%

Photo of psm90
3.5/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Furley80
3.5/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Tusker House is Disney's Animal Kingdom. Definitely not as bad as some have said.

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Photo of TrickkyGangsta
3.5/5  rDev +19.5%

Photo of daliandragon
3.47/5  rDev +18.4%
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 Chuckletheturtle
3.47/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Suds-MacKenzie
3.45/5  rDev +17.7%
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 chickencoop
3.45/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Picked one of these up at Alcatel Liquores in Oakland, by the way, pretty solid beer selection.
Poures a golden brew with a bit of a white frothy head. Smell was pretty similar to any euro-lager, faint malt and corn. Taste was surprisingly solid, a little more carbonated than expected but very pleasant. It is a clean refreshing brew, adding to it's drinkability. I would recommend this if you can find it, compared to the other beer from this region that I have had, this is the best, and better than drinking a Heineken.

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Photo of rhoadsrage
3.44/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

(Served in an American pint glass)
(This is now brewed at Kombolcha after BGI bought out other breweries)
A- This beer has a bubbly snow white head that fades to a thin wisp of a cloud pretty quickly. It sits on a golden yellow crystal clear body that has big bubbles gliding to the surface.

S- The sulfury sweet note of pale malt is clean but pleasant with a faint noble hop hint when it warms.

T- This beer has a soft dry green noble hop note that has a very faint spice quality as it warms. There is a dry honeycomb hint with some pale malt notes followed by a light watery taste. This is finished with a light dry hop bitterness that fades in an instant.

M- This beer has a light mouthfeel with a tight fizz note at the finish.

D- This beer has a clean dry light flavor but there wasn't any corn notes, field or cooked, which I was glad not to see. There was hints of character which were also nice to see.

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Photo of chris826
3.39/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of biboergosum
3.35/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

330ml bottle. The second new Ethiopian beer to show up locally, after Bedele. Nice, elegant label, with two banners, the text rendered in what looks like Amharic.

This beer pours a slightly hazy medium golden straw colour, with two thick fingers of bubbly foamy off-white head, which leaves some inconsistent curtained lace around the glass as it lazily recedes.

It smells faintly of pale, mildly sweet malt, creamed corn, and musty noble hops. The taste is more softly bready barley malt, a mild corn and rice huskiness, generic and bland orchard fruit, though none in particular leap out at you, weedy honey, and an earthy complement of barely adequate bitter hops.

The carbonation is moderate, and generally not all that noticeable, the body medium-light in weight, more substantial that I was expecting, and smooth enough, with a small cloying pithiness. It finishes off-dry, the wan malt and stunted hops plodding along.

A decent enough pale lager, I suppose, the hops, while weak overall, were still a nice surprise, and not a trace of skunkiness - that brown bottle is key! That's not to say that I would choose to drink this regularly, but it's nice to see a quaffable offering from this part of the world.

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Photo of KBomb
3.34/5  rDev +14%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle with a nice artistic label. Beer was a bright gold, but produced a minimal head that disappeared almost immediately. The first smell is promising with bright hop and malt aroma, but upon tasting I found the beer to be more plain and a little grassy. Watery and a tiny bit salty. St. George lager is quite light, and goes down easy.

All in all, its a slightly better than average macro-lager in that it tastes fine, but not very good, but not very bad either. It was adequate accompaniment to spicy and salty Ethiopian food.

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Photo of david18
3.25/5  rDev +10.9%

Photo of Rhettroactive
3.25/5  rDev +10.9%

Photo of ruckus232
3.25/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of spointon
3.25/5  rDev +10.9%
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!

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