St. George Lager | St. George Brewery

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St. George LagerSt. George Lager
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:
59
Reviews:
18
Avg:
2.95
pDev:
15.25%
 
 
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Ratings: 59 |  Reviews: 18
Photo of nmann08
2.75/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of ChainGangGuy
2.63/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: Pours a mostly clear, yellow body with a thin, white head. Oh, and very fine, tiny particles suspended in the beer.

Smell: Simple nose of light pale malts and corn. Wait, what's that? Could it be? It couldn't. No, wait, it is! It's Saint George leading a charge of flavor and beer-based enjoyment. Hooray!

Taste: Light pale malts and a sturdy handful of corn stirred up with a light sweetness. Faint floral hop character with an equally faint bitterness. Finishes dry with a final taste of cereal grains.

Mouthfeel: Light-bodied. Medium-low carbonation.

Drinkability: A bit under par, but, ultimately, it's pretty bearable considering it's a refugee from an impoverished nation.

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Photo of SadMachine
1.28/5  rDev -56.6%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Photo of Georgiabeer
3.5/5  rDev +18.6%

Photo of bigred89
2.65/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of wordemupg
2.65/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

330ml bottle poured into pint glass jan23 2010

A clear straw yellow with some tiny particles being moved around by a couple big bubbles that float up to a fast falling fingers worth of head that leaves a single patch of lace

S not much some corn perhaps and a little lemon

T what I smell but with a hint of skunk

M pretty thin even for the style and could use some more carbonation

D just a little off but nothing gross

not worth looking for but one way to knock off a country

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Photo of tigg924
3.15/5  rDev +6.8%
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 JamLand
3/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of bylerteck
3.5/5  rDev +18.6%

Photo of DefenCorps
2.19/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Bottle, $2.99. Obscure Ethiopian tick = awesome.

A light golden yellow with a dense white head that falls off leaving what is actually nice-looking lacing, this looks pretty good! The nose is an acceptable blend of light cereal sweetness, doughy malts, a mild hop character that's got notes of dust and earth and a mild vegetal note as well. Nothing patently offensive here.

The palate is crisply carbonated, lending an acidity to an otherwise insipid palate. A little bit of cereal and grain sweetness is present, but this is carbonated and watery to a fault, lending a seltzer-like feel. On the bright side, it does scrub the vegetal notes, but that's not particularly a good thing as there is no flavor here. The flip side is that there are no off-flavors here, which is more than I can say for a lot of breweries these days. Light, watery, seltzer-like on the palate, this is pretty forgettable.

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Photo of Gmann
2.5/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of siege06nd
3.25/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of david18
3.25/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of Oakenator
2.5/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of bostonryan
2.5/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of KevMo84
2.75/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of Uconnelmo
3.06/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of MNBeerGeek
3/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of Oidmoe
3/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Furley80
3.5/5  rDev +18.6%
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 morebeergood
3.1/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Second beer of the night at Addis Red Sea Ethiopian restaurant in the South End. Poured into a glass, and a thin white head formed. Lots of carbonation. Very clear yellow color. Slight corn like smell. Taste was run of the mill. Mellow, nondescript lager. Slightly sweet aftertaste. Easy to drink and pair with a variety of foods on the table. Not a horrible beer from Africa.

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Photo of daliandragon
3.47/5  rDev +17.6%
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 schnarr84
2.75/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of spointon
3.25/5  rDev +10.2%
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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Photo of WillCarrera
3/5  rDev +1.7%
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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St. George Lager from St. George Brewery
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