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St. George Beer | St. George Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
St. George Brewery
Ethiopia

Style: Euro 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:
#44,278
Reviews:
30
Ratings:
92
pDev:
17.06%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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5
Gots:
17
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Ratings: 92 |  Reviews: 30
Photo of nmann08
2.75/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of metter98
3.03/5  rDev +3.4%
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 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 largadeer
2.52/5  rDev -14%
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 dbrauneis
3.04/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of smithj4
2.96/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of ChainGangGuy
2.63/5  rDev -10.2%
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 -56.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Photo of imbibehour
2.72/5  rDev -7.2%
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 bigred89
2.65/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Georgiabeer
3.5/5  rDev +19.5%

Photo of Rhettroactive
3.25/5  rDev +10.9%

Photo of BlackHaddock
2.12/5  rDev -27.6%
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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Photo of tigg924
3.15/5  rDev +7.5%
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 wordemupg
2.65/5  rDev -9.6%
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 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 bylerteck
3.5/5  rDev +19.5%

Photo of DefenCorps
2.19/5  rDev -25.3%
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 JamLand
3/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of ArtZan
2.5/5  rDev -14.7%

Photo of Gmann
2.5/5  rDev -14.7%

Photo of siege06nd
3.25/5  rDev +10.9%

Photo of Uconnelmo
3.06/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of david18
3.25/5  rDev +10.9%

Photo of Oakenator
2.5/5  rDev -14.7%

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St. George Beer from St. George Brewery
Beer rating: 2.93 out of 5 with 92 ratings
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