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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 3.17/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11/5   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 22   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
St. George Spring Lager is a classical example of what many consider to be the original lager beer. Amber-colored and medium bodied with a rich, roasted malt character this beer has a smooth, slightly sweet malt flavor with traditional German hops providing a noble, perfectly-balanced hop bitterness. A slightly fruity, dry finish tops off this style as does a thick, creamy white head.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
kramer (5693) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 26, 2009
12 oz bottle. Pours a slightly hazy copper body with a small patchy off-white head. The nose has that cooked veggie undertone I have found in a few other of their beers. Some toasty malt otherwise. Same with the flavor too, I want something a lot cleaner from a Lager. No vienna malt character. Some snappy hops almost redeem the finish, but then they fade away leaving me with those cooked veggies. Medium bodied with a little clinginess and a flabby feel on the back end. Moderate fizzy carbonation. Not so good. What’s with the cooked veggies in their beers?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 7, 2009
Pours copper with a thin off white head. Smells of toasted malt, some spicy hop notes, peppery. Tastes nutty with some toasted malt notes and a spicy bitterness on the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DocLock (9245) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 17, 2009
Bottle from Dragon Pack. Copper pour with deep gold edges and nose of hops, mild spice, nuts, malt. Tastes malty, nutty, with backup hops, honey, and very smooth. This is a solid lager from these guys, who I love.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Drake (11469) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - APR 11, 2009
12 ounce bottle from a dragon pack sampler. Pours an orange amber with a medium head. Average head retention and lacing. Aroma is malty with fruity notes, caramel and a buttery note. Taste is fairly strong roasted malts with some light buttery and hop notes. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Butters (4020) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAY 22, 2008
Bottle from dragon pack. Pours a clear coppery orange with fair light-tan head. Malty and slightly nutty aroma. A pretty good vienna lager, but I still prefer modelo.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAY 9, 2008
Off taps at Capital Ale house. Clear copper color with tiny head. Aroma may be vienna style malts but was hard to get in a smoky bar with odors of pickles and perfume wafting by. Fairly hoppy flavor with some yeast fruityness and moderate malt backbone. Reasonably light mouthfeel with moderate arbonation. Good light drinking beer that might be a good introduction to craft brewed beers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Braudog (6181) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - APR 23, 2008
Bottle. Poured with quite a roar of carbonation that quickly turned into a meow. The aroma is quite biscuity, like freshly baked dark bread. Drinks with a full caramel coke, rich and malty, and a kiss of hop at the finish. (#3432, 4/23/2008)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
LooseCannon (938) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - APR 20, 2008
12oz bottle. Pours hazy amber in color with white head. Aroma is sweet, malty and light floral hops. Taste malty with dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kinz (3671) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - APR 17, 2008
At long last, the elusive spring lager that I’ve been missing for years. Deep gold in color, decent head, clear. Aroma was sweet honey accented malts and some floral hops. Flavor matched, definitely pushing on the sweet honey side of the malt world. Hop focused with some balancing noble hops on the finish. Nicely done brew, just a touch sweeter than I like. I would have preferred things to be a bit cleaner.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Trooper11 (468) - Suffolk, Virginia, USA - NOV 4, 2007
As luck would have it!! At my local Navy package store, I grab the last dragon pack and low and behold, the only St George brew I have not sampled. Pours a golden amber, average head, thick lacing. Nutty caramel sweet malt aroma, notes of pancake syrup. Bitter malt flavor, thick body, semi dry, nutty and honey notes. Earthy finish.

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