Brewed by Kombolcha Brewery (BGI Ethiopia)
Style: Pale Lager
Kombolcha, Ethiopia


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RATINGS: 215   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.17/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
JPDIPSO (6255) - Wauwatosa, USA - JAN 17, 2010
Straw color with a wispy white diminishing head. Flour, dough grass and grain aromas. Sweet flavors dominate. light herbal hops help just a little in balancing. Actually fairly dry in the finish. Just a bit of cardboard in the end. Fairly thick feel, but some acidity cuts in at the end. Certainly not the worst pale lager, but still far from the best.

Piepenhenrich (587) - Steinbach, GERMANY - SEP 3, 2017
While travelling in Ethiopia, having one of the surprisingly well-crafted Lagers was like entering heaven after a hot and dusty day exploring. That being said, St. George is the leader of the pack, though objectively compared to real good beer on a global format it can be no more than average.

yaff (50) - la fontalaye, FRANCE - AUG 28, 2017
Le Négus / Paris. Que dire sur cette bière ? Une des seules qualités vient de son origine exotique, sinon , pour le reste , on est très proche d’une Heineken. Ni plus ni moins.

biir (1475) - Berlin, - JUL 27, 2017
Bottle in Ethopian Restaurant - golden color, white head. taste is biscuits, floral hops, I was nicely surprised. drinkable. watery body though. okay.

Drinking_77 (126) - Basel, SWITZERLAND - JUL 14, 2017
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……………

jtclockwork (16831) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 21, 2017
Bottle - pours gold white head - nose and taste of corn, metal, little liquid soap - not offensive though - medium body

adamnowek (2986) - Brussels, BELGIUM - MAY 5, 2017
Clear golden. Aroma is sweet malt and some banana leaf. Hysterically sweet and sticky.

caribou43 (1103) - Lausanne/Sevilla/Lima, SWITZERLAND - APR 25, 2017
I bought this bottle at the drink of the world in Geneva. I drank it in Paris, in the hotel room. In my point of view, it is a honest lager, nothing to fall in love with ten women but it makes the job to be refresh and relax. The taste is standard like so many lagers in this planet: malty, bready, some hop and a bit watery, a bit metalic at the final but the taste is relatively standard during all the time. The body is yellow and gold, normal carbonation, thin and white head.

marius (21) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 31, 2017
33 cl bottle. 4.7% appearance golden yellow with white disappearing head. Slightly bitter and medium sweet. Average carbonation.

kramer (6682) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 30, 2017
Bottle. Animal kingdom. Pours a clear gold body with a small wispy white head. The nose is all corn and sweet malt, zero hops. The flavor is much the same, very sweet from the corn, with a slightly clingy soggy grain finish. About what you would expect from a pale lager from Ethiopia. Light bodied and a little clingy with fizzy carbonation. New country tick. Had to do it.

Tim Webb (469) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 14, 2017
33cl bottle at the Beer Garden Inn, Addis Ababa. Immaculate condition, beautifully presented largely pointless, could-be-from-anywhere little blond job from the style that will tell young aspiring Africans across the continent what to drink. They do not have to list the ingredients so I am guessing 30% adjuncts. Tasting notes: nothing offensive.

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