St. George Lager

We ended up at Boma for dinner one night. For those who haven’t been there, it’s an African buffet style restaurant in the Animal Kingdom Lodge. I don’t think I’ve had African food prior to this, nor have I had African beer, so I figured it was worth a shot. This was the first one that I tried.

ABV: 4.5%

Style: Light Lager

Trivia: Ethiopia’s oldest brewery Saint George, founded in 1922 is located in central Addis Ababa.

Random: I didn’t even know that Ethiopia produced beer.

This one was poured by the waiter for me. I’m not trying to be a beer jerk, but I really prefer pouring my own beer. Anyways, due to the pour, this one got a two finger, pure white head that dissipated quickly. There was some lacing left on the glass. The nose smelled like a straight up macro. I got some corn and not much else. The taste was a bit sweeter than a macro. I got honey and corn coupled with lower than normal carbonation and a heavy body. The finish was pretty quick with a hint of skunk and bitterness at the end. I knew that this beer wasn’t going to wow me but it was nice to try something different. So, if you see this one, give it a shot for the fact that you can say that you’ve tried an African beer, but don’t expect to be wowed by it.

Untappd Rating: 2.0/5.0

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