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St. George Lager

Posted: November 16, 2012 in Light Lager, Reviews, St. George Brewery

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