Brewed by San Miguel Thailand
Style: Pale Lager
Banmai, Mueang, Pathum Thani Province, Thailand


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RATINGS: 220   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.05   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Thailand's first regional beer. Brewed according to the Reinheitsgebot. Formerly known as Phuket Island Beer.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, - JUN 24, 2013
330ml bottle at pre-GBBF shindig, August 2009. Pale gold with a few stray floaties. A bit sweet with no discernible hop bite. Rather grainy and a bit papery. Couldn’t spy a best before date on the bottle but I know this was a bit old so I’ll cut it a little slack. I doubt it would have been much better fresh though. Not exactly horrible. Just another of those hot climate lagers that may be serviceable on its home patch (or maybe with food at a Thai restaurant) if it’s ice cold and you are thirsty but doesn’t really do anything else.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
superspak (3606) - Michigan, USA - OCT 3, 2015
330 ml bottle into lager glass, best before 2/22/2015. Pours crystal clear bright golden yellow color with a 1 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings down the glass, with a light amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of cracker, rice, white bread, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Solid aromas with well balanced pale malt and light-moderate earthy hop notes; with decent strength. Taste of cracker, rice, white bread, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Light-moderate herbal/spicy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of cracker, rice, bread, light pepper, and herbal/grassy earthiness on the finish for a short bit. Good balance and solid robustness of pale malt and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Good amount of dryness after the finish; and very clean lager flavors with minimal yeast ester notes present. Medium carbonation and light-medium bodied; with a very smooth, crisp, and clean mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming present after the finish as expected of 5%. Overall this is a very solid pale lager style. All around good balance and solid robustness of pale malt and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; and very smooth, crisp, and clean to drink. A pleasantly enjoyable offering.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MarauderSky (28) - - AUG 26, 2015
Honestly, I just picked it up because I thought the name was funny. It tasted like a semi decent Mexican beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mauroruellas (538) - GETULINA, BRAZIL - JUL 6, 2015
Clara,límpida,translúcida,espuma com baixa formação e duração;aroma é o seu ponto de mais destaque com os lúpulos florais vindo a tona assim que se abre a garrafa,malte e fermento complementam;sabor suave,refrescante,levemente maltado,ligeiro amargor aparecendo no final,boa carbonatação,"drinkability" razoável. Lager normal,sem atrativos.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
Fisler (255) - Bamberg, GERMANY - JUN 14, 2015
Wenig Karbonisierung, aber schönes Bild im Glas. Im Geruch halt typisch Reis, im Trunk wässrig, bitter, kaum Abgang - Durchschnitt. Nette Dose.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Grumbo (906) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2015
Bought a box of these from a local Asian wholesaler a while back. Pours a pale golden colour with a decent white head. Aroma of grain and grass. Light sweetness with a light bitterness too. Usual thin texture and light body.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
fredfa (117) - belo horizonte, BRAZIL - MAR 8, 2015
Uma cerveja comum. Igual as brasileiras comerciais. Tem um amargor diferente ao finak do gile. Nada de especial

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
danielyabu (1363) - União da Vitória, BRAZIL - JAN 5, 2015
small frothy white head. fair lacing. mostly diminishing. clear sparkling thin dark yellow body. aroma: light bread, light hoppy. if: light sweet. ff: light bitter; short duration. palate: light medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation, metallic finish. Dulçor de mel. Toque metálico permeia todo o gole, bem como uma sensação que lembra água Tonica, quase ácida. Refrescante. 4 s

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Satyroneto (232) - BRAZIL - DEC 6, 2014
Cor dourada brilhante e translúcida; espuma branca de baixa formação e persistência de um fino anel; sem lacing; Aroma gramíneo, de biscoito e um pouco de pão-doce, mas sem muita intensidade; Sabor inicial de biscoito com final picante e crocante e de amargor bem interessante para uma lager; retrogosto levemente adstringente; Corpo leve, média/alta carbonatação; refrescante.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
olliejobbins (1446) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2014
330ml bottle at Bangkok airport. Drank from the bottle so no idea on appearance. aroma is grassy and weak malts. taste is slightly hoppy, grassy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
massingasetta (456) - München, GERMANY - NOV 27, 2014
Decent lager beer with a slightly limey taste. The smell is typical for an international lager. This beer is good for an island beer but probably would go under against the better beers. Decent but no brewing wonder.

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