migwell (123) - Northampton, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 28, 2015
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Stallion! Well, I spent a mostly dreadful 4 months cycling in the Philippines a few years ago, and not to categorize myself, I discovered that the favored brew of hard drinking expatriate Westerners in these islands was Red Horse... mine as well thanks to the ABV. If you have to drink swill to get a buzz, this is the Filipino swill to drink. Would NEVER consider drinking this again, however.
Swaroga (1813) - Brussels, BELGIUM - FEB 22, 2015
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Flavor is delicately bitter alcohol and acid. Cardboard and DMS as well. Horrid beer. I guess all countries need their bum beer.
TedE (552) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - FEB 1, 2015
1.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
330ml bottle into glass. Strange wine-like aroma. Golden sparkling beer with sudsy white head. High carbonation. Spritzy mouthfeel followed by weird sweetness. Finish is all alcohol burn. It’s like a bland lager with brandy added.
hawthorne00 (2890) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JAN 22, 2015
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Can. Orange with a white head that doesn’t last. Very fizzy. Aroma of sugar, some hay, vague herbs. Medium body, not as carbonated as it looks. Really sweet, overtly sugary, some hay, vague citrus and herbs, low bitterness. Some stewed fruit. Sweet all the way through. More nothing I want yipe than off yipe, but ugh.
Grumbo (883) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2015
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
On past visits to Philippines this was my favourite. Maybe it was the heat, the country, sharing drinks with the locals, alternating with Tanduay rum, the price.... But all that was some years ago and this rating is based upon a bottle brought to UK from Manila by a friend...Poured a golden colour with an average sized white head. Aroma of malt, caramel, and alcohol. Taste is medium bitterness with a light sweetness, medium body and thin texture. Average carbonation. Bitter aftertaste. Slightly metallic. Not great really, the memory was better.
rayaron (786) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - JAN 10, 2015
1.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Can sample. Thanks Tom L. Clear light yellow with no head. Light aroma of corn sugar with some fruitiness and hay. Sweet-sour flavor, corn sugar and lemon. Light carbonation, light-bodied.
zvsn (1114) - ISRAEL - JAN 6, 2015
1.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Can sample. Thanks Tom L. Clear yellow golden color. Smell of hay, corn and rotten eggs. Sweet, alcoholic, grassy bitterness. Light-bodied, watery and not pleasant.
klas (365) - SWEDEN - JAN 4, 2015
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle bought in the Philippines. Stronger but not better. Unless you want to get drunk faster, which is probably the main purpose with this beer.
Hb8000 (16) - - JAN 3, 2015
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
This is the best beer in the Phillipines made good to get fast drunk from it without pay a lot it teast like nothing water with a flavor of beer
Borresteijn (5478) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 30, 2014
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
33cl Bottle from some toko at Kinkerstraat. Clear pale golden colour, white head. Aroma is faint, relatively sweet, hint of citrus, typical strong pale lager aroma, fruity. Flavour is light sweet, light malty, floral rice sweetness, some strong pale lager notes, light bitter finish. Light-bodied, watery, doesn’t feel like 6.9%. Not as bad as feared.