Brewed by San Miguel
Style: Strong Pale Lager/Imperial Pils
Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila, Philippines


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RATINGS: 329   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.87   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
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Experience that distinctive full-flavoured taste and extra satisfying strength of a world class premium beer.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
woknblues (7) - PHILIPPINES - AUG 10, 2005 does not count
UPDATED: OCT 4, 2008 Maybe, the worst beer in the world? From the top, this is brewed by San Mig. In case you were wondering, donít, and save yourself the pain. Opening the bottle reveals a painful cheap sickly sweet smell like raw cane sugar. If you have had "Lao Lao" (home brewed rice whiskey in Thailand), you will recognise the "aroma". just plain bad. After one, you will be dizzy and sick. I break out in a cold sweat after a couple of these and go home ill. Unfortunately, this is one of the only available beers in the Philippines. (Outside of itís own self named beers). Do avoid this beer at all costs, as it makes Mickeys and Colt 45 sound absolutely devine. *** 3 year later update. Still just as bad. Maybe worse. I have had 2 or 3 bottles since my post and wished each time that I had not. DON’T DO IT. IF YOU ARE IN THE PHILIPPINES JUST DRINK SM PILSEN.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 11, 2005
A very loud spritzy sea foam head. Large bubbles are carried upward through the straw colored liquid. Smells more like an Indian brew, sweet, grainy and chalky. Sweet grape and mild grain flavors abound. Light and watery on the tongue. A mild burn at the back of the throat help highlight the strength in this one. Lingers of light vanilla and stale wood. World class malt liquor does seem to be a bit of an oxymoron.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
JorisPPattyn (8035) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUL 3, 2005
Clear, slightly darker gold; thinnish yellowish head. Rotting straw, rainwater, garden herbs and watercolour paint aromas. Chalk, and again a taste as from decaying grain, adjunct-like, rice cakes - but roasted and too long in the cupboard. Some body, slick as from an adjunct, alcohol hidden. And on top of all the above, a fly to commit suicide in this muck, to add insult to injury...

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Siivu (6) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 18, 2005 does not count
Canned and brewed in Pathumthani, Thailnd. A very soft and a little bit fruity taste Not much of a flavor and no aftertaste.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - MAY 11, 2005
Bottle poured gold yellow with no head. Aroma of malt and grass. Flavor is just bad!! and my eyes are watering. Bottle looks cool though.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
RateandPillage (426) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 25, 2005
I donít think it is a rumor, the beer tastes quite like it has been fortified with gin. Have had from a 0.5l bottle. Pours medium yellow with light white head. Sweet and slightly spicy aroma. Flavor is like the regular San Miguel(dihyde) with gin added. Overall, Iíd rather have it than the other beers from the Philippines. After a number of these, you feel ill just like you do if you mix hard alcohol and beer, which is exactly what San Miguel has done.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
perkinassnukka (1) - san francisco, California, USA - JAN 16, 2005 does not count
this beer is rumored to have been spiked with gin, thus giving it a higher alcohol concentration. the color is a darker shade of yellow in contrast to is contemporary counterparts. overall not bad and will surely give you a quick buzz after 1 or 2 bottles.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
Oakes (12789) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 28, 2004
Canned, brewed by San Miguel in Thailand to 6.9%.

Light golden colour. Slight alcohol and a little bit of fruitiness on the nose. Soft for a macrobrew with hints of sweet pale malts and alcohol astringency. Surprisingly watery and quick in the finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
TheBeerGod (5350) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - AUG 7, 2004
Brought back by a friend from the Philippines along with 3 others from the "area". Comes in a tiny red 330mL can. Poured it into a half liter glass and it fomed up almost exactly the same way Alka-Seltzer does. Head is huge and looks like ocean spray or whatever they call that foam from the ocean. Body is your typical yellow. It actually doesnít smell too bad. Sure itís sweet like the rest but the alcohol seems to boost it a bit. That seems pretty much it. Alcohol, almost the aroma of rubbing alcohol, and corn syrup. But it seems to work. Taste is a different kind of monster. This tastes like San Miguel light with a shot of Vodka or Gin in it. I mean it is almost that to a tee! Palate seems full enough for the style and is smooth and less carbonated than the beer I just had. Finish is moderately bland with more of the liquor taste coming through. Hint of cereal or grains as well. Not too bad but nothing Iíd drink more than one of at a time.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
mohawksin (187) - Nebraska, USA - JUN 19, 2004
Drank this on a dare. It kicked my ass. Has the typical overly alchol flavor of a cheap malt liquor. I had this overseas while in the military and have not seen it in the states, nor do I want to.

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