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


on tap

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RATINGS: 396   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.89/5   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
Experience that distinctive full-flavoured taste and extra satisfying strength of a world class premium beer.

Brewed in several San Miguel facilities across East Asia. ABV varies - 6%-8%

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUL 6, 2008
THOUGHTS: I didn’t have hight hopes for this. The combination of filipino beer and malt liquor weren’t giving it much of a shot at being good. But this was way worse than anything I could have imagined. If it were almost frozen it might be good to get drunk with, but I don’t know how anyone stomaches more than one of these. This would be my first drain pour if I did that sort of thing. I’m not a quitter. TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a clear, light to medium yellow with nice carbonation and an average-sized, fluffy, white head that kept a thin sheet and left good lacing. The aroma was light hay, dust and cardboard. The initial flavor was moderately sweet and sour; while the finish was moderate to heavily sweet, lightly bitter and sour with a short to average duration. It was like honey and water or sugar water or watered down malt or seltzer poured into almost any half way descent malt liquor, along with a little sour lemon. The light to medium body was like watery syrup with soft carbonation and a light alcoholic finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
amphilboy23 (1) - Morgan Hill, California, USA - MAY 21, 2008 does not count
Enjoyed this beer thoroughly while in the Philippines. Seems to be stronger than most beers, light taste, but dark look.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 18, 2008
Bottle from By The Bottle in Vancouver, WA--The low score here is not justified. This beer is not that great, but better than this score indicates. Golden, copper body with a tiny whitish head. Sweet, malty, sharp, tart, gritty feel. Mild hoppiness. Adjunct-y to some degree. Good end of the day brew. Not that great, though.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
ebarnes (261) - Beech Grove, Indiana, USA - APR 27, 2008
33cl bottle
"Lucked" into one of these at a party in Manila. Locals warned me that it was a "strong beer". At least it was in a dark bottle.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - APR 10, 2008
355ml Bottle - The Liquor Collection - Honolulu, Hawaii
Aroma – Very light aroma. Malty but very light.
Appearance – Light golden color, fluffy head and clear.
Flavor – Very light malt liquor flavor. Felt like it was the light beer brewed for the second time with spent grains. Very very light in flavor.
Palate – Decent Mouthfeel, some texture with a semi finish.
Overall – A very light malt beer. This was just not my cup of tea. Or rather they used tea bags for malt wort.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Duff53 (22) - USA - APR 3, 2008
very pale golden color. did have a white head that went away quickly. semi grainy taste, but nothing really stands out. you can tell this is a Malt liquor and if thats your deal, then you will like it. Neat bottle

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - MAR 28, 2008
Bottle: Gold, light white head and some lacing. The nose is sharp with some sweet grain and some subtle hop notes. The flavor is balanced, light alcohol and adequately clean. Smooth finish. Yum!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
djd07 (10002) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 26, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 23, 2013 Bottle. Pours a clear golden color with a small white head. The aroma is very fruity for a malt liquor. The taste is very light bodied with a fruity taste.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
rayg1 (586) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAR 24, 2008
Ok I bought this simply because it was a bottle I had never seen before. Pours out a dark piss yellow with little to no head. Smell kinda makes you cringe, very sugary and boozy with some shitty hops thrown intothe mix. I knew this was a malt liquor by the smell alone before I even got to ratebeer. Now for the taste, Oh fuck me......this is bad. Imagine cat piss and sugar mixed together with a side of rotten veggie and that is this beer. I’m so pissed I have 5 more of these left. Japan is really starting to suck with it beer selection.......I miss home already.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
riversideAK (6140) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAR 13, 2008
Bottle. This one had been sitting in the fridge for a while, as I kind of neglected it. I do have a penchant for malt liquors though, so here goes. Pours a fizzy yellow, no head. Aroma is pretty corny, a touch of grain. The flavor is a moderately pleasant sweet grain/corniness that I kind of enjoyed. Following the pleasant portion of the beer was the unpleasant portion which consisted of a sour/alcohol mix that made the finish somewhat intolerable. Was thin and carbonated. In all reality, it was not THAT bad.

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