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Brewed by San Miguel
Style: Pale Lager
Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila, Philippines

bottled
common

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available

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RATINGS: 137   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.58   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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The Philippine’s first and only low-calorie beer. It has the same refreshing, full-flavored taste and alcohol content of the nation’s favorite brew, San Miguel Pale Pilsen.


1.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 14, 2006
Smells like wet clothes left too long in the machine after washing, clear straw, small white head. Mildly corn flavoured, watery, yikes. Thanks Radek.

1.6
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
nick76 (4257) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 20, 2006
The aroma is lightly skunked corn malt. The appearance is pale gold with a small head. The flavor is corn and a light cheap bitterness. The palate is watery. This is another example of a tasteless odorless lager.

1.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
mds (2240) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 19, 2006
Can. Pours a pale golden-yellow body with a small white ring of head. Smells like a dirty locker room and wet towels. Husky grain flavours and alcohol. Boring.

1.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
Radek Kliber (6519) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUN 12, 2006
Pale gold with thick medium sized white top. Aroma of stale wet cloth , some citric, grainy off nose. Light bodied , soft grainy texture with light grainy character. Thin flavour, some dry alcohol.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
oldrtybastrd (3222) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 31, 2006
Pours a nice mellow golden yellow color. Aromas of mild malts, hops. Kinda skunky. Some hop bitterness and dry finish.

1.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
mabjork (674) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 18, 2006
Bottled. Pale golden in colour. Minor white head. It has a skunky hoppy aroma. There is a malty watery taste, some hops and malt as well.

0.7
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
oh6gdx (20902) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 14, 2006
Bottled. Pale yellow colour, almost no head. Extremely skunked hops in aroma, almost like living in a barnyard. Flavour is a bit skunked and unclean malts. Stay away. Not sure if I should say a thank you to Tbone_ who brought this beer from Singapore and shared it with me...

1.3
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
TBone (12991) - Pori, FINLAND - APR 14, 2006
Bottled
Golden color, not much head. Skunky hoppy head. Flavor is less exciting: carbonated, malty and more or less flavorless. As "good" as light beers usually.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sanmiguel (118) - Illinois, USA - MAR 21, 2006
I drank a lot of these when I was in the Philippines last July 2005. It may be watery, but it goes well with Filipino food (Filipino-style BBQ and grilled fish). Recommended ice-cold and with food.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
DuffMan (7025) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 30, 2006
To be perfectly acurate, this is not a light beer in the sense of low-alcohol, but rather a low-calorie beer. Really, I’m just splitting hairs needlessly because it is a below-average plae lager any way you slice it. Nothing offensive, just a watery bland palate that offers no character. The only redeeming factor is that it is refreshing in a hot climate, but then again, so is a glass of water.


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