Brewed by Carlsberg UK
Style: Pale Lager
Northampton, England


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San Miguel Beer has been brewed since 1890 in the Philippines. A Spanish brewery, La Segarra, was created and licensed in 1946 to brew San Miguel Beer in Europe. In 1953 the Spanish brewery acquired sole and independent rights to San Miguel Beer in Europe, and by 1957 had changed its name to San Miguel. In 1991 Bulmers acquired to rights to distribute the Spanish brewed San Miguel in the UK. In 2000 the Spanish brewery Mahou bought the San Miguel Brewery, along with the European rights to San Miguel Beer. In 2003 Scottish & Newcastle purchased the UK distribution rights from Mahou, and brewed it in Edinburgh. In 2008 Carlsberg acquired the UK rights, and moved production to its brewery in Northampton. In 2010 Carlsberg reached a deal with Mahou to brew and distribute the 5% San Miguel throughout Europe. Mahou retain the brewing rights to all other European San Miguel branded beers.
European San Miguel 5% beers are listed here. European San Miguel beers (ranging from 4.5% to 5% - usually 4.8%) bought before 2010 are listed at San Miguel (Spain)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
ShivanDragon (2254) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - JUL 26, 2015
@Spain, 2015, typisch Spaans pils wordt regelmatig op terras geserveerd, schenkt gouden met witte kraag, helder, goede co2. aroma van pilsmout, zoetigheid en graan. Smaken idem als aroma, verder licht, licht bitter, zwak zoet, slappe body, dunne afdronk. zoals gezegd typisch pilsje... op terras drinken anders niet ;)

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
greks (77) - GERMANY - JUL 25, 2015
0,33 Flasche von bier-deluxe. Goldene Farbe, schöner Schaum. Überraschend süßlich, ansonsten nichts besonderes

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Rasmus40 (13808) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 18, 2015
Can from Systembolaget Web Shop. 4.5 % ABV. Clear pale yellow with a small white head. Aroma is sweet, light malty and light corn. Flavor is medium sweet and light bitter. Sweet finish. Watery. 180715

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
weordie (326) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUL 9, 2015
Awful piss water that is so bad it has to be served nearly frozen to be able to drink it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
josanguapo (256) - SPAIN - JUN 30, 2015
A very typical spanish lager in the sweet side. Can be drinked but you wont find anything special here. Not excesively sweet but a bit more than desiderable

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MichaelAwesome (5676) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - JUN 7, 2015
AAiguel kann man eigentlich mmer trinken. Dies liegt auf der einen Seite an der netten Perlung, auf der anderen an einer ordentlichen Ausgewogenheit aus mild und sueffig und einer leichten Bitterkeit. Alles ok. Pisse, aber ok.
Earlier Rating: 6/2/2015 Total Score: 2.5
Genau die gleiche Pis}e, die es bei uns in Deutschland in den Literpullen gibt. Malzig, duenn, einfach zu trinken fuer den Arenal-Urlauber, der meint, ein besonderes Lager oder Helles zu kriegen. Geht so.
Earlier Rating: 3/29/2013 Total Score: 2.2
Simple, clean, bit sweetish with a hint malt and high carbo. Just a usual pissy lager which is quite good accompanied by a nice meal. Bit below average.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
McTapps (5716) - Ruhrcity, GERMANY - JUN 7, 2015
The beer has got a clear golden colour with a small head and medium body. Aroma of hops and bread. Taste of mild hops, straw, flowers, malt and herbs. Refreshing and easy drinkable.
Earlier Rating: 6/2/2015 Total Score: 2.3
Bottle from local supermarket on Mallorca, Spain. The beer has got a clear golden colour with a small head and medium body. Aroma of hops and malts. Taste of hops, malt, mild citrus fruits, grass and flowers. Malty-hoppy finish. Refreshing.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 1/20
huineman (413) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 6, 2015
UPDATED: JUL 18, 2015 Pours sparkling pale golden with white frothy head. Aroma is mild: bread, sunflower seeds. Taste is watery and slightly bitter-ish. Doesn’t really improve in the 100 cl bottle. I’d rather have a Mahou clásica than this (same price, same places, much better quality imho).

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Sim81 (15) - - MAY 31, 2015
Surprisingly, I think this is the most popular lager in Spain. A sweet taste. Not much else in my opinion.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Towey1989 (591) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 21, 2015
Keg at The Mulberry Leaves, Leek (Marstons) A clear golden colour with a fizzy white head. Aroma of grain, some bread and grassy hops. Taste of grassy hops, sweet grain, some bready malt and subtle maize. Light bodied and moderate carbonation. I agree with some people that it has more body that most pale lagers. Overall, a decent lager, same old same old.

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