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)

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
rok1024 (1270) - Maribor, - JUL 25, 2014
Bright yellow appearance, medium head. Malty and grassy aroma, a little bit sweetness and bitterness on the taste, 4.8 % alc. Overall average pale lager.
Earlier Rating: 7/25/2014 Total Score: 2.1
Yellow golden appearance, medium head. Malty with a little bit of hops, some bitterness, 5% alc. Quite average Pale Lager.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Lebo88 (195) - POLAND - NOV 21, 2015
Bottle 660 ml. Those huge bottles are really too big for such poor beers. Drinkable, for positives. No real taste, bland and typical.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
MarcinG (106) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - OCT 26, 2015
Plytkie jasnozlote z biala nie duza piana. Duze nasycenie. Smak metaliczny z lekkim chmielem.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrJamesMcEwan (199) - SCOTLAND - OCT 10, 2015
* Bottle. Pours pale golden, clear, with white head. * Aroma is corn, grass & floral. * Palate is light body, medium carbonation, very fine bubbles. * Taste is medium sweet, corn & hay. * Finish is moist & refreshing, then finishes slightly dry. * Overall medium sweet, corn & hay.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
LazyPyro (178) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2015
Pint on tap at a pub. Clear pale golden colour with a good white head. Grassy, grainy aroma. Malt taste. Pleasant but average.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Holmen1 (3929) - Stavanger, NORWAY - SEP 23, 2015
Fra litersflaske på hotellbalkongen i Cala Major, Mallorca: klar gylden, hvitt skum osv. Standard eurolager, men at den er på 5% hjelper jo litt. Billig på alle måter.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Myonlyvice (74) - DENMARK - SEP 18, 2015
From bottle. Clear golden with white head. Standard macro pilsner, only stronger. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
juffage (163) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 13, 2015
Another beer you get for free when you play a show in a UK venue. Tastes like metallic empty nothingness. When Engligh people don’t want to buy Firestone Union Jack because it’s in a can and they "don’t drink canned beer because it tastes like metal", San Miguel is to blame. I wouldn’t recommend it. Actually one of the all-time worst mass-produced lagers, at least the UK-produced version is anyway. It’s no Jever.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
blackisle (1377) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - SEP 6, 2015
Bottle 33cl. (as Premium). Clear pale golden, small frothy white head, mostly diminishing, light lacing; aroma grain, corn, hay; taste medium sweet and light bitter, grainy, cardboard; medium body, watery to oily texture, soft carbonation, in the aftertaste slightly more bitter; mediocre Lager.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Cthulhu (543) - MARSHALL ISLANDS - AUG 28, 2015
Just found some ancient incomplete notes with numerical values.Similar to the one brewed before 2010.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
Fisler (278) - Bamberg, GERMANY - AUG 1, 2015
Ein spanisches Bier, von einer dänischen Firma in England gebraut und in Deutschland getrunken - Hallo Globalisierung. Optisch zwar schön golden, aber Schaum bröselt gleich weg. In der Nase Maische, im Trunk ebenso mit etwas Süße, hintenweg ein Anflug Bitterkeit. Eisgekühlt zu Tappas durchaus trinkbar, aber lasst das bloß nicht warm werden.

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