Brewed by Carlsberg UK
Style: Pale Lager
Northampton, England


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RATINGS: 212   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.02/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Bottle, can, & keg: Filtered
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 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
sjorsvdg (438) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 23, 2016
Doorsnee pilsener, die koud het lekkerst is. Prima verhouding hop, mout en graan.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Moravius (1132) - Berlin, GERMANY - OCT 9, 2016
Flasche („San Miguel, 5 %, Carlsberg UK Ltd") aus dem Pyongyang Shop, Pjöngjang. - Goldgelb, blank; rasch schwindender Schaum. - Geruch künstlich fruchtig-süßlich mit gemüseartiger Note, erinnert an Plastikkleber. - Antrunk limonadig malzsüß mit gekochtem Kohl. Unangenehme, billig krautige Herbe, zum Ende hin schweflig. Durchschnittlich rezent. Im Abgang gar nicht so schwache aber rauhe Bittere, begleitet von Fehlaromen: Holz und Unkraut. Übel trocken-schwefeliger Ausklang. - Billigplörre, nur mit Mühe genießbar.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Kobracai (147) - FINLAND - SEP 19, 2016
0,33l bottle from Citymarket Vaasa. Pours clear watery gold. Aroma is a bit sour with some spice and malt. Taste is, well actually not much. Some dry feeling on the tongue before it turns to water. And some sourness. I can’t drink this if I’m not sweating from working in the garden or something.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
BeerViking (4220) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2016
Bottle, golden pour, light grassy hops and sweetcorn nose, carries through to the palate. Bit soapy but otherwise not too bad.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MasDen (137) - Mahilyow, BELARUS - AUG 28, 2016
Aroma: malt, hops. Appearance: yellow clear beer without head. Taste: malt a bit soap. Palate: high carbonation, small hops bitterness in the finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
thellgren (830) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 14, 2016
0.5 l can as San Miguel Premium ABV 4.5% brewed at Barcelona, Spain. Bought after 2010 from K-Citymarket Lohja. Appearance is pale, clear and sparkling with a nice head. Taste is crispy, herbal dryness but mostly boring and watery.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fugitive (1917) - Athens, GREECE - AUG 12, 2016
Tap. Color clear yellow with medium white head. Aroma malt, straw, corn. Taste sweet, citrus, lime, corn, grass.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
chinchill (4338) - South Carolina, USA - AUG 3, 2016
On tap in Scotland in 2016. This is a typical macro-lager: good looking, mild aroma, blase flavor. It’s best characteristic may be the extremely durable white head. Although it has no obvious flaws, other than being rather mild, it lacks flavor, character and interest.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Tjomleif (144) - NORWAY - JUL 22, 2016
UPDATED: JUL 24, 2016 Surprisingly, I think this is the most popular lager in Spain. A bit poor. Not much else in my opinion.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Nurmis (428) - Oulu, FINLAND - JUL 4, 2016
500ml can, 4.5% abv. Pours golden with small to medium white head. Average carbonation. Bit cardboardy, but went well enough with food. Light sweetness and bitterness as is typical for bulk lagers.

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