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

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RATINGS: 693   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.02   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Also known as San Miguel Beer and San Miguel Draft.
Imported to the US as San Miguel Premium Lager until some time between 2006 & 2008.
San Miguel Pale Pilsen, a pilsner popularly called San Miguel Beer, is the Company’s flagship brand and the Philippines’ leading brew. It is one of the world’s largest selling beers. Made from imported barley malt, as well as German and American hops, it is exported to over 40 countries worldwide.


1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
k0mpsa (1325) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - MAY 14, 2014
Tap at hook, tampere. Golden coloe, white head. Aroma is malts and metal. Taste is basic finnish lager, metallic and malty.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
DrSilverworm (6817) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 6, 2014
11.2oz bottle, from Jungle Jim’s in Fairfield. Cool stubby custom-molded bottle. Clear golden color. Good thin kind of bubbly white head. Leaves good thicker lace, pretty impressive appearance for a pale lager, really. Medium body. Smooth, lightly soft, kind of crisp, lighter carbonation. Good, smooth, easy-drinking texture. Pretty impressive, love dat texture, despite the taste... Flavor comprises of some metallic macro twang, you know that disctinctive flavor. How to describe it? It’s got some good mildly peppery pilsner hops / malts, that’s nice, but then some odd metallic mustiness. Nice moderate sweet taste, light bitterness. Nice distinct perfect islander lager twang to it. Pretty damn solid pils. What’s happening here? Just had the dunkel earlier tonight with my dinner, I was impressed with that, too. This is a macro in the Philippines??? Who is the world power again? WTF AB-InBev??? Why can’t you do it like this? Shit. Makes me frustrated that the national lager of the philipines is this and we here in the US are stuck with Bud. We’re a country of profit margins, obviously, when what many of us consider to be a 3rd world country can make a lager this good in such mass quantities. It’s probably even better over there in the domestic. These guys are living the life. Good pils.

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
ljthiessen (467) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 2, 2014
Bottle. Crystal clear and very pale yellow, with a white quickly diminishing head. Corn and grain are the big flavours here. Hints of hops, very light and a little skunky. May have been an old bottle, but still. Could be worse, but there's really nothing to love here.

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Dzhigga (139) - Kirov, RUSSIA - APR 29, 2014
Can. Golden pale color with almos no head. Almost no aroma, light malty maybe. In aftertaste light hops. Nothing interesting.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
maekchu (2247) - Hirakata, JAPAN - APR 24, 2014
Bottle from local Yamaya store. Sweetish malt nose, light Saaz-y hop, and just a touch of sewerish stuff. Medium straw color. Mild sweet malt initial with some amount of cardboard / rough it of hops in mid / finish has a more or less bitter edge. Thin-medium body, a bit too spritzy. Light. Not badly made.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
KyotoLefty (6643) - Kyoto, JAPAN - APR 14, 2014
HK version, bottle from my student. fruity citrus, grass, corn, candy nose. Clear, deep gold, nice fine head. Bready, corny, ok hops, some citrus, almost no bitterness. Oh, no, there is some, all right, actually. Crisp body. Not terrible by any means, just lacking distinction. All right for an industrial lager.

1.7
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Bcoble003 (246) - Aiea, Hawaii, USA - APR 5, 2014
This beer is nothing special just a basic beer.I am filling in space now....................... ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
MattiasA (862) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 3, 2014
Backlog. Tried it bottled. Just your standard mass-produced lager. Nothing to get excited about.

1.1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
Lukardo (123) - CROATIA - MAR 16, 2014
0.33l bottle. Pours light golden whit medium white-off head. Taste is rather artificial... grain, grassy hops, Aroma is same.. Carbonation is medium. Very bad beer, I don’t like it at all..

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
MRMedellin (209) - Bogota, COLOMBIA - MAR 1, 2014
Clear golden pale lager, small head, nice aromas hops and malt notes, clear taste a little watery hops flavor quite right for a Pilsen. Enjoyable after all.


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