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


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RATINGS: 732   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.02   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
ffaoe (338) - Moorestown, New Jersey, USA - JAN 2, 2015
strong pale malt aroma. golden and clear with a fast fading head. taste is very watery, very faint malt flavor

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
klas (365) - SWEDEN - DEC 31, 2014
Standard beer on the Philippines. Okay in the Philippine heat. Limited aroma and taste.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
kustie (438) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 29, 2014
Tap@Salud. Pale color and white head. Some malt in aroma. Malt and some metal in flavors.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
StevieT (1047) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 18, 2014
From a can. Pours clear pale amber (surprise), drinkable but that’s about it, and only if there is nothing, and I mean nothing, else.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
neontb (58) - - DEC 18, 2014
OK. So this isn’t the greatest beer in the world. It’s also not one of the worst and deserves much better than the 4 overall score above. Not a lot of hops or anything really that noteworthy, but at 26 pesos down at the corner Sari-Sari store ALWAYS, it tastes pretty damn good when in the Philippines heat. Nose is a bit like straw and a little sour, taste is pretty clean albeit a little grainy and the hops are nowhere to be found. Finish is clean and refreshing, thats about all there is to it. Cheers.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GreatDane1632 (1116) - Alabama, USA - DEC 9, 2014
Rated based on notes taken 2 Mar 2012 -- Suprisingly I really liked this brew; Even for a Light lager.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
johnnnniee (2979) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 6, 2014
Half liter can smuggled back from Dubai by Joe M, thanks for the opportunity! Pale golden color with a smallish quickly dissipating bone white tightly bubbled head. Light bready pilsner malt, faint floral hop, hints of light fruitiness. The taste is big sweet bread with a bit of fruitiness and little to no hop flavor. Middle of the road macro style pilsner/lager.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
RickTheRick (651) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 2, 2014
Jaune pâle et très limpide, des bulles énervées forment un collet tout d’abord épais mais qui part rapidement. Des céréales surtout sucrées, comprenant fort probablement du maïs, dominent le bouquet de cette bière. Une pointe étrangement fumée perce également. En bouche, c’est beaucoup trop sucré pour le style, ce qui crée un goût assez désagréable en général. Elle est quand même meilleure que la "IPA" de l’Alchiermou.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Brentv (500) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 30, 2014
From can at the Hong Kong airport. Straw yellow with a thin white head that dissipates quickly. No lacing. Aroma of corn and cereal. Taste is sweet with just a hint of hops. Active carbonation.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Kauge (757) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 22, 2014
Bottle from eDrinks in Tallinn (€ 0,78). BB 04-2015. Clear golden colour, head was big initially but dropped fast and left some lacing. Nose as expected - sweet, malty, grainy, corny. Taste similar, semisweet with nearly non-existent bitterness. Crisp carbonation, body not exactly light, but nearing medium, palate somewhat sticky with dry finish. Faint bitterness in the finish, kind of.

I don’t know - perhaps I’m in the mood right now for a cheap-ass adjunct lager but I really don’t think this is entirely terrible, in fact, I think I’ve had worse "craft" beers. Deserves a better rating than 4/100.

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