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


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RATINGS: 699   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.02   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
jtclockwork (8912) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 7, 2014
Bottle. No label taken. Pours gold with white head. Nose/taste of fruity sweet grain, light corn and malt. Lighter medium body.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
alexsdad06 (5877) - Ohio, USA - JUL 7, 2014
Bottle from backlog notes 07. Pours a clear pale yellow color with a small white head. The aroma and flavor have grainy malts, corn, skunk, grass, slightly less offensive than some pale lagers.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 5/20
Erzengel (3551) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - JUN 12, 2014
320ml bottle. PD 25/01/2012 - ED: 25/01/2014 - AEF 11-010
The nose is grainy, smooth. The beer starts neutral-grainy, smooth, but dusty-malty. The mainpart is the same, dust, malt, not very fresh. The aftertaste has hints of bitterness, lots of dust.
Easy to drink, not very fresh beer.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
conway (1628) - - MAY 23, 2014
Bottle. Clear pale gold with a big white rocky head. Aroma is straight skunk. Taste imparts a little fruity sweetness. Surprisingly slick mouthfeel. Not much carb. Not good.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
miquelcrush (1506) - Granollers, SPAIN - MAY 23, 2014
Cervesa suau i refrescant, el que s’espera d’una industrial. Cerveza suave y refrescante, lo que se espera de una industrial.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Maakun (823) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 21, 2014
Clear light golden with bubbly white head. Pear, peach, light sweet dough, some grass and gerbs. Quite fresh light fruity sweetness with slight dry finish. Light bodied. Nice pils.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
k0mpsa (1353) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
DrSilverworm (6945) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
ljthiessen (511) - 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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Dzhigga (144) - 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.

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