jbrus (4991) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - MAY 3, 2004
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
Grainy and skunky hop aroma. Pale golden color, small white head, few lace. Grainy, skunky hop, light sweet, light bitter, typical asian lager.
clutchrogers (90) - Broussard, Louisiana, USA - APR 6, 2004
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
malt aromas. golden color with a thin almost nonexistent head. malt flavors mild hops very dry and unexciting. just like a thousand other blond lagers. mindless swill.
jsquire (3981) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - APR 5, 2004
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Crystal clear pale straw color out of the bottle with a fizzy yellow head that left some lacing. Strong nose of acetate and corn. Some malt grainy flavors with a faint lemon citrus note. I suppose it would be good on a hot day with a spicey sandwich.
r464 (2168) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 27, 2004
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Light and yellow with a bubbly head. Standard lager. Very crisp bubbles. Not something I will pick up again.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - MAR 23, 2004
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Yellow gold with small sticky head with a little lacing. The aroma is grainy and malty with some biscuity malts along with some spicy citrusy hops, very toasty. The flavor is balanced, standard; predictable. A little skunky with the corn really jumping out in the tail.
Darkover (1532) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 21, 2004
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Yellow with a big white head. Sweet with a bready malt aroma and flavor. Finish is a little tangy and dry.
wulfhere (217) - Billings, Montana, USA - MAR 9, 2004
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
It's been at least five years since I tried a San Miguel. I used to drink it some in college, but now I wonder why I tried it again.
Pale golden color with a massive head and sharp carbonation in the nose and on the tongue. Some vegetal/cabbage flavors with light malt notes, not much in the way of hops.
Finish is off--nasty.
jimbotrost (6) - saginaw, Michigan, USA - FEB 21, 2004 does not count
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
bright gold, nice full head, some grass in nose, sweet malty/corny, crisp and dry
Crit (3657) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 19, 2004
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
Straw color, small white head. Plentiful bead.Light corn nose. Wishy washy and bland. Faint corn taste. Very clean and light
Earlier Rating: 1/14/2003 Total Score: 2.3
Sully (1380) - Potts Point, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA - FEB 2, 2004
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Sit in an open air cafe in Manila and this will be better than under 'controlled' circumstances. Like a lot of the beers tasted 'en premise' this is an acceptable beer. Trouple is I then had another one in the air conditioned hotel restaurant and all delight falls away. There is some degree of hop aroma but it is overwhelmed by the light corn and sugar nose. Too much effervescence and not a lot of body. I like the bottle though.
Earlier Rating: 2/1/2004 Total Score: 1.8
Ho boy, more ratings. Thanks to a need to travel I get to taste more beers. No thanks to the fact that this is a typical euro style asian lager that emulates all the bad things that define an unexciting and basic beer. There is too much fizz in this without any real balance of hops and malt and all that other stuff which defines a beer of quality.