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


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RATINGS: 730   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 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
mutant (854) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - OCT 17, 2003
It certainly is pale and has a minimal but persistant head. Virtually no aroma and is initially completely tasteless. Has a crude bitterness at the end.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
F41th (2) - PHILIPPINES - SEP 25, 2003 does not count
Staple brew for me. Best served from the brown bottle, ice cold. Can't complain. The fresher the better. Couple month old bottle, you'd be better off sucking on the bottle cap. The stuff in the can... that ain't beer.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 6, 2003
Bright pale gold. Coarse white head. Corn aroma. Light, sugary body. Harsh, slightly metallic flavour of very light malt, corn, & mineral water.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
papajohn (1249) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - SEP 2, 2003
UPDATED: MAR 18, 2006 Had it in Olongapo City. Pale yellow, small white head. Clean light american beer flavor. Nothing bad, but nothing special. Drinkable if ICE COLD. Earlier Rating: 6/21/2002 Total Score: 2 On a hot, humid Subic Bay day, after 30 days at sea off the coast of Viet Nam, San Miguel beer was the second best thing on earth (are you with me Gusler ?). To be honest though, it was the time, the place and atmosphere. Not a world class beer, but drinkable if ICE cold. (This is the original painted lable only available in country, not the export).
Earlier Rating: 6/22/2003 Total Score: 2.4
Pale yellow color, small head. Aroma-light beer. Clean tasting lager. Nothing special, but nothing bad. Drinkable. Serve COLD.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
hopscotch (10080) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 26, 2003
Clear, yellow lager. Medium-sized, fizzy, white head. The nose is of bisquits with a hint of citrus fruit and alcohol. Some skunk as well. Lightstruck? No, brown bottle. Just shitty water or too much O2, I guess. The flavor is lemony and lightly malty. Nicely bittered and decently balanced. Light-bodied with a watery mouthfeel and lively carbonation. Short, pungent (then dry) finish. Not much to this one. Avoid it!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 21, 2003
Pours golden with foamy white head. Aroma is malty, with slight soapiness and juniper hops. Flavor is decent, malty, noticible hops and a little bit of wood, somewhat watery as well. Light body and moderate carbonation. Fairly standard international lager with a bonus point in overall impression for the college memories it brought back.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
mds (2250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 21, 2003
Crisp, dry. Pale golden. Just an average lager no interesting characteristics.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
larsniclas (6126) - Billdal, SWEDEN - AUG 17, 2003
Not water, not really beer either. Very thin with not much of aroma and flavour.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
kumite56 (473) - Cordova, Tennessee, USA - AUG 2, 2003
Pours straw colored with a white mostly diminishing head. Mod lacing. Aroma has herb hoppy nose and taste is lightly sweat. I also detct some sweatness in flavor but it is rapidly lost to the wattery body and texture. I am not impressed.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Uglyradio (791) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - JUL 26, 2003
This one pours a clear, golden yellow color with a small, white head. The head does not linger and the beer emits an aroma of hay, grassy hops, and mild skunkiness. It has a light body with lively carbonation and a crisp mouthfeel. The flavor is very faintly malty up front with some corn sweetness. The finish is crisp and slightly sweet. Fairly bland, but not really bad.

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