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

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RATINGS: 658   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.01   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.


1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Kaya161 (1128) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 19, 2002
Nothing pilsen-like about it, it’s made with ’cereal’ grains. Classic light-struck, skunky aroma. Straw coloured. Tasted overly sweet and corny. Of the S.E. Asian beers that I have sampled, this is definitley the worst. Stick to Thai beer.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
MOboy (505) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - MAR 16, 2002
Where’s the beef? And in ’beef’ I meen flavor. Nothing more than a crisp, dry pilsner for a hot day.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Panchito99 (8) - richmond hill, New York, USA - MAR 7, 2002 does not count
Certainly one of the better pilsens out there...best when its very cold.

2
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
CQC (224) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - FEB 15, 2002
Speed drinker... Smells like an old fish wok and look like the first slash of the day

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lbritt99 (15) - Alabama, USA - FEB 9, 2002
The best beer to come out of the Philippines. To pricey here in the states but very cheap in the Philippines. If you like a strong tasting beer this is one of them.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
LuckeyHaskins99 (180) - Toledo, Ohio, USA - FEB 8, 2002
Okay, An American walks into what he is told is the ’Best Mexican Resterant in Holland’ and he ordes the enchilada platter, and asks for a Dos Equis. He is told ’We do not have Dos Equis, in fact, we do not have Tecate, Sol, or even Corona’ So at a loss (note most people there are drinking wine with their Mexican food) he orders Sam Miguel. Not a bad beer, as a Mexican imatator, it will pass. It’s not Corona, it’s not Tecate, it is worth a try. Besides name another product from the Phillipenes you are proud to have purchased.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
daboskabouter (1470) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 1, 2002
Pretty much as expected. Faint floral hop aroma. Pale yellow color. Quite watery, not a lot to speak of here.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Dragonblaze99 (354) - Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2001
A pretty standard Euro-pilsener. Not bad, not good.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Radek Kliber (6324) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - DEC 24, 2001
UPDATED: FEB 24, 2006 Can. Pale gold with white head, medium carbonation. Pale malty aroma, mild sweetness, very light scent of alcohol. Clean lager a bit on lighter side with some more character at the finish. Late metallic herbal hop. When fresh as mine was quiet drinkable, sadly light body lets alcohol to be more prominent that is should.

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
noer1 (109) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 18, 2001
not a bad spanish


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