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


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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 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Brian (145) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 8, 2002
Not really a pilsner, though I did detect some hops there. I did have one once that tasted more hoppy, but generally its bland, and more like a lager. Not much head or body and is fairly forgettable.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Bov (9492) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - APR 7, 2002
according to the label: ’A truly satisfying beer’ - pale golden colour, few head, no lace, low hop aroma (pilsen ? hum ...), carton-like nose, slightly overcarbonated and oily, flat and boring - Am I satisfied ? Not exactly ...

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Ernest (6217) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 6, 2002
UPDATED: MAY 13, 2003 Head is initially small, frothy, white, mostly diminishing. Body is clear light yellow. Aroma is lightly malty (grain, cereal), trace hops (herbs), with a light note of DMS. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly bitter, lightly acidic. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly bitter, lightly acidic, slightly husky. Light to medium body, watery texture, fizzy carbonation. Finally tried this again since the first time I tried it, as it was severely infested with DMS. Now it's at least drinkable, but still not pleasantly so.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
IslandHaole (1091) - Yokosuka-Shi, Kanagawa-Ken, JAPAN - MAR 21, 2002
The only reason I like this beer is that it brings back great memories of my trips to the Philippines and all of those brown skinned hotties I had the pleasure of ’getting aquanited’ with. Also, it cost about 40 cents a bottle in the PI and won’t give you the runs like tap water does.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
omhper (19370) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAR 20, 2002
Pale golden. Medium bodied, some corn- or rice flavour, some bitterness. OK as a tropical lager.

   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.

   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.

   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.

   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

   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.

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