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


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RATINGS: 768   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.02/5   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 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
r464 (2257) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 27, 2004
Light and yellow with a bubbly head. Standard lager. Very crisp bubbles. Not something I will pick up again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - MAR 23, 2004
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Darkover (1534) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 21, 2004
Yellow with a big white head. Sweet with a bready malt aroma and flavor. Finish is a little tangy and dry.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
wulfhere (217) - Billings, Montana, USA - MAR 9, 2004
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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jimbotrost (6) - saginaw, Michigan, USA - FEB 21, 2004 does not count
bright gold, nice full head, some grass in nose, sweet malty/corny, crisp and dry

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
Crit (3805) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 19, 2004
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

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Sully (1380) - Potts Point, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA - FEB 2, 2004
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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 31, 2004
eveery country has to have their boring lager. this one belongs to the philipines. sweet and grainy lager. boring.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
AleDrinker (1089) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 27, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 6, 2005 This is the worst beer I have ever tasted. Smells sickly, tastes putrid. I bought a 12 pack, drank half a bottle, and donated the rest to the local SB bum.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Crockett (1081) - Southampton, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 17, 2004
Had this from a nice tall boy can I got at Christmas '04. Out of 12 different beers, this was the only one left and I waited till now to try it ( the others were gone within hours/days). Crappy looking. She hails from Hong Kong ( very exotic!!! : ) Somebody tasted a peanut buttery flavour,? I would have gotten sick right there. Then I cracked it. Medium gold, little head, funny ricey sweet aroma. Some hops, brocolli? Pretty strange. Best Chinese beer I've ever had.

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