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.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
MiP (13047) - Sønderborg, - MAY 8, 2013
Can, 5%. Weak grainy aroma, not unpleasant. Clear yellow colour. Small white head. The flavour is slightly grainy with a low to medium bitterness. Not so flavourful, but quite clean.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Bcoble003 (244) - Aiea, Hawaii, USA - APR 5, 2014
This beer is nothing special just a basic beer.I am filling in space now....................... ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
MattiasA (621) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 3, 2014
Backlog. Tried it bottled. Just your standard mass-produced lager. Nothing to get excited about.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ineedbeer (554) - Oakland, California, USA - FEB 7, 2014
Poured from a bottle into a glass while in Thailand. Aroma has a medium light graininess. Medium light hop character that is slightly woody as well as floral and grassy. Pours a clear, pale golden yellow with a moderately thick white head that shows average retention. Light lacing and no legs. Flavor has a light sweetness, but finishes crisp and dry. Light malt flavor with light hop notes. Light bitterness. Hops are woody with some floral and grassy notes. Flavor has a surprisingly strong water character to it. No sulfur or diacetyl. Mouthfeel is light bodied with medium carbonation. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth. Overall a surprisingly weak alternative to Thai beers, this is very clean but is less flavorful than the Thai lagers. Also, there is something in this beer that is causing me to have an allergic reaction, I believe it is a type of hops but I am not sure which type. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
bulldogops (1028) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 5, 2014
Rating #948 - February 3, 2014 - Beer 1 of 8 in @coopwinespirits February Discovery Beer Bag - My first beer from the Phillipines? - Clear golden pour. Bubbly white head. Smells like grassy, grainy euro lager. Taste is up to that par, light grassiness, very light maltiness. Light bodied, barely there alcohol, medium-heavy carbonation. A rip roaring Meh! for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
MRMedellin (173) - Bogota, COLOMBIA - MAR 1, 2014
Clear golden pale lager, small head, nice aromas hops and malt notes, clear taste a little watery hops flavor quite right for a Pilsen. Enjoyable after all.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
blackisle (462) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - FEB 18, 2014
Old note from 2008, gift or bought? Clear pale golden color, moderate white head, disappears quickly; sweet nose, grain, grassy hops; light sweetness and bitterness; light body, watery to oily texture, average carbonation is soft; sweetbitter finish

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
KyotoLefty (5910) - Kyoto, JAPAN - APR 14, 2014
HK version, bottle from my student. fruity citrus, grass, corn, candy nose. Clear, deep gold, nice fine head. Bready, corny, ok hops, some citrus, almost no bitterness. Oh, no, there is some, all right, actually. Crisp body. Not terrible by any means, just lacking distinction. All right for an industrial lager.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Pjtaelman (33) - SPAIN - FEB 28, 2014
Rather boring bottle. Tastes differently than the Spanish San Miguel. I quite liked it and could have a few of these.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
Lukardo (98) - CROATIA - MAR 16, 2014
0.33l bottle. Pours light golden whit medium white-off head. Taste is rather artificial... grain, grassy hops, Aroma is same.. Carbonation is medium. Very bad beer, I don’t like it at all..

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Muggus69 (1108) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - FEB 25, 2014
OLD NOTES SEP 21, 2004 Reasonably strong aroma of light malt and hops. Pours golden body with bubbly white head. Odd flavour to be honest. Light malt body with a metallic bitterness and fruit flavours, possibly apple. Nothing outstanding, and definately not worthy of the title ’pilsener’.

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