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.

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   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Fatehunter (2205) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - JAN 18, 2013
A thin head on a clear, bright golden colored body. The aroma is non-existent; the mildest grain. The taste is mildly bitter and then watery middle to end. A crisp texture, high carbonation and light body. A lot going against this beer: smell, no taste and high carbonation coming up at the top of the list.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
bartlebier (3347) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - AUG 9, 2016
33cl stubbi, forget the source. The sweet yet dry corniness prevails, sulphurs and metallics remain manageable. Less offish than a few European competitors in the same league. Exotic amnesiac.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
minutemat (4145) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2016
320ml bottle, shared with blackhaddock in his man cave. Many thanks to Erzengel for this! Pours a misty gold, thin white head. Aroma is grains, pale malt. Taste continues with a musty grainy character. Lightly sweet. Rather bland.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BlackHaddock (6201) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2016
320ml bottle, shared with minutemat on 5th Aug 2016. Golden pour with a white topping. Semi-sweet Pils/Lager with nothing to make it stand out from the thousands of similar beers all over the world. Refreshing and thirst quenching but not very inspiring or interesting. Surprised I had never rated it before, cheers Mat for bringing it to my place for our little tasting session.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
mcberko (13863) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 2, 2016
320mL bottle, courtesy of BuckeyeBoy (thanks man), pours a clear pale yellow with a small white head. Aroma brings out cheap corn and straw. Flavour is exactly the same: cheap corn and straw with a slightly stale quality. What you’d expect from a Filipino piss lager. Well, it’s a country tick.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
beastiefan2k (3499) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, USA - AUG 1, 2016
Gifted from BuckeyeBoy. 320mL capped bottle poured into hotel glasses. Standard crappy equator lager. Corny and sweet with macro chemically flavors. No hops to speak of. Piss pale yellow color.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Karstenborg (754) - Hasselager, DENMARK - JUL 26, 2016
Clear yellow with small white head. Aroma is grain, citrus and corn. Taste is metallic, corn and lime.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
jmgreenuk (7419) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - JUL 7, 2016
Tap at the Queen Bee, Bangkok. Poured a crystal clear straw colour with a thin white head. The aroma is lager malt, some light hop. The flavour is moderate to light bitter with a light yeast mineral hop bitter palate. Light bodied with average carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BuckeyeBoy (5781) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 1, 2016
Sweet little bottle thanks to noel for bring this over for me. Pours out a clear crisp pale straw color topped with a white head. Nose is corn grassy hops and some bread..taste is more of the corn grassy touch of hops.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
seymour (1849) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - JUN 2, 2016
Poured from cool Belgian style bottle into a willybecher glass, a crystal-clear straw colour with weak white foam. Weak is also the word for its flavour, aroma, mouthfeel, everything. Light body, strong carbonation, weak aftertaste. It’s not offensively bad, per se, just bland.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
mile (3778) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 10, 2016
Can. Light golden, small and mostly diminishing head. Light, malty - lightly grainy and lightly sweetish aroma, light cardboard. Body is light, malty - lightly grainy and lightly sweetish flavor, faint - light metal.Finish is short, malty lightly grainy and lightly sweetish, light metal and cardbord. Watery and sweetish lager with no bitteress for the meek masses - that’s it.

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