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


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RATINGS: 711   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.02   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
XJR (3) - - MAY 4, 2013
No real colour, pours to a white head that falls off to nothing in a second flat. No lacing. Low malt notes if any. Bitter but not from hops almost artificial flavour. This beer is bloating and needs to be chilled to near zero to reduce to high carbonation. I am not sure why this one gets accolades as it is just another pale lager brewed from heavy use of corn sugar or similar adjunct. .

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Salmaneser (13) - BELGIUM - FEB 22, 2015
Drank some bottles in Manilla and Zamboanga in 2010. From what I remember, it was a decent pils, nothing more nothing less.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Douberd (2810) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - FEB 21, 2015
(San Miguel Pale Pilsen) Stubby bottle 330 ml, served into a glass tankard, ABV 5% Pale yellow colour on the body, small and frothy white head, with average retention, leaving minimal lacing behind. Aroma of hay, dried grass, adjuncts -mostly rice- Taste of rice too, medicinal notes, grains. Thin body with average carbonation, quite dry on the palate. Nothing important.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tarmok (92) - Tartu, ESTONIA - FEB 20, 2015
Aroma: caramel, hay, alcohol. Appearance: pale, clear, minimal head. Taste: light sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour. Palate: light body, oily feel, average carbonation, bitter.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Johntee (2) - UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - FEB 17, 2015 does not count
Not bad for a rice based lager. But, and a big one, make sure you get the Philippines one as San Mig from Hong Kong brewery is awful and from Vietnam tasteless.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
YantarCoast (288) - Moscow, RUSSIA - FEB 16, 2015
Small bottle from a night club on Bangla Road in Phuket. Had this one straight from the bottle, but I can guess what it looks like. Corny aroma, sweet taste. Basic Asian lager, nothing amazing.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
alex_leit (103) - Minsk, BELARUS - FEB 14, 2015
0,32 l bottle. Appearance: clear yellow, white foam. Malt aroma, slightly flavored with German hops. Taste light body, watery, malt, something fruity, soft drink for summer.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Florya (519) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 27, 2015
How: Bottle Appearance: clear yellow, medium white head. Aroma: corn, lemon cest Palate : thin body, high carbonation.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
loco_gallego (202) - SWITZERLAND - JAN 24, 2015
Blonde dorée, mousse blanche sans corps et peu persistante. Au nez pale lager moyenne.. métallique. En bouche crispy mais un goût métallique. Quasiment pas d’amertume... C’est pas bon.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
DYCSoccer17 (3388) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 12, 2015
12 ounce bottle purchased for $1 from sale cart at Nugget in Davis. The aroma has excessive corn and DMS. Some boiled veggies and mild sewage also play a part in the aroma. Transparent, crystal clear yellow body with a small, white head. Starts with a watery, slight metallic flavor. Afterwards, it becomes rather flavorless and watery. Believe it or not, there is a light grassy bitterness late. Pretty unoffensive alcohol delivery device.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
ffaoe (287) - Moorestown, New Jersey, USA - JAN 2, 2015
strong pale malt aroma. golden and clear with a fast fading head. taste is very watery, very faint malt flavor

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