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

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RATINGS: 658   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.01   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
sanmiguel (118) - Illinois, USA - MAR 20, 2006
Got a 6-pack at Binny’s at Highland Park, IL. No particles floating, nor was there dust in the bottle (A good sign, considering this is an imported beer). I coulld not detect a skunky scent when I opened it (another good sign). Slight acidic taste at first, but has a clean finish and aftertaste. Best drunk ice-cold on a summer day!

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
bnr10 (1) - USA - JUN 30, 2007 does not count
Excellentlooking beer - clear gold with a substantial white head. Hoppy aroma jumps out and grabs you. Specific smell is a refed woody, raw hop aroma. Flavour is grassy hop with a nice maltiness that comes through the pleasant bitterness. The malt is perfect. All in all, the best beer I’ve ever had the pleasure to taste.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
tarugo (6) - TURKEY - DEC 7, 2009 does not count
Golden color. Crisp. Refreshing especially on the first swig. Not bitter. Smooth.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jecco33 (1) - Singapore, SINGAPORE - DEC 2, 2007 does not count
Light to Medium Flavor, nice bottle, very classic, highly recommended beer! should be served very cold.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikeben (355) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - FEB 9, 2003
UPDATED: FEB 15, 2004 Very good beer. Smooth and with a great flavor. No aftertaste and not heavy at all.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
tagatangap (1) - PHILIPPINES - MAY 24, 2008 does not count
Putangina Napakasarap ng beer na ito. Ina nyo mga gago. This beer is alright

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zeek (165) - British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 19, 2009
This beer is brewed for HOT climates, to properly enjoy this beer the temperature must be at least 30c with high humidity. Anything less will negatively impact your enjoyment. Beer was drank straight from the bottle so no head or color inspection done. Mouthfeel is great, this beer has an amazing thirst quenching ability. Slight pleasant after-taste that lingers a bit too long. This beer is a staple while traveling in the Philippines.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AudioCraft (9) - - DEC 26, 2012 does not count
Not the same as I enjoyed in the PI, but damn close. Normally find the larger, this is the proper Pale Pilsen! Rare to find, this has a bit of an aftertaste not familiar with the non-imported version, but after a second sip, that aftertaste is quickly unnoticed. Good smooth, light. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JMerritt (1744) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - APR 28, 2001
I was pleasantly surprised by this beer. It had a nice, almost sweet taste.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fishman (350) - Philadelphia, USA - JUL 2, 2001
A very nice spicy fizz to it, very pronounced right in the middle of your toungue. Almost a spicy/herbal taste to it. I was very surprised at how good this was, I honestly wasn’t expecting much.


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