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


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RATINGS: 738   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.02   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 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
psychodrama311 (122) - petaluma, Nevada, USA - DEC 27, 2002
oh man. this is definitely a interesting brew. very weird smell to it. drinks not to easily either. i did drink this lager cold which i imagine they don’t do in the phillippines. but i couldn’t imagine this beer warm..beware. try at your own risk.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
emandkey (54) - Vilnius, LITHUANIA - OCT 4, 2015
How: Can. Appearance: Clear yellow colour beer, with few seconds lasting white head. Aroma: malt, cereal. Taste: medium sweet, with medium duration. Palate: light body, slick texture, very soft carbonation. Overall: Pretty good for drinking in large quantities, for sweet taste lovers.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
austejaph (45) - LITHUANIA - OCT 4, 2015
Can, 33 cl. Appearance: golden, sparkling, minimal head. Aroma: cereal, fruits. Taste: cereal, medium sweetness, lightly bitter. light body, medium body, slick feel, lively, fizzy, long finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
PlutonowyMan (183) - POLAND - SEP 12, 2015
Kolor: jasno ?ó?ty, s?omkowy, czysty, klarowny. Piana koloru bia?ego, do?? obfita i ca?kiem d?ugo pozostaje na powierzchni piwa. Aromat zaraz po otwarciu butelki pojawi?y si? s?odkawe nuty malinowe, troch? nut s?odowych, mydlanych z odrobin? metalu. Smak: no có? tylko metal i nic wiecej. Goryczki nie czu?em, wysycenie wysokie a alkohol nie wyczuwalny.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Drjohnrock (571) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 11, 2015
Poured from an 11.2 ounce bottle at Christine’s Casual Dining on Harrison Avenue in Dent. Medium gold hue, aroma graded leniently due to my sinus condition, bittersweet flavor with a slight sour note, a little more heft than a typical US macro. Slightly above average pale lager.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Cimbasso (408) - - SEP 10, 2015
Bottle from Josephine's, a Philippino restaurant in Charlotte Street near the Fitzroy pub. Golden-coloured lager with sweetish malts and very little hop flavour. Not offensive and quite drinkable, but not very memorable.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
waiake (508) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 9, 2015
330ml bottle poured pale gold with a mild aroma of malt grain taste is nothing flash standard macro lager bit fruity malty lightly bitter sweet not too bad

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
omikr0n (812) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 16, 2015
Bottle from Mišo. Thanks! Pours clear light yellow with decent white head. Aroma is malt. Taste is sweet with malt, wort. No sign of hops. Slightly alcoholic finish. Sweet aftertaste.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
androman (1058) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - AUG 8, 2015
32cl bottle at home as a gift from Marites, many thanks. Body is clear, fizzy, pale, head is medium, white, fizzy, mostly diminishing, fair lacing. Nose is malty, metallic, flavor is honey, sweet malty, light corn, light tea. Medium to heavy sweet, light bitter, light citric fruity sour. Finish is medium lasting medium sweet, watery side taste. Light body, thin texture, fizzy carbonation. Easy sweet pilsener.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
The_Osprey (3841) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 29, 2015
320ml bottle from HMart New Malden, picked up today. 5% BB Nov 2016. Clear, pale orange, lightly sparkling, small white head doesn’t endure, light lacing. Aroma is water, a little spearmint, air. Really not giving much up in the smell. Body is light, tingly carbonation, foamy. Taste is vegetal and tangy, dirty water, metallics. Definite dirt. Tonic water. Something acidic or lactic. Wow. One of the worst I’ve had. I almost resent drinking this purely for the Philippines tick. Almost.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
MisoW (2417) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 17, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours golden color, white head. Aroma is malty, hints of caramel. Taste is medium sweet, malty, bit caramely, bit hoppy.

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