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San Miguel (Spain)

Formerly brewed at San Miguel Spain (Grupo Mahou-San Miguel)
Style: Pale Lager
Barcelona, Spain


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RATINGS: 178   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.13/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
San Miguel Beer has been brewed since 1890 in the Philippines. A Spanish brewery, La Segarra, was created and licensed in 1946 to brew San Miguel Beer in Europe. In 1953 the Spanish brewery acquired sole and independent rights to San Miguel Beer in Europe, and by 1957 had changed its name to San Miguel. In 1991 Bulmers acquired to rights to distribute the Spanish brewed San Miguel in the UK. In 2000 the Spanish brewery Mahou bought the San Miguel Brewery, along with the European rights to San Miguel Beer. In 2003 Scottish & Newcastle purchased the UK distribution rights from Mahou, and brewed it in Edinburgh. In 2008 Carlsberg acquired the UK rights, and moved production to its brewery in Northampton. In 2010 Carlsberg reached a deal with Mahou to brew and distribute the 5% San Miguel throughout Europe. Mahou retain the brewing rights to all other European San Miguel branded beers.
European San Miguel 4.8% beers bought before 2010 are listed here. European San Miguel 5% beers are listed at San Miguel (Europe).

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Muskelbiber (13) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - OCT 21, 2016
0.33 dose, Spanien - Strand. Ein massentaugliches Bier. Etwas herb, hopfig im Abgang

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
ManVsBeer (8769) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2016
Bottle & Keg. I’ve certainly had this, with Spain, alongside France my most visited countries outside of the UK, but given it’s an undistinguished macro lager it’s hard to remember exactly what it was like. It always seemed better poured in its own country, but maybe the hot sun had something to do with that perception.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
Zilb (181) - Fontenay Sous Bois, FRANCE - AUG 12, 2016
Bue en pression aux Canaries. Belle biere blonde avec gros col de mousse a fines bulles a tres bonne tenue. Carbonation nulle. Arome sur le malt et le houblon frais. Ca se gate au final avec un gout metallique assez prononce. Dommage ca avait bien commence, et ca vient masquer le malt bien prononce pourtant.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
ravidesai (978) - Bombay, INDIA - JUN 16, 2016
A bland boring lager. Fizzy and pale with a cloudy froth head. not much mouthfeel apart from fizz, taste is bland, with a lingering bread aftertaste I’m sure its better on a Spanish beach

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Cunningham (7051) - Halden, NORWAY - MAY 30, 2016
Well…how do I describe this one without being rude. It is actually nothing wrong with it. No technical errors. Hmm well they might forgot to add flavor and aroma. Apart from that… Clear pale golden. White head. Almost no aroma and very light flavor. Medium light body and an ok carbonation. Moderate sweetness and a tad low bitterness.
[Can from Ana]

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Niller (1454) - Hammel, DENMARK - MAY 5, 2016
Can@Peter, Tilst. Pours golden with a white head. Aroma and taste is malt, straw, grain. Watery. Slightly bitter finish.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
midovark (576) - Balassagyarmat, HUNGARY - APR 1, 2016
0.33 l can. Pale golden color. No head. No outstanding aroma, bitterish taste, quite watery, very short finishing. 12 egy tucat.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
adamnowek (1879) - Brussels, BELGIUM - MAR 5, 2016
Highly drinkable because of an overall lack of taste. A nice bright golden colour with a good looking white head.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
angel77 (2498) - oviedo, SPAIN - FEB 14, 2016
Botella 33 cl en varias ocasiones. años 1995 a 2 000 aproximadamente. En el Mare Oviedo sobre todo. Aromas y sabores comerciales con un color rubio con espuma blanca. Sin mucho que decir.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
altonbrownd (5770) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - FEB 6, 2016
4/24/2011 10:06:49 PM Can in Grand Canarie. Golden body with nice white head. Nose of malts, grains and corn. Taste is hoppier, with some fruit notes and a it dry. Bitter in the finish.

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