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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: 156   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.16   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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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).

dEnk's rating

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
dEnk (4193) - Den Haag, - JUL 28, 2010
Golden pour, small head. Aroma of cheap pilsener malt, Flavour is malty, quite sweet. Boring.
Earlier Rating: 2/25/2010 Total Score: 2.2
Golden pour, small head. The bottle is simple yet refreshing with faint malt and even more faint hop. The can had some metallic and cardboard sidenotes as well, seems more sweet. Bottle is a lawnmower, can is worse.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
BeerBaboon (1747) - FINLAND - DEC 1, 2010
0,5l can. 4,5%. Colour of gold. White head. Grainy and malty aroma and flavour. All in all, not much going on there. Light and watery. Medium carbonated. Plain. Some corn and metallic notes in the flavour too.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
lusikka (7038) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 30, 2010
500 ml can. Rated @ 18.5.2010.
Clear golden colour with a white head. Aroma of metals and mild malts, not good. Flavour of pale malts with citrus notes. Light bodied, watery mouthfeel. Horrible.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
delnoche (477) - Alamogordo, New Mexico, USA - AUG 25, 2010
33cl bottle poured into a tumbler. Sparkling gold with moderate white head. Aroma was slight malt. Flavor was barely there, slight sweetness with a mellow bitter finish. About what I expected.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Bontus (685) - Flanders, BELGIUM - AUG 1, 2010
Bottles and cans in Spain. Pours clear yellow with a dense white head. Of all lagers in Spain my favourite. Well balanced, crispy sessionable lager.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Vaiz (3792) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUN 27, 2010
Bottle in Spain. Clear golden pour, thin white head. Aroma of grains and slightly skunked. Flavor is crispy bitter, grainy and slightly skunked again. Slightly creamy texture and decent carbonation. Decent for a lager.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
JohnRMurdoch (3742) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUN 25, 2010
Bottle from Tesco. Straw hop aroma. Pale golden yellow colour. Bland dry unbalanced hoppy flavour. Unpleasant aftertaste. A bad lager.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
dynamiteninja (1672) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - JUN 23, 2010
UPDATED: AUG 23, 2011 Bottle. Caramel, malt and cereal. Thin white head, clear pale gold body. Slightly bitter. Watery with a dry finish. Will do as a summer thirst-quencher if it’s ice cold. 2 2 3 2 3 Rerate, bottle. Caramel, corn, grass, alcohol. Light bitterness, Soft mouthfeel, dry finish. 2 2 3 2 5

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
jtclockwork (10627) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 6, 2010
Yellow amber pour with a decent sized, carbonated head. Taste is very flat stale malt water. Nose is malt and beet sugar. Rated 3/26/03

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Zita (5400) - Assentoft, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2010
grass, yellow,clear, white foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, salty, light body, oily feel, soft carbonation,

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