Brewed by San Miguel
Style: Imperial Pils/Strong Pale Lager
Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila, Philippines


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RATINGS: 437   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.9/5   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
Experience that distinctive full-flavoured taste and extra satisfying strength of a world class premium beer.

Brewed in several San Miguel facilities across East Asia. ABV varies - 6%-8%

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zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - JUL 18, 2010
(bottle - 12 oz) Clear gold pour with a fizzy white head and lots of carbonation. Sweet and malty aroma with some hints of corn and grass. Sweet fruity at the start with a strange hint of apple juice. Some bitter and dry grassy hops and malt come through at the middle and lead to a very dry and sweet finish. Not what I was expecting, but actually kind of good.

dEnk (4200) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUL 17, 2010
UPDATED: AUG 30, 2010 Bottle. Dark golden pour, medium head. Aroma is malty, some grains, very faint hops. Flavour is a nice balance between sweet and bitter. The higher abv isn’t noticeable. Dangerous beer in this (Philippines) climate. Bottle is way better than the can, as with all the San Miguel beers.

pkbites (946) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 16, 2010
Pours an average corn water with a white head that dies immediately. The nose is sweet of corn, raisins, & grainy metallic notes.The nose is surprisingly pleasant. Flavor is strangely flat. Sweet with the quickest finish of any beer I’ve ever tried. No aftertaste, but it does leave a medicine/alcohol flavor in the mouth.This isn’t good, but it’s far better than some of the ratings here suggest. I paid $1.39 for a 12 ounce bottle at the Breeze Thru in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin.

kramer (6682) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 14, 2010
12 oz bottle. Pours a clear bright gold body with a fizzy thin two finger white head that faded quickly. The nose is sweet corn and a slight metallic note. The flavor is horribly sweet with tons of corn sugar and a touch of alcohol. Sticky clingy mouthfeel with fizzy carbonation. Pretty horrible, even for a Malt Liquor.

Bierkrug (2129) - - JUN 12, 2010
640 ML bottle in Thailand. Mild gold color, short white head that leaves quickly head. Aroma is straw and cardboard. Taste is water and straw. The plate is not there at all. Pour excuse for a brew.

spkldhenlvr24 (517) - Newburgh/Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 25, 2010
Bottle from Beers of the World. Pours a clear golden body with a quick fizzy white head. Aroma is bready, some candy, malts, booze. Flavor is pretty decently sweet, with that weird malt liqour taste. Definately sweet overall, not too bad but you can tell its a malt. If I was in the Philippines I would be riding the Red Horse.

SanfordBrewer (1574) - Sanford, Florida, USA - APR 11, 2010
Lct-cpr, thin wt head, med-body, med-high co2.

aroma: sweet malt, bread, fruity-esters(cidery), unpleasant-funk.

taste: clean pilsner malt T1; fruity esters, mnrl, sulfer T2; dry, mnrl, thin T3.

fuller and more flavorful than most asian lagers i’ve had. Not great, but

thebeertourist (5189) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 5, 2010
Bottle. Golden colour with a good head. Malty and starchy aroma. sweet flavours. Light body. Sugary alcohol bomb.

SamsCellar (24) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - FEB 28, 2010
Pours a very pale yellow/straw color, white fizzy head. A sweet, refreshing smell. No trace of hops in the aroma, but there is a slight hint of yeast. Easy drinking malt liquor, almost pilsner in character. "Sweet" is the dominant flavor, and it hides the %7 ABV well. Questionable aftertaste... not quite bitter, but leaves an odd film on the roof of my mouth and tongue. Based on my low expectations, I’m actually impressed.

sebletitje (10080) - Enghien, BELGIUM - FEB 16, 2010
can, courtesy of Tony @ OTH. pours clear golden, white head. aroma mostly sweet pale malts, some wheat flavor, overly sweet, enhanced version of the pale pilsen, some extra malty notes, fizzy carbonation and the nasty use of corn starch to cover any bad use of ingredients and extra sweetner. Not bad, but just can’t stand the use of starch in beer.

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