Brewed by Carlsberg UK
Style: Pale Lager
Northampton, England


on tap

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RATINGS: 227   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.04/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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 5% beers are listed here. European San Miguel beers (ranging from 4.5% to 5% - usually 4.8%) bought before 2010 are listed at San Miguel (Spain)

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Lonick (2509) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 2, 2017
Bottle @home (rating backlog). Pours yellow/golden, white head. Nose is grass/hay, slight cat piss. Taste is caramel, bitter finish, more grass and hay, no piss on the taste, which is a good thing.

tjp1989 (9) - ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2017 does not count
UPDATED: SEP 1, 2017 Tap in Spain. Pale amber colour. Mild nose with slight coppery notes. Reasonably crisp with a bit of a wheaty lager flavour. Does the job, much better in the Spanish sun than in the local.

loscovar (595) - Trieste, ITALY, Villeneuvette, FRANCE - AUG 19, 2017
UPDATED: AUG 19, 2017 Bottle in Formentera, Spain. Quite ok lager, some hops in there, refreshing

Kiezmar (747) - Kraków, POLAND - AUG 2, 2017
UPDATED: AUG 2, 2017 Bottle. Dry, a bit empty lager. Completly no aroma. A little bit malty, herbal taste. Maybe some bitterness.

sebsky (219) - ENGLAND - JUL 15, 2017
660 ml bottle @home,bb 20/09/2018. Pale golden,clear. Malt,corn aroma,the same taste,some bitterness. Drinkable on hot day.

SinH4 (5610) - Garching b. M�nchen, GERMANY - JUN 30, 2017
Tap. Clear yellow-golden color with white head. Aroma is grainy, a bit sweet, quite flavourless. Taste is sweetish grains and some hints of cardboard. Medium carbonation. Not bad, just flavourless.

mkel07 (6195) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 1, 2017
170317. I had this bottle at Manhattan Line and it was the best of a bad bunch. Went okay with my chicken burger and proabably went down a bit easier seeing as though it was a hot day. All the usual pale lager suspects were present and accounted for in this beer - pale straw colour, soapy white head, skunky wet sock aromas, thin body and next to no flavour.

faroeviking (11024) - Chupando chellas es como ellas, FAROE ISLANDS - APR 1, 2017
Botella. Clear thin golden, medium white ehad. Mild maltish aroma, bit of grains. Flavour is mild with some malt to it along with grains and a soft short bitterness. Simple.

AndySnow (7929) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - MAR 31, 2017
How: Draught.
Where: Some local pub.
Appearance: Golden colour with a white head.
Aroma: Malt, corn.
Body: Light body, medium carbonation.
Flavour: Malt, corn, some bitterness.

HenrikSoegaard (14291) - Randers, DENMARK - MAR 19, 2017
Draught at the Swan Bayswater. Creamy White good mostly lasting head. Yellow colour. Light malty and hoppy aroma. Light bitter flavor. Short light bitter fnish. Watery palate.

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