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San Mig Light - San Miguel Brewery Inc.

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San Mig LightSan Mig Light

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65 Ratings
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Ratings: 65
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 2.48
pDev: 28.63%
Wants: 1
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
San Miguel Brewery Inc. visit their website

Style | ABV
Light Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Zorro on 03-12-2004)
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5/5  rDev +101.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +41.1%

Fader, Feb 17, 2014
Photo of Jayli
3.4/5  rDev +37.1%

Consumed in the Philippines... the entire month of March.

A: This beer pours a light maize color with a one finger of white head. Head recedes quickly leaving minimal ringlets of lacing on the glass.

S: Nose is corn, grain and grass.

T: Taste is well balanced corn and grain flavoring. Grass accentuates the grain flavoring.

M: Lighter body, moderate carbonation, light crisp feel.

O: Goes down easy, ok tasting, not filling, 5% decent kick, nice representation of style. This is a light larger that for what it is, does the trick. This was my go to beer while in the Philippines. A far better option from BMC and refreshing in the heat.

Jayli, Apr 30, 2012
Photo of Dbrag
3.25/5  rDev +31%

Dbrag, Jul 25, 2014
Photo of BradMacMullin
3.23/5  rDev +30.2%

I had many San Mig Lites in my day and I need to add a review. Is this a great beer - no. Good beer - maybe...not really. Is it affordable. Oh yeah. Value plus adequate quality makes this a thumbs up in my mind. Always poured with a little head - color is pretty weak yellowish tint. The aroma is faint to nil. The taste is pretty standard mass lager thing - but enough malt/hop remnants that makes the faint taste refreshing - especially on a hot Manila day. Again, not great from a hop-head perspective - but in the right setting this is a quality purchase

BradMacMullin, Aug 28, 2013
Photo of techcommdood
3.15/5  rDev +27%

I'm not a light lager guy. I'll put that out there right now. But, I try to give every beer I try a fair shake. Honestly, I was pleasantly surprised. I much prefer this over other cheaper light beers I've had, including Bud Light and others of that ilk.

Appearance: Poured from a can into a standard glass mug. Nice clean, clear light gold color and good white frothy head (about 2 fingers) that was slow to thin out. Moderate lacing on the glass. This is a good looking light beer.

Smell: an odd blend of roasted corn and grape skins, to be honest. A little odd but not intimidating.

Taste: More of that grape skin like flavor, almost tart. Very mild barley notes. Hops are indistinguishable though bitterness is present.

Mouthfeel: About par for the course here for a light beer. Watery, fizzy, clean finish.

Drinkability: It's definitely of the party chugging variety. Goes down easy and demands a belch or three with every can.

Overall, if I was a cheaper light lager beer guy, this would be my staple. I was not disappointed, though not particularly wowed either. I give it a hearty "meh" and would definitely choose it over other light canned lagers.

techcommdood, Nov 29, 2009
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3.05/5  rDev +23%

Appearance - Pours a clear golden color with a thick, fluffy white head. Has nice lacing.

Smell - Very grainy, lightly sweet, and corny.. Basically like your typical light lager.

Taste - Light pale malts, somewhat of a metallic flavor.. and a corny sweet flavor.

Mouthfeel - Light bodied with high carbonation.

Overall - I prefer this over the regular Sam Miguels

jsisko01, Apr 10, 2012
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3/5  rDev +21%

valkyre65, Dec 09, 2011
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3/5  rDev +21%

buzzed, Sep 29, 2012
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3/5  rDev +21%

djwhit24, Jun 21, 2012
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2.93/5  rDev +18.1%

From the 330 ml. bottle. Sampled on February 15, 2013. No lime wedge.

The pour is yellow to golden with a small fizzy white head that settles down. If it looks like it supposed to I will always give even a light lager a higher mark on hat count.

The aroma has a grainy, bready note to it with a slight clean, hoppiness but nothing jumps out as unique,.

The body is thin and watery. But it would be easy to pound down quickly on a hot day like a glass of water.

The taste seems to have a slightly fuller malt note than other light lagers as well as a nice sweetness to it. It finishes clean. That's about it.

puboflyons, Feb 15, 2013
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2.8/5  rDev +12.9%

Poured from a short clear 12 ounce glass bottle into a pint glass.

Small fluffy white head. The body is unhazed and a darker yellow than you usually get from light lagers. The smell is of sweet pale malts, no hops could be detected. While I couldn't smell any hops I can taste some light flowery hops and bitterness.

BierFan, Apr 24, 2009
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2.76/5  rDev +11.3%

Back in my room in Hong Kong trying a steady flow of cheap lagers. Poured from a 16.9 oz. can. Has a light golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is very mild, a touch of corn. Taste is of weak corn and malts, easy drinking but not a lot of flavor. Feels light in the mouth and overall is your standard light lager.

tone77, Jun 16, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev +10.9%

Fusion7777, Feb 02, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev +10.9%

civicm87, May 30, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev +10.9%

bambam2517, Apr 14, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev +10.9%

Jacurdy60, May 10, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev +10.9%

samparkique4, Mar 18, 2014
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2.73/5  rDev +10.1%

Was abundantly available in Pattaya and Bangkok, so I gave it a shot to cut down on the calories. It poured a pale yellow colour with no head whatsoever. Looked very lifeless. Smelt of metal from the can and grainy. It had a little flowery aroma though, from the hops I guess. The taste was a surprise though, it wasn't that bad for a light beer. It had a decent malt character, and use of hops was evident - unlike the other SM offering I had, the Pale Pilsner. Mouthfeel was thin, which is normal for a light beer. Not highly recommended, unless you are looking out for a light beer in this part of the world.

BeerSingh, Nov 09, 2009
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2.65/5  rDev +6.9%

Found this 12 oz. clear glass bottle in the discontinued bin at Sal's Liquors in Addison, IL. I never knew San Miguel even made a Light so I snatched it up and put it in my cart. No bottled on date or freshness date listed, but they did list the calories at 107.6, which isn't all that light.

The beer poured a pale gold color and made a foamy white one finger head that dissipated in about 30 seconds, but surprisingly left some lacing on the glass.

There wasn't much smell to this. It just had a typical macro lager smell. At least it didn't have a skunky smell, which I was worried about when I saw the clear glass bottle.

The initial taste is sweet, which in itself is surprising for a low calorie beer, but the sweetness comes more from the corn adjunct rather than from a quality malt. Then a significant bitter bite takes over, but it wasn't a pleasant hoppy bitterness, it was just bitter. The mouthfeel was light and the carbonation level was medium high.

I didn't care for the overall flavor. It isn't horrible, but nothing I would care to try again either. If you want a good tasting light beer, I recommend trying a Sam Adams Light.

matjack85, Sep 02, 2009
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2.65/5  rDev +6.9%

San Mig Light pours a typical macro yellow with a minimal white head from a clear twelve ounce bottle. Bad adjunct corn smells are coming from the glass. Taste is very light, to the point that it really doesn't taste like anything except some mid corn flavors, which is better than I anticipated from the smell. I've had worse tasting light beers.

Drew966, Aug 09, 2006
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San Mig Light from San Miguel Brewery Inc.
62 out of 100 based on 65 ratings.