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San Mig Light - San Miguel Brewery Inc.

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San Mig LightSan Mig Light

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BA SCORE
62
poor

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
Philippines

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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2.5/5  rDev +0.8%

Poupae, Mar 25, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev +0.8%

OregonGrown7, Mar 01, 2013
Photo of puboflyons
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
Photo of Fusion7777
2.75/5  rDev +10.9%

Fusion7777, Feb 02, 2013
Photo of UCLABrewN84
2.58/5  rDev +4%

Bottle pour at the BevMo Holiday Beerfest held at Golden Road Brewing in Los Angeles, CA.

Pours a clear light yellow with a foamy white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, and some corn and vegetal aromas. Taste is much the same with a mild hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a low level of carbonation with an almost flat mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty poor beer but it's drinkable enough.

UCLABrewN84, Dec 02, 2012
Photo of intoxabroad
3.5/5  rDev +41.1%

intoxabroad, Oct 08, 2012
Photo of buzzed
3/5  rDev +21%

buzzed, Sep 29, 2012
Photo of ryko
2/5  rDev -19.4%

ryko, Aug 21, 2012
Photo of LXIXME
2.2/5  rDev -11.3%

Poured from a bit above the glass gave this clear golden colored beer a medium white head that quickly died to a small bisquity quarter inch froth and thin lacing.

Light sour mash grain aroma with a very light hint of corn syrup coming through.

Very light grain malt taste with just a touch of light bitter hops sneaking.

A very light dry aftertaste on this very light bodied beer.

A very watered down version of an American light lager.

LXIXME, Aug 12, 2012
Photo of harpus
2/5  rDev -19.4%

harpus, Jul 24, 2012
Photo of Jason_Quad
2.5/5  rDev +0.8%

Jason_Quad, Jul 10, 2012
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3/5  rDev +21%

djwhit24, Jun 21, 2012
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 Brad007
1.75/5  rDev -29.4%

Pours a crisp gold with a frothy white head that leaves some nice lacing. Otherwise, your typical light beer.

Cloyingly sweet upfront. No sir, I don't like it at all. Not much else underneath either.

Light and corny like a midwestern politician. Boring. The kind of beer you buy when the water's bad.

Why bother?

Second that.

Brad007, Apr 27, 2012
Photo of bambam2517
2.75/5  rDev +10.9%

bambam2517, Apr 14, 2012
Photo of jsisko01
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
Photo of sh00ky
3.5/5  rDev +41.1%

sh00ky, Mar 04, 2012
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3/5  rDev +21%

valkyre65, Dec 09, 2011
Photo of marcosiahaan
2/5  rDev -19.4%

marcosiahaan, Dec 05, 2011
Photo of Everydayoff
2.55/5  rDev +2.8%

330ml bottle poured into a pils glass with no detail about best before end.

A:
Pale yellow color with thick white frothy head with very good retention, it leaves plenty of lacing coat all around the downwards passage, high and fizzy yet effervescence carbonation.

S:
Smell of grain and faint malt, no hop trait is detectable.

T+M:
Upfront by grain with very low bitterness in the end. The taste is light and rather dull. The mouthfeel is light and clean but has some bolder body comparing to other light lagers.

O:
Not pleasurable brew unless for someone who prefers something light but still has some booze.

Everydayoff, Mar 26, 2011
Photo of biboergosum
2.6/5  rDev +4.8%

330ml clear bottle - expecting the worst, so let's get at 'er.

This beer pours a clear, pale golden yellow colour, with one chubby finger of sudsy and loosely foamy bone-white head, which leaves a cross-section of sedimentary lace around the glass as it quickly settles.

It smells of stale semi-sweet grain and rice, a bit of metallic, soft acetone astringency, and mild skunky, weedy hops. The taste is wet crackery grain, of the rice variety, that huskiness nothing less than overt, bland watery citrus, more sedate stony flintiness, and dead flower/vegetal hops.

The carbonation is quite low, hardly manifesting to any noticeable degree, the body on the light and watery side, and kind of prickly, smoothness seemingly more than a few evolutionary steps away. It finishes mostly sweet, a weak muddled rice and corn graininess facing little challenge from the ghostly musty hops.

Well now, for a 'light' lager at 5% ABV, and 100 calories, you could do so much worse - this beats the pants off of Coors Light and its ilk. Nothing particularly offensive, and full-strength to boot - granted I'd have to be in a climate like that of the Philippines to really care about this any further than I already have.

biboergosum, Dec 27, 2010
Photo of sm007thie
1.35/5  rDev -45.6%

A- pretty average color and head. golden in color. head is light and gone before it can be appreciated.

S- dry, with a corny aluminum background.

T- mildly cardboardy. not a lot of good things to point out except that the taste didn't linger. i'm hoping this beer wasn't stored properly and that this isn't the intended flavor.

M- very watery, but ok for the style.

D- wasn't able to finish one bottle.

sm007thie, Jul 03, 2010
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
Photo of BDJake
1.27/5  rDev -48.8%

Had back in September at Bar One in Phuket while playing bar games with the waitresses and chasing shots. Before the shots, this is what I could tell you.

A- clear bottle showing a fizzy yellow, a little brighter than many light lagers

S- not so much skunky, but grainy and harsh in it's own right- somewhat like MGD

T- the extreme low point for this beer- tart, corny, and with a metallic aftertaste that takes the power of Patron to rinse clean

M- overly carbonated but not heavy by any means

D- apparently it isn't too bad, since I ended up having a lot of them- thankfully Thailand is so cheap so I didn't feel too bad about dumping cash their way

BDJake, Nov 19, 2009
Photo of BeerSingh
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
San Mig Light from San Miguel Brewery Inc.
62 out of 100 based on 65 ratings.