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Red Horse Malt Liquor - San Miguel Brewery Inc.

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BA SCORE
63
poor

104 Ratings
THE BROS
71
okay

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Ratings: 104
Reviews: 71
rAvg: 2.53
pDev: 27.27%
Wants: 5
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
San Miguel Brewery Inc. visit their website
Philippines

Style | ABV
American Malt Liquor |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Jason on 05-25-2005)
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Photo of AdamSpade
4.5/5  rDev +77.9%

In the Philippines, this beer is delicious! Similar to a Budweiser but MUCH MORE FLAVOR. One of the best beers of this style I have tasted.
If purchased in the states, however, I was terribly let down. It isn't much better than a Budweiser in that case. I don't have the details why. Frankly, I don't care. It's just one more reason for me to visit the Philippines again. (y) I would guess though that the Philippines uses all natural/organic ingredients, and the Americans are stuck with the preservatives and toxins as usual.
FYI: At 8% alcohol, it kicks butts. You'll have a short night if you stick to these. :)

Photo of MtOrion
2.5/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of OrestesMethuon
3.54/5  rDev +39.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I'm judging this in the context of its being a malt liquor, and—considering that generic fact—it's surprisingly tasty and well-executed. Compared to your Old-Es and King Cobras, the is exceedingly solid: sweet, but not sugary, with a strong malt-bite that succeeds without a heavy or excessively-thick body, which would undermine its adhenerence to the malt-liquor tenets. A bit of head, and minimal lacing, meets a malt-fruity, yeasty nose, all of which portends well; yet Red Horse tastes even better than those notes would suggest.

Again: it doesn't rank up with the greatest beers, but self-described "malt liquors" rarely do (shout-out to Three Floyds' Region Riot). This is imminently drinkable, however, which is more than can be said for Naty Ice or, say, Steel Reserve.

Photo of sheenisgod
2.56/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of Bennyghasedi
1/5  rDev -60.5%

Photo of Rohon
3.5/5  rDev +38.3%

Strong as per local standards

Photo of DoktorEd
3/5  rDev +18.6%

Photo of Beermazter310
3/5  rDev +18.6%

Photo of bird_soul
2.4/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of Szatski
2.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Fellysmarts
2.5/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of heygeebee
2.28/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 1.5

A - initially quite pleasing, straw body and somewhat coarse but lively two finger head. Fades to film, tho.

S - odd and sulphur and bread notes.

T - smooth, sickly, creamy, oily. Malt, yes, but not as we know it.

M - very smooth, despite moderate carbonation.

O - my first Malt Liqour, and maybe I will not be chasing one again... Just not very drinkable all in all.

Photo of endless1408
2.25/5  rDev -11.1%

Photo of Latarnik
2.5/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of Modernrickk
3.25/5  rDev +28.5%

Photo of Fatehunter
2.61/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a thin head on a clear light straw colored body.
The aroma is soapy, alcohol and metallic. Not great.
The taste is not too bad, fairly sweet overall but retrained for a malt liquor. Not a hint of bitter.
The texture is sticky with moderate carbonation.
It is what it is.

Photo of kkmiller76
3/5  rDev +18.6%

Photo of byronmuyano
3/5  rDev +18.6%

Photo of Brenden
2.65/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

With no idea where this came from and no expectations, I've still got a little trepidation regarding this one. Nevertheless...

As expected, it's a fizzy pale yellow beer with an equally fizzy little white head that remains as a thin foam that leaves a likewise thin ring of lace at the top and very thin little spots of lacing in moderation on the glass.
Sweet & sour cereal grains and fusel alcohols along with a vague note of leaf makes the aroma pretty much what I could expect, though not as terrible as I was afraid it might be.
Corny sweet in the flavor, the cereal grains are just that but with a touch of malts, too. A lightly metallic note comes in the middle, maybe off the leaf, and it finishes sweet. It's close to being cloying, and might verge into that territory, but not as badly as some.
Thin and watery as well as fizzy in the feel, this light-bodied beer is sweet in the feel but goes extremely dry into the finish. Still, it's surprisingly clean and, when the fizziness fades, somewhat crisp before it falls off.

Photo of LJC3
2.25/5  rDev -11.1%

Photo of beernads
2.25/5  rDev -11.1%

Photo of Chucker17
2.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Minkybut
3.85/5  rDev +52.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I also hope this is the correct beer. Mine was in a 1 liter bottle and came from the Philippines. It was labeled as Extra Strong Beer and was 8% so I'm assuming it is right. Anyway, I poured this beer into my tumbler at 45 degrees. The beer was a nice straw colored brew with a nice big white head. However that did not last very long. Lacing was decent. The beer smelled kinda yeasty, but good. The taste was good. Very fresh very un-shocking, pretty normal. Seemed to be highly carbonated and did not taste strong like the 8% would have made me think it would be. No burn, great taste. I would buy again.

Photo of Fusion7777
2.8/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

The official beer of Filipino galivanting and camaraderie, the 8% ABV makes Red Horse an excellent choice for those seeking a cheap buzz. The 1 in 6 crazy horse bottle is stuff of legend. Actually not terrible, tastes like a bunch of cereal grains processed industrially. Metallic aftertaste and bone dry going down. Quite filling, but a good time.

Photo of Joeyhoover
3/5  rDev +18.6%

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Red Horse Malt Liquor from San Miguel Brewery Inc.
63 out of 100 based on 104 ratings.