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San Miguel Pale Pilsen - San Miguel Brewery Inc.

San Miguel Pale PilsenSan Miguel Pale Pilsen

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145 Ratings
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Ratings: 145
Reviews: 76
rAvg: 2.67
pDev: 22.85%

Brewed by:
San Miguel Brewery Inc. visit their website

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: rastaman on 08-09-2002)
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South Carolina

2.84/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Drank in a hotel room in Macau after a hot day walking around.

A: A typical beery gold color topped with a thin wisp of fizzy white foam that died down immediately.

S: Grainy with slight bread notes and a bit of sweetness.

T: Pretty much same as the smell. Very typical beer.

Refreshing but nothing special. Nice on a hot day but not something worth seeking out for the sake of it.

Serving type: can

04-14-2014 15:31:33 | More by BucBasil
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2.76/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Weee! So this was a dollar find at my local Beermuda. On top of that I kind of hate pilsners! On top of that the rating is shit! Good thing I am drunk!

A - Well damn no carbonation just a mild lace ring that settles to nothing. Color is on par with a yellow pee color maybe a touch darker.
S - Smell is not too offensive mild corn adjacent and some sweeter malts. No real skunk so I can't see why the low rating unless it tastes like ass.
T - Well it has the corn, then goes slightly sour, then fades to watery nothing BUT it doesn't have any hard water taste or skunk so in a way the WORST German Pilsner is still better than most American swill. Not that I would drink it again but I would prefer this over Bud or Miller.
M - Light to medium it DOES have some body and mild flavor.

Overall for a dollar I have had worse but for a low tier German Pilsner it was not too hard to swallow.

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2014 06:03:22 | More by DrDemento456
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2.75/5  rDev +3%

04-06-2014 15:03:33 | More by DaveMiller
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Ontario (Canada)

2.5/5  rDev -6.4%

03-16-2014 17:13:55 | More by polloenfuego
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2.03/5  rDev -24%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Poured into a shaker pint glass.

Look: Crystal clear golden body holds a white fizzy head with rapid recession. A wisp of film with no lacing.

Aroma: Corn, sour veggies, a trace of grains, metallic ending.

Taste: Corn or whatever adjuncts were used, slight sour body (again with a sour cooked veggies), and a metallic finish.

Mouthfeel: Dry, unpleasant aftertaste.

Overall: Really harsh.

Serving type: bottle

02-14-2014 02:27:06 | More by JuicesFlowing
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3.5/5  rDev +31.1%

02-02-2014 15:49:23 | More by BJSmit
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Korea (South)

2.75/5  rDev +3%

01-13-2014 08:17:26 | More by cornchz
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2.5/5  rDev -6.4%

01-05-2014 16:58:06 | More by jmathis
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New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev +3%

12-30-2013 01:31:44 | More by Ron860
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United Kingdom (England)

3.25/5  rDev +21.7%

12-24-2013 18:20:57 | More by samparkique4
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2.5/5  rDev -6.4%

12-07-2013 10:29:22 | More by Ciocanelu
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1.98/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Very happy when I saw this one in a shop, but was slightly disapointed.
Nothing wrong with the appearance - clear and golden with medium white head which quickly settles down. The aroma is very mild, only a bit of hops and dusty grains. The taste is nothing special - not bitter nor sweet, quite hoppy and almost too grainy. Also lacks a bit of bubbles to make it more refreshing. All in all, not very pleasant.

Serving type: bottle

11-23-2013 17:11:10 | More by MarkoNm
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2.5/5  rDev -6.4%

11-08-2013 15:28:57 | More by dcmchew
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Ontario (Canada)

2/5  rDev -25.1%

10-28-2013 12:54:53 | More by Sammy
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Ontario (Canada)

2.63/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

355 ml bottle purchased at LCBO in the singles bin for $2 CDN. Served cold and poured into a pint glass.

Appearance - Pale golden colored beer pours 1.5 fingers of white head that dissipate quickly. Crystal clear and very few bubbles are present upon pouring. Soapy collar is left around brim of beer for a while.

Smell - A bit skunky, even with brown bottle. Feels almost as if corn and sweetness have been added to this mixture that seems unnatural. Slight vegetative scents.

Taste - Mild sweetness up front but doesn't linger, but transitions to a caramel corn sweetness. Also slightly vegetative and a bit of sour bitterness at the end. It's worth noting that none of the flavors really last for any significant duration.

Mouthfeel - Light body and quite smooth and somewhat full feeling given the lack of bubbles (carbonation) up front and the thinness in the scents and flavor. Despite this apparent fullness, the beer is still moderately thin and mediocre.

Overall - As far as pilseners go, this one's near the bottom of the barrel, but still something drinkable if you're thirsty. Wouldn't repeat and the artificial sweetness is more reminiscent of AAL's

Serving type: bottle

10-27-2013 03:22:36 | More by DenisKolkin
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3.5/5  rDev +31.1%

10-23-2013 21:10:07 | More by sharathr23
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United Kingdom (Wales)

2/5  rDev -25.1%

09-13-2013 19:52:05 | More by CwrwAmByth
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2.75/5  rDev +3%

08-24-2013 17:10:59 | More by WolfAlynn
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New York

2.69/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Served in a pint glass.

Appearance: Straight gold, very clear with heavy bubbles on the body (very heavy). The head was a little thing coming off white rising to maybe 1/3".

Smell: Sour hop scent almost wet hopped. It's pleasant but nothing new that will amaze you....scent comes and goes.

Taste: Wet hop feel that is straight light bitterness. A slight creaminess to it like a marzen, might feel a tad corn feel to it.

Mouth: heavy carbonation with slightly dry feel, coming off very smooth.

Overall: Not a bad beer, best enjoyed with a meal than to have alone because it's a very one dimensional brew. Most pilseners are, so I shouldn't be arguing. Hot weather with this and some good grub makes this much more enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2013 17:36:16 | More by BlurryVisi0n
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2.75/5  rDev +3%

07-17-2013 01:34:26 | More by aflies
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2/5  rDev -25.1%

07-13-2013 18:45:44 | More by BirdmanJohn
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2.5/5  rDev -6.4%

07-07-2013 16:18:12 | More by Marius
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New York

1.75/5  rDev -34.5%

07-05-2013 14:14:51 | More by CreightonSM
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3/5  rDev +12.4%

06-25-2013 15:38:25 | More by mrfrancis
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3.5/5  rDev +31.1%

06-16-2013 01:15:44 | More by Lagerquestrian
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San Miguel Pale Pilsen from San Miguel Brewery Inc.
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