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San Miguel Pale Pilsen - San Miguel Brewery Inc.

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San Miguel Pale PilsenSan Miguel Pale Pilsen

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BA SCORE
65
poor

164 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 164
Reviews: 81
rAvg: 2.71
pDev: 22.88%
Wants: 2
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
San Miguel Brewery Inc. visit their website
Philippines

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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Photo of ButterScotch
1.25/5  rDev -53.9%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

I'm in the Philippines on a business trip. There are limited drinking choices for me:

a) overpriced bottled water
b) overpriced beer

I chose the overpriced San Miguel Pale Pilsen. It should cost ~50cents but I get it for ~$2 in my slick hotel...

Not as bad as Corona light...but generally not good even if one is actually in the hot and humid climate where it possibly tasts 'best'. Has a metallic aftertaste and skunky smell, but this is exactly what I expected.

The only time I would actually purchase this beer is if I am in the Philippines and can only find it or some other San Miguel product...

Next business trip: Belgium!

ButterScotch, Sep 04, 2011
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1.25/5  rDev -53.9%

alexworsnip, Jan 30, 2013
Photo of gnikola
1.5/5  rDev -44.6%

gnikola, Apr 11, 2013
Photo of crobinso
1.5/5  rDev -44.6%

crobinso, May 05, 2012
Photo of Michaeldmanley
1.5/5  rDev -44.6%

Michaeldmanley, Feb 18, 2013
Photo of NeoZaZ
1.5/5  rDev -44.6%

NeoZaZ, Feb 20, 2013
Photo of mndlssphlsphr
1.66/5  rDev -38.7%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

This is a pale yellow clear liquid of some sort. It as no special color. No special smell. It comes from the islands. Taste is of a cheap massed produced copy-paste beer. There is nothing ere. Nothing different. Hints of canned corn and no hops. I do not see anything going anywhere wit this, the name is deceiving as it is for marketing and that is all.

mndlssphlsphr, Jan 24, 2013
Photo of Weizenmensch
1.73/5  rDev -36.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

A squat brown bottle with a gold label and no freshness date.

Pours a pale yellow with a medium-density head which dissipates quite quickly, leaving a spidery lace. Not-too-fizzy with large bubbles.

Unpleasant skunky odour that kind of smells like a hot fart. Otherwise this beer has a serious composure and demeanour of faint grassy hops and definite adjuncts which smell like melting plastic.

Taste is worse still. Adjuncts come out of the woodwork and stain the underside of one's tongue. Nothing pleasant to speak of, really. It's drinkable if served very cold, but don't expect anything a true Bohemian pilsener would offer in abundance.

Mouthfeel: Acrid, with bubbles where there shouldn't be.

A very cold beer for a very hot place. Perhaps I was harsher on this beer than I would be if it hadn't followed a particularly hit-the-spot Bavarian Hefeweizen. I'm getting more of them, nothing like them on a cold winter's eve, or a hot summer's day, or any day in between. No more money on this ordinary San Miguel crap though.

Weizenmensch, Jul 20, 2005
Photo of Thehuntmaster
1.73/5  rDev -36.2%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

330ml bottle 5,0% Abv.
Served cold in a pilsner glass.

Appearance: Dreadful light yellow body, tons of carbonation and a large white head that disappears very rapidly.

Smell: Blegh, horrid nose. Sweet adjuncts, stale vegetables and quite metallic.

Taste: Light, bland and rather unpleasant. Sweet, adjuncty, stale grain, metallic with a stale after taste.

Mouthfeel: Light, watery body with unpleasantly high levels of carbonation.

Overall: Shit... Not much more to say.

Thehuntmaster, Aug 24, 2011
Photo of RSpencer
1.75/5  rDev -35.4%

RSpencer, Dec 10, 2012
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1.75/5  rDev -35.4%

BcOneSeven, Jun 04, 2014
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1.75/5  rDev -35.4%

Bpvarona, Aug 02, 2012
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1.75/5  rDev -35.4%

CreightonSM, Jul 05, 2013
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1.75/5  rDev -35.4%

Peanut2074, Aug 18, 2012
Photo of flyingpig
1.85/5  rDev -31.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Straw colour with a pinky-sized bubbly, white head with poor retention. Crystal clear.

Corn with only hints of grain. It's pretty light on the nose & quite sweet along with some vegetable adjuncts.

A clean tasting beer. There is some corn & sweet grain along with a little bread. The finish is bitter-sweet & every so slightly skunky.

Light bodied & quite gassy with a bit of fizz in there too. It has an grain like feel to it & the fizz stays with you a while after the sip.

Not a good beer at all & one that certainly doesn't justify it's price. Not one area of the beer that I actually enjoyed.

http://abarwithnoname.wordpress.com

flyingpig, Jul 16, 2011
Photo of Fatehunter
1.88/5  rDev -30.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

A thin head on a clear, bright golden colored body.
The aroma is non-existent; the mildest grain.
The taste is mildly bitter and then watery middle to end.
A crisp texture, high carbonation and light body.
A lot going against this beer: smell, no taste and high carbonation coming up at the top of the list.

Fatehunter, Jan 19, 2013
Photo of WankelEngine
1.93/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pilsner glass.

A: A fairly vigorous pour yields a bubbly off-white head of 3 fingers which rapidly forms large bubbles and recedes to an ever fading cap of foam. There is the mildest, spotty lacing. The beer itself is a clear golden-straw color.

S: The smell is faint, mellow malt and corn. A little bit of sweetness as well.

T: Very light. There is a slight bitterness but not from hops; It's more like the bite from poorly hidden but low potency alcohol. I can *sort of* make out a citrus note. Mild malts and corn from the smell round out the rest of the flavor.

M: Very thin and light. Watery. Would prefer a little more carbonation.

O: Not much to say, an unimpressive beer. Fairly drinkable but some mild off flavors make it less so.

WankelEngine, Feb 01, 2012
Photo of MarkoNm
1.98/5  rDev -26.9%
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.

MarkoNm, Nov 23, 2013
Photo of rastaman
2/5  rDev -26.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Very light yellow colour, head fades very fast. Very thin, a bit fizzy, tastes like water, very bland, which is pretty much like any other beer froM San Miguel.

rastaman, Aug 09, 2002
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2/5  rDev -26.2%

Sammy, Oct 28, 2013
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2/5  rDev -26.2%

kkmiller76, Dec 12, 2012
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2/5  rDev -26.2%

ygtbsm94, Feb 16, 2012
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2/5  rDev -26.2%

ATADakaCHAD, Dec 21, 2011
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2/5  rDev -26.2%

starlight37, Jan 24, 2012
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2/5  rDev -26.2%

twenty5, May 15, 2013
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San Miguel Pale Pilsen from San Miguel Brewery Inc.
65 out of 100 based on 164 ratings.