San Miguel Dark Lager - San Miguel Brewery Inc.

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San Miguel Dark LagerSan Miguel Dark Lager

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BA SCORE
78
okay

229 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 229
Reviews: 159
rAvg: 3.43
pDev: 16.62%
Wants: 5
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
San Miguel Brewery Inc. visit their website
Philippines

Style | ABV
Euro Dark Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAngel on 12-12-2002)
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Photo of damndirtyape
3.69/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

11.2oz bottle poured into a shaker pint glass. No date.

Appearance: Dark ruby red to amber. Thin tan ring and skin across the top. No lacing.

Smell: Hint of raisin, roasted malt, something metallic.

Taste: Raisin, roasted malt, molasses, with a mild metallic finish.

Mouthfeel: Highly carbonated - fizzy. A little bit sticky.

Overall / Drinkability: I've had this before and I remember it with more fondness then, but it was the summer and I had it with a spicy meal, which is where I think this beer would shine better. It doesn't quite work well in the winter with a simple stir fry. Still, I rather enjoyed it and I wouldn't mind another, but I need to find the right food to pair it with.

Photo of wrightst
4.5/5  rDev +31.2%

Photo of Spikester
3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

Dark brown with one plus fingers of tan head. Five minute retention. No lace.
Smell is all roasted malts.
Taste is sweet dark malts. Hop character not found.
Mouthfeel is light to medium body with average carbonation.
Overall an easy drinking somewhat sweet beer that would pair well with spicy Asian or Mexican food. Tasty beer. No bottling date found.

Photo of nelsonsaigon
4/5  rDev +16.6%

Experienced in : US, Manila
Appealing to me : Inviting look and really great taste
Less appealing to me : accumulated sweetness as you drink more

I like this beer and will look forward to my next drink.

Photo of olradetbalder
2.5/5  rDev -27.1%

Photo of DeadeyeOTDO
3.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of lmaduells
3/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of DrkLgr
3.9/5  rDev +13.7%

Photo of Dougology
3/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of anthony-martinez
2.92/5  rDev -14.9%

Photo of WallaceTheGreat
3.72/5  rDev +8.5%

Photo of BeerRunner
3.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of njbenz
5/5  rDev +45.8%

Photo of Sellen
2/5  rDev -41.7%

Photo of getkrunkhoe
2.5/5  rDev -27.1%

Photo of Lukass
3.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of richard_stanton
4.5/5  rDev +31.2%

Photo of jaredkc889
3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of capuchinpilates
3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of BMWiens
3.21/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Got it on sale, and I'd never had a Filipino beer.

Quite dark, little head. More malty than hoppy - not much hops at all. Roasted malt predominated, a bit sweet.

I paired it with a bean stew, and it went quite well. Probably would go well with a grilled burger, maybe with BBQ.

Good value, and pairs well with food, but I wouldn't seek it out.

Photo of zeledonia
3.39/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

My first beer from the Philippines; trying it mainly for that reason. Tasted 2 July 2014.

Pours deep brown, quite dark actually, and clear at the edges. One finger of yellowish head, okay retention and decent lacing.

Smell is toasty! At first sniff I could mistake it for some kind of savory pastry. Reminds me a lot of the dark lagers of Latin America (the smell had me thinking of warm winter evenings in Mexico). A bit nutty, a hint buttery. Pretty good, though on the faint side.

Taste is fine. Again, toasty, with a touch of very light roast putting the claim on the label to shame. Mildly sweet, a little too much so for a beer like this. Not bad, just kinda meh.

Feel is okay. Medium-bodied, mouth-filling, with carbonation lower than I'd like it.

A pretty standard, toasty, malty dark lager. Flavorful enough, nothing wrong with it. As mentioned above, the kind of beer that feels right to drink on a warm evening.

Photo of KAF
3/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of JimmyMPR
3/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of Latarnik
3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of Georgiabeer
3.5/5  rDev +2%

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San Miguel Dark Lager from San Miguel Brewery Inc.
78 out of 100 based on 229 ratings.