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Red Horse Beer - San Miguel Brewery Inc.

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BA SCORE
66
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88 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 88
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 2.74
pDev: 28.1%
Wants: 0
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
San Miguel Brewery Inc. visit their website
Philippines

Style | ABV
American Malt Liquor |  6.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Daredevil on 01-03-2012)
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Reviews by barczar:
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barczar

Kentucky

2.81/5  rDev +2.6%

For a month in the Philippines, this and negra were standbys.

Pours a brilliant light golden straw with a half inch white head that dissipates fairly quickly, leaving modest lacing.

Corn, grain, butter, fruity esters, and light floral hops form the aroma.

Flavor reveals more diacetyl, with corn and grain at the backbone, fruity esters throughout, and a slight bitterness at the finish.

Body is moderate, with carbonation a tad high, and slight alcohol warmth.

Much more diacetyl than I recall, and the fruity esters are offputting, as well as the alcohol heat.

04-28-2013 20:44:42 | More by barczar
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migwell

Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev -8.8%

Please don't bother with this one if you have an alternative, it's a rather poor strong lager. It is the best beer in the Philippines, but that's not saying much at all. There it comes in 650ml bottles and is far superior to the more dominant San Miguel Pale Pilsener from the same brewery. SMPP is just an insipid pale lager with an unpleasant aftertaste.

In the Philippines, as far as bang for the buck and flavor, this is the one. As in many countries, the one brewery controls most, if not all, of the market. And as in most of southern Asia, all the available brews are sub-par.

09-26-2013 02:32:41 | More by migwell
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Marius

Romania

2/5  rDev -27%

06-23-2012 18:53:31 | More by Marius
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LXIXME

New Mexico

2.13/5  rDev -22.3%

Poured from about an inch above the glass give this beer a medium or slightly more white head that quickly dies to about half an inch that slowly settles into a very light bubbly lacing above a clear golden colored light bodied beer.

Aroma of sour grains, lighter lemon citrus, and even lighter hints of yeast.

Watery light sour grain malt taste with even lighter lemon citrus coming through.

A dry aftertaste with some lemony citrus hanging around.

This beer is kind like a sub-par American light beer like Bud Light, boo these guys for pretty a less than beer beer in a cool looking bottle and using up a decent name that an Irish Red would have been proud to carry.

06-08-2012 21:29:22 | More by LXIXME
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samtrillo

California

2.48/5  rDev -9.5%

08-14-2014 05:00:59 | More by samtrillo
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intoxabroad

Taiwan

2/5  rDev -27%

10-08-2012 13:17:06 | More by intoxabroad
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

2.53/5  rDev -7.7%

330ml bottle, 7% ABV. A brew which seems to come and go from Alberta store shelves, and is readily confused with the malt liquor cans. Glad I could snatch a single in Stampede City.

This beer pours a clear medium golden yellow colour, with one finger of loosely foamy, and quite audibly fizzy dirty white head, which leaves the meekest burps of EKG lace around the glass as it very readily settles.

It smells of sweet corn grist and overcooked white rice, a mild sweet alcohol ester 'character', and a weird musty, dusty dryness. The taste is a mite bit drier - thin apple cider, a fickle weak graininess, an indeterminate plastic sourness, and some further musty, dusty, er, hops, I guess.

The carbonation is mopey and average, kind of resigned to its fate (I can sympathize), the body a thin, sugar-buoyed medium weight (just barely, sports fans), and smooth, with a gagging sidebar. It finishes sweet, grainy, slightly boozy, and reserved in its nicely understated skankiness.

A malt liquor, sure - it's got all the trademarks, yet that overused concept of 'drinkability' strangely applies here, dunno why. Oh, right, I've suitably lowered my expectations, a la re-runs of SNL.

07-14-2012 06:53:58 | More by biboergosum
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Rivenin

Oregon

3/5  rDev +9.5%

06-28-2013 22:09:39 | More by Rivenin
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Ciocanelu

Romania

2.5/5  rDev -8.8%

05-24-2013 14:07:03 | More by Ciocanelu
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avisong

Virginia

2.5/5  rDev -8.8%

05-23-2014 02:53:27 | More by avisong
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tempest

Pennsylvania

2.98/5  rDev +8.8%

Had a bottle with a skillet of sisig at Maharlika in NYC. Overall, it wasn't offensive, but it was also pretty boring. It tasted like a bland, clean export lager, with none of the vegetal off-flavors that usually come with a malt liquor. I guess that's good. Don't feel the need to the try this. San Miguel would have been a slightly more interesting beer.

12-24-2013 16:24:55 | More by tempest
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Beernoobie

California

3/5  rDev +9.5%

08-15-2014 23:52:35 | More by Beernoobie
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russpowell

Oklahoma

3.46/5  rDev +26.3%

Pours an effervescent gold with 3 fingers of fast falling eggshell colored head. Slightly below average head retention & lacing

S: Pears, white grapes, some perfumy notes, some honey suckle notes

T: Sweet apples, dryness & white grapes up front. More of the same as this warms, big time apple blossom balanced by just a little by mineral & citrussy hops. Finishes cidery & dry

MF: Medium bodied, lively carbonation, skews sweet

Drinks easy for the ABV, doesn't really taste like a malt liquor to me, too fruity & smooth. Not bad, I'm sure if I drank enough, a fierce hangover could be had... Better than its rating, but having had this in past, I would say this beer probably goes down hill quickly if exposed to UV light or to much heat. If given limited choices, this might work, other wise caveat emptor on this

07-13-2014 01:53:24 | More by russpowell
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GRG1313

California

2.25/5  rDev -17.9%

02-23-2013 23:15:37 | More by GRG1313
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BS-

Singapore

2.75/5  rDev +0.4%

09-01-2012 13:31:04 | More by BS-
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emerge077

Illinois

2.38/5  rDev -13.1%

Whoo, Malt Liquor from the Philippines. Let the good times roll...

Crystal clear straw color, thin layer of white foam on the surface. Minimal spotty lacing.

Mealy corn silage, wet grains and wet dishrag notes in the aroma. When cold it's fairly muted, its suggested to keep as ice cold as possible.

Sharp astringent alcohol, apple, dull flavors, light watery carbonation, though it has a fuller feel to the body for an AML. Dull grains, dry finish with some perceptible alcohol in the taste. Plain and rough around the edges... not the most terrible malt liquor out there, but still not worth revisiting.

12-03-2012 02:57:49 | More by emerge077
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troyvar

Minnesota

2.5/5  rDev -8.8%

07-14-2012 20:30:59 | More by troyvar
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Beestin

Iowa

3/5  rDev +9.5%

05-03-2014 21:04:49 | More by Beestin
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AlmostAnAlcoholic


2.5/5  rDev -8.8%

04-14-2012 22:43:17 | More by AlmostAnAlcoholic
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OregonGrown7

Nebraska

2.5/5  rDev -8.8%

01-06-2013 06:16:17 | More by OregonGrown7
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metter98

New York

2.74/5  rDev 0%

A: The beer is clear yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a thin white head that died down a bit but never completely faded away.
S: Light aromas of apples and corn are present in the nose along with some hints of fusel alcohol. Apples become stronger as the beer warms up.
T: The taste mostly has some flavors of apples along with bits of corn adjuncts. No alcohol is perceptible.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer doesn't have a very exciting taste, but is easy to drink and is pretty good when compared to other beers in the style.

09-21-2013 01:15:38 | More by metter98
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civicm87

New York

3.75/5  rDev +36.9%

04-08-2013 01:33:41 | More by civicm87
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jcbogantes

Costa Rica

1.58/5  rDev -42.3%

I bought a bottle at the local store in Heredia, It was my first Philippine beer. Abv 7%

Appearance: Very light yellow color, with no head
Smell: alcohol slightly smell of grains
Taste: alcohol predominates the palate
Mouthfeel: light bodied with a velvety sensation that covers your entire mouth for a while and an alcohol aftertaste
Overall: not good

07-27-2013 00:53:47 | More by jcbogantes
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leprechaunandfatman

Ohio

2.5/5  rDev -8.8%

11-11-2012 22:09:31 | More by leprechaunandfatman
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calcnerd

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev +9.5%

05-30-2013 01:00:43 | More by calcnerd
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Red Horse Beer from San Miguel Brewery Inc.
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