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Red Horse Beer - San Miguel Brewery Inc.

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Ratings: 98
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 2.74
pDev: 27.01%
Wants: 0
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
San Miguel Brewery Inc. visit their website

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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mwar, Nov 27, 2012
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4/5  rDev +46%

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yossarian, Jun 25, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +36.9%

civicm87, Apr 08, 2013
Photo of Slatetank
3.61/5  rDev +31.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

brown 12 oz purchased from Wegman's in a mix-a-six enjoyed chilled from a goblet
The look is golden with a pale white head which dissipates rapidly and leaves a ring of fine beads with visible carbonation and good clarity. The smell is sweet, not really sugary sweet more corn-like perhaps a little dimethyl sulfide type cooked corn, but gentle and a malt presence is there in the aroma. The feel is pretty high in carbonation with semi-dry feel and mild alcohol in the finish with a warming on the way down.

The taste has a light malt flavor with the sweetness of malt but smooth and gentle with a more dry presence as the alcohol is there making the beer seem thinner as a result which is not bad it is not hot, just strong with mild spice probably from the elevated carbonation giving that carbonic element. Overall I like this for what it is - Malt liquor...it is simple and does the trick, not great flavor but better than many I have tried and I would drink this again

Slatetank, Nov 23, 2013
Photo of samie85
3.55/5  rDev +29.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear golden color with two fingers of white head.

Smells of grainy malts with hints of lemon rind hop notes.

Follows the nose with grainy malt and hints of lemon with a subdued bitterness.

Mouthfeel is smooth with low to medium prickly carbonation and light bodied.

This is honestly a decent no-brainer beer and one I wouldn't mind trying again.

samie85, Apr 11, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +27.7%

RS3Sport, May 19, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +27.7%

alxle140, May 03, 2013
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3.46/5  rDev +26.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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

russpowell, Jul 13, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +18.6%

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TheBigBoy, Jan 28, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Can from blatantdream, by way of a co-worker who recently returned from a work trip to Manila. "You like beer, right?" Sure.... Skepticism++!

Light, golden body with surprisingly glamorous white head. Hard to believe there's good retention and even beady lace! Lots of sweet Belgian malts in the nose. Again, surprisingly not terrible.

Doesn't really taste like much, which is better than expected. Reminds me of a bland Belgian blonde ale. I've had many, many worse beers from this region, so Red Horse is a pleasant gem in a sea of awful brews.

Body is weak and boring like most light lagers from the region. But honestly, I'd happily drink this as my beer of choice if I lived in the Phillippines.

brystmar, Apr 21, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev +18.6%

whartontallboy, Apr 21, 2012
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3.15/5  rDev +15%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into straight pint glass. Poured a clean, clear bright yellow color with just a thin cap of bright white head that no retention or lacing. The aroma was a little sweet and a touch grainy, but mostly neutral. The taste was the same sweet and bland, and it did have a sticky finish.

The body was surprisingly relatively clean, except for that sticky finish, but wasn't as gooey and sticky as a lot of malt liquors. Drinkability was also surprisingly good, the went smooth and easy. The sweetness of this beer will wear on some folks, but I didn't find it to be so bad.

It was listed as Malt Liquor on the bottle, but I found it to be more like a strong lager, as it's listed here. At a $1.75, this beer is worth a shot if you see it and I might try it again as a walk-around beer as the weather warms up.

beertunes, Apr 13, 2012
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3.06/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours a clear golden-orange with a foamy tan head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, sugar, and alcohol aromas. Taste is much the same with sweet grain and fruit flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness and an alcohol kick on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is an average beer that is fairly drinkable and not as offensive as I was expecting it to be.

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Red Horse Beer from San Miguel Brewery Inc.
67 out of 100 based on 98 ratings.