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Red Horse Beer - San Miguel Brewery Inc.

Not Rated.
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BA SCORE
66
poor

106 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 106
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 2.75
pDev: 26.91%
Wants: 0
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
San Miguel Brewery Inc. visit their website
Philippines

Style | ABV
American Malt Liquor |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Daredevil on 01-03-2012

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Photo of ChrisCage
1.98/5  rDev -28%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.75

A- Pours a crystal clear golden color with a surprisingly thick-ish white colored head. The head is about 1 finger thick and retains very well in a soapy textured manner. Appears to have aggressive pop like carbonation and the lacing is also surprisingly decent with several small foam patches sticking to the side of the glass.

S- Very average aromas of corn adjunct, and perhaps some cleansing rice blended into the mash as well. There is some minor barley malt sweetness. Slightly yeasty, tin/metallic and somewhat boozy aroma. No real hop bitterness in the finish.

T- This is where this beer loses it for me! Very bland and no frills on the palate. Alcohol is somewhat noticeable and there's a weird dry dirt flavor that makes my tongue cringe every time I taste this. Stale cardboard could perhaps be a great term to describe the overall flavor!

M/O- The rubber hit the road and it's an awfully bumpy road! Outside of the better than expected look, this is everything I expected and less! Thin bodied, palate scrubbing carbonation and unpleasant flavors have led me to decide that this belongs in the reject pile! I'm sure the good people of the Philippines know full well that this is pure swill.......good for the party crowd I'm sure!

Photo of Dashur
3.48/5  rDev +26.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Like a cider and beer hybrid

Photo of jaydoc
2.65/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Hohnbaum
2.25/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of isunktheship
3/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

If this is a malt liquor, as BA proclaims, I'm a bit more interested in the process. Its listed as an extra strong lager, so perhaps there's some complex chemistry going on in the background/process to categorize this as a 'Malt Liquor'.

Gave it a 3, it's drinkable, strong, sweet. When I think 'Malt Liquor', I definitely think Mickey's, Old English, etc.. this isn't a gross farty beer - it's a smooth, malty, lager. So while the categorization may be debated, it's quite enjoyable.

Photo of nelsonsaigon
2.25/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Manila, Saigon

I will not drink this beer unless there are no other choices.

Photo of JNForsyth
2.33/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

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4/5  rDev +45.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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2.8/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of iftcoach
2.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Amalak
2.45/5  rDev -10.9%

Needs to be served cold. A basic malty beer but it can be refreshing under the right conditions. Average as a whole, but I don't hate it the way that some seem to hate it.

Photo of Loveyourbeer
2/5  rDev -27.3%

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3/5  rDev +9.1%

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3.25/5  rDev +18.2%

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2.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Erik-P
3.25/5  rDev +18.2%

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3.25/5  rDev +18.2%

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2.28/5  rDev -17.1%

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3/5  rDev +9.1%

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2.48/5  rDev -9.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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3.25/5  rDev +18.2%

Photo of XmnwildX12
1.5/5  rDev -45.5%

Photo of laituegonflable
2.55/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pale gold colour; slow bead. No real head, quite thin. No lace. Pretty bland.

Smells beery; metallic with some very mild grain husks and maybe a hint of herbal hops. Bit bitter, bit sweet, plenty bland.

Tastes light, a bit sweet, touch of malt with caramel and buttery notes. Fizzy on back, kind of bitter carbolic note without much complexity. Very slight roundness from body but otherwise booze is not detectable, which is to its credit. But then it's like a strong beer without the flavour/complexity so what's the point? Just dangerous, really. Have a lighter beer if you want something easy drinking.

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Red Horse Beer from San Miguel Brewery Inc.
66 out of 100 based on 106 ratings.