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Red Horse Beer - San Miguel Brewery Inc.

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BA SCORE
66
poor

91 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 91
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 2.75
pDev: 27.64%
Wants: 0
Gots: 6 | 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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Photo of dcmchew
2.5/5  rDev -9.1%

dcmchew, Nov 07, 2013
Photo of sharathr23
4/5  rDev +45.5%

sharathr23, Oct 23, 2013
Photo of Frankensteineken
2/5  rDev -27.3%

Frankensteineken, Oct 20, 2013
Photo of dmorgan310
3/5  rDev +9.1%

dmorgan310, Oct 08, 2013
Photo of migwell
2.5/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

migwell, Sep 26, 2013
Photo of Maillard
3/5  rDev +9.1%

Maillard, Sep 25, 2013
Photo of Bandi
3/5  rDev +9.1%

Bandi, Sep 21, 2013
Photo of metter98
2.74/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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.

metter98, Sep 21, 2013
Photo of silverking
3/5  rDev +9.1%

silverking, Aug 18, 2013
Photo of lacqueredmouse
2.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

330ml brown bottle.

Pours a very pale yellow, very light of body and clear and fluid in the glass. Head is white, quite fine and pretty solid, fed by stacks of carbonation. In reality it's perhaps a little overly fizzy. Specks of lace. Looks decent enough.

Despite the colour of the bottle, I get a distinct light-struck green bottle skunk to it. Some grainy characters and a slight estery sugar fermentation character. Some corn or other adjunct grain comes through. Mostly though, it's pretty light, rounded a little with a touch of metal. It's not bad.

Taste is very light and dry. It has a slightly rounded sweetness on the back but very little else—it gives it the slight after taste of sweet pea water. One thing in its favour is that it's actually quite hard to taste the booze: it comes across a little bit like just a pale lager.

Feel is very light as well. Again, it's doing a surprisingly good job at hiding the higher alcohol content.

Unfortunately, though, that's it's main benefit. It actually comes across as a pretty bland, if drinkable lager. So the hidden booze is just a trap or a benefit, depending on your preference.

lacqueredmouse, Aug 14, 2013
Photo of magpieken
2/5  rDev -27.3%

magpieken, Aug 07, 2013
Photo of jcbogantes
1.58/5  rDev -42.5%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.75

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

jcbogantes, Jul 27, 2013
Photo of BirdmanJohn
2.25/5  rDev -18.2%

BirdmanJohn, Jul 13, 2013
Photo of Rivenin
3/5  rDev +9.1%

Rivenin, Jun 28, 2013
Photo of jdhilt
2.48/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours a two finger white head that vanishes quickly leaving no lace. Crystal clear light amber color. Light-medium carbonation and light-medium bodied. Sweet grain nose and flavor is malty sweet with a light hop finish. Boring, barely a lawnmower beer. 330ml bottle, from Gift Specialists Oceanside, California.

jdhilt, Jun 27, 2013
Photo of zeff80
2.5/5  rDev -9.1%

zeff80, Jun 27, 2013
Photo of JISurfer
3/5  rDev +9.1%

JISurfer, Jun 22, 2013
Photo of calcnerd
3/5  rDev +9.1%

calcnerd, May 30, 2013
Photo of Ciocanelu
2.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Ciocanelu, May 24, 2013
Photo of Mike151014
2.75/5  rDev 0%

Mike151014, May 23, 2013
Photo of schaffer9252
4.25/5  rDev +54.5%

schaffer9252, May 04, 2013
Photo of alxle140
3.5/5  rDev +27.3%

alxle140, May 03, 2013
Photo of mikehillman
2.5/5  rDev -9.1%

mikehillman, May 01, 2013
Photo of barczar
2.81/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

barczar, Apr 28, 2013
Photo of Danno48
2.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Danno48, Apr 24, 2013
Red Horse Beer from San Miguel Brewery Inc.
66 out of 100 based on 91 ratings.