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San Miguel Premium Lager - San Miguel Brewery Inc.

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San Miguel Premium LagerSan Miguel Premium Lager

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BA SCORE
66
poor

287 Ratings
THE BROS
71
okay

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Ratings: 287
Reviews: 159
rAvg: 2.79
pDev: 20.79%
Wants: 4
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
San Miguel Brewery Inc. visit their website
Philippines

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-12-2001)
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Reviews by Foxman:
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Foxman

New Jersey

2.55/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

It pours a pristinely clear pale straw yellow. Two fingers of whipped egg-white head sinks promptly to surface fuzz. Tiny gulls of lacing fly along the inside of the glass.

The aroma brings sweet pale malt, sugary corn, slight pepper spice, and the spirit of sulfur. They make it what it is, or isn't.

Upon tasting, light toasted malt is sweet and matched by a flaky corn motif. The hops are tinny and peppery but not crisp enough to assuage the grain and adjunct. A distant draw of yeast and biscuit join residual sugars near the close. The finish is moderately crisp, fairly dry, and casually lingering. It's thin and drippy, if that makes sense.

Light bodied, the carbonation drains quickly and the result is, well, not much actually.

I wanted to try the beer my dad raves about from his Korean War Philippines posting. And I wanted to try a beer from a new country. Silly me, and damn my curiosity. In fact, it's not even clean or crisp enough to be considered especially drinkable in any but the most hot and humid conditions. Sure, I've had worse, but maybe the past is best left behind, and some countries just can't reasonably brag about their beers.

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2009 17:34:21 | More by Foxman
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S: some smell of malt and hop

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San Miguel Premium Lager from San Miguel Brewery Inc.
66 out of 100 based on 287 ratings.