San Mig Light
San Miguel Brewery Inc.

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From:
San Miguel Brewery Inc.
 
Philippines
Style:
Light Lager
Ranked #122
ABV:
5%
Score:
61
Ranked #30,587
Avg:
2.47 | pDev: 25.1%
Reviews:
45
Ratings:
74
Status:
Active
Rated:
Feb 27, 2022
Added:
Mar 12, 2004
Wants:
  2
Gots:
  31
SCORE
61
Poor
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Rated: 2.79 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Feb 27, 2022
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Reviewed by JIMHILL47

2.68/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 1 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Poured into a 30oz thermo-beaker

Readily brings up a whitish head that soon dissipates

Dry and light

Drink when ice cold + ice, a twist of lemon to give it some flavour, very refreshing

Certainly an acquired taste, but perfect for tropical countries

Benefits from low carbs for the figure-conscious

Not for connoisseurs
Sep 30, 2021
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Reviewed by GreesyFizeek from New York

2.55/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5
This one pours a very light yellow color, with a small head, and a little bit of lacing.

This smells like essentially nothing.

The only redeeming quality of this beer is that when it is very cold, it is refreshing. There's essentially no flavor to it - just crisp "coldness." There's a little bit of grain sweetness, and it finishes surprisingly dry.

This is very light bodied, watery, fairly crisp, and decently drinkable.

I would only drink this beer at ice-cold temperatures. That's the only way it would be enjoyable.
Sep 25, 2021
 
Rated: 2.32 by Hazey92 from New York

Jun 30, 2021
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Reviewed by Sigmund from Norway

1.5/5  rDev -39.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5
330 ml can, brewed under licence by PT Delta, Indonesia. ABV is 4.9%. Clear pale yellow colour, low white head. Sweetish "industrial" aroma, notes of artificial candy. Thin and fizzy mouthfeel. Nearly void of flavour, quite dry, only a touch of sweetness in the background. One to forget.
Apr 29, 2021
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Reviewed by entheos from California

2.74/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75
A bit harsh for a light beer, but the bite is not to harsh to enjoy. It works well on a hot day, but not when trying to analyze the flavors. Aftertaste is a bit metallic.
Apr 11, 2020
 
Rated: 2.56 by dansmcd from Australia

Feb 19, 2020
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Reviewed by pgm554 from California

1.16/5  rDev -53%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1
Reminds me of soda water without as much flavor.
Lacks character or taste.
This is a meet market brew aimed at those looking for a hook up at the local watering hole.
Kind of a white zinfandel of beers.
Jan 28, 2020
 
Rated: 2 by fisherbray from Florida

Oct 18, 2019
 
Rated: 2 by lhwjanssen from Netherlands

Jun 11, 2019
 
Rated: 2.83 by Kurmaraja from California

Jun 04, 2019
 
Rated: 2.68 by markallmon from Tennessee

Mar 05, 2019
 
Rated: 3.41 by Toynk from Illinois

Feb 27, 2019
 
Rated: 1.5 by t2grogan from Arizona

Nov 21, 2018
 
Rated: 2 by djrn2 from New Jersey

Sep 14, 2018
 
Rated: 2.35 by FrancisM12 from New Jersey

Jul 28, 2018
 
Rated: 1.69 by DerbyDave35 from Australia

Jul 06, 2018
 
Rated: 2.7 by GaryColeman from California

Jun 05, 2018
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Reviewed by monkist from Hungary

3.02/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
San Miguel of Spain has this weird off-shot in the Philippines for God knows why, from whom I stumbled upon a "masterpiece" again. First was their staple, the Pale Pilsener I think (which was crap), this time it is their light version - which fortunately seems to have relieved us of its excessive crappiness!
I mean, it is still below average, for being a tasteless, overcarbonated dry Adjunct - but let's admit, even still it is better than most of the Euro Lagers we have here in Hungary.
So I grant it a Royal 3 Overall. Not for being that good, but for it could have been much more worse.
May 05, 2018
 
Rated: 3.03 by raspy22 from Arizona

Jan 26, 2018
 
Rated: 2.87 by pkalix from California

Jan 07, 2018
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Rated by bankboy66 from New Jersey

2.48/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5
Not bad....there are better light choices. A little too much fizz for me. Good color....some flavor. Overall underwhelming
Dec 02, 2017
 
Rated: 2.25 by dwarren1969 from Tennessee

Aug 27, 2017
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Reviewed by Jasper_Canale from Philippines

2.85/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Looks: Clear, bubbly and blonde. Has a perfectly white head about an inch thick that lasts a minute.
Smell: Smells like beer mixed with water with added caramel and hay.
Taste: Good enough.
Feel: VERY light, much like water but has a high carbonation that will give it a very crisp feeling when it hits the mouth.
Overall: A good LIGHT beer for those nights that you want to relax and not worry about your growing beer belly.
Aug 11, 2017
 
Rated: 2.5 by psmith161 from Indiana

Jul 12, 2017
 
Rated: 2.88 by BlueSpader from Washington

Jul 03, 2017
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Reviewed by ordybill from Georgia

2.71/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75
Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. The appearance is a clear yellow color with a small y white head. The aroma is grain driven with some very slight hops tossed in. The taste is watery with a weak beer flavor. Nothing great, but probably a great type of beer to put away during a hot day at the beach.
Jun 15, 2017
 
Rated: 3 by RBorsato from Virginia

Feb 22, 2017
 
Rated: 2.5 by newbeeraday from Pennsylvania

Oct 16, 2016
 
Rated: 2.47 by Red5StandingBy from Maryland

Jul 21, 2016
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Reviewed by MrSkyGuy from California

2.14/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.25
Pours fluffy, strong carbonation. Looks no different than any other light lager. Smell and taste are both mild. Enjoyed out of the bottle in to a 10 inch glass. Good drinking beer for casual conversation.
Jul 06, 2016
 
Rated: 3 by ECsurfattic from Virginia

Jun 20, 2016
 
Rated: 2.96 by Jugs_McGhee from Louisiana

Jun 02, 2016
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Reviewed by woodychandler from Pennsylvania

2.29/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5
A college chum of mine recently did some overseas charity work and brought back various southeast Asian CANs for me. More proof that it pays to advertise where The CANQuest (tm) is CANcerned!

From the CAN: "Since 1890"; "Only 100 Calories"; "Pale Pilsen"; "Expertly Brewed and Produced by San Miguel Brewery Inc. for Domestic Sale Only"; "Keep the Philippines clean. Dispose of properly."; "San Mig Light only has 100 calories[,] that's why you'll feel light as you enjoy its full beer flavor that's brewed just right. A superior beer brewed in the San Miguel tradition of excellence."

It was a tougher Crack! than usual, perhaps because the vent was more oval-shaped than circular. Once opened, I CANducted a gentle Glug, followed by a swirl in the glass, producing a finger of foamy, bone-white head with minimal retention. Color was Pale-Straw (SRM = 1 - 2) with NE-quality clarity, allowing me to see into the future. It is going to be really cold tonight! Nose smelled lightly sour, and it was hard to pinpoint the culprit, but the Ingredients mentioned "Cereals/Sugar". Ah, how reminiscent of the early days of The CANQuest (tm), when AALs and Light Lagers were the norm. Mouthfeel was thin, watery. No surprise. The taste was, well, rather tasteless. It had a light grapiness with a mild biscuitiness, but it was so light as to be well under the radar. Finish was semi-dry, refreshing, but a glass of water would have had the same effects. This was not bad, just really bland and boring.
Feb 13, 2016
 
Rated: 2.99 by 54V4G3 from Belgium

Feb 13, 2016
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Reviewed by Darkmagus82 from Texas

3.2/5  rDev +29.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a golden straw color with a two finger head of pure white foam. The head has a decent level of retention, fading over time to leave a bit of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma of the brew rather nice for a light brew in a clear bottle. While I was expecting tons of skunk, there was none, instead the brews aroma was quite strong of a cereal smell; sorta like cheerios. Along with these smells comes some corn syrup and a bit of caramel as well.

Taste – The taste begins with a bready taste mixed with some caramel. As the taste moves on, some of the caramel fades, being replaced by a blend of light fruits and corn syrup sweetness. All the while some hay and grass develop in the middle of the tongue, with them only fading later more toward the end of the taste. With the flavors that are left at the end of the taste, and with a little bit of a cardboard taste that comes at the very end, one is left with a malty, lightly off (cardboard and corn) taste to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is thin with a carbonation level that is on the higher side. For the somewhat off and lighter abv. of the brew the feel is quite appropriate and makes for a more easy drinking brew overall.

Overall – A decent light brew overall. Its aroma was very surprising to me, but its flavor was a bit lacking. Nothing all that hot here, but hey, if you are drinking a light beer looking for tons of flavor, then you are automatically barking up the wrong tree. Also for only 100 calories for the 11.2 fl.oz bottle, this light beer packs more punch then the average light beer so….
Dec 04, 2015
 
Rated: 2.65 by Momon from Philippines

Nov 16, 2015
 
Rated: 2.27 by BEER88 from North Carolina

Nov 12, 2015
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Reviewed by Libeertarian from Montana

1.99/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
Crystal clear light straw gold with fine and fluffy pure white head of lower retention. Not bad lacing though. Smells like table honey. Similar to a Dos Equis (I should know, had one earlier today). Taste is way different though. Honey component is still there, but for the most part it's — I don't know what else to call it — dry hay, with kind of a medicinal (but non-phenolic) finish as well. While all of this doesn't make me gag, it's far from a compliment. I'm not a horse. I pity the people who feel they have to drink this over not only other San Miguel offerings, but most other light beers. I wouldn't even call it bad, I just have a hard time recognizing it as a beer. At least as far as flavor is concerned. Appearance, aroma, and mouthfeel are all okay or tolerable. Very light body, lots of spritz. This makes it easier to ignore what it tastes like, I think. Surprisingly astringent for what it is, but bubbles up after it's been swallowed. I don't weight my ratings according to a beer's style or price point. I rate them all as 'beer'. So while this may be a decent bang for buck, or even alright for the style, it's just not a good beer, or even a good light beer. Glad I got to try it though.
Oct 13, 2015
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Reviewed by gandres from Philippines

2.44/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5
Sunday, May 15, 2011 2:00 PM
Bottle poured to pint glass very cold beer
Sight: Light pale yellow, head, a lot of lacing
Aroma: not a lot, scent smell of malt, nothing else
Taste: watery, not a lot of taste
Mouth feel: good carbonation, good follow through, good finish, slightly bitter aftertaste
Overall: good beer
Oct 07, 2015
San Mig Light from San Miguel Brewery Inc.
Beer rating: 61 out of 100 with 119 ratings