San Mig Light
San Miguel Brewery Inc.

San Mig LightSan Mig Light
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From:
San Miguel Brewery Inc.
 
Philippines
Style:
Light Lager
Ranked #127
ABV:
5%
Score:
62
Ranked #28,379
Avg:
2.51 | pDev: 26.29%
Reviews:
48
Ratings:
126
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jan 04, 2024
Added:
Mar 12, 2004
Wants:
  2
Gots:
  30
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Ratings by GreesyFizeek:
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Reviewed by GreesyFizeek from New York

2.55/5  rDev +1.6%
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
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Reviewed by Nath91 from Australia

1.69/5  rDev -32.7%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5
Until recently I though San Miguel was a fancy pants Spanish beer. Turns out it's not fancy pants, but an adjunct lager from the Philippines.

Purchased at Glenfield Bottle Shop. Best before: 02/09/2023. So it's a few months out of date - like most beers from this bottleshop sadly.

Note - this isn't labelled as light. It's labelled as low-carb. For those that don't know, in Australia beers labelled light have to be below 3% ABV. American, or other nations beers labelled as 'light/lite' are generally low carb. In Australia low-carb beers are just that; labelled as low-car beers. Thus, as a 5% ABV, in Australia it's classified as a full-strength beer.

Vessel: 330ml clear glass bottle. Being 3 months out of date, sitting in the single bottles fridge so this could be skunked.

Appearance:, pale Golden yellow. Frothy and soapy white head. High level of carbonation, ultra clear. Looking like a typical American or Australian adjunct lager. Nothing special to look at.

Aroma: Does smell skunked. There's sweet malt, a faint grassy hop but really it's got an overall dusty aroma. Provably cause it's out of date and skunked.

Taste: Dusty. Slightly skunked flavour. Got a bit of malt, very light grassy hop notes, soda water. It's not very favourable and about as exciting as a 2 hour meeting on a,Monday morning that could have been an email.

Feel: Thin, highly carbonated, very fizzy. I suspect an unskunked bottle would be nicer and more palatable.

Overall: Hard to give a fair review on a skunked beer, but look past the dusty skunked flavour, and it's an Americanised low-carb beer without much flavour, character or anything interesting.

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Jan 04, 2024
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Reviewed by jLUNAtic88

2.25/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25
Really nothing to write about here. It's ultra filtered, light carbonation and thin head make it borning to look at. Taste is practically non existent which could be both good and bad. Crisp ending but still lacking overall taste.
Dec 06, 2023
 
Rated: 3.5 by paulish from New York

Nov 27, 2023
 
Rated: 2.5 by BrisLoganite from Australia

Nov 08, 2023
 
Rated: 3.87 by tbhurst

Jun 28, 2023
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Reviewed by edthehead from Maryland

2.74/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Bottle pour into a tulip glass.
Clear golden appearance, with a foamy white head that recedes quickly to a collar and lasting surface film and no lacing. Musty laundry nose. Grain, scallion, metal taste. Light body and carbonation.
Jun 14, 2023
 
Rated: 5 by Reidar

Jan 31, 2023
 
Rated: 2.79 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Feb 27, 2022
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Reviewed by JIMHILL47

2.68/5  rDev +6.8%
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
 
Rated: 2.32 by Hazey92 from New York

Jun 30, 2021
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Reviewed by Sigmund from Norway

1.5/5  rDev -40.2%
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 +9.2%
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 -53.8%
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