San Mig Light
San Miguel Brewery Inc.

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Style:
Lager - Light
Ranked #219
ABV:
5%
Score:
63
Ranked #50,040
Avg:
2.47 | pDev: 25.1%
Reviews:
42
Ratings:
114
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San Miguel Brewery Inc.
 
Philippines
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  2
Gots
  31
SCORE
63
Poor
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TheLongBeachBum from California

2.33/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Presentation: 330ml clear glass bottle, Corona style. Sealed with a silver crown cap with blue text which also has the price of “P(eso)19.00”, not sure if that is the individual price or for a six pack. Metallic silver label with a blue band has the words “San Mig” in a white Germanic scripted text, below which the word “Light” is in blue, the neck label looks similar to this too. Listed as a “Low Calorie Pal Pilsen” and listed at 5.0% alc.vol. Freshness date of 08Jun07 appears to be inked on the crown cap.

Appearance: Archetypal straw body with a watery body. Streamers are lonely, the odd one does pop up once in a while. Thin white head runs around and tries to look good but sadly all too soon fades and drops to a thin broken covering, but it leaves some lacing, almost as if to make up for the poor looking head.

Nose: Damp at times with a dunky sweaty finish. Sweet pale malts and some……lavender, yeah lavender….where the F does that come from? Weird! Floral and sweet with a frumpy ending all at the same time.

Taste: Geez, this one comes and goes faster than a nervous teenager with a premature ejaculation. High speed middling bitterness blends with a soft metallic trait and some pale malts. Finishes….uaauurrghhhh…..oh my, all too quickly!! I’m sorry, that doesn’t usually happen to me…..

Mouthfeel: Thin and watery with some redeeming features in so much as it doesn’t offend and the carbonation supports where it is able to do so. A plain Jane Light.

Drinkability: Average going, simplistic and median. I can’t say that this is a bad brew, far from it, but it just doesn’t live up to much either.

Overall: Dragged back from the Philippines by a colleague that knows that I like to try new brews. Nevertheless, this is a miss, but certainly no worse than other Lights out there.

Sep 12, 2006
More User Reviews:
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cornchz from Korea (South)

2.25/5  rDev -8.9%

Jan 13, 2014
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Fader from Canada (AB)

3.5/5  rDev +41.7%

Feb 17, 2014
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newbeeraday from Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Oct 16, 2016
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t2grogan from Arizona

1.5/5  rDev -39.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Nov 21, 2018
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Erick_Seksibhoy777

4.5/5  rDev +82.2%

Jun 23, 2014
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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
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Toynk from Illinois

3.41/5  rDev +38.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Feb 27, 2019
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BlueSpader from Washington

2.88/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Jul 03, 2017
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DamienI from Washington

2/5  rDev -19%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Apr 02, 2015
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bird_soul from Netherlands

1.96/5  rDev -20.6%

Aug 18, 2014
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kofukasho from Japan

1.11/5  rDev -55.1%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25

A watery, odourless brew that is best avoided.

Mar 28, 2015
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nelsonsaigon from Viet Nam

2.75/5  rDev +11.3%

Experienced in : Manila, Saigon
Appealing to me : "light" beer
Less appealing to me : - - -

I am neutral on this beer.

Dec 07, 2014
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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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life_of_agony from Australia

2.54/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Aug 08, 2015
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FrancisM12 from New Jersey

2.35/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Jul 28, 2018
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BEER88 from Washington

2.27/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Nov 12, 2015
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jesticals from Wisconsin

2.2/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

May 16, 2015
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BangkokBacchus

2.26/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

May 17, 2015
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DerbyDave35 from Australia

1.69/5  rDev -31.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Jul 06, 2018
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raspy22 from Arizona

3.03/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Jan 26, 2018
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Momon from Philippines

2.65/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Nov 16, 2015
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Red5StandingBy from Maryland

2.47/5  rDev 0%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.25

Jul 21, 2016
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54V4G3 from Belgium

2.99/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Feb 13, 2016
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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
San Mig Light from San Miguel Brewery Inc.
Beer rating: 63 out of 100 with 114 ratings