San Mig Light | San Miguel Brewery Inc.

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San Mig LightSan Mig Light

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San Miguel Brewery Inc.

Style: Light Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Zorro on 03-12-2004

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Photo of plaid75
2.14/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Poured a medium straw hue with a one and a half finger foamy white head. There was decent retention and very good lacing.

The smell consists of an overly sweet corn adjunct and a light flowery hop.

The taste featured an almost cloyingly sweet malt.

The mouthfeel was toward the fuller side of the style.

Overall an overly sweet lager that is difficult to finish.

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Photo of botham
1.81/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

12 oz bottle poured into a pilsner. pours a straw color with a few fingers of white frothy head. moderate lacings and moderate head retention.

aroma is grainy, with a light floral character from the yeast. a stale undertone is the only other discernable aroma.

taste is more of the same. a light grainy flavor with a touch of floral yeast. little else. stale grains in the aftertaste.

mouthfeel is watery.

drinkability is not good. there is not much here in the way of flavor, as one would expect from the style, but the aftertaste leaves one wanting something with character.

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Photo of BigRedN
2.02/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Appearance: Poured from the 12 oz stubby pry off clear bottle into a pint glass. The beer is clear, bright gold with a 1/2 inch white head. Head fades to a thin cover and leaves some good lacing. Pretty typical for the style, classic light lager.

Smell: I am guessing if this has any hops they are hop extracts, because it is not skunky, coming from a clear bottle. The smell that there is, well, I did not much care for it. Adjuncty, rotten, moldy, corn. Not very inviting.

Taste: Adjuncts, a little sweet, off flavoring. Overall a bad light macro lager. ABV seems a bit high for the style.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied, prickly mouthfeel. Decent carbonation.

Drinkability: I had one as part of a mixed six pack out of curiosity. I'll not purchase one again.

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Photo of Roderick
2.11/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

It poured light with a very thin white head,
The smell was really odd, kind of like stale peanuts maybe?
Taste was watery and with a tiny biter aftertaste...just not a very good experience and I truthfully don't think this will ever touch my lips again.
Paid $.99 for a bottle at Liquor Barn Preston.

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Photo of Frozensoul327
2.48/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

A: Thin yellow color with a short lived and smaller white foamy head. Looks like the dog spit in my beer. Some notes of lacing. Medium low level of carbonation.

S: Grain and adjunct are noted, with an overall corn aroma. Not bad, but typical of a macro beer.

T: Bland light malts and raw corn flavors mask an otherwise boring and uneventful beer.

M: Boring. Touches of carbonation make their way to the palate, but other than that, I may as well be drinking water.

D: I guess on a hot summer day I could wack this down like Ike Turner with a beef to pick with Tina. Otherwise, it's very average and lackluster.

Notes: Cool bottle. Would've been better if it were brown.

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Photo of TheLongBeachBum
2.33/5  rDev -4.5%
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.

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Photo of lackenhauser
2.26/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pale sort of gold color. A notch darker then a Coor's Lite. Anyway, pretty pale. Aroma? Where-not quite wet cardboard. Ok sort of flavor. Mild bitternes but nothing else. Almost seemed to come from the carbonation to give it any flavor. Fairly limp body. Rather clinical and bland. I would pass in a big way. Wouldnt even put it in with BMC.

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Photo of Drew966
2.58/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

San Mig Light pours a typical macro yellow with a minimal white head from a clear twelve ounce bottle. Bad adjunct corn smells are coming from the glass. Taste is very light, to the point that it really doesn't taste like anything except some mid corn flavors, which is better than I anticipated from the smell. I've had worse tasting light beers.

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Photo of daliandragon
2.16/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Another shot in the dark, but I didn't expect much from San Mig Light after not being impressed with the Pale Pilsen itself. Why do they insist on a clear bottle? Pours golden, with a minor head. It also smells like a generic light beer.
That wonderful watery taste of subpar light beer. The aftertaste isn't so good either, with too much carbonation. Mmm..this is by no means a good beer but if I was watching my weight and looking for a buzz, 5% alcohol is okay..

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Photo of Beastdog75
2.03/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I actually rather enjoy the regular San Miguel as a thirst-quenching brew and the San Miguel Dark, while no doppelbock, is a decent dark lager (perhaps a few steps above Michelob Amber Bock). I thought San Mig Light actually had some flavor to it, but of course this is a light beer and the flavor that was actually present wasn't at all that exciting.

San Mig Light pours a yellowish gold color with a thin bubbly head that disappears very quickly. Has somewhat of an uncleaness to the smell that seems typical of light lagers. Smell is mostly fruity with those unclean musty/soapy aromas present along with some corn. The mouthfeel is thin and moderately carbonated. As mentioned, there is some flavor here. The fruitiness once again seems dominant and reminds me of pears (I've noticed this trait in some other light beers too). The adjuncty corny/gritty taste is here, and a presence of a "fake" flavor makes its way through as well (I'm inclined to say a plastic flavor). Overall the brew is sweet with a low dryness in the finish. The aftertaste has a lingering corny sweetness with no bitterness, and the beer concludes with no alcoholic warmth.

The back label mentioned this brew having the same "full-bodied" flavor and alcohol level as the regular San Miguel, but less filling. Sounds the the Filipinos might be attending the Miller school of beer marketing. For a light beer, not too bad but overall not too exciting.

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Photo of Zorro
2.33/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a darker shade of clear Yellow, from a clear glass bottle.

Smell is mildly sweet with a faint hint of perfume.

Taste a bit of grain and some sweet malt. No real bitterness to speak of. This tastes like a watered down San Miguel Lager.

Mouthfeel is present.

This is drinkable but no where near as good as the regular version.

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