Blue Ice | San Miguel Brewery Inc.

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Blue IceBlue Ice

Brewed by:
San Miguel Brewery Inc.

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by soulgrowl on 01-20-2007

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Ratings: 17 |  Reviews: 8
Reviews by tone77:
Photo of tone77
2.88/5  rDev +28.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Pouring down rain here in Hong Kong and back in my room at Chungking Mansions. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a light golden color with a 1 inch head. Smell is mild, some grains and corn. Taste is light a bit of corn, refreshing yet not a lot of flavor. Feels light in the mouth and overall is a servicable cheap lager, but nothing special.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Echosolace
1.85/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A: After peeling of the top of this can (yeah, peel top, like a can of soup), I immediately had worries strewn about. I poured it and then was reminded of a jacuzzi. The head steadily rose for a while, then dissipated all in one go. It is quite clear, and suds are pouring out from every edge of the glass. Unusually sudsy. I wonder if the color was injected, because everything else seems synthetic so far.

S: Ah, I'm not the one to ask. My friend says it smells like a tramp's breath, but I've had one too many of other sorts. Sounds like a regular cheap Pilsner to me.

T: Sweetness touches my tongue first off, but hops, or any sense of malt are non-existent. Sugary grains is how I would describe it, but more towards the sugary side. Like a pastel version of sugary wheat.

M: It's not shabby. The amount of carbonation, after settling a bit isn't too bad. Don't expect anything grand though, we're talking about a shit beer here.

D: Don't waste the time on this beer. Why do they even advertise "Ice Filtered" on the front? I don't know. But compared to bottom feeders, I guess there could be worse... maybe...

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Photo of lelepat
2.29/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of woodychandler
1.99/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 5

Another beautiful CAN courtesy of local, in-person trader, tone77, who was nice enough to think of me while on a far out Far East trip recently. Man, I totally dig San Magoo goo beers, or Sammy Googoo, depending, having done some crazy stuff in the P.I. while in Uncle Sugar's Canoe Club. Bring on the peso dancer! I've stacked up some pesos on the spent CAN.

From the CAN: "Ice Filtered"; "Blue Ice Beer"; "All-Aluminum CAN"; "Enjoy Responsibly".

The lid on this baby was more heavy-duty than many on The CANQuest (TM) and I really had to bear down to make the Crack occur! I like when I have to work for my beer. It keeps me a) honest and b) on my toes. The inverted Glug netted a brief finger of foamy, bone-white head with limited retention. Bye! Color was a deep-sunshine yellow, but not deep enough to qualify as golden. My main man in such matters, King Midas, was sitting across the kitchen counter from me and he nodded his head in assent. I dig hanging out with the king since he learned a hard lesson with his dottir, but when those Croesus and Mammon cats show up, it's a friggin' free-for-all with everybody going for my beer. I CAN't abide that, man. Speaking of things that I CANnot abide, the nose smelled like Minhas Eastern division, man. Oh, holy flying f**k, man, this smelled like pink bubble gum, plastics factory and dry cleaning plant all rolled into one crappy little ball. I hear the tromp of Cybermen boots, but they are speaking Chinese! Man, if they have taken China, then we are all done for. My liver began to flutter and I was reminded of what Ron Barchet of Victory B.C. told me on Friday night - "So much beer, so little liver." My response was, "No, man. I've got several in storage from door-to door salesmen who CANnot read. My hangup is the usual two, time and money." I may need to break one out after this gem. Mouthfeel was thin and watery but it was the taste that was really putting my gag reflex to the test. Jeez-O, man, it tasted like they ran corn silage through the dry cleaning plant. I CANnot adequately describe just how awful this swill actually was. It is almost too late as the Cyberleader just burst through the door. I raised my glass to him in a toast to show my ongoing allegiance and he nodded for me to CANtinue drinking. Suddenly, a pleasant warmth came over me as my body slowly became coated in aluminum. What an ironic end, for someone so invested in aluminum CANs to become an aluminum cyborg! Finish was wonderful. This was one of the best beers that I have ever CANsumed. I must finish up, though, as my brethren await me on the other side of what remains of my backyard fence. Do not be alarmed, we mean you no harm ...

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Photo of Beerman1977
2.5/5  rDev +11.6%

Photo of Hemanjulian
2.5/5  rDev +11.6%

Photo of ATLbeerDog
1.85/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Another Thai brewed lager from San Miguel. Had a fill date of July 21st 2006...just 44 days old. Poured light yellow, appears overly carbonated with a quickly dissipating head. Not much smell and not much taste for a 6.4% beer. It taste fresh though. Very similar to a dozen other Thai beers. Why can I not fine an ale in Thailand.

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Photo of BEER88
1.95/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

Photo of Mdog
2/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Appearance: Yellow, fast fading head.

Smell: Not much, a hint of sulfur.

Taste: Watery, not much happening. A little corn does show up on the finish.

Drinkability: Inoffensive cheap stuff.

Another can from Hong Kong. Blue Ice could have been a lot worse, I expected a horrible tasting brew but there really wasn't much there. Just another generic lager.

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Photo of Duffman79
2.16/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.25

Photo of gandres
1.1/5  rDev -50.9%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1

Photo of soulgrowl
1.1/5  rDev -50.9%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Appearance: Thin, clear, generic yellow body. Ugly, cratered, white head with poor, splotchy retention.

Smell: This smells like sewage, and I'm not just trying to be theatrical here. That's literally what it smells like. Other nuances: cooked rice and sulfuric, vegetal cornbread. Ugh.

Taste: Sweet and sugary. Corny. Vaguely alcoholic. Judging by the smell, I expected this to be nauseating, but it's actually just very, very bland and unpleasant.

Mouthfeel: Fine. Effervescent, prickly. Carbonation is so sharp it's almost uncomfortable, but it does a good job of distracting from the taste.

Drinkability: I don't know if I can finish this. Avoid, avoid, avoid.

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Photo of samparkique4
3.3/5  rDev +47.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

2.35 - 3.25
Average 3.05
fade out so fast
yet reviving
and malty fruity sweet
sugar added
yet temperature between
they called it summer UK
malty pale lager
it is
sweet nutty hazelnut on palate
crystallized, filtered. A beer that issmooth and refreshing
smell is hazlnutty nut and slightly citrusy peel

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Photo of PICKLES
4.15/5  rDev +85.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The beer is at its best when it's ice cold. As you drink it, it does not give a strong bitterness once it touches your mouth, unlike some beers that you could just jump up and down to push some sort of congestion down to your gut. (see more on my blog)

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Photo of Haman94
2.07/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Its the worst beer ive tried. Will never drink it again.

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Photo of Squire123
2.43/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of randylangford
2/5  rDev -10.7%

Blue Ice from San Miguel Brewery Inc.
Beer rating: 5.9% out of 100 with 17 ratings
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