San Miguel Pale Pilsen | San Miguel Brewery Inc.

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San Miguel Pale PilsenSan Miguel Pale Pilsen
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2.73/5
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244 Ratings
San Miguel Pale PilsenSan Miguel Pale Pilsen
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
San Miguel Brewery Inc.
Philippines
sanmiguelbrewery.com.ph

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by rastaman on 08-09-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#45,082
Reviews:
104
Ratings:
244
pDev:
22.71%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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5
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Photo of cryptichead
3.25/5  rDev +19%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of StoutBoi
3.14/5  rDev +15%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of michaelsmith11
2.98/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Honestly I wasn't expecting much from this beer. Got a six pack from a co-worker. I have to say I was little surprised. It's certainly not the best beer I've had but this is a perfectly acceptable beer and a good representation of the style. It's a light, crisp beer that's easy to drink.

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Photo of DoctorRobert1969
1.5/5  rDev -45.1%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Foul tasting cheap swill if u ask me.

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Photo of krome
2.75/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of insouciantx
2.82/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Rifugium
1.62/5  rDev -40.7%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.5

Photo of mrcraft
3.25/5  rDev +19%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Blackop555
2.98/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours golden. Foamy, short, white head that fades slowly.

Smells bready malt, grainy, hint skunky and light grassy.

Tastes great sweetness, malty, raisin and light grassy. Finish is Semi dry with grassy linger. Light body and fizzy medium carbonation.

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Photo of VoxRationis
3.71/5  rDev +35.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Decanted from an 11.2 oz bottle into a conical pint glass; no production data.
A: Pours a perfectly clear, pale golden color with robust carbonation, leading to an at least one inch head, but little head retention and no lacing.
S: Aroma mostly cracked grain than baked bread, with a little herbal/grassy.
T: Palate follows nose, with the grain end of flavor predominating. Lightly bitter with a little bitter aftertaste.
M: Light bodied with solid carbonation. Fairly refreshing.
O: This was a reasonable example of the Pilsener style. If we are comparing this to other Pilseners, it's actually a pretty well made one. I also appreciate that it is placed in brown bottles, as, despite being imported from the other side of the world, it drinks fresh and unskunked.

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Photo of BenBreeg
2.03/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Photo of monkist
1.65/5  rDev -39.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of SonOfKyuss
2.99/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Casey_L
2.75/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of hman43
2.62/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Look: It pours light golden with a white head It has moderate head retention with some lacing.

Smell: It has grainy sweet aroma with some herbal and grass as well.

Taste: The flavors are dominated by a malty, grainy sweetness. There are some grassy elements with herbal flavors as well.

Feel: It has a moderately light body with moderately low bitterness. The aftertaste is grainy sweet.

Overall, it is a lager with mostly malty aromas and flavors, but not without some hops that are noticeable.

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Photo of dcbeers
2.78/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of DrAnnaNemis
3.04/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of lupercmda
4/5  rDev +46.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SGR1220
3.05/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Jodio
2.27/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of generallee
3.45/5  rDev +26.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of FreshYeti
2.3/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Looks like a pilsener. Head is more pillowy than american adjunct lagers that I’m used to, but still soapy enough to dwindle to a thin layer as I type this.

Smell is a cross between coors and corona. That beery macro smell with an extra hint of skunk sweetness.

Taste: whoa. There’s definitely something different here. Honeysuckle, brown rice, sugar cane. With so little backbone, the 5% ABV is detectable. Further swigs reveal leafy greens, tree bark, and green bell pepper. I’m glad I tried it because it’s something different, but I can’t say I’m enjoying it.

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Photo of Andrewharemza
3.25/5  rDev +19%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of CLEWISCC
2.31/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.25

L: Packaging in the PH looks great and rustic; the glass bottles give off a familiar and cozy feel. Beer itself is light golden in color, very clear and has quite an amount carbonation.

S: You'll notice a very sweet , almost floral, aroma once you open it. The smell is most apparent when you meet up with someone who has been drinking at most an hour ago.

T: Being marketed as beer for the masses means it would taste something like it (A liter costs something like 70 PHP retail or around 1.20 USD in the PH). Quite sweet and floral when you start drinking with only a touch of bitterness at the end. I wouldn't describe the bitterness a something liken to hops. Eventually the bitter aftertaste of the beer will overpower the overly sweet taste that is initially dominant (after going through 1.5L of it perhaps). Generally poor taste compared to other mass brewed pilsners.

F: Has a very light body and continues to feel as such no matter how much you drink it. Can be drunk as is without snacks or accompaniment for long periods of time.

O: Despite it being the defacto national beer of the Philippines, I wouldn't drink a San Mig at a pub or restaurant given there are other choices. Its overly sweet flavor profile fit well with its target market others might have a different palette. Technically a pretty poor beer but thanks to its drinkability as its own its a popular choice for parties or long talks between friends.

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Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
3.88/5  rDev +42.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Beer rating: 2.73 out of 5 with 244 ratings
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