San Miguel Pale Pilsen | San Miguel Brewery Inc.

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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
Ratings:
238
Reviews:
102
Avg:
2.75
pDev:
22.55%
 
 
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Ratings: 238 |  Reviews: 102
Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
3.29/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

From the bottle, it pours a pale golden with a small head, quickly dissipating. Light scent overall. The taste is similar, light flavor, yet refreshing. Just the thing after a simmering day in the Philippines!

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Photo of pkalix
3.84/5  rDev +39.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kojevergas
2.84/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle from a 7-11 in Bangkok, though the label identifies the brand owner as San Miguel Thailand. 5.0% ABV.

Soft and light-bodied, with an approachable pilsner malt dominant taste. No grassy Noble hop character, unfortunately.

Balanced albeit simple, San Miguel Pale Pilsen is a somewhat refreshing light lager decent for pairing with spicy Southeast Asian food, but beyond that it has little to offer the discerning drinker.

C / AVERAGE

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Photo of avisong
2.5/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of MasterRigger
2/5  rDev -27.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Tone
3.22/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Pours a clear, straw color. 1/3 inch head of a white color. Good retention and slight lacing. Smells of pale malt, adjunct, and a hint of hop. Fits the style of a German Pilsner. Mouth feel is smooth and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of pale malt, slight sweet malt, hint of caramel malt, hint of hop, and adjunct. Overall, average appearance, weak aroma, decent feel, but the best aspect is the body.

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Photo of tigg924
3.09/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pours clear, bright yellow in color with 1/2 inch head. Taste is corn, grain, grass, and sugary malt. Very sweet--almost like a non-alcoholic beer, with light body. OK to slightly above average example of the style. Perfectly drinkable, but I prefer others in the style.

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Photo of MFMB
2.23/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of 54V4G3
1.88/5  rDev -31.6%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

Photo of LukeGude
2.85/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Jcarriglio
1.89/5  rDev -31.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Photo of njnj2000
2.41/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of MichialTanner1
2.81/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of salias
3.77/5  rDev +37.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

sweetish and light, not much of an aftertaste.

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Photo of stevoj
2.14/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Bottle from Maruhn. Not bad tasting, just not enough there to enjoy. Taste and aroma are on the weak side, and mouthfeel is watery. A little extra effort could make this a decent lager.

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Photo of Momon
2.59/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Robertas
2.59/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of gandres
1.37/5  rDev -50.2%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.75

Photo of Libeertarian
2.34/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Clear golden color with slightly off-white low or medium retaining foamy head. Decent lacing. Smell is sweet and a touch grassy. Faintest honey aroma. Tastes too much like the San Mig Light, I fear. More honey. The dominant dry hay flavor I detected in the latter isn't so pronounced in this, at least. Other saving graces would be the light lemony-tartness throughout and the all too mild basic bitter finish. That last part doesn't last too long. Just in time for the next sip, one encounters a pleasant buttered-bread aftertaste. Light in body, but not too light, with fairly high amount of first prickly, then softer carbonation. Kind of smooth, but keeps coming back, so to speak. Overall, not awful, but more comparable to a Euro Pale Lager or an Adjunct Lager to a German Pilsener. And still not as good.

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Photo of PlutonowyManiek
2.49/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

Color: light yellow, straw, clean, clear. Head white, fairly large and fairly long time remains on the surface of beer.
Aroma: sweetish notes of raspberry, little notes of malt soap with a touch of metal.
Taste: well only metal and nothing more.
I did not feel gentian, high saturation and alcohol is not noticeable.

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Photo of spycow
2.67/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of life_of_agony
3/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of metter98
2.79/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

A: The beer is clear light yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high bright white head that died down, leaving a large patch of bubbles on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light aromas of bready and pale malts are present in the nose.
T: The taste has flavors of bready malts along with subtle hints of associated sweetness. No bitterness is perceptible.
M: It feels light-bodied and watery on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer seems to be too watered down on the palate and could use more hops.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of DabblinWiscCraft
2.51/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Picked up a single 12 oz bottle as part of a build-your-own-sixer at my local Trig's grocer. There's no bottled on date that I can see. Poured right from the fridge into a pilsner glass.

Can I add a category? Sound: As I poured this one out, it sounded just like a soda. This is the only beer that I can remember sounding like that as I poured it (aside from Not Your Father's Root Beer).

L: Pours a bright straw color, with about an eighth-of-an-inch of white head that dissolves as fast as I could pour it out. No ring, no lacing. Lazy visible carbonation.

S: Bready malts and stewed corn. There's just a touch of buttery diacetyl in there, as well. Perhaps a touch of funk. Not a very assertive bouquet (thankfully).

T: Cracker malt and sweet adjunct at the front--corn is the predominant flavor. The middle introduces a bit of tartness and creaminess, with the corn coming through even clearly. There's a bit of buttery diacetyl in the mix, as well. The back end is back to the bready/cracker malts, though there' s still a definite corn flavor coming through. Just a bit of tartness and the slightest suggestion of bitter let me know that there must be some hops used in the creation of this beer.

F: Light-bodied and bright, creamy, and tart in turns. Though it's fairly clean-finishing, it leaves enough of a lingering bitter at the back to say that it's got a bit of stick to it.

O: This is not exactly the kind of beer that I would recommend--in cold or warm weather, by yourself or with a friend, or when you haven't got much money for the beer budget or you've got more than you need. Too much of those adjuncts, and not quite clean enough for my liking in this style.

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Photo of JuicesFlowing
2.51/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Poured into a Stella Artois chalice.

First of all, The bottle label is exactly that of the San Miguel lager, however the label says Pale Pilsen Beer. It's a little confusing since the label for the Pale Pilsen is different than the bottle I am drinking from. However, if the label says Pale Pilsen, so be it.

Look: A murky, faded straw colored body sits under a fizzy white head that recedes to a wisp of white with a small white collar around the glass. Very light minimal lacing.

Aroma: Sweet to the nose, not unlike a soggy breakfast cereal. The wet grain aroma is really overpowering and there is just a faint aroma of skunk on the back side.

Taste: The beer starts out chewy and really sweet with malts and a thick grain bill. It evens out with a bitter, dry grassy taste and finishes with a carbonated metallic bite.

Mouthfeel: Dry, carbonated, a little harsh.

Overall: Kind of a mess. Too sweet. Then when it "balances out" it just gets thin and metallic somehow. I am glad I only bought one bottle.

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San Miguel Pale Pilsen from San Miguel Brewery Inc.
2.75 out of 5 based on 238 ratings.
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