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San Miguel Dark Lager | San Miguel Brewery Inc.

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Euro Dark Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by stoutman on 03-26-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#41,671
Reviews:
175
Ratings:
265
pDev:
15.99%
Bros Score:
3.5
 
 
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Ratings: 265 |  Reviews: 175
Photo of cmbeddoe7997
2.88/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of michaelpancho
3.08/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of LaneMeyer
3.24/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Scarycarrie1
2.98/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Looks and smells like a stout but not much taste.

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Bottle purchased at Beers of the World in Henrietta, NY.

This one pours a dark brown, almost black, with a full, foamy 2 inch head, and a little bit of lacing.

This one doesn't smell like a whole lot, but doesn't smell bad. A bit of chocolate and smoke and not much else.

This has a pesky metallic flavor to it that I don't love, but it's not all that bad. There's some chocolate and char flavors, with some roasted malt flavor as well. Not all that bold, but not bad either.

This is light bodied, with a crisp, and slightly metallic mouthfeel, with a moderate level of carbonation.

Slightly boring, but very drinkable.

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Photo of AgentMunky
3.55/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pat61
4/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Brilliant brown with traces of garnet under a 2” tan foam collar that descends to a thick, clingy film that hugs the side of the glass.
S: Some roast, moderate to low malt, low sweetness, no big hop action, mild earthiness, clean lager yeast.
T: Moderate malt character, light roast, no harsh or burnt flavors, caramel, medium sweetness slowly fades to dry, light hints of chocolate. Medium low to medium bitterness, no fruity esters or diacetyl.
F: Medium light body, moderately high carbonation, creamy, clean and smooth. No astringency, no harshness, hop bitterness is moderate.
O: A well made easy to drink Euro Dark Lager.

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Photo of dmorgan310
3.15/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of PA-Michigander
3/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of tree777
3.54/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Chaz
2.84/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a dark amber-red in color, darker than fizzy non-alcoholic cola-pop, and is brilliant or with excellent clarity. Pale tan head looks pretty good, with tight, small bubbles and uniform rather than rocky. Looks good is a glass...

The nose is sweet, malty, a little neutral and boring. But there's an off-note, medicinal as well. Plus, there's a oxidation to this one that makes me believe that the bottle I pulled from the undated six pack is fairly old.

Sweet and lightly-tangy on the first sip. The roast malt character which features in the language on the label is rather minimal. Finish is dry, but the oxidation is interfering with the nicer character of the malt (dark fruit notes, of plum and date, which I ordinarily love in stronger, richer ales.)

The body is thin. Carbonation is okay -- neither under or over-carbonated.

Altogether I can see this as being a nice, easy-drinker in the summer heat, as it's not too strong and is rather refreshing in its own right. It's not bad for the price I paid for it ($6.99), but I'm sure it would be a better beer within code!

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Photo of smithj4
3.6/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of damndirtyape
3.69/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

11.2oz bottle poured into a shaker pint glass. No date.

Appearance: Dark ruby red to amber. Thin tan ring and skin across the top. No lacing.

Smell: Hint of raisin, roasted malt, something metallic.

Taste: Raisin, roasted malt, molasses, with a mild metallic finish.

Mouthfeel: Highly carbonated - fizzy. A little bit sticky.

Overall / Drinkability: I've had this before and I remember it with more fondness then, but it was the summer and I had it with a spicy meal, which is where I think this beer would shine better. It doesn't quite work well in the winter with a simple stir fry. Still, I rather enjoyed it and I wouldn't mind another, but I need to find the right food to pair it with.

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Photo of wrightst
4.5/5  rDev +30.8%

Photo of Spikester
3.75/5  rDev +9%

Dark brown with one plus fingers of tan head. Five minute retention. No lace.
Smell is all roasted malts.
Taste is sweet dark malts. Hop character not found.
Mouthfeel is light to medium body with average carbonation.
Overall an easy drinking somewhat sweet beer that would pair well with spicy Asian or Mexican food. Tasty beer. No bottling date found.

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Photo of nelsonsaigon
4/5  rDev +16.3%

Experienced in : US, Manila
Appealing to me : Inviting look and really great taste
Less appealing to me : accumulated sweetness as you drink more

I like this beer and will look forward to my next drink.

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Photo of olradetbalder
2.5/5  rDev -27.3%

Photo of DeadeyeOTDO
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of lmaduells
3/5  rDev -12.8%

Photo of Dougology
3/5  rDev -12.8%

Photo of anthony-martinez
2.92/5  rDev -15.1%

Photo of WallaceTheGreat
3.72/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of BeerRunner
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of njbenz
5/5  rDev +45.3%

Photo of Sellen
2/5  rDev -41.9%

San Miguel Dark Lager from San Miguel Brewery Inc.
Beer rating: 3.44 out of 5 with 265 ratings
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