Red Horse Beer | San Miguel Brewery Inc.

Red Horse BeerRed Horse Beer
BA SCORE
8.3%
Liked This Beer
2.71 w/ 144 ratings
Red Horse BeerRed Horse Beer
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Malt Liquor

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Daredevil on 01-03-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#43,449
Reviews:
37
Ratings:
144
Liked:
12
Avg:
2.71/5
pDev:
26.94%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
40
Trade:
0
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Photo of Kurmaraja
3.29/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of VoxRationis
3.38/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Decanted from an 11.2 oz (330 ml) bottle into a Weissbier vase; no production information.
A: Pours a light amber color with a half inch, white head that resolves to a rim with no lacing.
S: Sweet floral bouquet with a toasty aroma.
T: Sweet malts up front with only very mild bitterness. Peach and tutti-fruity notes.
M: Surprisingly light bodied (given the alcohol content) with low to medium carbonation.
O: I purchase out of curiosity. It is a drinkable, if not terribly memorable, brew. That said, the ratings on the site just seems a tad low and some of the reviews, a bit hyperbolic.

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Photo of Rifugium
1.42/5  rDev -47.6%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

Photo of SGR1220
3.5/5  rDev +29.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BenBreeg
2.6/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Everydayoff
2.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

640ml bottle poured into a pint glass.

L:
Golden yellow color, it tops with pretty good white foamy head that retains for some time before sinking to some bubble film atop and leaving small amount of lace, high fizzy carbonation.

S:
Grain, sulfur, subtle DMS, rotten veggies, medicinal, and hint of alcohol solvent.

T:
Grain and grassy bitterness in the lead, then it follows with hint of lager yeast, bread, and grain again to wrap up all the things.

F+O:
Light body with lively crisp and some active carbonation, not much smooth, finish is dry. Maybe drinkable if there is no choice.

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Photo of hophugger
2.45/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.25

Crystal clear gold in color with nice carbonation bubbles rising to the top. Minimal head and non-existent lacing. Now, it goes downhill from here. Aroma is overpowering with corn and sweet grains and taste is nasty, watery and lacks any discernible flavors, give me a Bud Lit, it would be much much better.

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Photo of CLEWISCC
1.6/5  rDev -41%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.25

L: Packaging is lackluster. When poured, its appearance is similar to Red Bull. Moderate to Low carbonation.

S: Sweet and bitter smells at the same time. Not very pleasant to sniff when you pop one.

T: Tastes like a premix cocktail drink. Not much sweetness, very bitter without any hops overtones. Flavor is very muffled and I was not able to find any comparison with fruits or other foods.

F: It is marketed as "an Extra Strong Beer" and it feels as if its. The dominant feeling in one's mouth is the sting of alcohol thanks to not having much flavor to start with.

O: Very poor beer for experience, it is marketed as a quick and cheap way to get drunk and is brewed to do so.

*edited spelling errors

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Photo of Bluegrass49
3.25/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BlueSpader
3.47/5  rDev +28%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of duvel1979
2/5  rDev -26.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Tlmader
2.73/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Beerdanza
2.02/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

I opened a bottle and heard no pop or fizz. Tasted the beer and thought it may have gone bad. Opened another one to check. That's just the way it is.

Very subtle nose which can only be described as faint cherry liqueur.

Taste is almost absent. Again, to my pallet it's cherries, but more bitter than sweet. But the flavor is fleeting, and a sip ends up feeling fairly clean and fresh, if lacking in most beer attributes.

I threw one in the freezer for a while, and drank it from the bottle as a previous reviewer had suggested, and it was better ice cold from the bottle. Definitely nothing overtly offensive about it, and it goes down easy. With easy drinking and 8% abv, I can see where this brew, if obtained cheaply, could be extremely attractive.

However, my overall impression is pretty negative. For getting drunk it seems like a good deal. For savoring beer, it's a big bummer.

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Photo of HeightsEats
3.17/5  rDev +17%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Color is medium straw. Aroma is corn, biscuit malt and caramel. The flavor is biscuit / corn from a glass, but sweeter and cleaner if you drink it out of a bottle. Sweetness and full body keeps alcohol relatively well hidden. This is a decent / okay strong lager, good for a hot day and better straight from the bottle (where flavors stay simple) than in a glass (which opens up some not great elements).

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Photo of tykechandler
2/5  rDev -26.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of HopliteMpls612
3.31/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Kris450
3.83/5  rDev +41.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DevilsAvocado
4.16/5  rDev +53.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Photo of kojevergas
1.82/5  rDev -32.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

I guess The Filipino San Miguel is the brand owner (though they're licensing it from San Miguel Spain?) and San Miguel Thailand is technically brewing it under contract.

BOTTLE: 640ml. Brown glass. Sanguine label. Gold and red pry-off crown cap.

Brewed and packaged by San Miguel Beer Thailand. Filled April 09, 2016. 6.00% ABV.

AROMA: Graininess. Pale/pilsner malts. Mild grassy hop character. I detect no overt adjunct.

Aromatic intensity is quite mild.

TASTE: Artificial cherry, pilsner malts, pale malts, malty sweetness. Malt extract. Possibly cane sugar seeing as it's somewhat cidery.

No overt hop or yeast flavour. No off-notes apart from the almost cloying sweetness.

Imbalanced, with shallow depth of flavour throughout. Flavour duration is brief (luckily). Flavour intensity is low.

TEXTURE: Syrupy, slightly sticky, smooth, wet, overcarbonated. Heavy on the palate. Filling. Not soft at all.

Doesn't bring out the best in the taste.

OVERALL: Drinkability is low giving its sharp overcarbonation, heaviness on the palate, and off-putting sweetness. Definitely amongst the worst beers (currently) available in Thailand - which is a shame since Thai-brewed San Miguel Pale Pilsner (from the same brewery) is one of the best. Not a brew I'd want to revisit - but I imagine I likely will given the lack of diversity in Thailand's beer scene coupled with Red Horse's affordable price and comparatively high ABV.

I'll extend an olive branch and say that the red apple/cider-redolent flavour isn't bad.

D- (1.82) / NOT RECOMMENDED

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Photo of hardy008
2.09/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Clear gold with a thin white head which fades quickly, leaving spotty lacing. The aroma has grain, corn, and some earth. Smells fairly sweet.

Tastes like it smells. Too sweet for this style of beer.

Thin and watery with above average carbonation. Nothing to get excited about here. I will avoid in the future.

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Photo of 54V4G3
1.58/5  rDev -41.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Photo of Zylod
3.1/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of justinm4bama
2.94/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Momon
2.64/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of BEER88
2.36/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

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Red Horse Beer from San Miguel Brewery Inc.
Beer rating: 8.3% out of 100 with 144 ratings
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