Red Horse Beer | San Miguel Brewery Inc.

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

Style: American Malt Liquor

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Daredevil on 01-03-2012

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36
Ratings:
139
Avg:
2.66
pDev:
27.44%
 
 
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Reviews: 36 | Ratings: 139
Photo of barczar
2.85/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

For a month in the Philippines, this and negra were standbys.

Pours a brilliant light golden straw with a half inch white head that dissipates fairly quickly, leaving modest lacing.

Corn, grain, butter, fruity esters, and light floral hops form the aroma.

Flavor reveals more diacetyl, with corn and grain at the backbone, fruity esters throughout, and a slight bitterness at the finish.

Body is moderate, with carbonation a tad high, and slight alcohol warmth.

Much more diacetyl than I recall, and the fruity esters are offputting, as well as the alcohol heat.

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Photo of emerge077
2.36/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Whoo, Malt Liquor from the Philippines. Let the good times roll...

Crystal clear straw color, thin layer of white foam on the surface. Minimal spotty lacing.

Mealy corn silage, wet grains and wet dishrag notes in the aroma. When cold it's fairly muted, its suggested to keep as ice cold as possible.

Sharp astringent alcohol, apple, dull flavors, light watery carbonation, though it has a fuller feel to the body for an AML. Dull grains, dry finish with some perceptible alcohol in the taste. Plain and rough around the edges... not the most terrible malt liquor out there, but still not worth revisiting.

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Photo of GallowsThief
2.81/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Picked up by my buddy Ken in the Phillipines. Poured out of a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

A – Poured out a pale golden yellow with almost no head to speak of at all. Very bubbly.

S – Corn, grain, sweet and not much else.

T – Very sweet taste immediately grabbed me. Malty with a touch of citrus.

M – Very easy drinker. Medium carbonation that leaves a bit of that sweetness on your palate as it goes down.

O – Another on of these hot summer days brews in a foreign country type. Its perfectly fine for a beach, boat or humid day. It will go down quick and easy and its at least got some taste.

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Photo of biboergosum
2.51/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

330ml bottle, 7% ABV. A brew which seems to come and go from Alberta store shelves, and is readily confused with the malt liquor cans. Glad I could snatch a single in Stampede City.

This beer pours a clear, medium golden yellow colour, with one finger of loosely foamy, and quite audibly fizzy dirty white head, which leaves the meekest burps of EKG lace around the glass as it very readily settles.

It smells of sweet corn grist and overcooked white rice, a mild sweet alcohol ester 'character', and a weird musty and dusty dryness. The taste is a mite bit drier - thin apple cider, a fickle weak graininess, an indeterminate plastic sourness, and some further musty and dusty, er, hops, I suppose.

The carbonation is mopey and average, kind of resigned to its fate (I can sympathize), the body a thin, sugar-buoyed middleweight (just barely, sports fans), and smooth, with a barely-restrained gagging sidebar. It finishes sweet, grainy, slightly boozy, and reserved in its nicely understated skankiness.

A malt liquor, sure - it's got all the trademarks, yet that overused concept of 'drinkability' strangely applies here, dunno why. Oh, right, I've suitably lowered my expectations, a la re-runs of Saturday Night Live.

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Photo of LXIXME
2.2/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Poured from about an inch above the glass give this beer a medium or slightly more white head that quickly dies to about half an inch that slowly settles into a very light bubbly lacing above a clear golden colored light bodied beer.

Aroma of sour grains, lighter lemon citrus, and even lighter hints of yeast.

Watery light sour grain malt taste with even lighter lemon citrus coming through.

A dry aftertaste with some lemony citrus hanging around.

This beer is kind like a sub-par American light beer like Bud Light, boo these guys for pretty a less than beer beer in a cool looking bottle and using up a decent name that an Irish Red would have been proud to carry.

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Photo of jsisko01
2.83/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance - Pours a clear golden color with a centimeter thick head that dissipates instantly. Has creamy lacing.

Smell - Grainy, bready, and malty..

Taste - Strong pale malts, bready malts, and quite bitter.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with high carbonation.

Overall - Definitely not one of the better malt liquors.. but I don't really like them in general anyway.

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Photo of Brad007
1.12/5  rDev -57.9%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Malt liquor? Been a while since I've had one of those.

Nice golden color? Check. Thin head? Check. Ample carbonation? You bet.

Weird aromas. Vaguely beer-like but I can't be too sure. Sweet. Grainy.

Yep, it's a malt liquor. Cloying, headache inducing sweetness with nary a touch of anything else. No body whatsover.

This brings on the nazztayyy with a watery mouthfeel and very little that resembles beer.

Bleh. Gimme a Colt or OE800.

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Photo of brystmar
3.3/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Can from blatantdream, by way of a co-worker who recently returned from a work trip to Manila. "You like beer, right?" Sure.... Skepticism++!

Light, golden body with surprisingly glamorous white head. Hard to believe there's good retention and even beady lace! Lots of sweet Belgian malts in the nose. Again, surprisingly not terrible.

Doesn't really taste like much, which is better than expected. Reminds me of a bland Belgian blonde ale. I've had many, many worse beers from this region, so Red Horse is a pleasant gem in a sea of awful brews.

Body is weak and boring like most light lagers from the region. But honestly, I'd happily drink this as my beer of choice if I lived in the Phillippines.

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Photo of beertunes
3.15/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into straight pint glass. Poured a clean, clear bright yellow color with just a thin cap of bright white head that no retention or lacing. The aroma was a little sweet and a touch grainy, but mostly neutral. The taste was the same sweet and bland, and it did have a sticky finish.

The body was surprisingly relatively clean, except for that sticky finish, but wasn't as gooey and sticky as a lot of malt liquors. Drinkability was also surprisingly good, the went smooth and easy. The sweetness of this beer will wear on some folks, but I didn't find it to be so bad.

It was listed as Malt Liquor on the bottle, but I found it to be more like a strong lager, as it's listed here. At a $1.75, this beer is worth a shot if you see it and I might try it again as a walk-around beer as the weather warms up.

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Photo of samie85
3.56/5  rDev +33.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear golden color with two fingers of white head.

Smells of grainy malts with hints of lemon rind hop notes.

Follows the nose with grainy malt and hints of lemon with a subdued bitterness.

Mouthfeel is smooth with low to medium prickly carbonation and light bodied.

This is honestly a decent no-brainer beer and one I wouldn't mind trying again.

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Photo of Daredevil
2.74/5  rDev +3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

sampling all the local brews I can get hold of while on hols in Thailand

the nose is quite rich (at least in Thai standards), good balance of malts and some orchidea fragrance

tastewise it's far richer than the usual Thai style brew, however the taste is tainted by a rather unpleasant sourness

This is a brew from San Miguel (Thailand) Ltd., Pathumthani, Thailand - I am not sure whether it's also brewed in Philippines or not - it is definitely different from Red Horse Liquor

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