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:
#43,523
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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Ratings: 144 |  Reviews: 37
Photo of Avatar113
2/5  rDev -26.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of gandres
1.34/5  rDev -50.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1

Photo of mmmbeer89
2.01/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

it barely has any smell and doesn't taste very good. it's classified as a malt liquor but it doesn't taste like one to me, maybe it's a lighter & harsher tasting version of a malt liquor.

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Photo of life_of_agony
3/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of jpuetz
1.5/5  rDev -44.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of ordybill
3.34/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass at the World of Beer in Columbia, SC. This is the classic beer of the Philippines that sailors and Marines lived off of in the old days while in Olongapo. Unfortunately it doesn't compare to other beers but in the tropical setting of the PI it is awesome. But, it is rather average but it did take me down memory lane for a bit.

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Photo of SoleBriety
2.23/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Svingjo
2.98/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

This poured a clear golden colour with a thin soda bubbled white head that dissapears quickly. The nose is bready, while being surrounded by a sweet pale malt. There is also some skunk and earthy hoppiness. The taste is like sweet corn along with a slightly apple taste, maybe some acetaldehyde. That earthy hop bitterness is evident as the taste comes to a finish. It feels overly carbonated, almost like they use the high carbonation to hide any flaws. Not my favourite but better than some other malt liquors I've had.

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Photo of LaneMeyer
3.28/5  rDev +21%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Rating it according to style, this malt liquor is better than most American Malt liquors IMO. Meaning it's less nasty but still not good.

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Photo of Exeter
2.37/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of pat61
3.21/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

L: Pours brilliant gold under a 1” white foam cap that diddipates at a fairly moderate speed leaving splotchy lace.
S: Fresh grains and some earthiness fill the nose.
T: Lightly sweet bread and a dose of apple with a moderately bitter, dry finish.
F: Medium light to medium body, medium high carbonation, clean and crisp.
O: Probably more apple on the palate than it should have but it works well with the grain flavors and helps hide the alcohol.

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Photo of artemh
2.31/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Photo of McStagger
2.49/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.25

Why?

A: Macro straw, big bubbles streaming to the surface. Head is a finger of white. Instant dissipation to a small cap.

S: Grain, green grape, slightly metallic.

T: Fruity up front, just a splash of herbal/vegetal hoppiness. Not harsh but not welcome graininess in the end. Some sort of porridge sweetness on the finish.

M: The higher alcohol may actually help this one. Keeps the carbonation from burning your tongue. Still thin and still watery.

O: Lower tier, but not bottom tier. Do not let warm. Repeat, do not let warm.

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Photo of ChrisCage
1.98/5  rDev -26.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.75

A- Pours a crystal clear golden color with a surprisingly thick-ish white colored head. The head is about 1 finger thick and retains very well in a soapy textured manner. Appears to have aggressive pop like carbonation and the lacing is also surprisingly decent with several small foam patches sticking to the side of the glass.

S- Very average aromas of corn adjunct, and perhaps some cleansing rice blended into the mash as well. There is some minor barley malt sweetness. Slightly yeasty, tin/metallic and somewhat boozy aroma. No real hop bitterness in the finish.

T- This is where this beer loses it for me! Very bland and no frills on the palate. Alcohol is somewhat noticeable and there's a weird dry dirt flavor that makes my tongue cringe every time I taste this. Stale cardboard could perhaps be a great term to describe the overall flavor!

M/O- The rubber hit the road and it's an awfully bumpy road! Outside of the better than expected look, this is everything I expected and less! Thin bodied, palate scrubbing carbonation and unpleasant flavors have led me to decide that this belongs in the reject pile! I'm sure the good people of the Philippines know full well that this is pure swill.......good for the party crowd I'm sure!

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Photo of Dashur
3.48/5  rDev +28.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Like a cider and beer hybrid

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Photo of jaydoc
2.65/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Hohnbaum
2.25/5  rDev -17%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of isunktheship
3/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

If this is a malt liquor, as BA proclaims, I'm a bit more interested in the process. Its listed as an extra strong lager, so perhaps there's some complex chemistry going on in the background/process to categorize this as a 'Malt Liquor'.

Gave it a 3, it's drinkable, strong, sweet. When I think 'Malt Liquor', I definitely think Mickey's, Old English, etc.. this isn't a gross farty beer - it's a smooth, malty, lager. So while the categorization may be debated, it's quite enjoyable.

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Photo of nelsonsaigon
2.25/5  rDev -17%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Manila, Saigon

I will not drink this beer unless there are no other choices.

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Photo of JNForsyth
2.33/5  rDev -14%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of wrightst
4/5  rDev +47.6%

Photo of jaswilson2
2.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of BuddyZ
2.8/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of iftcoach
2.75/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Amalak
2.45/5  rDev -9.6%

Needs to be served cold. A basic malty beer but it can be refreshing under the right conditions. Average as a whole, but I don't hate it the way that some seem to hate it.

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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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