Red Horse Beer | San Miguel Brewery Inc.

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Brewed by:
San Miguel Brewery Inc.

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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Ratings: 157 |  Reviews: 42
Photo of McStagger
2.49/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.25


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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Photo of Loveyourbeer
2/5  rDev -26.2%

Photo of brywhite
3/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of patre_tim
3.25/5  rDev +19.9%

Photo of ArmyATCBrewer
2.75/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of Erik-P
3.25/5  rDev +19.9%

Photo of nmoeschler
3.25/5  rDev +19.9%

Photo of bird_soul
2.28/5  rDev -15.9%

Photo of Beernoobie
3/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of samtrillo
2.48/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of Sellen
2.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of Dbrag
3.25/5  rDev +19.9%

Photo of XmnwildX12
1.5/5  rDev -44.6%

Red Horse Beer from San Miguel Brewery Inc.
Beer rating: 2.71 out of 5 with 157 ratings