San Miguel Premium Lager | San Miguel Brewery Inc.

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San Miguel Premium LagerSan Miguel Premium Lager

Brewed by:
San Miguel Brewery Inc.

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 07-12-2001

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1/5  rDev -63.9%

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1/5  rDev -63.9%

Photo of ViveLaChouffe
1/5  rDev -63.9%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Back in my Navy days, I would go ashore in Spain quite frequently and the best beer available was San Miguel, a local product. Picked up this single for nostalgia but this is NOT the same beer. Anyways...

Pours a crystal clear pale gold with a thin snow white head. Some light lacing. Smells strongly of sweet corny malt.

Taste is also of sickly sweet corn malt. Some faint hops. Malt turns sour as it warms. Ulck... Mouth is lightly sticky, not even any lager crispness and so watery and thin. Brutal to get through. Easily the worst beer I've reviewed. My first all 1's.

Someday I hope to try the Spanish version again to erase the memory of this dreck.

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Photo of TerryW
1.21/5  rDev -56.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

This one is just not worth your effort.

Unnaturally yellow hued, short head than settles to a partial fim, buty does actually manage to give semi decent lace - but that is as good as it gets, unfortunately.

Skunky and corny nose. Brutally harsh taste, corn syrup character, unpleasant mouthfeel. Hopless, sweetish. Feh. Just plain nasty as it warms up.

Give this one a wide berth.

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1.25/5  rDev -54.9%

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1.25/5  rDev -54.9%

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1.25/5  rDev -54.9%

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1.25/5  rDev -54.9%

Photo of ironmark666
1.28/5  rDev -53.8%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

Photo of Wer34truh
1.3/5  rDev -53.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

I hated, hated, hated this beer. The worst possible combination of watery and distasteful. Plain horrendous. Avoid, avoid, avoid. At least it looks the part I suppose.

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Photo of mynie
1.48/5  rDev -46.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Well there's nothing like a beer with a Spanish name that comes from the Phillipines. God bless any product that proudly celebrates colonialism--from San Miguel beer to Herrero Massacre Popcorn, they are now a dying subset of the grocery market.

Pours light a macro only with a decent head. Not bad, although the color's a little off.

Smells like light grass and fruit. Very sweet, but nothing particularly repellent.

Ohh..there's the particular repellence! This tastes like honey wine mixed with the dregs of a can of Pabst. Waaay too sweet.

Drain pour. Bad.

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1.5/5  rDev -45.8%

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1.5/5  rDev -45.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

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1.5/5  rDev -45.8%

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1.5/5  rDev -45.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Beer bad , tasteless , cheap beer and shoddy that you have no choice but when you go to buy and sell only one bar that

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1.56/5  rDev -43.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

It's rare that I can't even stomach a beer long enough to get a few sips down. This beer gave me one of those rare moments. The smell was a sour, and the taste was dirty and skunky.

I didn't want to waste the pack, so I made a couple of Michelada cocktails. They were actully quite tasty.. nothing like worcestershire and tabasco to make something taste better!

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Photo of Kaihin6
1.59/5  rDev -42.6%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of Danielr26
1.68/5  rDev -39.4%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

This is an awful beer.

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Photo of CraigTravor
1.73/5  rDev -37.5%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.75

Photo of avalon07
1.73/5  rDev -37.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Yet another case of drinking a beer just to say I had. Wish I hadn't, though.

Poured from a bottle to a pilsener glass. Had a clear, golden appearance with little head. Extremely thin quality to it.

Smell was a little overly sweet, with corn being an obvious ingredient, along with malt.

The taste was truly nasty. The corn finds its way through easily, give a funky, tart, foul taste. Pretty horrible.

Low or medium amount of carbonation, giving only a fair mouthfeel. Just didn't have any legs.

This is one of worst-tasting beers I've tried. It's simply not drinkable. It seems like it's borderline cheap malt liquor. There's nothing to recommend this one.

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1.74/5  rDev -37.2%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Format: a pretty awful-looking 500mL macro can.

Appearance: pours out a strong yellow with moderate visible carbonation. A limited head fritters away quickly to a scrappy film.

Aroma: a very light aroma of some sweet grains and an off floral of some kind.

Taste: again a light flavour of off florals and sweet but cheap grains. Not terribly impressive.

Aftertaste: the flavours drop away pretty quickly, which suits me fine.

Mouth feel: light to medium in weight, but still a bit flaccid due to the moderate carbonation. Mediocre.

Overall: definitely not one of the best lagers I have ever had. Pretty ordinary in aroma, flavour and feel. I don't think I'll bother with this one again.

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1.75/5  rDev -36.8%

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1.75/5  rDev -36.8%

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1.75/5  rDev -36.8%

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1.75/5  rDev -36.8%

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San Miguel Premium Lager from San Miguel Brewery Inc.
2.77 out of 5 based on 401 ratings.
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