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Thursday, June 30, 2011

San Miguel - Pale Pilsen Beer

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Where to Dig Up More About This Beer
Pale Pilsen Beer
San Miguel Brewing Company
40 San Miguel Avenue
Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila Philippines
Est. 1890 (Re-Formed 1963)

Brain Damage Quotient = 5.0 % ABV
Fluid Oz. = 12.0

Postmortem Brew Review
Clear golden color.
Grain husk malt and grassy hops smell.
White firm head that dissipates slowly leaving fairly good lace.
Lots of carbonation.
Crisp taste when cold, but loses character as it warms.
Light to medium bodied. 

Grim Reaper's Eulogy 
Okay, let's get it straight from the website, this is the "party beer" of the Philippines.
Its alcohol content is 4% by weight or 5% by volume. Aside from the 320 ml standard, San Miguel Pale Pilsen also comes in Grande (1000 ml) that allows you to get more in one package, or in can for a more convenient, no-breakage drinking spree. And if you want it fresh and free-flowing for all, there's San Miguel Pale Pilsen Draft Beer. It's like having a mini-brewery right at your party!
Yes, let's not forget the cans for a no-breakage drinking spree when your out pounding these down. Wouldn't want to be clumsy with those bottles. Or try a kegstand with that 'mini-brewery' draft. (Note sarcasm here, not an endorsement from The Reaper.)

All nonsense aside,  I found this to be similar to your everyday pilsener/lager style beer. It definately needs to be served cold as the husky malt grain does not hold the flavor profile well when warm. Also of note: the website, like the beer, needs a little more polish and shine. But in summary, it was an interesting beer, from a far away place and that made it fun to try.

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