Friday, December 27, 2013

San Miguel - The Philippines - 24/6/2011

The Low Down. 
Trying to find an actual Filipino bottle of this stuff is impossible. I found a can in Vietnam, and then managed to find a bottle in Singapore.

San Miguel is the Spanish take on Saint Michael, who was important for a bunch of reasons, not least of which (in catholic mythology) is stopping people from going to hell. The beer however, has a downside that will send you straight there.

While by no means mass produced swill, there is so much fizzy in a bottle of San Miguel that I am surprised it survived the depressurised baggage cabin in the A380 that brought it to Australia. It’s like drinking vinegar and bicarb, and it will melt your face off.

Packaging: 4/10
Fairly standard bottle, the fat stumpy ones you used to get were better.
Refreshment: 2/10
If by refreshed you mean sinuses full of sherbet like bubbles.
Flavour 5/10:
Here nor there. It’s pale-ish ale and it tastes like one.
Alcohol Content: 6/10
5%. Pretty hefty. I can only imagine how much sugar there must have been in there for the fizz and the ABV.
Price: 5/10
$5.20 Including Sin tax in Sentosa.
Total: 22/50

The Philippines has amazing cuisine that melds Spanish and Asian palates to create some of the most amazing fusion anywhere in the world. This beer can be had right alongside most, try some Adobo or Asado.