About Philippine Beer

About Philippine Beer
There are a few large breweries in the Philippines, making primarily pale lagers that are consumed locally. The same breweries do offer a variety of other beers, from red ale to dark lager to pilsner. These are well made, relatively straightforward beers that are pleasing to a wide majority of drinkers; this has helped export sales.

Top Picks for Philippines

San Miguel Brewery Cerveza Negra
89 points
Nearly opaque medium brown color. Aromas and flavors of milk chocolate caramel candy, baklava, oat bar, and grapes with a supple, crisp, frothy, off-dry medium body and a tingling, relaxed finish displaying accents of chocolate caramel corn finish. A sweet chocolatey beer for bbq.
San Miguel Brewery Red Horse
86 points
Amber color. Aromas and flavors of honeyed nuts and peaches and fruit cake and salad with a satiny, crisp, finely carbonated, fruity light-to-medium body and a tingling, appealing, cheery finish evoking notes of nougat, apple sauce and brandy, and pepper finish. A fruity and somewhat boozy, malt liquor like amber lager.
San Miguel Brewery Light Lager
85 points
Light gold color. Toasty aromas and flavors of egg croissant and fruit cookie with a supple, soft, finely carbonated, dryish light body and a smooth, quick finish with shades of honeyed lettuce and pepper finish. A nice, crisp light lager.
San Miguel Brewery Pale Pilsen
84 points
Brilliant light gold color. Toasty aromas and flavors of breakfast burrito, herbal honey on apple, hominy, and oregano with a supple, bright, bubbly, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, carefree finish that presents notes of canned mandarin oranges and peppered greens finish. A crisp, refreshing lager.