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
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San Miguel Brewery
Cerveza Negra
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, easy chocolate caramel corn finish. A sweet chocolatey beer for bbq.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
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San Miguel Brewery
Strong Pale Pilsen
Clear light gold color. Lively, citrusy aromas of lemon apple muffin, corn pudding, and toasted grain with a soft, vibrant, effervescent, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, interesting, medium-length melon, cream, and pepper finish. A big, malty fruity lager.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
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San Miguel Brewery
Red Horse
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, relaxed nougat, apple sauce and brandy, and pepper finish. A fruity and somewhat boozy, malt liquor like amber lager.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
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San Miguel Brewery
Light Lager
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, fast honeyed lettuce and pepper finish. A nice, crisp light lager.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
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San Miguel Brewery
Pale Pilsen
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, breezy canned mandarin oranges and peppered greens finish. A crisp, refreshing lager.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab