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San Miguel Pale Pilsen
Posted: 12 March 2015
The cornerstone of San Miguel Brewery's fortune is this
beer. I don't know anyone who actually loves it. San Miguel Pale Pilsen is just one of those beers that's there, and you drink it when it is.
Avg price/liter: USD 3.17
ABV %: 5.0
San Miguel Brewery, the
Philippines' largest brewer, with a presence in Thailand,
Hong Kong, China, Indonesia, Vietnam, and the motherland
rakes in more than USD 200 million a year. The
cornerstone of that fortune is this beer.
It's funny. In
Thailand, this beer is sold in the upmarket local segment,
costlier than German Purity Law crafted
It doesn't suck but it by no means warrants a price premium.
In the Philippines, the beer
is like Budweiser in America and probably not crafted with
much more care.
I don't know anyone who
actually loves this beer. San Miguel Pale Pilsen is
just one of those beers that's there, and you drink it when
it is. When it's not there, you don't seek it out, and
you never go through withdrawal symptoms.