San Miguel is a pilsen-style lager, golden yellow in colour with reflections of old gold. On the nose it offers hints of smoke against a background of grains. On the palate it is balanced, toasted, of medium bitterness with a prevailing subtle toasting of the barley. The medium persistence aftertaste holds echoes of liquorice.
In 1890 a group of fearless and intrepid Spaniards sailed to Manila in the Philippines on their quest to establish the first brewery in South East Asia. The brewery was located in the St Miguel district of Manila and the first brew created on St Michael’s day. San Miguel became the most fitting name to bestow on the new beer.