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Singha - Boon Rawd Brewery Co., Ltd

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BA SCORE
71
okay

973 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 973
Reviews: 435
rAvg: 3.03
pDev: 20.13%
Wants: 12
Gots: 65 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Boon Rawd Brewery Co., Ltd visit their website
Thailand

Style | ABV
Euro Pale Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
"100% barley malt beer"

(Beer added by: UncleJimbo on 07-20-2001)
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Reviews by lacqueredmouse:
Photo of lacqueredmouse
2.2/5  rDev -27.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Had it before in Aus, but this was reviewed when recently in Thailand.

Pours a watery pale yellow colour with no head.

Nose is pretty insipid, based on light grainy malts or rice. Sweetness, but no fragrance.

Taste is watery, with only a slight hint of sweetness. Slightly yeasty back palate. Very unintrusive. Very uninteresting.

It goes down easily, I'll say that for it. This was fantastic sitting on the beach and looking over Phang Nga bay. As a beer to appreciate though, it's pretty woeful.

More User Reviews:
Photo of AMDDD
3.5/5  rDev +15.5%

Presentation: Nice, artistic and regal looking bottle that will stand out on the shelf

Appearance: A bright sunshiny yellow that fizzles and bubbles, with a equally bright white head.

Smell: Lightly sweet smell with undertones of metal and alcohol, reminds me a bit of malt liquor

Taste: Crispy, clean, dry taste with a light hop bitterness. Citrus fruits *grapefruit comes to mind* are here as well but nothing is over powering

Overall a not half bad beer, I was pleasantly surprised. Most beers out of Asia tend to be watery and bland, but this beer had a decent flavor and was refreshing. Wouldn't drink everyday but I will definatly pick it up again the next time I go to BYOB Asian diner

Photo of Popsinc
2.58/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A straw-golden pour with a medium white head. The heads fades quite quickly and the beer looks much like apple juice. The nose is moderately malty. Taste wise i found the maltiness was accompanied with a grainy sweetness that stayed through the finish. A pretty light mouthfeel, nice carbonation, but light. This an slightly below average beer as it stands. An easy drinker but not one that i would return to on many occasions. Overall, a light malty beer of little distinction.

Photo of beerhunter13
3/5  rDev -1%

Photo of SkiBum22
2/5  rDev -34%

Photo of SIRIUS2
3.08/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: poured into a pint glass from a bottle producing minimal white head that diminished quickly. Minimal lacing. Color was golden yellow.

S: Nothing particularly noteworthy but not bad

T: Crisp and clean with a light but well balanced taste. Like much of this brew, nothing stands out as particularly outstanding but everything works together nicely. Finishes a little dry without much lingering effect.

M & D: The lighter body makes this rather drinkable without lingering aftertastes or getting too full.

Overall an okay brew but nothing singularly fantastic about it. I enjoyed it with some spicy Chinese food and it complimented the meal nicely.

Photo of BeerAdvocate
4/5  rDev +32%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From BeerAdvocate Magazine Volume II, Issue V:

Perhaps a surprise to the beer geeks, this beer is brewed with 100 percent barley malt, no adjuncts. Small beaded bubbles form a nice thick head with a little lacing on the glass. Filtered clarity shows a bright golden yellow color. The aroma comes off as pleasing with a sweet malt, grassy grain and mellow herbal hop mix. Crispness is right on target for the style, moderately sized fluffy body does flex a small creamy portion of leftover dextrins. Grainy but clean, more of a bready and feed grain flavor which is a tasty compliment to the kiss of hops. Bitterness is modest as the hops let the malt do what it does and coats the palate with a thin sheet of herbal flavor. Finishes semidry with a clean graininess.

The malt flavor and the stellar crispness does what not many lagers can, it harnesses an epic refreshing quality and maximizes drinkability. You don't have to be eating in a Thai restaurant to drink this beer; it's good enough to stand on its own.

Photo of SuomiHobbit
2.5/5  rDev -17.5%

Photo of bulldogg915
2.75/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of FadetoBock
3.5/5  rDev +15.5%

Photo of BeerDreadz
3.5/5  rDev +15.5%

Photo of Todd
3.68/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Presentation: 21 fl oz light brown bottle. It's a very unique container in that it tappers in twice going up to the bottle-neck.

Appearance: Pours a pretty hazy pale straw liquid with a large pillowy white foam head with meringue characterists, trailing the sides of the glass as it settles. Pour slowly as this beer foams up real quick.

Smell: Touch of sweet grain, metallic, alcohol and faint floral hop aromas.

Taste: A smooth beer with a unique rich malt sweetness and mouthfeel, like medicinal syrup. It's strong and the alcohol makes its presence known with a spicy and faint liquor punch. Notes of grain flavour follow then get leveled by a lime (touch of grapefruit) rind-like hop bitterness that peaks to a gentle sting on the palate. Finishes with some residual spice and a bit grain dry.

Notes: The perfect beer to accompany some spicy Thai food, or the like, but I could not see myself sitting down all night and drinking this on its own -- maybe 2 or 3. Although it is not that strong, beware as the alcohol silently kicks in.

03/29/2002 Notes:

Had this once again, but this time at Jae's in Boston to complement my Spicy Korean Chicken Lunchbox special. For a malt liquor, it's one of the better ones IMO. Clear, deep golden in colour with a thin white lace. Full-bodied, rich with flavour, albeit the flavour is near one dimensional, and just the right amount of hops to balance. Has a nice bready roundness that runs into the finish.

Highly recommended with Thai food -- quite the refreshing contrast.

Photo of erewhon
3.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of Jason
3.6/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

As with most Asian beer there is that sweetness, it is not out of balance by any means but that sweetness is there. Super crisp and very refreshing. The mild hop bitterness is set for balanced and the graininess is not harsh at all.

All in all this is a great brew to pair with Spicy BBQ, spicy Tai cuisine would be the obvious pick.

Photo of merlin48
2.1/5  rDev -30.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Pours a clear, pale yellow, with a rocky, white, two finger head that leaves minimal lace behind. Not bad looking, except for the lack of color.
Aroma is hoppy, with lemon, hay, and a sulfuric note that reminds me of Euroskunk hops of the Heineken variety.
Mouthfeel has medium carbonation, a metalic presence, and an unpleasant sulfuric note.
Taste has very little malt presence, some skunk, and a dominant taste of cardboard. Alcohol is well concealed, which is the highlight of this brew. Some adjuncts add a vague offnote to the already unimpressive taste.
Very disappointed in this one, as I love Thai food.

Photo of Weizenmensch
1.5/5  rDev -50.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

330mL brown bottle best before 270106. Low density head with sticky lacing, dissipates slightly faster than normal. Appropriate lager colour, low to moderate carbonation.

Fairly harsh adjunct smell, some hops which may be turning a bit, grass and Asian macro beer aroma. On the crap side of innocuous.

Not the best taste, but quite good for a macro at 5.9%. Actually, that isn't saying much. Kind of harsh and burny on the tongue, tastes like it would get gross fast, though really cold it would be OK on a hot Thai evening. The more I drink, the more I lower my score for flavour. Rough and unpleasant mouthfeel, and abysmal drinkability: I would not want to be drinking this all night. Overall, quite a bad beer.

Photo of GreenMountainBoy
3.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of mattster
3.6/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Opened 11.2 Fluid Ounce Bottle, pouted into Nonic glass.

Head develops on pour, this disappears almost immediately. Brew is a lt gold color.

Smell is of malts (sort of sweet smelling), sort of subdued. Taste subtle as well. Not bad, actually, quite palatable for this style. Decent mouth feel, bubbles have a "club soda" feeling, and finish rather smoothly with little after taste. I'd drink this again, but I think it would have to be with a nice spicy Thai meal.

Photo of Jaysicles
2/5  rDev -34%

Photo of innominat
2.5/5  rDev -17.5%

Photo of magictrokini
2.42/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Pours clear gold with a medium white head. Lagery metallic aroma. Taste was more of the same, yet sweeter and less corny. More of a rice flavor. I had this beer at PF Chang's. It tasted good with the Dan Dan noodles. But when I see it sitting there on the shelf at BevMo, I know it will never make it into my fridge.

Photo of dankjohn
4.25/5  rDev +40.3%

Photo of kingcrowing
2.93/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz Bottle poured in snifter.

Light color, similar to bud light. Very unappealing smell, the rice/adjuncts come through on the nose. However the taste is surprisingly good! It's kind of sweet and malty, not too bad! However I can tell it would be very bad once it gets warm.

Pretty interesting for a Thai beer!

Photo of xdefeatsy
3.5/5  rDev +15.5%

Photo of virinow
4/5  rDev +32%

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Singha from Boon Rawd Brewery Co., Ltd
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