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Singha - Boon Rawd Brewery Co., Ltd

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1,023 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,023
Reviews: 448
rAvg: 3.03
pDev: 19.8%
Wants: 17
Gots: 95 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Boon Rawd Brewery Co., Ltd visit their website

Style | ABV
Euro Pale Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: UncleJimbo on 07-20-2001

"100% barley malt beer"
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Ratings: 1,023 | Reviews: 448
Photo of CaseySYF
5/5  rDev +65%

Photo of ronbro55
5/5  rDev +65%

Excellent beer brewed under German technology. Great head smooth lager beer taste. Tastes best at a beer garden overlooking downtown Bangkok on a typical hot, humid day. Aroi maak maak. Tried it in Bangkok and other cities in Thailand, best beer in the country with Chang a close second.

Photo of OkieMik
5/5  rDev +65%

Photo of Beerlover
5/5  rDev +65%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

reviewed from notes; 6/17/12.
A:light golden yellow in color with a thick white head.
S: smells really good! sweet malty smell, somewhat wheaty. has slightly sweet caramel flavor as it warms, this stuff is unbelievable!!!
T: great for a lager, everything a lager should be, but most are not!
M: perfect lager: silky smooth feel on the palate - new fav lager!

Photo of Geranun
4.94/5  rDev +63%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Malty lager and golden yellow ‼ Good taste ‼

Singha beer with german technology.Builded in 1933. and exactly, I was seen the oldest logo of Singha beer at http://www.geranun.com/archives/1759

I love this beer , the first biggest brewery in Thailand.

Photo of jsisko01
4.55/5  rDev +50.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Appearance - Pours a clear golden color with a half-inch thick, fluffy white head that disappears after about a minute.

Smell - Has a grassy-like smell to it, with hints of honey and wheat.

Taste - Very sweet.. I taste the honey with some hops and malts. Can't point anything else out in specific. Has a slight bitter aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - Very thin beer with medium carbonation.

Overall - I was surprised by this beer.. I like it a lot.

Photo of JDW4195
4.5/5  rDev +48.5%

Photo of TxMdScotty298
4.5/5  rDev +48.5%

Photo of KC9LDB
4.5/5  rDev +48.5%

Photo of creez
4.5/5  rDev +48.5%

Photo of Tepsitola
4.48/5  rDev +47.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Boon Rawd.. the first and still the biggest brewey in Thailand. Malty lager herby and golden yellow abv 6% They brew it with german technology.Builded in 1933.I love this beer but it is more expensive than other beers in Thailand. It is worth the extra money.

Photo of Stunner97
4.37/5  rDev +44.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Appearance- clear yellow in color with beautiful small bubbles streaming up the glass, starts with medium white head that quickly fades to nothing, clear,

Smell- Corn, malts, slight hops, and grain, slightly sweet sugar grainy smell

Taste- right away somethings jumps out at me on this one that i really love, has a good grain flavor and has a bit of a malty sweetness to it but nothing to sweet that is overwhelming, slight moderate hops balance it out, I really also like the finish its crisp, enjoyable, and refreshing

Mouthfeel- smooth and yet light crisp and refreshing in your mouth, mod carb

Drinkability- Highly highly drinkable, a great session lager, I have to say I am sometimes hard on the lager style as I prefer ales but this one is good, I find something very unique and refreshing in this one, I'm glad i found this one and I think its one I will be revisiting

Photo of dankjohn
4.25/5  rDev +40.3%

Photo of blurredphoto
4.25/5  rDev +40.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I drank this beer in Thailand when I felt like spending the extra 10 baht (25 cents) over Chang. In Thailand it is served in a traditional long neck (not the funky bottles for export).

A good light tasting beer, unoffensive in any way, but not particularly great. Very little color, slightly sweet, and quick to grow a head.
I shall always have great memories of drinking it on a hot day with some spicy thai food, or while lounging on the beach, or even in a thai disco. Most people who love it do so for the same reasons- not because it's a great beer.

It is the best "thai" beer, though Heineken and Kloster are bottled locally. You can get other various brews from abroad in Bangkok in certain bars- but you'll pay through the nose. Why bother- when in Rome...

Beware of the 6.0% alcohol- it certainly isn't present in the taste- it'll catch up with you pretty fast.

Photo of jaredkc889
4.25/5  rDev +40.3%

Photo of Vince1979
4.25/5  rDev +40.3%

Photo of HaliHops
4.25/5  rDev +40.3%

Photo of yaegerje
4.25/5  rDev +40.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Lots of Singha flowing in Pattaya, even the turmoil of the yellow and reds couldn't keep this great beer from being enjoyed.
A - Pretty average, medium gold with minimal head
S - Another less than great aspect of this beer but still isn't bad, you can definitely smell the hops
T - This is where the beer shines, nice clean hoppy taste, a little floral but really clean
M - Carbonation and a little trailing bite give this beer a great mouthfeel
D - I gave it a 5.0 on drinkability, this beer isn't the sum of its parts. It tastes great, the mouthfeel is really good too, and its so easily drinkable with just the right amount of carbonation, pleasing flavors and bite to keep you coming back for more

Photo of Lucas_772
4.24/5  rDev +39.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

For being from Thailand it's a very tasty beer. It's not bad at all no after tastes.

Photo of schanker21
4.24/5  rDev +39.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from an 11.2 oz. bottle into a Pilsener glass.

A- The first beer to fit perfectly into my supposedly 12 oz. Pils glass. Since I have said it for all of the other beers I've reviewed in this category, I will say it for this one as well: pours a clear, piss-yellow color with a small white head. Head disappears quickly and leaves no lacing whatsoever.

S- Smells of yeast and malts, no hops. A very subdued smell, so it's tough to pick a whole lot out.

T- Big malt taste. I think I might detect a hint of chocolate(?). Bready taste lingers on the pallet. Really quite good for the style.

M- Spot-on for the style. Almost soda-like carbonation yet still smooth.

D- Keeping in mind the style, this is a very good beer. It's my first Asian beer, but when comparing with any of the American and Mexican macros and even a lot of the Europeans, this is top class. I don't know if I'd call it a session beer, but definitely a great beer to go along with a pizza, burger, or some other food. This might become a new tailgating beer for me.

Photo of johnnymoto
4.2/5  rDev +38.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer is defintely a great lager with or without the food. Read the Singha table tent that was on my table as I was eating and found out that the owner of this brewery many years ago traveled to Germany to learn how to make Thailand's first beer.

The color was a nice pale golden hue and smelled like all barley. The first sip was very flavorful and it ended with a very nice hoppy taste. It definitely cleansed my palate nicely while I was eating my spicy Thai food. I definitely recommend anyone to try this when you get the chance. Cheers!

***Edit...found out through the BA mag that it is made with 100% barley malt with no adjuncts which is a plus in my book****

Photo of danetrain0101
4.13/5  rDev +36.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Maybe in my top five of favorite beers. This is definitely a new regular of mine.

At first appearance it had a great lager look. Nice, light golden color with a perfect head.

The smell was that of a great lager. You could really smell the grainy malts. It was a very pleasant smell that set it above most lagers.

The test reminds me a classic American lager, but with a much greater presence. The liquid tasted that of gold, which one would expect of a great lager.

It has a very medium presence in my mouth. It was light and heavy, without being to much of either. It had a very crisp taste and a smooth style that made its drinkability exceptional.

Photo of Offa
4.12/5  rDev +36%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a tasty, rather full-bodied lager with an enjoyable, somewhat unusual taste that is hard to pin down.

Golden, this has a big white head that lasts but leaves only a faint hint of lace.

The aroma is sweet, malty grain with flowery hops and pine, and a full, flowery fruitiness as well as a light alcoholic wine quality.

The taste is similar and strong, flowery, fruity, with grain and clear but smooth alcoholic warmth, and a spicey-bitterness in the finish.

Photo of Shoffy
4.1/5  rDev +35.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Excellent beer. No other beer in Southeast Asia comes close. Can be consumed warm or ice cold. Prefer ice cold. Heard the original brewers trained under the Guinness Brothers and modeled this beer on Harp, only difference they sourced the ingredients locally in Thailand. Not certain that is true but the beer stands out and I buy it whenever I see it all over the world. In Vietnam, where I live, I gt it delivered 5 cases at a time. It's carried by a single guy on the back of scooter.

Photo of mempath
4.06/5  rDev +34%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

edit: trying it again...not quite 'ice cold' but the seeming 'rice' sweetness comes across very balanced, assertive, fresh, crisp. mouthfeel not flat at all...creamy and bright, tingly without too much carbo. again, very balanced. maybe this is a case of inconsistency (on the brewery's part...maybe mine), but this is quite enjoyable this time around with nothing to thai-related eat at the moment. the smell stays the same, but i have to jump up some points on the look, taste, mouthfeel and drinkability. yes, it's that radical a jump. wish i had bought a 6-pack of this batch.

(old review)
had at a very good thai restaurant somewhere near the new castle DE airport

pours a light straw with white head that builds and fades fast. little lacing. smells slightly tangy sweet. taste is sweet, rice-like (not sure if rice is in the bill) with very mild 'bitterness' or something that counters the sweetness. at least some balance. mouthfeel is a bit flat, thin. i've had these before and always do with spicey thai, but it wouldn't make a good session beer.

of course, i'd choose this over any bud, coors and most millers any day.

i think this would be very refreshing and drinkable alone on a really hot day. this would have to be ice cold, of course.

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Singha from Boon Rawd Brewery Co., Ltd
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