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Singha - Boon Rawd Brewery Co., Ltd


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780 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 780
Reviews: 420
rAvg: 3.03
pDev: 19.47%

Brewed by:
Boon Rawd Brewery Co., Ltd visit their website

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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Photo of jhtipton


3.35/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Nothing beats a draft Singha during Happy Hour in Phuket. Gret with just about any Thai dish or seafood. Also tried the cans and bottles and they were equally as good. Nice pale golden appearance. This lager has a typical German style taste and seemed pretty consistent from can to draft to bottle. The smell is typical lager and it can definitely be a session beer. Had no problem downing 2-3 on a humid Phuket afternoon.

Serving type: on-tap

01-01-2010 11:15:06 | More by jhtipton
Photo of thekevlarkid


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

A classic sampled on tap at (of course) a Thai restaurant in southern Vermont. Poured a clear, golden color with a pillowy, white head two fingers thick. Moderate retention and good lacing. Aromas of yeast, hops and some sweet malts. The flavors are very typical of an Asiatic lager, sweetbread malts, general grains as per a macro brewery and a bright hop finish. Very crisp! Balanced but lacking depth making it a good food beer. Medium carbonation and light body. Beautifully counterpoints spicy food, especially something with a little sweetness like Thai or Chipotle sauce.

Serving type: on-tap

08-28-2008 21:48:20 | More by thekevlarkid
Photo of TAMU99


3.3/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Ok, so I'm forced to re-review this beer. While I can't specifically make my tastebuds recall the horrific conditions that led to my originally abysmal rating, I have to trust that it was bad. Apparently I got a better batch and/or have matured in my ability to recognize a decent beer.

This one isn't anything special. Clear, yellow, little head, mild scent/flavor. But it is good very cold, it's refreshing and I didn't taste the usual mass-brewed taste of so many similar beers. It's no great shakes, but if you need an "exotic" beer to make you feel cultured, this one is ok.

Serving type: on-tap

07-23-2008 04:18:21 | More by TAMU99
Photo of jaluria


3.43/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A golden color with excellent carbonation and very little head. I smell malt and some light hoppy texture. Not a complex beer, but not bad either. I enjoyed this with some Asian cuisine and it went well. This brew is refreshing and quiet so as not to disturb the tastebuds. There isn't much going on here, but what is there isn't offensive or harsh. Overall, I enjoyed this with my food, but it is on the bland side without a lot to offer. I will have this again, but it is not a favorite nor is it something I will want often.

Serving type: on-tap

09-29-2005 16:02:14 | More by jaluria
Photo of Hop2it

New Jersey

3.78/5  rDev +24.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I don't think any other reviewers had a chance to try this on tap, but if they find themselves in Thailand, they certainly should give it a try.

It's 9:00 pm and it's still over 90 degrees as I'm sitting at an open-air cafe eating salty-pork fried-rice in an omlette. In the mug it is a light golden hue. 99% of you will freak to hear that there is a inch solid block of ice on the bottom of this mug, recently taken out of an ice box. After a few minutes the ice pops to the top for a brief second of befuddlement.

Awesome. I never wanted to see ice in my beer until I've sweat through my shirt, boxers, and slacks. Refreshing doesn't even describe it. If you tried it in the comfort of your easy chair in a cozy den, you probably won't get it, probably won't like it.

It's all malts, no hops whatsoever. But man is it smooth. I've had it in the States but it just doesn't do it justice. Is this review worthless to anyone thinking about picking up a sixer? No.

Take it with you to a Thai restaurant, order spicy Kow Pad Gai (chicken-fried rice) with mixed vegetables. Ask for a chilled glass is available and drink up. Chockdee!! (Cheers)

Serving type: on-tap

03-04-2005 01:12:01 | More by Hop2it
Photo of nortmand


2.63/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Actually had this for the first time less than 5 miles from the source in Bangkok, while visiting my wife's parents.
Pours clear and golden, "richer" looking than other beers in this style.
Smell is a bit off putting, smelling kind of malty sickly sweet.
Tastes pretty average, going down smooth, but highly carbonated. I mean highly!
Very drinkable in Thailand (85F and 80% humidity), considering the lack of local choices and the abundance of foreign crap (i.e. Heineken and Corona).
Oddly enough, in Thailand the locals drink this on the rocks.

Serving type: on-tap

06-04-2004 17:42:52 | More by nortmand
Photo of LarryKemp


2.55/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Singha Lager was the beer in a glass tonight at the Flying Saucer. The beer poured a nice yellow with a robust white head. The aroma of an adjunct (I suspect rice) dominated the beer but not nearly as much as it dominated the flavor. I thought that the beer had been skunked but I tasted all the beers at our table and thought they all tasted equally bad. I would have to be eating some VERY spicy Thai food not to rate this a bad beer. It would be good to demonstrate the effect of adjuncts on the taste of beer but little else.

Serving type: on-tap

04-30-2003 18:57:09 | More by LarryKemp
Photo of itsscience


2.79/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Enjoyed with a nice Thai meal; poured out of the bottle into a pint glass.

It pours a super clear light yellow with a small white head and vigorous carbonation. There's a Caro syrup smell all too reminiscent of an Icehouse Lager, with some clean pale malts and a hint of lemon. Tasting it, I get sweet malt, bland soggy grains, and as it warms up, an extremely bitter metallic taste on the back end. It's no wonder they served this in a frozen pint glass. Goes down fizzy with a watery, light body.

Serving type: bottle

04-18-2014 02:29:57 | More by itsscience
Photo of DaveBar

Ontario (Canada)

3.44/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Purchased at the LCBO for around $14.00 6pk of 330ml bottles. Served at 6deg C in a draught glass.

A- Ok. Opens well pours clear and light gold. Not much head after 10sec

S- Not much here at all

T- Ok at best. Lots of carbonation. Little aftertaste. Light on hops and malt. Light on taste.

M- Nothing special but ok. Lots of carbonation keeps this beer alive.

O- Feels like Thailand's Bud or Blue. Mass produced without a lot of character

Food Pairing

This light beer pairs well with anything you would like to have with a Bud.


Serving type: bottle

04-13-2014 18:06:42 | More by DaveBar
Photo of iheartmyTHO


3.39/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Overall, a mild but pleasant beer. It reminded me of a Budweiser but with actual flavor and not watery. There's a nice, buttery like smoothness to this beer. And obviously it pairs well with spicy Thai food. The next time I'm at a Thai restaurant, I might have to get a bottle or two with my meal.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2014 23:45:58 | More by iheartmyTHO
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!

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2014 03:54:52 | More by Beerlover
Photo of mfnmbvp


2.58/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

11.2 fl oz. bottle, with FILL 060313 EXP 060314 printed on the back label. I found this oddity at the local Binny's as part of a mixed six pack. "The original Thai beer since 1933". My first beer from Thailand. Expectations are average based on the style.

Poured into a miniature pint glass with Victorian carriage artwork.

A - Pours the typical clear lager gold yellow with lots of big carbonation bubbles floating topside. Three big fluffy fingers of bone white foam for a head. It's okay for what it is.

S - The smell is comprised of the usual grainy / corny / husky adjunct maltiness. Dusty, papery, and some artificial syrupy sort of sweetness in the background. Not an appealing aroma.

T - I guess the taste is the standard import lager fare - soggy grains, corn / huskiness, a bit of sweetness, and a sharp metallic bite on the finish.

M - The feel is crisp and clean, light sweetness / graininess lingering on the palate. Some might say it has a light bitterness to it on the finish, also. Light-bodied with good moderate carbonation.

Overall, it's the typical easy-drinking lager fare, similar to other imports I have had from India. I wouldn't seek it out again, but I would surely drink it if the occasion was right. Glad to have tried it, and I look forward to trying more of these strange import lagers.

Singha ---3/5.

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2014 23:12:13 | More by mfnmbvp
Photo of doktorhops


3.4/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Singha, Thailand's Lion beer. All the major Thai beers have an animal as a signet; e.g. Chang is the Elephant, Archa is the Horse, Tiger beer is (no surprises) a Tiger. Singha however has an advantage over the other Thai macros in that it is brewed 100% barley malt - which as I will soon taste - makes for a better Lager.

Poured from a 330ml bottle into a Carlsberg Lager tulip.

A: Presents a clear straw golden body with a white head that fizzles quickly down to a light dusting.

S: The malt is quite evident and upfront in the aroma, along with some faint grassy hops in the background. There is a note of honey sweetness as well. It does have a refreshing fragrance this Lager.

T: Begins with sweet honey and malt, then mid palate expresses a meaty malt base, with a long dry finish. Crisp, refreshing and a tad watery, as are most SE Asian beers, must be the heat or something [sarcasm intended]. There is an odd feeling on the tongue in the after-taste though, some slimy film coats the taste buds, weird huh?

M: Mid to light body, some slight wateriness with some sharp carbonation (a common Lager characteristic).

D: Apart from that after-taste this is one hard to fault Lager. It does have a bit less yeast and hops than a European Lager, which I personally prefer, but it's a bit of a subjective area when it comes to which beer suits which drinker. The price is right Larry, at around $13 to $16 per 6-pack depending where you get it. Overall a thirst slaking brew of affable character.

Food match: Thai, Vietnamese and Malaysian are sure-fire picks. Aside from that BBQ fare is also a great match. One could even see this brew working quite well with sushi.

Serving type: bottle

02-22-2014 23:52:23 | More by doktorhops
Photo of FLima


2.89/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Yellow golden color with a one finger fluffy head with short retention.
Aroma of booze, herbal hops and a mild lemony.
Flavor of sweet pale malt and floral and herbal hops. A light numbing booze, minerals with a spicy sensation. Dry aftertaste with a medium bitterness.
Light body with good carbonation.
Decent Pale Lager, with a nice bitterness and great drinkability.

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2014 01:34:45 | More by FLima
Photo of johnnnniee

New Hampshire

3.1/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle from Colonial Spirits.
Pours a brillinatly clear light golden color with a huge fluffy white head that persists forever. Smells of sweet bready pilsner malt off set with a light amount of spicy hop and a touch of sulfur and mineral water. The flavor is sweet and a hint tart. Light sugary malt sweetness with a hint of earthy spice. Light to medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a sweet slick mouthfeel. Middle of the road pale lager. not offensive but not particularly complex either.

Serving type: bottle

11-25-2013 00:10:58 | More by johnnnniee
Photo of CalgaryFMC

Alberta (Canada)

3.36/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

One of many (over the years) bottles had at a Thai restaurant. Pours a light straw color, a bit darker than most adjunct lagers (this is all-malt), with a lot of white foam. Aroma of malty bread, some grassy/herbal noble-type hops and a whiff of skunk. Overall this beer is very malty, grainy, and bitter, with just a little residual sweetness. Sourdough malt predominates but there is a little hop spice and a fairly dextrinous body. There is a hint of apple but the finish is dry and bitter. A classic pale Euro lager flavor and much less sweet than most mainstream examples of the style. Fewer flaws as well, although there is a little metal and skunk on the palate. Great with spicy curries and stir fried chilli and basil chicken, and has more character than its countryman Chang.

Serving type: bottle

10-26-2013 16:54:15 | More by CalgaryFMC
Photo of BeerNutz324


3.3/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Ap- pours a fizzy, completely clear, yellow color with about a 1/2 inch head with below average retention

Ar- straw, barley, tin, and a wee bit of skunkiness

T- not much going on here but it's surprisingly refreshing, has a decent sweet malt flavor, a touch of hops and overall tasty

M- light bodied and well carbonated

O- not a bad beer, I was expecting less flavor considering the lackluster appearance and smell. Much better than a lot of the other more well know euro pale lagers out there.

Serving type: bottle

10-15-2013 17:27:51 | More by BeerNutz324
Photo of DenisKolkin

Ontario (Canada)

2.94/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

330 ml bottle poured into a pint glass. Bottle purchased from LCBO for $2.00 CDN

Appearance - Very pale golden color poured into glass and 1 finger of thick creamy white head is yielded. Head actually recedes slowly leaving good retention time. Tons and tons of bubbles are apparent. I can tell that the beer is very heavily carbonated without even tasting.

Smell - Nice light malt and hops blend, nothing overwhelming or ground-breaking here, but it smells like good beer. Hints of sweet and bitter notes can be picked up as well but the balance is neutral. There is a slightly weird metallicness on the back end of the whiff that is slightly off putting. This is unusual since it came from a bottle.

Taste - Tastes wet and refreshing, otherwise similar to the smell. There is a bit of sweetness that was detected in the aroma that comes through here. It's a bit too much and detracts from the beer in my opinion.

Mouthfeel - Nice level of carbonation to quaff your thirst that much better yet doesn't feel fizzy. No lingering aftertastes either. Probably the best part of this beer.

Overall - Wasn't sure what to expect but was pleasantly surprised, especially by the way the bubbles tingle in mouth and on the tongue. Beer is pretty standard otherwise, but would work well with spicy foods in particular.

Serving type: bottle

10-02-2013 00:45:44 | More by DenisKolkin
Photo of soju6


2.66/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A: Pours a pale yellow color with a small head that fades quickly to no real lacing.

S: Aroma of fruit malt sweetness and grain.

T: Taste of malt sweetness with bit of fruit and grain.Mild bitterness and a fairly clean finish.

F: Light body, crisp and refreshing.

O: Good beer to relax with in a tropical climate.

Serving type: bottle

06-04-2013 01:18:38 | More by soju6
Photo of Geranun

4.95/5  rDev +63.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2013 11:07:50 | More by Geranun
Photo of Shoffy

4.11/5  rDev +35.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2013 23:06:24 | More by Shoffy
Photo of kylehay2004


2.83/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Two finger frothy head on a bright.golden body. Scattered lacing. Aroma is very grainy, with pale malts rice and a hint of sweet corn. Flavor is very clean with more of the same from the aroma with mostly grains and minimal sweet corn. Not too sour although the finish is a bit bitter. Light body and high carbonation, crisp. Standard euro pale lager. No off putting flavors until the finish affecting drinkability.

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2013 01:44:31 | More by kylehay2004
Photo of rfgetz

New Jersey

3.33/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Lightly hazed golden straw in color, fizzy cap of prickly bubbles. Light scent, lingering sweetness with lighty bready and grassy notes. Taste leads with sweet malts, as with the nose, bready malts and lightly grassy and faintly herbal hop notes. Light bodied, bubbly. Decent pale lager with nice flavor and no major faults.

Serving type: bottle

12-17-2012 18:47:17 | More by rfgetz
Photo of RickS95


2.88/5  rDev -5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Exceptionally clear, looks like piss in a bottle. Pale golden straw color. The head is thick and has good retention. Cloud-like and foamy.

There's almost no smell. I've got my nose to the bubbles, and there's just little to be found. Pilsner malt, but literally nothing else registers.

The taste mimics the smell in that there's nothing there. Slightly biscuity, pils malt and water I think are the only ingredients.

Since there's limited ingredients, it's fairly smooth in the mouth. No sweetness, no bitterness. Slight crisp finish with a light-bodied almost stale feel.

Overall it is what it is...a beer with no standout characteristics. It would likely save you if you were dying of dehydration, but it would be difficult to want another of these unless you were actually dying. Very plain.

Serving type: bottle

11-27-2012 02:47:30 | More by RickS95
Photo of jmdrpi


3.35/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

11.2 oz bottle, "Fill 060612" "Exp 060613" on label.

appears a crystal clear pale straw color, with bone white head. bubbles stream to the surface and join the well retained head. slightly sweet grainy aroma. not offensive compared to most pale lagers. taste is crisp, clean, mild grain flavor, slightly sweet. thin and fairly fizzy, but appropriate for the style.

overall - pleasantly surprised by my first Thai beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-20-2012 04:30:13 | More by jmdrpi
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Singha from Boon Rawd Brewery Co., Ltd
70 out of 100 based on 780 ratings.