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Singha - Boon Rawd Brewery Co., Ltd

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Reviews: 443
Hads: 1,096
Avg: 3.03
pDev: 31.02%
Wants: 21
Gots: 139 | FT: 1
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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Photo of thehyperduck
3.27/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

330 mL bottle pulled from an LCBO singles bin; best before Jun 9 2016 and served slightly chilled. Never had this one before, and now is as good a time as any to tick off my first Thai beer.

Pours a clear straw-yellow colour, generating one finger of soapy, white-coloured head at the surface. It lasts for a minute or so, steadily fizzling off until only a thin, foamy collar remains, along with some wisps on the surface. Neutral aroma that doesn't deviate terribly far from what I'd expect of this style - grainy, pale barley malts and some wet straw/grassiness. Inoffensive at best.

Certainly not the worst imported lager I've ever had - and as far as Asian-produced ones go, this is at least above average. Relatively clean, pale barley malt graininess comprises the bulk of the flavour, with a modest hit of grassy hop bitterness on the back end. Light-bodied, with acceptable carbonation levels for a pale lager and a somewhat prickly feel on the palate. Easy to drink; fans of this beer style would have no trouble plowing through a sixer over the course of a night.

Final Grade: 3.27, a C+. Typically, my reviews are a tad more verbose than this, but Singha is one of those beers that there just isn't a whole lot to say about. It's fizzy, it's yellow, it tastes like beer, and it's at least marginally better than most of its direct competition. If that sounds like it might be your bag, have at 'er. I wouldn't turn this one down, but I can think of no compelling reasons as to why I might want to purchase it again.

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Photo of mightyyt
2.51/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

I live in Bangkok, so this is my normal session beer. Now that I'm trying to be a more discerning swiller, I ought to rate this stuff. Candor compels me to call a spade a spade. Refreshing on a hot day, and in MHO better as a draft. But not much to redeem from the bottle. Little head, industrial beer colored, virtually odorless, struggling to define the taste....is cold a flavor? Some slight malt and hop hints I guess. This stuff is the main reason I've started home brewing. But, need to keep drinking it for a while longer....I need the bottles.

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Photo of ordybill
3.66/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from an 11.2 OZ bottle into a pint glass. A clear light bodied golden yellow beer with medium carbonation. The aroma is mild with a major part being malt and grains. Has a mild flavor of barley and grain with a modern aftertaste. A great session beer.

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Photo of bsonk
3.73/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Singha Thai Lager

A: a golden yellowish with foamy white head

S: basic lager hop presence, no off aromas.

T: nice sweet malt, not boring.

M: drinkable but leaves maltiness, not watery.

O: a very nice pleasant lager. Nothing special but good. 3.75/5.

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Photo of Roguer
3.48/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Golden brew, extremely lively and topped with a snow white head. Ok retention. Pale and transparent.

Strong aroma, heavy on barley grains and grassy hops.

Bitter up front, quickly shifting to a slightly sweet, grainy body. Slightly unpleasant aftertaste. Grassy hope with a kiss of lemon; balanced bitterness.

Lively and smooth; fuller side of light.

This is a decent import lager, better than standard AAL fare, but well below widely available European lagers.

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Photo of Libeertarian
2.73/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Clear, pure yellow-golden with low or medium retention fizzy white head. Smells grainy, little more. Taste is similar, but honey- or fruit-like sweetness detectable with rindy finish and bready retro-olfaction. Light in body, very crisp, medium to high carbonation.

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Photo of pat61
3.86/5  rDev +27.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bought 5-10-15 from a Total wine that opened 11/14. Bottled on 6-13-14 and lists a best date of 6-13-15 from a total wine that opened 11-14.
L: Pours a vigorous brilliant gold under a 2” cream to white colored foam cap that produces light lace. S: Light malt and fresh white bread aromas.
T: The palate starts with a slight light grain sweetness and a trace of apple ending with a moderate bitterness.
F: Crisp, light body, medium to a little above on the carbonation.
O: The beer is refreshing but the aromas and the flavors are a little muted after 11 months in the bottle. The brewer’s vision of the beer’s shelf life is overly optimistic.

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Photo of Mike_Aguirre
4.38/5  rDev +44.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Very nice lager from Thailand. It´s the beer of the king and it´s not bad, If I were king I would drink better. Pours clear pale beer with white foam head that doesn´t persist.

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Photo of 50wolves
2.91/5  rDev -4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Appearance - pours very pale with some head that disappears quickly, Aroma - fruity smell, reminds me of champagne. Taste - lacking, not sure if it is that I haven't had utility beer for some time but it was rather unnoticeable. Feel - astringent with a warmth afterwards. Overall - I would put in category 'piss beer', it does have astringent elements that I appreciate.

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Photo of AgentMunky
2.66/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a bottle into a wine glass.

Golden clear with a grainy (almost) sour nose. The flavor is a classic adjunct lager; crisp and sweet with a sour hint in this bottle I've not detected previously. First amongst equals in Thai beer.

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Photo of TheBierdimpfe
3.96/5  rDev +30.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pale straw color. White 3 finger head lasting around 2 minutes. Weak legs but high activity.

Faint aromas, but strong flavors of grains and citrus with minimal herbal spices. Rich crisp taste with some pleasant bitterness and slightly sweet.

Slick light body with prickly carbonation. Well intensified finish ending with a thick smoky grainy and lemony, slightly bitter dry mouth coat.

Overall : Surprisingly good rich flavors, great freshness while being a little dry...really impressed! Love this beer!

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Photo of hopmashian
3.53/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

This is my favorite beer to have with Thai food. It goes especially well with spicy Thai chilly basil. It certainly beats the usual "BMC" offerings as well as the Japanese adjuncts. Nicely balanced between malts and hops, finishes slightly bitter.

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Photo of Rod_J
2.38/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

An okay beer but nothing much to make it stand out. Okay look and smell but taste a little too watery for me and not much on mouthfeel. Overall, I would group it with other average beers.

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Photo of leantom
2.11/5  rDev -30.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

This was bad even by euro pale lager standards

L: Yellow, small head, not nearly carbonated enough.

S: Grainy malt.

T: Has a funny aftertaste accompanying the grainy malt. Mostly grainy malt, though.

F: Not carbonated enough.

O: Bad.

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Photo of captaincoffee
2.67/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

I lived in Thailand 4 times and spent a total of about 5 years there, so I felt i should at least take the time to write about their beers...which are all bad. There are a few local brew places that are okay, but the stuff sold in stores is all bad.
Singha used to be the main local beer 20 years ago, but now is considered "premium" compared to the even cheaper and crappier offerings like Chang and Leo. It is still not very good, but better than those other ones. The best Thailand piss beer.

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Photo of Spikester
4/5  rDev +32%

Pale clear gold with two fingers of white head that lingers about five minutes. Few lacings.
Smell bready malt and some herbal hop aroma.
Taste big surprise is the level of the noble hopping in this beer. The malts are barely able to keep up. Light to medium mouthfeel with proper carbonation level. A lightly dry bitter finish.
Overall an excellent euro lager that has some real flavor. I was not expecting such a tasty beer from Thailand.

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Photo of The_Mad_Capper
3.79/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

The aroma is weak but lightly fruity with a lemon-lime character along with some faint graininess. The body is a brilliantly clear pale amber with an eggshell-white head. Surprisingly flavorful with a grainy sweetness, a lightly spicy/herbal hop flavor, and very minimal hop bitterness. Some of the spiciness and graininess linger in the finish. The body is light and crisp with considerable carbonation.

Quite drinkable and pleasant, perhaps a step up from ordinary.

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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

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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.

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Photo of wethorseblanket
3.68/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

11.2 ounce bottle with a fill date of 3/4/14 and an exp. date of 3/4/15.

A: Pours a clear pale yellow with a solid 1-finger thick white head which fades slowly and yields some clumpy lace.

N: Yeasty and lemony, herbal and grassy, mildly sweet malts for balance and a touch of wheat.

T: Clean, light yeast, earthy, grainy, faint lemon zest.

M: Light body and medium carbonation. Crisp, mildly dry finish.

O: Refreshingly simple. The understated clean taste really is nice.

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Photo of utopiajane
3.77/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This poured a light amber gold with a fat creamy head of white foam. Clear and had bubbles rising to the top. Lovely presentation. You could call it glorious. The nose is sweetened grain. it has a richness on the nose that is deep. A slight hop herbal grass to sweeten it. It drinks well. Hearty grain, dry and robust with plenty of depth and the hops are accents. They add some sweet herbal grass to the palate for definition and depth. The beer has a medium mouthfeel and is not shy. I would call it forcefull in it's malt stature. The malt is the drink. It's pleasing and leaves with a slight bit of dryness and maybe an earthiness that you could call bitter. This was made by a thai brewer who got his training in Germany and it's evdent in this beer. Tall golden liquid grain with a an enthusiastic and crisp presence.

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Photo of Ozzylizard
3.04/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Undated bottle at about 40 degrees at Thai restaurant into small glass
Aroma of grain
Head average (about 2.5 cm), white, fizzy, rapidly diminishing to broken 2 mm ring
Lacing none
Body light yellow, clear, sparkling
Flavor begins with sweet graininess, short lasting. Some dimethylsulfide noticed; no hops, no alcohol, no diacetyl.
Palate light, dry, soft carbonation

Not a bad beer with Thai food but I wouldn’t recommend it with much else.

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Photo of Alex-Alkis
1.97/5  rDev -35%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

The scent is not horrible. But there is something with the malt that I simply do not appreciate.
The taste feels cheap and quite watery with strange tones of hops. Lacks bitterness.

The overall rating is quite low. It is not specially tasty, but it is quite easy to drink.

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
2.89/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Bottle purchased at Beers of the World in Henrietta, NY.

Pours a a clear straw golden yellow, with a half inch head that dissipates almost immediately. Not much lacing.

Smells like basically nothing, unfortunately. A bit of sweet malt and grain.

The taste is similarly light. It's crisp and light, and that's the best thing going for it. It's got a slightly metallic twang that's very off-putting. There is a musty hop leaf type flavor, and some sweet grain.

Light bodied, crisp, fairly drinkable as long as it stays cold.

This is only a slight step above the typical American macro lager. It's high points are how easy drinking it is, and it's a tick from Thailand. But other than that, it's nothing to write home about.

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Photo of LiquidAmber
3.23/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured into a shaker pint glass. Pours a medium straw amber with a thin white head that dissipates to a thin ring around the glass with little lacing. Served in a cold glass at a restaurant and allowed to warm up bit before tasting. Mild aroma of sweet malt and a hint of grassy hops; typical Euro pale / adjunct lager. Flavor follows with mild grainy malt with a hint of biscuit and a light grassy hop bitterness in the finish. Light bodied. Quite as expected for a light foreign lager, perhaps with slightly more mildly astringent hop bitterness in the finish than the body can support, but overall a nice neutral accompaniment to my Thai meal, even if not something I would buy as a stand alone ale.

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Singha from Boon Rawd Brewery Co., Ltd
70 out of 100 based on 443 ratings.