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Singha - Boon Rawd Brewery Co., Ltd

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BA SCORE
70
okay

846 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 846
Reviews: 426
rAvg: 3.03
pDev: 19.8%
Wants: 7
Gots: 29 | 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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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.28/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Like a draft I had in college only more malty. Pepper lemmongrass licorice spice. No aroma. Bit of foamy soap suds on yellow. Mid-sip notice acidic sour and grainy and it would calm very spicey food, about it. Touch of hops. Refreshes more than water.

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2004 03:29:28 | More by Sammy
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.05/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a clear yellow with a foamy white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, and a sugary aroma. Taste is much the same with a slight metallic flavor on the finish. There is a very mild bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is an average beer all around but it's drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2012 23:28:13 | More by UCLABrewN84
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djrn2

New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev -9.2%

08-30-2013 11:41:22 | More by djrn2
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BuckeyeNation

Iowa

2.38/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pale lemon yellow with a few persistent streams of uprushing bubbles. The large, fluffy head is a shade darker than brilliant white and isn't falling very fast due to the carbonation feeding its underside. There's almost no lace. In fact, there's so little that it doesn't deserve all four letters. Let's call it lac.

The nose is nothing to write home about. I shudder to think what it might have smelled like without the brown glass bottle. Singha smells like just about every other macro lager that I've ever run across. Musty hops lead the way and nothing else is interested enough to follow.

The flavor is a slight improvement. I prefer beer of this style to be a little on the sweet side since the residual sugar helps to cover up the nastiness and tends to fill out the body. This one has a bit of a sweetened Rice Crispies flavor which is offset by a sharp, hop leaf bitterness. It's far from good beer, but at least there's something there to keep the ol' taste buds busy.

Singha has a touch more flavor and, therefore, a little more personality than many macro lagers. It's still incredibly mediocre beer. If I ever find myself in Bangkok, I might 'go native' and toss back a few cold ones. Absent that, no thanks.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2005 00:37:12 | More by BuckeyeNation
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metter98

New York

2.98/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Clear deep yellow in color, the beer has a light to moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high bright white head that gradually died down, leaving a thick ring of bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: There are aromas of sweet and grainy malts and corn in the nose.
T: The taste is very similar to the smell and has some sweetness and flavors of grainy malts along with hints of bitterness.
M: The beer is light- to medium-bodied and smooth on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: There's nothing overly special about this beer but is not bad considering it is from Southeast Asia and would probably go well with spicy food.

Serving type: bottle

12-25-2011 20:26:05 | More by metter98
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brentk56

North Carolina

2.5/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Pours a clear pale golden color with a fizzy head that disappears rapidly; no lace

Smell: Sweet malt, but quite grainy, too

Taste: Sweet malt that builds in a grainy direction by mid-palate, but finishes sweet

Mouthfeel: Light body with some fizziness

Drinkability: Just too sweet; unbalanced

Serving type: bottle

05-17-2009 22:20:32 | More by brentk56
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

2.5/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

amazing that i am actually hunting down some of the worst beers on earth now. i found this and a couple more to help me kick this list on my way home from winston last night and decided to drink them as i was out in the yard all day today. served cold and poured into a pint glass, it was consumed on 08/29/2010.

pours a very light, nearly crystal clear color. really nothing too it at all with loads of carbonation that form a small head that seems to just last for a brief second then drop off the face of the earth.

aroma is non existent with a light touch of rice and corn, a light grainy presence and that was about it. nothing keeping you awake here. crisp, clean and watery taste with really no defining flavor at all as i struggle to find really any direction in this one at all.

overall i have had worse but it certainly was not worth me tracking down at all.

Serving type: bottle

08-29-2010 01:44:57 | More by mikesgroove
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

2.03/5  rDev -33%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Bottle: Poured a gold color lager with some great carbonation resulting in a medium head with standard retention. Aroma is quite weak with some malt and light alcoholic side to it. Malty taste with some hops and some subtle floral notes. Light alcohol burn made this a little less unpleasant though.

Serving type: bottle

05-16-2005 13:50:14 | More by Phyl21ca
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

3.15/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A good brew for the region. Borrows some characteristics for Bohemian Pilsners. Brigh gold in appearance, accessive carbonation, good head retention. Smells moderately malty, hoppy, and a little sourness (skunk). Tastes nicely malty and grainy. Hops bring out a 'bite' and some spiciness. Skunkiness fades after a minute or two. Moderate to light body. Finishes clean and mildly alcoholic.

Serving type: bottle

08-19-2005 21:13:13 | More by BEERchitect
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womencantsail

California

2.78/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

A: The beer pours a pale golden/straw color with a short lived white head.

S: You can't get much more skunky than this. Intensely skunked with sweet grains. A strong cereal flavor with a bit of grassy hop flavor and although this says it's a "100% barley" beer, there seems to be some corn.

T: An almost sugary sweetness with a bit of an overcooked/burnt grain flavor. A bit of skunk to it, but nowhere near as bad as the aroma. Some grass and a slight bitterness on the back end.

M: Light in body with a medium carbonation.

O: Not sure what I really expected, but this was not something that I would care to drink again.

Serving type: bottle

05-13-2011 17:38:14 | More by womencantsail
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acurtis

New Jersey

2.5/5  rDev -17.5%

09-01-2013 13:14:22 | More by acurtis
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

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

$1.49 12 oz. single at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia. Expiration Date: 02/13/09.

Appearance: Pours a crystal clear, yellow body with a small, fizzy, white head.

Smell: Lightly honeyish, light pale malt nose with a faint hoppiness.

Taste: Light pale malts with a mild cereal sweetness present. Hint of honey. Even less than a hint of grain. Slight grassy hops character with only a minute touch of bitterness provides balance. Finishes dry, crisp, and clean.

Mouthfeel: Light-bodied. Medium carbonation.

Drinkability: It'll do. Singha delivers a bit more character than expected, certainly more than rest of the endless parade of sad, vapid lagers out their.

Serving type: bottle

12-14-2008 01:52:13 | More by ChainGangGuy
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

2.25/5  rDev -25.7%

03-17-2012 06:59:06 | More by ygtbsm94
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jaydoc

Kansas

2.5/5  rDev -17.5%

09-01-2013 13:25:19 | More by jaydoc
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kylehay2004

Florida

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
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

2.53/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

This beer pours out as a clear pale yellow brew with a white head on it that fades within a few minutes. The aromas coming from this beer are mostly grains and some funk. The taste is pretty mild with malts and some hops in the mix. The mouthfeel is crisp and dry. Overall it's pretty boring to say the least. I wouldn't run out of my way to have this one again.

Serving type: bottle

04-18-2011 04:15:16 | More by Knapp85
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TMoney2591

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a Budweiser pokal.

Lives up to its style by pouring a very pale straw, like urine when a lot of water has been drunk. The initially strong white frothy head dissipates rather quickly, though stoically, into nothingness. The nose is faint notes of caramel, wheat, and grasses, with a light syrupy sweetness riding cavalier through it all. The taste brings these elements together, toning down the sweetness a bit and ratcheting up a bland grassiness. The body is definitely on the lighter side, with active enough carbonation and a smooth but watery texture. Overall, not that bad a brew, but definitely nothing to write home from Bangkok about.

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2010 04:17:10 | More by TMoney2591
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zeff80

Missouri

2.8/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A - 12 oz bottle pours out a plae yellow. It had a nice 2-finger head that left a little lacing.

S - It smelled of corn and yeast.

T - It tasted of grains and there was a minimal hop spice kick to it. It also had a sweet taste at the tip of the tongue.

M - Mouthfeel was dry and crisp. It is light-bodied.

D - It is a pretty good Asian lager. Next time I'm at my local Thai place for dinner I might have one. It might be a nice compliment to the spice food.

Serving type: bottle

08-02-2006 15:50:50 | More by zeff80
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

2.25/5  rDev -25.7%

12-06-2012 22:41:41 | More by JAHMUR
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

3/5  rDev -1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

330ml bottle. This stuff is always available at Thai, Vietnamese, and Malaysian restaurants around here, along with Tiger, as the only alternatives to BMC lagers.

This beer pours a clear, pale golden yellow colour, with one chubby finger of weakly foamy, and mostly soapy bone-white head, which leaves a few specks of wayward islet lace around the glass as it quickly melts away.

It smells of gritty pale malt and grainy rice/corn mash, somewhat acrid yeast, and dead floral, more or less skunky vegetal hops. The taste is sweet, soggy rice, that strangely evokes a sense of sourdough, some weird earthy spice, a hint of musky honey, and more skunky, floral hops.

The carbonation is average, just a plain, underwhelming frothiness throughout, the body clearing the light side of medium, easily, with a rather tacky attempt at smoothness. It finishes off-dry, that rice-inflected malt showing some chutzpah, alongside a lingering dose of those floral and skunky notes.

While hardly something I'd want to drink much of on its own, this always goes down well enough with spicy East Asian fare, go figure. The brown bottle belies the skank factor inherent in this one, which can only point to a cheaply-made brew in the first place - hello, country tick.

Serving type: bottle

09-25-2009 22:13:38 | More by biboergosum
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NeroFiddled

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear golden in color with a bright white head that drops quickly, but leaves a reasonable collar and some whispy surface foam from a very fine & highly effervescent carbonation. There is, however, no lace to speak of. The aroma is skunky, but also offers a distinct grainy maltiness. The body is medium with a brisk carbonation that gives a little bite on the tongue. The flavor starts with a sweet grainy malt, then reveals some light hop flavor as it warms in the mouth, and finishes with another touch of hop flavor and a fair amount of bitterness that's bouyed by a sweetish maltiness that sticks in the mouth. The alcohol, which is only listed as 6.0%, is somewhat apparent. Apart from the fact that this is not a complex beer, and coupled with the skunkiness of the aroma (remember a fresh bottle may be clear of that), and the apparent alcohol - this is a very nice, and interesting beer. I really liked its big malty quality and the hoppy bitterness that followed it. I remembered this beer the next day and wanted to have another. However, I think a case of it would be way too much! Still, enjoyable and interesting.

Serving type: bottle

09-05-2002 18:47:41 | More by NeroFiddled
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TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

3.38/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a plastic cup.

A: The beer is a light gold color, with a medium-sized foamy white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace.

S: The aroma is heavy with sweet malt & grain and has a faint hint of hops.

T: The sweet caramelized malt is what comes out first, then there’s some hops and a little bit of breadiness. The after-taste is sweet.

M: Smooth & crisp, medium body, medium carbonation, clean finish.

D: The taste is quite different but enjoyable, easy to drink, not very filling.

Serving type: bottle

11-14-2006 01:47:55 | More by TheManiacalOne
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

3.63/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

No surprise on the pour. Crystal clear with a small white head that quickly dies down. Nose seems slightly nutty. Flavor is slightly sweet, with that touch of nut that just shows up a very small bit. I also got what I thought was just a hint of apple that showed up and left in a flash. The feel is surprisingly high on smooth bubbles. Much more than I would have expected. Drinkability? Absolutely. There is by no means a lack of flavor and it is quite smooth. The semi-sweet tone might turn some off, but this is worth having once or more.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2007 12:06:46 | More by RblWthACoz
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Jason

Massachusetts

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2003 20:11:33 | More by Jason
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feloniousmonk

Minnesota

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

Way past time I got around to this one. Thought I had, actually...

Lightly hazed golden hue, smallish, but staying, white head.

Faint, soft, clean nose. Nothing much in here.

Taste: clean, empty, ...wet. No real flavor. Spritzy, lemony feel, small hops linger back in the throat after floating on the tongue. Makes a small impression.

Lightness in body, and faint in flavor. But, am I holding my breath for a Thai barleywine, or chocolate stout? No, sir, ree...this must go excellently well in the heat, and the alcohol makes it's presence known before too long,...excessive imbibement can bring on some crazy Bangkok nights.

Serving type: bottle

10-04-2007 07:43:30 | More by feloniousmonk
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Singha from Boon Rawd Brewery Co., Ltd
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