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Singha - Boon Rawd Brewery Co., Ltd

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BA SCORE
70
okay

925 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 925
Reviews: 430
rAvg: 3.03
pDev: 20.13%
Wants: 10
Gots: 50 | 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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Photo of Sammy
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.

Sammy, Jul 01, 2004
Photo of UCLABrewN84
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.

UCLABrewN84, Nov 03, 2012
Photo of djrn2
2.75/5  rDev -9.2%

djrn2, Aug 30, 2013
Photo of zestar
3/5  rDev -1%

zestar, Aug 22, 2014
Photo of acurtis
2.5/5  rDev -17.5%

acurtis, Sep 01, 2013
Photo of metter98
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.

metter98, Dec 25, 2011
Photo of brentk56
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

brentk56, May 17, 2009
Photo of BuckeyeNation
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.

BuckeyeNation, Jan 05, 2005
Photo of BEERchitect
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.

BEERchitect, Aug 19, 2005
Photo of Phyl21ca
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.

Phyl21ca, May 16, 2005
Photo of mikesgroove
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.

mikesgroove, Aug 29, 2010
Photo of ygtbsm94
2.25/5  rDev -25.7%

ygtbsm94, Mar 17, 2012
Photo of jaydoc
2.5/5  rDev -17.5%

jaydoc, Sep 01, 2013
Photo of womencantsail
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.

womencantsail, May 13, 2011
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.

kylehay2004, Jan 07, 2013
Photo of Knapp85
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.

Knapp85, Apr 18, 2011
Photo of ChainGangGuy
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.

ChainGangGuy, Dec 14, 2008
Photo of JAHMUR
2.25/5  rDev -25.7%

JAHMUR, Dec 06, 2012
Photo of TMoney2591
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.

TMoney2591, Mar 11, 2010
Photo of SocalKicks
3.25/5  rDev +7.3%

SocalKicks, Mar 07, 2012
Photo of biboergosum
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.

biboergosum, Sep 25, 2009
Photo of zeff80
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.

zeff80, Aug 02, 2006
Photo of NeroFiddled
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.

NeroFiddled, Sep 05, 2002
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.

Jason, Jun 30, 2003
Photo of WVbeergeek
3.83/5  rDev +26.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Imbibed at what I believe is the best Thai food in Pittsburgh, located in Shadyside My Thai is off the hook when eating some Pad Kee Mow or Pad Thai you have to have a crisp tasty beer to cool down the fire. Singha Thai beer is just that appears a golden clear hue with forms a nice sized bright white head leaves behind fine vibrant lacing. Aroma comes off as German in origin with a grassy herbal hop character sweet lightly toasted 2 row malts and maybe a touch adjuncts in probably rice I'm guessing, along with this I'm getting a spice sweet ginger tone that's just barely noticable but present. Anyway much freakin' better than the "typical" asian macro, the taste is clean flavored crisp lager one gives the balance of light sweetness and herbal hop flavor with low bitterness but mixes well and complements the food so well. Mouthfeel is clean crisp light body with crisp even carbonation very nice. Drinkability, definitely a beer I'll continue to imbibe on when eating Thai really helps to douse the addicting fire of their dishes, oh and after the beer and food don't forget your mango with sticky rice...good stuff.

WVbeergeek, Apr 14, 2006
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Singha from Boon Rawd Brewery Co., Ltd
70 out of 100 based on 925 ratings.