Singha - Boon Rawd Brewery Co., Ltd

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Ratings: 1,064
Reviews: 466
rAvg: 3.03
pDev: 19.8%
Wants: 17
Gots: 118 | 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 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 Alycrocker
2.86/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

When overseas and parched, this will do the trick. Otherwise, nothing amazing. Thailand is not known for their beer.

Photo of BJasny
4/5  rDev +32%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer wasn't too bad

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.

Photo of MattR2014
3/5  rDev -1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thai beer at a Thai restaurant. Not too many other options. It wasn't bad

Photo of Davepoolesque
2.77/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Goes perfectly well spice Thai food. Besides that, it's pretty flavorless. Refreshing.

Photo of smcolw
3.1/5  rDev +2.3%

Much like a macrobrew, this is a pale gold, clear brew. Grainy with little hop bite. Thin but appropriately so.

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.

Photo of nelsonsaigon
3/5  rDev -1%

Experienced in : Bangkok, Saigon
Appealing to me : - - -
Less appealing to me : - - -

I am neutral on this beer.

Photo of JoshuaVickers
4/5  rDev +32%

one of my favorite Asian beers.

Photo of Lard_City
2.74/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Awesome on a hot, humid day in Bangkok. Otherwise pretty average mass produced lager.

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.

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

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Photo of 1000lbgrizzly
3.09/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A: Very pale clear straw, ample loose bubbles, frothy head alike soda- fades moderately quickly, leaves no lacing. Labeling is pretty cool.

S: Not pleasant. Dirty malt, yeast. It's a little off-putting, but not rank.

T: An improvement over the nose. Cleaner malts, a glimpse of a surprisingly and impressively floral yeast finish. Sessionable, if mostly unremarkable.

M: Watery and bubbly, but nothing to gripe about.

O: This could be a guilty pleasure all-night beer with friends. The nose isn't good, but the rest isn't bad.

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.

Photo of DaveBar
3.43/5  rDev +13.2%
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.


Photo of iheartmyTHO
3.38/5  rDev +11.6%
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.

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!

Singha from Boon Rawd Brewery Co., Ltd
70 out of 100 based on 1,064 ratings.