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Singha - Boon Rawd Brewery Co., Ltd

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440 Reviews

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Reviews: 440
Hads: 1,087
rAvg: 3.04
pDev: 19.74%
Wants: 20
Gots: 127 | 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 Realale
3.35/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a clear rich gold with a fine, tight white head that sits at a solid 1/4" and stays.

Nose is fresh bready malt supported by some earthy/flowery hop notes and a touch of fruity sweetness.

On the heavier side of midweight on the palate. Richly malty, with a good bit of residual sweetness. Hop flavor is minor, but there is a touch of bitterness, and a little acidic sharpness to support the malt. Finish is decent. Carbonation is a bit low, and makes the beer a bit tiring to drink.

This is a beer that has its ups and downs. When its fresh and not abused, as my samples were yesterday, it is very fine indeed for drinking with spicy Thai cuisine. In that context, both the sweetness and richness work well. I can't really imagine drinking this on its own however. (778 characters)

Photo of UnionMade
2.9/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

The beer pours a slightly hazy golden yellow, topped with a moderate fluffy white head. Some quickly rising bubbles feed the head.
Aroma is sweetly malty, with the hops not quite balanced, and lacking the spiciness I was expecting for a pilsner. More of a helles or export style, I think. Fairly clean, with a bit of grainy underlying sweetness.
Flavor is malty, with a little toasted malt presence. Definite pilsner malt, fairly clean, with a slight muddiness. Some apparent yeast starting in the middle, with a mildly herbal noble hop finish. Very mild peppery flavor. Medium bodied, with a pleasant active carbonation.
Not bad overall. Went well with pizza. (663 characters)

Photo of TerryW
2.55/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Clear pale golden yellow with just a thin head that quickly settles to a film. Lots of big rough bubbles working their way up through the glass. No lace.

Smells hoppy and peppery, slightly skunky on opening. Give it a swirl and dunk your nose in to catch the metal. Tastes sweet, light and slightly malty with a lingering bitter hop finish. Some grass in there, too. Nice mouth feel, good and crisp without being overly sharp.

Not magnifient, but good enough to share with your friends without hurting anyone. Don't know if I could drink a ton of these and stand the sweetness. (583 characters)

Photo of alexgash
2.89/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I wish Logan had some good Thai food to try this with (maybe I should learn to cook my own). Clear yellow with a little fizzy white head--not a great looker (could pass for Bud). It does have a smell though--some malts, but mostly pungeant, resiny hops and a bit of alcohol. Taste is surprisingly strong flavored honey malts with a modest, bitter finish. Is there corn in here, I can't tell. Definitely more flavorful than most macro lagers. I think I'll wait until I visit Thailand before I buy this again. (507 characters)

Photo of chaduvel
3.1/5  rDev +2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

First time I had this was during one night in Bangkok with some friends listening to some bad Karaoke in a hotel bar. Multiple pitchers were shared. Now to try this again... Pale yellow in color with a foamy white head. Smells kind of sweet, some hops and grains in there as well. Has a hoppy metallic flavor, some mellow grains. No distinct flavors here but has a very clean taste. Quite drinkable and the burps really sting the nose. I could have used ten of these at Teton Thai. Now if only I was back in Thailand... (519 characters)

Photo of Anonmatel
2.88/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This is one of those beers that everyone can enjoy, meaning some guy who wants to drink to get drunk can use this as a session, and the beer lover won't get too offended at it's taste. The nice lacy head dies too fast, and there isn't really much of a faint hop smell. Very sweet, which really compliments Asian style cooking. (326 characters)

Photo of fattychubs
1.53/5  rDev -49.7%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

This beer pours a very pale clear yellow, with little aroma, mostly sweet grain. Very light taste and high carbonation, starts very sweet, rounds off grassy, and finishes with a little hops, dry and crisp.

Not something I enjoy at all, the double tapered bottle was more interesting then the sweet but bland beer. (316 characters)

Photo of freed
3.57/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I've had this beer for a while and like it more and less at times. I might update this later.

The somewhat uniquely shaped 12oz bottle has a cool label. The beer pours a nearly perfectly clear golden color with a fair amount of head and an abundant CO2 supply beneath. The smell is malty and hints of mild bitterness. The taste is sweet and bready with an almost dusty dry aftertaste. Hops aren't apparent, but the nice crispness suggests they're in there. This beer is very good with a wide variety of foods and as an after work thirst quencher. (549 characters)

Photo of Jason
3.58/5  rDev +17.8%
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. (336 characters)

Photo of Indybeer
1.56/5  rDev -48.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

12 oz bottle. Poured a golden yellow, with a fair head that quickly receded. Immediatly after pouring came the aroma of skunkiness. Even in a brown bottle. Very little carbonation, it seems like it all disappeared in the head. Taste is flat and bland, with just a trace of hops bite. Skunkiness is still there. Reminds me of alot of macros just flatter. (353 characters)

Photo of hotstuff
1.22/5  rDev -59.9%
look: 1 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Yuck is my first impression of this brew. It poured a medium white head of mostly fine bubbles. The body is yellow and there was carbonation observed. There was next to no lacing on the sides of my glass. The only description that I can give for the aroma is "yucky". (267 characters)

Photo of TheDM
1.4/5  rDev -53.9%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

This brew pours a medium head of fine to medium sized bubbles and a carbonated weak pee yellow body. Its aroma is very strong and replusive. It barely tastes better than it looks. Its flavor is fizzy skunky thin and slightly hopped. Definately a brew to finish and go on to the next one. (287 characters)

Photo of IronDjinn
2.58/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Came in a 335ml brown bottle. Colour is an incredibly light straw colour, considering this 6% malt liquor. Nose is...ooooweee...is that a skunk for the golden logo on the bottle? A bit skunky at first, it smells sweet, a bit boozy, spicy hops, a little metallic. Taste is very unassuming, in fact it's hardly present. Kind of grainy and sweet, and it has a slight boozy kick for a finish. I can barely finish this one, don't think I'd go back for another. Perhaps it is better complimented with Thai food, which I do enjoy, so I wouldn't write it off completely. (562 characters)

Photo of LarryKemp
2.56/5  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. (529 characters)

Photo of brewandbbq
2.56/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Singha is often found in Thai restaurants on the beer lists,and isn't that bad with spicey,hot dishes-
The beer pours with a nice effervesence and a clear pale yellow color.Fine bubbles keep a minimal head in clean glass.

The nose is rather unremarkable with a little bit of malt, no discernable hops or alcohol,and with a slight skunkiness.-Forgivable,this beer has gone a long way and the 6% ABV helps it get here.

Mouthfeel is light and cleanses the pallet well,and leaves no" tongue tracks " behind.

The flavor is unoffensive ,with light malt,some bitterness,and very little finish.

Drinkability is average and I'm happy whenever I have one,because that means I'm having some great pad thai or spicey beef with basil.
Singha would also pair well with Jerk shrimp/pineapple kabobs or rustic style pizza with a daiblo sauce and thai basil. (855 characters)

Photo of bewareOFpenguin
3.2/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured a nice yellow hue. Whispy head. Good carbonation. It had a lot of malt, not overwhelming. It tasted like a well malted lager IMHO. Minimul hops present. I would not consider this a "homey" malt beverage, but rather an exoctic alternative to enjoy with hot Thai cuisine. (276 characters)

Photo of BeerManDan
1.36/5  rDev -55.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

What can I say about this beer. I poured, smelled, sipped and poured it down the drain. The color was a medium golden with little foam. The smell was not pleasing at all, just nothing there to even seem good enough to drink. The taste was bitter and tasteless. So, I poured it down the drain. If I don't like a beer, I just get rid of it! I don't beleive in suffering, just dump it! (382 characters)

Photo of jlervine
3.62/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Golden in color when poured with a thin white head that left behind a little lace. The smell was of malt and grains, with a sharp crispness to it. This crispness followed through in the taste. If any of the mass-swill producers had any cahones, this is what America would be drinking in mass quantities. Hop character was pronounced and abrupt, and the beer left little to linger in my mouth after swallowing. This beer was certainly easy to drink, and was the perfect accompaniment to tonight's pad prik and roti cani. (519 characters)

Photo of AtLagerHeads
2.88/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Sadawi, crup! Oh, sweet nectar of Siam, the perfect companion to spicy Thai fried rice, prawns, and tenderloin of water buffalo a la pataya. The definitive beer of Thailand still satifies the thirst with strong malt flavors and solid body. Light yellow with a white head, malt nose, and decent aftertaste, it stands up to strong foods with its full-bodied goodness. (365 characters)

Photo of tavernjef
2.75/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Color is light clear yellow, with a fairly big head of frothy foam about three fingers high and settled after a few minutes to uneven white foam. Smells of musty grasses, grain, and malt. Taste is thin and sweet with a corn grain and a thin wheat like presense. Feel is very thin and watered down to a light body with no hold. Not all that bad, but not all that good either. More flat and empty then anything flavorwise. (420 characters)

Photo of kbub6f
2.61/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Bought locally (Grapevine refrigerated shelves), a week in my fridge, reviewed 45F-55F.

The head is big, white and crusty, and leaves a little bit of nice lacing. The color is a nice, full gold.

Initial smell, when cold, is some pretty strong lagerpfonk that tames to let through some grains. Maybe some corn. The front shows a little caramel malt at warmer temps. The middle is thin and sweetens some. When cold, the finish is slightly metallic with some obvious alcohol. This too tames to a decent hoppy and grainy taste. This isn't bad compared to American macros and some other strong export lagers, but that's about it. (630 characters)

Photo of PatandDavid
2.95/5  rDev -3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Just had this with, of all things, Thai food...pale yellow color...the waitress asked me if I wanted it with bubbles, I couldn't imagine what she meant other than that she would pour it so it would have a big head on it...I politely said that I would pour it myself.

So the head was primo on it of course! It did dissipate quickly. The overwhelming thing I found with this brew was that the carbonation made it seem crisper than it was...the crispness wasn't due to a big hop profile or anything. Not very malty, a bit citrusy in the finish.

Not an offensive beer, but not a standout.

pat (597 characters)

Photo of Morris729
2.98/5  rDev -2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a pale medium golden color with a foamy white head that fades into a thin lace. Nose is light malt and grain with some notes of cooked corn. Light in body and very crisp and refreshing. Taste is sweet malts with some yeasty grain notes. Bitter hops come through in the end with a citrus rind flavor leaving a very dry and crisp finish. The alcohol level of 6% is fairly well hidden, especially for such a light brew. Nothing special overall, but it does pair nicely with a plate of spicy Thai food. (504 characters)

Photo of zerk
3.02/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours pale gold, with a thin, soapy white head. Aroma hints at malt and a touch of alcohol. Flavor is fairly weak, beginning with some malt sweetness, some grainy notes, and the slightest touch of hop bitterness. Has a thin to medium body, and is quite smooth.

I had this with some Thai food, and it's a decent accompaniment, but this is not a beer that I would choose to drink. There is nothing offensive about it, it's just not very interesting. (451 characters)

Photo of Naerhu
2.71/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: Brown bottle. Beautiful gold color that pours a decent sized head that evaporates immediately. Small bubbles.
Aroma: Has a corn and lightly malty nose.
Taste: moderate bitterness on a bland flavor
Mouthfeel: flat pepsi
Drinkability: inebriation inducing liquid.

This beer was perfect in the strip bar in which I had it. Or maybe it was just the girls who made life and everything about it seem so sweet. (422 characters)

Singha from Boon Rawd Brewery Co., Ltd
71 out of 100 based on 440 ratings.