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Singha - Boon Rawd Brewery Co., Ltd

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445 Reviews

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Reviews: 445
Hads: 1,101
Avg: 3.03
pDev: 31.02%
Wants: 21
Gots: 142 | 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 Beastdog75
1.49/5  rDev -50.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Singha is one of the most unpleasant beers that I've tried within recent memory. I was expecting this to be a rather bland, lifeless, but harmless pale lager type of beer with maybe a slight alcohol kick from the 6% abv. This beer turned out to be much more akin to an American malt liquor, and a most foul one at that.

Singha pours a decent yellowish gold color with a decent foamy white head that lasts for under 30 seconds. The aroma however was one of the most putrid I could ever recall for a beer. To start off, it smells like the beer was bottled with the scent gland of a skunk. Altough arriving in a brown bottle, the smell was beyond skunk, and also included some nasty adjunct smells and alcohol smell. Call me crazy, but it smelled like it could have had B.O. in there too. Quite repulsive, and it nearly gave me a headache by just smelling it. The mouthfeel was thin and fizzy. The flavor is quite unpleasant as well. Some of the skunky flavor carries over, but the flavor contains an odd chemical taste that feels like it is burning my tongue somewhat. I'll use the figurative "battery acid" metaphor here literally. There are some light, cheap adjunct flavors underneath that to a small extent, but the alcohol flavor is also quite dominant. The finish is unpleasantly bitter. The aftertaste carries a rather astringent alcohol flavor, and it finishes off with some alcoholic warmth.

I would lump this in with Natty Ice and Elephant as amongst some of the most foul beer I've tried. From other reviews, it looks like that this could be a decent beer at times. I do not have anything good to say about this beer though.

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Photo of Boilermaker88
2.21/5  rDev -27.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

One I picked up while on an “Asian beers” kick this week. Poured from the 12oz. bottle depicted, Singha has a clear straw color and has a fizzy white head that quickly settles down to a ring. The smell was a corn/malt mix that came off slightly sour. Faint floral citrus scent also. The taste was a grainy malt flavor that tried valiantly to mask a lightly sour taste lurking around underneath. There was a mild hoppiness to the finish but the sourness was rather distracting. The feel was on the medium side of light-bodied, crisp, and having a sour tanginess.
Overall, Singha is still pretty close to what I remember from my stops in Thailand. Back then I could hardly choke it down and would opt for nearly anything else. I still wouldn’t get this unless approaching “last resort” status.

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Photo of shippos
3.08/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

poured with a very energenic head and settled to small white head, very pale straw-yellow color. some hint of sweetness in the aroma (being from malt or corn I can't tell) followed by a slight spicy hoppiness. the corny/malty sweet taste is there again followed by more hop character than I was expecting and a good dose of co2. all in all this is a very good compnion with a spicy thai food, the residual sweetness and co2 clears the palate and some of the heat.

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Photo of ManekiNeko
3.23/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. stubby bottle served chilled in some sort of water glass or something.

Appearance: Clear golden yellow color with a short lived white head. Not much in the way of head retention. A few bubbles drift upward.

Smell: Pale malt aroma with a hint of banana. Not much of a sniffer.

Taste: Pale malt sweetness with some faint peach and ginger aftertastes (I ain't kiddin'). Slightly sour.

Mouthfeel: Crisp and clean. Very light bodied and seemingly well carbonated.

Drinkability: I wasn't prepared to like this as much as I did. I'm not saying it's world class, but I'll definitely have it with Thai food when eating out. Easily drinkable and goes quite well with the myriad flavors of Thai cuisine.

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Photo of UncleJimbo
3.21/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz brown short bottle, capped. Fill date on back label. (042203).

This pilsner poured a fizzy, yellow color with creamy, tall, white foam that left good lace on the glass. The smell was malty with some grain and a faint hint of sulfur. The taste was tangy, malty, with some grain, and with a sourness in the finish. As the beer warmed there was a light sweetness (corn?). The mouthfeel was crisp and tangy with some sourness in the finish. It was relatively clean, with medium-light body and good carbonation. This was an easy drinking, lighter pilsner, and was well suited to compliment spicy food very nicely.

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Photo of Realale
3.35/5  rDev +10.6%
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.

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Photo of UnionMade
2.9/5  rDev -4.3%
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.

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Photo of TerryW
2.55/5  rDev -15.8%
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.

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Photo of alexgash
2.89/5  rDev -4.6%
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.

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Photo of chaduvel
3.1/5  rDev +2.3%
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...

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Photo of Anonmatel
2.88/5  rDev -5%
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.

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Photo of fattychubs
1.53/5  rDev -49.5%
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.

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Photo of freed
3.57/5  rDev +17.8%
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.

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Photo of Jason
3.58/5  rDev +18.2%
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.

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Photo of Indybeer
1.56/5  rDev -48.5%
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.

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Photo of hotstuff
1.22/5  rDev -59.7%
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".

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Photo of TheDM
1.4/5  rDev -53.8%
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.

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Photo of IronDjinn
2.58/5  rDev -14.9%
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.

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Photo of LarryKemp
2.56/5  rDev -15.5%
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.

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Photo of brewandbbq
2.56/5  rDev -15.5%
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.

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Photo of bewareOFpenguin
3.2/5  rDev +5.6%
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.

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Photo of BeerManDan
1.36/5  rDev -55.1%
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!

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Photo of jlervine
3.62/5  rDev +19.5%
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.

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Photo of AtLagerHeads
2.88/5  rDev -5%
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.

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Photo of tavernjef
2.75/5  rDev -9.2%
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.

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Singha from Boon Rawd Brewery Co., Ltd
70 out of 100 based on 445 ratings.