Singha - Boon Rawd Brewery Co., Ltd

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Reviews: 443
Hads: 1,097
Avg: 3.03
pDev: 31.02%
Wants: 21
Gots: 139 | 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 socon67
2.99/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A - Pours a straw yellow color with a foam head that settles quickly. No lacing of note; slight carbonation.

S - By far thebest quality of this beer, there is an aromatic and floral scent with a bweetness of fresh honey.

T - Honestly it is quite bland. The smell did not translate at all to the taste. This is your run of the mill euro-lager.

M - Sessionable? Yeah. But so is tap water. And we wouldn't give that a "5".

O - I'll say it is overall average in that you will likely find this in a Thai restaurant and it may be the only interesting beer option. For that it works. But beyond that it is nothing special.

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Photo of Tepsitola
4.48/5  rDev +47.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Boon Rawd.. the first and still the biggest brewey in Thailand. Malty lager herby and golden yellow abv 6% They brew it with german technology.Builded in 1933.I love this beer but it is more expensive than other beers in Thailand. It is worth the extra money.

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Photo of Georgiabeer
3.3/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

There are certainly worse lagers out there, in fact, much worse. This beer has saved me many times while out eating Thai food as it was by far the best beer on the menu. It makes sense for such a purpose as well- a fairly crisp lager with a rounded flavor from all malt, and a snappy finish- you can actually taste the hops! Really not that bad, especially for a Euro style lager. That being said, I won't get carried away either- it still IS a Eurolager- and not all styles should be treated equally. Some are catch-all categories for - average- beer. This one pours golden with a moderate white head that settles to a thin swirl. Smells grainy and full bodied, with sweetness on the finish. Tastes full bodied and grainy and fairly thick, but with a nice crisp finish, while overall evincing some creaminess. It is what it is, but better than most in the style.

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Photo of GodOfBeer
3.3/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Been a while since I reviewed a beer, not the best beer to start with again, but whatever.

Pours a pale gold, thin white head. Aroma of corn and sweet malt, a bit of smokiness which is strange.

Tastes like a typical lager, pretty light, not very complex. A very stronge corn aftertaste, but it's not that bad.

Not something I would ever buy back home, but overall a decent asian beer that gets the job done.

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Photo of PhantasIPA
3.85/5  rDev +27.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The appearance of the beer is a light golden color. The head poured one inch and quickly dissipated. There was no lacing at all.

The smell is light and pleasant but a little skunky.

The taste is a classic pale ale - a balanced mixture of malt, bitterness and hops.

The mouthfeel is very light and refreshing. The beer is very easy to drink and smooth as can be.

Overall I liked this beer, especially because of the refreshing quality and crisp finish and flavor.

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Photo of Douberd
3.33/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle of 11.2 oz, 330 ml after converting it to the european standard. I bought this in a mexican supermarket, Walmart type, it was called Mega if I recall. Anyway, it was imported from the US since all the warnings on the bottle are american.
Nice golden yellow colour with a two finger head with good retention and light lacing. Head still covers the surface of the beer, albeit a thin layer.Lots of bubbles rising continuisly to the top.
Aroma is of malts, quite district.
Quite nice taste, as bitter as I prefer it, with just slighty bitterer aftertaste.
Medium thickness on the body, average carbonation.

This turned out to be really good, if I ever go to Thailand I know which beer to look up if I want a nice thirst quencher.

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Photo of dbrauneis
2.91/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Pours a crystal clear pale yellow with lots of visible carbonation. The beer has a finger tall white head which reduces to nothing quickly. Minimal lacing is observed.

S: The aroma is primarily of sweetness, grain, and corn - like an American adjunct. Nothing special in the aroma and it is not overly strong.i

T: Flavors of adjunct malts, grain, and corn. This beer is very sweet.

M: Light to medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation.

O: Pretty good Thai beer to match with the Thai food I was having. The sweetness of the beer marries nicely with the spice flavors in the food. I thought the beer was really well paired with the food but not sure I would want to have it on it's own.

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Photo of Gary779
3.4/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A: The beer pours clear, with a typical light yellow lager colour. The head is quite foamy and vanishes quickly.

S: Typical lager smell. Nothing bad. Hint of hops.

T: The taste is a well rounded execution of your typical lager. It is slightly hoppy and offers a bitter aftertaste that isn't unpleasant.

M: Medium to heavy carbonation. Medium bodied. Slightly watery, but acceptable.

O: Pleasing to drink. Nothing special, but an above average beer.

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Photo of puboflyons
3.42/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

From a bottle stamped: FILL070511-EXP 070512. Sampled on February 25, 2012. The pour is pale yellow with active carbonation and a small short-lived white head. There are grains and malts on the nose but little else. But that is about average for the style. Thin to medium body. The taste brings out the malty character more but it is also pretty grainy. Some crisp hops fill in the blanks. All I can say is that it is very typical of the style.

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Photo of bogus564
3.35/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

11.2 fl. oz, poured into a pint glass.

I had an amazingly productive day today, as good a day today as yesterday was bad. I figured I’d reward myself with a quick beer before hitting the rack. And with that, here we go…

A: It’s very yellow in color, but I was expecting that. It’s bubbly, but I was also expecting that. What I wasn’t expecting was the head; not only did it hit 3 cm, it held for a minute and a half. It has my attention, for the most part.

S: It smells like hops, grass and lemon. If you plug those three ingredients into your database memory, you’re bound to come up with lager as one of your top three styles. Nothing overpowers anything else. This beer now has even more of my attention.

T: Okay, this beer now has me slightly confused. That’s not a bad thing per se, it just means that I have to play beer detective. I can taste the hops, and the grass, and the lemon, but there’s something sweet there, in a pretty decent proportion. The closest I can come is orange, one of the sweeter, less tangy varieties. There’s also kind of a breadiness to it; interesting, much more than I expected. Cool.

M: Pretty good, just on the border of very good. I could be convinced that it’s very good with the right argument. It’s light in body, well-carbonated, washes quite nicely over the palate, and leaves a fairly dry finish. It even burps well.

O: Surprisingly good beer; I’ll admit that I wasn’t expecting much, but it overachieved. It’s a nice, simple beer, but well-crafted. I’d get another one of these from the local beer store, and knock down something nice and salty to go along with it. Until the next time, everyone.

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Photo of Dave1999
2.97/5  rDev -2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into glass a pale yellow without any head.

Smells sweet and malty.

Tastes much the same as the smell. Not bad tasting but not great, everything about this beer is average.

Feels carbonated on the tongue.

Overall very average. often the best choice at the Thai restaurant.

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Photo of rangerred
3.63/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

330ml bottle poured into a pint glass.

An aggressive pour yields a two finger white head over a clear medium yellow beer.

Aroma is just a touch skunky at first but this soon fades leaving a pleasant grassy hop aroma along with some bready grain.

Flavor is a pleasant malty sweetness and bready grain. Grassy hops are present in the beginning yielding to a crisp drying bitterness. The beer finished quite clean with decent bitterness, almost like a pilsener.

Overall a pretty decent beer. Would be a great thirst quencher with some Thai food.

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Photo of JayS2629
2.73/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Clean, clear yellow with a huge white cap that fades slowly and leaves rings of lace.

The aroma is clean, crisp, biscuit, honey, and grassy elements.

Very clean, light biscuit, cracker, and a touch of honey with some grassy honey and a touch of citrus. Rather bland.

Thin, crisp, watery

Quite an average tasting, thin, watery, but refreshing beer.

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Photo of metter98
2.96/5  rDev -2.3%
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.

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

Aroma: Light malty

Appearance: Light yellow color. Pours with a average head. Good carbonation.

Flavor: Mild and crisp overall, finishes quickly with little after taste

Mouthfeel: Light almost watery. Mild carbonation.

Overall: Poured nicely with a medium head which receeded quickly. Very light taste. A quick finish with little after taste.

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Photo of LXIXME
3.29/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A super huge white head is floating above a clear golden colored beer, do this by pouring this from a inch or so above the glass.

The aroma is light but even between a slight hops and a grain malt with maybe a hint of honey somewhere in the background.

The taste is also light and even between a light sour citrus hops effect and a honey whole grain malt.

A light malt with a slight sourness to a light dry aftertaste.

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Photo of notchucknorris
3.42/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Pale golden color with a quickly receding white head.

S: Sweet malts, some honey and a touch of grassy hops.

T: A lot of sweet malts, some corn, and a pretty decent amount of grassy hop flavor. Sure, there are better beers out there, but I can't think of much that goes better with Thai food.

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Photo of ThaCreep
2.67/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Straw color. Smell of wheat and rice in the classic style of American.

Mouth easy but a little too light that passes for a bit of water to take off. The finish is slightly dirty and a touch of grain is not important faigt felt. Well, that business remains strong so no real surprise.

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Photo of BeerKangaroo
3.4/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Into a pilsener:

A: clear yellow body with a big, fluffy white head, fast rising carbonation, spider web lacing

S: sweet grasses, floral hops, grains

T: decent bitterness from previously mentioned flavors, some added sweet breadiness

M: light, mild assault of carbonation on the tongue, sessionable, dry aftertaste and finish

O: Euro Pale lager, what can I say, but are these ever really interesting, yet I probably would still have it again

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Photo of Stpeterowdy10
3.34/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into a Pilsner Glass at my local Thai restaurant of choice.

Poured an impressive two finger head. Looked very enticing. Lively carbonation also.
Smells malty, but I can't detect any skunk at all. Not much else.
Flavor is very surprisingly grainy. Malt aftertaste. Overall very enjoyable taste.
Feels smooth in mouth with some lively carbonation on the tongue. Probably my favorite Asian style. Way better then other malts such as Kirin or tsingtao. Went well with the Pad Thai.

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Photo of jsisko01
4.55/5  rDev +50.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Appearance - Pours a clear golden color with a half-inch thick, fluffy white head that disappears after about a minute.

Smell - Has a grassy-like smell to it, with hints of honey and wheat.

Taste - Very sweet.. I taste the honey with some hops and malts. Can't point anything else out in specific. Has a slight bitter aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - Very thin beer with medium carbonation.

Overall - I was surprised by this beer.. I like it a lot.

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

A - Clear golden colour, minimal head. A spattering of carbonation bubbles.

S - Sweet malty aroma. Touch of honey & wheat.

T - Smooth & malty. Quite sweet at first. Carbonation is quite mild so it's fairly easy to knock back.

M - Goes down smooth but really there's not much happening here.

O - I was forced to drink this several years ago on a Thai airways flight from cans.. suffice to say it was probably the worst beer I think I'd ever drank. So for this review I used the bottled version.. So my verdict would be that it's better than out of a can. Definitely not as horrid as I remember but scarcely worth a mention.

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Photo of bat6
3.76/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

currently traveling through SE Asian and sampling all the local brews i can find. there's a distinct style to the light-bodied lagers specifically suited to the blazing heat and humidity of the region, so reviews are based on my understanding of the style.

A - 650 ml bottle, this was made last week according to the freshness date. poured into a tall water glass. very pale gold, produced a nice even head w/ very good retention. recedes evenly, looks very proper

S - almost no smell, maybe a little grain. very clean, average for the style

T - most of these SE Asain lagers lean towards a hint of pale malt sweetness w/ virtually no hop presence. this has that same sweetness up front but cleans up quickly w/ just a touch of bitter hops. fast dry finish, ready for another pull. does not get sickly sweet or sour whatsoever as it warms

M/F - lively carbonation is prickly, combined w/ the hops it has a spicy but very clean feel. definitely refreshing

O - no rice here, this is quality barley beer and a perfect finish to a long hot day under the blistering sun. i personally prefer a few of the smoother lagers w/ the hint of sweetness that lingers just a bit, but there's no denying this is superior SE Asian brew that also holds its own outside of the region

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Photo of dansmcd
2.38/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A - One finger of glowing, white, frothy head perched over a pale yellow golden body. Touches of bubbly lace.

S - Big corn aroma with some meadow hay.

T - Sweet corn. Brought down by an unpleasant metallic grossness.

M - Watery, but crisp. Moderate carbonation.

O - Not the worst lager you can get by any means, but that's not saying a lot really.

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Photo of AlimonyAle
3.57/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

My first Thai beer. The alcohol is hidden well. The pour looks like your standard American Lager. The head retains well throughout the session, leaving decent lacing on the sides of the glass. The smell is barley and rice. Taste is pretty good, with the 6% being hidden well. There is no alcohol burn here. Overall, I'll have this again and again. Part of a "mix your six pack" at Friar Tuck Beverage.

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Singha from Boon Rawd Brewery Co., Ltd
70 out of 100 based on 443 ratings.