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Singha - Boon Rawd Brewery Co., Ltd

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850 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 850
Reviews: 427
rAvg: 3.03
pDev: 19.47%
Wants: 7
Gots: 29 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Boon Rawd Brewery Co., Ltd visit their website

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 Faune

New York

3.65/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A- gold, clear, little bubbles, medium white head.

S- fruity, sweet, malty, graininess.

T- Fruity, crisp, clean, nice touch of bitterness.

M- medium carbonation, light

D- Easy to drink. I'd have another. Good pairing with Asian food like Pad Thai.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2009 08:39:53 | More by Faune
Photo of GRPunk


3.68/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle with an expiration date in March of '09 poured into a pilsner glass.

A- It poured a clean, golden color with medium carbonation with a 1 finger, white head that went to a nice lace leaving sticky spots on the side of the glass.

S- The aroma was fairly grainy with some light, fruity esters.

T- The flavor was really nice. It mostly tasted of bready grains. There wasn't any evidence of adjuncts in this beer.

M- It had a clean, light feel. There was a slight bite from light hopping and medium carbonation.

D- It's an easy drinker and a welcome option at Asian restaurants. It was a nice accompaniment to a slightly spicy Thai dish with plenty of mango.

Overall- I've read that this is actually an all-malt beer. Comparing it to many of the adjunct beers on the market is a little unfair. Singha beats many of these quite easily. Against other all-malt options, it would be a much closer race.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2009 02:07:39 | More by GRPunk
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-14-2008 01:52:13 | More by ChainGangGuy
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2.42/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Pours clear gold with a medium white head. Lagery metallic aroma. Taste was more of the same, yet sweeter and less corny. More of a rice flavor. I had this beer at PF Chang's. It tasted good with the Dan Dan noodles. But when I see it sitting there on the shelf at BevMo, I know it will never make it into my fridge.

Serving type: bottle

12-05-2008 18:24:53 | More by magictrokini
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New Hampshire

2.6/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This is a classic amoung thai and Indian food lover's everwhere!

This one is a crispy, sparkly, bubbly and light looking yellow-gold color with a fine white head that actually sticks around for a while!!

The nose is of corn and rice malt, watery earthiness.

The flavor is actually a very clean and crisp, light feeling corn and rice flavored malt, semi-sweet which is something that mellows out the asian foods very well. an earthy, bitter almost hoppy finish.

This really does have it's place amoung Restuarants of the Asian variety.

Serving type: bottle

11-29-2008 23:52:16 | More by GratefulBeerGuy
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3.23/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured from an 11.2 ounce bottle into a tumbler glass.

Appearance: Pale yellow with a white head. No surprises here.

Smell: Surprisingly malty. I expected this to be a rather poor macro, but so far it's exceeding my expectations.

Taste: The alcohol comes through a little bit. This might just replace Sapporo as my favorite Asian lager.

Serving type: bottle

11-27-2008 03:10:13 | More by BierFan
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3.18/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Ordered a glass at Spoonriver in Minneapolis with a flat iron steak. Poured a clear gold body with a short white head.

This is basically clean, inoffensive and drinkable lager. It certainly doesn't taste like an American macro, it reminds me more of a bland Munich helles lager. There's a very light bready malt note with tinge of hops at the end. Very drinkable, no brewing flaws. Not a lot of flavor, but I'd never turn a free one down.

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2008 04:57:50 | More by tempest
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3.5/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Sipping on a glass of Singha while sitting in my hotel room overlooking the crazy city of Bangkok. Served from a 630ml bottle - you have to love that.

Pours a standard macro lager yellow, with a mild fluffy head that disappears quickly. Hit by grassy freshness, with a moderate bitterness on the finish. This is what a "macro" should be like. Very drinkable and nothing to complain about here.

Give me anothery!

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2008 15:19:42 | More by foles
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1.8/5  rDev -40.6%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Reviewed 12/2/2005 (12oz bottle from 24 variety pack):

Pours a white head, but is moderately quickly diminishing. Body is very light yellow in color. Not much aroma-slightly sweet malty. Has a bland flavor, and some malty aftertaste. Slightly fizzy palate.

Serving type: bottle

11-12-2008 00:21:15 | More by jujubeast6000
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3.5/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: True yellow colour, nice 2 finger head, average head retention, with a typical strong lager carbonation & fizzyness.
S: Straw hops, grassy...just a hint of sweetness & fruit malts.
T: A pleasant rice malt/asian flavour & characteristic. Little sweetness, touch bitter - well balanced...had enough body to keep it from being boring.
M: Light, easy, no lingering anything really - very clean. Not as watery as I expected from a macro lager...good carbonation.
D: Very easy, light yet enough character to enjoy quite a few...great & innoffensive palate cleaner over a meal. Very good drinkability.
I'd definately have some more of this 'interesting' asian macro lager.

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2008 09:21:27 | More by WHROO
Photo of beerthulhu

New Jersey

2.33/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

A: Poured a clear, macro-gold with a compact, bubbly and frothy bright white head. No visible carbonation or lacing to speak of.

S: light and minimal in natural yielding only slight traces of lemon rice.

T: The initial flavor was sweet and followed by a soft flowery hopping. Some stale cold oranges, cereal grains and sugary notes also contribute as well some light dried butter grains.

M: light, watery but added a decent soft orange flavor.

D: overall not impressed drinkability wise, a pass, and basically a mindless drink.

Serving type: bottle

09-11-2008 22:56:16 | More by beerthulhu
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2.63/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

11.2 oz. bottle, 5%ABV, exp. 10/17/08. Pours a pale golden color, with lots of streaming bubbles rising from the bottom of the glass. Thin white head disappears almost immediately.

Pale, slightly grainy aroma. A hint of grass and sulphur. Not the worst smelling.

Pretty pale flavor, not overly sweet with adjuncts. Maybe a hint of grassy hops at the end, but still not much character.

Light body, with lots of carbonation. Not terrible, if cold.

Serving type: bottle

09-11-2008 16:43:22 | More by Bierguy5
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4.28/5  rDev +41.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from an 11.2 oz. bottle into a Pilsener glass.

A- The first beer to fit perfectly into my supposedly 12 oz. Pils glass. Since I have said it for all of the other beers I've reviewed in this category, I will say it for this one as well: pours a clear, piss-yellow color with a small white head. Head disappears quickly and leaves no lacing whatsoever.

S- Smells of yeast and malts, no hops. A very subdued smell, so it's tough to pick a whole lot out.

T- Big malt taste. I think I might detect a hint of chocolate(?). Bready taste lingers on the pallet. Really quite good for the style.

M- Spot-on for the style. Almost soda-like carbonation yet still smooth.

D- Keeping in mind the style, this is a very good beer. It's my first Asian beer, but when comparing with any of the American and Mexican macros and even a lot of the Europeans, this is top class. I don't know if I'd call it a session beer, but definitely a great beer to go along with a pizza, burger, or some other food. This might become a new tailgating beer for me.

Serving type: bottle

09-08-2008 18:18:13 | More by schanker21
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3.6/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Opened 11.2 Fluid Ounce Bottle, pouted into Nonic glass.

Head develops on pour, this disappears almost immediately. Brew is a lt gold color.

Smell is of malts (sort of sweet smelling), sort of subdued. Taste subtle as well. Not bad, actually, quite palatable for this style. Decent mouth feel, bubbles have a "club soda" feeling, and finish rather smoothly with little after taste. I'd drink this again, but I think it would have to be with a nice spicy Thai meal.

Serving type: bottle

09-06-2008 08:27:17 | More by mattster
Photo of thekevlarkid


3.6/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A classic sampled on tap at (of course) a Thai restaurant in southern Vermont. Poured a clear, golden color with a pillowy, white head two fingers thick. Moderate retention and good lacing. Aromas of yeast, hops and some sweet malts. The flavors are very typical of an Asiatic lager, sweetbread malts, general grains as per a macro brewery and a bright hop finish. Very crisp! Balanced but lacking depth making it a good food beer. Medium carbonation and light body. Beautifully counterpoints spicy food, especially something with a little sweetness like Thai or Chipotle sauce.

Serving type: on-tap

08-28-2008 21:48:20 | More by thekevlarkid
Photo of kwakwhore

North Carolina

3.58/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I've had this beer any number of times in Thai restaurants but finally decided that I'd review it,
Light gold/yellow pour. White head which leaves a little lacing on the glass.
Fairly sweet aroma mixed with some hops.
Surprisingly flavorful. Sweet bready malts mix with a noticeable amount of lemony hop bitterness. This beer has the most flavor of any of the Oriental beers I've tried.
Easy to drink, this beer is my Asian lager of choice. It goes very well with Thai food, spicy or otherwise.

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2008 01:56:05 | More by kwakwhore
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1.45/5  rDev -52.1%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Well I can now say I've tried "The Original Thai Beer." That and I can cross off another country in which I've tried a beer. As for the beer, it's pretty bad. Looks and tastes like cheap swill. Golden colored, not much head or lacing. Some sweet malts but mainly it's got a skunky, corn, grainy taste. Going down it's bearable but the aftertaste is terrible.

Serving type: bottle

08-24-2008 19:05:25 | More by changeup45
Photo of MOShepp


2.88/5  rDev -5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Light gold in color with a frothy big head and some lacing.

The smell is the highlight. Some malt and lemon.

Tastes of weak malts and some hops, very light with little flavor, a little skunky.

This beer isn't bad, just not good, a little watered down.

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2008 00:08:07 | More by MOShepp
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3.23/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a light straw color with a bubbly white head that hung around for a while leaving no lacing. The smell is fairly skunky with everything you'd expect in a macro lager - light malts and some grain. The taste was slighter better for me with a slight sweetness on top of the typical grain and malt macro taste. Mouthfeel was light and fairly thin. This one actually wasn't too bad with my Thai meal and drinkability was pretty good. Not sure if I'd order it again though.

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2008 02:23:00 | More by gford217
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3.18/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured into a standard pint glass produced a clear golden-yellow body capped with a moderate/ thin head of bubbles.

S - Not much here, really. Some faint hops and malt.

T - Very strong rice component. Not a trace of sweetness at all, very, very bitter.

M - Overly carbonated, very harsh aftertaste.

D - It is not undrinkable, but it isn't the smoothest beer to drink.

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2008 15:16:53 | More by Beerislife652854
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2.9/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours pale gold with a little bubbly white head that does not stay around very long. Very very average for the style -- no diference between this and BudCoorsMiller.

Smells of slight maltiness, some sweetness, not much else. A bit of a jar to the memory of cleaning up solo cups the morning after a college kegger. Eh.

Tastes of thin sweet malt and a little grain and a touch of hops. I must say much better than the average domestic swill.

Some carbonation and slickness. Beer is very cold, so I think it helps. Finishes clean.

This is hot day knock em down beer. Worked well with the Thai food I was eating, but wouldn't buy a 6 pack of this stuff.

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2008 13:18:50 | More by OtherShoe2
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3.3/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Ok, so I'm forced to re-review this beer. While I can't specifically make my tastebuds recall the horrific conditions that led to my originally abysmal rating, I have to trust that it was bad. Apparently I got a better batch and/or have matured in my ability to recognize a decent beer.

This one isn't anything special. Clear, yellow, little head, mild scent/flavor. But it is good very cold, it's refreshing and I didn't taste the usual mass-brewed taste of so many similar beers. It's no great shakes, but if you need an "exotic" beer to make you feel cultured, this one is ok.

Serving type: on-tap

07-23-2008 04:18:21 | More by TAMU99
Photo of Biggness

New York

2.28/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Well I took a chance and tried this beer, it wasn't the highlight of my night thats for sure. It was everything beer shouldn't be to me. I could only smell alcohol on the smell, the appearance was decent. The taste brought me back to when I was 14 years old drinking Old English 40's behind 7-11. Yeck. It did not have a nice mouthfeel and the drinkablilty was nearly impossible for me. Unfortunately I was unable to finish this beer and had to dispose of it, maybe the fishies will enjoy it.

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2008 00:52:51 | More by Biggness
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3.35/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I don't usually go with Asian Lagers, but I picked up a special Filipino treat today called Balut, which apparently goes quite well with beer. Poured in to my new Bar Harbor Brewing Pils glass a clear golden color, with a decent enough white heading...looks just like your run of the mill golden Lager. Not a whole lot going on in the smell, biscuit, bread dough, fresh grain, bit of hop...very raw smelling. Taste is dry, and fairly complex, with many of those smells coming through even more so in the taste. Body is light, nicely carbonated, and perfect as a session beer. This goes down as one of the more refreshing beers I have sampled in a while. I will visit it again when I am looking for something light and simple. Now lets see if it goes well enough with the little bird. Cheers

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2008 21:51:21 | More by jamie2dope
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North Carolina

3.13/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

11.2-ounce bottle with filled-on and best-by dates on the back label, poured into a shaker pint glass yields a clear straw-yellow body capped with thick soapy white lid that leaves sparse lacing on the glass.

Smell is lightly malty with a kiss of fruity, herbal hops.

Taste is crisp and dry with a touch of corny sweetness, dry malt and grassy hops.

Mouthfeel is thin with good carbonation, and the beer is resultantly very, very easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2008 12:58:33 | More by cvstrickland
Singha from Boon Rawd Brewery Co., Ltd
70 out of 100 based on 850 ratings.