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Singha - Boon Rawd Brewery Co., Ltd

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852 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 852
Reviews: 427
rAvg: 3.03
pDev: 19.8%
Wants: 7
Gots: 30 | 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 jamie2dope


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
Photo of cvstrickland

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
Photo of dsa7783

New Jersey

2.98/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Single bottle purchased from Total Wine and More in West Orange...
Pours a clear, lucid, see-through, bright-yellow hue with slight carbonation, no head, and minor lacing...
Faint, unassertive aroma with slight hints of grains...
Typical macro flavor, with a slightly higher than usual 6% ABV...
Watered-down, loose, shaky mouthfeel with an average level of drinkability to say the least...
Nothing special...

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2008 22:25:58 | More by dsa7783
Photo of ghostmech007


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

While I was at the Washington D.C. Folklife Festival. A Thai food tent had this beer with some awesome food. But lets focus on the beer.

12oz bottle poured into a *cough* plastic 'pint' glass. It was a public festival for crying out loud!

Pours a cloudy straw like yellow with a huge bubbly white head that just sticks to everything.

Nose has grain, floral, and hop notes. Slight metallic twang as well.

Very smooth and light bodied beer. Very sweet but I've come to expect that from Asian brews. Grain flavors are followed by a citrus note, then hops, then a very odd twang at the end. Pretty sure that is the alcohol talking, because does it make it's presence known with a kick.

A great beer to have with Thai food. Or anything spicy really... it's just because it's so strong I wouldn't drink more that 2 at one session because it'll knock you down if you have more than that.

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2008 14:51:27 | More by ghostmech007
Photo of JDV


1.9/5  rDev -37.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Pours clear light gold with a filmy lasting white head. Smell is sweet honey like malt. Taste is quite sweet with no "strong hop characters" as the bottle states. No balance or hops at all in the flavor and just a big malty sweet bubbly bit o water. Not great. In fact, pretty bad.

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2008 22:11:23 | More by JDV
Photo of kenito799

New York

3.2/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle chugged in a Thai restaurant in Queens, NY.

Over the years I have been drinking this beer with my Thai food so I thought I would review. Golden lager color with white foam that recedes to nothing. A fresh unassuming malt aroma. There is a pleasant crispness to this beer and a nice fresh taste, a nice touch of hops, makes it wuite refreshing with spicy food. Certainly better than many Asian macrolagers, IMO.

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2008 18:39:30 | More by kenito799
Photo of Bitterbill


3.85/5  rDev +27.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This pours a yellow gold with a very small head of foam that dissipated almost immediately.

The smell is light. Some malt and some hop bitterness. Simple but good.

The taste is nice with a good malty sweetness and a slight hop bitterness. Good mouthfeel here and it finishes crisp and clean. I like it and it went very well with the Panang beef curry that I had with it.

This is a good example of the style and I see no problems having it again.

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2008 18:58:13 | More by Bitterbill
Photo of DoubleJ


3.5/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

"The Original Thai Beer"..."Since 1933". That's not a very long brewing history in Thailand, and here's the beer that started it all. On to the beer:

It looks like all the other countless pale lagers I've had thus far, but with a little more appeal. Shimmering and filtered straw blonde with large bubbles jumping to the top of the glass. Sizeable bone-white head forms on top and holds for a few minutes.

Aroma is clean with a little straw and a whiff of alcohol. Actually, it reminds me of a fresh German lager. Strange, isn't it?

Whoa! The alcohol is a little hot to handle at first, but given a little more to get used it it's nature, this becomes a very good macro lager (if that isn't an oxymoron). Semi-clean with sweet alcohol sugars dominating the taste. There's some sweet malt and what appears to be subtle corn fructose notes there too. The higher than usual alcohol warms the stomach as it settles in.

This is one of the best in the category, and it can be found cheaper in bombers than the usual imports, although this bomber is only 21.3 ounces (versus 24). This warrants a try.

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2008 03:12:14 | More by DoubleJ
Photo of Portertime


3.18/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Something about the phrase "American macro lager" already lowers a good beer aficionado's expectations. Never the less I had to give this one a try. Served it well chilled in a pilsner glass. Poured a lucid canary yellow with a mild head. Smell was faint but I could barely pick up some grassy hops and a little malt. Taste was pretty balanced with some spicy hops and faint malt, a little light on the palate with a crisp finish. It may go pretty well with some spicey Thai food but I think something sweeter would be better.

Serving type: bottle

05-21-2008 14:57:27 | More by Portertime
Photo of Offa


4.13/5  rDev +36.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a tasty, rather full-bodied lager with an enjoyable, somewhat unusual taste that is hard to pin down.

Golden, this has a big white head that lasts but leaves only a faint hint of lace.

The aroma is sweet, malty grain with flowery hops and pine, and a full, flowery fruitiness as well as a light alcoholic wine quality.

The taste is similar and strong, flowery, fruity, with grain and clear but smooth alcoholic warmth, and a spicey-bitterness in the finish.

Serving type: bottle

05-09-2008 18:53:07 | More by Offa
Photo of BeardedBoffin

New Mexico

2.98/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12 ounce bottle. Beer is a very pale golden color with a slightly sticky head. Pale malt notes in the aroma, but there was also some metallic whiffs that I found somewhat off putting. Carbonated on the palate, which helps with the spicy Thai food. Taste is fairly standard for the style--sweet malt and graininess. Hint of hops at the end. OK with Thai food, but not a session beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2008 23:16:20 | More by BeardedBoffin
Photo of soupyman10

District of Columbia

2.83/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Served really cold, which I think is the way to drink this one. Not as bitter in the grainy malt as I expected, and actually not a terrible brew to throw down with some extremely spicy Thai food. Looks like you'd expect, almost like beer-flavored sparkling booze. Eh, it's nothing, really.

Serving type: bottle

05-02-2008 23:00:05 | More by soupyman10
Photo of MTNboy


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

Appearance: Not bad looking. It is gold and transparent. It has real crisp lager appearance. Not much for head but an average amount of fizz and no lace.

Smell: Kind of citrus and a little hoppy.

Taste: Very citrus almost like a fruit beer. Reminded me of a German Radler.

Mouthfeel: Crisp.

Drinkability: A fun change.

Serving type: bottle

03-26-2008 07:03:53 | More by MTNboy
Photo of thierrynantes


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

Beer bootle (33cl), tasted in 2003.
Appearance : Golden color, whith white foam head
Smell : hop aroma.
Taste and mouthfeel : well-balanced flavour. Grassy hops, moderate bitterness
Drinkability : an average beer in the style Pale lager, made by Boon Rad brewery

Serving type: bottle

03-17-2008 22:06:42 | More by thierrynantes
Photo of morebeergood


2.68/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had dinner this past Friday at a Cambodian/Thai restaurant in Allston, so I thought I'd grab a beer to match the cuisine. Poured into a cool looking Chang beer glass. The color was pale yellow. Moderate head with abundant amounts of carbonation. The smell was average, very faint like most macros. Taste-wise, it was boring. A plain old lager in a fancy different bottle. Only ordered it to match the fact I was eating Asian food, so mission accomplished. It was worth one and done, that's about it.

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2008 00:26:26 | More by morebeergood
Photo of csmiley


2.88/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A - Pours clear and yellow in color. There is at least an inch of head. Retention and lacing were both good.

S - There is a little bit of spice on the nose with some grain aromas in the background. There might be some faint hops on the end as well.

T - Taste is light and balanced well for the style. Nothing really stands out in front. There are flavors of earthy hops, honey, and a little spiciness. Aftertaste is a little funky and off the mark

M - Light bodied. A little over carbonated for my taste. Crisp finish.

D - This is one of those beers that most people would be able to drink several of. For me the beer came across as about average. Thus, I probably will not be seeking it out again.

Serving type: bottle

03-08-2008 03:31:09 | More by csmiley
Photo of IgotsHops


3.5/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I was expecting worse with this beer. So here's the story: I live in a pretty big apartment complex and on the street level there are a few businesses. One of which is a Thai restaurant. I have been going through the recycling to grab usable bottles for homebrewing. One brand that I find all the time is Singha. My wife and I decided to go down and try out the place. So naturally I got this beer.
It poured like a standard American lager into the special Singha mug that was pretty sweet.
Just a half finger of head that dissipated quickly.
Heavy golden color, a little more complex than a Stella or Budwiser color.
Smelled a bit of caramel and honey. Some light citrus. Not very strong.
Tasted that standard lager base, with some pleasing caramel notes, some honey and a bit of a sugary alcohol, which I KNOW would give me a horrible morning if I had too many of these. There was a nice hop bitterness that appeared halfway through the mouthfeel, which left and made room for the caramel, then the alcohol.
The carbonation was great for a lager, enough to make it refreshing, but it didn't distract from the taste.

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2008 17:07:31 | More by IgotsHops
Photo of Rezzin


3.9/5  rDev +28.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A friend of mine went to Thailand to train for a few months and brought me back a few bottles. What a friend!

A - Pours a crystal clear golden yellow with a nice white head that sticks around.

S - Grainy and slightly sweet. There is some hop bitterness in the nose but not overly so. Smells quite nice actually.

T - I personally felt this was one of the better 'American Lagers' I've tried to date. There is a mild sweet maltiness to the beer with a balanced hop bitterness. Tastes a little grainy but in a good way. More like a pilsner than a lager. At 6% ABV, it's deceiving - I could put down a few of these and be in trouble in no time.

M - Crisp and refreshing. If I have Thai food, I'll be sure to order this one. Refreshing and highly drinkable.

D - I could have a few no problem. I would need to try one purchased in the states to compare but I personally felt this was much better than the C grade it received.

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2008 03:04:05 | More by Rezzin
Photo of alysmith4

District of Columbia

2.48/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Drank a lot of this beer on a recent trip to Thailand.. it was ok, not great. The mouthfeel and the sppearance was average. I did notice a definite difference when I poured the beer into a glass (as opposed to drinking it from the bottle) and let it warm. A really nice caramel flavor came out and made it much more drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2008 17:24:10 | More by alysmith4
Photo of SIRIUS2

North Carolina

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

A: poured into a pint glass from a bottle producing minimal white head that diminished quickly. Minimal lacing. Color was golden yellow.

S: Nothing particularly noteworthy but not bad

T: Crisp and clean with a light but well balanced taste. Like much of this brew, nothing stands out as particularly outstanding but everything works together nicely. Finishes a little dry without much lingering effect.

M & D: The lighter body makes this rather drinkable without lingering aftertastes or getting too full.

Overall an okay brew but nothing singularly fantastic about it. I enjoyed it with some spicy Chinese food and it complimented the meal nicely.

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2008 00:44:16 | More by SIRIUS2
Photo of MrIncognito


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

Poured from a 12oz bottle at a thai restaurant into a very short glass.

Actually has a very nice foamy head that settles after a minute or so. Pale yellow, like Corona.

Taste is average. Very ricey with some bitterness at the end. Somewhat dry.

Mouthfeel is dry and bubbly.

This isn't a bad beer. But not that good either. It definitely tasted good with Thai food. I would say this is almost like a Presidente, but not quite that good.

Try it if you're feeling adventurous or while eating Thai food. Otherwise, don't bother.

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2008 20:42:28 | More by MrIncognito
Photo of avalon07

South Carolina

2.28/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

This is another case of buying a beer strictly to see what a beer from the country of origin is like.

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. Had a golden hue with a great deal of clarity. Very, very thin appearance. The head barely lasted at all.

This beer had a low key, hardly noticable smell. Some malts, a little hops were evident.

The taste reminded me of any old macrobrewed American beer (e.g., Budweiser). Watery, a little malty but not much else. The aftertaste was nonexistent.

Overall, not a particularly drinkable beer. Much too thin and lacking a lot in the flavor department.

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2008 23:08:13 | More by avalon07
Photo of mltobin


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

Ordered at where else, a Thai restaurant.
In this case, I was in northern Vermont.

A- Pale honey like color with a short white head.

S- Somewhat floral

T - Kinda malty, with some sweet hints.

M- Washed down the drunken noodles with spicy shrimp very well, no foul after-taste.

D- Average, but its always proper to try a new beer especially when dining on the country`s cuisine.

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2008 00:51:39 | More by mltobin
Photo of AndoBrew


3.5/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

%did not mind at all. Would not but%

App:gold pale. No real lasting head.

Smell:floral with the normal lager smell. Nice and clean. For normal beer it smells good!

Taste: good normal almost Holland mass produced beer.

Mf: lil thick but ok non the less.

Drinkable?: yes of course. For the style it is a touch hop bitter. But in a good way.

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2008 17:31:17 | More by AndoBrew
Photo of Thanby


3.73/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a clear, pale honey with a large frothy white head that dies quickly and leaves no lacing. Lots of active carbonation keeps a small amount of retention on the surface.

Smells primarily of wheat, sweeter hops, and a little butter. An aroma of cloves is hidden deep and mingles with what may be almond.

Sweet and light, but not sugary. Smooth hops are the primary flavor followed by wheat and finishing off with a slight hop bitterness.

Mouthfeel is just the slightest touch syrupy, but otherwise light and crisp with lots of carbonation. The butter and cloves only emerge after a closer inspection. Overall very easy to drink. Simple and clean, everything you would expect from an asian pale lager. Honestly I don't really like pale lagers but this one is drinkable by my standards.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2008 04:43:45 | More by Thanby
Singha from Boon Rawd Brewery Co., Ltd
70 out of 100 based on 852 ratings.