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Singha - Boon Rawd Brewery Co., Ltd

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973 Ratings
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Ratings: 973
Reviews: 435
rAvg: 3.03
pDev: 20.13%
Wants: 12
Gots: 65 | 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 ElCommodoro
3.03/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

It poured a very bright gold. The perfect colour to describe as gold. It wasn't yellow and it wasn't pale. It was GOLD. It also had no head. None to start with whatsoever. It had a unique smell that was hard to place. A slight sweetness that was maybe vaguely fruity, like a pear? Something else was present that I couldn't quite place, sort earthy. The taste was unique. Tasted vaguely of unhopped malt with no corn, which was a refreshing difference from American cheapo beers. It was a bit sweet, but once again, not in a corny way. It's definitely a very watery beer. But also VERY refreshing. This is something I could see myself craving on a hot day. More so than Busch or even Sol. This is TRES SMOOTH. Well designed for the tropics of Thailand. It went well with the very spicy Szechuan sauce I put on my rice, too. This is clearly a cheaply-made beer, but damn it's refreshing.

Photo of jsprain1
2.85/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A- Pale golden. Head clings as a slick. No lacing.
S- Grain and a bit of malty sweetness. Smells like it might not be all that fresh.
T- Sweet malt and grain, with a faint hop bitterness. Very sweet, more than I would like. There is just a touch of metallic flavor to it, but it's surprisingly not at all skunky.
M- Decent body to it for the style, but the carbonation is too aggressive on the tongue.
O- Not a terrible example of the style. I found it too sweet and too carbonated to be anything resembling a regular purchase, but it goes down easily enough.

Photo of wingman14
3.08/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours light yellow with a thin white head that faded fast. No major aroma comes out from this beer other than some sweet and yeast/grain notes. Taste is thin, sweeter than expected with a subtle mix of flavor. The mouthfeel was light, somewhat smooth, with nice carbonation. I had this with thai food, and it worked well with the strong thai flavors as a palette cleanser, but not a lot of flavor coming out of this beer.

Photo of Mondayoff
3.28/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Thai Lager beer 330ml poured from bottle.

A: Clear pale yellow color with some carbonation rising. Coarse bubble head which stay just a few second and leave no lacing.

S: Grainy and breadly with a bit sweet smell from malt. there's little of yeasty, not much.

T: A bit sour of hop at the first sip then sweetness from grain come after then come along with bitterness from hop. Impressive thing is nice grainy smell at the end of each sip.

M: Light body with medium carbonation.

D: Very drinkable, I'm sure that u can enjoy this on and on.

As Thai citizen, this is my number one Thai beer. If u have a chance, I recommend this one with Thai food..believe that Singha will not disappointed u.

Photo of Retsinis
1.8/5  rDev -40.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a Bruery Tulip glass.

Pours a straw yellow, much like the color of cooking oil, foamy head, rose about 3-4 inches, then faded quickly to just this light haze on top. No lacing.

Smells of almost nothing to be honest, maybe some hops were peppered on there. Where's the beer?

Taste, cold, wet, corn maybe. Seems there is no malt or hops in this beer, maybe some light malt is in there, maybe, I might just be hoping. Closes thing I can get from this is maybe some lightly sweet syrup in the middle.

Mouthfeel is crisp, carbonated, a bit sweet, but mostly dry bitterness on the finish. Thin overall.

I only tasted this beer because my wife had a large bottle with her sushi, but I'd much rather have a German Pilsner with real beer ingredients. This is a mass produced beer made with adjuncts from Thailand, and I could not find anything in taste, or smell that would make me seek it out or purchase it again.

Photo of Halcyondays
3.88/5  rDev +28.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2 oz. bottle, was 6%, now 5% let's check it out,

A: Pours a pale yellow with a medium soapy white head, good retention, no lace.

S: Bready malt, hint of DMS, but overall a nice spicy hop note.

T: Easy bready sweet malt character mixed with a surprisingly good hop profile for the style. Grass, hay, nice balance.

M: Light-bodied, crisp and smooth.

D: Clearly one of the better Euro pales out there, I'd put this up with classic pilsners, a great match for Thai food I'd imagine.

Photo of TheDeuce
2.28/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Singha....in a bottle...at Dee Thai in Queens New York.

Appearance-a dark golden color in the glass, two fingered head, doesn't stay long, medium carbonation.

Smell-sugar sweetness mixed with grain and rice, slight hop flavor comes up, fairly clean

Taste/Mouthfeel-Light to medium mouthfeel, sour fruit mixed with grain, muddled and watery, taste leaves quickly and finishes clean, another few sips reveal sugary malt and more cooked fruit flavors but they are light and barely there.

Drinkability-pale lager so no major issues, if inoffensive.

Overall-while this had more hype I actually thought Chang was better, simply not a great beer even for a style where being an import and inoffensive usually gets you great hype.

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

330ml bottle poured into a pils glass with no detail about best before date.

Clear pale golden yellow color, the thick white frothy head lifts up quickly and gradually dissipates with decent retention into thin foamy layer covering on top, very subtle lacing. Carbonation is medium to rather high with plenty amount of visible bubbles soaring.

Blending with rich malty sweet, grain, earthy note with hint of herbal and grassy hop.

Start the journey by distinguished malt sweetness, grainy, grassy, dough bread then mellows with moderate hop bitterness and leaves behind some residual sweetness.

Vigorously crisp but well suit and goes down very well. The body is not too light but not yet medium. It is something betwixt. Finish is dry and rather clean.

Containing astonishing refreshing ability, high drinkable beer that is well fit with spicy Thai cuisine.

Photo of industrialswill
3.78/5  rDev +24.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled 5 months ago.
Bright yellow with a big white head.
The smell is that of a pale lager and somewhat stronger than a typical American Pale Lager.
Taste is enjoyable and there is more of it than with a typical American counterpart. Think of this as a beer that lovers of this style can enjoy. I will seek this one out if I ever dine at a Thai restaurant.

Photo of CuriousMonk
2.4/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Clear golden pour with a frothy white head that doesn't last long. Slightly sweet aroma is mainly of malt but there are some grassy hops as well. Flavour is the same as aroma with added lemon and corn notes. Light, dry mouthfeel with high carbonation and some mild bitterness on the finish. Pretty bland lager but drinkable.

Photo of Rayek
3.1/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pilsner glass.

A: Pale gold with good clarity and minimal carbonation. A soapy white head starts small and recedes quickly to a thin ring. Leaves tiny spots of lace.

S: Musty coming out of the bottle. After that, there's not much going on. A bit of cereal graininess and a hint of cut grass is about it.

T: Pretty much standard fare for this style of beer. Straw like malt up front. A balancing bitterness that imparts no more than a touch of lemon comes next. Finishes relatively clean aside from a bit of cooked veggies.

M: Light body is a tad grainy. Carbonation is about the right level.

D: This is pretty basic stuff. It's certainly inoffensive and goes down easy.

Photo of sfprint
2.75/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Notes from the first week of Dec 2010

630ml bottle

A; Zero visible rising carbonation. Dull gold

S: Very little scent. Very mild but nice nop/malt mixture

T: Very metallic. Present bitter hops, but the overall beer is very mild in flavor.

M: Soft, subtle carbonation nearly medium body.

D: Fine, easy going down and relatively light.

Photo of corby112
2.83/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

six pack shared by my buddy Cogan!

Pours a pale golden yellow color with a one finger frothy white head. Not as pale as other Euro Pales/American Adjuncts and surprisingly has pretty good retention, only slowly settling into a thin ring. Minimal lacing.

The aroma is kind of bland with some pale malt and grass notes but there is a decent amount of crisp hops. Unfortunately it also smells very grainy.

Light bodied with a decent balance of pale malt and crisp, slightly bitter hops. The hops are faint but add a little bit of flavor that is usually missing in these beers. Slight grass and straw notes but unfortunately the grainy notes from the aroma are very apparent. Lots of corn and rice but overall this beer isn't terrible. Cogan brought this to a Thai restaurant and they were a nice compliment to the spicy food.

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

A: Very clear and pale straw. Two fingers worth of white head that quickly dies down.

S: Sweet, grainy malt and a floral hop aroma.

T: Sweet malt, grainy and honey flavors. There is a little bit of floral hop in the flavor, but then somewhat of a skunky hop bitterness in the finish.

M: Medium bodied, standard feel to it.

D: Nothing is wrong with the beer. Average all around. Standard lager flavors, maybe a bit more bitter than some.

Photo of LittleDon
2.4/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Light golden with a bleached white head with decent retention. Tons of carbonation. Aroma is sweet with fruit notes. None of the grassy characteristics one would expect from a lager. In this respect it is more ale like. Lots of carbonation, perhaps too much even for the style. Cooked vegetables in the middle followed by an uninteresting bitter finish. Light bodied, dry finish.

Photo of Gavage
2.8/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: pours a clear yellow color with a 1" white head that falls apart quickly.

Smell: light malt sweetness and hint of grass is barely noticeable.

Taste: light grainy malt profile with some grass and a very mild bitterness.

Mouthfeel: light in body. Lightly crisp to start, a bit smoother at the finish. Aftertaste is clean.

Drinkability: overall a dull lager with little to no refreshing quality.

Photo of basica
3.03/5  rDev 0%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a pale golden with a half-finger thick foamy white head and very active carbonation underneath (2.5)

S - Nose is primarily malts with some grassy notes and mild earthy tones (2.5)

T - Sweetened malts upfront with with some grassy hop fragrance in the middle and the usual slight bitterness at the end along with some grainy or bready notes (3)

M - Light on the body and well-carbonated going down watery fast and smooth with just a light carbonation tickle; not too bad actually (3.5)

D - Very easy to drink and very quaffable with a pretty OK flavor; not bad on the whole (3.5)

Photo of mralphabet
2.9/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

A: Light golden color, with about a fingers worth of head that settles to a ring with no lacing.

S: Smells very sweet and malty with a hint of alcohol and a hint of floral hops.

T: Wow, sweet malt right up. Mid palette has a very light floral hops and ends dry with a touch of alcohol. Aftertaste is a little metallic.

M: Light but smooth, carbonation was lighter than I thought.

D: My first Thailand beer.... Not bad... Why too sweet for my taste but worth looking into if you want to try Tai beer.

Photo of flyingpig
3.53/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bright clear gold with a little carbonation visible & a small white, bubbly head leaves quite quickly.

Smells of sweet malts & hops. It smells pretty typical for a premium lager, maybe slightly stronger though.

Sweet to start, like most Asian lagers with a light bitter finish. It has a crisp malt taste that works well & is very crisp in general.

Thin bodied, crisp with a refreshing feel to it.

A exceptionally crisp, refreshing lager that goes down very well. I could drink this beer all night.


Photo of noknife83
3.28/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pour into a pint glass, very clear golden yellow, with very little foam that is gone within a min. Very little carbonation. No lattice to speak of. Smell of grass. Slight bitter taste with a some what smooth finish. Not a great beer but not horrible.

Photo of mattgreger
3.98/5  rDev +31.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The pour on this brew was a nice clear, yellow color. It had a nice 1/2 inch white head that fades to nothing after a minute or so. There is a lot of bubbles that stream up the glass, the whole time you are drinking this brew.

The aroma on this one is very basic, but nice an crisp. I can sense malts, some slight hops, grains, slight sugary aroma, along with a bit of corn.

The flavor on this one goes with the aroma pretty well. It a nice basic brew, but has a little bit extra. There is a nice grain flavor that gives this brew a bit of a malty sweetness. The brew isn't overwhelming sweet, and with the detected hops, it balances out the brew pretty well.

The mouthful is nice and smooth. Its what I expect from a lager such as this. It does has the advantage of staying light and very crisp. The wonderful amount of carbonation keeps this brew very refreshing.

The drink on this very is very high. This could be a great session beer. I am very impressed, firstly because I am not always a lager drinker. Secondly, because this is the first Thai beer I have ever had. Its a nice refreshing brew, I will most certainly find this one again.

Photo of Haybeerman
2.7/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A: Bright, clear straw color. Poured a 2 finger lumpy white head with little retention. Decanted lazily. Laced in broken spots.

S: Wet crackers. Hay and grass. A hint of green apple.

T: Sweet, crackery malt. Flavor lingers through a light, even bitter. Not particularly well balanced between malt, hop and carbonation.

M: Light body. Moderate carbonation. Smooth and relatively clean. Kind-of-a wet, flat finish that didn't sit well.

D: This is one of those examples of a beer with nothing serioiusly wrong about any one ingredient, but as a whole, just didn't go together well.

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

Singha pours a clear, light straw yellow into the glass with a small, foamy white head on top. The foam dissolves quickly to a thin ring around the surface and leaves behind a few spots of lace on the glass. Several steady streams of bubbles rise up from the bottom.

The aroma has some nice honey notes mixed with pale malt and some grassy hops.

Each sip of this light bodied beer has a touch of light syrup thickness to it. Moderate carbonation. The flavor is sweet with notes of honey and lemon grass. A light grainy malt is present throughout. It finishes mildly bitter with a touch of grassy hops. Once gone the sweet honey and lemon flavors linger on the palate.

This is one tasty macro lager. It's very easy to drink and would be great on a hot summer day.

Photo of thegodfather2701
3.1/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A-Pours a clear gold with a bright, white head.

S-Kind of musty and generic with a hint of some noble hops, but the malt stands out the most. It has a very mild nose.

T-Crisp and clean with a slight hop presence, but like the nose the malt dominates the flavor profile.

M-Thin and watery.

D-Very drinkable as its crisp and refreshing.

Overall, I was a little disappointed in this beer after reading some good reviews. Its a standard Euro pale lager, nothing special about it. It is at least all malt which is a plus, but everyone of my friends who tried it said it tasted like PBR. I did enjoy it with my Thai food and will probably drink it again with Thai food, but definitely not any other time.

Photo of kojevergas
2.08/5  rDev -31.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Appearance: Poured from a bottle into a (nonreal) pint glass in low altitude Galway, Ireland, on October 29th, 2010. Pours a clear bright yellow that appears overcarbonated, with a QUICKLY receding head. Head goes from four fingers to absolutely nothing in twenty seconds flat.

Smell: A light clean scent of manipulated barley. I can't quite place it with my broken nose, but it is pleasant.

Taste: A bland note of barley that resolves to a finish akin to sake. Very sweet. For a pale lager this is strangely (but not necessarily badly) built. I acknowledge I seem to be biased against beers brewed to Asian tastes, but I can't help tasting its flatness and poor balance.

Mouthfeel: Flat. Too wet. Too smooth, though the finish is a hair more coarse than the rest of the beer.

Drinkability: I'd pass on this one, but if you normally like sake or other Asian-brewed beers, this might be a winner in your book. It certainly isn't in mine.

Singha from Boon Rawd Brewery Co., Ltd
71 out of 100 based on 973 ratings.