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Singha - Boon Rawd Brewery Co., Ltd

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Ratings: 1,010
Reviews: 444
rAvg: 3.03
pDev: 19.8%
Wants: 15
Gots: 91 | 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:
Beer added by: UncleJimbo on 07-20-2001

"100% barley malt beer"
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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.

Photo of BeerArchivist
3/5  rDev -1%

Photo of virinow
4/5  rDev +32%

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2/5  rDev -34%

Photo of Lawnboy33
3/5  rDev -1%

Photo of LoveBeerNo7
2.75/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of Thehuntmaster
3/5  rDev -1%

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

Photo of McStagger
3.27/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I want pad thai all of a sudden...

A: Light straw with excellent clarity. Carbonation is moderate to minimal. Head is ever so slightly off white, dissipates quickly.

S: Barley and hops. No, seriously. Mild graininess and a ever so slightly spicy hop presence in the nose. Straw as well.

T: Smooth, balanced. Nothing overly impressive on the flavors. Tastes like what it is. Euro Pale Lager. Maltiness, rush of mild hop bitterness. Finish with graininess and a slightly sweet edge. The flavors are balanced, if just a bit muted.

M: Pretty average body. Not as carbonated or seltzer like as these types of beers can be.

O: While it's good to try new things, I find it kind of irritating that beers from exotic countries like Thailand aren't more exotic themselves. Still a decent enough beer.

Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.97/5  rDev +31%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Singha has a thick, white head and a clear, bubbly, yellow-golden appearance, with a decent amount of lacing left down the glass. The aroma is of lightly-roasted barley malt and bitter hops. Taste is sweet, bready, and somewhat hoppy. Mouthfeel is light and watery, and Singha finishes crisp, clean, refreshing, and mostly dry. Overall, this is a good beer, and I recommend giving it a try.


Photo of thatruth
3.55/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

picked up a 22 oz, just to try, from the Beer Junction in West Seattle. poured into pint glass.

pours a great two finger, white head with minimal, slippery lacing. pours a crystal clear, very pale champagne color into a pale light gold with lime tint. damn bubbly.

smells of straw, grass, hay, corn, rice, and a hint of wheat. reminds me strongly of being in my native fields of Northeast Arkansas.

not too much going on, pure rice lager taste, vibe, and feel.

awfully refreshing cold. clear, crisp on-bringing to a bright, wet finish.

one of domestic footballs most advertised beers, one can see why it is easily marketable as well as distributed. refreshing to say the least...or perhaps most.

Photo of rsdaugherty
3.8/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle into pint glass
A – Big white fluffy head reduced quickly on top of a clear straw yellow brew with active carbonation, left a bit of lacing 3.5
S – Sweet grasses and floral hops with a grainyness behind it all, hay 3.5
T – Grainy, sweet bread and herbal with a floral bitterness. Hop profile was unexpected and enjoyed, nice balance. 4
M – Crisp semi-dry finish with the light body & moderate to well carbonated 3.5
O – Introduced to this by a friend and it was better than I had imagined. Very drinkable with good flavor for such a light lager, will be entering my future rotation. 4

Photo of BierGartenok
3.95/5  rDev +30.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I am not a lager drinker by any means, but I am thoroughly impressed with Singha. I believe this beer to be perfect on a hot day and one that is extremely sessionable. Medium to light golden in appearance, this lager is darker than most American style lagers. Pour is as you would expect with a good 1-2 finger head. lacing is minimal but apparent. Taste is of slight peach and honey. mouth feel is light-medium, possibly due to the amount of barley used in this brew. A slight sodium-dry finish is felt at the back. All in all this has become one of my favorite lagers, which is a short list. This matches perfectly with Thai food and coconut curry. Try this one FRESH for the best results, you will not be disappointed. Cheers!

Photo of rickyleepotts
4/5  rDev +32%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

What is it with all these sushi beers! I call it a sushi beer because I feel like I should be eating sushi while enjoying the brew. Regardless, I know I have had this beer before. I just find it funny that in the tasting notes they call it “runny honey”. Just sounds funny. Okay, I’ll stop.

This beer smells wonderful. It has a lager base to it, which I assume is the malt base this beer has. It has a somewhat carbonated nose too… which is hard to explain until you smell it. Just give it a whiff and you will see. I bet this beer has a large mouthfeel… let’s see.

On a side note, I can’t get over the logo… it’s very clean, and fitting for the country this brew is produced… it is only made in Thailand. Makes you appreciate the beer that much more.

The beer is NOT what I expected on the palate. It’s big alright, and has an incredibly smooth mouthfeel. It almost explodes on the tongue as you swallow. It crawls down the back of your throat and just stays there… it’s hard to explain but this is not our typical lager. I would think this beer tastes better cold, too.

The beer has an almost sweet aftertaste. I wouldn’t call it honey… but something that an hour after a spoonful of honey would produce. It lingers on the tip of your tongue all the way to the back of your throat. I wonder what this beer would taste like on tap. It’s good… I am very impressed and for a beer that I went in thinking would be weak, and somewhat pale (hence the “Euro pale lager” style) this beer fits in.

I like it. I would TOTALLY try this beer again. Actually, I might go order another one. Bottoms up people!

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

Very light, crystal clear pale straw color. Small bubbly white head with low retention and no lacing.

Typical smell like any other Asian lager. Slight sour pale malt smell.

Flavor again is very similar to other Asian lagers but with a slight burst of a little wheaty flavor that makes it just a little bit better than others I've had.

Light mouthfeel. Crisp with high carb. a little dry.

Overall I don't know what it is but no matter what country they are from in Asia, all beers of this style taste so similar. This one is a bit better that other I've had though. But it's nothing I'd ever buy regularly. Im just sitting at the bar waiting for my togo Thai food and decided to have and review their Thai beer.

Photo of rudzud
3.55/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Saw this on a list of offered beers at a thai restaurant. Poured into a cold Singha glass.

A - Pours a typical straw yellow with a nice one finger white head that fades at an average rate to leave nice wisping and halo.

S - Typical aromas here, but a bit more than I anticipated. Good sweet malts and grains along with a light floral aromas.

T - More of the same. The grains is a bit more present than on the nose, with good sweet malts as well. A definate lager.

M - Pretty good mouth feel. Good amount of carbonation here and thanks to the low alcohol this is quite drinkable.

O - Overall this isnt that bad of a beer. Alot better than I expected to get at a Thai restaurant. Would order this again to go along with some Thai curry.

Photo of brewskifan55
3.5/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Sam Adams perfect pint glass

Appearance: nice 2 finger head that lingers. Clear, pale orange

Smell: Floral scent, strong hops, malty

Taste: A burst of flavor. Very lager-ish; slow backbite; barely bitter.

Mouthfeel: light; good carbonation

Overall: Perfect for an end of the week, smooth summer savoring. It's a really good lager. Crisp and smooth.

Photo of AlexLMS
3.45/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: bright with a light gold colour. The head is white, moderate to high and well formed but fades rather quickly, leaving no lacings whatsoever.
Aroma: sweet malty, grains and biscuit notes.
Taste: again sweet malts, grains and a little bit of citrus.
Mouthfeel: smooth, high carbonation, low alcoholic strength and light to moderate body.
Finish: reasonable long sweet finish with only a hint of bitterness.

Overall: nice beer, although it could use a stronger hop presence. Worthy a try.

Photo of Gambrinus1184
3.35/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from an 11.2 ounce bottle into a Singha glass at Thai Taste in New Haven, Conn.

A: Pale, clean, fizzy yellow color with a thin head of tight carbonation bubbles that settles quickly and leaves a hin ring at the edge of the brew.

S: Cooked veggies, rice, corn and some metallic hop notes.

T: Crisp, clean bittersweet malts hit up front with a fast-changing dry, herbal and slightly spicy hop flavor that dries up the palate quickly and washes the brew down with a bready snap and sort of watery aftertaste.

M: Clean, light-bodied lager with a decent malty body for a generic pale lager.

O: On its own, not all that great. But, when in Rome (Thailand?) do as the Romans (Thai?) do. The lager cut through the fatty, sweet coconut milk of the curry and cooled the spices adequately. I wouldn't get it outside of this environment, but I'd probably get it there again.

Singha from Boon Rawd Brewery Co., Ltd
70 out of 100 based on 1,010 ratings.