Singha - Boon Rawd Brewery Co., Ltd

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Ratings: 975
Reviews: 435
rAvg: 3.03
pDev: 20.13%
Wants: 12
Gots: 67 | 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 farrago
2.98/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Good finger+ of pure white dimpled foam, holds steady for a decent while before breaking across the surface, thin rivulets of lacing cling here and there. Orange to dark gold color consistent throughout, transparent but not watery, very few bubbles to be seen. Beery nose of barley, lentils, lemon peel, metallic rust, honeyed malts and cane sugar, can be slightly offputting at times. Light-bodied with a weak handshake, tries to slip the churning carbonation in there swiftly to create presence and distract from the presence of diverse flavors. Honey, corn syrup, malted milk balls, rice mask a good deal of the more bitter hops and grassiness. Undistinguished florality fills in some blanks through the finish. No real glaring flaws but pretty gosh darn boring.

Photo of Wasatch
2/5  rDev -34%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours a light yellow color, nice carbonation, small white head, with some sticky lacing left behind. The nose is malty, with some hops, slight caramel. The taste is slightly sweet, malty, slight hop note. Light body. Not drinkable, would not buy again.

Photo of TMoney2591
3.25/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a Budweiser pokal.

Lives up to its style by pouring a very pale straw, like urine when a lot of water has been drunk. The initially strong white frothy head dissipates rather quickly, though stoically, into nothingness. The nose is faint notes of caramel, wheat, and grasses, with a light syrupy sweetness riding cavalier through it all. The taste brings these elements together, toning down the sweetness a bit and ratcheting up a bland grassiness. The body is definitely on the lighter side, with active enough carbonation and a smooth but watery texture. Overall, not that bad a brew, but definitely nothing to write home from Bangkok about.

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

Poured from bottle into regular glass.

A - Poured clear golden color with medium head that quickly dissipated leaving almost no lacing.

S - Grains with yeast and bread. Nothing much going on.

T - Slightly sweet but for a very brief time followed by yeast and bread.

M - Light bodied with high carbonation.

D - Easy going beer but very plain and simple.

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

Had a few at one of those hot pot restaurants. I discovered I don't like tripe.

Large fizzling white head over a pale god beer. Retention holds for a few. Smells intensely of floral perfume and green apple. Taste is a unique sweetness not unlike sweetened ginger ale.

Not something I would drink for it's own sake, it did compliment my meal perfectly.

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

Recommended at Young Tong restaurant in Northborough, MA.

A: Light 1 finger head over a crystal clear golden wheat (piss) colored liquid.

N: Some wheat and golden lager like aromas. Distinct sweet malt lager aromas, and a little toasty malt aroma as well.

T: Slightly sweet, with some distinct lager tastes. More toasty malts, and a little of that unpleasant syrupy bitterness that doesn't come from hops, but more from something wrong. I also get a little banana.

M: very light body with light carbonation, but refreshing nonetheless.

F: Slight lingering sweet syrupy flavor, slight metallic flavor, finish disappears quickly though.

I approached this beer with very low expectations, and it was actually a little better than I thought. It did have it's off flavors and unpleasantries, but otherwise wasn't too bad. More flavor than I expected.

Photo of twiggamortis420
3.4/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle with a exp date of 112609, so it is a bit past it's prime. Pours a pale yellow color with a fingers worth of white foam that fades at an average clip and leaves no lacing behind.

Nose is definitely metallic, with a light malt and some cereal grains. I have never had a beer before where the first sniff is so metallic.

Thankfully, the taste is not overly metallic. The grains are slightly husky, sweet and biscuity. Light hopping, but you can tell it is there on the finish. This drinks like a malt liquor more than a Euro Pale Lager. Not bad, and goes well with Thai food although a bit pricey at a restaurant. One of the better EPLs I have had.

Photo of VWBuggirl
3.45/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This came from a brown bottle as pictured, with a different shape. I think it has a great smell, not over powering but not dull either. It is what I like to find in a beer.

It has great mouthfeel and you can feel the carbonation. The taste is nothing special, but it is easy to drink and goes well with food. I enjoy it more than the average beer and have bought a 6-pack to enjoy at home.

Photo of kpoole25
3.33/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz brown bottle to glass. Light golden yellow, head fades to almost nothing. Fairly typical lager smell, maybe a bit sweeter. Tastes sweet as well, and a bit of alcohol comes through at times, but not objectionable. Maybe a tad bigger overall flavor than the Sapporo I tried recently. I drank this in a matter of a few minutes, so goes down easy but overall a fairly middle of the road beer.

Photo of Bookseeb
2.55/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance has a light golden yellow color with a thin crisp head. Smell is grainy and hoppy. Taste is a little grainy with a sour note in the back giving way to a little dryness. Mouthfeel is of course light with a good amount of carbonation. Overall it's not a bad beer, but not that good either that I'd buy another.

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

Nothing beats a draft Singha during Happy Hour in Phuket. Gret with just about any Thai dish or seafood. Also tried the cans and bottles and they were equally as good. Nice pale golden appearance. This lager has a typical German style taste and seemed pretty consistent from can to draft to bottle. The smell is typical lager and it can definitely be a session beer. Had no problem downing 2-3 on a humid Phuket afternoon.

Photo of GreatWeisseHope
2.85/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

A: Nice golden color. Good head retention with small bubbles, brilliant bright filtration.

S: Slight DMS and a hint of diacetyl as well. Continental malt aroma. No hop aroma.

T: Very low hops, relatively dry, diacetyl present, slightly acidic and oxidized.

M: Light body, low astringency.

D: Not crisp enough to suite me. Bitterness boring, hop character underwhelming. This could have been due to the bottle being a bit past its prime, but this is what the beer has always tasted like to me.

Photo of danetrain0101
4.15/5  rDev +37%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Maybe in my top five of favorite beers. This is definitely a new regular of mine.

At first appearance it had a great lager look. Nice, light golden color with a perfect head.

The smell was that of a great lager. You could really smell the grainy malts. It was a very pleasant smell that set it above most lagers.

The test reminds me a classic American lager, but with a much greater presence. The liquid tasted that of gold, which one would expect of a great lager.

It has a very medium presence in my mouth. It was light and heavy, without being to much of either. It had a very crisp taste and a smooth style that made its drinkability exceptional.

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

This tasting, that lasted over the course of a weekend, started in Europe and has moved east, sort of. It's not perfect, but you get the picture.

I've seen this beer all over, on draft at many Thai and Vietnamese restaurants around the cities and even at home. I've had it once, and not being overly impressed I kinda waffled on whether or not to try it in bottled form. Obviously I tried it because here is the review.

Pours a clear pale golden color with a light copper hint, with about a one finger white head that leaves no lacing and disappears while you study the bottle.

The nose is full of grainy malts with a light herbal, resiny hop character. More bitter than most other macro lagers on the nose, thats for sure, although it gives off a wet-cardboard like feel.

Taste is much sweeter than the nose leads on, with bitter hops again, but more of a floral and herbal side this time.

Mouthfeel is light, with a medium carbonation. Sort of crisp, sort of smooth. Drinkability is decent.

I don't think I'd have this a third time, but I bet it would go decent with some Asian food. I doubt I would turn this down if offered it for free, if that helps.

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

(Served in a strange)
A- The golden body is crystal clear with a gentle carbonation of big bubbles gliding up to a snow white head that turns bubbly after a bit.
S- The clean aroma has hints of soft slightly sweet green hint that is almost hops.
T- This beer has a soft sulfury note with a slight sweetness and a mineral water note. The finish is a light sulfur hint that fades into a soft sweetness.
M- This beer has a light airy mouthfeel with a tight fizz finish. D- The light and crisp beer has a nice soft sweetness to it that the sulfur flavors are muted. There is not much flavor there but what is there is pleasant.

Photo of kegger22
3.48/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Singha is a clear, light yellow with a small head that quickly reduces to nothing. The aroma is that typical lager malt/grain smell, and I got no skunkiness at all. The beer tastes sweet and lightly lemony (not to be confused w/ lemonade, the two tastes were separate and distinct). The feel is almost medium, a little heavier than most lagers, and carbonation is adequate. Drinkability is very good.

Singha is a tasty lager, well above the BMC class. I believe this to be the best euro pale lager I have had.

Photo of mklinger
3.13/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass a Surin's Restaurant in Huntsville Alabama. I drank this with an order of Spicy Beef Noodles. The beer arrived well before the food so I had a good opportunity to taste it on its own & with food.

It's a fairly ordinary looking pale lager. Slightly darker than most (just a tinge more golden), a small head and just a little lacing.

Not a lot going on in the aroma department for me. Maybe a touch of malty sweetness, hint of clean hops, but overall, not much smell.

Taste definitely had a bit of maybe corny sweetness. This is certainly a bit richer than a typical European style pale lager. It was fine on its own, but when paired with spicy Thai food it really came off better. That touch of sweetness seemed to balance some of the heat while being refreshing at the same time.

It's an easy to drink beer. Pleasant enough, though slightly forgettable after the fact.

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

330ml bottle. This stuff is always available at Thai, Vietnamese, and Malaysian restaurants around here, along with Tiger, as the only alternatives to BMC lagers.

This beer pours a clear, pale golden yellow colour, with one chubby finger of weakly foamy, and mostly soapy bone-white head, which leaves a few specks of wayward islet lace around the glass as it quickly melts away.

It smells of gritty pale malt and grainy rice/corn mash, somewhat acrid yeast, and dead floral, more or less skunky vegetal hops. The taste is sweet, soggy rice, that strangely evokes a sense of sourdough, some weird earthy spice, a hint of musky honey, and more skunky, floral hops.

The carbonation is average, just a plain, underwhelming frothiness throughout, the body clearing the light side of medium, easily, with a rather tacky attempt at smoothness. It finishes off-dry, that rice-inflected malt showing some chutzpah, alongside a lingering dose of those floral and skunky notes.

While hardly something I'd want to drink much of on its own, this always goes down well enough with spicy East Asian fare, go figure. The brown bottle belies the skank factor inherent in this one, which can only point to a cheaply-made brew in the first place - hello, country tick.

Photo of RomaniIteDomum
3.25/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

"Filled on 020409/Best by 020410"

Pours a light and nearly transparent "Cheerio's" Box yellow. Lots of carbonaiton upon filling and a massive ehad that quickly dies down to a few meandering groups of bubbles on the top.

The smell is kind of adjuncty, which is disappointing, when there is a smell at all. That said it happens to be on the plesant side of adjuncty. Not bad.

The taste is quite sweet. There was a metallic finish on the first sip, but that quickly died and a sweet, alost fruity finish took over. I guess I would be tired after such a long trip, too. Once the taste opens I could see this complementing spicy food quite well.

In the mouth it feels surprisingly thick for the shade of transparent ellow is has. The carbonation is strong, but not too obtrusive. Good cleanser for spicy food.

Overall this beer wasn't bad. On its own it is drinkable, but could shine with the proper accompanying dishes. Quite refreshing on a warm day and has some nice thirst quenching qualities.

Photo of merryjoulton
1.9/5  rDev -37.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours a light pale straw goldenrod sunlight on a Sunday morning color. No head to speak of, very fizzy. Smell is pretty bland, a little rank, pungent, slightly malty and tinny. Taste is bland, boring, watery, thin, unrefined, skunked. Mouthfeel is small and unsubstantial. Drinkability is low because it just feels so wrong to drink this.

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

Singha poured from a bottle into a Singha glass. Little to know head, steady carbonation, no lacing, yellow and clear. The beer has almost no aroma and it feels average in the mouth. This is a decent example of an Asian lager, but there isn't really anything sepcial about it. Kind of an average beer. I drink it when I need to cleanse my pallet. If you like Tiger or Tsintao, you may enjoy this, it isn't as dry as those others, its just an average beer.

Photo of oriolesfan4
2.75/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Had to fill the mix a six up so went with some mass produced imported beers. Pours a very light golden color with a nice head.. but it quickly goes down to nothing. Has the skunkiness of a german beer a'la Beck's or St. Pauli Girl. Kind of a biting aftertaste to it but taste wise and body wise it's better than most of the other imports I've tried. Good if you want to try a beer from Thailand but that's the only reason I would get it, just a run of the mill import with little no flavor or care in the beer.

Photo of chickencoop
3.05/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance - a much darker beer than most brands from it's neighboring countries, had it in a pint, and a pilsner glass and it has a nice head.

Smell - a bit skunky, but pretty much what I expected from a beer coming from so far. Worst characteristic of the beer.

Taste - 100% malt comes through, quite pleasant considering the smell.

Mouthfeel - a full bodied beer, nice mouthfeel. Had this with Thai food so it cut the hot spices nicely.

Drinkability - I've tried to drink more than a few at a time, and just couldn't. Heartburn set in and got all bloaty, oh well.

Photo of tone77
3.1/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

From a brown 11.2 oz. bottle. Has a pale color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is mild, a tad skunky. Taste is also mild. Crisp with some hoppiness. Feels light in the mouth and has good drinkability. Not as good as I remembered it on my travels in Thailand. Overall a pretty average beer.

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

From a bottle.

Pours a clear yellow gold with a thin white head of suds.

Smells of barley and slightly sweet malts. Not very heavy.

Tastes a little rice sugary but mostly like fresh barley and malts again. No idea if they actually use rice to make it or not. Slightly bitter in the aftertaste but I wouldn't go so far as to say its hoppy.

Feel is appropriately bubbly and light.

Not a bad import lager. Tastes like a lot of other Asian breweries' lagers but not quite as sweet. Nothing special though.

Singha from Boon Rawd Brewery Co., Ltd
70 out of 100 based on 975 ratings.