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Singha - Boon Rawd Brewery Co., Ltd

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846 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 846
Reviews: 426
rAvg: 3.03
pDev: 19.8%
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 Morris729


3/5  rDev -1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a pale medium golden color with a foamy white head that fades into a thin lace. Nose is light malt and grain with some notes of cooked corn. Light in body and very crisp and refreshing. Taste is sweet malts with some yeasty grain notes. Bitter hops come through in the end with a citrus rind flavor leaving a very dry and crisp finish. The alcohol level of 6% is fairly well hidden, especially for such a light brew. Nothing special overall, but it does pair nicely with a plate of spicy Thai food.

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2003 15:57:12 | More by Morris729
Photo of zerk


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

Pours pale gold, with a thin, soapy white head. Aroma hints at malt and a touch of alcohol. Flavor is fairly weak, beginning with some malt sweetness, some grainy notes, and the slightest touch of hop bitterness. Has a thin to medium body, and is quite smooth.

I had this with some Thai food, and it's a decent accompaniment, but this is not a beer that I would choose to drink. There is nothing offensive about it, it's just not very interesting.

Serving type: bottle

03-05-2003 06:21:24 | More by zerk
Photo of Naerhu


2.75/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: Brown bottle. Beautiful gold color that pours a decent sized head that evaporates immediately. Small bubbles.
Aroma: Has a corn and lightly malty nose.
Taste: moderate bitterness on a bland flavor
Mouthfeel: flat pepsi
Drinkability: inebriation inducing liquid.

This beer was perfect in the strip bar in which I had it. Or maybe it was just the girls who made life and everything about it seem so sweet.

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2003 02:33:43 | More by Naerhu
Photo of stoutman


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

The aroma has a hint of citrus being noticeable. It's appearance is a light gold, but with an unimpressive head, if any at all. The flavor is a little too malty/sweet and leaves little for the mouth to savor. It isn't as smooth as I would've liked, but I've had worse asian beers than this one.

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2003 14:22:32 | More by stoutman
Photo of BeerAngel


3.7/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a very clear pale straw color with lots of carbonation and a large white head. The smell consists of cooked corn, light hops, and a faint alcohol. The taste starts with a light carb bite and transcends into an earthy grain and light hops finish. This is a light bodied brew that finishes in the middle of the road between sweet and dry. Not at all bad! Choc-tee!

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2003 18:01:17 | More by BeerAngel
Photo of ZAP


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

Light golden in color...grassy nose....pretty tasty little beer....tastes a bit like a Canadien Lager...a tich of alcohol spiciness...and a tight dry finish....slides down reall easy for the high ABV...about medium bodied for this style...not bad at all...would match nicely with spicy Cuisine I imagine..

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2003 21:19:37 | More by ZAP
Photo of bditty187


2.78/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Sickly pale yellow with a tiny white head, soapy retention. Sweet malty nose, some husk and grassy spice with underlying skunk. Palate is not indicative of Malt Liquor but rather a spicy, grassy European Lager. Some bitterness, thus the hops make more than a cameo. Light, watery. Finished dry, somewhat clean. I was rather indifferent towards Singha.

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2002 08:33:13 | More by bditty187
Photo of chilidog


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

A classic straw-like gold color with a ok white head that settles to a very thin film. Leaves an oil like slight lace on the glass. The smell is grain-like with a malty overtone. A very smooth beer to drink with a spice or onion-with meal. Rich malt flavor & slight hop complete this beer. The kicker is infact, the kick. The 6% abv quietly mellows as it warms you as you complete the meal and it may surprise you when your done, so be for-warned.

Serving type: bottle

12-21-2002 07:03:11 | More by chilidog
Photo of Shiloh

Ontario (Canada)

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

Interesting product from Thailand...this brewery does a fairly good job....The colour is of a clear light gold with nice carbonation. Limited head which turns to light lace and a medium ring. The body is close to being full and the taste is of a hint of lemon hops, leaving a lingering dryness.

Serving type: bottle

12-09-2002 20:04:25 | More by Shiloh
Photo of Pegasus


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

Pour a quite pale gold with a thick and creamy cloudtop head. Lots of lively carbonation and plenty of broken lace. Grainy aroma with some mild hops. Taste begins with quite sweet malts, and a sting of carbonation, towards the middle of the taste bitter citrus hops appear, finishes with a distinct metallic bitterness. Quite a different sort of beer that makes for an interesting change of pace.

Serving type: bottle

11-25-2002 19:33:56 | More by Pegasus
Photo of inebrius


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

Malt liquor? Tastes more like a strong German Pils with its nice and malty spine and long, bitter finish. Nose is big husky malt, stainless steel and lime leaf. If given the choice, I'd take this over nearly all mass-produced Asian Lagers no matter what the cuisine.

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2002 11:33:32 | More by inebrius
Photo of Gusler


2.6/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

The pour a clear gold or straw color if you prefer, the head white, adequate as with th lace. Malt nose, somewhat sweet start, the top "Thinner Than My Wallet After A Beer Quest", finish is modestly hopped, middlin on the carbonation, clean and crisp finish. Drinkable, but nothing to "Scream About".

Serving type: bottle

10-31-2002 05:36:48 | More by Gusler
Photo of NeroFiddled


3.75/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear golden in color with a bright white head that drops quickly, but leaves a reasonable collar and some whispy surface foam from a very fine & highly effervescent carbonation. There is, however, no lace to speak of. The aroma is skunky, but also offers a distinct grainy maltiness. The body is medium with a brisk carbonation that gives a little bite on the tongue. The flavor starts with a sweet grainy malt, then reveals some light hop flavor as it warms in the mouth, and finishes with another touch of hop flavor and a fair amount of bitterness that's bouyed by a sweetish maltiness that sticks in the mouth. The alcohol, which is only listed as 6.0%, is somewhat apparent. Apart from the fact that this is not a complex beer, and coupled with the skunkiness of the aroma (remember a fresh bottle may be clear of that), and the apparent alcohol - this is a very nice, and interesting beer. I really liked its big malty quality and the hoppy bitterness that followed it. I remembered this beer the next day and wanted to have another. However, I think a case of it would be way too much! Still, enjoyable and interesting.

Serving type: bottle

09-05-2002 18:47:41 | More by NeroFiddled
Photo of jackndan


2.65/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Singha, from Thailand: 6% alcohol. Has a filled on date of 4/2/02, not too shabby for coming all the way around the world. Bright yellow beer, completely clear with a nice head that clings to the side of the bottle. Light, almost absent aroma. Very dry, with persistent hops bitterness. As it warms, citrus/lemon flavors begin to emerge. Seems like this beer has more carbonation than taste. Average.

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2002 10:26:02 | More by jackndan
Photo of ADR


1.95/5  rDev -35.6%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Poured into a Pilsner glass...clear, pale greenish-yellow. Skunky aroma to put it kindly. Head is big-bubbled but a fleeting one. Metallic and scouring flavor, sulfurous and skunky, with a strangely bitter tone. Not malty smooth, this settles into a downright unpleasant flavor to me. But, the brew definitely makes a stand. I'll pass...

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2002 08:19:09 | More by ADR
Photo of WilliamPhilaPa


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

Pours a bright yellow and shiny color... huge head that dies young. On the nose slight saaz hop aroma. Saaz hop flavor on the palate also as well as, hint of chewy maltiness, and a slight spearmint hoppiness to it. Finish is mostly dry. I could not even dectect a hint of the 6.0 % abv.. Pretty average stuff, good considering it's made in Thailand.

Serving type: bottle

06-11-2002 14:46:12 | More by WilliamPhilaPa
Photo of mickeymac


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

This is the best Asian beer I've tried. It's got decent color and smell and a nice semi-sweet malty flavor with enough hops to notice. It goes very well with spicy food, but don't limit it to Thai food. Singha also goes down nicely. Any beer mentioned in song by the Pogues can't be all bad.

Serving type: bottle

06-05-2002 22:09:06 | More by mickeymac
Photo of rastaman

United Kingdom (England)

2.1/5  rDev -30.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

A bit of a sweetish alc. smell and taste at first, but quite dry and even bitter towards the end, i like it with Thai food, but thats all.

Serving type: bottle

05-14-2002 17:56:39 | More by rastaman
Photo of AaronRed

New York

3.75/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Th only beer to have with Thai food. Nice mouthfeel and balanced sweetness.

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2001 11:13:15 | More by AaronRed
Photo of John

New York

3.8/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

For a beer at 6.0% abv, this has a slick, syrupy alcohol flavor. Pleasant malt to balance.

Serving type: bottle

10-19-2001 11:25:50 | More by John
Photo of Todd


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

Presentation: 21 fl oz light brown bottle. It's a very unique container in that it tappers in twice going up to the bottle-neck.

Appearance: Pours a pretty hazy pale straw liquid with a large pillowy white foam head with meringue characterists, trailing the sides of the glass as it settles. Pour slowly as this beer foams up real quick.

Smell: Touch of sweet grain, metallic, alcohol and faint floral hop aromas.

Taste: A smooth beer with a unique rich malt sweetness and mouthfeel, like medicinal syrup. It's strong and the alcohol makes its presence known with a spicy and faint liquor punch. Notes of grain flavour follow then get leveled by a lime (touch of grapefruit) rind-like hop bitterness that peaks to a gentle sting on the palate. Finishes with some residual spice and a bit grain dry.

Notes: The perfect beer to accompany some spicy Thai food, or the like, but I could not see myself sitting down all night and drinking this on its own -- maybe 2 or 3. Although it is not that strong, beware as the alcohol silently kicks in.

03/29/2002 Notes:

Had this once again, but this time at Jae's in Boston to complement my Spicy Korean Chicken Lunchbox special. For a malt liquor, it's one of the better ones IMO. Clear, deep golden in colour with a thin white lace. Full-bodied, rich with flavour, albeit the flavour is near one dimensional, and just the right amount of hops to balance. Has a nice bready roundness that runs into the finish.

Highly recommended with Thai food -- quite the refreshing contrast.

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2001 00:00:01 | More by Todd
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Singha from Boon Rawd Brewery Co., Ltd
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