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Singha - Boon Rawd Brewery Co., Ltd

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995 Ratings

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Ratings: 995
Reviews: 439
rAvg: 3.03
pDev: 19.8%
Wants: 14
Gots: 81 | 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 haz77
3.08/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A – Pours a pale gold with a bubbly head, which quickly disappears, leaving a thin layer.

S – Sweet malt, sulphur, alcohol, very faint hops.

T – Sweet malts at first with a restrained citrus hops bitterness then coming through. Dry finish with alcohol noticeable.

M – Light body and medium-high carbonation. Fairly smooth.

D – Above average for a macro lager

Photo of zeff80
2.78/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A - 12 oz bottle pours out a plae yellow. It had a nice 2-finger head that left a little lacing.

S - It smelled of corn and yeast.

T - It tasted of grains and there was a minimal hop spice kick to it. It also had a sweet taste at the tip of the tongue.

M - Mouthfeel was dry and crisp. It is light-bodied.

D - It is a pretty good Asian lager. Next time I'm at my local Thai place for dinner I might have one. It might be a nice compliment to the spice food.

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

21 oz. bottle poured into a mug.

Appearance: Very pale straw/gold color. Clear with an airy, formy head that leaves a bit of lacing.

Smell: Sweet grains, a bit of malt and floral scents too. This sweetness seems to be a trademark of East Asian beers.

Taste: Somewhat bland at first, but the sweet malt & grain flavor comes out nicely a bit afterwards. Followed by a bit of hops.

Mouthfeel: Very smooth, crisp, light-bodied, and with a light carbonation.

Drinkability: Fairly strong on the alcohol for a lager, but it's not very noticable. Quite a drinkable beer, really -- goes down well, and can drink a number of these.

A very nice Asian lager. Enjoyable and few complaints. Most of these Asian lagers I would drink in a restaurant but never buy to bring home. Singha is an exception. It goes well with spicy Thai food and I'm sure it would go well with other spicy dishes as well. Not manditory, but worth a try.

Photo of Drew966
2.82/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Singha pours a yellow color with a thin white head from a brown twelve ounce bottle. I can smell corn in the aroma. Tastes okay for a macro lager, a little sweetness, some grain. Crisp finish. I've had worse lagers. I wouldn't turn one down, on the other hand, not worth seeking out.

Photo of Romulus141
2.98/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pilsner glass.

Appearance: Pours a straw colored yellow with a fluffy white head with quite a bit of carbonation. The head dissipates quickly, leaving a white ring around the edge of my glass. There is some lacing with this beer, although it slides back down into the liquid, and does not stick for a long period of time.

Smell: The typical slightly sweet, malt smell of grains used in a macro lager. Has a little more of an aroma than a typical American lager, so that's some bonus points.

Taste: Starts with a slight burst of sweetness, followed by a taste of grains. This is then finished with a slight metallic bitter aftertaste that quickly leaves. For a macro, this distinctly has more flavor than other national brands. However, when stacked up against more flavorful beers, it still doesn't quite measure. For the style though, this is one of the better ones I've had.

Mouthfeel: Light, and quite carbonated. However, it does not have the oily residue that other macros have, which is a big plus. The lager goes down my throat quite easily.

Drinkability: This would be a good session beer, as it tastes decent and I could consume this is mass quantities. Probably one of the better macros I've had all around.

This beer is overpriced though. For the 25-30 dollars I'd have to plunk down for this, I could easily get a case of superior tasting lager, ale, or porter.

Photo of JayTheFinn
2.45/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Enjoyed this one at first, but by the end I was done with it, literally and figuratively.

Pours out a super pale, almost clear, yellow. It's like adding a drop of yellow food coloring to a pint of water. The white head disappeared very quickly. Smelled lightly of corn, but it was very light. Not much in the taste. It's very smooth on the tongue. There might be a bit of a rice flavor in there. It wasn't bad at first. I was enjoying the smoothness of the feel and taste, but then as it warmed the alcohol became apparent and that ruined whatever enjoyment I'd found. Very thin mouthfeel. Except for the alcohol disturbance, this is averagely drinkable.

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

Singha Lager Beer
11.2 oz brown bottle
FILL 112205 listed on the back label
Served mainly out of the bottle, but also used a mini tulip glass for appearance

Pours a light golden yellow with mini carbonation bubbles that race to the top of the glass. The head is fluffy and puffy at first, but transforms to a thin, white lacing.

Sweet grainy aroma in the nose with a slight whiff of hops.

Crisp malty sweetness with a touch of honey drizzle and grains. A slight hop snap completes the sip. Nice drinkability level and quite versatile to pair with different foods. Worth noting is that this beer is better the colder it is.

Certianly a classic option whenever I eat Thai food or any Asian dishes for that matter. The 6.0% ABV is a bonus with such an easy drinking brew. I think this is one of the better imported beers for the style.

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

This beer pours a bright golden color with a soapy head.
Smell was grainy and husky, then it was slightly sweet and mild hoppy.
Taste was sweet with very low bitterness, A full body, which was too full for a lager. The graininess lingers on and is starting to be annoying. This could also be caused by the adjuncts used. In the end I can also detect some fruitiness.
The drinkablitiy is poor because of the full body and the sweetness.
I have had worse beers, but this is certainly not a pricewinner.

Photo of ernie
3.33/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pale yellow color with golden spark, high level of carbonation, surprisingly big head - not lasting, though.

Smell is the weakest point - industrial, artificial, un-beery. Just a faint hoppy note and that's it.

Start sweetish, malty, body big and rounded, also on the malty side, mouthfeel a bit oily, finish moderately hoppy, aftertaste short and malty.

An interesting beer. Not as bland as could be expected from a mass-production Asiatic lager.

Photo of Orrshow
2.68/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Appearance – Pours a very pale golden yellow with little to no head. Pretty boring looking.

Smell – Smells a little bit of grass, adjuncts, and bits of hop. A lot of skunkiness arises as well. There is not a whole lot to it and it really doesn’t smell that good.

Taste – Better than it smells. This beer is slightly skunked with a little citrus sweetness to it. The finish is a touch hoppy and there is a straw like flavor in there too. It’s not offensive but not really that good either.

Mouthfeel – Very coarse…carbonation was way too high. Quite thin too.

Drinkability – Not bad. It goes down easy enough I guess.

This beer wasn’t a bad pair for the Thai food I had…after the spiciness it was cool and refreshing. That said it is not something I could drink on its own as it is so boring.

Photo of neenerzig
3.6/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is the third beer I had while over in London and to my knowledge is the first and only beer from Thailand I have ever had. I ordered a 12 ounce bottle of this with my dinner at a Thai restaurant. Thai food is almost always somewhat spicy. This beer poured the typical gold/yellow color of American style macro lagers with a decent sized head about 1/2 inch when poured, that was all but gone after about 5 minutes, settling to a decent surface coating and lace. It further settles to a medium sized ring the inside of the glass with a weak surface coating. I suppose this beer somewhat nicely complimented my spicy Thai food I was having for dinner with this beer, but I would see no other reason for drinking this beer in any other situation. To me, this beer did not have much of a smell, but I suppose the smell was of the typical malts with a trace of hops. The taste, like the smell, is not very flavorful either. The taste is slightly bitter with mild malty sweetness, a slight corn of rice filler flavor, rounded out a slight trace of hops. I suppose this beer actually still has a little more of a flavorful taste than most American macrolagers I have had, especially the amount of sweetness. Not a horrible beer. However, this beer is not very interesting and did not really impress me either. The best thing about it was that it was somewhat refreshing with my dinner. I suppose if that is what this beer is intended for by its Thai brewers, then it did its job well. Has a crisp, smooth, medium bodied mouthfeel with moderate to heavy carbonation. Other than that the only thing this beer has going for it is its drinkability. This beer is very easy to drink.


Photo of Metalmonk
1.93/5  rDev -36.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Drinking this beer with a fine Thai meal only made me long for a Belgian or hoppy U.S. pale ale...or just about anything with some strength and character to it. This Singha left me totally unimpressed. Thai food is the best in the world, but their beers leave something to be desired.

The pour gave a very thin head that got even thinner, and quick. Was a golden yellow color, typical of the style. Smelled of faint malts, somewhat corny and sweet. The flavor was almost non-existent. The only thing going for it is a pleasant malty sweetness, but otherwise it lacks any discernable traits. Disappointingly boring and bland. Felt springy and buoyant in the mouth, but unfortunately there was nothing backing it up. Certainly not the worst beer ever, but so non-descript I actually wished I'd ordered a soda instead.

Photo of utahbeerdude
2.56/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Visual: Light, clear gold. Slightly creamy head with some persistence, Strong carbonation.
Aroma: Hardly any aroma at all, only a slight amount of iron.
Flavor: Not much here either. Bitterness only apparent in finish and then in aftertaste, where it is rather pleasantly dry. Iron slightly apparent in flavor also at beginning.
Mouthfeel: Some carbonation prickliness, then carbonation creaminess that enhances the body, then short prickly finish from the carbonation.
Overall: OK, aroma is slightly objectionable, but not excessively so – doesn't make it undrinkable. Even still, it doesn't do that much positive, except for the dry bitter finish that is typical of some German style pils. Even though it is 6% ABV, the alcohol is not readily apparent.

Photo of becktone
3.07/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Very suprised at the appearance of this beer. Fizzy yellow and gold as expected, but also a nice little head and a bit of lacing. However, the head which did surprise me to begin with has degraded itself into a thin film that is reminescent of white mold. Visible carbonation gives this beer a somewhat lively look.

To the nose-small amount of diacetyl is detectable. No hop aroma that I can detect, and very little malt aroma. The malt aroma that is detectable can be described as very pale and infused with rice. It smells just about the same as any other higher end macro-lager. It does smell much better than any BMC beer.

This beer unlike many American Macro Lagers, actually has flavor. It doesn't taste like water. Not much in the way of the hop department in this beer, and the same is true for the malt character. This beer is very much like other macro lagers except that this beer is better. It simply has more flavor. Initially on the palate there is sweetness; on the back of the tongue bitterness is detected from the hops. I can also taste a little bit of grain husk in this beer, probably some of the harshness that comes from using 2 row malt. Alcohol isn't evident in the taste.

This beer is crisp and feels average for a macro lager on the palate. There isn't anything outstanding about the way it feels, the carbonation levels are typical for this style, usually being fizzier than most other beer styles. Leaves a bit of what I would refer to as a slick sheen on my tongue that quickly is removed with one or two swallows of saliva. This beer is easy to drink, as a matter of fact I probably prefer it over all other macro lagers, however, why would I want to spend money agian on this brew? Dropping 5-7 dollars for a six pack of this isn't worth it. Sure it tastes alright and is probably one of the best macros I've had to date, but if I want to spend 5-7 dollars on beer I want something that has more flavor.

Photo of trevorwideman
2.26/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

In my quest to try every Asian beer that the MLCC carries, this one comes up next in line. 330ml bottle poured into a Pilsener glass.

Pours with a generous head that retains well, slight lacing, moderate carbonation. It looks pretty good, not dead in the glass in any case. Smell is quite unappealing. Cheap adjuncts, cooked veggies, an awkward sourness that may be the hops, and a generally unpleasant soapiness.

First taste is as expected, but possibly worse. Alcoholic bite, a brash and unpleasant acidity that isn't citrusy or anything, just sourness. Oh yeah, and those cheap malts I was telling you about. This is a poorly constructed lager and greatly offends my tastebuds. Perhaps my stomach as well, since I can feel the beginning of heartburn. Too carbonated and sticky as well. Not even recommended as a patio beer. Certainly not recommended by me.

Photo of danielharper
2.23/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Purchased from Great Spirits, Huntsville, AL.

A: Clear pale yellow body, thin white head.

S: Lagerish aroma, sweet and corny. Slight maltiness.

T: Sweet, corny off flavor, slightly astringent and unpleasant.

M: Mouthfeel moderate, foamy and heavily carbonated.

D: Not very drinkable, slightly unpleasant.

Photo of scottoale
2.73/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Came in a brown 21.3fl.oz. bottle with a classy label and neck foil, fill date of: 09-21-05. Pours a very light, straw yellow-gold with an inch of pure white, bubbly-foam head. Nice streamers of carbonation rising, a bit of lace follows the tasting.

Smells of light malt, some citric lemon and some hop bitterness. Smell quite like a Euro pilzner.

Taste is faintly sweet light malt initialy, which then turns tangy and a bit sour even. That fades to a bitterness brought on by the hops, then finishes crisp and clean...refreshing.

Light in body with a fizzy tang, turns watery, mouthefeel. The alcohol is pretty well hidden, but the overall flavor gets a bit tiresome, as most lagers do for me. Pretty ok as far as Macro Lagers go.

Photo of sevineyes
1.95/5  rDev -35.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Poured from a brown bottle with a gold lion on the label.

A: Light straw color. Clear with lots of visible carbonation. Poured with a small head.

S: Metallic. Sweet. Clean. Overall not very prominent.

T: Starts a little sweet and then dives off into some sort of mineral sourness. Some vegetal elements. More metalic aspects. Finishes with metal and a bitterness that I don't associate as coming from hops.

M: Harsh carbonation, otherwise not really much to it.

Overall: Really wasn't taken aback until the taste. Just can't bring myself to drink another one.

Photo of karst
3.41/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Attractive 11.2 fl.oz brown bottle pours pale yellow with a tall fizzy head that pushes to the brim of the Paulaner 0.5L Weitbier glass. Little aroma from hops or grain. Low bitterness, thin malts, and light body. Slightly tart finish. A typical American Macro Lager with a "fill" date 11 23 05 from the shelves of World Market near Scott AFB.

Photo of WVbeergeek
3.85/5  rDev +27.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Imbibed at what I believe is the best Thai food in Pittsburgh, located in Shadyside My Thai is off the hook when eating some Pad Kee Mow or Pad Thai you have to have a crisp tasty beer to cool down the fire. Singha Thai beer is just that appears a golden clear hue with forms a nice sized bright white head leaves behind fine vibrant lacing. Aroma comes off as German in origin with a grassy herbal hop character sweet lightly toasted 2 row malts and maybe a touch adjuncts in probably rice I'm guessing, along with this I'm getting a spice sweet ginger tone that's just barely noticable but present. Anyway much freakin' better than the "typical" asian macro, the taste is clean flavored crisp lager one gives the balance of light sweetness and herbal hop flavor with low bitterness but mixes well and complements the food so well. Mouthfeel is clean crisp light body with crisp even carbonation very nice. Drinkability, definitely a beer I'll continue to imbibe on when eating Thai really helps to douse the addicting fire of their dishes, oh and after the beer and food don't forget your mango with sticky rice...good stuff.

Photo of DarkerTheBetter
3.42/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I tried this at a Burmese restaurant called Rangoon in Philly and it came with its own 10 oz Singha glass. It poured a pale apple juice color with a few copper highlights and a thin crescent of film on top.

Smelled like your standard dirty corn lager but with a delicate apricot riding on top with a slight metallic tinge.

Tasted surprisingly of bittering hops with a good foundation of creamy lager-like honey and bread dough. Finished very clean.

The mouth feel was smooth and light with tons of intense carbonation that flared up but died so I didn’t have to choke on it in the swallow.

This one was really light and easy to drink, but I wasn’t in too much of a hurry to finish it.

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

Pours gold into the glass, two finger head but no lacing to speak of.

Not a whole lot of aroma here. Smells lager-y, clean, maybe a little grassy, but wholly unremarkable.

Flavor is light, but there are a few things going on: maltiness, a bitter finish and then a certain minerally aftertaste.

Mouthfeel is thin. That said, I bet this would be great for washing down some spicy Thai food when you don't care what your beer tastes like.

Photo of allergictomacros
3.27/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Clear gold with a decent white head. Little bubbles rising after the pour - looks lively.

S - Big skunk aromas, and metallic nose. Obvious macro smells.

T - Somewhat sweet, with a touch of tartness. A bit of bitterness kicks in at the end, with minimal aftertaste.

M - Light body and quite fizzy. A little bit watery.

D - Well.... it's a macro. But deceptively good, given the initial touch of skunk. I've had far worse for sure.

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

Highs: Fluffy head.
Lows: Typical macro lager.

Pours pale yellow with a big fluffy white head that sticks around for awhile. Nose seeems typical of an asian lager: light citrus and malt. Lightly bitter mouth, again malt/citrus flavors prevail. Some grassiness evident. Finish is lightly bitter, with a hint of sweetness at the end. Actually, a decent lager and better than I expected based on other asian lagers (all of which are classified as American macro lagers). Mouth is bubbly and wet, and rather refreshing. Drinkability is average.

Overall: A decent lager but hardly worth the price of a “premium” beer.

Photo of Jaynuze
3.14/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Like a Bud for the Orient, this beer has a very weak nose and a sweet taste too it with a slightly hoppy bitter aftertaste. It has a very light mouthfeel and very is easy to drink (a lot). As others have mentioned it's a good brew to pair with spicy foods; i.e. great for putting out "papaya salad" and "pork salad" fires, but not much else. If you're at a Thai restaurant pick up one of these to impress your cute waitress, but if you're at the beer store keep walking.

Singha from Boon Rawd Brewery Co., Ltd
70 out of 100 based on 995 ratings.