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Singha - Boon Rawd Brewery Co., Ltd

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974 Ratings
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Ratings: 974
Reviews: 435
rAvg: 3.03
pDev: 20.13%
Wants: 12
Gots: 66 | 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 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
3.33/5  rDev +9.9%
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
3.15/5  rDev +4%
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.

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

Was at a Thai restaurant so I figured why not. 12 oz. served chilled in the enlarged flute they gave me. Looks about like what I was expecting - golden with a small white head and average carbonation. Smells pretty clean with some grassiness and some green apples/grapes. Doesn't taste quite as good but still tolerable, with a light mouthfeel and I'd say it's pretty drinkable. I probably paid too much for it but ah well, that's how it goes when you eat out. Overall, not a great beer, but not a bad beer.

Photo of AlexJ
2.48/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Drank a bottle at a Japanese restaurant while waiting for my carryout sushi. Pale yellow color with a surprisingly big, fluffy head that quickly falls, leaving no lace.

Aroma is corny, bready, cereal grains with a touch of light green grass and herbal notes. Just barely better nose that "made in America" macro crap.

Flavor is very light, with cereal grains, grass, light minerality, and a whisper of bitter, floral hops.

Body is very light, with spritzy carbonation and a somewhat chalky mouthfeel. Don't bother.

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

Very pale gold/yellow... clear, clear, and clear. Fluffy, white head that dissipates quick, but leaves a nice thin cap of bubbles.

Aroma is pure sweet grain...

Near zero flavor at first... a couple minutes later I tasted the grain.

There is a crisp taste that is pleasant... a touch of hop bitterness on the swallow.

Photo of blurredphoto
4.25/5  rDev +40.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I drank this beer in Thailand when I felt like spending the extra 10 baht (25 cents) over Chang. In Thailand it is served in a traditional long neck (not the funky bottles for export).

A good light tasting beer, unoffensive in any way, but not particularly great. Very little color, slightly sweet, and quick to grow a head.
I shall always have great memories of drinking it on a hot day with some spicy thai food, or while lounging on the beach, or even in a thai disco. Most people who love it do so for the same reasons- not because it's a great beer.

It is the best "thai" beer, though Heineken and Kloster are bottled locally. You can get other various brews from abroad in Bangkok in certain bars- but you'll pay through the nose. Why bother- when in Rome...

Beware of the 6.0% alcohol- it certainly isn't present in the taste- it'll catch up with you pretty fast.

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

Okay I need to write this quickly before my f-ing laptop freezes again (this is also a test run). The pour is clear and a gold color that is lighter then, say, the 49er's helmets, but darker and much more beer like then anything from BMC. I'm getting a mild grassy hop aroma. It's reminiscent of a pilsner, just softer. The taste is clean and crisp with a noticeable hop character. This can wash down any type of food and do so with a satisfying flavor that I didn't expect from a macro lager.

Photo of whynot44
3.08/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Clear, bright gold color with a moderate white head that disappears quickly, leaving no real lace.

The aroma is grassy/grainy.

The taste is slightly sour malt upfront with a decent hops bitterness kicking in right behind and lasting through a slightly dry finish and into the aftertaste with a somewhat medicinal tone.

Drinkable and refreshing ice cold and does work well with spicy food.

Photo of aquatonex
2.53/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Well, while I was out eating Thai, I figured I should try this one out...

Pours light straw colored, no head, moderate carbonation. Smells of wheats, light hops, and a bit of skunk. Smell is stronger (not as good as) Heineken. Taste is also Heinekenish, but more bitter and lighter. Also, the finish is not as clean. It wasn't all that great. I think if I had had a spicier dish it would have gone better. But, as I went with a milder entree this time, the beer's subpar quality was more pronounced (if that makes any sense :)).

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

Another old favorite that I've enjoyed since I discovered Thai food about four years ago. I like the stubby bottles better but haven't seen them in a while.
This Asian brew pours pale golden and clear with little head or drapery. The smell is astringent and leaking adjuncts.
A strong, sweet taste akin to malt liquor but is smoother and holds its bitterness through the aftertaste. Nice served cold and always good with spicy, searing Thai cuisine.
I almost always have one at a Thai restaurant but wouldn't go out of my way otherwise.

Photo of jarmby1711
2.25/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

This pale yhellow offering from S E Asia is a swillable lager .It has nothing objectionable about it ,other than it is bland and boring.
It has to be very cold to enjoy it and the ambient temperature neds to be warm to hot.
It tastes like many beers of its style , no better no worse
For an imported beer I bought it cheaply , however not cheap enough to buy again

Photo of skynxnex
3.43/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured out of a 11.2 oz bottle that was filled on 5-26-05 into a small pilsner glass. Light straw color.

The smell and taste is upfront grainy, with some cooked scents but not objectionable. It's sweet but a balancing dry feeling from the alcohol and hops. A nice level of hops through the drink and then a lingering bitterness. Not as watery as I had expected, it has a nice body for a pale lager. A pleasent surpise to have with my Pad Thai.

Photo of UberWasser
2.53/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

12oz brown bottle, no freshness date, served in a Stein

Pours a very pale straw color. Head starts thick, with a medium pour, but goes away fast and hardly makes itself known after a few sips. A small shower of bubbles float to the top. Doesn’t appeal to me visually.

The smell is blah...adjuncts all over. Rice and corn malts, and a little bit of soap. No thanks.

Taste was better than the smell, but not by much. A bit of Corn, but mostly rice malts. On the upside, it has an decent crispness to it. Definite hints of water though. This transfers to the mouthfeel, which is like a slightly fizzy glass of water with a little oil in it for some slickness.

I guess this is about what you'd expect from the style. But it’s better than the likes of Bud or Miller Lite, and better than some of what Mexico and Japan offer too. I’d probably order it when eating at a Thai restaurant. Drinkability is decent, as I had no trouble finishing this.

Photo of jaluria
3.43/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A golden color with excellent carbonation and very little head. I smell malt and some light hoppy texture. Not a complex beer, but not bad either. I enjoyed this with some Asian cuisine and it went well. This brew is refreshing and quiet so as not to disturb the tastebuds. There isn't much going on here, but what is there isn't offensive or harsh. Overall, I enjoyed this with my food, but it is on the bland side without a lot to offer. I will have this again, but it is not a favorite nor is it something I will want often.

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

Had this a Thai restaraunt, it was this or BMC. Poured a clear pale straw tellow with a finger of white fizzy head that actually stuck around for 30 seconds or so. Nose is faint, a clean light malt, a bit of grassiness. Taste was a grainy malt with a slightly spicey hop finish. Nothing really great, simple, but more flavorful than most macros I've had, and didn't taste nasty as it warmed up. Med/thin mouthfeel, high carbonation. This is an above average macro, went pretty well with my mildly spicey Thai, and I will get this again next time I eat out here.

Photo of BEERchitect
3.15/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A good brew for the region. Borrows some characteristics for Bohemian Pilsners. Brigh gold in appearance, accessive carbonation, good head retention. Smells moderately malty, hoppy, and a little sourness (skunk). Tastes nicely malty and grainy. Hops bring out a 'bite' and some spiciness. Skunkiness fades after a minute or two. Moderate to light body. Finishes clean and mildly alcoholic.

Photo of Jacobob10
2.7/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Golden yellow pour with a small disappating head. Mild to medium hop aroma but there's definitely something funky going on here. Bitter taste and almost tastes slightly skunky, yet it's nothing so harsh that you can't drink the beer. Oily mouthfeel with a bit of a bitter aftetaste. I could drink a couple of these if I had to, but I would much rather prefer something else. Interesting beer though, definitely like nothing I've tasted before.

Photo of Weizenmensch
1.5/5  rDev -50.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

330mL brown bottle best before 270106. Low density head with sticky lacing, dissipates slightly faster than normal. Appropriate lager colour, low to moderate carbonation.

Fairly harsh adjunct smell, some hops which may be turning a bit, grass and Asian macro beer aroma. On the crap side of innocuous.

Not the best taste, but quite good for a macro at 5.9%. Actually, that isn't saying much. Kind of harsh and burny on the tongue, tastes like it would get gross fast, though really cold it would be OK on a hot Thai evening. The more I drink, the more I lower my score for flavour. Rough and unpleasant mouthfeel, and abysmal drinkability: I would not want to be drinking this all night. Overall, quite a bad beer.

Photo of Noxious26
3.23/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

355ml bottle served in a pint glass.

Clear, pale gold/dark straw colour. Head foams up to 1 inch with big bubbles, then reduces to nothing.

Sharp citrus aroma. Smells like someone has put lemons in a macro.

Taste is sweet with a slight grassy hop tone. Aftertaste is mildly acidic with a slight skunky hop tone. Reasonably well balanced.

Mouthfeel is light and thin with little carbonation.

This beer is what it is. Nothing special, but not bad either. The aftertaste is a bit of a downer and the aroma isn't very enticing, but all in all it's alright. I won't rush out to buy another, but wouldn't turn one down either.

Photo of robertp1024
3.38/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I swear when I drank this that it was in a 1 liter bottle and it seemed like it was 10% ABV, but that might have just been the feel do to the fact of the 20 hours in airports or airplanes. It was a smooth refreshing beer with not a whole lot of flavor or originality. Light color, light head, light hops, light flavor. The malt and bitterness gives it a slightly refreshing welcome to Thailand, pretend you in Europe feel.

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

Pours a thin straw color with no head at all. Smells of nothing at all. Luckily ( or unluckily) it has some flavor. Tastes very sweet, but not malty at all, a little bitter, but no hop flavor at all. I wonder if they brewed this entirely with adjuncts and concentrated hop oil. The mouthfeel isn't too bad, but not too good either. Just a lot of carbonation, and some heaviness.. All in all, it's fairly drinkable, simply because it doesn't have any bad flavors. I probably won't bother getting it again, since I can get bland flavorless beer for much cheaper than $3.50/bottle.

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

Pours a light straw with a little white head, overall very standard macro, but head retains a tiny bit better.

slight grain in the nose with perhaps a touch of hop oils

Very thin malt profile, slight corn presence, marked spicy hop bitterness defines the character of this brew. The hop quality is nice but there is no balance at all. Grain and corn in the exhale. Alcohol has some presence.

Light bodied, stiff carbonation, goes down like any other macro.

A pretty solid standard macro lager from Thailand, pairs well with spicier foods.

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

The colour is yellow; the semi-compact foam builds a quite high head.

The smell is dry-bitter, fresh and rather neutral.

The bitterness is surprisingly large; it is almost like drinking a German pilsner. There are some notes of dry malt, some white bread and a fine citric touch. The aftertaste is a bit bitter sour with notes of lemon/lime. It is rather long and dry.

Mouthfeel is quite strong and pleasant with lots of big bubbles.

A good lager with more flavour than I had expected, and it works very well with spicy food.

Singha from Boon Rawd Brewery Co., Ltd
71 out of 100 based on 974 ratings.