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Singha - Boon Rawd Brewery Co., Ltd

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1,010 Ratings

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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 Finite
2.94/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poors a nice head with good retention and some decent lacing. Starw coloured with large bubbles of carbonation.

Smell is pretty faint but some grain / corn aroma. Hint of cirtus/ fruity hops.

Taste is pretty simple but well constructed. The extra alcohol adds an uncharacteristicly interesting addition to this style.

An ok beer but nothing special

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

Pours a clear straw color with a nice head and displays good carbonation. The large bubbles turn to a frothy goodness. Nose displays faint hops with the malt being most evident. Has a well-balanced malty taste with a ltttle alcohol bite on the finish. Feels light to medium bodied and is quite enjoyable.

Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.37/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a plastic cup.

A: The beer is a light gold color, with a medium-sized foamy white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace.

S: The aroma is heavy with sweet malt & grain and has a faint hint of hops.

T: The sweet caramelized malt is what comes out first, then there’s some hops and a little bit of breadiness. The after-taste is sweet.

M: Smooth & crisp, medium body, medium carbonation, clean finish.

D: The taste is quite different but enjoyable, easy to drink, not very filling.

Photo of johnbonham1980
2.63/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Like many have said in these reviews, this is beer that I sense is intended entirely for consumption with spicy food... spicy Thai food specifically. On its own it's pretty disappointing.

In my most recently consumed example, which is the first time I've had it without food, I found it to be rather flat in character...

The beer is definitely crisp and refreshing... has a fairly odd tasting edge that I wouldn't call 100% bitter or sour but a weird mix of the two. Grassy notes in the flavor. Faint malts.

Poured golden, rather carbonated, 2-finger head into a room temp pint glass.

Would definitely not buy this one for consumption on its own but it's a great beer for pairing with something spicy which brings out more of the malts and allows the food to take center stage.

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

Tried at a good Thai restaurant in Sydney's Pittwater region.

Although called American Macro, I'd be inclined to label it "mild Euro"... the profile of the beer was more European in character, although in a restrained way.

Pours a nice light gold, good bubbling. Clean grain & malt aromas, and flavours.

Finish fairly cripsly, without cloying. And matches the spice of Thai food perfectly.

Photo of aquaderek
2.8/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had this beer with some sizzling beef at one of my favortie Thai resturaunts. Poured into the standard food establishment mug. It had a golden yellow color. The nose was cereally and slightly malty. The taste left much to be desired, but was refreshing with a spicy thai meal.

Photo of russpowell
3.54/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Had this priot to my Thai meal tonight, not my favorite Thai beer but pretty representative of the style

Pours golden & efferevescent with a 2 fingers+ white head. Some lacing & no head retention

S: Sweet perfumy hops & malt sweetness

T: Floral hops, a slight grassyness & malt sweetness up front. As it warms, a little fruittyness emerges. Finishes dry & crisp

MF: Medium bodied with spritzy carbonation & okay balance

Drinks pretty easy, especially in hot humid weather. This is beer is fairly consistent be it in Thailand or abroad, never was wowed by this, but a nice thirst quencher or acompanyment to some seafood curry or padthai

Photo of atigerlife
3.22/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had with a meal at a Thai restaurant.

Poured a golden color with a small white head that dissipated quickly. Decent amounts of carbonation seen rising.

Aroma is flowery with a strong sweetness.

Taste is of sweet malts, fruity and some light hops.

Mouthfeel is light bodied and is lightly cleansing.

Overall, it was better than I expected for the style [which is not one I generally like]. Nothing offensive in this beer. Just a basic macro lager, but better than many macros.

Photo of wl0307
2.93/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Coming in a 330ml slim brown glass bottle. "Fill" 17/05/06, BB 17/05/07, served chilled in a pilsner glass.

A: pale straw hue; a fluffy white beer head settles to a thin carpet, supported by abundant streams of lively fizziness, full of medium and large sized bubbles...
S: semi-sweet and pleasant, grainy/popcorn-ish lager malts upfront, laced with a faint note of sour dough and understated floral hops in the corner. Smooth, malt-themed, balanced with a sour edge.
T: a neutral taste of lager malts fills the palate, very restrained in flavour with very little of anything being highlighted; followed by just a smoothly sweet grainy edge and a faintly sour/lemony kick... gradually, the hop's dryness prevails towards the clean finish, leaving a touch of warming alc. deep down the throat.
M&D: the carbonation is well-controlled, not as fizzy on the palate as it looks, while the clean palate and no presence of undesirable sugary taste make this 6%abv. lager pretty drinkable. All in all, this is a medium-bodied beer without impressive elements of a really good lager, but is well-balanced and void of any unwanted taste of chemicals and adjuncts--an "honest"-tasting beer, so to speak. Not something I'd feel like revisiting any time soon, though.

Photo of dwheeler
3.58/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very light pale yellow, frothy white head. Smell very faint to none.

Light body, with mild hops, although slightly sweet it is still very dry. Nice hop bite at the Finish. For me, it is a perfect summer beer, easy to drink – at 6% puts a smile on your face – has some FLAVOUR – and doesn’t cost the earth (especially if you are paying for it with Baht!).

I discovered this beer on a recent trip to Thailand; and feel in love with it! I think it has been unfairly treated by some of the reviewers, after all, it’s an adjunct larger brewed for drinkers working and living in a tropical climates. Singha dumps all over boring euro pilsners and it also has far more flavour, whilst being just as refreshing, as many other Asian beers. This is a very good example of a light adjunct larger!

Photo of Deconstructionis
2.68/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I get this at my favorite thai place where the choices are this or Miller products. It's better than any Miller product which is saying very little. Bland, inoffensive, thin lots of carbonation. Ok foe washing down spicy food but basically after a bite of Thai curry you can't taste it anyway. I've always felt that strong, bitter beers go better with spicy food but it sems every country known for spicy food brews weak beer. Go figure.

Photo of Reidrover
3.2/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

11.2 oz serving. Not a bad lager really ,to look at light golden , attractive carbonation rising to a quite nice looking thick white head. Aroma is mainlly malty..no chemicals detected. A mainlly malt driven lager and really its quite pleasant actually, slightly grassy, touch of citric to finish. Not that bad on the palate ok beer. All in all much better than I was expecting..this reminds me of Beck’s a lot, not all that bad.

Photo of kimcgolf
3.04/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I had this with some very good (and very spicy) Thai food on a hot summer day, so I was unable to rate it as thoroughly as if I had just been taste testing. However, it had a good appearance, yellow, with pillowy white head, and decent lacing. The aroma was very difficult to dtermine, and the taste was basically what I needed at the time...cold and wet. Not a bad beer all and all.

Photo of Tuey13
3.38/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured out of a 11.2oz bottle into a pilsner glass. I found this at my local World Market store and thought I'd give it a try. Poured with a nice head that quickly dissapates, althoug some lacing sticks quite well to the glass. I thought the beer was to close to a bud light though, but holds its own as well. Will definately go well with spicy food or is a beer that you could drink a lot of just beware of the alcohol content. Sweet with a bitter slightly hoppy taste at the end. A good but not great beer.

Photo of jwc215
2.97/5  rDev -2%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured yellow with no head retention. A few bubbles continued to rise.

The smell was of some thin adjuncts - not too offensive, but thin.

The taste was of mild sweet adjuncts. Plenty of water. Nothing too offensive - but lacked anything flavorful.

The mouth feel was clean for what it is. Not much lingered in the way of flavor, but fairly refreshing nevertheless.

While fairly smooth, it's a mediocre brew at best, even for the style. It won't interfere with spicy foods, which it is good enough to down with, but nothing much to have on its own, as it is thin and lacks any character.

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.

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