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Singha - Boon Rawd Brewery Co., Ltd

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BA SCORE
70
okay

774 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 774
Reviews: 420
rAvg: 3.03
pDev: 19.47%


Brewed by:
Boon Rawd Brewery Co., Ltd visit their website
Thailand

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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RonaldTheriot

Louisiana

3.98/5  rDev +31.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Singha has a thick, white head and a clear, bubbly, yellow-golden appearance, with a decent amount of lacing left down the glass. The aroma is of lightly-roasted barley malt and bitter hops. Taste is sweet, bready, and somewhat hoppy. Mouthfeel is light and watery, and Singha finishes crisp, clean, refreshing, and mostly dry. Overall, this is a good beer, and I recommend giving it a try.

RJT

Serving type: bottle

10-05-2011 22:03:13 | More by RonaldTheriot
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thatruth

Washington

3.55/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

picked up a 22 oz, just to try, from the Beer Junction in West Seattle. poured into pint glass.

pours a great two finger, white head with minimal, slippery lacing. pours a crystal clear, very pale champagne color into a pale light gold with lime tint. damn bubbly.

smells of straw, grass, hay, corn, rice, and a hint of wheat. reminds me strongly of being in my native fields of Northeast Arkansas.

not too much going on, pure rice lager taste, vibe, and feel.

awfully refreshing cold. clear, crisp on-bringing to a bright, wet finish.

one of domestic footballs most advertised beers, one can see why it is easily marketable as well as distributed. refreshing to say the least...or perhaps most.

Serving type: bottle

09-12-2011 02:31:33 | More by thatruth
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rsdaugherty

Colorado

3.83/5  rDev +26.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle into pint glass
A – Big white fluffy head reduced quickly on top of a clear straw yellow brew with active carbonation, left a bit of lacing 3.5
S – Sweet grasses and floral hops with a grainyness behind it all, hay 3.5
T – Grainy, sweet bread and herbal with a floral bitterness. Hop profile was unexpected and enjoyed, nice balance. 4
M – Crisp semi-dry finish with the light body & moderate to well carbonated 3.5
O – Introduced to this by a friend and it was better than I had imagined. Very drinkable with good flavor for such a light lager, will be entering my future rotation. 4

Serving type: bottle

08-25-2011 03:52:30 | More by rsdaugherty
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BierGartenok

Oklahoma

3.95/5  rDev +30.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I am not a lager drinker by any means, but I am thoroughly impressed with Singha. I believe this beer to be perfect on a hot day and one that is extremely sessionable. Medium to light golden in appearance, this lager is darker than most American style lagers. Pour is as you would expect with a good 1-2 finger head. lacing is minimal but apparent. Taste is of slight peach and honey. mouth feel is light-medium, possibly due to the amount of barley used in this brew. A slight sodium-dry finish is felt at the back. All in all this has become one of my favorite lagers, which is a short list. This matches perfectly with Thai food and coconut curry. Try this one FRESH for the best results, you will not be disappointed. Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

08-19-2011 20:59:20 | More by BierGartenok
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rickyleepotts

Arizona

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

What is it with all these sushi beers! I call it a sushi beer because I feel like I should be eating sushi while enjoying the brew. Regardless, I know I have had this beer before. I just find it funny that in the tasting notes they call it “runny honey”. Just sounds funny. Okay, I’ll stop.

This beer smells wonderful. It has a lager base to it, which I assume is the malt base this beer has. It has a somewhat carbonated nose too… which is hard to explain until you smell it. Just give it a whiff and you will see. I bet this beer has a large mouthfeel… let’s see.

On a side note, I can’t get over the logo… it’s very clean, and fitting for the country this brew is produced… it is only made in Thailand. Makes you appreciate the beer that much more.

The beer is NOT what I expected on the palate. It’s big alright, and has an incredibly smooth mouthfeel. It almost explodes on the tongue as you swallow. It crawls down the back of your throat and just stays there… it’s hard to explain but this is not our typical lager. I would think this beer tastes better cold, too.

The beer has an almost sweet aftertaste. I wouldn’t call it honey… but something that an hour after a spoonful of honey would produce. It lingers on the tip of your tongue all the way to the back of your throat. I wonder what this beer would taste like on tap. It’s good… I am very impressed and for a beer that I went in thinking would be weak, and somewhat pale (hence the “Euro pale lager” style) this beer fits in.

I like it. I would TOTALLY try this beer again. Actually, I might go order another one. Bottoms up people!

Serving type: bottle

08-16-2011 03:09:27 | More by rickyleepotts
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MrVonzipper

California

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

Very light, crystal clear pale straw color. Small bubbly white head with low retention and no lacing.

Typical smell like any other Asian lager. Slight sour pale malt smell.

Flavor again is very similar to other Asian lagers but with a slight burst of a little wheaty flavor that makes it just a little bit better than others I've had.

Light mouthfeel. Crisp with high carb. a little dry.

Overall I don't know what it is but no matter what country they are from in Asia, all beers of this style taste so similar. This one is a bit better that other I've had though. But it's nothing I'd ever buy regularly. Im just sitting at the bar waiting for my togo Thai food and decided to have and review their Thai beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2011 02:26:25 | More by MrVonzipper
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rudzud

Massachusetts

3.55/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Saw this on a list of offered beers at a thai restaurant. Poured into a cold Singha glass.

A - Pours a typical straw yellow with a nice one finger white head that fades at an average rate to leave nice wisping and halo.

S - Typical aromas here, but a bit more than I anticipated. Good sweet malts and grains along with a light floral aromas.

T - More of the same. The grains is a bit more present than on the nose, with good sweet malts as well. A definate lager.

M - Pretty good mouth feel. Good amount of carbonation here and thanks to the low alcohol this is quite drinkable.

O - Overall this isnt that bad of a beer. Alot better than I expected to get at a Thai restaurant. Would order this again to go along with some Thai curry.

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2011 00:27:39 | More by rudzud
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brewskifan55

Mississippi

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

Poured into a Sam Adams perfect pint glass

Appearance: nice 2 finger head that lingers. Clear, pale orange

Smell: Floral scent, strong hops, malty

Taste: A burst of flavor. Very lager-ish; slow backbite; barely bitter.

Mouthfeel: light; good carbonation

Overall: Perfect for an end of the week, smooth summer savoring. It's a really good lager. Crisp and smooth.

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2011 16:03:53 | More by brewskifan55
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AlexLMS

Portugal

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

Appearance: bright with a light gold colour. The head is white, moderate to high and well formed but fades rather quickly, leaving no lacings whatsoever.
Aroma: sweet malty, grains and biscuit notes.
Taste: again sweet malts, grains and a little bit of citrus.
Mouthfeel: smooth, high carbonation, low alcoholic strength and light to moderate body.
Finish: reasonable long sweet finish with only a hint of bitterness.

Overall: nice beer, although it could use a stronger hop presence. Worthy a try.

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2011 16:24:29 | More by AlexLMS
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Gambrinus1184

Connecticut

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

Poured from an 11.2 ounce bottle into a Singha glass at Thai Taste in New Haven, Conn.

A: Pale, clean, fizzy yellow color with a thin head of tight carbonation bubbles that settles quickly and leaves a hin ring at the edge of the brew.

S: Cooked veggies, rice, corn and some metallic hop notes.

T: Crisp, clean bittersweet malts hit up front with a fast-changing dry, herbal and slightly spicy hop flavor that dries up the palate quickly and washes the brew down with a bready snap and sort of watery aftertaste.

M: Clean, light-bodied lager with a decent malty body for a generic pale lager.

O: On its own, not all that great. But, when in Rome (Thailand?) do as the Romans (Thai?) do. The lager cut through the fatty, sweet coconut milk of the curry and cooled the spices adequately. I wouldn't get it outside of this environment, but I'd probably get it there again.

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2011 22:26:52 | More by Gambrinus1184
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harpo111

Georgia

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

A: Yellow with a short head that didnt hang around long...carbonation did though...
S: slight sweetness, malty...slight citrus not...maybe a little lemon grass
t: Sweet with a nice finish...good combo
m: nothing too special..but ok
o: I like this beer for what it is...a fire extinguisher for good thai food..lol Very drinkable...very smooth and sweet at the start...then dries up and has a good finish...wish it were cheaper and at the 7-11...

I like Thai food...this is a good beer to be from Thailand....easy to drink and goes well with the curry, satay, peanut sauces and other flavors of it's country. Not a knock it out of the park beer...but like other beers that go great with BBQ and hot food...this one will do just that and not knock you down.

Serving type: bottle

06-26-2011 02:13:50 | More by harpo111
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fullsweep

United Kingdom (England)

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

630 mL clear bottle poured into a lager/pilsner glass.

A: transparent deep yellow/amber with a bit of frothy foam and lacing around the glass.

S: grassy/grainy with a slightly sour note coming through too.

T: a good mix of bitter and sweet joining together--not a lot of complexity but plenty of flavour and well-balanced at that.

M: refreshingly carbonated, not overdone or artificial.

O: not a bad go-to lager.

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2011 22:01:06 | More by fullsweep
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NittanyBeerFan

Pennsylvania

2.25/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

Color is clear light straw and amber. The body is crisp with nary an obstruction. The head is fluffy white and reaches about two fingers in depth with reasonable retention. No lacing to speak of.

Nothing about this beer stands out to me in any way, neither good nor bad. Just completely unimpressive all around. The aroma is mainly light lemon grass with some toasty grains and a hint of corn. The flavor is much the same, with the light hints of adjuncts sneaking their way into the otherwise lackluster flavor profile. Not good, not bad, just disappointing. I almost would rather have a beer that tastes like shit...at least then it would be memorable. This doesn't really taste like anything.

Probably wont go after this again, even though its texture lends itself beautifully to summer drinking. Light and effervescent, it is certainly refreshing, though I would likely just opt for a glass of water instead.

Serving type: bottle

06-05-2011 03:17:25 | More by NittanyBeerFan
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Beernoisseur

Utah

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

This is a surprise from southeast Asia. It's got this citrusy sweetness to it that was totally unxpected. I have to admit, I'm somewhat impressed by this euro lager. the head is fluffy and retains well. The nose is subdued, but contains dry powdery grain aromas. the flavor is mellow on the hop side, but it's quite sweet and pleasant for a lager. Very pleasantly surprised by this beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2011 05:46:48 | More by Beernoisseur
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jadpsu

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I did an easy pour of half the bottle but still got a very lively 3 finger head.
Pours pale straw yellow with an all white head of average retention.
Aroma is mostly grassy grains, sweet at that. Some earthiness and just a peak of lemon hoppiness.
Taste: Interesting surprise, clean, crisp with still just a wisp of lemon hebal hops. Sweet up front, but has a nice dry slightly bitter finish.
From Thailand, a country for me to add to my profile that turned out to be a beer that was quite worthy.
As Lagers go this was up there. I would not hesitate to get this beer again.

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2011 02:48:40 | More by jadpsu
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sitarist

Ohio

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

Another blind review via the blind bif.

This beer pours a pale golden straw color. Large soda sized carbonation bubbles rise up to a fat fingers worth of pure white head. The head falls rather fast to a skim coating that hardly leaves any lacing. I smell some grass, worcestershire, and a faint light whiff of skunk. It smells like a lager, maybe a European lager, not a good one though. Doesnt taste bad, but its far from great, it is herbal, and grassy. Light body, light carbonation. It feels like it leaves a film behind. I dont like this beer!

Serving type: bottle

05-20-2011 00:54:55 | More by sitarist
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womencantsail

California

2.78/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

A: The beer pours a pale golden/straw color with a short lived white head.

S: You can't get much more skunky than this. Intensely skunked with sweet grains. A strong cereal flavor with a bit of grassy hop flavor and although this says it's a "100% barley" beer, there seems to be some corn.

T: An almost sugary sweetness with a bit of an overcooked/burnt grain flavor. A bit of skunk to it, but nowhere near as bad as the aroma. Some grass and a slight bitterness on the back end.

M: Light in body with a medium carbonation.

O: Not sure what I really expected, but this was not something that I would care to drink again.

Serving type: bottle

05-13-2011 17:38:14 | More by womencantsail
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jazzyjeff13

United Kingdom (England)

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

A 330ml bottle with a BB of Dec 2011.

Poured into a Sam Smith's pint glass. A clear straw colour with medium carbonation rising lazily through the liquid. Yields a decent white head of foam that lasts for a minute or so. Not much aroma - some light malt and possibly a whiff of corn.

The taste is clean and light, with some malt and a mild bitter finish. Very faint hints of grain, but little else by way of flavour. Mouthfeel is smooth and prickly; virtually no aftertaste.

Bland but refreshing. The best aspect of this beer is that the flavour is clean - no unpleasant 'off' notes. Otherwise it's a run-of-the-mill lager, nice on a hot day...

Serving type: bottle

05-03-2011 21:39:58 | More by jazzyjeff13
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BeerFMAndy

Wisconsin

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

11.2 oz bottle poured into a pilsner glass.
5.0% ABV, Fill 062910 Exp 062911 [That's a pretty generous window!]

A - Pale straw yellow and perfectly clear with low carbonation rising up. The billowing start while head isn't kept afloat long but it does leave patchy white lace on the glass.

S - The skunky opening fades to a faint rice presence that overlaps dry straw and grain. A tiny hint of astringency comes through.

T - Pale pils malt comprises most of the grist with some straw flavor and rice coming through but it's not as bad as one might guess. No hops in this one. No defects either.

M - Medium-light-bodied and, despite the appearance, well-carbonated. Crisp and clean with a refreshing finish.

O - Not bad but definitely not worth picking up. While it's refreshing, it's certainly not as refreshing as the constant ads for it on the back of All About Beer make it out to be. Not that I was expecting it in the least... Average anyway.

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2011 12:06:31 | More by BeerFMAndy
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flagmantho

Washington

2.8/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured from 330mL bottle into a pint glass. This bottle has a "fill" date of 8/3/10 and an expiration date of 8/3/11, so according to the manufacturer it is currently still in its prime.

Appearance: pale straw hue with two fingers of frothy white foam. Body is crystal clear and, while this beer isn't too exciting looking, is pretty well to style.

Smell: light malt aroma with a pretty decent helping of cooked corn and vegetation. I'm not a big fan, although I bet with a little less adjunct it could be halfway decent.

Taste: just about what you'd expect from the aroma. Light malt with a hint of earthy hop flavor and an unfortunate presence of cooked corn. Really, it isn't terrible, and I've had some awful cornier beers, but even for the style there's way too much adjunct here.

Mouthfeel: now this is pretty decent. Body is pretty light, which is appropriate, and carbonation is pretty high, which I tend to really like. There's a nice, refreshing creaminess here, and I think the texture is my favorite part of this beer.

Drinkability: the flavor isn't great, but paired with savory, spicy East Asian or Indian food, this beer might just be spot-on. It's got its flaws, certainly, but it's a relatively quenching beer that I don't hate. Make of that what you will.

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2011 02:59:21 | More by flagmantho
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

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

This beer pours out as a clear pale yellow brew with a white head on it that fades within a few minutes. The aromas coming from this beer are mostly grains and some funk. The taste is pretty mild with malts and some hops in the mix. The mouthfeel is crisp and dry. Overall it's pretty boring to say the least. I wouldn't run out of my way to have this one again.

Serving type: bottle

04-18-2011 04:15:16 | More by Knapp85
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Beertracker

Oklahoma

3.5/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Boon Rawd's Singha (pronounce Sing) Premium Lager Beer pours up very lively with a great effervescent which creates lacy white head that billows over the bright deep straw-golden in color. Excellent head retention! The aroma has a sweet underlying graininess to it with just a touch of spiciness, but there's an unpleasant "inky" character e.g. octopus, squid and DMS (vegetable) that detracts from the freshness. The flavor starts off with a touch of corn sugar sweetness that gives way to a moderate graininess that carries through towards the finish before being balanced by a light, spicy bitterness which creates a well-balanced, off-dry finish with a touch of acidity. This medium-slightly full bodied (per style) pale lager drinks a lot like a Dortmunder. Singha is a quality beer out of the Asian-Pacific Rim. This one is great paired with some spicy Tom Yam Kung soup, Kaeng Phet Pet Yang (red curry duck) or Phat Phrik (it’s stir fried red chile or peppered beef, not something you call your neighbor!) a.k.a. Khai Kratiam P(h)rik-Tai. Happy Songkran (Thai New Year's) Day! สุขสันต์วันสงกรานต

Choc-tee! Beertracker

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2011 22:56:15 | More by Beertracker
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ElCommodoro

Texas

3.03/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

It poured a very bright gold. The perfect colour to describe as gold. It wasn't yellow and it wasn't pale. It was GOLD. It also had no head. None to start with whatsoever. It had a unique smell that was hard to place. A slight sweetness that was maybe vaguely fruity, like a pear? Something else was present that I couldn't quite place, sort earthy. The taste was unique. Tasted vaguely of unhopped malt with no corn, which was a refreshing difference from American cheapo beers. It was a bit sweet, but once again, not in a corny way. It's definitely a very watery beer. But also VERY refreshing. This is something I could see myself craving on a hot day. More so than Busch or even Sol. This is TRES SMOOTH. Well designed for the tropics of Thailand. It went well with the very spicy Szechuan sauce I put on my rice, too. This is clearly a cheaply-made beer, but damn it's refreshing.

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2011 07:46:26 | More by ElCommodoro
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jsprain1

Minnesota

2.85/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A- Pale golden. Head clings as a slick. No lacing.
S- Grain and a bit of malty sweetness. Smells like it might not be all that fresh.
T- Sweet malt and grain, with a faint hop bitterness. Very sweet, more than I would like. There is just a touch of metallic flavor to it, but it's surprisingly not at all skunky.
M- Decent body to it for the style, but the carbonation is too aggressive on the tongue.
O- Not a terrible example of the style. I found it too sweet and too carbonated to be anything resembling a regular purchase, but it goes down easily enough.

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2011 04:27:16 | More by jsprain1
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wingman14

Ohio

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

Pours light yellow with a thin white head that faded fast. No major aroma comes out from this beer other than some sweet and yeast/grain notes. Taste is thin, sweeter than expected with a subtle mix of flavor. The mouthfeel was light, somewhat smooth, with nice carbonation. I had this with thai food, and it worked well with the strong thai flavors as a palette cleanser, but not a lot of flavor coming out of this beer.

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2011 02:53:50 | More by wingman14
Singha from Boon Rawd Brewery Co., Ltd
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