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Singha | Boon Rawd Brewery Co., Ltd

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Boon Rawd Brewery Co., Ltd
Thailand
boonrawd.co.th

Style: Euro Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
"100% barley malt beer"

Added by UncleJimbo on 07-20-2001

BEER STATS
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465
Ratings:
1,201
Avg:
3.02
pDev:
19.54%
 
 
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Photo of acmurphy696
3.3/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

This is a decent beer, but I really had to concentrate to find its flavor.
Even a lager should have a distinct flavor that you shouldn't have to strain to find.

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Photo of Thisdrinkinglife
2.93/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Review: 330 ml Bottle of Singha Premium Import: ABV: 5%

The bottle top has Singha’s dragon logo which looks pretty cool and there is a yellow lion on the front of the bottle. We are also told that this is "The original Thai beer since 1933."

On pour we get a light gold looking beer, very clear, that produces a massive frothy white head which eventually flattens afterwards to die out. It is very fizzy and lively, a lot of carbonation.

No lacing but a perfectly clear looking beer...........

Has a very nice beery smell, faint but pleasant. Of grains, light malts and lager hops. Ok.......

The taste is a bit sweet at the start.......caramel and malt sweetness

Bitter after taste, which is a little strong, a little too hoppy

It is sessionable alright, but there really isn't a whole lot of good tastes in the beer

Could work as a session beer, but might get sickly after a while, can taste a bit like washing up liquid if you ask me......not a great beer overall.

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Photo of dangriff
2.96/5  rDev -2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

It is ok but there is not much of anything here. More rice taste bt that is not always bad. It does have the charastics of a traditional pale ale.

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Photo of UPMD_Bill
3.03/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours pale yellow. Lots of carbonation apparent. Not much aroma. Taste is generic pilsner, white bread with a grassy finish. No real off/skunky flavors. Light and drinkable, plenty of carbonation.
Overall: went well with Thai food and surpassed my low expectations.

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Photo of DTalley33
3.2/5  rDev +6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I was in Thailand for 2 weeks. I tried about 4 different types of beer while there. I would say Singha was the best. I would rate this beer high for being in Thailand. Especially in the Thai heat it was light and refreshing. If I had it in the United States I wouldn't rank it as high I would probably give it a rating similar to a Coors light.

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Photo of josanguapo
2.9/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

From Festival de las Naciones. In Teku glass. Watching Los Soprano 4x02. At first it seems pleasant, a bit above standard lagers, with a nice yet a bit alcoholic sweetness. But it goes up to the head pretty quickly, much more one than would expect from its only 5% ABV.

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Photo of Darkmagus82
3.33/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a clear golden color with a big head of fizzy white foam. The head has a moderate level of retention fading to leave tons of nice foamy lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma of the brew is heaviest of a grainy and slightly bready smell mixed with some aromas of hay. Along with these smells comes some light grassy smells and a bit of caramel.

Taste- The taste begins with light bready taste mixed with a little bit of a caramel sweetness. The caramel sweetness grows stronger in nature as the taste advances with some light fruity tastes of apple and pear joining the taste as well. Upfront there is a little bit of a grassy and herbal which end up fading some as the taste advances, leaving one in the end with a clean bready taste to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is on the average to thinner side with a carbonation level that is rather normal. For the lighter bready and mild hop flavors of the brew the feel is rather nice and makes for an easy sipping beer.

Overall – OK and easy drinking for a pale lager, but nothing that is worth going out of your way for.

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Photo of Guppy314
2.96/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

From a bottle labeled "Singha Premium Import", pours as a clear straw color with a thin quickly dissipating white head. Faint aroma of corn and grain. More malt than hops but both are subtle. General sweetness with some grain and moderate carbonation. Not much to recommend it, but inoffensive.

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Photo of teromous
2.64/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The beer I have is in a long neck bottle and it says "Singha Premium Import" with the subtext of "The original Thai beer since 1933." The back label has the codes "FILL LDAYDB" and "EXP LDAYDC"

Appearance: The beer has a golden body with a short white fizzy head that does not last long and leaves no lacing. It has very good clarity.

Aroma: It smells skunked. That is the only aroma I am getting. The only redeeming quality is that it isn't the most skunked beer I've ever had.

Taste: It has a good deal of grain flavor and just a touch of hops. Fortunately it tastes much better than it smells.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied with a wet finish. Medium carbonation levels.

Overall: It is a pretty lackluster and average tasting beer. I don't feel that it deserves the mark of a "premium lager" but it is drinkable. It's just another average entry into the world of pale lagers that offers enough flavor to get by. It isn't a beer I would pick up again or recommend.

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Photo of asyd
2.48/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Not a bad lager, may be not my type of beer. I do consider it average beer as it seems to match what you can expect from it, no more no less, and defintely no good surprise.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
2.76/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

You get those yellow but not all that clear feels. Small 1/4" white head. Aroma was grain, rice stuff.

Taste, kinda refreshing, high carbonation, I totally see why this is a beer they say to pair with spicy food. Minimal hop presence compared to the carbonation, body seems lighter than 100% barley. 6 row probably.

Pricing is high despite lack of ingredients here.

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Photo of PlutonowyManiek
2.27/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Color light gold, straw, clear. Head white, not too high and unsustainable.
Aroma: malt and metallicity
Taste: malty, caramel, metallic aftertaste.
Gentian unpleasant, "pharmacies". Saturation average.

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Photo of Squire123
3.15/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Love the Lion.

I've had this in Thai restaurants where it seemed to match fairly well with the food. Lightish pale lager with low medium malt/hops that fairly balance from start to finish. No real flaws but wouldn't buy it for home consumption unless I was planning a theme dinner.

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Photo of sokol_1993
2.52/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Look: bright golden yellow, not that much head and retention
Taste: skunky, hoppier than Chang

It is what it is, an okay macrobrew. Less interesting than Chang, the other very popular beer in Thailand. Would opt for something better if available.

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Photo of Beginner2
3.21/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

1977.
My first time.
After I moved to the Bay Area, I was introduced my first non-American, non-German/Dutch beer.
In a Thai restaurant in Berkeley, I had a Singha.
Floral hops and sweet malt went splendidly with the lemongrass and spices in the food.
Introduced to me by the woman who became my first wife.
Why didn't I know there was a whole world out there.... of ale, of course.

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Photo of crob3888
3.75/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a perfectly clear straw yellow. Small bubbles drift up through the beer creating a thin film on the edges of the glass. Aromas and flavors are of slightly sweet biscuits, straw, and some grain and a kiss of hops. Mouthfeel is perfectly light and medium carbonation; cleanses spicy food off the palate and thirst quenched my thirst. Great for pairing with spicy Thai food. A great pale lager, here.

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Photo of davidperez
3.56/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a nonic pint, it pours a perfectly clear golden yellow, with a massive three-finger head, sudsy and creamy, with very good retention.
Bubbles surface ceaselessly. After a while the head settles as a thin layer of sudsy foam.
Vestigial lacing.

Dough, sweet malts and more breadiness to this bouquet. Swirling does reveal a pleasant hoppy scent.

Very refreshing.
Pleasant high carbonation and a very well balanced flavor, that translates to malty sweetness, biscuit, a hint of caramel, hoppy bitterness and flavor. The finish is bittersweet and it lingers for a bit.
Light body.

A nice refreshing euro pale lager.

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Photo of stevoj
2.09/5  rDev -30.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Pale yellow, with little taste and little aroma. Ordered only because I was in a Thai restaurant. Bland and unexciting (as expected) but puts out the fire

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Photo of Kevin_Langford
2.21/5  rDev -26.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

So, this one follows the trend of light beers in SE Asia, but I would say this one isn't horrible. It has earned it's place near the top of a lot of light beer drinkers' lists in this region, which I can respect. I personally just don't like light beer. I always try them and hope to be surprised, but this one just falls in the same category, for me, as so many others as "okay."

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Photo of sejorules
2.85/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Golden and clear, it looks like an European Lager. Lots of bubbles appearing. It creates a big, foamy head of 3 fingers that disappears very quickly.
S: Very standard smell. Grassy hops and a bit of malty/bready smell, with a hint of something metallic in the end.
T: The taste follows the smell. Again, very close to what a European Lager offers. Watery, fresh, and some cereals. Perhaps some bitterness, although its hard to tell. The metallic flavor appears from time to time. I like how the flavors are well balanced, not overcoming the others.
F: Although it looks very carbonated, the feel is not like that. It is a very refreshing, very easy to drink beer. Nice feeling, but without anything that is out of the box.
O: Nice beer, nothing impressive. More or less, what you would expect from a European Lager

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Photo of chinchill
3.05/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

330ml bottle into a lager glass
Coded fill and BB date stamps of AABYDB & AABYDC.

Appearance: Nice gold and white labeling 'says' premium lager. The beer itself is light golden, with good clarity, plenty of visible carbonation and a large, durable, white head. Streaks of lacing get left on the glass.

Smell: Lightly sweet with both grains and hops apparent. Grassy with off notes of an earthy and metallic nature.

Taste: Better than the aroma suggests. Fairly clean with a light hoppy bitterness. Bready malts and, perhaps, corn, are present as well.

Overall: not bad beer, with a decent refreshing flavor, if mild and preceded by a mildly unappealing aroma.

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Photo of thehyperduck
3.27/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

330 mL bottle pulled from an LCBO singles bin; best before Jun 9 2016 and served slightly chilled. Never had this one before, and now is as good a time as any to tick off my first Thai beer.

Pours a clear straw-yellow colour, generating one finger of soapy, white-coloured head at the surface. It lasts for a minute or so, steadily fizzling off until only a thin, foamy collar remains, along with some wisps on the surface. Neutral aroma that doesn't deviate terribly far from what I'd expect of this style - grainy, pale barley malts and some wet straw/grassiness. Inoffensive at best.

Certainly not the worst imported lager I've ever had - and as far as Asian-produced ones go, this is at least above average. Relatively clean, pale barley malt graininess comprises the bulk of the flavour, with a modest hit of grassy hop bitterness on the back end. Light-bodied, with acceptable carbonation levels for a pale lager and a somewhat prickly feel on the palate. Easy to drink; fans of this beer style would have no trouble plowing through a sixer over the course of a night.

Final Grade: 3.27, a C+. Typically, my reviews are a tad more verbose than this, but Singha is one of those beers that there just isn't a whole lot to say about. It's fizzy, it's yellow, it tastes like beer, and it's at least marginally better than most of its direct competition. If that sounds like it might be your bag, have at 'er. I wouldn't turn this one down, but I can think of no compelling reasons as to why I might want to purchase it regularly.

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Photo of mightyyt
2.51/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

I live in Bangkok, so this is my normal session beer. Now that I'm trying to be a more discerning swiller, I ought to rate this stuff. Candor compels me to call a spade a spade. Refreshing on a hot day, and in MHO better as a draft. But not much to redeem from the bottle. Little head, industrial beer colored, virtually odorless, struggling to define the taste....is cold a flavor? Some slight malt and hop hints I guess. This stuff is the main reason I've started home brewing. But, need to keep drinking it for a while longer....I need the bottles.

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Photo of ordybill
3.66/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from an 11.2 OZ bottle into a pint glass. A clear light bodied golden yellow beer with medium carbonation. The aroma is mild with a major part being malt and grains. Has a mild flavor of barley and grain with a modern aftertaste. A great session beer.

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Photo of bsonk
3.73/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Singha Thai Lager

A: a golden yellowish with foamy white head

S: basic lager hop presence, no off aromas.

T: nice sweet malt, not boring.

M: drinkable but leaves maltiness, not watery.

O: a very nice pleasant lager. Nothing special but good. 3.75/5.

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