Boon Rawd Brewery Co., Ltd

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Lager - European Pale
Ranked #190
Ranked #50,260
3.07 | pDev: 19.22%
Boon Rawd Brewery Co., Ltd
Notes: "100% barley malt beer"
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Thankin_Hank from Texas

3.44/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Singha pours into a pilsner glass a golden straw color with a thin head and light carbonation. Smells light grain. Tastes smooth, like cereal grains. It's smooth enough and easy drinking. Overall a fair lager beer better cold, cold, cold.

Jul 27, 2021
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Sigmund from Norway

2/5  rDev -34.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Another beer I bought just to get one more country rated! Pleasant aroma when you open the bottle, hardly any aroma in the glass. Very light colour. Flavour is not unpleasant, actually there is hardly any flavour at all. Aftertaste? What aftertaste? (Well, I had this beer with a fairly spicy pizza, but still...) With 6% alcohol and little or no taste, it's probably an OK beer if your intention is to get pissed as fast as possible in the Thailand heat. Down there I guess it will cost you something like 20 cents a bottle - buying it anywhere else is ridiculous.

May 08, 2021
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elNopalero from California

3/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

Crystals clear pour, minimal foam. Slightly musty aroma, but muted. Crisp, with not much on the sip.
Pairs nicely with (what else) Thai food, innocuous enough to go down easily.

Mar 18, 2021
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IPAs_for_days_13 from Texas

3.39/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

L: Pours a golden color, a little darker yellow than a lot of beers of this style, with a two-finger white head that leaves the glass quickly.
S: Smells of sweet-grain malt, corn, surprisingly a somewhat boozy alcohol aroma is present too.
T: Taste follows the nose, you can taste just the right amount of hoppy bitterness at the end that balances out nicely with the malts.
F: Light-bodied, high carbonation, crisp, smooth, crushable.
O: Pretty typical lager, well worth the try though.

Feb 26, 2021
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jzeilinger from Pennsylvania

3.02/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

A - Bright pale gold color with moderate to heavy sprightly carbonation, nice bright white creamy head resting on top.

S - Grassy earth aroma with some cracker crisp sweetness and dry hay on the nose.

T - Sweet grainy malt base with light caramel lingering on the pallet from start to finish. Light earthy citrus spice over top and ends on the sweeter side for the finish.

M - Heavy body for a Pilsner with prickly carbonation on the tongue that gives way to a soft finish.

O - Too thick for the style and not enough hop presence to offset the sweet grainy malt base.

Feb 23, 2021
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shambeano from Australia

2.48/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

330ml bottle. Fill date 24/02/2020, best before 24/02/2021. Poured into a tulip.
Look: Light gold, about 2-3cm of fluffy white head. Retention is pretty good. Looks alright.
Smell: Sweet, malt and some graininess. A little bit of herbal grassy hop at the end.
Taste: Pretty nondescript. Some honey malt and cereal grain. A little bit herbal towards the end, but not much happening.
Feel: Light bodied, tingly carbonation, a rounding bitterness and a dry finish.
Overall: Solid for a generic macro lager.

Nov 07, 2020
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mooseisloose from Florida

3.09/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Ordered at Thai restaurant. Bottle opened smells a bit adjunct with some malt. Pours to a bright yellow with a creamy head. Taste is slightly biter with nice carbonation and mouthfeel. Basic but sufficient.

Oct 18, 2020
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TheBricenator from Oregon

3.88/5  rDev +26.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Look: Nearly clear yellow with a luscious pure white head that pillows up and holds well, leaving decent lacing as it recedes
Aroma: Grains, some floral hop notes, bready malt – somewhat cracker-like, and some grassy notes
Taste: Cracker-like malt, grains, and floral hop notes send this one off along with an herbaceous note, almost tea-like that dominates the middle and that I wasn’t detecting in the nose. Finishes crisp and clean with grainy notes
Mouthfeel: Light but full, high carbonation, and quite clean and crisp throughout
Overall: Solid and a pleasant surprise here. Having never had this beer and given it was sitting at room temp, I wasn’t expecting much but this has good flavor, doesn’t taste like it’s heavy on adjuncts, and is quite refreshing. I’m curious if they use rice in this because as it warmed, some of the grains and that herbaceous note started reminding me more of steeped rice or the smell of any excess rice water post-cooking. I’d drink this again, especially alongside some great Thai food

Oct 04, 2020
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RaulMondesi from California

3.56/5  rDev +16%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Ok then... Like my plan b prom date that I procured at the last second, this one is surprising. I mean, lets just get to the damn point: son of a gun looks good, smells half decent, and it tastes pretty damn good too. So like Grizelda my date that night, well, let’s just say that i went to sleep satisfied.


Aug 23, 2020
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jkblr from Indiana

2.89/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

11.2oz bottle "FILL JOHYOF EXP JOHYOG" whatever that means. Poured into a tall pilsner glass at fridge temp 5% ABV. The beer pours bright light golden yellow in color with off white head. The head recedes to a thin ring and cap. Minimal lacing. The aroma is yeasty with a hint of grain. The taste is semisweet thin tasting malt with a distinct funky tang on the back end that tastes like stagnant water. Minimal bitterness. The mouthfeel is thin bodied with average carbonation and a mostly dry finish. Overall, poor. This was new to the store, but could old as can be. Would not drink again without a clear date.

Jul 31, 2020
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Mark-Leggett from Missouri

3.34/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a bottle. Pours a very light straw color with a descent sized head. Smells like a typical euro lager without any skunk. Bread, malt and a slight sweetness in the flavor profile. Good euro lager.

Jul 14, 2020
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HoppingMadMonk from New Jersey

2.96/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Malt,corn, grain was the dominant aroma
Taste was pretty much the same as the aroma. No big surprises or anything exciting. Leaves a lingering sour bitterness taste in the mouth

Apr 27, 2020
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4.28/5  rDev +39.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This beer is definitely on the lighter side of the spectrum, being translucent gold when poured into a glass. For those who would like a taste comparison, I would say that Singha resembles Heineken in many regards but notably less hoppy. I would even say this brew tastes quite sweet. Singha is a beer that I would recommend for those who prefer lighter brews and who are looking for a beer of which they can drink multiple during a session.

Note: I drank this with Thai Basil Fried Rice; therefore, I can say that Singha pairs quite well with Asian food!

Jan 26, 2020
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damndirtyape from Ohio

3.31/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

11.2oz bottle served in a pilsner glass. Cryptic date stamp on the back of the bottle: FILL CDEYDF EXP CDEYDG

Appearance: Clear pale gold with an initial thick white head that died down to a persistent thin foam across the top. Some islands and strands of lacing noted.

Smell: Light grainy aroma with a tiny bit of noble hops.

Taste: Clean cracker like malt, light bitterness at the finish.

Mouthfeel: Crisp, good carbonation, a little bit chewy.

Overall / Drinkability: A no-frills lager. Easily drinkable and went well with Kung Pao noodles. I easily could have had another one - good for quenching spicy food but nothing special.

Dec 27, 2019
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beersampler6 from Michigan

3.27/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Decent European style pale lager, not particularly memorable, safe and refreshing. Pours a slightly darker golden color with just a little lingering foamy white head. Smells of grain, corn, malt, caramel and a little nuttiness. Taste follows the nose, clean and crisp, thin mouthfeel, decent carbonation. Would likely try others in the same category.

Oct 23, 2019
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Nvrmind16 from California

3.62/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Its a nice Beer but nothing special, tastes more like an above average lager than anything else. Nothing too specIific or Thai about it. Good beer to pair with neat dishes.

Oct 19, 2019
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3.19/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

It pours a clear, bright, golden body, with a little bit of visible carbonation. Small white head with a little bit of lacing.

It has a light aroma of grain and corn.

The taste is mild; pale malts and corn, with notes of butter and really light hop presence. The finish is dry, with a slight off-flavor of cardboard. Light bodied, with light bitterness and carbonation.

A light, easy drinking pale lager.

Oct 15, 2019
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4.5/5  rDev +46.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 5

My inaugural trip to Thailand as a new Eagle Scout and subsequent trips saw us actually rarely drinking other beers, other than Chang, and Kingfisher (India) as it's fantastic, not too alcoholic, and you can get your bottles served capped to prevent anybody from adding anything that might put you into a coma way earlier than you had anticipated. All the yuppies that did exchange trips can't go out without exclaiming "LOOK! That's the Beer I Drank When I was in Butt Fuck Bunglapoor Bangladesh!'. I keep it low and i usually don't have my distributor order it, but a local Thai restaurant in Pittsburgh will sell to me in six-packs with takeout or more if I can convince them I'm not an LCB agent. Great beer, comparable to Miller HIgh Life but with the climate and the atmosphere even in US Thai Food spots makes it imperative that you keep it as cool as possible as long as possible. It loses more character than any other beer I've had warm for sure.

Sep 19, 2019
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Bouleboubier from New Jersey

3.3/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

(330 ml bottle, EXP KBGYDF; purchased cold single... poured into 14 oz mug)

L: polished-clear, gold liquid; crackly pad of off-white suds... foam collapses before you know it, standard collar; almost no lace

S: plain donut; soft white grape (or sweet apple cider) note; faint bit of spicy booze?... lightly-toasted granola; plump malts it would appear, perhaps with the esters, giving a malt liquor flavor?...

T: yeah, a bit malt liquor-ish - thick white, doughy-bready malt, slipping off slowly in the finish; apple cider note in the background for sure... lots of malt, but little yeast aromatics; rather dull, grassy bitterness, not enough to do its job

F: its body seems want to sluggishly fan out, but it does have a surprising taper on the edges, while the lively carbonation no doubt helps lift it away... still, it has a bit more slick chub to its body than is generally found in other examples of the style

O: way more malty than anticipated and, as far as Euro pales go, on the maltier end of the spectrum... this is much more akin to a Colt 45 perhaps... not bad, not good, but I almost wish I'd been warned... I've had this one other time years ago - drank it ice cold from the bottle, but I'd pass on it now and forever more (1478)

Aug 25, 2019
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defunksta from North Dakota

3.59/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a light, clear, lager color with a small white head. SRM of 7. (3.50)

Aroma: Mild aroma. Aromas of lemon, water, vinegar, sake, rice. (3.75)

Flavor: Weak on flavor too. Mostly malt flavors of white rice and saltine cracker. Some white flour biscuit and honey. A subtle orange sweetness. That's about it. Finishes slightly sweet. (3.50)

Feel: Light, but full-bodied for the style. Yet clean and crisp. No apparent alcohol. Nothing left on the palate. (3.75)

Compared w/ Sapporo: More of a white rice, bitter sake component, Less body and yeast.

Overall: A little sweeter and malt forward, yet its light and fairly clean. I get more of an American malt profile here. Pretty much corn malt and generic. Nice biscuit malt flavors I suppose. Pretty low to average for a Euro pale. (Final Rating: 3.59)

Aug 18, 2019
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ZenAgnostic from Texas

3.8/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

21.3 fl oz bottle poured into Duvel tulip. Picked it up from the local asian market for $4.49 USD. On the bottom right corner of the back label it has printed FILL D0IYOE and EXP D0IYOF . Not sure what dates those are supposed to indicate, but hopefully it's fresh.

Appearance - White head with an almost silky shampoo lather consistency. Great retention, and extreme lacing and stick. Clear medium gold body with decent carbonation. Actually impressive for a lager. 4.5

Smell - Faint musky corn. Dry cardboard. 3.75

Taste - Dry. Almost metallic. Acidic. A bit unpleasant but the aftertaste is actually pretty clean. 3.75

Mouthfeel - Some mild to moderate astringency up front but finishes clean. 3.75

Overall - Actually not all that bad. Probably the least bad asian beer I've had. 3.75

May 22, 2019
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VoxRationis from New York

3.75/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Decanted from a 11.2 oz (330 ml) bottle into a custom taster pint; production codes: FILL JCAYDE and EXP JCAYDF.
A: Pours a crystal clear, dark golden color with a two finger, foamy white head, retention of more than a cap, and solid rings of lacing.
S: Peppery, grainy, grassy aromas giving way to maize corn.
T: Semidry. Malty with slightly fruity (apple or pear) note up front giving way to a subtle honeysuckle note. Very light bitterness on sufficient to drink cleanly. Nicely balanced, consistent with a Euro Pale Lager.
M: Light bodied with very persistent carbonation. Creamy. Drinks smoothly and cleanly.
O: This is a solidly constructed lager. Reminiscent of a cream ale, actually. Found it quite refreshing and enjoyable. Stood up well to Sloppy Joes.

Mar 27, 2019
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gatornation from Minnesota

3.44/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear golden color. Smell is barley and lemon grass. Taste has a citrus lemon grassy taste with cereal,barley and malts. Crisp mouth feel as a lager should be . Not terrible went wel with the Pho.

Feb 08, 2019
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Nass from Florida

3.48/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

No date on the bottle but I do like the classy looking bottle label design. I agree with it being a basic lager, the notes are quite subdued even for a pale lager. I;m getting some cracker, some white bread crust, slight malt, slight cereal grain & no corn syrup which is a good thing, it's a crisp mouthfeel. Well at least I can say that I was able to try a beer from Thailand folks. Cheers! B-

Nov 12, 2018
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elnachooo from Spain

1.83/5  rDev -40.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Cerveza con una pequeña cabeza blanca que persiste por poco tiempo. Es de cuerpo ligero y carbonatación media. El aroma es a malta y maíz. Ya en boca se vuelve a distinguir la malta y algo de cítricos.

Nov 03, 2018
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