Boon Rawd Brewery Co., Ltd

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European Pale Lager
Ranked #155
Ranked #47,436
3.06 | pDev: 19.28%
Boon Rawd Brewery Co., Ltd
Notes: "100% barley malt beer"
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Reviews: 494 | Ratings: 1,329
Photo of Nofoba
3.19/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 330ml bottle. It has a clear golden body with a small white head that disappears quickly.

Has a mild aroma of pale malts, with citrusy sweetness.

A mild taste of pale malts with slight bitterness. The aftertaste is dry.

A solid pale lager.

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Photo of BoydOnKildare
4.5/5  rDev +47.1%
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.

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Photo of Bouleboubier
3.3/5  rDev +7.8%
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)

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Photo of defunksta
3.59/5  rDev +17.3%
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 biscuit, grass, hay with a little bit of citrus fruit. Malty. (3.75)

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

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

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)

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Photo of ZenAgnostic
3.8/5  rDev +24.2%
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

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Photo of VoxRationis
3.75/5  rDev +22.5%
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.

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Photo of gatornation
3.44/5  rDev +12.4%
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.

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Photo of Nass
3.48/5  rDev +13.7%
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-

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Photo of elnachooo
1.83/5  rDev -40.2%
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.

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Photo of BeerBobber
3.63/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Very light and crystal clear golden color with two fingers of foamy crackling head that drops off fairly quickly. Lots of carbonation bubbles visible.

Smell has a bit of that European lager skunk. Not real heavy but I can pick it up. Also picking up bready malts and a touch of some sweet grain. Maybe corn?

Taste is slightly sweet and does contain just a bit of that Europen skunk funk. Much lighter skunk funk than say like a Heineken, but it is there. Mainly just a lot of light beer flavors coming out.

Mouth feel does not pick up a lot of carbonation. I can see it but in the mouth the beer is a bit flat.The beer seems a bit light and has a bit of a slick wet finish.

Overall this beer is really not all that bad. I don't know where it sits price wise as this was given to me by a friend. I actually drank several of these while visiting with our friends the other night prior to him sending me home with several bottles. The beer really was quite nice to sip on while just visiting and chatting. Very easy drinking as well as I found myself having a few of this very approachable beer. I am glad he picked this one up because I might have passed it by at the store. Give it a try and see if it works for you!

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Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
3.1/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from 11.2oz bottle into glass. For dating 'FILL KBIYDD' and 'EXP KBIYDE'.
Clear, pale gold colored body. Slight white head, quickly settles to scattered islands and ring fed by rising bubbles. No lacing.
Aroma is slightly sweet grains, and grassy.
Taste is floral hops and biscuit malts, quite sweet. Just a touch of bitterness at the very end.
Thin, clean mouth feel. Good carbonation.
This is a beer that is easily poured down the throat. Pleasant and refreshing.

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Photo of rudiecantfail
3.12/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

12 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass.

L---Pale yellow. Clear. Nice white head with minimal retention or lacing.

S---Grain & grassy. Clean.

T---Slightly sweet. Nice balance between malts & hops.

F---Clean & crisp. Nothing to stop you from having a few.

O---A Singha beer with Thai food is a true treat for me. Two great tastes that taste great together. Bonus points for "House of the Gods".

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Photo of jamesroses
3.62/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

630ml bottle, 1 month before BestByDate

Look: clear golden, thick head of small bubbles, good retention and lacing.

Aroma: clean, grainy and a bit bready, slightly herbal.

Taste: at first sip it's sweet, then an inmediate fresh/slightly hoppy flavour balances it. Better than other pale lagers out there.

Mouthfeel: the best of this beer, medium to full, the right bite cleans the palate and invites another sip.

Overall: good beer, enjoyed it and it's much better than a lot of the cheap european and american lagers.

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Photo of Tsar_Riga
3.24/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Bright yellow pale brew, clean and pretty, with a harsh nose of funky malt, a clean, slightly sweet flavor. Very sharp carbonation. Ultimately not in any way compelling but not offensive.

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Photo of mjurney
3.51/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pale straw, super clear. Lots of carbonation. Small frothy head.

Sweet grains and clean lager yeast.

Sweet grains, white bread, just a hint of biscuit. Clean lager yeast. Hop bitterness is low, spicy. Finish is crisp and clean. Light bodied, crisp, clean, semi dry, medium carbonation, highly drinkable.

It's a good lager.

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Photo of Parmesan
2.44/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.25

L: Pours a very pale yellow with a small fizzy head that dissipates quickly with no lacing.

S: Slightly sweet sugar cookie malt, with a very light floral hop and slight skunky hop, very weak aroma.

T: Slightly sweet malt,some prickly floral hops and a little skunkiness, very light flavor, not much taste.

F: Smooth, light, crisp and very easy drinking.

O: Very light flavor, very inoffensive and very boring.

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Photo of matuto
3.13/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Fresh grass aroma. Some subtle soap notes. Too much sweetness on mouth. It's excessive even with some bitterness which tries to counterbalance it. A bit of a crackers' note on aftertaste. Feels watery and with low carbonation.

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Photo of Spike
2.8/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

330ml bottle. Bog-standard, fizzy, low malt, low hop lager. Smooth mouthfeel, easy-drinking, slightly sweet. Acceptable when drunk ice cold at a beach bar in Thailand. Hence the 3.0 rating.

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Photo of Shanex
3.15/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A: poured into a pint glass from a bottle producing minimal white head that diminished quickly. Minimal lacing. Color was golden yellow.

S: Nothing particularly noteworthy but not bad

T: Crisp and clean with a light but well balanced taste. Like much of this brew, nothing stands out as particularly outstanding but everything works together nicely. Finishes a little dry without much lingering effect.

M & D: The lighter body makes this rather drinkable without lingering aftertastes or getting too full.

Overall an okay brew but nothing singularly fantastic about it. I enjoyed it with some spicy Chinese food and it complimented the meal nicely.

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Photo of Schlitz74
3/5  rDev -2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This a pretty good beer, it pours a nice golden color with a foamy white finger of head. I pour the beer into a pint glass, and there was a little lacing left in the glass. This is definitely worth a try

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Photo of monkist
4/5  rDev +30.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a good Asiamerican Adjunct Lager, just like most of the Asian beers. They might have used some corn or rather rice when brewing because the feeling is very mild and smooth. Has a little sweetness to it but still quite refreshing. Perhaps not for the hardcore fans but any beer lover would appreciate it ice cold at the end of a hot day. In Thailand they drink it with ice...

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Photo of schavuytje
2.54/5  rDev -17%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 1 | overall: 3.25

Our local supermarket Aldi on Asian tour this thai very light yellow shaker, little to no smell dry also in taste dry starch a lot of co2 not unpleasant but also no topper

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.75/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a pilsener glass.
The appearance was a golden orange to yellow color with a sheet of white foamy head that swiftly glided off to leave some spotty lace running underneath.
The aroma had some sweet corn to rice-like malty notes. Touch of grassiness at the end.
The flavor was mainly sweet and tried to bring about the grassy edge spotting the malts. Pretty smooth corn sweet-like aftertaste.
The mouthfeel was between light and medium bodied with a pretty good sessionability about it. Carbonation felt nice and low and accompanying to the ABV. Pretty smooth all around with no cloying aspects.
Overall, as a Euro Pale lager, hard to actually pick this apart too much. Sure, it might not be extremely interesting, I can tell it's pretty clean and fairly well made.

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Photo of cjgiant
2.79/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

A nice clear yellow that has a hint of gold in it. Head lasts decently well as a white cap - a couple spots of lace.

Nose is not malty - maybe rice or corn, but has an okay grassy note to it.

Watery with a spritz of carbonation makes it highly drinkable but not necessarily refreshing. However, it is mostly devoid of flavor, making it inoffensive. Light rice notes, slightly dirty water, bland grass bitterness.

There's little to dislike here, but nothing to enjoy. Hard to rate an almost non-beer option.

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Photo of Bluecrow
3.25/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

-pale yellow bottle pour with scarce, fine visible carbonation. The aroma and flavor are grassy with light hop notes. The finish is dry and relatively clean.

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