Singha | Boon Rawd Brewery Co., Ltd

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Brewed by:
Boon Rawd Brewery Co., Ltd

Style: Euro Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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

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Photo of hotstuff
1.22/5  rDev -59.6%
look: 1 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Yuck is my first impression of this brew. It poured a medium white head of mostly fine bubbles. The body is yellow and there was carbonation observed. There was next to no lacing on the sides of my glass. The only description that I can give for the aroma is "yucky".

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Photo of BeerManDan
1.36/5  rDev -55%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

What can I say about this beer. I poured, smelled, sipped and poured it down the drain. The color was a medium golden with little foam. The smell was not pleasing at all, just nothing there to even seem good enough to drink. The taste was bitter and tasteless. So, I poured it down the drain. If I don't like a beer, I just get rid of it! I don't beleive in suffering, just dump it!

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Photo of TheDM
1.4/5  rDev -53.6%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

This brew pours a medium head of fine to medium sized bubbles and a carbonated weak pee yellow body. Its aroma is very strong and replusive. It barely tastes better than it looks. Its flavor is fizzy skunky thin and slightly hopped. Definately a brew to finish and go on to the next one.

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Photo of changeup45
1.45/5  rDev -52%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Well I can now say I've tried "The Original Thai Beer." That and I can cross off another country in which I've tried a beer. As for the beer, it's pretty bad. Looks and tastes like cheap swill. Golden colored, not much head or lacing. Some sweet malts but mainly it's got a skunky, corn, grainy taste. Going down it's bearable but the aftertaste is terrible.

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Photo of Beastdog75
1.49/5  rDev -50.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Singha is one of the most unpleasant beers that I've tried within recent memory. I was expecting this to be a rather bland, lifeless, but harmless pale lager type of beer with maybe a slight alcohol kick from the 6% abv. This beer turned out to be much more akin to an American malt liquor, and a most foul one at that.

Singha pours a decent yellowish gold color with a decent foamy white head that lasts for under 30 seconds. The aroma however was one of the most putrid I could ever recall for a beer. To start off, it smells like the beer was bottled with the scent gland of a skunk. Altough arriving in a brown bottle, the smell was beyond skunk, and also included some nasty adjunct smells and alcohol smell. Call me crazy, but it smelled like it could have had B.O. in there too. Quite repulsive, and it nearly gave me a headache by just smelling it. The mouthfeel was thin and fizzy. The flavor is quite unpleasant as well. Some of the skunky flavor carries over, but the flavor contains an odd chemical taste that feels like it is burning my tongue somewhat. I'll use the figurative "battery acid" metaphor here literally. There are some light, cheap adjunct flavors underneath that to a small extent, but the alcohol flavor is also quite dominant. The finish is unpleasantly bitter. The aftertaste carries a rather astringent alcohol flavor, and it finishes off with some alcoholic warmth.

I would lump this in with Natty Ice and Elephant as amongst some of the most foul beer I've tried. From other reviews, it looks like that this could be a decent beer at times. I do not have anything good to say about this beer though.

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Photo of Weizenmensch
1.53/5  rDev -49.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

330mL brown bottle best before 270106. Low density head with sticky lacing, dissipates slightly faster than normal. Appropriate lager colour, low to moderate carbonation.

Fairly harsh adjunct smell, some hops which may be turning a bit, grass and Asian macro beer aroma. On the crap side of innocuous.

Not the best taste, but quite good for a macro at 5.9%. Actually, that isn't saying much. Kind of harsh and burny on the tongue, tastes like it would get gross fast, though really cold it would be OK on a hot Thai evening. The more I drink, the more I lower my score for flavour. Rough and unpleasant mouthfeel, and abysmal drinkability: I would not want to be drinking this all night. Overall, quite a bad beer.

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Photo of fattychubs
1.53/5  rDev -49.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

This beer pours a very pale clear yellow, with little aroma, mostly sweet grain. Very light taste and high carbonation, starts very sweet, rounds off grassy, and finishes with a little hops, dry and crisp.

Not something I enjoy at all, the double tapered bottle was more interesting then the sweet but bland beer.

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Photo of Indybeer
1.56/5  rDev -48.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

12 oz bottle. Poured a golden yellow, with a fair head that quickly receded. Immediatly after pouring came the aroma of skunkiness. Even in a brown bottle. Very little carbonation, it seems like it all disappeared in the head. Taste is flat and bland, with just a trace of hops bite. Skunkiness is still there. Reminds me of alot of macros just flatter.

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Photo of DogFood11
1.61/5  rDev -46.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

11.2oz brown bottle. Poured into a pils glass it formed a whispy white head that sticks around for a couple minutes. Leaves a bit of lace with each pull. Not much visible carbonation just a thin string to the surface.

Starts out rather sweet and unbalanced, not a good start for my palate as sweet unchallenged beers don't usually float my boat. There is a bit of raw grain in the background and literally no hops that I can detect with my amatuer palate. Alcohol enters the picture and is a bit annoying in a beer of this nature. A bit hot really at the end of the day.

Notes: I could see this being better with some food. As a stand alone it is not good and not worth another purchase.

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Photo of barleywinefiend
1.65/5  rDev -45.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Had this lager all over Thailand. It is the beer over there but substandard here. Poured like a Bud Light, yellow, no head, not even fizzy, no nose and no body. Cheap malts and this beer is really not worth a review. Very grainy and lacks hops. Lots of asjunct here and pretty poor on taste and drinkability

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Photo of jtfest
1.66/5  rDev -45%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Singha's initial dollop of sweet maltiness is immediately followed by a crisp, crackling hop character that turns sweetly grainy in the aftertaste -- or so claims the 365 days of beer calendar that I got for Christmas. I'm trying as many of the recommended beers on the day they appear and, unfortunately, January 7th was Singha. It looks and smells like a cheap lager, virtually no head and virtually no taste. ItÂ’s a bit thicker on the palate than American crap beer, but it's your basic "serve cold, swill it down, catch a buzz" beer for the masses.

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Photo of jujubeast6000
1.76/5  rDev -41.7%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Reviewed 12/2/2005 (12oz bottle from 24 variety pack):

Pours a white head, but is moderately quickly diminishing. Body is very light yellow in color. Not much aroma-slightly sweet malty. Has a bland flavor, and some malty aftertaste. Slightly fizzy palate.

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Photo of mdcrouser
1.8/5  rDev -40.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Glowing golden yellow from a bottle, this beer looks mostly dead upon arrival - maybe it's a bad sign when you can count the bubbles rising from the bottom of the glass - one, by one.

Negligable head remains, barely skimming the top of this beer.

Smells like an adjunct - wonder how they got a Bud into this fancy bottle?

Carbonated lightly, with just a tinge of salty bitterness at the back of the tongue.

Some beers you want to hold in your mouth to savor and enjoy, while this one, you want to swallow as quickly as possible so that it's gone.

This beer may be best consumed as an accompaniment to somethng spicy, where its' service is as a coolant.

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Photo of Retsinis
1.82/5  rDev -39.7%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a Bruery Tulip glass.

Pours a straw yellow, much like the color of cooking oil, foamy head, rose about 3-4 inches, then faded quickly to just this light haze on top. No lacing.

Smells of almost nothing to be honest, maybe some hops were peppered on there. Where's the beer?

Taste, cold, wet, corn maybe. Seems there is no malt or hops in this beer, maybe some light malt is in there, maybe, I might just be hoping. Closes thing I can get from this is maybe some lightly sweet syrup in the middle.

Mouthfeel is crisp, carbonated, a bit sweet, but mostly dry bitterness on the finish. Thin overall.

I only tasted this beer because my wife had a large bottle with her sushi, but I'd much rather have a German Pilsner with real beer ingredients. This is a mass produced beer made with adjuncts from Thailand, and I could not find anything in taste, or smell that would make me seek it out or purchase it again.

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Photo of cyrenaica
1.83/5  rDev -39.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

330ml bottle
6.0% ABV
I tried this beer on September 14, 2007 at 'The Beer Bistro' in Toronto. The beer poured a dark translucent gold with a light whit head. The aroma was slightly malty with a whole lot of grain. The mouthfeel was medium-bodied with mild carbonation. The flavour was very grassy. Not a beer I will buy any time soon (if ever again) but it does knock another country off my beer passport

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Photo of JDV
1.9/5  rDev -37.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Pours clear light gold with a filmy lasting white head. Smell is sweet honey like malt. Taste is quite sweet with no "strong hop characters" as the bottle states. No balance or hops at all in the flavor and just a big malty sweet bubbly bit o water. Not great. In fact, pretty bad.

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Photo of Metalmonk
1.93/5  rDev -36.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Drinking this beer with a fine Thai meal only made me long for a Belgian or hoppy U.S. pale ale...or just about anything with some strength and character to it. This Singha left me totally unimpressed. Thai food is the best in the world, but their beers leave something to be desired.

The pour gave a very thin head that got even thinner, and quick. Was a golden yellow color, typical of the style. Smelled of faint malts, somewhat corny and sweet. The flavor was almost non-existent. The only thing going for it is a pleasant malty sweetness, but otherwise it lacks any discernable traits. Disappointingly boring and bland. Felt springy and buoyant in the mouth, but unfortunately there was nothing backing it up. Certainly not the worst beer ever, but so non-descript I actually wished I'd ordered a soda instead.

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Photo of ADR
1.94/5  rDev -35.8%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Poured into a Pilsner glass...clear, pale greenish-yellow. Skunky aroma to put it kindly. Head is big-bubbled but a fleeting one. Metallic and scouring flavor, sulfurous and skunky, with a strangely bitter tone. Not malty smooth, this settles into a downright unpleasant flavor to me. But, the brew definitely makes a stand. I'll pass...

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Photo of KarlHungus
1.94/5  rDev -35.8%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

This beer pours a clear golden straw color. The head is a quarter inch in height, and recedes quickly into minimal lacing. The aroma almost entirely consists of nothing. There is an extremely faint hint of malt, but that is it. It isn't a bad aroma, it just isn't an aroma. The taste is more of the same. There is a little more malt, but mostly it taste like carbonated water. The mouthfeel is light bodied with annoyingly high carbonation. Overall, this beer is a bore, and I can't think of much else to say.

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Photo of merryjoulton
1.95/5  rDev -35.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours a light pale straw goldenrod sunlight on a Sunday morning color. No head to speak of, very fizzy. Smell is pretty bland, a little rank, pungent, slightly malty and tinny. Taste is bland, boring, watery, thin, unrefined, skunked. Mouthfeel is small and unsubstantial. Drinkability is low because it just feels so wrong to drink this.

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Photo of sevineyes
1.95/5  rDev -35.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Poured from a brown bottle with a gold lion on the label.

A: Light straw color. Clear with lots of visible carbonation. Poured with a small head.

S: Metallic. Sweet. Clean. Overall not very prominent.

T: Starts a little sweet and then dives off into some sort of mineral sourness. Some vegetal elements. More metalic aspects. Finishes with metal and a bitterness that I don't associate as coming from hops.

M: Harsh carbonation, otherwise not really much to it.

Overall: Really wasn't taken aback until the taste. Just can't bring myself to drink another one.

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Photo of Kulrak
1.97/5  rDev -34.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Pours a thin straw color with no head at all. Smells of nothing at all. Luckily ( or unluckily) it has some flavor. Tastes very sweet, but not malty at all, a little bitter, but no hop flavor at all. I wonder if they brewed this entirely with adjuncts and concentrated hop oil. The mouthfeel isn't too bad, but not too good either. Just a lot of carbonation, and some heaviness.. All in all, it's fairly drinkable, simply because it doesn't have any bad flavors. I probably won't bother getting it again, since I can get bland flavorless beer for much cheaper than $3.50/bottle.

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Photo of Alex-Alkis
1.97/5  rDev -34.8%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

The scent is not horrible. But there is something with the malt that I simply do not appreciate.
The taste feels cheap and quite watery with strange tones of hops. Lacks bitterness.

The overall rating is quite low. It is not specially tasty, but it is quite easy to drink.

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Photo of Wasatch
2/5  rDev -33.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours a light yellow color, nice carbonation, small white head, with some sticky lacing left behind. The nose is malty, with some hops, slight caramel. The taste is slightly sweet, malty, slight hop note. Light body. Not drinkable, would not buy again.

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Photo of Brad007
2/5  rDev -33.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

400th review

Pours a pale yellow color with a head that's abundant at first and later fades, leaving a bit of lacing. Aroma is one of adjuncts, sweet and typical for the style. Taste is bitter and sweet upfront with a smoothness at the back of the throat. Goes down ok but with that bitterness I described.

An average version of this style. It's nothing special except that I'm always looking for opportunities to try beer from other countries (other than Germany, Belgium and the UK) and even if they're bland, oh well.

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Singha from Boon Rawd Brewery Co., Ltd
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