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"

Added by UncleJimbo on 07-20-2001

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Photo of Sammy
3.23/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Like a draft I had in college only more malty. Pepper lemmongrass licorice spice. No aroma. Bit of foamy soap suds on yellow. Mid-sip notice acidic sour and grainy and it would calm very spicey food, about it. Touch of hops. Refreshes more than water.

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Photo of kylehay2004
2.84/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Two finger frothy head on a bright.golden body. Scattered lacing. Aroma is very grainy, with pale malts rice and a hint of sweet corn. Flavor is very clean with more of the same from the aroma with mostly grains and minimal sweet corn. Not too sour although the finish is a bit bitter. Light body and high carbonation, crisp. Standard euro pale lager. No off putting flavors until the finish affecting drinkability.

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Photo of jaydoc
2.5/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of acurtis
2.5/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.05/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a clear yellow with a foamy white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, and a sugary aroma. Taste is much the same with a slight metallic flavor on the finish. There is a very mild bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is an average beer all around but it's drinkable.

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Photo of GRG1313
2.75/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of spycow
2.99/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of djrn2
2.75/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of Knapp85
2.53/5  rDev -16.8%
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.

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Photo of oriolesfan4
2.75/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Had to fill the mix a six up so went with some mass produced imported beers. Pours a very light golden color with a nice head.. but it quickly goes down to nothing. Has the skunkiness of a german beer a'la Beck's or St. Pauli Girl. Kind of a biting aftertaste to it but taste wise and body wise it's better than most of the other imports I've tried. Good if you want to try a beer from Thailand but that's the only reason I would get it, just a run of the mill import with little no flavor or care in the beer.

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Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
3.25/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of metter98
2.96/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Clear deep yellow in color, the beer has a light to moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high bright white head that gradually died down, leaving a thick ring of bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: There are aromas of sweet and grainy malts and corn in the nose.
T: The taste is very similar to the smell and has some sweetness and flavors of grainy malts along with hints of bitterness.
M: The beer is light- to medium-bodied and smooth on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: There's nothing overly special about this beer but is not bad considering it is from Southeast Asia and would probably go well with spicy food.

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Photo of biboergosum
3/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

330ml bottle. This stuff is always available at Thai, Vietnamese, and Malaysian restaurants around here, along with Tiger, as the only alternatives to BMC lagers.

This beer pours a clear, pale golden yellow colour, with one chubby finger of weakly foamy, and mostly soapy bone-white head, which leaves a few specks of wayward islet lace around the glass as it quickly melts away.

It smells of gritty pale malt and grainy rice/corn mash, somewhat acrid yeast, and dead floral, more or less skunky vegetal hops. The taste is sweet, soggy rice, that strangely evokes a sense of sourdough, some weird earthy spice, a hint of musky honey, and more skunky, floral hops.

The carbonation is average, just a plain, underwhelming frothiness throughout, the body clearing the light side of medium, easily, with a rather tacky attempt at smoothness. It finishes off-dry, that rice-inflected malt showing some chutzpah, alongside a lingering dose of those floral and skunky notes.

While hardly something I'd want to drink much of on its own, this always goes down well enough with spicy East Asian fare, go figure. The brown bottle belies the skank factor inherent in this one, which can only point to a cheaply-made brew in the first place - hello, country tick.

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Photo of BEERchitect
3.09/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A good brew for the region. Borrows some characteristics for Bohemian Pilsners. Brigh gold in appearance, accessive carbonation, good head retention. Smells moderately malty, hoppy, and a little sourness (skunk). Tastes nicely malty and grainy. Hops bring out a 'bite' and some spiciness. Skunkiness fades after a minute or two. Moderate to light body. Finishes clean and mildly alcoholic.

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Photo of kojevergas
2.12/5  rDev -30.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Appearance: Poured from a bottle into a (nonreal) pint glass in low altitude Galway, Ireland, on October 29th, 2010. Pours a clear bright yellow that appears overcarbonated, with a QUICKLY receding head. Head goes from four fingers to absolutely nothing in twenty seconds flat.

Smell: A light clean scent of manipulated barley. I can't quite place it with my broken nose, but it is pleasant.

Taste: A bland note of barley that resolves to a finish akin to sake. Very sweet. For a pale lager this is strangely (but not necessarily badly) built. I acknowledge I seem to be biased against beers brewed to Asian tastes, but I can't help tasting its flatness and poor balance.

Mouthfeel: Flat. Too wet. Too smooth, though the finish is a hair more coarse than the rest of the beer.

Drinkability: I'd pass on this one, but if you normally like sake or other Asian-brewed beers, this might be a winner in your book. It certainly isn't in mine.

June 13, 2016 2nd impression on Ko Phi Phi, Thailand.

Clean drinking and light-bodied, with a faint pale malt taste. Inoffensive but bland. At least it's not metallic, watery, boozy, or syrupy. Still, 80 baht a 630ml bottle is steep for this low a level of quality by Southeast Asian standards.


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Photo of WillieThreebiers
2.5/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of zeff80
2.78/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A - 12 oz bottle pours out a plae yellow. It had a nice 2-finger head that left a little lacing.

S - It smelled of corn and yeast.

T - It tasted of grains and there was a minimal hop spice kick to it. It also had a sweet taste at the tip of the tongue.

M - Mouthfeel was dry and crisp. It is light-bodied.

D - It is a pretty good Asian lager. Next time I'm at my local Thai place for dinner I might have one. It might be a nice compliment to the spice food.

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Photo of brentk56
2.5/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Pours a clear pale golden color with a fizzy head that disappears rapidly; no lace

Smell: Sweet malt, but quite grainy, too

Taste: Sweet malt that builds in a grainy direction by mid-palate, but finishes sweet

Mouthfeel: Light body with some fizziness

Drinkability: Just too sweet; unbalanced

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Photo of Phyl21ca
2.03/5  rDev -33.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Bottle: Poured a gold color lager with some great carbonation resulting in a medium head with standard retention. Aroma is quite weak with some malt and light alcoholic side to it. Malty taste with some hops and some subtle floral notes. Light alcohol burn made this a little less unpleasant though.

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Photo of Boone757
3/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of LXIXME
3.29/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A super huge white head is floating above a clear golden colored beer, do this by pouring this from a inch or so above the glass.

The aroma is light but even between a slight hops and a grain malt with maybe a hint of honey somewhere in the background.

The taste is also light and even between a light sour citrus hops effect and a honey whole grain malt.

A light malt with a slight sourness to a light dry aftertaste.

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Photo of SocalKicks
3.25/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of dbrauneis
2.91/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Pours a crystal clear pale yellow with lots of visible carbonation. The beer has a finger tall white head which reduces to nothing quickly. Minimal lacing is observed.

S: The aroma is primarily of sweetness, grain, and corn - like an American adjunct. Nothing special in the aroma and it is not overly strong.i

T: Flavors of adjunct malts, grain, and corn. This beer is very sweet.

M: Light to medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation.

O: Pretty good Thai beer to match with the Thai food I was having. The sweetness of the beer marries nicely with the spice flavors in the food. I thought the beer was really well paired with the food but not sure I would want to have it on it's own.

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Photo of largadeer
2.38/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Somewhat sweet and filmy for such a thin beer. Slightly metallic. Not outright terrible, but nothing redeemable about it either.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
3.72/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear golden in color with a bright white head that drops quickly, but leaves a reasonable collar and some whispy surface foam from a very fine & highly effervescent carbonation. There is, however, no lace to speak of. Perhaps I have a less than "beer clean" glass? I'll have to give it a little bit of leeway. The aroma is skunky, but also offers a distinct grainy maltiness. What a shame, I'll need to seek out a fresher bottle. The body is medium with a brisk carbonation that gives a little bite on the tongue. The flavor starts with a sweet grainy malt, then reveals some light hop flavor as it warms in the mouth, and finishes with another touch of hop flavor and a fair amount of bitterness that's bouyed by a sweetish maltiness that sticks in the mouth. It's certainly happier than most world-wide strong golden ales. Fresh it might aspire to meet Duvel levels... or not? The alcohol, which is only listed as 6.0%, is somewhat apparent which is not great. Apart from the fact that this is not a complex beer, and coupled with the skunkiness of the aroma (remember a fresh bottle may be clear of that), and the apparent alcohol - this is a very nice, and interesting beer. I really liked its big malty quality and the hops and hoppy bitterness that followed it. I remembered this beer the next day and wanted to have another. Enjoyable and interesting.

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