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
Ratings:
1,220
Reviews:
469
Avg:
3.02
pDev:
19.54%
 
 
Wants:
25
Gots:
199
For Trade:
1
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Photo of notchucknorris
3.42/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Pale golden color with a quickly receding white head.

S: Sweet malts, some honey and a touch of grassy hops.

T: A lot of sweet malts, some corn, and a pretty decent amount of grassy hop flavor. Sure, there are better beers out there, but I can't think of much that goes better with Thai food.

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Photo of ThaCreep
2.67/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Straw color. Smell of wheat and rice in the classic style of American.

Mouth easy but a little too light that passes for a bit of water to take off. The finish is slightly dirty and a touch of grain is not important faigt felt. Well, that business remains strong so no real surprise.

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3/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of BeerKangaroo
3.4/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Into a pilsener:

A: clear yellow body with a big, fluffy white head, fast rising carbonation, spider web lacing

S: sweet grasses, floral hops, grains

T: decent bitterness from previously mentioned flavors, some added sweet breadiness

M: light, mild assault of carbonation on the tongue, sessionable, dry aftertaste and finish

O: Euro Pale lager, what can I say, but are these ever really interesting, yet I probably would still have it again

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Photo of Stpeterowdy10
3.34/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into a Pilsner Glass at my local Thai restaurant of choice.

Poured an impressive two finger head. Looked very enticing. Lively carbonation also.
Smells malty, but I can't detect any skunk at all. Not much else.
Flavor is very surprisingly grainy. Malt aftertaste. Overall very enjoyable taste.
Feels smooth in mouth with some lively carbonation on the tongue. Probably my favorite Asian style. Way better then other malts such as Kirin or tsingtao. Went well with the Pad Thai.

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4.55/5  rDev +50.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Appearance - Pours a clear golden color with a half-inch thick, fluffy white head that disappears after about a minute.

Smell - Has a grassy-like smell to it, with hints of honey and wheat.

Taste - Very sweet.. I taste the honey with some hops and malts. Can't point anything else out in specific. Has a slight bitter aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - Very thin beer with medium carbonation.

Overall - I was surprised by this beer.. I like it a lot.

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3/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Clear golden colour, minimal head. A spattering of carbonation bubbles.

S - Sweet malty aroma. Touch of honey & wheat.

T - Smooth & malty. Quite sweet at first. Carbonation is quite mild so it's fairly easy to knock back.

M - Goes down smooth but really there's not much happening here.

O - I was forced to drink this several years ago on a Thai airways flight from cans.. suffice to say it was probably the worst beer I think I'd ever drank. So for this review I used the bottled version.. So my verdict would be that it's better than out of a can. Definitely not as horrid as I remember but scarcely worth a mention.

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Photo of bat6
3.76/5  rDev +24.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

currently traveling through SE Asian and sampling all the local brews i can find. there's a distinct style to the light-bodied lagers specifically suited to the blazing heat and humidity of the region, so reviews are based on my understanding of the style.

A - 650 ml bottle, this was made last week according to the freshness date. poured into a tall water glass. very pale gold, produced a nice even head w/ very good retention. recedes evenly, looks very proper

S - almost no smell, maybe a little grain. very clean, average for the style

T - most of these SE Asain lagers lean towards a hint of pale malt sweetness w/ virtually no hop presence. this has that same sweetness up front but cleans up quickly w/ just a touch of bitter hops. fast dry finish, ready for another pull. does not get sickly sweet or sour whatsoever as it warms

M/F - lively carbonation is prickly, combined w/ the hops it has a spicy but very clean feel. definitely refreshing

O - no rice here, this is quality barley beer and a perfect finish to a long hot day under the blistering sun. i personally prefer a few of the smoother lagers w/ the hint of sweetness that lingers just a bit, but there's no denying this is superior SE Asian brew that also holds its own outside of the region

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Photo of dansmcd
2.38/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A - One finger of glowing, white, frothy head perched over a pale yellow golden body. Touches of bubbly lace.

S - Big corn aroma with some meadow hay.

T - Sweet corn. Brought down by an unpleasant metallic grossness.

M - Watery, but crisp. Moderate carbonation.

O - Not the worst lager you can get by any means, but that's not saying a lot really.

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3.57/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

My first Thai beer. The alcohol is hidden well. The pour looks like your standard American Lager. The head retains well throughout the session, leaving decent lacing on the sides of the glass. The smell is barley and rice. Taste is pretty good, with the 6% being hidden well. There is no alcohol burn here. Overall, I'll have this again and again. Part of a "mix your six pack" at Friar Tuck Beverage.

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

I want pad thai all of a sudden...

A: Light straw with excellent clarity. Carbonation is moderate to minimal. Head is ever so slightly off white, dissipates quickly.

S: Barley and hops. No, seriously. Mild graininess and a ever so slightly spicy hop presence in the nose. Straw as well.

T: Smooth, balanced. Nothing overly impressive on the flavors. Tastes like what it is. Euro Pale Lager. Maltiness, rush of mild hop bitterness. Finish with graininess and a slightly sweet edge. The flavors are balanced, if just a bit muted.

M: Pretty average body. Not as carbonated or seltzer like as these types of beers can be.

O: While it's good to try new things, I find it kind of irritating that beers from exotic countries like Thailand aren't more exotic themselves. Still a decent enough beer.

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Singha from Boon Rawd Brewery Co., Ltd
3.02 out of 5 based on 1,220 ratings.
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