Singha | Boon Rawd Brewery Co., Ltd

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Brewed by:
Boon Rawd Brewery Co., Ltd
Thailand | website

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 BeerNutz324
3.28/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Ap- pours a fizzy, completely clear, yellow color with about a 1/2 inch head with below average retention

Ar- straw, barley, tin, and a wee bit of skunkiness

T- not much going on here but it's surprisingly refreshing, has a decent sweet malt flavor, a touch of hops and overall tasty

M- light bodied and well carbonated

O- not a bad beer, I was expecting less flavor considering the lackluster appearance and smell. Much better than a lot of the other more well know euro pale lagers out there.

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Photo of DenisKolkin
2.96/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

330 ml bottle poured into a pint glass. Bottle purchased from LCBO for $2.00 CDN

Appearance - Very pale golden color poured into glass and 1 finger of thick creamy white head is yielded. Head actually recedes slowly leaving good retention time. Tons and tons of bubbles are apparent. I can tell that the beer is very heavily carbonated without even tasting.

Smell - Nice light malt and hops blend, nothing overwhelming or ground-breaking here, but it smells like good beer. Hints of sweet and bitter notes can be picked up as well but the balance is neutral. There is a slightly weird metallicness on the back end of the whiff that is slightly off putting. This is unusual since it came from a bottle.

Taste - Tastes wet and refreshing, otherwise similar to the smell. There is a bit of sweetness that was detected in the aroma that comes through here. It's a bit too much and detracts from the beer in my opinion.

Mouthfeel - Nice level of carbonation to quaff your thirst that much better yet doesn't feel fizzy. No lingering aftertastes either. Probably the best part of this beer.

Overall - Wasn't sure what to expect but was pleasantly surprised, especially by the way the bubbles tingle in mouth and on the tongue. Beer is pretty standard otherwise, but would work well with spicy foods in particular.

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Photo of soju6
2.65/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A: Pours a pale yellow color with a small head that fades quickly to no real lacing.

S: Aroma of fruit malt sweetness and grain.

T: Taste of malt sweetness with bit of fruit and grain.Mild bitterness and a fairly clean finish.

F: Light body, crisp and refreshing.

O: Good beer to relax with in a tropical climate.

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Photo of Geranun
4.94/5  rDev +63.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Malty lager and golden yellow ‼ Good taste ‼

Singha beer with german technology.Builded in 1933. and exactly, I was seen the oldest logo of Singha beer at

I love this beer , the first biggest brewery in Thailand.

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Photo of Shoffy
4.1/5  rDev +35.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Excellent beer. No other beer in Southeast Asia comes close. Can be consumed warm or ice cold. Prefer ice cold. Heard the original brewers trained under the Guinness Brothers and modeled this beer on Harp, only difference they sourced the ingredients locally in Thailand. Not certain that is true but the beer stands out and I buy it whenever I see it all over the world. In Vietnam, where I live, I gt it delivered 5 cases at a time. It's carried by a single guy on the back of scooter.

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Photo of kylehay2004
2.84/5  rDev -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 rfgetz
3.3/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Lightly hazed golden straw in color, fizzy cap of prickly bubbles. Light scent, lingering sweetness with lighty bready and grassy notes. Taste leads with sweet malts, as with the nose, bready malts and lightly grassy and faintly herbal hop notes. Light bodied, bubbly. Decent pale lager with nice flavor and no major faults.

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Photo of RickS95
2.83/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Exceptionally clear, looks like piss in a bottle. Pale golden straw color. The head is thick and has good retention. Cloud-like and foamy.

There's almost no smell. I've got my nose to the bubbles, and there's just little to be found. Pilsner malt, but literally nothing else registers.

The taste mimics the smell in that there's nothing there. Slightly biscuity, pils malt and water I think are the only ingredients.

Since there's limited ingredients, it's fairly smooth in the mouth. No sweetness, no bitterness. Slight crisp finish with a light-bodied almost stale feel.

Overall it is what it is...a beer with no standout characteristics. It would likely save you if you were dying of dehydration, but it would be difficult to want another of these unless you were actually dying. Very plain.

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Photo of jmdrpi
3.35/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

11.2 oz bottle, "Fill 060612" "Exp 060613" on label.

appears a crystal clear pale straw color, with bone white head. bubbles stream to the surface and join the well retained head. slightly sweet grainy aroma. not offensive compared to most pale lagers. taste is crisp, clean, mild grain flavor, slightly sweet. thin and fairly fizzy, but appropriate for the style.

overall - pleasantly surprised by my first Thai beer.

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Photo of Fatehunter
2.96/5  rDev -2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Two fingers of head.. big bubbles and quickly gone. Clear, light straw colored body.
Smells like rice and steel.
Nice taste. Sort of malty (for a lager), sweet, mild bitterness.
Average texture. Crisp and light body. Moderate carbonation.
Enjoyable, even better with SPICY Thai food.

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Photo of garymuchow
3.63/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

At one time the BA profile listed what states and what countries a member had reviewed. I miss that. Nonetheless, I'm sure Thailand wasn't included on my list, so I'm giving it an unfair trial - it's a month or two past best by, but I think I can give it a fair shake. I"ll even pour it into a Reidel pils glass.
Doughy malt character with greenish herbal hop aroma. Yeast quality of Euro pils. Decent mix and pretty traditional.
Brilliantly clear, light gold, very white head that maintains a 1/8 inch cap.
Flavor is softer than than the aroma. The prickliness of the carbonation muscles out some of the flavors. Quite a bit of drying follows a soft but noticeable bittering. Soft malt flavors with a reduced doughiness. Hop flavors run in and out. They are nice and blend well.
Feel has a fair amount of fullness, but it's mostly from carbonation.
Solid and drinkable with good flavors and balance.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.05/5  rDev +1%
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 jonb5
3.55/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

330ml bottle, contact brewed by Schlossbrauerei in Hallertau, Germany. Poured into Leffe chalice, pale colour, clear, small head which didn't hang around long. Tasted malty, some hop content, could well have been Hallertau as this is where it was brewed. Malt forward taste, on the sweet side but balanced, hint of apple, wheaty finish. Crisp texture, well carbonated, thin body. Overall I'd say this was more a Helles than pale lager. Went down well, quite drinkable.

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Photo of rale
2.35/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

I had this easy-drinking lager in a Thai restaurant in Bonn, Germany. Beer has a nice color, but the foam disappears very fast. It's very drinkable, inviting you to go for more. It's a perfect match with spicy Thai food and I would recommend it in such an occasion, but otherwise would go for some German beer.

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Photo of Jsteez
2.83/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a beer mug at a local Thai restaurant.

A-Straw yellow in color. Carbonation is present. A little lacing on the glass and a white ring around the edge of the glass.

S-not much, malt and some wheat or rice.

T-Malt, wheat, some grains. It is a pretty average beer that was fun to drink in Thailand. It is the best option at a Thai restaurant.

M-Watery, refreshing to some degree, light-bodied and carbonation on the high side.

Overall-I like this beer because of the nostalgic feelings I feel from traveling through Thailand. It is just your standard run-of-the-mill mass produced beers. Sessionable, sure.

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Photo of socon67
2.99/5  rDev -1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A - Pours a straw yellow color with a foam head that settles quickly. No lacing of note; slight carbonation.

S - By far thebest quality of this beer, there is an aromatic and floral scent with a bweetness of fresh honey.

T - Honestly it is quite bland. The smell did not translate at all to the taste. This is your run of the mill euro-lager.

M - Sessionable? Yeah. But so is tap water. And we wouldn't give that a "5".

O - I'll say it is overall average in that you will likely find this in a Thai restaurant and it may be the only interesting beer option. For that it works. But beyond that it is nothing special.

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Photo of Tepsitola
4.48/5  rDev +48.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Boon Rawd.. the first and still the biggest brewey in Thailand. Malty lager herby and golden yellow abv 6% They brew it with german technology.Builded in 1933.I love this beer but it is more expensive than other beers in Thailand. It is worth the extra money.

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Photo of Georgiabeer
3.3/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

There are certainly worse lagers out there, in fact, much worse. This beer has saved me many times while out eating Thai food as it was by far the best beer on the menu. It makes sense for such a purpose as well- a fairly crisp lager with a rounded flavor from all malt, and a snappy finish- you can actually taste the hops! Really not that bad, especially for a Euro style lager. That being said, I won't get carried away either- it still IS a Eurolager- and not all styles should be treated equally. Some are catch-all categories for - average- beer. This one pours golden with a moderate white head that settles to a thin swirl. Smells grainy and full bodied, with sweetness on the finish. Tastes full bodied and grainy and fairly thick, but with a nice crisp finish, while overall evincing some creaminess. It is what it is, but better than most in the style.

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Photo of GodOfBeer
3.3/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Been a while since I reviewed a beer, not the best beer to start with again, but whatever.

Pours a pale gold, thin white head. Aroma of corn and sweet malt, a bit of smokiness which is strange.

Tastes like a typical lager, pretty light, not very complex. A very stronge corn aftertaste, but it's not that bad.

Not something I would ever buy back home, but overall a decent asian beer that gets the job done.

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Photo of PhantasIPA
3.85/5  rDev +27.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The appearance of the beer is a light golden color. The head poured one inch and quickly dissipated. There was no lacing at all.

The smell is light and pleasant but a little skunky.

The taste is a classic pale ale - a balanced mixture of malt, bitterness and hops.

The mouthfeel is very light and refreshing. The beer is very easy to drink and smooth as can be.

Overall I liked this beer, especially because of the refreshing quality and crisp finish and flavor.

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Photo of Douberd
3.33/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle of 11.2 oz, 330 ml after converting it to the european standard. I bought this in a mexican supermarket, Walmart type, it was called Mega if I recall. Anyway, it was imported from the US since all the warnings on the bottle are american.
Nice golden yellow colour with a two finger head with good retention and light lacing. Head still covers the surface of the beer, albeit a thin layer.Lots of bubbles rising continuisly to the top.
Aroma is of malts, quite district.
Quite nice taste, as bitter as I prefer it, with just slighty bitterer aftertaste.
Medium thickness on the body, average carbonation.

This turned out to be really good, if I ever go to Thailand I know which beer to look up if I want a nice thirst quencher.

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Photo of dbrauneis
2.91/5  rDev -3.6%
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 Gary779
3.4/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A: The beer pours clear, with a typical light yellow lager colour. The head is quite foamy and vanishes quickly.

S: Typical lager smell. Nothing bad. Hint of hops.

T: The taste is a well rounded execution of your typical lager. It is slightly hoppy and offers a bitter aftertaste that isn't unpleasant.

M: Medium to heavy carbonation. Medium bodied. Slightly watery, but acceptable.

O: Pleasing to drink. Nothing special, but an above average beer.

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Photo of puboflyons
3.42/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

From a bottle stamped: FILL070511-EXP 070512. Sampled on February 25, 2012. The pour is pale yellow with active carbonation and a small short-lived white head. There are grains and malts on the nose but little else. But that is about average for the style. Thin to medium body. The taste brings out the malty character more but it is also pretty grainy. Some crisp hops fill in the blanks. All I can say is that it is very typical of the style.

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Photo of bogus564
3.35/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

11.2 fl. oz, poured into a pint glass.

I had an amazingly productive day today, as good a day today as yesterday was bad. I figured I’d reward myself with a quick beer before hitting the rack. And with that, here we go…

A: It’s very yellow in color, but I was expecting that. It’s bubbly, but I was also expecting that. What I wasn’t expecting was the head; not only did it hit 3 cm, it held for a minute and a half. It has my attention, for the most part.

S: It smells like hops, grass and lemon. If you plug those three ingredients into your database memory, you’re bound to come up with lager as one of your top three styles. Nothing overpowers anything else. This beer now has even more of my attention.

T: Okay, this beer now has me slightly confused. That’s not a bad thing per se, it just means that I have to play beer detective. I can taste the hops, and the grass, and the lemon, but there’s something sweet there, in a pretty decent proportion. The closest I can come is orange, one of the sweeter, less tangy varieties. There’s also kind of a breadiness to it; interesting, much more than I expected. Cool.

M: Pretty good, just on the border of very good. I could be convinced that it’s very good with the right argument. It’s light in body, well-carbonated, washes quite nicely over the palate, and leaves a fairly dry finish. It even burps well.

O: Surprisingly good beer; I’ll admit that I wasn’t expecting much, but it overachieved. It’s a nice, simple beer, but well-crafted. I’d get another one of these from the local beer store, and knock down something nice and salty to go along with it. Until the next time, everyone.

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Singha from Boon Rawd Brewery Co., Ltd
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