SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 13, 2003
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Beers of the World package. Poured golden and clear with a large white head that diminished quickly but left nice lacing. Assertive aroma of maltiness and bracing hops. Full flavored lager but a little too abrasive in the hops and leaves a tart metallic aftertaste. Light body and decent carbonation. What the heck, it's worth another country in my stats...
GEOBRAU (188) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - DEC 6, 2003
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle: no telling how old this beer was. i got it in a beers of the world sampler. Stale pilsner with nothing of note.
Jeppe (2631) - Ølbutikken, DENMARK - DEC 4, 2003
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
UPDATED: DEC 25, 2003 I drank 4-6 of these every day for a month when I went to Thailand this summer. And thought it was good! Now I have tried one in Denmark (way different climate...) and I can promise you that this beer must be consumed under the sun in Thailand and not in the cold and wet Denmark.
A descent lager, the best I got in Thailand (compared to Chang and Leo). Light with a little flavour and almost no aroma!
imdownthepub (9435) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 30, 2003
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottled, Pasteurised. There is actually some character to this beer. A spicey malt with even traces of hops and some bitterness. A very reasonable pilsner.
beastdog75 (362) - Brick, New Jersey, USA - NOV 24, 2003
1 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
A very unpleasant beer, more reminicent of a malt-liquor. Putrid skunky smell, has quite a strong alcoholic flavor, quite bitter. Strange chemical taste to it. Not good any way you look at it.
eraserhd10 (226) - new haven, Connecticut, USA - NOV 18, 2003
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
This pale, gold colored lager pours with a brief, creamy head and with an aroma that opens up like fresh-baked bread. I wanted to like this beer so much more than I actually did. The taste was below average pilsner-ish, a little flat and even a little skunky, like canteen water. There was a bitterness and presence of hops but quantity doesn't always mean quality. It does, I suppose, pair well with spicy Thai or Maylaysian foods which saves a little face, but I just wish this was a better beer!
archstanton (105) - mukilteo, Washington, USA - NOV 14, 2003
0.6 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
oh my god this is worse than steel reserve 211 stay far far away from this malted crap.YUCK
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 12, 2003
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(Draught) Pours a brown color with a small head. Descent tasting lager with a big malty flavor.
wulfhere (217) - Billings, Montana, USA - NOV 11, 2003
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Native Thai bottle--drank it there.
Singha is the standard of Thai Brewing Arts. That being said, Singha sucks. The alcohol level is intimidating--somewhere between 5 and 8%. They don't even seem to know because their brewing practices are medieval.
Boon Rahd Brewery, which brews a lot of other crappy beers (mostly european beers under license) doesn't seem to have a grip on just what brewing is. Maybe they don't refridgerate their shit, I don't know, but it's universally skunky, phenolic, and nasty.
Nose is full of off-aromas--like this beer was stored for two years in a basement (In Bangkok that's 75 degrees). Head is thin and white, but vanishes soon after you pour. The color is a nice light golden brown. The first taste is one of lemon peel, cider, plastics and cabbage. Holy Crap this stuff is bad!
But then, I only had one moderately good beer in all of Thailand.
ogivlado (5375) - Zagreb, CROATIA - NOV 9, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled(330ml). -just average beer, malty nose, slight bitterness with mild bitter aftertaste