Kinz (3104) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JUN 8, 2003
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Nose is of rice with a faint hop bitterness. Appearance is not promising, pale gold with a fizziness, but still can't hold a decent head. Palate is on the rough side, also plagued by fizziness. Flavor is of rice, definitely not pure malt going on here. But there is a pleasant hoppiness and bitterness on the finish that one doesn't find in most macroswills. And it really does match up well with Thai food, just enough sweetness in the malt to offset the spiciness of Thai.
MartinT (7288) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 8, 2003
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Heavy cereal guide the tongue to a quite pronounced bitter aftertaste...Diseased citrus trees sit on a porous malt ground...Easy going, not very complex, but not tasteless...
Valheru (17) - CZECH REPUBLIC - JUN 5, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Best choice while in Thailand, no doubt - nice "international class" lager that even Czech, German, Belgian or Irish drinker used to good beer can switch to on his trip to Thailand without fear of spoiling the experience with "beer-sickness". Looks and tastes good and has no ill sideeffects even after consuming several bottles (which is generally a good test for recognizing real beer from "piss in beer disguise" - no names mentioned so producers/drinkers of such stuff don't get offended ;o))
Sully (1377) - Potts Point, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA - MAY 22, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pronounced 'sing', so if I have to sing for my supper I suppose that it can't be that bad. On the beach in Hua Hin, with some satay and todmun pla this is a good beer, especially at $1.50 for a big one. At least its a good malty lager with a prominent hop presence of Saaz or Hersbrucker (?). It does not travel well though.
rickgordon (3828) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 18, 2003
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pale golden with a rich creamy head. Malty aroma with some peculiar spice feel. Hints of juniper berries initially, then ending with a malty finish. Medium bitterness.
jbrus (4992) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - MAY 15, 2003
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Malty aroma and a little flowery. Golden color, white head, few lace. Bit maltsweet, light, could use some body. Average pilsener. Short finish. Nice with a Thai meal though.
burgerlicious (308) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - MAY 12, 2003
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
a staple of my diet while i lived in thailand. it's amazing how healthily you can get along on a diet of singha, chang, and rice...
Ingevara (745) - SWEDEN - MAY 12, 2003
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
One of a thousand. Perhaps a little more hops than the average pale lager beer. A nice thirst killer in the southern sun though.
WISEGUY572 (1372) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 9, 2003
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Clear golden lager, but just another big Asian brewer's version of a German beer. Drinkable but not interesting.
Betty (235) - Walgett, NSW, AUSTRALIA - MAY 7, 2003
1.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
I don't like clear pale lagers much, and this was fairly typical I thought. There is some more maltiness than Shanghai, for example, but I'm just an architect's assistant.