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
jutuahol (189) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - OCT 30, 2003
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Light, sparkling, nice white head. Flowery, notes of malt in nose. Medium body, bit dry, smooth. Moderately bitter, sweet. Bitter, pretty long finish.
HighlanderOne (952) - Bergen County, New Jersey, USA - OCT 24, 2003
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
UPDATED: MAY 7, 2008 Had this at a Thai restaurant. Served Very cold. Smell of spice and hops. Looks like a urine sample once the head disappears. Flavor started out OK, but metallic/alcohol aftertaste got worse as I drank and the beer got a little warmer. Couldn’t finish this one.
DKlovesbeer (172) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - OCT 21, 2003
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: NOV 11, 2003 This beer pours as a clear, light golden brew topped with an eggshell white head that dissipates at an average speed. It has a sweet aroma that I can't completely identify but I think it's a mixture of alcohol and malt. There is an acidic nature to this beer that I don't entirely agree with but it does have a respectable hop finish that I like. The first time I tried this beer I didn't think much of it but after a few samplings I have developed a taste for it. Goes great with both Vietnamese and Thai food and is probably best enjoyed alongside a spicy meal. Good alcohol content for such a light tasting beer. Wouldn't go out of my way for it but when out for Thai food I'd order a Singha if it was available.
MrRomero (1972) - Nolanville, USA - OCT 21, 2003
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Light yellow appearance with thin head. Aroma was moderately alcoholic and slightly skunky. First taste was alcoholic but 2nd had some malt to it. Slight bitterness and a little metallic.
BBB63 (5701) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - OCT 16, 2003
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Straw hue with good frothy head. Aroma was very twangy hops (Saaz-like), lemongrass, grains, light toasted malt, and some dusty yeast. Clean, watery and crisp feel led to a surprisingly sweet/sour combonation. Very acidic finish detracted from what other wise is a pretty nice pils. I think that it would do a great job of cutting through spicy Thai foods.
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 15, 2003
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Straw color with moderate to high carbonation. Hop toast aroma: grassy, buttery and lightly toasted. Citrus and herbal flavor. Sour and mildly bitter aftertaste. Has some dusty qualities like it obviously came a long distance. Watery and weak palate. Still better than most generic Asian export beers. I enjoyed this with some kick ass green curry.
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 11, 2003
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pretty basic lager. Went well with my spicy and very tasty Thai food. This beer is still miles ahead of the BMC crap they shovel down our throats on this side of the ocean.