DuffMan (7622) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 19, 2005
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Standard pale lager with a slightly drier palate. Nice with Thai food... even nicer in Thailand with Thai food! Pleasantly average.
MoritzF (8676) - GERMANY - JUN 16, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
(bottle) Clear straw color with a quite steady white foam. Clean malty aroma with some hints of grassy hops and citrus. Soft sweet malty flavour. Malty taste with a herbal/grassy hoppiness. Really not bad Dortmunder-like brew.
Arayaga2 (1877) - portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 11, 2005
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Sweet grassy smell. Clear yellow with mild carbonation and semiskunky taste not completely dissimilar to a Heineken.
jgentgesdo (679) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - JUN 8, 2005
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle, with Thai food. Pours thin yellow with thin head. No nose to speak of. Flavor is sour and seemed stale, slight skunkiness. My biggest disappointment was that it did not stand up to the spicy Thai food. Bleh.
Fish (440) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 6, 2005
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
I’ve got to stop paying four dollars for a bottle of imported premium lager. It’s just not worth it. There is nothing of interest in this beer other than the fact that the label says it is made in Thailand. I think I’ve ruined my taste for these type of lagers by drinking so many craft ales. I guess it’s my own fault for liking interesting beer so much.
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 5, 2005
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Pours gold with a small head. Gold in color. Drinkable, but nothing much to speak of in the way of taste or smell other than a fleeting hint of malt and a stale hop or two.
OlivierMTL (711) - Quebec, CANADA - JUN 3, 2005
1.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
UPDATED: SEP 17, 2005 Blonde très pale à l’allure de pilsner industrielle. Dégagement gazeux très actif lors du service mais ne réussissant pourtant qu’à créer une timide mousse blanche au caractère pleinement éphémère. Sirop de maïs, céleri et choux bouilli se moquent du grain qui se résigne à prendre la fuite aussitôt. Passablement sucré en bouche, absence flagrante de houblon malgré le faible caractère épicé. Finale sèche et métallique attaqué par l’alcool, devenant ainsi rapidement insupportable. La dernière raison valable pour aller en Thaïlande.
DocLock (8376) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 1, 2005
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Wow, I believe this is my first Thai beer, and I know it is my first Singha beer. Pale gold pour with medium fizzy white head. Aroma of sour malt, thiols, hopcit, slight Bangkok poontang. Tastes hopcity with some honey malt at the finish. Definitely better than Coors Light. The finish has a sweet, corny malt flavor which gets better as it warms. Not bad at all.
ALLOVATE (2549) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 29, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Began drinking one of these before sitting down for a grilled fish dinner. Seemed to compliment the food quite well, with it’s light body and subtle sweetness. Pours a brilliant pale gold with irregular bubbles failing to form a head (my sample was bought back from Thailand, by my grandmother). Husky and grainy aroma, subtle and quite dry, with lemon-grass and bay-leaves coming through and a very mild degree of DMS (maybe the sample). Very light on the tongue, crisp upfront and in the back and huskily dry across the palate. A little honey, for sweetness, upfront and leafy, lemony hops all the way through to the short crisp, grapefruit swallow. Quite balanced and unusual in a typically South-east Asian lager way. Sessionable, well suited to the summer months and turned out to be a lot better than I was expecting.
bark (255) - Linköping, SWEDEN - MAY 28, 2005
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. The colour is yellow; the semi-compact foam builds a quite high head.
The smell is dry-bitter, fresh and rather neutral.
The bitterness is surprisingly large; it is almost like drinking a German pilsner. There are some notes of dry malt, some white bread and a fine citric touch. The aftertaste is a bit bitter sour with notes of lemon/lime. It is rather long and dry.
Mouthfeel is quite strong and pleasant with lots of big bubbles.
A good lager with more flavour than I had expected, and it works very well with spicy food.