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 (11940) - 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 (5661) - 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 (994) - 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 (1974) - 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 (6010) - 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.