SilkTork (5883) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - NOV 9, 2017 chriso (7536) - London, Greater London, - JUN 24, 2013
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
330ml bottle at pre-GBBF shindig, August 2009. Pale gold with a few stray floaties. A bit sweet with no discernible hop bite. Rather grainy and a bit papery. Couldn’t spy a best before date on the bottle but I know this was a bit old so I’ll cut it a little slack. I doubt it would have been much better fresh though. Not exactly horrible. Just another of those hot climate lagers that may be serviceable on its home patch (or maybe with food at a Thai restaurant) if it’s ice cold and you are thirsty but doesn’t really do anything else.
330ml green bottle, filtered, from Beers Of Europe. This is harmless and drinkable. Quite nice. It's a typical global pale lager, so there's no character, but there's no nasty or off flavours either. It'll quench your thirst. It's OK. kdd230 (97) - Carshalton, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 4, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 6, 2017 Large bottle in Bangkok. Pours a dark gold with a slight head. Aroma of malt, grain. Taste of rice, malt, some sweetness. Slightly different to the usual Thai macros but still disappointing. YantarCoast (1558) - Moscow, RUSSIA - OCT 12, 2017
330ml bottle from Beers of Europe. Brewed in Cambodia. Pours dark gold with a small white head. Aroma is rice, butterscotch, grain. Taste is light sweet, rice, caramel. LazyPyro (1677) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 15, 2017
330ml bottle. Clear golden pour with a huge head that completely disappears fairly quickly. Aroma: light malt, grain, soap. Taste: same as the aroma, grainy (rice?), grass, soapy chemical taste completely ruins it, got worse as it went on so drain poured the rest. Light watery body, average carbonation. Probably a bad bottle but Singha and Chang are much better than this. Hermod (8417) - Vantaa, FINLAND - AUG 17, 2017
Bottle from friend.
Poured golden color with a thin white head.
Hard to find any aroma.
Mostly some rice, sweetness and light harshness.
IPAHater73 (2) - AFGHANISTAN - JUL 5, 2017 does not count
Definitely by far the best Thai made beer sold in Thailand, though it probably may not be the best beer in the world (that’s Carlsberg as we all know). It has some resemblance to great Czech beers but with much milder tones. It’s sold in Big C’s for a bit more premium than the typical Thai beers but practically never found in any bars, I guess it just got too much taste for average expat Joe. Giving it the highest score here as it really is the only Thai made beer you can place on the premium category. AshtonMcCobb (6953) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 26, 2017
Bottle from Lupe Pinto. allmyvinyl (11073) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 26, 2017
Appearance - golden with a thin head.
Nose - light caramel or dare I say butterscotch.
Taste - definitely the same again.
Palate - light bodied and could be cleaner on the finish.
Overall - not great.
Bottle shared with Ashton McCobb. Pours clear golden with a short-lived thin white head. Aromas of light malt and corn. Light white sugar. Taste is watery butterscotch. Thin, saccharine finish. Skarecrow (979) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 19, 2017
330ml bottle colui72 (1118) - HONG KONG - APR 19, 2017
Pale straw color with OK head
Grainy rice aroma.
Slight bitterness then oxidation (BB 21/03/17) and a bland thin generic lager palate.
Usual macro lager, golden, minimal fast fading head. Aroma of macro lager hops, taste of faint lager malts, rice, with some notes of lemon, a bit sweet, slightly better than other Thai brews, but still... it’s a San Miguel.