Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Boon Rawd Brewery – Singha

Singha is coined as the “Original Thai Beer”, it must have been back when they didn’t know much about making beer, and for their sake I hope they haven’t improved the recipe, because it still tastes like shit. But that’s not far from other Asian beers I’ve had. They all seem very medicinal, it’s almost as if people in Asia don’t wanna be drunk. With all the over population of there, I feel id have to be drunk most of the time just to deal with the congestion.

Boon Rawd Brewery was started specifically because the owner realized there weren’t many beers made in Asia, and thought he could profit from it.

They call this a pale lager, it has a nice think frothy head and smells crispy. When you taste it you say to yourself, “Wow, this beer is skunked”, but that’s actually how it’s suppose to taste. I’m guessing the fermented taste is a cultural delicacy. I watch a lot of Bizarre foods with Andrew Zimmern, and all the stuff he eats in Asia consists of fermented fish or bean paste, so fear factor should consider expanding outside the US., Joe Rogan would be a hit out there.

The beer cost me about 4 bucks, ABV is listed at 5%, has a light malt, a sour grassy taste, and a very dry finish. It’s probably not the worst lager out there, but it’s pretty bad.

Drinkability: 4/10
Taste: 3/10

Value: 4/10

Curb Appeal: 4/10

Overall: 3.75/10

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