Singha

SinghaEven though it’s billed as "the world’s most exotic beer," most people will simply see an American-style macro lager in Thailand’s Singha. Even for that, it’s not all that bad a beer.

Appearance: Crystal clear, pale straw yellow. Fluffy white head. Very much like a macro lager—slightly darker.

Smell: Corn, grain, slightly skunky. Lightly grassy hops.

Taste: Grainy, hoppy—mild and a tad spicy. Caramel. More flavorful than a typical American lager, but still light. Could see this matching with spicy foods (as in a Thai meal).

Mouthfeel: Light body, crisp, a bit of a bite which is surprising. A little gassy.

Overall: Better than most of the American macros. Day to day, though, I’d stick with my micros.

On BeerAdvocate, it scores 74 out of 100, with only 51% approval. On RateBeer, it scores 2.28 out of 5 and is in their 12th percentile.

One Response to Singha

  1. Stonch says:

    I hardly think Singha is an most people will simply see an "American-style macro lager". It seems to be a little known fact in the USA that the crappy lagers produced in other countries are not inspired by Bud, Miller and Coors – we all have our own fizzy yellow swill quite independent of yours!

    That aside, Singha’s ok with spicy food. The extra alcohol gives it a kick.