Friday, 27 April 2012
The other night, at an upscale Thai restaurant, I enjoyed a bottle of Singha, a brew that hails from Pathumthani, Thailand. It's brewed by the Pathumthani Brewery Co. and comes in 330mL bottles. It's a pale lager and clocks in at 5% alcohol. The label proclaims that Singha is "the original Thai beer since 1933" and that it is "by Royal permission"--Fancy!
Singha has a very sweet, bready bouquet. The beer has a nice, bubbly body and a flavour that consists primarily of grain. There's also a hint of citric sourness in there somewhere. It builds to a dry, hoppy conclusion. It's a mild beer, but a pleasant one.
Singha makes some quality southeast Asian suds. It's refreshing and drinkable, with a relatively robust flavour. Worth sampling.
Rating: 7.5 out of 10.