Monday, August 1, 2011

Beereview: Singha Premium Import

Let me first start by saying... Nick, I'm glad you're still alive. I thought the idea of substituting a Super Big Gulp of liquid veggies from each one of your meals was a little insane. You've made it through the ordeal. What's next? Placing onion slices in your shoes?

I just went to the beach this weekend as the temperatures soar all across the states... and it was wonderful. Did a little sunbathing, threw around a football, drank some beer. It was a damn find weekend. Also saw Horrible Bosses... all I have to say is that Jennifer Aniston is hotter than ever...

Oh, right! Also went to the bar Friday night. I have to admit. I have a dirty little secret when I'm at the bar. If I go to a bar, and it has Icehouse on tap... I just have to get myself one. Why? I'm not really sure. The cost is good... about $2.50 for a 32 oz. beer is a killer deal. I don't care how bad it is (unless it's Chelada). There's just something about the blatant lack of taste, and super-fast drink-ability that brings me back to my college days. Where the beer was cold, the sports were fun, and winter and summer break lasted eons. Ahhhh college...

Don't hate me because I'm beautiful. I know you have a vice as well. If you're man (or woman) enough you'll post it below. On to the Beereview...

This is another beer that is from my local brew store I wrote about a little while back, Wine Styles. I probably should've reviewed this beer a few weeks ago when the heat was really kicking up. I've been doing a long line of ales. It's been some time since I've thaied out a lager.Well I've got my shoes thaied. I've thaied out some other brews. I'm thaied to the thought that I'm going to have this beer. Thai think you'll really enjoy this post....

Do YOU know the
capital of Thailand?
Singha Premium Import is a beer imported from Thailand (anyone saw that coming?). It's got a relatively modest white label, and classifies itself as the "original Thai beer." No fancy stories, but it certainly is proud by it's Thai heritage. Do you know the capital of Thailand? Bangkok. And that's where this beer is brewed, at the "Boon Rawd Brewery."

This beer is light. I mean real light. For a second I almost thought clear. The layer of foam is bright white, and the retention is good. What scares me a bit is the aroma. Why would the aroma scare me you say? No, it doesn't smell like death, or whatever the mother-in-law is cooking. It smells like Colt 45. I imagine it can't give me an instant hangover like the Colt did, but that skunky smell is very pervasive. Odd, cause the beer comes in a brown bottle, so it's like not skunked. Lets kick this pig...

Relief. No I didn't just pee myself. This beer tastes nothing like the Colt. The beer is very smooth. VERY light on taste. I'd really almost mistake it for an American light lager... A brew judge told me once "to judge an American Light Lager, you take a sip, and if you taste anything, it's not following style." I couldn't tell if he was kidding or not, but it is very true. This beer could be dangerous though. Weighing in at 5% ABV, this beer is high for it's style, which I'd assume is American Light Lager. Obviously this beer isn't American, but a lot of countries will brew beer to specifically cater to American tastes. This is a great beer for a summer day if you don't want to be carrying around a lot of limes.

Had it? Agree with me? Post below. Also post your dirty little beer secret or vice and lets get a conversation started.

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