A few months ago I was at a Thai festival and it was extremely hot. Normally I bypass macro lagers and Asian beers in particular I tend to dismiss. However, I had a draft Singha at this festival to quench my thirst and found that it was a surprisingly enjoyable beer.
I attributed my enjoyment to the fact that it was so hot and I was so thirsty but to make sure I ordered another one the next time I went to a Thai restaurant and once again I found it very enjoyable. It seems to have a maltier, more flavorful body than most lagers and it compliments Thai food very well. I eat a lot of Thai so I've been knocking back Singha's fairly often.
I don't mean to imply this is any sort of dramatic improvement over the light lager drinking experience but the subtle differences are noticeable and I think cross the line from something I don't want to drink to something I do want to drink.
So I was thinking Singha would be my little secret that I like to go to as a change of pace from heavily hopped IPA's or Russian Imperial stouts. Then I saw Singha reviewed in Beer Advocate Magazine and they gave it a "B" rating so I guess I'm not the only one.
I'm out of the closet.
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