Brewer: Boon Rawd
This isnâ€™t actually a Cambodian beer, itâ€™s brewed in Thailand by the same folks that bring Singha Lager to Indochina. Boon Rawd introduced it in the 1990s to compete for the bottom end of the Thai market where Singha dare not tread and, sadly, it has made its way into Cambodia, possibly aimed at people who donâ€™t find the leopard on the can confusing. Leo is Latin for â€œlionâ€, but my guess is that it is also Thai for â€œinsipidâ€.
Boon Rawd says: â€œLeo Beer is a full-flavored standard lager beer with a smooth and pleasant finishâ€
I say: Another beer so thin that it has an aerodynamic quality. At the very least, you can tell that there actually is some malt in there, somewhere, hidden behind a weak honey smell. Itâ€™s characterless but not irredeemably awful.