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Angkor Beer - Cambrew / Angkor Brewery

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29 Ratings
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Ratings: 29
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 2.37
pDev: 26.58%
Wants: 2
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Cambrew / Angkor Brewery visit their website

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-02-2002)
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Reviews by Shovelbum:
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2.58/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A pull-tab can. With a profile of Angkor Wat on the label. Bad-ass.

Pours a frothy white head over a clear golden body. Cereal and light malt are noticeable, but not dominant, in the aroma. There's also trace of hops that seem a bit past their prime. Taste is mildly sweet with low bitterness. It's actually fairly smooth. Low carbonation for a lager with a moderate body that is not too watery.

This is right on par for Southeast Asian lagers, and is fairly innocuous. It's actually better than most of its N. American brethren in this style category. It makes a fine thirst quencher after clambering over Angkorian ruins all day-- and for that matter you cannot knock an archaeological themed beer!

Serving type: can

11-03-2007 09:02:32 | More by Shovelbum
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United Kingdom (Scotland)

1.51/5  rDev -36.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 1.75

330ml Can brought back from Cambodia as a gift:
Clear & light, golden straw colour with a tiny head that was bubbly whilst it lasted and then quickly disappeared.

Sweet & grainy with lots of corn and bread making up the nose. There was the odd hint of malts, a sticky sweetness and a generally poor, almost skunky aroma that didn't help things much. Some light citrus towards the end.

Sweet with cheap adjuncts, some rice or bread maybe and a hint of citrus, heavily diluted by water. The taste wasn't up to much at all and came across as quite tasteless and bland with too much sweetness at the end.

Watery and bland with not much going for it other than some weakened citrus and watered down bitterness plus a bucket load of cheap adjuncts. Thin & disappointing with hints of bitterness and not much else.

Another very poor Asian beer and one that I'm surprised I drank with such ease a few years ago. This one was watery, bland and had little going for it in the way of taste yet I can't remember it begin this bad in the past.

Serving type: can

08-24-2013 16:29:20 | More by flyingpig
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2.25/5  rDev -5.1%

08-08-2013 11:56:25 | More by beerpirates
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2.75/5  rDev +16%

04-09-2013 00:56:16 | More by randylangford
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2.75/5  rDev +16%

03-25-2013 13:58:07 | More by Poupae
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Ontario (Canada)

1.94/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

On tap for 50 cents a mug in Siem Reap. From notes.

A - Poured bright with a light golden colour. One finger white head gone fast. Very small amount of carbonation. No lace, no retention.

S - Grainy with crackers or bread. Corn. Sweet grain. Fairly typical.

T - Corn. Yellow lager familiarity. Sweet grain. Very pedestrian.

M - A bit of dryness with corn husk in the finish. Very mild carbonation, medium body. Body is interesting, but carbonation is so off.

O/D - Tasted this 100s of times before. Plain. Unfortunately this is what a lot of the world thinks beer is. Easy to drink, but why?

Serving type: on-tap

02-21-2013 12:58:48 | More by tbeckett
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3/5  rDev +26.6%

12-05-2012 04:40:57 | More by morfius85
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Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev +26.6%

11-07-2012 02:25:11 | More by cfalovo97
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4.08/5  rDev +72.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The most popular beers in Cambodia are infact imported. But this one is brewed in sihanoukville, cambodia. They started the brewering in 1990. The beer and the label is inspired from Angkor Wat, the temple from 1100 by the Khmer-kingdom.It can be bought in USA and Europe.But the big importers are Japan and Canada.

Serving type: bottle

08-31-2012 18:32:59 | More by Tepsitola
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3/5  rDev +26.6%

07-12-2012 08:25:40 | More by hanwong
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3/5  rDev +26.6%

06-25-2012 22:56:15 | More by morlboroburn
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Ontario (Canada)

2/5  rDev -15.6%

06-25-2012 20:47:07 | More by yossarian
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2.5/5  rDev +5.5%

06-01-2012 10:05:00 | More by sd123
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District of Columbia

1.3/5  rDev -45.1%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

Had a 22 oz bomber in Angkor Wat, Cambodia. No freshness date but it couldn't be that old...

A - looks like straw yellowish lager, typical for the style

S - oh wow this smells bad, sweet-ish sour-ish kind-of-chemical-ish-almost-rank. very disappointed already

T - this is all wrong. maybe tastes like sour corn flakes?

M/F - feels like beer? have to give it an average rating because smell and taste were so off-putting that i didn't really register the mouthfeel. apologies

O - some beer wizard friends have explained how brewing processes that use "shortcuts" create different chemicals in beers, which creates scuzzy flavors as well as dreadful hangovers. dunno how to pinpoint those chemicals, but this is definitely "shortcut" beer. flee on sight

Serving type: bottle

10-16-2011 07:52:14 | More by bat6
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2.45/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

The colour is straw yellow; the liquid is clear. The two finger head builds with a fizzing sound; it is airy and white. No lacing occurs.

The rather strong smell is very malty with some clean bitter notes and a somewhat sticky sweetness. It is not all fresh.

The taste is sweet with some vegetable hints. I found some notes of old French loaf. There are some clean chemical bitter hints in the background. The aftertaste adds more vegetables, some chemical/artificial bitter flavours and a growing flavour of alcohol.

The carbonation is medium to mild, the small bubbles feels a little tired. The liquid is light, but not watery.

Just another tropical lager, although it became a little better when I had some spicy crisps along with the beer.

Serving type: can

05-13-2010 21:13:15 | More by bark
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1.55/5  rDev -34.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Clear yellow with fizzy but thick, briefly, white head. Looks like your basic adjunct lager, which it is.

With an aggressive swirl I eventually find some straw like sweetness.

A bit of malty sweetness with a mild adjuncty aftertaste. Yuck. After a few bites of Indian food it tastes a little better, with the sweetness stronger and something almost minty, but that is surely from the food. As the food fades the minty becomes adjuncty again.

Benign and thin, with the aforementioned unpleasant aftertaste.

If you've tasted one SE Asian lager, you have tasted them all, with BeerLao regular being a very modest step up, and the BeerLao dark a more significant improvement. For anyone with even the most passing interest in quality beer, this one begs to be slammed fast while ice cold. But on Pub Street in Siem Reap, Cambodia, at 50 cents a draft, it is cheaper than water or a soft drink with your meal.

In defense of Cambodia, versus some of its neighbors, Guinness Foreign Extra can be had in the shops for $1.25, there are a few local stouts, and a couple of Germans available as well.

Serving type: on-tap

03-10-2010 02:38:49 | More by sprucetip
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2.1/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Angkor is not that good of a beer, but I would recommend it if you're traveling in Cambodia for one main reason: it's usually available on tap. It looks like a lager; clear yellow with a slight white head. Nose is light and grainy. Taste has some hops at the end, but not much. Mouthfeel is thin. Still, it's fun to drink Angkor with the locals or the other tourists. Maybe sure you shop around before picking a bar to drink this at - prices can be doubled or tripled at "fancier" bars.

Serving type: on-tap

08-24-2007 00:16:43 | More by shivtim
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1.73/5  rDev -27%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Another Australian International Beer Awards Winner - the signs aren't good. Red and gold label, some Khmer on it and a picture of the famous Angkor Wat, which adorns everything in Cambodia from the flag to the flagstones.

Yellow piss colour. Light carbonation feeds a large-bubbled head, that disappears very quickly into a slight ring of suds.

Slight malty sweetness on the nose, but not much else. Hint perhaps of freshly turned earth, or to put it a better way: dirt. Not great.

Slightly bitter light lager palate. Finish is rather clean, but the beer is ultimately pretty flavourless. Mouthfeel is also quite flat, designed for quick drinking.

More Cambodian swill, I'm afraid. No taste, no character, just bland lager to quench a dry dehydrated thirst.

It's a real shame the Cambodian beer can't stack up to the fabulous Cambodian cuisine - I would have loved something decent to go with their fantastic curries and stir-fries...

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2007 05:05:56 | More by lacqueredmouse
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2.93/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

The aroma was a little grassy from the hops and had some sweet malty notes as well. It pores with a thin white head that dissipated quickly. Like most lagers, it was a pale straw color and clear. There was almost no lace. The malts were much more prominent on the pallet. The hops were also more citrusy and floral than earthy. There was a sharp mild bitterness. As the beer warms, more of the grain flavor of the malt came out. It finished dry with a very mild, almost sour, bitterness. It had a slightly fuller body than most pale ales, almost a medium body, and had very lively carbonation. It was at least as good as a Bud, but closer in most respects to a Corona.

Serving type: can

10-25-2006 23:08:48 | More by Countpopeula
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Angkor Beer from Cambrew / Angkor Brewery
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