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Chang Beer (Export) - Cosmos Brewery (Thai Beverage Plc.)

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BA SCORE
62
poor

471 Ratings
THE BROS
55
awful

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Ratings: 471
Reviews: 197
rAvg: 2.59
pDev: 23.55%
Wants: 5
Gots: 59 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Cosmos Brewery (Thai Beverage Plc.) visit their website
Thailand

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Gusler on 12-20-2002

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Ratings: 471 | Reviews: 197
Photo of Linkbane
3.3/5  rDev +27.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

A: Clear gold, very light foam.

S: Strong honey smell, relatively fruity.

T: Light, mild grainy taste, easy to drink at any temperature.

M: Mild carbonation, relatively smooth.

R: Overall, this beer's strongest point is how easy it is to drink. Drinking it cold was good, even tepid it was fine. Otherwise, not special, but something I wouldn't ever mind. The taste was rather bland, I would enjoy some more fruity flavor or more carbonation.

Photo of HamdenHector
2.95/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

A: crystal clear; pale gold in color; <1 finger white head that receded to a very thin collar; no lacing;

S: more than anything else, corn; light sweet malt;

T: a little grainy; corn; no bitterness; aftertaste is sweet apple;

M: light to medium bodied; moderate to high carbonation;

O: a bad representation of a style I don't like;

Photo of pat61
3/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

L: Pours brilliant gold under a thin, quickly dissipating white foam collar that produces splotchy lace.
S: Has a moderately light nose with light grains, clean malts and some faint hop spice.
T: Clean light malts on the palate with a light hop accent. No fruit but a little mineral especially on the finish.
F: Light, crisp, clean, effervescent.
O: A thin somewhat bland beer with little to recommend it.

Photo of McStagger
2.33/5  rDev -10%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.25

Is what it is. Pale yellow. No retention. Fruity aroma with a fair bit of adjunct. Little happiness. Very, very dry. Keep ice cold and slug em back. Pairs decently with Asian cuisine.

Photo of RonJensen
1.12/5  rDev -56.8%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

This beer has nothing to offer. You're better off drinking a variety of better AAL from reputable companies with higher standards.

Photo of toronadotornado
2.99/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Siam by the Sea Thai Restaurant - Port Douglas, Australia - bottle (tried first in Thailand in January 2014 before joining BA)

Photo of Liranmov
3.13/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

it got a pale yellowish color when poured with a thin foam head.
The taste is fruity and sweet with a nice aftertaste though it doesn't last very long.

Photo of BeerWithMike
2.88/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Sampling right now on 4/21/15. Comes in a 330ml (11.2 ounce) bottle. From the Cosmos Brewery (Thai Beverage Plc.) in Bangkok, Thailand. Bottle chilled down down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured to a flute glass.

Brew pours a pale straw-yellow in color with a very thin white head. Really no lacing to mention except for a small amount when sipped that slides back down the sides of the glass. The aroma is just of some sweet grains that is slightly 'musty', like wet hay. Pretty much is said for the taste. Nothing else stands out for the taste. Not bitter or harsh aftertaste though. Finishes slightly crisp and dry even. Really nothing special but worth a try since how many brews from Thailand have you tried? Yeah exactly. Lighter-bodied with good carbonation. Overall it was just OK.

Photo of Misanthropy_Sipping
2.03/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Decided to give it a try, what the heck. I actually kind of enjoyed Singha.

Pours a very pale gold, light straw. A crisp and quickly dissipating white head. Nothing special but it is a nice color.

Smells…like damp hay and raw grain. Slightly sweet in a white bread sort of way. A bit musty, like an old barn after a gentle rain… pasture-y.

Taste is pretty bland. Nothing really that stands out overall. It tastes slightly like it smells. Of damp hay and raw grain. It has a mineral sort of quality to it. Something that reminds of me Perrier sparkling water. It is light enough that I actually seem to get a hint of alcohol. The sweet, grain like undertone is most prominent overall.

Mouthfeel is okay, a bit tacky. Crisp… but oddly tacky. It is light… it is fizzy.

Overall, I would stick with Singha if I were to have a run of the mill Asian beer. Though f you were desperate and in need of a beer abroad, this would do. It makes me think a lot of drinking San Miguel when I was traveling in Spain. It is just beer and should probably be consumed no more than one on a hot day.

Photo of JobiWanKenob
1.77/5  rDev -31.7%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Brutal, tastes like formaldahyde mixed with buffalo piss with a hint of cereal grains. Terrible headache in tne morning, however i did drink 10 bottles. Not recommended.

Photo of LakerLeith
1/5  rDev -61.4%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Very bland, empty bodied beer. Not for me!

Photo of Dirrrty_Kurty
2.72/5  rDev +5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Was our go to while in Thailand as there was not much else. Was a good value but did come with a vicious "Changover"

Photo of rjplumer
2.13/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Clear golden bubbly body with a soap bubbly head that thins quick. Thin sweet grass aroma. Faint malt and spice taste. Clean and crisp finish.

Photo of derekgw123
1.88/5  rDev -27.4%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

Tried this at a local Thai place. Way to dry and flavorless.

Photo of captaincoffee
2.44/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

I lived in Thailand 4 times and spent a total of about 5 years there, so I felt i should at least take the time to write about their beers...which are all bad. There are a few local brew places that are okay, but the stuff sold in stores is all bad.
Not much to say about Chang specifically. Cheap bad beer from Thailand. Piss.

Photo of AngusOg
3.1/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Yes it is bland and boring, but nothing unpleasant like some of these AALs. A touch of sweet malts in the finish. Easy drinker that pretty much goes down like water. I could easily polish off a few of these in a warm climate, and isn't that kind of the point of these export AALs?

Photo of Davepoolesque
2.64/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Goes perfectly well spice Thai food. Besides that, it's pretty flavorless. Refreshing.

Photo of Alex-Alkis
1.85/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Boring and a bit unpleasant beer that lacks character. Quite expensive too.

Photo of SuperMario
3.16/5  rDev +22%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Really Beeradvocate? You are forcing me to write a review of this beer just to rate it? Here goes:

I am at my hotel in Bangkok. This is crappy Thai beer. It's 6%, so it's doing the job a little better than the 5% piss available. Don't expect anything spectacular. Tastes like singha, tiger, San miguel, asahi, or any other asian piss!

Photo of Fishbulb1
2.91/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Had one while waiting for my takeout at my local Thai restaurant. I have to say, it's not terrible and I was expecting it to be pretty bad. Reminds me a bit more of a Czech pilsner thanan adjunct lager. Definitely has a sweet malt backbone that beers of this type don't usually have. No particularly off flavors and I have to attribute that to its 5/15/15 sell be date. In truth its actually pretty good. So based on the reviews I've seen, get one of these fresh if you can or don't bother.

Photo of Andrewziggy
3.49/5  rDev +34.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Pretty mucha carbon copy of the aroma profile. Mildly sweet with orange and mandarin and a slightly sour nip at the end so it is like eating a mandarin that is just on the turn.

Photo of Spikester
3.75/5  rDev +44.8%

Clear golden with two fingers of white head. Head lasts about five minutes. No lacing in evidence.
The smell is lightly skunked probably due to the age of this bottle. It says best before 05 15 14.
Taste is pure European Pilsner. Very smooth malts with an herbal hop note to balance.
Mouthfeel was slightly under carbonated and light bodied.
Overall a suprisingly tasty beer. I will try to find a fresher version to see if it improves any.

Photo of safaricook
2/5  rDev -22.8%

Not a good beer, very sweet taste, almost no hops/bitterness detectable. Aroma is the same. Probably some DMS. Drink it cold!

Photo of BeerDrinkersWorldTour
2.51/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Appearance - Very pale kilned malts colour with a two finger head of soapy foam head that dies to patchy lace over and leaves zero lacing on the glass sides.

Smell - Mild slightly sweet malt with orange mandarin aroma and and a slight sour element.

Taste - Pretty mucha carbon copy of the aroma profile. Mildly sweet with orange and mandarin and a slightly sour nip at the end so it is like eating a mandarin that is just on the turn.

Mouthfeel - Slightly thin and mercifully no linger.

Overall - Slightly better than I had expected this beer is not dreadful and with some spicy food it is drinkable but it is not one I will ever buy again and I would never serve it to real people.

Photo of Lard_City
2.54/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Between Chang and Singha I prefer Singha.

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Chang Beer (Export) from Cosmos Brewery (Thai Beverage Plc.)
62 out of 100 based on 471 ratings.