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

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62
poor

324 Ratings
THE BROS
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awful

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Ratings: 324
Reviews: 162
rAvg: 2.61
pDev: 24.14%


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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: DoubleJ on 12-01-2007)
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Reviews by Avryle:
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Avryle

New York

2.48/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Drank the sh** out of this beer while in Thailand. I'll tell you- it was phenomenal at $0.25USD a bottle and when this is the only option! Picked up a bottle for nostalgia.

A- Pale, watery straw color. White head- big on the pour. Dissipates quikly

S- Smells like straw & minimal piney hops

T- Mmmm. Macro swill. Well, you can't have the good without the bad. Not much taste to speak of. Adjuncty-light malts and yuck.

M- Thin & watery with active carbonation.

D- if its really hot, you're in Thailand and you have a quarter, buy a Chang. If you're in the US, use it to buy a gumball.

Serving type: bottle

05-20-2008 23:34:36 | More by Avryle
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2.84/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

I would say that this beer is just like any other asian pale lager, and in many ways it is. It pours from the bottle with a pale, straw-yellow color topped by a fizzy white head, and there is almost no discernible aroma other than a mild mustiness and a faint graininess. The flavor does have a bit more character than most, though, with a bit of grassy hops and a nicely sweet cereal malt character. Overall, this beer isn't going to be something I search out, but it went just fine with a nice green curry.

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2.59/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Had a bottle poured into a pint glass as an accompaniment to a really good green curry. I am fairly familiar with this beer from years of eating in Thai restaurants but usually choose Singha. Here Chang gets the formal review treatment. A pale straw yellow beer, maybe just veering towards lemon, with minimal white foam even when poured aggressively. Aroma is primarily cooked vegetable DMS, old malt, and a nondescript spice note ... I might be getting a hint of lemon or some other dried out citrus fruit. Palate is also dominated by DMS, doughy pale malt that evokes cheap white bread, and low key grassy hops coupled with the odd apple juice or artificial banana fruity note that pokes out here and there. Diacetyl? Thin, super fizzy, and finishes crisp and clean despite the sweet start, although I did notice a propensity to get sweeter and a bit rank as the beer warmed up. Its a standard American adjunct lager from Asia. Cooked, sweet, bland. I choose Singha for a reason.

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Yellow golden color with a thin fluffy head with very short retention.
Aroma of booze, cereals and oxidized lemon.
Flavor of sweet cereals, cooked vegetables, lots of diacetyl and booze, oxidation and a spicy sensation. Dry aftertaste with a light bitterness.
Light body with good carbonation.
This is much worse than its local competitor Singha and also behind our local mass adjunct lagers. Awkward flavor with lots of off-flavors with a low drinkability. To toss it, a sin I at any cost.

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Chang Beer (Export) from Cosmos Brewery (Thai Beverage Plc.)
62 out of 100 based on 324 ratings.