Chang Beer (Export) - Cosmos Brewery (Thai Beverage Plc.)
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Reviews by TheBrewo:
3.48/5 rDev +33.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
This beer was served from the bottle into a 14 ounce Weizen glass at Bamboo Bernie’s in Maho, St. Maarten. It shown the color of toasted straw, and held a two finger head of creamy white bubbles. This retained decently, leaving a ring of bubbles around the glass for the remainder of the tasting. Lacing was spotty and minimal. There was a permeable haze throughout the liquid, and average carbonation. The nose was adjuncty with barley and rice grain. There was a faint toast, and some white sugar sweetness. As we sipped, the flavoring opened up with your basic adjuncty grain. This flowed with flour and powdered apples. There was fruity sweetness, and a light soury twang, but these did little to crack through the grain. The flavor both smoothed and evened out through the middle, with cleaner grain, and a lemony freshness. This vibe remained through to the finish, where more of the same washed the palate. There was a final creaminess of softer wheat and rice. The aftertaste breathed of grain, a dry grassiness, minerals, and flour. The body was medium and the carbonation was medium. The mouth was coated and wet, with nice slurp and pop to finish each sip. Ultimately there was a slight puckering dryness, but it was pleasant. The abv was appropriate, and the beer drank easily for the style.
Overall, what we enjoyed most about the brew was how it evened out through the flavoring, and how nicely it finished. For the style it was nicely balanced, and not overly sour or biting with the adjuncts and mineral bitters. There was a creamy pop and good look to it as well, making for a decent beer to go with some cheap Chinese food or sushi.
Serving type: bottle
03-18-2012 05:18:46 | More by TheBrewo
More User Reviews:
1.35/5 rDev -48.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5
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.
Serving type: bottle
03-08-2014 02:02:34 | More by FLima
Chang Beer (Export) from Cosmos Brewery (Thai Beverage Plc.)
62 out of 100 based on 306 ratings.