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

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BA SCORE
62
poor

352 Ratings
THE BROS
55
awful

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Ratings: 352
Reviews: 166
rAvg: 2.61
pDev: 24.14%
Wants: 2
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
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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Jason

Massachusetts

2.25/5  rDev -13.8%

01-12-2013 05:53:44 | More by Jason
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BeerAdvocate

Massachusetts

2.28/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

From BeerAdvocate Magazine Volume II, Issue I:

Thai beer is one of a few brands to make it to the US. Crisp and crackling white lace drops quickly to a thin ring. Pale yellow color. Clarity is good, fine-filtered for sure. Cooked veggies bring a little bit of DMS to the aroma and the grassiness from the hops only intensifies that smell, not much malt in the nose. Big time cooked hops and husky grains in tow yield a rough grassy flavor throughout that borders astringent in character. Quick kiss of malt sweetness is pushed aside by a modest, yet still biting, hop bitterness. With each sip the flavor turns faster and faster in a downward astringent spiral. Dry finish with a bothersome aftertaste that just won't shake the astringency.

Not a clean lager by any means. You have to feel pity for the people of Thailand if this is their top-selling beer. We'd certainly prefer a solid pilsner or IPA over this beer when we want a plate of pad thai. All in all, pass on this one ... not even worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2009 16:50:09 | More by BeerAdvocate
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Straw- colored with little foam, Chang beer has a nose that is vegetable- like and very faint. There is no head of foam to speak of and the body of the beer is completely clear.

This beer has a rather bland flavor profile. It features the taste of sweet grains, the lightest caramel, and some barely perceptible hops. The beer is sweet overall and the body is a little on the flat side. A touch of toasted malt flavor comes through with repeated sips, but the beer remains light in overall flavor.

I’m having a really tough time rating this beer. It has a certain adjunct- laden taste that is unappetizing, but on the other hand, it is fairly drinkable even if a little sweeter and less balanced than I prefer. I can think of better tasting Asian brews, but this one is tolerable if it’s all you can find. It is clean and reasonably crisp, even if quite bland and plain overall.

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Chang Beer (Export) from Cosmos Brewery (Thai Beverage Plc.)
62 out of 100 based on 352 ratings.