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

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197 Reviews

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Reviews: 197
Hads: 500
Avg: 2.65
pDev: 36.98%
Wants: 7
Gots: 69 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Cosmos Brewery (Thai Beverage Plc.) visit their website

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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Reviews: 197 | Hads: 500
Photo of Linkbane
3.3/5  rDev +24.5%
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.

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Photo of HamdenHector
2.95/5  rDev +11.3%
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;

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Photo of pat61
3/5  rDev +13.2%
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.

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Photo of McStagger
2.33/5  rDev -12.1%
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.

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Photo of Liranmov
3.13/5  rDev +18.1%
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.

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Photo of BeerWithMike
2.88/5  rDev +8.7%
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.

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Photo of Misanthropy_Sipping
2.03/5  rDev -23.4%
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.

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Photo of JobiWanKenob
1.77/5  rDev -33.2%
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.

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Photo of captaincoffee
2.44/5  rDev -7.9%
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.

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Photo of AngusOg
3.1/5  rDev +17%
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?

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Photo of SuperMario
3.16/5  rDev +19.2%
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!

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Photo of Fishbulb1
2.91/5  rDev +9.8%
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.

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Photo of Andrewziggy
3.49/5  rDev +31.7%
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.

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Photo of Spikester
3.75/5  rDev +41.5%

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.

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Photo of BeerDrinkersWorldTour
2.51/5  rDev -5.3%
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.

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Photo of hophugger
2.82/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

This is what I expected. An imported , probably mass produced beer from, from Thailand. Did I actually expect more?. The color is the best part of this beer. It is a crystal clear gold color with small bubbles rising from the bottom of thr glass and gently nudging the top of the beer. Head was fast and gone just as fast. Tiny lacing. Aroma is kind of like a damp skunk!. Taste also is like a damp skunk, lol. Seriously, it is an ok beer that I would drink very cold when I am looking for a quick buzz and I can pound a few of them

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Photo of AMDDD
2.75/5  rDev +3.8%

Presentation: Much like Singha, the label is satisfying enough. It looks like a crest for a long forgotten kingdom. I like to keep bottles around for decoration, and this is a mainstay just for the curiosity it creates

Appearance: Very light yellow color with small fizzy head that vanished in minute. Very fizzy beer

Smell: Sweet malty smell, but has a noticeable synthetic smell with it as well.

Taste: nothing inspiring at all. Not horrible by any means, same light bitterness and fruitiness like Singha, but only less noticeable.

Not a exciting beer, was it worth the $8 dollar a pack? yea I suppose, and sure it was more warmly received in my circle then a Budweiser or Corona, but I can go the rest of my life without it and would rather spend money on something else

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Photo of patra7
2.5/5  rDev -5.7%

I bought a bottle of this from Lidl supermarket, with low expectations and mainly for the sake of drinking a Thai beer.
Appearance: Yellow/gold color with 1 finger white head that does not last long.
Smell: What you would expect more or less [the benefit of very low expectations...]; some malt is the main thing that comes out.
Taste: This is where the beer falls hard on its face. Nothing that I could discern whatsoever and a really annoyingly flat aftertaste.
Mouthfeel: Light but discernible carbonation, light body, slick texture.
Drinkability/Overall: Overall has the character of a typical mass-produced lager. Fairly refreshing at first and I could picture drinking it (in absence of other choices) on a hot summer day, but other than that I would not want to try it again and barely did not mind trying it in the first place.

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Photo of jonb5
2.44/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

330ml bottle, poured into oversized Tripel Karmeliet tulip.

A: Pale golden, initial large head which faded so fast I thought there was somewhere else it had to be, no lacing, clear, looked flat.

S: Faint malt, sugar beet.

T: Over did the sweetness to the point of being unbalanced, hints of rubber.

M: Slightly heavy body, thick texture, no carbonation to speak of.

O: Not great, there are better lagers in Asia, drink if free but if choose something else if it’s available.

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Photo of lwillitz
2.99/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

11.15-oz bottle into weizen glass

A - 2 fingers white foam over a transparent body of straw yellow, tons of visible carbonation

S - adjunct grains (mainly corn), slight vegetable smell

T - corny grains, notes of grass and citrus from the hops, malt sweetness

M - slick medium body, high carbonation

O - a mediocre AAL

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Photo of djura
2.61/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Found it in Greece. Bottle 0,33l

A - Two finger creamy white foam, quickly vanished with some traces left in next few minutes. Golden color, clear with low carbonation.
S - Really bad pale malt, with some adjuncts and citrus notes.
T/M - It is refreshing. Huge lemon taste, it is almost half between from Lager to Radler. Medium to high carbonation, very low bitterness.

O - Citrus pale lager

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Photo of bighandsjohn
3.65/5  rDev +37.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Not too much flavor... almost watery.... however very drinkable. Reminds me of the Japanese beer "Asahi dry" . Goes down smooth and is the type of beer that I can drink a lot of at a barbeque on a sunny day. Nothing special. Very little aroma and after taste.

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Photo of BryanCarey
2.8/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

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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Photo of SanWrencho
3.23/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A light, inoffensive lager that succeeds in being a good complement to spicy foods. It's not as bad as some of the reviews claim! Hop fans will want to look elsewhere, as the hop flavor is almost non-existent although it does provide a little bitterness to counteract the malty sweetness. This should not be classified as an adjunct lager as it is an all-malt beer and its maltiness is its most pleasant characteristic. The bottle I drank was near the sell-by date, so while it was pretty drinkable, I am sure it would have been better 10 months ago!

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Photo of JuicesFlowing
1.33/5  rDev -49.8%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

Poured into a shaker pint glass.

Look: Hazy straw color. The white head recedes before I can blink, no film, no lacing.

Aroma: Stewed meats, cabbage. Sour.

Taste: Slightly sweet malt or adjunct beginning, then sour cabbage.

Mouthfeel: Metallic and carbonated.

Overall: Really uninspiring even for a cheap import.

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Chang Beer (Export) from Cosmos Brewery (Thai Beverage Plc.)
64 out of 100 based on 197 ratings.