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

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BA SCORE
62
poor

370 Ratings
THE BROS
55
awful

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Ratings: 370
Reviews: 169
rAvg: 2.61
pDev: 23.75%
Wants: 2
Gots: 17 | 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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stevoj

Germany

3/5  rDev +14.9%

04-11-2012 15:29:47 | More by stevoj
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OldTime

Georgia

2.5/5  rDev -4.2%

04-08-2012 19:16:24 | More by OldTime
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rev_jimmy

New York

1/5  rDev -61.7%

04-07-2012 12:38:24 | More by rev_jimmy
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MarkyMOD

Colorado

2.5/5  rDev -4.2%

04-05-2012 20:44:03 | More by MarkyMOD
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bigred89

Maryland

1.25/5  rDev -52.1%

04-03-2012 15:14:41 | More by bigred89
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airbag11

New York

3/5  rDev +14.9%

03-30-2012 17:41:14 | More by airbag11
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redfox405

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev +14.9%

03-25-2012 03:12:55 | More by redfox405
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

2.68/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Pours a crystal clear medium yellow in color with light to moderate amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a half finger tall white head that reduces to a thin small patch and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light lacing is observed.

S: The aroma of this beer is on the lighter side and slightly one dimensional - with that dimension being the malts. I can definitely smell some malts and lots of adjunct malts with the corn being the heaviest of the aromas. There is something lightly floral in the aroma as well.

T: Like the smell, the flavor of this beer is on the lighter side and slightly one dimensional. The beer is sweet but very malty - with much of the malty flavor being contributed from the adjunct malts and more specifically the corn.

M: Light bodied with moderate to high amounts of carbonation. On the slightly thin/watery side but fizzy.

O: Not a bad beer, a little light on the flavor and aroma but definitely easy to drink and sessionable. Obviously this would pair well with spicy food due to the sweetness. Something I would likely order again when out for Thai food as most of the Thai restaurants in the area stock Thai beers and this one is a little bit superior to some of the others.

Serving type: bottle

03-21-2012 20:53:07 | More by dbrauneis
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TheBrewo

Michigan

3.48/5  rDev +33.3%
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
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javiernano

California

2.5/5  rDev -4.2%

03-06-2012 07:42:24 | More by javiernano
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mactrail

Washington

2.6/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Looks OK in the glass with a nice foam on the pale lemon color. Where does this sweet cardboard flavor come from? Certainly beer-like, but that flat, sweet taste is not what I hope for. Hard to get the taste out of your mouth. Some hops in the mix, but everything is dulled and beat down. A slight nose of cereal. Metallic aftertaste.

This was the one unusual beer in a crappy liquor store in Palm Springs, Calif.

Serving type: bottle

02-22-2012 06:52:36 | More by mactrail
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djcira

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -4.2%

02-19-2012 20:29:11 | More by djcira
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EmperorBevis

United Kingdom (England)

2.28/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Well the Thai people must be amongst the most generous in the world because the bottle says a pint and my handled mug says there is at least 1 1/4 pints in that there bottle.

I'll be brutally honest here I am not a huge lager fan so with the pale yellow body and absolutely no head it looks like someone has already drank this and.. well you get the idea

very malty aroma with subtle floral notes probably the best thing about this beer.

I don't like the taste, too malty, too dry not enough hops not enough bitter tastes leaving the moth with almost a saccharin after taste.

Very watery mouthfeel and overly fizzy

I suppose it wouldn't harm too much to give it a try in a Thai restaurant but otherwise give a wide birth.

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2012 21:25:39 | More by EmperorBevis
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JohnBeerRun

Georgia

3/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I tried this beer one night eating out at a Thai restaurant. The waiter insisted that I try it. The color was a dark yellow color with a thin head. The smell was kind of skunky with a normal domestic smell mixed in. As for the taste, it's what I was expecting from an Asian beer, dry and bitter.

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2012 14:56:49 | More by JohnBeerRun
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LJWalker

Alabama

2.5/5  rDev -4.2%

02-06-2012 19:28:20 | More by LJWalker
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shigg85

Japan

3/5  rDev +14.9%

01-31-2012 06:43:00 | More by shigg85
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zest4itall

Georgia

3/5  rDev +14.9%

01-23-2012 01:28:25 | More by zest4itall
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kmckinnon87

Texas

2/5  rDev -23.4%

01-21-2012 21:09:10 | More by kmckinnon87
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thekevlarkid

Maryland

2.58/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Out of a bottle this Thai beer was a clear, golden color with one finger of white head. The retention of the cap was average and it left scattered lacing. The aroma was of adjunct grains especially corn along with some light sweet malt. The flavors were similar dominated by the corny grain with some hints of sweet malt, bread and grassy hops behind that. The mouthfeel was average, the body medium/light and the carbonation appropriate. Passable, but little more than that.

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2012 02:32:00 | More by thekevlarkid
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t420o

California

2.5/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Chang beer

A- pour produces a half finger white fizzy head that recedes quick leaving no lacing. Beer is straw colored 2.5 

S- adjunct lager and a sweet almost perfume type smell. Almost smells like that rubber thing they put over your nose when they put you  sleep with gas. Interesting 2 

T- euro lager Taste without a metallic
Twang a lot of them have. Sweeter than most American adjuncts. Decent 2.5

M- pretty good mouthfeel. Good carbonation 3.5

O- I'd have it again but only if my choices were very limited 2.5

d+

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2012 20:29:37 | More by t420o
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Epicbeertime

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +34.1%

01-05-2012 01:53:47 | More by Epicbeertime
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Stoffel

Texas

2.5/5  rDev -4.2%

01-02-2012 20:30:08 | More by Stoffel
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diskoduk1

Massachusetts

2/5  rDev -23.4%

12-31-2011 02:02:12 | More by diskoduk1
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musicman575

California

2.7/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I drank it at the local Thai restaurant. I had it a couple years ago when I went to Thailand and it was horrid. I'm pretty sure the few cans I bought were several years expired. Tried it again tonight and at least it was fresh.

Pale, clear straw color with hardly any head.

Hardly any smell, but it was light and flowery with a bit of malt and lager yeast.

Pretty flavorless beer, but did good to settle the spicy eggplant I devoured. Tasted like all of the above smells with a wimpy hop finish. Overall unimpressive, but not a terrible beer.

Could've used a lot more body and carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

12-27-2011 08:47:58 | More by musicman575
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cycoduck

California

2.5/5  rDev -4.2%

12-27-2011 03:42:52 | More by cycoduck
Chang Beer (Export) from Cosmos Brewery (Thai Beverage Plc.)
62 out of 100 based on 370 ratings.