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

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BA SCORE
62
poor

372 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 372
Reviews: 169
rAvg: 2.61
pDev: 23.75%
Wants: 2
Gots: 17 | FT: 0
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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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OtherShoe2

Massachusetts

2.73/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Pours pale yellow with a decent foamy white head. Good clarity, no lace.

Sweet grass, some light malt in the nose. Some mineral notes, but real lean here.

Dry, thin, lightly bitter, with some bitter grassy malt. Some corn and mild grain. Dries out. Light flavored -- no depth.

Lighter bodied. Good carbonation. Not hated, but not great. The bitterness works, but there isn't much else to this one. Very light flavors.

Serving type: bottle

08-18-2011 00:32:44 | More by OtherShoe2
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DrJay

Massachusetts

1.85/5  rDev -29.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Straw yellow with faint haze and a white cap that quickly disappeared, other than a thin collar and a few spotty specks clinging to the glass. Mild aroma, dry malt extract and cooked corn, sweet with cereal graininess, a little grassy. The flavour is poorly balanced. Too much sweetness up front, not just malty but nearly sugary, grainy character, with bitterness that was quite low yet still sort of harsh and sharp. A bit fruity with lingering astringency and a hint of spiciness. The texture wasn't terrible, but wasn't appealing either -- low to medium bodied with rough carbonation. I'd pass on this in the future even if it was free.

Serving type: bottle

08-13-2011 19:19:14 | More by DrJay
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CrazyMike

Alberta (Canada)

2.95/5  rDev +13%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pale straw yellow apperance with thin white head that quickly disappears leaving some head. Smell consists of grain with some corn and honey. Hard to pick up though.

Taste consists is similar to the smell, grainy corn taste with a hint of honey, fruit and some malt. Taste is very light overall. Light bodied with low carbonation. Aftertaste is very dry with a lingering honey taste.

Not the most flavorfull beer around, would be good to swig on if your eating spicy food. Otherwise, only worth it to try a beer from Thailand.

Serving type: bottle

08-12-2011 01:36:08 | More by CrazyMike
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UCLABrewN84

California

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

Part of a Beers of the World pack from Cost Plus World Market.

Pours a crystal clear light yellow with a 1 inch foamy white head that fades to a thin cap. Thin rings of lace drip back down into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of sweet grains and corn flakes with a slight honey aroma as the beer warms. Taste is of sweet grains and corn flakes too. This beer has an average level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty average lager in every sense. Nothing too bad but nothing too great either.

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2011 00:41:22 | More by UCLABrewN84
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rarbring

Sweden

2.08/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

The brew is clear straw colored with a white head and little lacing.

The smell has a corn flakes flavor, and some lemonade.

Tastes rather sweet, white bread, orange and some grass notes.

Medium carbonation, soft texture and a small body, a very faint dryness.

Not much to talk about, good if you want a modest experience.

Serving type: bottle

08-05-2011 16:22:22 | More by rarbring
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notchucknorris

California

3.18/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pale golden color with a thin white head that disappears quickly.

S: Some lemon, grain, lager yeast and a little green apple.

T: Pretty much the same as the smell. Lager yeast, some faint breadiness, maybe a touch of grass and some grain. Not the worst, but far from the best.

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2011 04:09:40 | More by notchucknorris
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Mora2000

Texas

2.05/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

The beer pours a basic light, clear yellow color with a white head. The aroma is full of corn and grain with nothing else going on. The flavor is more of the same. Other than the grain, I get a little bit of grass but that is it. Thin mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Outside of the fact the beer was not skunked - as I expected it to be - I don't have anything else nice to say.

Serving type: bottle

07-19-2011 01:11:40 | More by Mora2000
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Beerandraiderfan

Nevada

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

Fizzy yellow beer. Almost nothing in the aroma. Cooked vegetal aroma.

Taste is clean, refreshing in hot weather, but lacks a substantive flavor component. Rice and corn. Could see this being worthy with some spicy food. A minor degree of hops and bitterness is ascertainable, but far from making a legitimate impact, and only noticeable because of the extreme lack of malt content. Carbonated for sure.

More expensive than BMC, but the quality is in line with them.

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2011 21:27:43 | More by Beerandraiderfan
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LXIXME

New Mexico

2.25/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

A clear golden colored beer is covered by a medium sized white head that dies into a very small lacing.

A very light bready malt and sour hops mixed aroma

There's a thin watery feel to this beer as you drink which made me think that it tastes like watered down Budweiser, and after a few more drinks I do believe that is what this beer is.

A very light dryish aftertaste, a very forgettable beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2011 21:17:54 | More by LXIXME
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Cylinsier

Pennsylvania

2.85/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

11.2 oz.

Pours a medium clear gold color, sudsy white head is minimal.

Smells of rice/corn adjuncts and malted barley.

Tastes light and sweet, almost tart. No bitterness, mostly fresh sweet malt.

Feels medium to thin with bubbly carbonation.

Not really good but not really bad either, just a middle of the road straightforward lager, a half step above the average American macro probably for not other reason than novelty. But with some spicy thai food, it really hits the spot. Nothing to drink just for drinking it, but it complements food well enough to be passable.

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2011 01:22:33 | More by Cylinsier
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Justin23060

Virginia

2.95/5  rDev +13%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Not much of a head that was gone before I even sat down. Slighty cloudy straw color. Smells mostly of cereal/corn w/ some grass. Taste is typical island lager style. Refreshing in a lawn mowing beer kinda way. At least its not crossing that sickning sweet threshold and does taste pretty fresh. Watery and lacking in the carbination department. Thinking this would probably be great at taming a spicy plate of pad kee mao (Thai Drunken Noodle). I will probably seek it out next time I go to a Thai restaurant, but probably won't have it again at home.

Serving type: bottle

06-05-2011 04:12:55 | More by Justin23060
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

2.65/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

341ml bottle, solid Thai elephant imagery themed label, a pleasant enough find on my brief stopover at Bottlescrew Bill's in downtown Cowtown.

This beer pours a crystal clear medium golden yellow colour, with two fingers of foamy, and weakly bubbly dirty white head, which leaves some sparse remote islet lace around the glass upon its relatively slow demise.

It smells of heady bready cereal grain, a bit of stale lemon, over-cooked veggies, and a slight nail-polish ready booziness. The taste is more overly sweet breakfast cereal graininess, further doughy, buttery, er 'malt' essences, a reduced acrid vegetal character, a weird underripe banana fruitiness, and earthy, somewhat tangy (in a less than optimal way) grassy hops.

The carbonation is a bit on the high side at first, but settles to an agreeable enough frothiness for the most part, the body medium-light in weight, and kind of cloying, in its wan attempt at generic smoothness. It finishes off-dry, with a zingy leafy, and slightly off-putting warming grainy character.

Like its fellow compatriot's offering around here, this comes off better than expected. Even though I wasn't having Thai food when I had it, and thus I can't do the usual ethnic "x food with x beverage" comparison, it still went down easily, I suppose, and was agreeable enough for this typically all-too underwhelming style.

Serving type: bottle

05-07-2011 06:41:06 | More by biboergosum
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JohnnyBarman

Ontario (Canada)

2.95/5  rDev +13%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Single bottle from a Thai restaurant in Gold Coast, Qld. Paired with some excellent green curry.

Poured into a schooner glass. Pale golden, a mild white head, decent lacing. Not bad.

Nose is mild, but nevertheless is quite pleasant - mild floral hops, honey, pale lager malt, perhaps a bit of rice or other extract.

Smooth, with a pleasant if uninspired flavor. Tastes like a better-than-average Asian lager (compare with Tiger, Zhujiang, etc.), and provided some quality palette-cleansing with dinner.

Watery, decent carbonation.

An innofensive, decent-tasting macro lager that did its job well. As far as being a 'country-ticker' brew, this one is certainly better than most. Sometimes, all you need is a pale lager.

Serving type: bottle

05-07-2011 05:53:02 | More by JohnnyBarman
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jjanega08

Minnesota

3.85/5  rDev +47.5%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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21JUN10 14:47

A= The pour is a flat looking golden color. The bottle is really heavy. Not expected and doesn't really matter much just thought I would mention it. The head is pretty much non existant and is just a few whispy white marks on the top of the beer. I would say this beer looks pretty flat by the head but looking into the translucent beer I can see bubbles rising to the top.

S= Smells like honey water sort of. No hop presence at all and the typical "beer" smell is present but the dominate nose is honey sweetness. Interesting.

T= The taste is very similar to the smell. A bit more of the classic grainy "beer" taste then the smell but still very sweet in a honey way.

D= Pretty nice carbonation actually. I'm not too sure what the deal is with the head on it. Or lack of head I guess.

O= Not a bad beer. It sort of tastes like Grain Belt Premium a bit but more expensive and not as local to me...

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2011 02:35:33 | More by jjanega08
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Floyd12

Massachusetts

2.68/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass

A- Pours a golden grainy color wih a one finger head that quickly dissipates to a ring, as does any temporary lacing left on the glass. Fairly clear.

S- A sweet malty and grassy beer. Crisp with some light floral/fruity undertones.

T- Very much the same. The beer is non offensive but it is far from special. Apparently it uses rice similar to Budweiswer, which gives it a taste akin to the "king" of beers.

M- A light bodied beer with medium carbonation and a slight watery feel to it. Its crisp. It has a bite that makes you think it will finnish dry but it turns wattery.

D- Its a beer. Very much akin to a US macro brew. There is nothing special . It isn't bad, but its far from good.

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2011 00:35:10 | More by Floyd12
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Cyberkedi

Georgia

2.8/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a typical clear amber with not much head, but this may have been a result of the way it was poured. Scanty aroma is crisp and malty, not impressive. Flavor is malty and a little fruity, average but still palatable. Texture is smooth and fairly fizzy. Overall, an average beer, but still drinkable. This one is better for a party or as an accompaniment to dinner rather than by itself.

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2011 04:09:50 | More by Cyberkedi
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WhistlingBird

Illinois

2.25/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

I picked this up at a local store that was selling single bottles. The bottle caught my attention with the green label and my girlfriends favorite animal the elephant. So I figured why not.

I poured it into a pint glass.. with very little head. The head that is present disapates very quickly. It's very similar in color to a Miller Lite. Didn't get much of an aroma, I found it similar to Iron City or Lone Star. And the taste left something to be desired as well. It felt like I was drinking a domestic light beer, easy to drink, little flavor, little aroma, little mouth feel, little aftertaste.

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2011 17:20:06 | More by WhistlingBird
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ktrillionaire

Florida

2.88/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The scene opens in a Thai restaurant, USA, present-day. A MAN and WOMAN are seated; the WAITRESS approaches.

WAITRESS: blah blah blah Pad Se-ew no eggs, beer?

MAN and WOMAN: Lion Stout.

WAITRESS: Sorry, we are out.

MAN: I'll fucking kill you.

WOMAN: Hey! Come on now!

MAN: Okay, I'm sorry, I'll take a Singha, wait, no, Chang...

[FADE]

Scene opens with WAITRESS serving a brew of relative similarity in appearance to BMC lager.

MAN: I guess this tastes alright, I don't know, it has a sort of honey-like sweetness in the nose. It tastes okay, just like a slightly sweet and toasty lager. [to WOMAN] You should try some, it's not bad...

WOMAN (after sip): Uggghh, this stuff is gross. Why do you always do that?

[END]

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2011 07:34:53 | More by ktrillionaire
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esv

Virginia

2.73/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

I had it at a Thai restaurant, straight from the bottle. Obviously it was difficult to smell but slightly sweet and a hint of nondescript hops. Some hop flavor and balanced. Light mouthfeel. The food was the focus and the beer complimented it. I wouldn't get it again.

Serving type: bottle

02-13-2011 04:07:28 | More by esv
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TheDeuce

New York

2.63/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Chang Beer....in a bottle...at Dee Thai in Queens New York.

Appearance-straw pale gold in color, a two inch foamy white head rises and sits in my long pint glass. Carbonation mild.

Smell-straw and rice, grainy burned aroma and a touch of alcohol.

Taste/Mouthfeel-light mouthfeel, a touch of grain and alcoholic burn, actually a touch of sweetness but then a complete disappearance, finishes clean. Light flavor, light consistency.

Drinkability-very light particularly for this amount of alcohol.

Overall-not too bad and actually goes well with full flavored Thai food, still, judging on its own merits it's an ok adjunct and nothing more.

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2011 04:39:20 | More by TheDeuce
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CuriousMonk

Virginia

2/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Had 12oz bottle at Thai restaurant. Yellowish, straw in color. Noting too intriguing about the color. Yet a small head with a nice small consistent lacing through out the whole beer. A slight sweet soft candy note but with a distinct grain backbone. a little corn. A little sweet . A sweet grainy build to it. Not completely off putting, compared to most "american adjuncts" Light bodied, but not watery. Medium carbonation

Serving type: bottle

02-07-2011 19:49:41 | More by CuriousMonk
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Kromes

Georgia

2.63/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A: Clear pale yellow color with a thin, soapy head. No lacing.

S: sweet honey malts and some grainy aromas.

T: More of the same. Some sweet floral honey flavors with a grainy bite to it.

M: fizzy and overcarbonated. Like a beer soda.

D: The taste isn't all that bad, but it is rather grainy like rice. Not good, but not horrible.

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2011 00:53:28 | More by Kromes
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xllfonzollx

New Jersey

3.53/5  rDev +35.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle serves in a "stella type" glass

A:Yellowish, straw in color. Noting too intriguing about the color. Yet a small head with a nice small consistent lacing through out the whole beer.

S:A slight sweet soft candy note but with a distinct grain backbone. a little corn.

T: A little sweet . A sweet grainy build to it. Not completely off putting, compared to most "american adjuncts"

M:Light bodied, but not watery. Medium carbonation.

D:I would put the drinkability on this medium to high.

I was invited to a Thai place and when I arrived I realized there wasn't anything for me to drink and then after being offered this. I was surprised to say the least. My perspective was that this is gonna be another crappy adjutant lager, well It wasn't. Next time I'm in a Thai place I'll get one of these. It not bad.

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2011 04:58:52 | More by xllfonzollx
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Monkeyknife

Missouri

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

Poured from the bottle a clear light straw color with a thin and quickly-fading white head.

Aroma is sweet and fruity (Juicyfruit gum) along with pilsner-like grain notes.

Sweet and fruity, Juicyfruit, grain, yada yada. The taste matches the aroma except that it is even sweeter. Finishes clean.

Lighter bodied, sticky and dry with a crisp carbonation.

This could work fairly well with a spicy thai meal but as a session brew it's too sweet.

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2010 23:48:24 | More by Monkeyknife
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Beejay

Virginia

2.98/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Crystal clear, yellow, and fizzy. The was nice and white, but disappeared almost immediately.

S: Some subtle notes of malt and honey, and a good strong rice like aroma. Par for the course.

T: Light, crisp, with some honey like sweetness. It beats some other brews of the style, but is still run of the mill.

M: Light, and fizzy. Finishes clean.

D: One is good for me. It beats out a lot of other macro adjunct lagers in my opinion, but it is not amazing enough to merit anything above average.

Serving type: bottle

11-28-2010 02:50:52 | More by Beejay
Chang Beer (Export) from Cosmos Brewery (Thai Beverage Plc.)
62 out of 100 based on 372 ratings.