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

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Chang Beer (Export)Chang Beer (Export)

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438 Ratings

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Ratings: 438
Reviews: 183
rAvg: 2.6
pDev: 23.46%
Wants: 4
Gots: 45 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: DoubleJ on 12-01-2007

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3/5  rDev +15.4%

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2/5  rDev -23.1%

Photo of ZenAgnostic
4.94/5  rDev +90%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

11.15oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Bottom of back label stamped BEST BEFORE 032812.

Appearance - Clear super pale straw body. Big loose rocky white head with decent to low stick and decent retention.

Sound - Sounds like Rice Crispies. For real. Had to add this category just this once, for this beer.

Smell - Smells strongly of honey. Also some faint corn undertones.

Taste - Smooth. Honey. Malty. Sweet. Balanced. No off characters. Very light.

Mouthfeel - Light. Extremely clean. No off characters whatsoever.

Overall Drinkability - -Possibly the best American Adjunct Lager I've ever had, and it's not even made in America! Keep in mind I'm rating in style here. Absolutely great in style. I'd almost dare to say I hate AAL's, but I actually really like this beer. The delicateness and balance of the flavors reminds me of the Westvleteren Blonde. I don't make these comments lightly.

Photo of Jimmys
3.56/5  rDev +36.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: clear. pale yellow. very pale. head is white and bright and doesnt have a lot to work with. however does leave a rim of head and some lacing.

S: grain and a lot of sweet corn. a little buttery. has an aroma, but wayyyy too much sweetness.

T: similar to the nose, but a little less sweet. corny. some bitterness is actually in there, but not really hoppy? finish is dry and crisp.

M: average carbonation on a light body.

D: easy drinking, poundable brew. say what you want, but for an adjunct lager, this isnt that bad. any bits of flavor are a good thing.

Photo of BoitSansSoif
2.33/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A-Pale yellow w/white head, no retention.

S-Grass and floral hops, very faint pale malt.

T-Faint malt with light corny DMS flavor that becomes more apparent w/each sip.

M-Light body and carbonation, slightly sweet corny flavor throws off balance, which is delicate due to an overall lack of much taste.

O-Best served on a hot sunny day in Thailand, otherwise better off with something else.

Photo of hustlesworth
2.73/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

A- clear golden with a dense creamy topped white head. much better looking than other adjunct lagers and euro pales. actually there's a slight haze to the brew. foam retention is pretty good but only leaves some minor spotty lacing.

S- i can smell the yeast in this one. mild lemon and coriander notes sneak around with a cookie sweetness and grass. a good swirl releases a bright flash of hops, but i wouldn't go so far as to call the aroma hoppy.

T- cardboardy pale malt and lemony grassy hops are the main flavor components here. there's some sweetness and a very light bitterness in the finish but overall seems watered down which of course, this style of beer usually does.

MF- totally undercarbonated, the bubbles are almost nitro-soft and that doesn't work well. without scrubbing bubbles, chang has a rubbery vinyl feel.

D- would be much better with more carbonation. by the way this beer looked initially, i expected something better and closer to a pils. as far as asian pale lagers, i'll go with a rice lager like sapporo before chang.

Photo of AWolfAtTheDoor
2.03/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Got this on a whim. I've wanted to try Thai beer for a long time, but have never gotten around to it.

Vigorous pour out of an enormous brown bottle while watching BBC America on a wednesday night and eating some quesadillas yields a uriney-straw color with a white head made up of large white bubbles that recedes to nothing and leaves zero lacing.

Bits of wet grass and a hint of grains on the nose. That's it.

Really truly hardly any taste. Does it taste bad? No, but there's just zero taste there AT ALL. I started eating some string cheese (yea, I'm a high roller) with the beer, and that didn't really get me any where.

I still don't care for the mouthfeel category. What did it feel like in my mouth? Bubbly water? It was carbonated appropriately for the style. What else can I say?

Overall this is an incredibly accurate representation of the AAL category--bland and uninspiring. Will not be drinking again.

Photo of chinchill
2.68/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Heavy 330ml brown bottle served in a pint glass. Best by date of July 2011, so it is a little past the 'best" date but the bottle has been in my refrigerator for some months and showed no sign of being over the hill.

Pours a light yellow straw color; clear with a 1+ finger sudsy head that quickly reduces to a ring and a small thin island. After a couple of minutes almost no visible carbonation.

Aroma: smells like corn or rice were used rather than, or in addition to, malt. A trace of hops. Not bad; but not promising.

Taste: A light beer. I haven't had an American light beer in a long time, so I can't really compare, but I think this would be a good one. ... rather faint praise, you'll note. Actually, there's a bit of flavor in mid-taste but it appears and disappears quickly, leaving a mild and short-lived hop-tinged lager finish and aftertaste.

Very light body with good, medium carbonation. Some dryness in the finish.

Not much to recommend this one, although it doesn't have any obvious flaws and works as a good beverage to accompany a meal.

Photo of flyingpig
3.06/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Clear straw with large foamy head that sinks to a finger sized white one.

Yeasty & skunky with some grain & citrus hops. Averager, not much of note in the aroma.

Sweet with the flavour being made up of mostly corn & other adjuncts. A grassy hops taste & a bit of honey.

Really thin bodied & very smooth, almost watery. The carbonation is quite high as well but overall it's not bad on the palate & it is easy enough to drink.

An excellent session beer. Not as good as the domestic version but a solid beer none the less.

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2.77/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: gold straw color with absolutely no head poured on a hard pour.
S: light lager yeast and slight biscuit but really lacks depth.
T: has the typical American macro lager taste much like a Budweiser. Overall average for the style.
M/D: light and watery just like a macrolager. Of course it's drinkable but really good for parties.

Photo of Evil_Pidde
2.53/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A: Pours straw-colored with a rather large quickly sinking white head that leaves decent lacings.

S: Mild smell, typical of the style. Light sweet malt and corn with faint hops in the back.

T: Sweet malt, not that corny. Kind of flowery and candy-like.

M: Light body, strong carbonation and short aftertaste. Creamy smooth.

O: A rather nice Adjunct Lager, not too watery.

Photo of Thehuntmaster
2.69/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

330ml bottle 5,0% Abv.
Served cold in a pilsner glass.

Appearance: Very light golden body with a large white head that disappears pretty quickly and leaves a little lace.

Smell: Not much in the way of smell, but far less offensive than most lagers I have had recently. Light sweet adjuncty aroma and a touch of grassy hops.

Taste: As with the smell, very bland but not offensive in any way. Pretty sweet, light grain and some hops to finish (grassy flavour but without much bitterness).

Mouthfeel: Light body with decent carbonation - not exponentially over carbonated like most lagers.

Overall: I am surprised, one of the few lagers I have had in recent months that I didn't struggle to finish. I could drink this with a good curry and be quite happy.

Photo of Durge
3.17/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A light golden yellow color with a modest white ring on top and fair lacing on the chilled pilsner glass. The aroma is firm wheat and rice/corn sort of breadiness. The flavor follows suit with grainy goodness in a medium light bodied brew with plenty of light but lively carbonation for a refreshing feel. There is an interesting grape idea mixed in but basically this is just another international generic “beer” that is plenty drinkable and goes good with food. Feel free to have one but I doubt you’ll be motivated to stock up.

Photo of OtherShoe2
2.74/5  rDev +5.4%
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.

Photo of DrJay
1.88/5  rDev -27.7%
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.

Photo of CrazyMike
2.94/5  rDev +13.1%
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.

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3/5  rDev +15.4%
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.

Photo of rarbring
2.08/5  rDev -20%
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.

Photo of notchucknorris
3.18/5  rDev +22.3%
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.

Photo of Mora2000
2.06/5  rDev -20.8%
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.

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
2.25/5  rDev -13.5%
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.

Photo of LXIXME
2.28/5  rDev -12.3%
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.

Chang Beer (Export) from Cosmos Brewery (Thai Beverage Plc.)
62 out of 100 based on 438 ratings.