Chang Beer (Export) - Cosmos Brewery (Thai Beverage Plc.)
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2.83/5 rDev +8.4%
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.
05-16-2014 03:48:22 | More by BryanCarey
3.25/5 rDev +24.5%
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!
05-10-2014 03:13:51 | More by SanWrencho
1.31/5 rDev -49.8%
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.
04-27-2014 19:17:19 | More by JuicesFlowing
2.84/5 rDev +8.8%
I would say that this beer is just like any other asian pale lager, and in many ways it is. It pours from the bottle with a pale, straw-yellow color topped by a fizzy white head, and there is almost no discernible aroma other than a mild mustiness and a faint graininess. The flavor does have a bit more character than most, though, with a bit of grassy hops and a nicely sweet cereal malt character. Overall, this beer isn't going to be something I search out, but it went just fine with a nice green curry.
03-31-2014 13:23:25 | More by devilben02
2.59/5 rDev -0.8%
Had a bottle poured into a pint glass as an accompaniment to a really good green curry. I am fairly familiar with this beer from years of eating in Thai restaurants but usually choose Singha. Here Chang gets the formal review treatment. A pale straw yellow beer, maybe just veering towards lemon, with minimal white foam even when poured aggressively. Aroma is primarily cooked vegetable DMS, old malt, and a nondescript spice note ... I might be getting a hint of lemon or some other dried out citrus fruit. Palate is also dominated by DMS, doughy pale malt that evokes cheap white bread, and low key grassy hops coupled with the odd apple juice or artificial banana fruity note that pokes out here and there. Diacetyl? Thin, super fizzy, and finishes crisp and clean despite the sweet start, although I did notice a propensity to get sweeter and a bit rank as the beer warmed up. Its a standard American adjunct lager from Asia. Cooked, sweet, bland. I choose Singha for a reason.
03-14-2014 02:27:59 | More by CalgaryFMC
Chang Beer (Export) from Cosmos Brewery (Thai Beverage Plc.)
62 out of 100 based on 384 ratings.