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Archa Beer - Cosmos Brewery (Thai Beverage Plc.)

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BA SCORE
72
okay

11 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 11
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 2.56
pDev: 13.28%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Cosmos Brewery (Thai Beverage Plc.) visit their website
Thailand

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: bark on 02-03-2010)
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Ratings: 11 | Reviews: 7 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by flyingpig:
Photo of flyingpig
2.44/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

640ml bottle on Koh Lanta from a minimart (40 Baht):
Straw coloured with a 1cm, bubbly white head that holds reasonably well.

Light & sweet with some lively adjuncts & grassy hops. Some faint malts as well, a little barely and a touch of skunk towards the end.

Bitter adjuncts and some skunk kick things off, followed by a little citrus and some light, lager malts. A bland, mellow taste that is a run-of-the-mill macro lager.

Light bodied & with lively carbonation & a semi-sweet palate. Nothing really out of the ordinary or worthy of note here I'm afraid.

This one wasn't all that bad a beer for a Thai pale lager. Not as good as Singha or Chang but a lot better than some of the crap out there.

flyingpig, Sep 10, 2013
More User Reviews:
Photo of sfprint
2.17/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 1.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

From notes Dec 10th 2010

A: Little visible carbonation but a huge soapy head with excellent retention. Golden yellow, transparent.

S: Musty astringent malt, somewhat sharp.

T: Very bland. AAL? Tastes like watered down beer. Neutral malt in the background. Not disgusting, but not good.

M: Almost a medium body oddly enough for being so watery. Barely astringent.

D: I suppose it's better than most AAL's but, not by much. It does goes down without me spiting it out.

sfprint, Jan 20, 2011
Photo of patre_tim
2.63/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Orange gold colour, huge creamy white head which fades, looks well carbonated.

S: Smells of glue, malt, more glue, more malt, some hops.

T: Tastes of malt, glue, bitter hops present too.

M: Well carbonated, medium body. Not watery as I was expecting.

O: More bitter than most Thai beers I’ve had. Smell is a little strange to me. The overall look of the labelling, in my opinion, takes it down a bit. Good mouth feel, and cheap. Would go well with deep fried Thai food.

patre_tim, Jun 16, 2012
Photo of cfalovo97
3/5  rDev +17.2%

cfalovo97, Nov 07, 2012
Photo of Everydayoff
2.83/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

330ml can poured into a pint glass with no detail about best before date.

A:
Transparent golden color with good frothy thick white head, it swiftly dissipates and leaves with almost no lacing. Visible soapy carbonation is subtle.

S:
Rather flat; faint malt, sweet grain and some synthetic note.

T:
Noticeably adjunct sweetness, grainy, slight hop bitterness lingers as an aftertaste.

M:
Light body, watery feel, sharp carbonated which is a bit too harsh.

D:
Just like typical Thai's AAL. Strongly rejuvenate character is the best attribute of this macro brew.

Everydayoff, Feb 04, 2011
Photo of bark
2.9/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

The colour is yellow; the two finger head leaves a fizzing sound when poured. It sinks quite fast to an airy lid leaving no lacing.

The smell is quite clean. Some neutral hints of French loaf, alcohol and a synthetic bitterness.

The taste is neutral and smooth (on a bad day, I would have said "boring"). Creamy semi-sweet notes from the adjuncts. Just enough of neutral bitterness to keep it from being too sweet. The aftertaste is mild and unexciting with some notes of alcohol and dough. Finish is watery.

The carbonation is medium to mild; the bubbles small. The liquid is a bit smooth.

This one will probably be better off at a Thai beach in sunset than in a Swedish flat with half a meter of snow outside the window. Boring, but without any odd off flavours.

bark, Feb 03, 2010
Photo of Beerman1977
2.5/5  rDev -2.3%

Beerman1977, Dec 30, 2012
Photo of Mortiz238
1.75/5  rDev -31.6%

Mortiz238, Jun 26, 2014
Photo of tbeckett
2.56/5  rDev 0%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Can from Tops Market in Koh Samui. From notes.

Moddo across the can reads "True Friendship!" as well as a classy "Bigger Size! More Friends!" Love it.

A - Poured an apple juice sorta yellow. Bright with mild carbonation. Two fingers of white head gone really fast. No lace and no retention.

S - Corny, apple juice.

T - Grainy, some pear, apples, a lot less offensive than the aroma.

M - Decent carbonation, light to medium body, mildly sweet and a little dry in the finish.

O/D - Not a bad lager. Nothing really stands out but nothing offends. Decent and drinkable for the style, but I don't think that's really saying much.

tbeckett, Jan 28, 2013
Photo of Daredevil
2.58/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

sampling all brews I can get hold of during my hols in Thailand ...

the nose gets flavors of white grapes, hints of cocoa

the taste is mentholic with some soury bitterness, rather light

this seems to be a sort of blue collar beer in Thailand even though with an ABV of 5.4% being rather on the strong (in alcohol rather than in taste) side ...

Daredevil, Jan 03, 2012
Photo of randylangford
2.75/5  rDev +7.4%

randylangford, Jun 13, 2013
Archa Beer from Cosmos Brewery (Thai Beverage Plc.)
72 out of 100 based on 11 ratings.