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

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109 Ratings
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Ratings: 109
Reviews: 48
rAvg: 2.85
pDev: 21.4%
Wants: 3
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
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Thailand

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  6.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Gusler on 12-20-2002)
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Tepsitola


4.5/5  rDev +57.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Ive heard that the abv can change from bottle to bottle... So be carful drinking this beer! Wait 20 min.to determin if you are ok to have another one. I dont drink it right now so I dont have the taste in my mouth but I remember it as a really good beer. Chang in thai means elephant as shown on the bottle.

Serving type: bottle

08-31-2012 17:46:44 | More by Tepsitola
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jjamadorphd

Florida

4.2/5  rDev +47.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very nice color and it had a hint of rice in its odor. The head was a bright-white which dissipated very quickly. The taste though was something other than I expected. It was surprisingly good. It felt good in the mouth, and went down extremely good. I was very impressed with this beer and would definitely try it in it's other varieties.

Serving type: bottle

09-23-2012 03:22:31 | More by jjamadorphd
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1844original

Illinois

4.08/5  rDev +43.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I had this beer is a bottle at a Thai restaurant.

Very light color with a nice head. Smell is good with a light vanilla scent. Taste is very good. Light, but very good flavor. Good crisp taste with a light honey flavor. Finishes with a taste of vanilla. It goes great with the spicy Thai food. I can see drinking this with anything spicy or just to enjoy on a hot summer day.

Good beer. I would recommend.

Serving type: bottle

03-18-2009 18:39:16 | More by 1844original
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NickyG213

Arizona

4/5  rDev +40.4%

08-31-2012 22:24:44 | More by NickyG213
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SeanInDC

New York

4/5  rDev +40.4%

08-23-2013 12:58:23 | More by SeanInDC
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shigg85

Japan

3.78/5  rDev +32.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Had a few bottles of this on a recent trip to Bangkok and Ayutthaya. I was unaware that the domestic was so much stronger than the export! And man, can you tell the difference! This Chang domestic had such a smooth finish accompanied by a more powerful punch than i'm used to from restaurant-common brews. By the end of the 750ml bottle I bought (for a ridiculously low price), I was enjoying a nice bubbly feeling. The brew pours a golden-clear amber with a bit of a head that completely fades. The smell has hints of hops and wheat. This beer goes down without any extra gas or negative aftertaste. Overall, if you are in Thailand, get this and taste the difference for yourself! I agree with other posts that Leo is a far superior beer (which it is), and if you're in Thailand, go for that at all opportunities. However, just to see the difference between the domestic Chang and the export, I would try this out for a pleasant experience!

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2012 09:54:37 | More by shigg85
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dankjohn

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +31.6%

08-17-2013 04:09:07 | More by dankjohn
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Globetrotter

Virginia

3.7/5  rDev +29.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Hand-carried from Bangkok to Moscow (thanks, Meroe!), my can is gold and blue, with the same two elephants under some kind of tree as depicted on the bottle. Pretty much everything on the can is written in Thai, but I can confirm the 6.4% ABV for this product. 12/26/05 is stamped on the bottom, but I'll hope that is the canning date. I opened it on 3/19/06.

Starting from low expectations here, the first impression is a confirmation. Clear pale gold liquid under a 1.5 finger white head that fades quickly to film and collar. No lace. On the pour, the nose is strong of skunked malt, but it settles into a nice grainy impression with a distinct undertone of floral (carnation, really) spice. The mouth is very - almost painfully - prickly and quite light. The taste, though, is a very pleasant surprise. The requisite sweet bready malt opens, followed by a smooth flowery bitterness that lingers as it tickles the back of the mouth. Peppermint notes emerge later, leaving a sweetish, but quite pleasant impression. This was worth having.

Serving type: can

03-20-2006 18:54:04 | More by Globetrotter
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

3.68/5  rDev +29.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear straw with a nice white head that falls a bit too fast. Nose is cereal sweetness. Flavor is unusually sweet and quite smooth. I wouldn't say the flavor is out of balance in it's sweet edge though. Feel has a nice biting carbonation to it and the liquid is pretty firm as well. This is very easily drinkable. This should be widely available and widely appreciated. If this were widely available, it would probably be a go to beer for me.

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2008 10:36:54 | More by RblWthACoz
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friendofthedevil

California

3.53/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

i hear rumours that there're some fun chemicals in this stuff. not bad - refreshing enough to be sure and certainly holds its own against those with whom it shares shelf space. pale, sometimes extreme carbonation, other times none at all. it's kind of like gambling in that respect. if you go to thailand you will be assaulted by it wherever you go and no matter what your initial impression, will eventually learn to love it.

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2008 16:44:23 | More by friendofthedevil
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Hubris

Australia

3.53/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

For a South East Asian Lager, this isn't bad. I prefer it to it's much bigger competitor Singha and it's at least locally owned compared to Thai Carlsberg.

Maybe I'm being a Beeradvocate rebel, but I don't see the need to overanalyse this beer. It's a golden lager, sweeter and higher alcohol than most, ideally served ice cold at the end of a hot tropical day. Just watch out that you're not too dehydrated or you'll be p*ssed in no time!

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2009 10:26:43 | More by Hubris
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belawrence

California

3.5/5  rDev +22.8%

02-08-2013 04:51:35 | More by belawrence
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Beerman1977

Austria

3.5/5  rDev +22.8%

12-30-2012 18:55:15 | More by Beerman1977
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gos42

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +22.8%

03-06-2012 04:40:27 | More by gos42
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FrothyBeverage

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

What can i say, this was my staple in thailand. Chang has a pretty standard golden apperance. Head and lace are nonexistant but lots of rising bubbles. It had a strong alchol smell. Pungent and tingled the nostrils. The alchol is not as evident in the taste as in the smell. Semi sweet with tones of wheat and exotic spices. Upon mouth contact there is a nice tingling sensation throughout the whole mouth. I found this beer to be very drinkable mainly due to price and alchol content. 38 baht ($1.05 US) for a big bottle at 7-11. This beer pairs well with curry. And yes i did leave thailand with a chang shirt.

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2009 12:12:32 | More by FrothyBeverage
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Oidmoe

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +22.8%

02-23-2014 22:44:24 | More by Oidmoe
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madvoice

Australia

3.48/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a golden/straw colour. Had a very bubbly head that disappeared in an instant. Absolutely no lacing at all. Smells very sweet and very malty and just a little hoppy. Initial taste is very sharp and slightly sweet with a slight tart/ bitter aftertaste. Quite heavily carbonated but still relatively smooth at the end. A great BBQ beer. Price is good too!

N.B. It may be considered very unladylike of me but I found this to be a great burping beer ;)

Serving type: bottle

05-16-2008 05:18:49 | More by madvoice
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BeerIsland

Pennsylvania

3.4/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The Chang Classic is a pretty beer in the pilsner glass; clear gold with a frothy head that is sinking. Malty, grassy nose. Decent body and there is a lingering finish, toward the bitter. Very nice first sip. Light in flavor but not cheap tasting. Since there seems to be a relationship between the ruling family and the Boon Rawd Brewery (Singha), Chang is becoming more popular among opposition beer drinkers. This 630 ml bottle was personally imported by my nephew.

Serving type: bottle

02-22-2014 21:43:33 | More by BeerIsland
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jhtipton

Spain

3.33/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

If you are going to drink one of these you might as well go to Phuket to do it. I actually enjoyed this beer despite the mediocre reviews. It is nothing special but it is a decent Asian lager. It is happily about 6.4% ABV which adds to its value and only about 25 baat at the 7 eleven! Thats abt 80 cents! It's a golden color and provides some head in the glass. Head does not last long time, so enjoy it quickly, but it was about 85 degrees where I drank mine. A decent session beer in the hot Thai sun. Beats the heck out of a bud or miller. Enjoy!

Serving type: can

12-31-2009 12:05:15 | More by jhtipton
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dstc

Florida

3.28/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a pale, clear, golden color with a white head that falls to practically nothing leaving no lace behind.

Aroma is rather typical for this style, clean grains.

Somewhat of a sweet grain taste to it. Dry finish and rather refreshing.

Thin and carbonated in the mouth.

This beer served it purpose which was to wash down hot curry. Refreshing.

Serving type: bottle

09-22-2009 17:10:23 | More by dstc
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WoodBrew

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev +14%

04-05-2014 12:48:51 | More by WoodBrew
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jumpfromorbit

Philippines

3.25/5  rDev +14%

10-07-2013 06:51:50 | More by jumpfromorbit
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beerpirates

Belgium

3.25/5  rDev +14%

07-11-2013 00:46:36 | More by beerpirates
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pandatron

California

3.25/5  rDev +14%

03-17-2014 01:43:05 | More by pandatron
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ronaldo_epr

Texas

3.25/5  rDev +14%

06-02-2013 23:16:10 | More by ronaldo_epr
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Chang Beer (Domestic) from Cosmos Brewery (Thai Beverage Plc.)
68 out of 100 based on 109 ratings.