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

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Chang Beer (Domestic)Chang Beer (Domestic)

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Ratings: 111
Reviews: 49
rAvg: 2.85
pDev: 21.4%
Wants: 3
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
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Cosmos Brewery (Thai Beverage Plc.) visit their website

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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2/5  rDev -29.8%

08-13-2014 19:50:53 | More by sjrodriguez
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3.01/5  rDev +5.6%

Had this beer maybe 10 times this past month while on holiday in Thailand. I imagine that getting this in the US would be a much different experience due to transport. However, I imagine that locally in Thailand, bottles are fairly fresh.

Most of the time, this was drunk straight from the bottle. However, a couple times poured in glass, had clear golden appearance with a thin white head. Minimal lacing. Appearance is what I would expect from an adjunct or Euro lager.

Smell minimal and non-offensive. Not much here.

Taste was some malt, slight hop bit. Basic lager taste. Nothing outstanding but no major off tastes either. Despite being much higher ABV than the usual adjunct lager, the alcohol isn't particularly noticeable. Will have to try in the US to compare to the export version.

Mouthfeel thin with a bit of carbonation on the tongue.

Overall, this beer is adequate and widely available throughout Thailand. Also it is very inexpensive (something like $1 US at a restaurant). It pairs nicely with the spicy Thai food that we had. A reasonable choice in Thailand that works well with the heat...weather and food.

08-02-2014 13:47:25 | More by tkarsies
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2/5  rDev -29.8%

07-04-2014 05:34:59 | More by Aimeeford
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2/5  rDev -29.8%

06-26-2014 05:50:21 | More by Mortiz238
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3/5  rDev +5.3%

06-22-2014 01:55:04 | More by wrightst
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2.5/5  rDev -12.3%

06-17-2014 22:09:49 | More by JakeBarnett
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New Jersey

2.25/5  rDev -21.1%

05-02-2014 02:26:52 | More by RobertJBeer
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3.25/5  rDev +14%

04-05-2014 12:48:51 | More by WoodBrew
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3.25/5  rDev +14%

03-17-2014 01:43:05 | More by pandatron
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2.75/5  rDev -3.5%

03-15-2014 17:28:40 | More by ckollias
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3.5/5  rDev +22.8%

02-23-2014 22:44:24 | More by Oidmoe
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3.4/5  rDev +19.3%

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.

02-22-2014 21:43:33 | More by BeerIsland
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2.75/5  rDev -3.5%

02-22-2014 06:52:15 | More by Tricerahops
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2.25/5  rDev -21.1%

02-18-2014 06:54:54 | More by Gamsy
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3/5  rDev +5.3%

02-08-2014 16:10:55 | More by Joakim
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2.5/5  rDev -12.3%

02-06-2014 13:08:37 | More by Ricardo_Rosa
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2.73/5  rDev -4.2%

12oz can brought back from Thailand from a friend on his honeymoon. Poured into a pilsner glass.

A - Pours a nearly colorless but still discernible pale golden color. Endless streams of carbonation bubbles rise from the bottom of the glass. A fluffy finger of head persists for several minutes and leaves rings of foamy lacing on the glass. For the style, this is a very good looking beer.

S - Pretty standard adjunct lager aroma. Very grainy/cereally, a touch of skunky hops, mild sweetness. Nothing outstanding, nothing offensive - pretty much as I would expect.

T - Overall sweet in character...corn sugary. Mild hop bitterness, a touch buttery. Again, pretty standard for the style, but I would put this even a notch below the average beer in the category. Slightly strange sweetness that doesn't give the hops a fighting chance. Tastes a bit artificial.

M - Light in body, mild carbonation for the style - just a bit lower than middle ground. Odd sweetness persists from beginning to end. Grainy and mildly hoppy but very subdued - even more than most in the style.

O - Not a shining example of the style. I've had plenty of different examples from many different countries with mixed results. This is on the lower end of the scale - there are plenty of others that are better (palatable). This stands out as a subpar example of a lower end style...not one to seek out at all.

01-05-2014 23:21:50 | More by portia99
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2.4/5  rDev -15.8%

A pleasant, refreshing and easy to drink beer, although it doesn't offer much taste. Lacks a bit of carbonation to really have that refreshing feeling.

A - pale straw color, clear with a very weak and quickly disappearing head
S - very gentle, mainly grassy hops, but not much of that either
T - sweet and grainy, not much to talk about here

11-29-2013 13:16:14 | More by MarkoNm
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3.25/5  rDev +14%

10-07-2013 06:51:50 | More by jumpfromorbit
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3/5  rDev +5.3%

10-03-2013 08:19:11 | More by abeeronthebeach
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2.75/5  rDev -3.5%

09-12-2013 13:59:17 | More by Kahlerbock
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United Kingdom (Scotland)

3.21/5  rDev +12.6%

640ml bottle in Koh Phangnan, Thailand (100 Baht):
Clear, golden straw colour with a thin, 1cm head that settles as a patchy looking lacing after thirty seconds.

Light grain and some faint hops on the nose with some very light skunk. There is some sweetness and corn with a faint hint of alcohol as well.

Lager malts with some grain, a few adjuncts and a very small taste of alcohol that was to be epected going by the abv. on the bottle. There is a hint of hops and a semi-bitterness with some grassy flavours and a bit of citrus.

Smooth for the most part bar the touches of grain. There is some alcohol but it is better hidden than I expected. Medium carbonation compliments a light body and there is a slight citrus tang together with a crisp and very clean feel.

A solid Asian beer and my go-to beer anytime I am in the region as it is so much better than the export version that makes its way to Europe and the UK. It's not outstanding by any means but it is a good beer with a nice alcohol kick that soon catches up on you once you've had a few.

09-11-2013 15:04:00 | More by flyingpig
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2.5/5  rDev -12.3%

09-05-2013 18:45:57 | More by DrewGingras
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2.5/5  rDev -12.3%

09-02-2013 21:09:45 | More by Mattsk1
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1/5  rDev -64.9%

08-29-2013 12:23:47 | More by HRamz3
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Chang Beer (Domestic) from Cosmos Brewery (Thai Beverage Plc.)
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