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

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Chang Beer (Domestic)Chang Beer (Domestic)

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67
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123 Ratings
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Ratings: 123
Reviews: 49
rAvg: 2.83
pDev: 22.26%
Wants: 4
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
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Thailand

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  6.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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(Beer added by: Gusler on 12-20-2002)
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1/5  rDev -64.7%

Photo of sprucetip
1.15/5  rDev -59.4%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

From notes. Active, clear golden yellow, fizzy white head fades, no lacing. Looks like the adjunct lager it is. And it only goes down hill from here.

Smells slightly medicinal and alcoholic. Rubbing alcohol type alcoholic. Not pleasant. Fortunately, you have to try hard to find anything.

Faint malty sweetness, and something vaguely resembling hops. A little bit metalic. Tastes like it has ingredients other than malt, water, hops and yeast. And not in a good way. Unpleasant and kind of offensive.

Quick fizzy bite, some alc warming, unpleasant aftertaste.

I wouldn't review this at home, as I know I don't like the style or the particular beer. But as it is ubiquitous and almost unavoidable for beer drinkers, I figured I'd chime in. There is absolutely no reason to drink this unless you are really curious or in Thailand, and there are increasingly more imported options available in many places (even other lagers, such as Japanese Asahi, at similar price). In Bangkok and some other places with lots of foreigners, German, Australian, and Belgian beers are becoming easier to find, though it does it take some effort.

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1.25/5  rDev -55.8%

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1.25/5  rDev -55.8%

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1.35/5  rDev -52.3%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

The colour is clear, golden yellow and the head is white. At first, the foam is quite large, but soon it shrinks to a very thin and smooth layer.

The smell is quite discreet, but I noticed an almost musty flavour of malt and corn.

The carbonation is poor and almost flat. Maybe I shouldn’t have poured it the way I did to get that head?

The taste is at first relatively strong with an unpleasant chemical body with hints of wormwood. Then, the taste develops into a flat taste with notes of sweet peas, lime and… Maybe some kind of detergent?

I have drunk other beers that tasted boring and uninspired, but this one was simply disgusting.

The beer is marked as "The most sold beer in Thailand". Poor Thai.

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2/5  rDev -29.3%

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2/5  rDev -29.3%

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2/5  rDev -29.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

What in the flying hell is this? The pour is so light in color that I can see my entire hand and all its features through the glass. There is no head. Aromas are of rotted sweet corn that has been re-warmed. The flavors are no better with adjunct written all them. This beer is simply a slap in the face to beer lovers, and perhaps only a catalyst to a cheap buzz for the average joe. Stinky frickin nasty can o suds.

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2/5  rDev -29.3%

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2/5  rDev -29.3%

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2/5  rDev -29.3%

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2/5  rDev -29.3%

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2/5  rDev -29.3%

Photo of Wintermute
2.13/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

330 ml bottle, Beach Tango Café, Ko Chang, Thailand

White head of large bubbles. OK head retention, or at least better than the others of its type.
Pale golden colour, very clear.
Clean smelling, no DMS. Mildly lagery with mild hops smell.
Light bodied.
Very clean tasting. Sweet with little bitterness throughout and very little bitterness left on the tongue. I found it very clean tasting with very little to offend the palate. I found this made it much more drinkable than the other products of its type.

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2.17/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Chang pours slightly hazy and with a pale. Head persisted for a little longer than average.

There's barely any aroma present. What is there is not so great. Light sugary smells with a slightly off-putting funky malts (almost a little bit of rancid butter).

Very much like the smell would indicate, this beer has very little taste. And what is there doesn’t much appeal to me- a little sugary but with that rancid butter malt taste just flirting on the edge of my palate. Blech.

At least the mouthfeel is about right. Light carbonation, light consistency. Maybe a little much malt follow through actually.

I wouldn’t drink a lot of these, even with the lightness. If you’re in Thailand and looking for a beer, I think Leo is your best bet.

Photo of lacqueredmouse
2.2/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Pale yellow, lots of heavy carbonation. No head, no lacing.

Almost nothing on the nose. Maybe a little bit of spiciness, probably some sweetness, but very bland.

Taste is again flat and dull, but there is a faint greenness there; something a little fragrant or vegetative. Maybe just a ghose of something interesting, but it's a pale, pale ghost...

The mouthfeel is quite effervescent, and well suited to the style, even though the style is nothing great.

It's interesting, but it may just be that it's more interesting because of the harshness of the extra alcohol. Singha is better, this one feels like a rougher, tougher version that's more difficult to drink.

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2.23/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Watery pale golden color. I couldn't get head with this one... Nasty smell. What's the deal with thai beers? I just had a singha who smelled exactly the same...

The taste is a bit more complex than singha's. You can almost feel that they used malt to brew this beer...The refreshing aspect of pilsners is clearly missing. You can feel the alcohol, more present than in Singha. Hops are predominant. Leave a thick mouthfeel.

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2.25/5  rDev -20.5%

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2.25/5  rDev -20.5%

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2.28/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

unassuming bottle. bworn glass with gold label. states gold medal at the '98 australian int. beer awards. 5%abv. best before 8/06. better hurry.

holds a heard fairly well. typical golden color. medium carbonation. thin white foamy head. little lacing.

malty heavy aroma. slightly flowery, but mostly sweet. maybe a bit of stewed apple?

just a step above bland for taste. some maltiness, but little bitterness or hop flavor. again some sort of apple. probably suffering a bit from age, but at only 2 months past bb date, this couldnt have been much better fresh.

decent carbonation gives it an ok mouthfeel but fails to cover up for the rest of the beer.

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2.28/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance - Had it in a can but seemed quite light. It's not much but the cans are nice looking.

Smell - nasty, I had it on some junk boat in Thailand and I think a fish spit in it. It was dirt cheap so I can't complain.

Taste - tasted cheap and boozy. A tinge of formaldehyde flavor, not pleasant..

Mouthfeel - not much there, just a light euro-lager, can't say it really leaves you with anything to talk about.

Drinkability - For being a +6% abv it's pretty drinkable and perfect for sitting around at the beach. It's definitely an ambiance beer, works for a party or outdoors, can't see myself ordering this up at a restaurant, not even a Thai place.

Photo of Naerhu
2.3/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

malt, hops, rice
pale yellow, with pure white head that soon disappeared.

nice malty sweet aroma.

Slightly fruity and overly sweet. Taste of apples. Caught next to no hops.

This was the sweetest asian lager I have had to date. Might go with spicy food, but not with my delicious hamburger.

Why is this beer labeled Chang Lager. In Japan, it is only referred to as Chang Beer.

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2.3/5  rDev -18.7%

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2.38/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Tried this beer in Thailand.. tasted very much like a Singha, I could hardlt tell the difference. The main difference is that it's usually cheaper than Singha, and the alcohol content can be higher. I heard that this beer is not regulated, so it's possible to get one with a very high alcohol content and then one with a very low alcohol content.

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Chang Beer (Domestic) from Cosmos Brewery (Thai Beverage Plc.)
67 out of 100 based on 123 ratings.