Chang Beer (Domestic) - Cosmos Brewery (Thai Beverage Plc.)
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2.63/5 rDev -7.7%
Can from 7-11 in Krabi. From notes.
A - Poured golden and bright. Good carbonation. Minimal head. Little lace and a retention.
S - Sweet grain.
T - Honey, corn. Not strong. Sweet. Moderate depth of flavour.
M - Mild carbonation, medium body, sweet sorta finish.
O/D - Pretty run of the mill, like most Asian lagers. Not exactly refreshing.
01-20-2013 04:34:57 | More by tbeckett
4.2/5 rDev +47.4%
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.
09-23-2012 03:22:31 | More by jjamadorphd
4.5/5 rDev +57.9%
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.
08-31-2012 17:46:44 | More by Tepsitola
3.18/5 rDev +11.6%
Light golden with small white head. Light sweet malty aroma with hint of rice flavor. More body and flavour than a classic South-East Asian lager. Higher alcohol content too, but still very drinkable in the heat of the Bangkok sun. Some hop bitterness in the finish. Not a great beer, but a quite drinkable and pleasant pale lager.
06-15-2012 01:21:58 | More by stoutman
3.78/5 rDev +32.6%
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!
04-05-2012 09:54:37 | More by shigg85
2.58/5 rDev -9.5%
As far as Thai mass-market brews go, which is really all the options in Thailand, Chang rates fairly highly. The beer has a non-descript, almost sweet, flavor and a light aftertaste.
Nothing exciting, but on a hot (Thai) night, it goes down well.
12-07-2011 16:09:21 | More by jeffreymstein
District of Columbia
2.48/5 rDev -13%
Can't remember the big bottle size in Thailand but have enjoyed many during visits over the last 6 years.
A - yellow/gold. average
S - never loved the smell, perhaps a hint of corn sweetness attributed to the 6.4 ABV
T - as long as it's cold enough to numb the palate a bit it's fine for tossing back. it has a sticky sweetness that hangs unpleasantly as it warms
M/F - pretty well carbonated, average for the style
O - I enjoy this particular beer when relaxing w/ Thai friends, but if you're reaching for this make sure it's real cold and don't over-analyze it. otherwise it might start tasting a lot like american malt liquor...
10-16-2011 08:09:42 | More by bat6
2.17/5 rDev -23.9%
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.
04-23-2011 10:13:15 | More by OneBrewru
Chang Beer (Domestic) from Cosmos Brewery (Thai Beverage Plc.)
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