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

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2.8
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Chang Beer (Domestic)Chang Beer (Domestic)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Cosmos Brewery (Thai Beverage Plc.)
Thailand | website

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.40%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Gusler on 12-20-2002

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Photo of jarmby1711
3.15/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pretty plain pouring beer. A light golden colour without depth or character Thee is little head retention , so it doesnt excite
The smell also is plain ,having abitter hop aroma
The taste is a surprise or at least was to me. There is a succesful combination of biscuity malt that blends to a hop bitternesss (albeit one where the hops add no particular flavour).
It refreshes and has some depth of flavour that make this an enjoyable drinking Lage well suited to a warm climate .
It doesnt seem the sort of Lager that would loose its appeal after a few of them.

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Photo of Marty
2.7/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Just had one of these again for the first time in about two years. When my sis and I were in Thailand, this is all we drank, not because it's cheaper than Singha (which it is) but because it's actually better. Most Thai beers don't look like much. Pale pale pale golden hued, and better off left in the bottle. Pretty sure it's brewed with rice. Lots of rice. Doesn't have much in the way of an aroma.

This beer, however, is maltier and more complex than Singha. Overall, the best of the crap beers available in Thailand, excluding Heineken and some other imports that are sometimes available. But why drink a Dutch beer when you're in Thailand??

PS: Rumor has it that Beer Chang bottles' %ABV tends to fluctuate wildly (+/- 3%) from bottle to bottle. I can't confirm this. I can, however, suggest that most tourists to Thailand probably end up dehydrated on occasion, and a parched tourist would naturally be more prone to getting sloshed off a single beer.

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Photo of feloniousmonk
2.77/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

BeerChang, in a can, flown in fresh for me from Thailand. Ain't I a lucky duck?

Crystal clear, pure golden yellow, with a good, fuzzy white cap, though swift to diminish. Looks the part.

Aroma: grainy and sweet, traces of honey and herbs. A hint of alcoholic harshness peeks through.

Grainy and a bit rough on first taste, as well, missing that sweetness found in the nose. Seems rawer once in the mouth. Light in body, with a somewhat gritty texture. Sweetness butts in halfway through, and messes around with the malt. Finish is dry, empty.

The taste and mouthfeel leave much to be desired, it's not terrible for a malt liquor-style brew (6.4% for a beer this thin? malt likka, baby!). The strength does start to insinuate itself at the rear. This is one to get next to when you're really tying one or two or three on...or so I hear...

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Photo of Wintermute
2.13/5  rDev -23.9%
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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Photo of bark
1.39/5  rDev -50.4%
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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Photo of moulefrite
2/5  rDev -28.6%
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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Photo of tjd25
2.16/5  rDev -22.9%
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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Photo of Naerhu
2.32/5  rDev -17.1%
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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Chang Beer (Domestic) from Cosmos Brewery (Thai Beverage Plc.)
68 out of 100 based on 58 ratings.