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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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Cosmos Brewery (Thai Beverage Plc.) visit their website
Thailand

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  6.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Gusler on 12-20-2002)
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3.5/5  rDev +22.8%

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Missouri

2/5  rDev -29.8%

12-25-2012 02:24:35 | More by pooogy
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3/5  rDev +5.3%

12-05-2012 04:41:35 | More by morfius85
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Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev +5.3%

11-11-2012 00:54:23 | More by cfalovo97
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Saskatchewan (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev +14%

10-19-2012 01:45:13 | More by YamagamiTravis
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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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NickyG213

Arizona

4/5  rDev +40.4%

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

3/5  rDev +5.3%

08-22-2012 21:05:05 | More by ryko
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Drunkenass

California

3/5  rDev +5.3%

07-18-2012 22:13:30 | More by Drunkenass
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yossarian

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev +5.3%

06-25-2012 20:40:43 | More by yossarian
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Michigan

3.18/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2012 01:21:58 | More by stoutman
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Australia

3/5  rDev +5.3%

06-14-2012 09:14:16 | More by hopnerd
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Louisiana

2.75/5  rDev -3.5%

06-01-2012 10:01:37 | More by sd123
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Texas

3/5  rDev +5.3%

05-29-2012 11:46:35 | More by Kornoms
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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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New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +22.8%

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

Sweden

2.5/5  rDev -12.3%

12-23-2011 22:21:34 | More by Harkrank
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jeffreymstein

Connecticut

2.58/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Mostly harmless.

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-07-2011 16:09:21 | More by jeffreymstein
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ricerice

New Hampshire

3/5  rDev +5.3%

12-01-2011 05:27:51 | More by ricerice
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bat6

District of Columbia

2.48/5  rDev -13%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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...

Serving type: bottle

10-16-2011 08:09:42 | More by bat6
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OneBrewru

Japan

2.17/5  rDev -23.9%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

04-23-2011 10:13:15 | More by OneBrewru
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Everydayoff

Thailand

2.93/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured 330ml bottle into a pint glass with no best before date.

A:
Transparent golden amber color with very small white head that quickly fade down and no lacing left. Carbonation is rather high and produce plenteous fizzy bubbles soar to the head.

S:
Faint malt, yeasty sour, earthy and grassy note

T:
Subdued adjunct sweet, grainy astringent, slight medicinal bitterness blend with moderate earthy and grassy flavor.

M:
Medium body, rather smooth, well carbonated, palate touches with proper crispness.
Finish is a bit astringent.

D:
Not quite drinkable. Just for someone who prefers a beer with touch of earthy / grassy profile and somewhat astringent trait.

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2011 10:39:34 | More by Everydayoff
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sfprint

Germany

2.48/5  rDev -13%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

From Dec 2010 notes

330ml bottle, labeled Chang Classic, which I believe is this domestic version.

A: Very minimal head, nearly zero rising carbonation, transparent thin dull gold.

S: Mild, toasted malt, alcohol presense is somewhat apparent. Not very strong.

T: Unpleasant sourness/bitterness. Not gross, just not nice.

M: Somewhat mouth puckering, Light medium bodied, mild carbonation.

D: It's drinkable but not enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2011 16:18:42 | More by sfprint
Chang Beer (Domestic) from Cosmos Brewery (Thai Beverage Plc.)
68 out of 100 based on 109 ratings.