Klang Beer | Cambrew / Angkor Brewery

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Cambrew / Angkor Brewery

Style: Euro Strong Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by shivtim on 08-24-2007

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Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 9
Reviews by flyingpig:
Photo of flyingpig
2.19/5  rDev -17%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

330ml Can brought back from Cambodia for me ($0.60):
Light and very clear looking golden straw colour with a small, bubbly white head that doesn't budge much of the opening minute or so but ends up as a patchy lacing not long after.

Strong & sweetness and quite a bit of alcohol coming through as well. The aroma consists of a few light hops, some sort of metallic aroma and corn with a few adjuncts.

Sweet & laced with alcohol, some corn and lager hops with some rice and other adjuncts plus a bit of grain. There is a slight hint of fruits but this passes almost as quickly as it appeared and beyond that there is that much to say about the taste.

Very light bodied and thin with a strongly carbonated body and too much alcohol and sweetness, neither of which is particularly well hidden.

A pretty average beer although it gets a little better after it has had time to settle down some, possible due to the alcohol doing its job and working faster than usual. The beer isn't a great one although it is drinkable at least.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of lzepplin01
2.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of patre_tim
3.58/5  rDev +35.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: Straw gold, clear filtered, almost no carbonation- all but one fine stream of bubbles, 2 fingers of white foamy head fades in a few minutes to a foam. A little lacing is present.

S: Malt, apple juice, pilsener hops, slight acidic metallic quality.

T: Malt, pilsener hops, oregano oil, tastes more like a German Pilsener than I was expecting. The malt is clear too, and fresh. Bitter linger of the hops is not overwhelming, and definitely present. More balanced than I was expecting.

M: Medium, somewhat oily body, medium low carbonation with small fine bubbles.

O: Impressed for what I thought would be a bomb. It’s a lager, a cool can with an African elephant, from Cambodia. I got it at the South Asia Expo in China. Refresing on a hot day, it would go well with pizza, Cambodian food, and all that an AA Lager would go with.

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Photo of dmorell
2.5/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of AgentMunky
2.8/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a 33cL can into a mug at Sundance in Phnom Penh. "Extra strong and smooth"
Orange pale with little head. It smells sour and lagery, but not all that offensive. Ditto the taste. It actually is smooth (and at 6% extra strong for lagers round here). Huh, truth in advertising. Some carbonation keeps things lively, and the finish is almost pleasant. For the price and the punch, it's hard to go wrong. I'm only drinking one, but allow me to copy/coin a term: 'Klangover'

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Photo of shivtim
2.51/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Yet another temple-themed beer from Cambrew... this one themed after the "Terrace of the Elephants" in Angkor Thom. The paragraph on the can is hilarious. It dares you to drink the beer, and warns "mind you, it's a very strong beer, but go ahead and take the challenge!" Anyway, it pours out a clear yellow, but it's slightly hazy, setting it apart from Angkor, Bayon and Anchor. It's got a big white head that fades gradually. Looks like a decent lager. Nose is still really week. Smells like grains and alcohol. Taste is maltier than expected, with some barnyard yeast and hops at the end. You can taste the alcohol, but it's not overly harsh. Mouthfeel is thin but ok, and drinkability is average.

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Photo of bylerteck
2.13/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Can at a corner store on Otres Beach in Sihanoukville. Guy at my guesthouse told me 'you get crazy like elephant with beer.' Love Cambodia.

A - Poured light gold and bright with a one finger white head. Good carbonation, spotty lace and no retention.

S - Honey, light malt, dusty, corn, and odd herbal note. Something a little odd in there.

T - Grainy, corny, and a very odd flavour I can't pinpoint. Something like solvents of rice whiskey/grain alcohol.

M - Good carbonation, medium body, and a chemically finish.

O/D - Pretty boring lager for the strength. Not much depth and certainly some off qualities. Nothing too good here.

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Photo of newbeeraday
2.5/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of randylangford
2.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Klang Beer from Cambrew / Angkor Brewery
2.64 out of 5 based on 9 ratings.
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