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Cambrew / Angkor Brewery
American Adjunct Lager
Ranked #234
Ranked #30,071
2.56 | pDev: 22.27%
Jan 01, 2023
Aug 02, 2002
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Reviewed by John_M from Washington

2.45/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5
Our first day in Siem Reap, and this stuff is pretty much everywhere. Including the restaurant our tour guide took us to for lunch. In any event...

The beer pours a golden amber color with a frothy white head that quickly subsides. Still, this beer really doesn't look half bad. On the nose, I get canned corn and a bit of grain, and really not much else. Even for an AAL, this is a pretty unimpressive aroma profile. The flavor profile replicates the nose pretty closely in this lightweight AAL. There's some light sweet corn in the flavor profile, and that's about it. What flavor there is dissipates pretty quickly, and the finish is short, bland and lightly bitter. Mouthfeel is fairly light, with the alcohol all but undetectable. Drinkability is good I guess, if your idea of beer drinking involves uncritical quaffing of a cold beverage while out mowing the lawn.

It gets pretty warm in this part of the world, so I guess a beer as lame and insipid as this is somewhat understandable and even to be expected. As others have pointed out, it's inoffensive, which is probably the best you can say about it. That being said, next time I'm offered a beer at lunch or dinner, I'll opt for a diet coke or water instead.
Jan 01, 2023
Rated: 2.5 by zotzot from Vermont

Oct 22, 2022
Rated: 3.4 by igl from Russian Federation

Oct 05, 2022
Rated: 1.88 by kirkgarner

Jun 02, 2022
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Reviewed by stevoj from Idaho

2.54/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5
6 pack from Fubonn Market (PDX). Was not as bad as I thought it would be. Bright, clear golden pour, big fluffy head. Smell and taste are grains, corn and only slight traces of vegetal notes. Feel is actually kind of creamy. Not too sweet either. First Cambodia tick.
Jan 12, 2022
Rated: 3.03 by Birdlegs from Washington

Nov 06, 2021
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Reviewed by Sigmund from Norway

1.96/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2
Shared 330 ml can, kindly brought home from Cambodia by my cousin. ABV is 5%. Pale golden colour, moderate white head. Minimal aroma. Watery mouthfeel. The flavour is quite dry and rather bland as expected, with a hint of hops in the finish.
May 06, 2021
Rated: 2.79 by JonnoWillsteed from England

Nov 02, 2019
Rated: 2.25 by bdlusa from Texas

Jun 02, 2019
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Reviewed by rho222 from New York

3.2/5  rDev +25%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
When your in Cambodia, it's decent and an easy go-to, rather than paying the premium for imported beers. Ignore the bad reviews when your at a bar, though I can't speak about it's quality outside.
Feb 15, 2019
Rated: 2.5 by Radcpa from Washington

Feb 01, 2019
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Reviewed by hoptheology from California

3.52/5  rDev +37.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
12 oz slim can traded from brutal farce poured into 16 oz Budweiser pint glass.

Clear golden amber color with a fluffy white head of 2 fingers. It gradually diminishes to a sliver, no lacing.

Aroma is husky and grainy, slight sweet apple fruit, almost cider-y. Faint maize.

Flavor is crisp and clean with a nice rice/plant/barley flavor. Not much for lingering flavor except a slight champagne dryness and lingering pear and apple fruits. Corn creaminess as well.

Feel is crisp and clean with only mild starches on the finish. Very good carbonation.

Overall, a poor rating is not warranted, simply because a lager is not going to give the flavors that other more eccentric styles will. This is a cut and dry enjoyable, quenchable, by-the-book lager that stands with the rest. Fear not, take the dive, you won't lose beer karma if you drink it.
Jan 17, 2019
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Rated by Mclusal from Colombia

3/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Nov 04, 2018
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Reviewed by TrojanRB from Texas

3.02/5  rDev +18%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3
Pours a very pale gold with no head and very aggressive bubbles

Smells very grainy, of Cheerios

Taste was more interesting, light cracker with some floral notes and tart apple

Very dry, overly carbonated
Sep 11, 2018
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Reviewed by LiquidAmber from Washington

3.03/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
Poured into a small pint glass. Pours a medium golden amber with a half finger white head with good retention and lacing. Aroma of grainy malt, lemon and grassy hops. Flavor is mild grainy, slightly sweet malt, grassy hops, thinning out and getting astringent in the finish. Light to medium bodied with sharp carbonation. On the grainy side of the adjunct lager spectrum, but the malt pretty much dies out half way through the taste, leaving the somewhat astringent (possibly just old) hops stark on the tongue. The neutral malt sweetness that usually make this style inoffensive is not present here, this just tastes like a watered down lager. I liked their stout and decided to give this a shot, but although I might welcome this on a hot Cambodian afternoon, it's not worth revisiting outside its country of origin. Drinkable, but mediocre.
Jan 02, 2018
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Reviewed by RonaldTheriot from Louisiana

4.45/5  rDev +73.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Angkor has a thick, white head, a clear, golden, bubbly appearance, with splotchy glass lacing. The aroma is of fairly rich, honeyed malt and bread crust. Taste is similar, with rounding hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is light to medium, and Angkor finishes crisp and refreshing.

Nov 16, 2017
Rated: 2.64 by MaxOhle from Illinois

Sep 27, 2017
Rated: 2.68 by mcthfg from Korea (South)

Aug 09, 2017
Rated: 2.43 by jroof1 from Massachusetts

Mar 06, 2017
Rated: 3 by BucBasil from Rwanda

Nov 25, 2016
Rated: 2.75 by newbeeraday from Pennsylvania

Oct 16, 2016
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Reviewed by sjrider from California

2.35/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25
Drank this more times than I can count on the beach in southern Cambodia. When it's ice cold and 50 cents a glass it goes great with grilled squid or whatever is available to munch on. Went to the brewery but was turned away, told to come back the next day and would be able to sample for free. Yeah, nevermind.
Jun 22, 2016
Rated: 2.59 by Squire from Mississippi

May 22, 2016
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Reviewed by Everydayoff from Thailand

2.68/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3
Had it on tap at Temple Bar in Siem Reap, Cambodia.

Clear, gold straw in color with 2 fingers short-life white head, not of much of lace to mention, high visible carbonation.

Grainy, grassy, a bit earthy, old cereal cracker.

Grain and grass dominate all along. Some astringency pops up sharp with moderate hop bitterness. Some bread note of malt and some bitterness again as residual.

Light body, semi-smooth mouthfeel, high carbonation, crisp, dry and rather clean finish.

This beer is nothing more than proper thirst quencher from your long and tired day with hot and humid weather in Siem Reap.
Feb 27, 2016
Rated: 2.5 by YalovaIA from Iowa

Jan 02, 2016
Rated: 2.58 by hamrwolf from Pennsylvania

Dec 10, 2015
Rated: 2.82 by Homebrew from Connecticut

Jul 14, 2015
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Rated by Tcusack

1.59/5  rDev -37.9%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75
A Non descript lager, noting offensive nothing to get excited about. When in Cambodia have it, it's cold and cheap.
Jun 23, 2015
Rated: 2.44 by MisterKilderkin from California

May 20, 2015
Rated: 2.29 by kwjd from Canada (ON)

May 08, 2015
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Rated by DOCRW from Washington

3.04/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25
Its not that bad come on. Posted from Cambodia.
Apr 20, 2015
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Reviewed by AgentMunky from New York

2.79/5  rDev +9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Clear yellow with no head. Smells grainy and sweet. Surprisingly inoffensive! It's a thin, sweet-sour crap lager, but with just enough character to make it fun. I think it's the light fruitiness of the malt.
Apr 04, 2015
Rated: 2.25 by chubenzino from California

Mar 07, 2015
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Rated by Dirrrty_Kurty from Colorado

2.68/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75
Equivalent to Cambodia’s Budweiser, enough said.
Feb 20, 2015
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Rated by nelsonsaigon from Viet Nam

2.5/5  rDev -2.3%
Experienced in : Angkor Wat
Appealing to me : - - -
Less appealing to me : - - -

I am neutral on this beer.
Dec 07, 2014
Rated: 3 by Oidmoe from Austria

Sep 15, 2014
Rated: 3 by patre_tim from Thailand

Aug 20, 2014
Rated: 1.96 by bird_soul from Netherlands

Aug 18, 2014
Rated: 2.5 by oOSupremeOo from North Carolina

Aug 17, 2014
Angkor Beer from Cambrew / Angkor Brewery
Beer rating: 64 out of 100 with 69 ratings