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Angkor BeerAngkor Beer

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Cambrew / Angkor Brewery

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 08-02-2002

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Ratings: 51 |  Reviews: 16
Reviews by Shovelbum:
Photo of Shovelbum
2.56/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A pull-tab can. With a profile of Angkor Wat on the label. Bad-ass.

Pours a frothy white head over a clear golden body. Cereal and light malt are noticeable, but not dominant, in the aroma. There's also trace of hops that seem a bit past their prime. Taste is mildly sweet with low bitterness. It's actually fairly smooth. Low carbonation for a lager with a moderate body that is not too watery.

This is right on par for Southeast Asian lagers, and is fairly innocuous. It's actually better than most of its N. American brethren in this style category. It makes a fine thirst quencher after clambering over Angkorian ruins all day-- and for that matter you cannot knock an archaeological themed beer!

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More User Reviews:
Photo of DOCRW
3.04/5  rDev +34.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Its not that bad come on. Posted from Cambodia.

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Photo of lzepplin01
2.25/5  rDev -0.4%

Photo of jaydoc
2/5  rDev -11.5%

Photo of Tepsitola
4.09/5  rDev +81%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The most popular beers in Cambodia are infact imported. But this one is brewed in sihanoukville, cambodia. They started the brewering in 1990. The beer and the label is inspired from Angkor Wat, the temple from 1100 by the Khmer-kingdom.It can be bought in USA and Europe.But the big importers are Japan and Canada.

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Photo of patre_tim
3/5  rDev +32.7%

Photo of Tcusack
1.59/5  rDev -29.6%
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.

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Photo of beerpirates
2.25/5  rDev -0.4%

Photo of Wintermute
2.18/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

FCC, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

I liked it better on-tap than in the bottle. It had better head retention, produced more lace and a stronger hops smell and taste. The hops seemed a bit more resinous from the tap. My guess is that the inprovement had to do with the freshness.

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Photo of morfius85
3/5  rDev +32.7%

Photo of sjrider
2.35/5  rDev +4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of MisterKilderkin
2.44/5  rDev +8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of cfalovo97
3/5  rDev +32.7%

Photo of chubenzino
2.25/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of hanwong
3/5  rDev +32.7%

Photo of sd123
2.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of jroof1
2.43/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of hamrwolf
2.58/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Everydayoff
2.68/5  rDev +18.6%
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.

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Photo of yossarian
2/5  rDev -11.5%

Photo of BucBasil
3/5  rDev +32.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of bark
2.45/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

The colour is straw yellow; the liquid is clear. The two finger head builds with a fizzing sound; it is airy and white. No lacing occurs.

The rather strong smell is very malty with some clean bitter notes and a somewhat sticky sweetness. It is not all fresh.

The taste is sweet with some vegetable hints. I found some notes of old French loaf. There are some clean chemical bitter hints in the background. The aftertaste adds more vegetables, some chemical/artificial bitter flavours and a growing flavour of alcohol.

The carbonation is medium to mild, the small bubbles feels a little tired. The liquid is light, but not watery.

Just another tropical lager, although it became a little better when I had some spicy crisps along with the beer.

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Photo of oOSupremeOo
2.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of dmorell
2.25/5  rDev -0.4%

Photo of sprucetip
1.55/5  rDev -31.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Clear yellow with fizzy but thick, briefly, white head. Looks like your basic adjunct lager, which it is.

With an aggressive swirl I eventually find some straw like sweetness.

A bit of malty sweetness with a mild adjuncty aftertaste. Yuck. After a few bites of Indian food it tastes a little better, with the sweetness stronger and something almost minty, but that is surely from the food. As the food fades the minty becomes adjuncty again.

Benign and thin, with the aforementioned unpleasant aftertaste.

If you've tasted one SE Asian lager, you have tasted them all, with BeerLao regular being a very modest step up, and the BeerLao dark a more significant improvement. For anyone with even the most passing interest in quality beer, this one begs to be slammed fast while ice cold. But on Pub Street in Siem Reap, Cambodia, at 50 cents a draft, it is cheaper than water or a soft drink with your meal.

In defense of Cambodia, versus some of its neighbors, Guinness Foreign Extra can be had in the shops for $1.25, there are a few local stouts, and a couple of Germans available as well.

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Angkor Beer from Cambrew / Angkor Brewery
2.26 out of 5 based on 51 ratings.
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