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

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64
poor
534 Ratings
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Chang Beer (Export)Chang Beer (Export)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Cosmos Brewery (Thai Beverage Plc.)
Thailand
thaibev.com

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Gusler on 12-20-2002

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
534
Reviews:
205
Avg:
2.66
pDev:
23.31%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
83
For Trade:
1
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3.2/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Vinylboy20
2.41/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of DanielCole
3.17/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Thisdrinkinglife
2.17/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Review: 330 ml Bottle of Chang Beer Export: ABV: 5%

With a nice logo of two big elephants facing each other on its label, Chang is the Thai word for elephant, an important animal in Thailand as a symbol of both power and peace.

On pour we get a nice clear yellow colour, with a big frothy white head that is decent enough, and which settles down but maintains. A lot of carbonation, very bubbly and lively

No real lacing.

Overall, not a bad looking beer

On the nose I get an initial sweet piercing smell of lemon but overall not so strong, very faint.

A beery smell, sweet grains, hay, lemon, malts, all good on the nose, but as I mentioned not so strong.....

Taste is bittersweet, soft, clean and relatively easy to drink. Some light grains, but not enough to really get excited about.

Bit of an aftertaste, all bitter. Stringent sweet malts

Too sweet for my liking, and the tastes are not well balanced.

Not a great beer, very little to actually taste. Ok it is a little sessionable, but overall it is not really enjoyable. Bland. I am not a fan.

Apparently the home brew version is meant to be better than the export version, brewed with rice rather than malt, and is a 6.4% strength lager. Perhaps another inspection is needed, on a beach in Pattaya supping an ice cold beer enjoying the sun......

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Photo of wheresromi
3.13/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Kaihin6
2.65/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Zonian1
2.58/5  rDev -3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of igamez
2.98/5  rDev +12%
look: 5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Dominic_Decoco
3.5/5  rDev +31.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WunderLlama
3/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle poured into a stein

Clear pale yellow, no carbonation

One inch dense white foam cap , some lacings

Very light malt taste

Session able, quaff able very light taste

Ok beer

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Photo of 54V4G3
2.35/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Beginner2
2.63/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

One of Thailand's two entries on the list of "1001 Beers."

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Photo of arini10
2.48/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of aleigator
2.58/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Pours a bright, golden color, with a big, bubbly head.

Smells of slightly herbal hay, accompanied by a gentle leaf quality and sweeter oats.

A very light, refreshing lager, with a well dosed amount of carbonation.

Tastes of overly sugery malts, wrapping up the whole palate, while a rich note of wheat, topped by a whiff of lemon shine through.

Too sweet too be enjoyable, while it does provide a convincing freshness, due to the lively carbonation.

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Photo of tigg924
2.57/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours clear, pale yellow in color with 1/4 inch head. Taste is honey, grass, and light skunkiness. Not horrible, but I have had better. Probably would get other lagers before this one.

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Photo of JamLand
2.5/5  rDev -6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of windowside
2.73/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of corybills
2.53/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Thirstygoat
2.59/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of AGoodStout
3.28/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of tgf17
2.65/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of JohnTurano
2.53/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Summerteeth
1.18/5  rDev -55.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25

This beer just plain sucks.

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2.26/5  rDev -15%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of BlueSpader
3.28/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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Chang Beer (Export) from Cosmos Brewery (Thai Beverage Plc.)
2.66 out of 5 based on 534 ratings.
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