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

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Cosmos Brewery (Thai Beverage Plc.)

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Gusler on 12-20-2002

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This is one beer I've had a few times as it a) goes down ok on a hot summer day, and b) it's cheap and beats most macro lagers Australian brewers have to offer. So at the height of winter receiving a free Chang I thought I would finally pen my thoughts on this classic Thai brew.

Poured from a 330ml bottle into a pokal.

A: Typical Asian brew with a clear pale straw body and a fluffy white half centimetre head.

S: More pungent than most Asian lagers, very adjuncty aromas of sweet corn, wheat, vegetal matter and cut grass abound. Other than that there's not much else going on. Fairly standard Asian lager.

T: Flavour has the above adjunct tastes; sweet corn, wheat, vegetal matter and cut grass. There is also a hint of honey. Ends dry with a cheap lager after-taste, which is best described as a semi-rotting vegetables mixed with Fusel alcohol.

M: Light bodied with medium carbonation.

D: Well its not a challenging drink at all, but in a hot country like Thailand a beer is simply used to wash down whatever curry one is eating, so in that respect it gets the job done. As good as other adjunct lagers? Perhaps a better question would be: as crap as other adjunct lagers? The answer is "Yes", and yet another reason why I generally avoid lagers altogether.

Food match: Thai, Vietnamese, Cambodian, Indonesian cuisines all work with beers like Chang, again it's all about washing down that curry, nothing more, nothing less.

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Pours a clear, pale yellow color with a small foamy head. Retention and lacing are virtually non-existent. Aroma of hay, grass, corn and typical lager aroma. A little sweeter on the taste. Corn, hay, lager yeasts, slight breadiness. Light bodied with moderate to heavy carbonation.

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Chang Beer (Export) from Cosmos Brewery (Thai Beverage Plc.)
Beer rating: 2.62 out of 5 with 533 ratings
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