Archa Beer | Cosmos Brewery (Thai Beverage Plc.)

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Cosmos Brewery (Thai Beverage Plc.)

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by bark on 02-03-2010

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Ratings: 18 |  Reviews: 9
Reviews by flyingpig:
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2.46/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

640ml bottle on Koh Lanta from a minimart (40 Baht):
Straw coloured with a 1cm, bubbly white head that holds reasonably well.

Light & sweet with some lively adjuncts & grassy hops. Some faint malts as well, a little barely and a touch of skunk towards the end.

Bitter adjuncts and some skunk kick things off, followed by a little citrus and some light, lager malts. A bland, mellow taste that is a run-of-the-mill macro lager.

Light bodied & with lively carbonation & a semi-sweet palate. Nothing really out of the ordinary or worthy of note here I'm afraid.

This one wasn't all that bad a beer for a Thai pale lager. Not as good as Singha or Chang but a lot better than some of the crap out there.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of sfprint
2.21/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

From notes Dec 10th 2010

A: Little visible carbonation but a huge soapy head with excellent retention. Golden yellow, transparent.

S: Musty astringent malt, somewhat sharp.

T: Very bland. AAL? Tastes like watered down beer. Neutral malt in the background. Not disgusting, but not good.

M: Almost a medium body oddly enough for being so watery. Barely astringent.

D: I suppose it's better than most AAL's but, not by much. It does goes down without me spiting it out.

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Photo of patre_tim
2.61/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Orange gold colour, huge creamy white head which fades, looks well carbonated.

S: Smells of glue, malt, more glue, more malt, some hops.

T: Tastes of malt, glue, bitter hops present too.

M: Well carbonated, medium body. Not watery as I was expecting.

O: More bitter than most Thai beers I’ve had. Smell is a little strange to me. The overall look of the labelling, in my opinion, takes it down a bit. Good mouth feel, and cheap. Would go well with deep fried Thai food.

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Photo of cfalovo97
3/5  rDev +21.5%

Photo of kojevergas
2.26/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

320ml aluminum can from a Tesco Lotus in Bangkok.

5% ABV.

Insipid, with a weak pilsner malt taste. Bereft of hop or yeast flavour. At least it's not watery or metallic. Slightly buttery, though - diacetyl, perhaps?

Smooth, wet, medium-bodied, largely unrefreshing. Overcarbonated.

More forgettable fare from ThaiBev. Nevertheless, its ubiquity will likely force me to revisit it in finer grain during my month in Thailand. At least Chang isn't buttery...


06.16.16 2nd impression from another can:


Astringent, with grainy bitterness and sharp biting overcarbonation. Buttery diacetyl runs rampant. Ugh.

High D- / AVOID

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Photo of notchucknorris
2.67/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Everydayoff
2.78/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

330ml can poured into a pint glass with no detail about best before date.

Transparent golden color with good frothy thick white head, it swiftly dissipates and leaves with almost no lacing. Visible soapy carbonation is subtle.

Rather flat; faint malt, sweet grain and some synthetic note.

Noticeably adjunct sweetness, grainy, slight hop bitterness lingers as an aftertaste.

Light body, watery feel, sharp carbonated which is a bit too harsh.

Just like typical Thai's AAL. Strongly rejuvenate character is the best attribute of this macro brew.

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Photo of bark
2.9/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

The colour is yellow; the two finger head leaves a fizzing sound when poured. It sinks quite fast to an airy lid leaving no lacing.

The smell is quite clean. Some neutral hints of French loaf, alcohol and a synthetic bitterness.

The taste is neutral and smooth (on a bad day, I would have said "boring"). Creamy semi-sweet notes from the adjuncts. Just enough of neutral bitterness to keep it from being too sweet. The aftertaste is mild and unexciting with some notes of alcohol and dough. Finish is watery.

The carbonation is medium to mild; the bubbles small. The liquid is a bit smooth.

This one will probably be better off at a Thai beach in sunset than in a Swedish flat with half a meter of snow outside the window. Boring, but without any odd off flavours.

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Photo of Beerman1977
2.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of AgentMunky
2.47/5  rDev 0%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

Poured from a 33cL can into the wine glass.

Hazy pale gold with mild effervescence. It smells neutral and sour-sweet. It tastes similar; hint of mild fruitiness amidst the adjunct grains. Clean aftertaste. Watery, but refreshing. Pretty decent for a Thai lager!

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Photo of kwjd
2.11/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Mortiz238
1.75/5  rDev -29.1%

Photo of sephyrott
1.89/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Photo of bylerteck
2.53/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Can from Tops Market in Koh Samui. From notes.

Moddo across the can reads "True Friendship!" as well as a classy "Bigger Size! More Friends!" Love it.

A - Poured an apple juice sorta yellow. Bright with mild carbonation. Two fingers of white head gone really fast. No lace and no retention.

S - Corny, apple juice.

T - Grainy, some pear, apples, a lot less offensive than the aroma.

M - Decent carbonation, light to medium body, mildly sweet and a little dry in the finish.

O/D - Not a bad lager. Nothing really stands out but nothing offends. Decent and drinkable for the style, but I don't think that's really saying much.

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Photo of Daredevil
2.59/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

sampling all brews I can get hold of during my hols in Thailand ...

the nose gets flavors of white grapes, hints of cocoa

the taste is mentholic with some soury bitterness, rather light

this seems to be a sort of blue collar beer in Thailand even though with an ABV of 5.4% being rather on the strong (in alcohol rather than in taste) side ...

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Photo of Rihup
2.5/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Oidmoe
2.5/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of randylangford
2.75/5  rDev +11.3%

Archa Beer from Cosmos Brewery (Thai Beverage Plc.)
Beer rating: 2.47 out of 5 with 18 ratings