Chang Beer (Domestic)
Cosmos Brewery (Thai Beverage Plc.)

Chang Beer (Domestic)Chang Beer (Domestic)
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From:
Cosmos Brewery (Thai Beverage Plc.)
 
Thailand
Style:
Lager - Adjunct
Ranked #143
ABV:
5%
Score:
67
Ranked #30,794
Avg:
2.82 | pDev: 21.99%
Ratings:
216
Status:
Active
Rated:
Oct 31, 2021
Added:
Dec 20, 2002
Wants:
  7
Gots:
  50
SCORE
67
Poor
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4.06 by beerrat from Virginia on Oct 31, 2021
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2.94/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by NiceTaps from New Jersey

12 ounce bottle in a tall curvy glass.

Clear golden color with active carbonation. Thin white cap, a few specks of lacing.

Aromas are wet grain, flowers and herbal mix, some funky skunk.

Herbal, rice, and elements of a sour in the flavor.

Light and sweet.

It complimented the spicy Tai food, so that’s something good.

Jun 20, 2021
 
3.88 by Daneve76 from Australia on Jun 04, 2021
 
2.99 by arini10 from Oregon on Jan 19, 2021
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2/5  rDev -29.1%
look: 3 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
by milkshakebeersucks from Maryland

Don’t know why I always expect something a bit more exotic when I pick up a beer from a distant country, even if it is a pale lager. And almost always end up disappointed. Here, the restrained aroma is vegetal; the sweetness from the rice is distracting enough that you forget about the hops (are there any hops grown in Thailand?) and the light bodied, passive palate gives way to a short lived finish. Rated to style (generously) rather than personal taste.

Oct 15, 2020
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2.51/5  rDev -11%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5
by elNopalero from California

Another one I’ve somehow overlooked for ages.
Pours clear and fizzy, with a white cap that rapidly dissipates.
Musty aroma, like a memory of faded hops. Sweetish on the palate, with a quick finish. Blink and it’s gone.

Jul 03, 2020
 
3.1 by chrishiker1409 from New York on Mar 06, 2020
 
2.52 by morrowd3 from Vermont on Feb 22, 2020
 
3.28 by BobsBrewReview from Missouri on Sep 13, 2019
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2.97/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by rodbeermunch from Nevada

Yet another in the long running series of "how have I not reviewed this yet?" Chang is one of those beers I don't think I've ever drank when not eating Asian food.

Pours the industry standard yellow with ample clarity and a quickly dissolving head that goes up no higher than 1/3" but really settles into a 1/16" film soon thereafter the pour. The aroma is mostly just grain, but barley does seem to lead the way. Hoped for a bit of skunky lager to it, but I think the green bottle just made me optimistic because it wasn't there.

Taste is mild, mostly that watery barley sense, sometimes if you get the real hot shit (food wise) you can pull out a little noble like hop bite and bitterness out of it. Mouth feel is a very carbonated light beer like quality. Seems slightly heavier and less cut with rice or sweetness than Budweiser. Pretty similar stuff at the end of the day.

Ultimately, there is not a lot of substance to this beer, but parse it through the style, its kind of meant to go that way. I didn't find any off flavors, so temper your ratings, this isn't a beer you rage about, its a beer you have with food.

Aug 21, 2019
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2.79/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75
by chitoryu12 from Florida

Look: Clear gold with lots of visible carbonation. Two fingers of foamy white head with decent retention.

Smell: Skunked, as expected from the green bottle. Mild sweet malt behind it.

Taste: Corn malt with some skunk. Nothing else.

Mouthfeel: Watery and extremely carbonated.

Overall: As you could probably guess, yet another cheap macro lager.

Aug 21, 2019
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3.32/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
by Nass from Florida

It taste like your typical Euro Pale Lager. I highly recommend this beer. Cheers! B-

Jul 09, 2019
 
2.94 by ItsBeer4Me from Pennsylvania on Apr 20, 2019
 
2.75 by Mattias from Sweden on Feb 05, 2019
 
2.3 by Toynk from Illinois on Jan 29, 2019
 
3.05 by BrewsOverHoes from Georgia on Dec 31, 2018
 
2.9 by NorbertB1974 from Germany on Dec 26, 2018
 
3.5 by crob3888 from California on Dec 16, 2018
 
3.3 by jesuschrist666 from Oklahoma on Dec 05, 2018
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2/5  rDev -29.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
by elnachooo from Spain

Cerveza de color amarillo pálido, ligera, con una cabeza blanca que se disipa en segundos. Del aroma se rescata la malta y un toque frutal que luego vuelven a destacarse en boca. Cerveza regular, para tomar sin pretensiones.

Nov 18, 2018
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3.18/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
by illpass78 from Maine

12 oz. into a chilled glass.

Appearance: Soapy white head on top of a clear straw beer with heavy carbonation.

Aroma: Clean, with some grain. Hint of rice.

Taste: Cold and crisp. Not too adjunct heavy.

Mouthfeel: Quaffable for sure.

Overall: Perfectly fine beer to pair with Thai food. Unremarkable but decent.

Nov 17, 2018
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3/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by Mclusal from Colombia

T01

Nov 04, 2018
 
3 by Bustersuess from New York on Oct 02, 2018
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3.49/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
by bv51 from Washington

Refreshing light taster- a good lager - not as memorable as simply enjoyable

Aug 04, 2018
 
3.44 by BlueSpader from Washington on Jul 01, 2018
 
2.39 by chiefz1 from New York on Jun 24, 2018
 
2.63 by Mister_Faucher from Washington on Jun 18, 2018
 
3.25 by paulish from New York on Jun 10, 2018
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3/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by Schlitz74 from Illinois

This is a decent beer for the style, pours about a finger of white head and leaves little to no lacing on the glass. This just like what a Euro lager should taste like. There is nothing great or bad about this beer. It is worth a try as a single.

May 20, 2018
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2.73/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75
by Franziskaner from Missouri

Gold in color with excellent clarity and a minimal to moderate amount of carbonation bubbles erupting from within. There's a fingernail of off white covering about a quarter of the top. I smell plenty of well water lager yeast/hydrogen dioxide along with a hint of grassy German hops. I'm tasting plenty of hydrogen dioxide and just a suggestion of grassy German hops. The mouth is very dry and refreshing.

May 12, 2018
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3.43/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4
by dimwit_flathead from California

I don't understand why the Chang Beer (Imported) listing was designated as "Retired." The beer I'm drinking says "imported." Clearly it was not retired as I just bought the beer today at Jons in Southern California.

Anyway, this beer is pretty good for an American lager knock-off. It has more flavor than a Miller or Bud and seems more amber in color. It has a flavor reminiscent of Carlsberg, probably due to its green glass. To say that this beer is Poor, as its current ratings stand, is just plain wrong.

Mar 31, 2018
 
3 by Hopsohard from California on Mar 27, 2018
 
3.55 by generallee from Virginia on Mar 09, 2018
 
2.75 by Richie_C_Johnson from Minnesota on Mar 06, 2018
 
2.25 by frontalot from Washington on Jan 26, 2018
 
2.88 by Zazzi82 from Tennessee on Jan 07, 2018
 
3.5 by AnitaBrewski from Massachusetts on Dec 25, 2017
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4.39/5  rDev +55.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 5
by bibo_ergo_sum from New York

Given its style, price point and market, I'm very surprised this beer isn't rated higher. This international take on the macro-brewed American Adjunct Lager surpasses its prototypes in every single way. Chang has a wonderful meadlike quality. It is sweet, refreshing, crisp, smooth finishing. Everything AB Inbev promises in its commercials but fails to deliver in its products Chang has in spades.

Dec 22, 2017
 
1.57 by TheCrowsEye from California on Dec 18, 2017
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2.73/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75
by Spike from England

On draught in Chiang Mai, Thailand.
This is a pale lager with low carbonation. Smell and taste are both light. Slightly sweet, rice is noticeable and hoppy bitterness is low. Mouthfeel has some chew but is otherwise light. The lack of carbonation is unusual.
This beer is adequate sat next to the river on a balmy December evening. It suits the locale but it would be average to poor in any other circumstance.

Dec 17, 2017
Chang Beer (Domestic) from Cosmos Brewery (Thai Beverage Plc.)
Beer rating: 67 out of 100 with 216 ratings