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

Chang Beer (Domestic)Chang Beer (Domestic)
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Style:
Lager - Adjunct
Ranked #226
ABV:
5%
Score:
67
Ranked #50,227
Avg:
2.84 | pDev: 21.48%
Reviews:
74
Ratings:
213
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Cosmos Brewery (Thai Beverage Plc.)
 
Thailand
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  7
Gots
  51
SCORE
67
Poor
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Reviews by stevoj:
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stevoj from Idaho

2.49/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Normal pale lager ordered with some Thai food. Nothing special or exceptional. Plain cereal lager, a bit heavier than the export in body and in malt flavor.

Dec 17, 2015
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Newlife1984 from Austria

4.18/5  rDev +47.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

To be honest I find it difficult to describe this beer. Had a few glasses in our holidays in Thailand and enjoyed them very much. The domestic version is much different than the export version - more alcohol in it (6.4 vs 5.0), different taste (the domestic tastes "fuller" and "more interesting"), also the bottle is quite big (660ml). Definitly one of my favourites, even if it is quite impossible to get the domestic version outside of Asia.

Jan 29, 2016
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portia99 from Massachusetts

2.76/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12oz can brought back from Thailand from a friend on his honeymoon. Poured into a pilsner glass.

A - Pours a nearly colorless but still discernible pale golden color. Endless streams of carbonation bubbles rise from the bottom of the glass. A fluffy finger of head persists for several minutes and leaves rings of foamy lacing on the glass. For the style, this is a very good looking beer.

S - Pretty standard adjunct lager aroma. Very grainy/cereally, a touch of skunky hops, mild sweetness. Nothing outstanding, nothing offensive - pretty much as I would expect.

T - Overall sweet in character...corn sugary. Mild hop bitterness, a touch buttery. Again, pretty standard for the style, but I would put this even a notch below the average beer in the category. Slightly strange sweetness that doesn't give the hops a fighting chance. Tastes a bit artificial.

M - Light in body, mild carbonation for the style - just a bit lower than middle ground. Odd sweetness persists from beginning to end. Grainy and mildly hoppy but very subdued - even more than most in the style.

O - Not a shining example of the style. I've had plenty of different examples from many different countries with mixed results. This is on the lower end of the scale - there are plenty of others that are better (palatable). This stands out as a subpar example of a lower end style...not one to seek out at all.

Jan 05, 2014
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JakeBarnett from Minnesota

2.5/5  rDev -12%

Jun 17, 2014
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Mortiz238 from Ohio

2/5  rDev -29.6%

Jun 26, 2014
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bv51 from Washington

3.49/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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

Aug 04, 2018
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Aimeeford

2/5  rDev -29.6%

Jul 04, 2014
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Deggar from Idaho

3.18/5  rDev +12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Feb 16, 2015
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Toynk from Illinois

2.3/5  rDev -19%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Jan 29, 2019
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Sergioelijah from Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +23.2%

Oct 29, 2014
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BlueSpader from Washington

3.44/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Jul 01, 2018
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sokol_1993 from California

3.15/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Got a 620ml bottle from a local 7/11 in Bangkok, Thailand.
Sweet malty taste, some straw smell. Little hop taste, almost none at all.
Overall a good brew compared to the local Leo, which tastes like water. Chang has a lot more characters.

Jan 26, 2016
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Marvicsin from California

2.5/5  rDev -12%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Mar 15, 2017
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HeartofMiami from Florida

2.97/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Jul 16, 2016
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PeteGustaf

3/5  rDev +5.6%

Nov 20, 2014
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Sabaai from Argentina

3/5  rDev +5.6%

Oct 10, 2014
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MasterRigger from North Carolina

2.5/5  rDev -12%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Apr 03, 2016
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AngEo from Texas

2.3/5  rDev -19%

Nov 25, 2014
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PlutonowyManiek from Belgium

2.26/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Gold color, a little hazy. Foam sparse, white.
The aroma of malt, to reach the notes of honey and sweet aroma of lime flowers.
Taste: here but light water with honey nothing, maybe light metallicity.

Mar 15, 2016
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nelsonsaigon from Viet Nam

3.25/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Manila (can)

I am neutral on this beer.

Jan 05, 2016
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Linzee91

2.42/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Apr 22, 2015
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Mister_Faucher from Washington

2.63/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Jun 18, 2018
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Fish365 from New York

2.45/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Apr 13, 2015
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MFMB from Idaho

2.99/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Pour a light straw yellow, smells of grain, biscuit and white dread with some sulfer in the background. Very carbonated. Taste of cracker and grainy with a touch of honey/honey like flavor. Medium to light mouthfeel.

Jun 12, 2016
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MattyDTD from England

3.09/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Feb 18, 2015
Chang Beer (Domestic) from Cosmos Brewery (Thai Beverage Plc.)
Beer rating: 67 out of 100 with 213 ratings