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

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Chang Beer (Domestic)Chang Beer (Domestic)
BA SCORE
2.79/5
Poor
175 Ratings
Chang Beer (Domestic)Chang Beer (Domestic)
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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#44,311
Reviews:
62
Ratings:
175
pDev:
22.58%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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6
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Photo of LakerLeith
1/5  rDev -64.2%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Very bland, empty bodied beer. Not for me!

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1/5  rDev -64.2%

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1/5  rDev -64.2%

Photo of sprucetip
1.16/5  rDev -58.4%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

From notes. Active, clear golden yellow, fizzy white head fades, no lacing. Looks like the adjunct lager it is. And it only goes down hill from here.

Smells slightly medicinal and alcoholic. Rubbing alcohol type alcoholic. Not pleasant. Fortunately, you have to try hard to find anything.

Faint malty sweetness, and something vaguely resembling hops. A little bit metalic. Tastes like it has ingredients other than malt, water, hops and yeast. And not in a good way. Unpleasant and kind of offensive.

Quick fizzy bite, some alc warming, unpleasant aftertaste.

I wouldn't review this at home, as I know I don't like the style or the particular beer. But as it is ubiquitous and almost unavoidable for beer drinkers, I figured I'd chime in. There is absolutely no reason to drink this unless you are really curious or in Thailand, and there are increasingly more imported options available in many places (even other lagers, such as Japanese Asahi, at similar price). In Bangkok and some other places with lots of foreigners, German, Australian, and Belgian beers are becoming easier to find, though it does it take some effort.

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Photo of BornScream
1.25/5  rDev -55.2%

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1.25/5  rDev -55.2%

Photo of bark
1.39/5  rDev -50.2%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

The colour is clear, golden yellow and the head is white. At first, the foam is quite large, but soon it shrinks to a very thin and smooth layer.

The smell is quite discreet, but I noticed an almost musty flavour of malt and corn.

The carbonation is poor and almost flat. Maybe I shouldn’t have poured it the way I did to get that head?

The taste is at first relatively strong with an unpleasant chemical body with hints of wormwood. Then, the taste develops into a flat taste with notes of sweet peas, lime and… Maybe some kind of detergent?

I have drunk other beers that tasted boring and uninspired, but this one was simply disgusting.

The beer is marked as "The most sold beer in Thailand". Poor Thai.

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Photo of tottel
1.42/5  rDev -49.1%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.5

Photo of _drummer_
1.47/5  rDev -47.3%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

This is a great example of an average SE Asia beer. It's very light, crisp, and is a good cold drink when it's boil-an-egg-on-the-sidewalk-hot in Thailand. However, that's about the only time it's good. There's not a lot of flavor and it's like drinking flavored water, in my opinion. When in Thailand and I only have Chang or Leo beer in a small restaurant, I'll typically pick Leo.

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Photo of cyberholz
1.5/5  rDev -46.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

A terribly low-quality beer with zero aftertaste. You drink it, it's gone.

Unfortunately Chang had an exceptionally nice beer, Chang Export. They did a lot of marketing, was a smooth dry balanced taste, not too sweet as Thai beers normally tend to.

Chang today is an industrial brew with close to no barley and hops in it, am told by a local expert brewer it's all rice.

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Photo of BEER88
1.57/5  rDev -43.7%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

Photo of Tcusack
1.82/5  rDev -34.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Another beer which doesn't offend. Not something I would go out of my way to drink but when in a hot sweaty Thailand it's refreshing.

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Photo of CoinCoinCoin
1.93/5  rDev -30.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

An average Thailand Asia beer. Very light, no after taste - you dun realize that you were drinking a beer at all. Taste just like a cold soda.

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2/5  rDev -28.3%

Photo of tubeyes
2/5  rDev -28.3%

Photo of moulefrite
2/5  rDev -28.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

What in the flying hell is this? The pour is so light in color that I can see my entire hand and all its features through the glass. There is no head. Aromas are of rotted sweet corn that has been re-warmed. The flavors are no better with adjunct written all them. This beer is simply a slap in the face to beer lovers, and perhaps only a catalyst to a cheap buzz for the average joe. Stinky frickin nasty can o suds.

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2/5  rDev -28.3%

Photo of sjrodriguez
2/5  rDev -28.3%

Photo of Mortiz238
2/5  rDev -28.3%

Photo of Aimeeford
2/5  rDev -28.3%

Photo of Cuervo_PCB
2/5  rDev -28.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of rabbitguy
2/5  rDev -28.3%

Photo of Wintermute
2.13/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

330 ml bottle, Beach Tango Café, Ko Chang, Thailand

White head of large bubbles. OK head retention, or at least better than the others of its type.
Pale golden colour, very clear.
Clean smelling, no DMS. Mildly lagery with mild hops smell.
Light bodied.
Very clean tasting. Sweet with little bitterness throughout and very little bitterness left on the tongue. I found it very clean tasting with very little to offend the palate. I found this made it much more drinkable than the other products of its type.

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Photo of lacqueredmouse
2.15/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Pale yellow, lots of heavy carbonation. No head, no lacing.

Almost nothing on the nose. Maybe a little bit of spiciness, probably some sweetness, but very bland.

Taste is again flat and dull, but there is a faint greenness there; something a little fragrant or vegetative. Maybe just a ghose of something interesting, but it's a pale, pale ghost...

The mouthfeel is quite effervescent, and well suited to the style, even though the style is nothing great.

It's interesting, but it may just be that it's more interesting because of the harshness of the extra alcohol. Singha is better, this one feels like a rougher, tougher version that's more difficult to drink.

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Photo of tjd25
2.16/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Watery pale golden color. I couldn't get head with this one... Nasty smell. What's the deal with thai beers? I just had a singha who smelled exactly the same...

The taste is a bit more complex than singha's. You can almost feel that they used malt to brew this beer...The refreshing aspect of pilsners is clearly missing. You can feel the alcohol, more present than in Singha. Hops are predominant. Leave a thick mouthfeel.

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Chang Beer (Domestic) from Cosmos Brewery (Thai Beverage Plc.)
Beer rating: 2.79 out of 5 with 175 ratings
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