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

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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
Ratings:
167
Reviews:
61
Avg:
2.8
pDev:
22.86%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
37
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Ratings: 167 |  Reviews: 61
Photo of spycow
2.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of WoodBrew
3.25/5  rDev +16.1%

Photo of RblWthACoz
3.68/5  rDev +31.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear straw with a nice white head that falls a bit too fast. Nose is cereal sweetness. Flavor is unusually sweet and quite smooth. I wouldn't say the flavor is out of balance in it's sweet edge though. Feel has a nice biting carbonation to it and the liquid is pretty firm as well. This is very easily drinkable. This should be widely available and widely appreciated. If this were widely available, it would probably be a go to beer for me.

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Photo of feloniousmonk
2.77/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

BeerChang, in a can, flown in fresh for me from Thailand. Ain't I a lucky duck?

Crystal clear, pure golden yellow, with a good, fuzzy white cap, though swift to diminish. Looks the part.

Aroma: grainy and sweet, traces of honey and herbs. A hint of alcoholic harshness peeks through.

Grainy and a bit rough on first taste, as well, missing that sweetness found in the nose. Seems rawer once in the mouth. Light in body, with a somewhat gritty texture. Sweetness butts in halfway through, and messes around with the malt. Finish is dry, empty.

The taste and mouthfeel leave much to be desired, it's not terrible for a malt liquor-style brew (6.4% for a beer this thin? malt likka, baby!). The strength does start to insinuate itself at the rear. This is one to get next to when you're really tying one or two or three on...or so I hear...

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Photo of BEER88
1.57/5  rDev -43.9%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

Photo of stevoj
2.49/5  rDev -11.1%
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.

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Photo of wrightst
3/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of redfox405
4/5  rDev +42.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of lupercmda
2.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of sd123
2.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of lacqueredmouse
2.15/5  rDev -23.2%
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 bylerteck
2.61/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Can from 7-11 in Krabi. From notes.

A - Poured golden and bright. Good carbonation. Minimal head. Little lace and a retention.

S - Sweet grain.

T - Honey, corn. Not strong. Sweet. Moderate depth of flavour.

M - Mild carbonation, medium body, sweet sorta finish.

O/D - Pretty run of the mill, like most Asian lagers. Not exactly refreshing.

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Photo of bark
1.39/5  rDev -50.4%
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 Beerandraiderfan
2.5/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Pours very pale and carbonated. Aroma is metallic and vanilla.

More of that in the taste. Watery, yet a hop presence that is somewhat appealing on a hot summer day or with spicy food. Not a thai food guy, but have had this with Mexican and Italian hot stuff, not bad. No malt.

Kind of expensive for not much ingredients wise.

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Photo of shigg85
3.75/5  rDev +33.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Had a few bottles of this on a recent trip to Bangkok and Ayutthaya. I was unaware that the domestic was so much stronger than the export! And man, can you tell the difference! This Chang domestic had such a smooth finish accompanied by a more powerful punch than i'm used to from restaurant-common brews. By the end of the 750ml bottle I bought (for a ridiculously low price), I was enjoying a nice bubbly feeling. The brew pours a golden-clear amber with a bit of a head that completely fades. The smell has hints of hops and wheat. This beer goes down without any extra gas or negative aftertaste. Overall, if you are in Thailand, get this and taste the difference for yourself! I agree with other posts that Leo is a far superior beer (which it is), and if you're in Thailand, go for that at all opportunities. However, just to see the difference between the domestic Chang and the export, I would try this out for a pleasant experience!

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Photo of shelby415
2.92/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of 2beerdogs
3/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of dertyd
3/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of DrinkSlurm
2.93/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of notchucknorris
3.09/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of kwjd
2.5/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of JohnBender
2.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of newbeeraday
3.5/5  rDev +25%

Photo of ONovoMexicano
2.7/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Looks great with pristine clarity and intense carbonation.

Mineral and sweet grain qualities, suggests honey and bread. Definitely tastes and smells sweet with little hop presence. I'm looking for some good hop flavor but getting nothing.

It feels sweet and grainy but pretty light and refreshing. Certainly nothing bad about the beer, but it's one-noted and doesn't excite in any way. But it's a definite complement to some spicy Thai food as the sweetness will alleviate some spice.

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Photo of patre_tim
3/5  rDev +7.1%

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2.8 out of 5 based on 167 ratings.
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