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:
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Added by Gusler on 12-20-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
170
Reviews:
62
Avg:
2.79
pDev:
22.58%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
40
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Ratings: 170 |  Reviews: 62
Photo of PlutonowyManiek
2.26/5  rDev -19%
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.

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Photo of Newlife1984
4.18/5  rDev +49.8%
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.

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Photo of sokol_1993
3.15/5  rDev +12.9%
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.

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Photo of nelsonsaigon
3.25/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Manila (can)

I am neutral on this beer.

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Photo of stevoj
2.49/5  rDev -10.8%
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 BEER88
1.57/5  rDev -43.7%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

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 Duffman79
2.94/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of VABA
2.75/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of ONovoMexicano
2.7/5  rDev -3.2%
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 Ozzylizard
3.82/5  rDev +36.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

BB 9/11/15 at 42 degrees into snifter
Aroma grainy, disulfide
Head small (one cm, aggressive pour), white, frothy, diminishing to two mm ring and no layer
Lacing poor – few small islands of tiny bubbles
Body straw, clear
Flavor weak, slightly of disulfide, otherwise crisp, slightly bitter; no hops flavor, no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate light, crisp, lively carbonation

Appearance 3.75, Aroma 3.5, Flavor 4, Palate 4, Overall 3.75

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Photo of Foyle
3.5/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 330ml bottle into pilsner glass.

Appearance: pours a 1" white head that drops rapidly with no lacing. Color is clear golden with mild streaming carbonation.
Aroma: wet grain, toffee, green grassy and fruity hops
Mouthfeel: light by full bodied with a quick, easy, mostly dry finish.
Flavor: lightly toasted barley sweetness, a hint of toffee, some mild fruitiness (apple and grape) and some lingering grassy hop bitterness.
Overall: well done and easy drinking. This should pair very well with spicy Asian foods

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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 JMS1512
3.25/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of kwjd
2.5/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Linzee91
2.42/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Fish365
2.45/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of notchucknorris
3.09/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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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Photo of MattyDTD
3.09/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Deggar
3.18/5  rDev +14%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Photo of bresnab
2.5/5  rDev -10.4%

Photo of AngEo
2.3/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of PeteGustaf
3/5  rDev +7.5%

Chang Beer (Domestic) from Cosmos Brewery (Thai Beverage Plc.)
2.79 out of 5 based on 170 ratings.
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