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

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Added by Gusler on 12-20-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
167
Reviews:
61
Avg:
2.8
pDev:
22.86%
 
 
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3.5/5  rDev +25%

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2/5  rDev -28.6%

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2/5  rDev -28.6%

Photo of tkarsies
3.01/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Had this beer maybe 10 times this past month while on holiday in Thailand. I imagine that getting this in the US would be a much different experience due to transport. However, I imagine that locally in Thailand, bottles are fairly fresh.

Most of the time, this was drunk straight from the bottle. However, a couple times poured in glass, had clear golden appearance with a thin white head. Minimal lacing. Appearance is what I would expect from an adjunct or Euro lager.

Smell minimal and non-offensive. Not much here.

Taste was some malt, slight hop bit. Basic lager taste. Nothing outstanding but no major off tastes either. Despite being much higher ABV than the usual adjunct lager, the alcohol isn't particularly noticeable. Will have to try in the US to compare to the export version.

Mouthfeel thin with a bit of carbonation on the tongue.

Overall, this beer is adequate and widely available throughout Thailand. Also it is very inexpensive (something like $1 US at a restaurant). It pairs nicely with the spicy Thai food that we had. A reasonable choice in Thailand that works well with the heat...weather and food.

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2/5  rDev -28.6%

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2/5  rDev -28.6%

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3/5  rDev +7.1%

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2.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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2.25/5  rDev -19.6%

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3.25/5  rDev +16.1%

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3.25/5  rDev +16.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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Photo of BeerIsland
3.38/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The Chang Classic is a pretty beer in the pilsner glass; clear gold with a frothy head that is sinking. Malty, grassy nose. Decent body and there is a lingering finish, toward the bitter. Very nice first sip. Light in flavor but not cheap tasting. Since there seems to be a relationship between the ruling family and the Boon Rawd Brewery (Singha), Chang is becoming more popular among opposition beer drinkers. This 630 ml bottle was personally imported by my nephew.

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2.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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2.25/5  rDev -19.6%

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3/5  rDev +7.1%

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2.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of portia99
2.76/5  rDev -1.4%
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.

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2.45/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A pleasant, refreshing and easy to drink beer, although it doesn't offer much taste. Lacks a bit of carbonation to really have that refreshing feeling.

A - pale straw color, clear with a very weak and quickly disappearing head
S - very gentle, mainly grassy hops, but not much of that either
T - sweet and grainy, not much to talk about here

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3.25/5  rDev +16.1%

Chang Beer (Domestic) from Cosmos Brewery (Thai Beverage Plc.)
2.8 out of 5 based on 167 ratings.
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