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Formerly brewed at Thai Beverages
Style: Pale Lager
Phra Nakhon Sri Ayutthaya Province, Thailand


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RATINGS: 104   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.73/5   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
Reduced from 5.4% in 2014. Beer Archa was first launched in July 2004 to expand the market share, particularly in the standard and premium product groups, and to respond to increasing demands from a new generation of beer drinkers who prefer smooth beer with lower alcohol content. Beer Archa thus serves as another alternative for beer drinkers.
Production stopped in 2015
ThaiBev stopped production of Archa, Chang Beer, Chang Draught, Chang Light, and Chang Export in 2015. A new product, Chang Classic, was launched, with production shared between ThaiBev’s three breweries. The recipe of Chang Classic includes rice, previously only used in the domestic 6.4% version of Chang Beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
HermanW (1064) - Coevorden, NETHERLANDS - NOV 23, 2012
640 ml fles in Thailand. redelijk goed bier. Lekker verfrissend in dit warme land.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
jackl (6814) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 10, 2012
This pale lager whale was found in a 7/11 near the Khaosan Road, Bangkok. The pour’s pissy light gold with a tiny head. The nose is cardboard, vomit, some ribbon candy. The taste is cruddy cardboard, some sweet syrup and general nastiness. Light body, loads of carbonation. Overall, this is cheap artificial swill, even by dodgy pale lager standards. At least the price was right...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
ALLOVATE (2861) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 25, 2012
With the obscure yo-yo alcohol content of Thai beers I find this strange as a lighter choice at a still staggering 5.4% ABV. From the now blue labelled king brown not quite chilled as the heat of the afternoon was hard to avoid. It pours a medium gold and sparkling with a loose and desperate head of white that eventually fades. Lemon zest and honey drenched corn flakes on the nose with a light grassy hop and toasted malt note. With a clean nose it was oddly vegetal on the palate. Cereal-like grainy mid-palate and into the sweet, malt-driven swallow. Low hop; slightly spiced. Relatively light bodied but a residual sugary note makes it a little too cloying once it warms. An OK Thai lager, just OK! (64cL, Best after 02/06/12, Big 1 Super Market, Bangla Road, Phuket, Thailand)

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
climberbob (405) - Virginia, USA - AUG 17, 2012
Cheap Thai macro brew beer. Not sure what else to say? A bit malty. A bit sweet. Bought it at the 7 - 11 near the hotel for around $1 so no real expectations...

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
Arve_Christian (4700) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 10, 2012
Backlog juli 2009 Koh Samui- bottle from 7/11- Light body- watery- not much complexity. Not much of taste. Its better to stay away from this one

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
visionthing (4683) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 19, 2012
33cl can in Bangkok. Light golden colour with a white head. Lightly matly with just a hint of bitterness. The usual South-East Asian lager. Quite boring, but also quite drikable in the heat when it’s served ice cold!

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
anders37 (22523) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 30, 2012
Can. Pours a pale yellow color with a small white head. Has a fruity grainy dusty aroma. Fruity grainy cardboard flavor. Has a fruity grainy cardboard finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
bu11zeye (12616) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 24, 2012
(330ml can) Pours a clear pale yellow body with a small white head. Aroma of grain, butter, and corn. Flavor of lightly toasted grain and sweet corn.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Kavu (3940) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 20, 2012
Pours very pale golden with a low head. Aroma is metallic malts. Flavor is pretty much as bad. Barely drinkable.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 15, 2012
Can, shared by GrOve. The palest yellow body, under a layer of tiny blond bubbles. Malt drops and wet cardborard aroma. Unfresh sour-sweet malt/adjunct flavor. Some stale hops and a touch of artificial sweetened lemonade. Light to medium full. Sharp sourish aftertaste. Not for me.

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