MonsterMagnet (462) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 17, 2015
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle, pours golden with a white head. Malty, medium sweet, fruits (apple, pear), oily mouthfeel. Ok lager.
McSherman (259) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - MAR 16, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bewertung importiert von Bier index:
6 / 5 / 5 / 6 / 4 / 3 / 4 / 6 / 57
Jagienka (131) - Łask, POLAND - MAR 14, 2015
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Butelka. Barwa złota., klarowne. Piana skromna. Aromat słodkawy. W smaku słodkawe, brak goryczki. Piwo nisko nasycone
Mjp12 (635) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2015
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Malt heavy lager, some sweetness, and a decent mouthfeel. Perfect with Asian food.
Alengrin (2937) - BELGIUM - MAR 6, 2015
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
The best known Thai beer after Singha, since 1994, from a 33 cl export bottle which, much to my surprise, is brown, suggesting it should be better protected from the dreaded lightstruck effect. ’Chang’ apparently means ’elephant’, two of which are famously shown on the label. Clear pale golden with slow fizz, loose and rather thin, not too stable, snow white head. The aroma is indeed free of skunk, nothing lightstruck here; it has a sweet, even somewhat bubblegum-like, bready maltiness to it, which seems to confirm that this version is indeed brewed without the rice (which is used in the domestic version); I get hints of honey, rubber band, chalk, sourdough, biscuit, sourish but fresh green apple, wet paper and grass - this is a bit unusual, but in any case better than I had expected. Taste is a bready and slightly honeyish malt sweetness with a sourish, grainy accent, relatively soft carbonation especially for a pale lager, a bit minerally, a bit metallic but not disturbingly so and less thin and watery than expected; finishes fairly neutral, with a very brief and very late hint of grassy bitterishness, weak enought to leave the malt sweetness to fade away in instants without being supported by anything else, though a subtle kind of faint ’rubberiness’ seems to pop up ever so briefly (brief enough not to become truly disturbing). Very straightforward, could do with more hops, but admittedly this is a lot less bad than I had feared; compared with other tropical Asian lagers, I see why this has earned itself several medals. I’d place this at about the same quality level as its competitor Singha, or even slightly above it. This is far from the worst in its particular style, in fact I had worse pale lagers from western countries. And given the fact that only barley malts are used here without any adjuncts, why not classify the export version as a premium lager instead of just pale lager?
macio_men (87) - Warszawa, POLAND - MAR 6, 2015
1.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 1/20
Ocena będzie szybka, a komentarz krótki. Nie ma o czym pisać. Zwykłe popłuczyny, woda nie przypominająca nawet piwa.
smmaaren (272) - NORWAY - FEB 28, 2015
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
33 cl bottle from Rema 1000 supermarket. Typical easy drinkable generic lager. Nice as a thistquencher on a summers day.
troyc (2870) - Illinois, USA - FEB 26, 2015
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
[Bottle] Straw colored pour with a fizzy and quickly receding head on top. Dusty malts and light grass notes in the nose. Similar flavors. Sweet grains and light perfume notes. Light in body and rather clean. Better body compared to the average Thai lager. Tasting notes from 9/2014.
Changman95 (1) - Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 26, 2015 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Chang beer is by far my favourite beer for the legitimate reasons listed as following; However irrelevant it may be to the beer tasters list of considerations, Chang beer has provided as a fantastic ice in situations of particular awkwardness e.g. A large group of people meeting each other for the first time, secondly Chang taste-wise has a particular after taste that cannot be reproduced by any other larger I have tasted to date, thirdly the smoothness of the beer appeals to any experienced or inexperienced drinker, it has a tendency to sit at the back of the throat, allowing you to annoy it for longer than your average brew. Finally but by no means the least important factor when considering Chang, is it’s pricing which falls at least 10 baht below it’s competitors, making it affordable and additionally a sustainable drink when visiting south east Asia. I sincerely hope that Chang gains a higher rating and reputation on this page as it has served me and others I know quite well.
FunkyF (283) - Örebro, SWEDEN - FEB 24, 2015
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Flaska från SB. Ljust gyllene med en aning vitt skum. Doft av sött bröd. Väldigt lite smak men lite sötma finns och en minimal beska.