Brewed by Thai Beverages
Style: Pale Lager
Phra Nakhon Sri Ayutthaya Province, Thailand


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RATINGS: 856   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.03   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Export version.
Ingredients: Fine quality malt, rice, and hop, with natural water, and selected yeast.
"With its attractive taste and a price that appealed to consumers at all levels, the response and success of Chang marked a new era and turned a new page for the Thai beer industry. In 1998 Beer Chang was awarded the “Gold Medallion” at the International Beer Competition in Australia in the category of “Lager, Unlimited Degree”.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MonsterMagnet (462) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 17, 2015
Bottle, pours golden with a white head. Malty, medium sweet, fruits (apple, pear), oily mouthfeel. Ok lager.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
McSherman (259) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - MAR 16, 2015
Bewertung importiert von Bier index: 6 / 5 / 5 / 6 / 4 / 3 / 4 / 6 / 57

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Jagienka (131) - Łask, POLAND - MAR 14, 2015
Butelka. Barwa złota., klarowne. Piana skromna. Aromat słodkawy. W smaku słodkawe, brak goryczki. Piwo nisko nasycone

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Mjp12 (635) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2015
Malt heavy lager, some sweetness, and a decent mouthfeel. Perfect with Asian food.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Alengrin (2937) - BELGIUM - MAR 6, 2015
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?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 1/20
macio_men (87) - Warszawa, POLAND - MAR 6, 2015
Ocena będzie szybka, a komentarz krótki. Nie ma o czym pisać. Zwykłe popłuczyny, woda nie przypominająca nawet piwa.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
smmaaren (272) - NORWAY - FEB 28, 2015
33 cl bottle from Rema 1000 supermarket. Typical easy drinkable generic lager. Nice as a thistquencher on a summers day.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
troyc (2870) - Illinois, USA - FEB 26, 2015
[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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Changman95 (1) - Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 26, 2015 does not count
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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
FunkyF (283) - Örebro, SWEDEN - FEB 24, 2015
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.

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