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

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RATINGS: 849   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.03   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Keg and bottle: Filtered.
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”.


AndySnow's rating

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
AndySnow (4413) - Stockholm, - NOV 14, 2012
Bottle. Clear yellow colour with a white head. Weak malt aroma. Thin. Weak malt, hops flavour.


2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Franksv6 (382) - Tiel, NETHERLANDS - MAR 30, 2015
Bright blond beer with a small white head that disappears quickly. Low carbonation. Tastes like water, sweet grains, light bitterness. Easy to drink, not tasty.

0.9
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
R2k2 (385) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 23, 2015
Een lichtgeel, waterig pils. De kraag is wit, maar verdwijnt snel. Het aroma is lichtzoet van het mout. De smaak is drop bitter, en niet echt lekker. Het bittere blijft even hangen. A slightly yellow, watery beer. A white foamy top, but it disappears quite quickly. It has a somewhat sweet aroma of malt. The taste is licorice-like bitter, en not quite tasteful. The bitterness remains for a small while.

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
MarekM (30) - - MAR 21, 2015
Tak naprawdę to kupiłem je dla kapsla w Lidlu. Zwykły, nudny lager, w dodatku z miodowym utlenieniem, nigdy więcej...

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MonsterMagnet (421) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 17, 2015
Bottle, pours golden with a white head. Malty, medium sweet, fruits (apple, pear), oily mouthfeel. Ok lager.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
McSherman (226) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - MAR 16, 2015
Bewertung importiert von Bier index: 6 / 5 / 5 / 6 / 4 / 3 / 4 / 6 / 57

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Jagienka (104) - Łask, POLAND - MAR 14, 2015
Butelka. Barwa złota., klarowne. Piana skromna. Aromat słodkawy. W smaku słodkawe, brak goryczki. Piwo nisko nasycone

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Mjp12 (577) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2015
Malt heavy lager, some sweetness, and a decent mouthfeel. Perfect with Asian food.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Alengrin (2815) - 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?

1.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 1/20
macio_men (67) - Warszawa, POLAND - MAR 6, 2015
Ocena będzie szybka, a komentarz krótki. Nie ma o czym pisać. Zwykłe popłuczyny, woda nie przypominająca nawet piwa.

2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
smmaaren (266) - NORWAY - FEB 28, 2015
33 cl bottle from Rema 1000 supermarket. Typical easy drinkable generic lager. Nice as a thistquencher on a summers day.


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