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


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RATINGS: 110   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.74/5   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 ThaiBevs three breweries. The recipe of Chang Classic includes rice, previously only used in the domestic 6.4% version of Chang Beer.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Danev76 (505) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 15, 2014
Bitter fruit aroma. Clear golden colour with excellent head. Honey flavour with smooth finish. Medium body with low carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
monkeymancrush (1) - USA - MAY 19, 2008 does not count
I think this is great little Thai Beer , reminds me alot of the wonderful Tasmania Beers , such as Cascades and Boags , a good choice in my book .

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ineedbeer (2081) - Oakland, California, USA - FEB 2, 2014
Poured from a can while in Thailand. Aroma is sweet with medium light grain and corn notes. A light floral hop aroma. No diacetyl or sulfur but some floral esters. Pours a very clear pale yellow gold with a medium sized, moderately thick white head with really good retention. Light lacing and no legs. Flavor has a sweet, pilsner malt graininess and hints of corn. Some floral hop character, light but surprisingly noticeable. Low bitterness compared to the hop flavor. Mouthfeel is light bodied with medium carbonation. Low astringency and low to no alcohol warmth. Overall one of the best lagers I have ha in Thailand. It still has all the typical malt characteristics of a light lager, but the hop character is more noticeable than I expected. It is also a clean beer without diacetyl or sulfur. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RichardGretton (4733) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2016
[email protected] Pale golden beer with a reasonable head. The aroma is yeasty and dry, the flavour is also dry and mildly yeasty. Overall a reasonable lager when in Thailand. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
ALLOVATE (2977) - 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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
rarbring (2288) - Linkping, SWEDEN - JAN 11, 2013
Aroma: Smelling weakly of corn flakes, lemon juice.
Appearance: A clear straw colored beer. A white head with small lacing and some curtains.
Taste: Tasting sweet white bread, lemon and lime zest.
Palate: Medium carbonation, a fresh texture. A medium body with a slightly dry finish.
Overall: Standard warm weather lager.
Note: Can 330 ml, thx AA. Reviewed 2013-01-11.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
flying_pig (1508) - SCOTLAND - SEP 10, 2013
640ml bottle on Koh Lanta from a minimart (40 Baht):
Light & sweet with some lively adjuncts & grassy hops. Some faint malts as well, a little barely and a touch of skunk towards the end.
Straw coloured with a 1cm, bubbly white head that holds reasonably well.
Bitter adjuncts and some skunk kick things off, followed by a little citrus and some light, lager malts. A bland, mellow taste that is a run-of-the-mill macro lager.
Light bodied & with lively carbonation & a semi-sweet palate. Nothing really out of the ordinary or worthy of note here Im afraid.

This one wasnt all that bad a beer for a Thai pale lager. Not as good as Singha or Chang but a lot better than some of the crap out there.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jmgreenuk (8688) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - JUL 28, 2016
Well, still in production it seems. Can, 5% from a Bangkok 7-11. Poured a crystal clear straw colour with a frothy white had and lots of bubbles. The aroma is grainy malt, some light hop. The flavour is moderate to light bitter with a dry, cardboard, rice-lice, light floral hop bitter palate. Light to medium bodied with lively carbonation,

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
presidentchaos (21) - Worthing, ENGLAND - NOV 25, 2007
Drank in Thailand too as the cheapest available. Check out 7-11 for this brew, it is clear coloured, easy drinking and comes in 640ml bottles.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
mzaar (3206) - Varberg, SWEDEN - MAR 27, 2011
A beer I never heard of before and quite hard to find. Saw only 1 minimarket at Koh Lanta, Thailand, that sold it. Nice surprise with a big head and a somewhat sweet taste.

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