BpaiHorngnam (14) - THAILAND - MAR 1, 2005
Perhaps I’ve been too harsh on the taste. The fact is, the experience of Chang has little to do with the taste, but rather with the aftermath. I read once that Chang is a famous catalyst for "massive hangovers." I don’t think "hangover" is accurate. Rather, I think the correct term would be a "temporary but crippling depression." Consider yourself warned. Nekronos (4175) - Xalapa, MEXICO - FEB 16, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 1, 2006 Well, this had a bitter taste, but not enough to caught my attention while I had another Thai. beer at sight. highlandlad (1480) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - JAN 18, 2005
This is Thailand’s best-selling beer but visitors should look for the more flavoursome Singha. Gold coloured. Pours with a creamy 1cm head that quickly disappears. Light buttery nose. Malty notes. Hint of straw. Light to medium-bodied, sweetish with a dry finish. Decent thirst-quencher for a hot climate but little to recommend it in any other environment. Another forgettable hot-climate lager. (Bottle) Emil (6064) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 11, 2005
Bottle. Golden color and a small white head. Weak malt, corn aroma and light sweet light hoppy taste. Light body and a light dry finish. mutant (854) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - OCT 26, 2004
No head on this. Slightly acidic aroma and taste. Some dryness from high carbonation. I don’t think I’ll be disappointed if I never drink another Asian lager. Bad for number 600.
Choos (754) - Taylors Hill, AUSTRALIA - OCT 8, 2004
Aroma: bailing wire, hint of malt. Apperaance: orange gold very clear smallish head that lasts. Flavour: corn syrup smallish sweetness, some malt and a bit of bitterness. Non lasting flavour but it does make me want a green curry so it deserves around a pass! bark (255) - Linköping, SWEDEN - OCT 2, 2004
The colour is clear, golden yellow and the head is white. At first, the foam is quite large, but soon it shrinks to a very thin and smooth layer.
The smell is quite discreet, but I noticed an almost musty flavour of malt and corn.
The carbonation is poor and almost flat. Maybe I shouldn’t have poured it the way I did to get that head?
The taste is at first relatively strong with an unpleasant chemical body with hints of wormwood. Then, the taste develops into a flat taste with notes of sweet peas, lime and… Maybe some kind of detergent?
I have drunk other beers that tasted boring and uninspired, but this one was simply disgusting.
The beer is marked as "The most sold beer in Thailand". Poor Thai.
OlJuntan64 (1264) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 21, 2004
Canned: Yellow gold clear with a short lasting white head. Short fruity aroma burst on opening. Fades to light stale hops and metallic and plastic. Soft low carb palate. Medium sweetness lightly hoppy start moving to a stronger harsh bitter finish. By no means the worst Asian lager around. mongkut4 (132) - Florida, USA - AUG 2, 2004
This is one of the few Thai brewed beers I’ll drink while in Thailand. As I only like Singha in the US, I choose Chang to wash down my laarb or yum loaded with chilies. Spiesy (2337) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - MAY 3, 2004
Bottled. Amber with just the slightest of fine white heads. Not overly carbonated. Challenging floral aroma. Wet, lifeless flavour with a sour finish.