My wife loves elephants. She’s loved them long before we met. When we were in the store picking out beers for the newest mixed packs, I wasn’t surprised that she grabbed the Chang beer. After all, Chang (ช้าง) is Thai for elephant, or so I’m led to believe.
Chang beer is from Thailand, and it shares many of the qualities of other Asian beers. It’s a fairly recent creation having been first brewed and sold commercially within the past ten years. Today, it’s said to be one of the most popular beers in Thailand.
When I first poured this beer, I encountered a skunky aroma, but that quickly dissipated. The beer is clean and crisp with an incredibly light flavor. However, the flavor is very pleasant. It is nicely refreshing.
Would I buy this beer again? I might if I were at a Thai restaurant. This beer is advertised as being a good accompaniment to spicy Thai food, and I’d like to try it in that context – mostly because I love spicy Thai food. Should you try it? If you have the chance, yeah. Pick one up next time you’re eating Thai, or if you happen to see it at the store. It’s a pleasant, unimposing beer.
I’d give this beer 4/5 caps.