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    Poll: Beer. Home or Abroad.

    Beer, beer, lovely beer...

    So, Thai beer is shite and we hate it, goes without saying, except for the fact that I've got used to it.

    Twenty years ago, whenever I drank Chang, I was sick, stomach problems, although the Elephant Beer was fine. Now, Chang is okay, no problems - I'm drinking a Chang Draft as we speak.

    But, I haven't been out of Thailand for 5 years, or Asia for 10, my beer acceptance/quality levels are probably shot to pieces. So, the question is, when you come to Thailand for hols, how does the local beer taste compared to your usual, or when you pop back to the US, blighty, etc, how does the beer taste? Better, or do you long for a Leo?

    Please advise:

    Okay, no pole...

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    Can't beat an ice cold Leo (small bottle so it doesn't have time to warm up) anywhere IMHO.

    I think I'll have another.

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    You're missing a pole, or a poll.

    Ask one of the Admin scum to correct that for you.



    Personally I was quite surprised at how crap Leo tastes after coming back for a holiday. To think I drank that quite happily for nearly 6 years.

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    Nothing compares with English beer, so it's a moot point.

    And before anyone says it; Fizzy treacle (Belgian beer) can fek off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Plan B
    pole, or a poll
    Good point.

    Quote Originally Posted by Plan B
    Personally I was quite surprised at how crap Leo tastes after coming back for a holiday. To think I drank that quite happily for nearly 6 years.
    Better point, and this is the kinda thing I'm thinking about.

    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog
    Nothing compares with English beer, so it's a moot point.
    What, northern beer stuff, or Fosters

    I'm wondering, if I went back to London and had a night out, would the cans of Red Stripe taste as good as they used to? Is the Guinness better, cause I never seem to get a really top pleasing pint here...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jandajoy
    Can't beat an ice cold Leo (small bottle so it doesn't have time to warm up) anywhere IMHO. I think I'll have another.
    I've never even tried a Leo in over 20 years of coming here, nearly half of that living here. Is it like Archa (I like that), or Chang Draft (I like that too, so I think I'll have another 500ml can - bet I get pissed quicker than you!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bettyboo
    Twenty years ago, whenever I drank Chang, I was sick,
    There was no beer chang 20 years ago in Thailand, singha, klosters and amarit were the only beers, then carlsburg came out for a few years and chang.

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    No, I'm sure it was Chang DD, on Samui 20 years ago. 3 bottles for 100 baht, the guy used to wheel his coolbox into the Green Mango about 1am. It was Chang, wasn't it? I felt sure it was.

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    English beer is quite good, forget the stereotypes.

    I think it's the only reason Brits go home after their holidays. There's fek all else appealing about the place.

    I have pleasant memories about having a Beamish Red, or a Guiness, or that other beer that comes in green that I can't quite remember the name of, but at 1 pound a pint at happy hour, was quite nice.
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    'Chang Beer, which first started production in March 1995 at the brewery in the district of Bang Ban, Ayutthaya Province'

    Well, that's just fuked up... It's wiki, so I don't believe it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Plan B
    I have pleasant memories about having a Beamish Red, or a Guiness, or that other beer that comes in green that I can't quite remember the name of, but at 1 pound a pint at happy hour, was quite nice.
    Caffreys? or Killkennys - seen them both in Bkk; nice beers.

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    Does anyone remember Elephant beer 11%. I'm sure I used to drink that, but after finding out that I wasn't drinking Chang (I'm sure I was...) then I'm wondering what is true and what ain't...

    Anyone remember drinking Elephant (I thought it was ownder by Chang...)???

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    Are the Thai Ministry of Lies posting on Wiki changing the beer truths???

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    Caffreys, that's the one.

    Not sure the spelling is right. Used to get up early after a night shift to get to the happy hour in some pub in Bristol. On rare occasions would make it to the Jazz pub on the weekends with my flatmate, Wendy. We were both big Sinatra fans.

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    I have never failed to feel other than sick after Chang.

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    Lots of countries have elephant beer, india, africa, thailand had chang, it wasn't made 20 years ago though.

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    I first came here in 91 or 92, after uni. I think Chang have got it wrong, they've fuked up their dates... How about Thai Elephant, DD, do you remember that? Maybe, I'm thinking about a couple of years later when I came back, rather than the original time. Mushrooms, KPG, it's all a time warped bluuuuuur...

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    From wiki.
    Chang Beer, which first started production in March 1995

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    Thank you.

    Don't believe Wiki...

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    Leo is the beer of choice for poor farangs, who can normally be found sitting outside the mom and pop store pretending that they have a life.

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    ^ I thought about saying that too, but there are many decent folk who I like that drink Leo.

    Quote Originally Posted by jandajoy
    I have never failed to feel other than sick after Chang.
    I used to be like that too, but now it's okay. Has the beer changed or me; Janda, can you try a Chang and see the effect please - if you're sick I know it's me, good lad.
    (I'll give you the 35 baht next time you're in Bkk.)

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    Chang started off in association with Carlsberg, if I'm not mistaken.

    Till Chang screwed them over.

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    I believe wiki, there weren't no chang beer when I moved here, just crap beer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Plan B
    Chang started off in association with Carlsberg
    That was 5 years later, carlsberg got sued and lost, quite amazing, screwed over then sued and losing.

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    ^ & now the bastards have stolen their formula to make Chang draft too (allegedly )!

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