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#26 fredob43

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Posted 2011-07-21 21:00:25

I used to buy Leo on a regular basis, problem was I'd throw a lot away cos when it wasn't very cold it was sickly to drink.

I switched to Chang Draft, even when not cold its ok to drink, for me anyway.

Tried that and dont like it. Tonight got 3 Archa from my local Ma/Pa shop 100bt had two two hour's ago and so far no problem's. But tomorrow night will tell that's Leo night.

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Posted 2011-07-23 22:38:16

Yes!

The last 2 times I've had a couple of cans of Leo on a Sat afternoon I've come home with an upset stomach, indigestion and a general feeling of blah.... from 2 cans.

Starting to think you might be on to something.......

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Posted 2011-07-23 22:47:31

Formaldehyde, did here a roomer. :(

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Posted 2011-07-23 23:22:33

Formaldehyde, did here a roomer. :(

Dont know about that. But update off out tonight not yesterday first beer a Leo, the owner of the bar thought I was mad but I explained it was a scientific test before I finished it the head ache's started. Switched to Tiger. As I had only had half a pint or so the head got a little better. Polished off two Tiger's large in total, now home and am still having the odd twinge. So No more Leo for me ever. Best of luck to all you Leo drinker's. I dont know what their putting in it but what ever it is they can keep it.

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Posted 2011-07-24 08:33:50

My solution is to drink Beer Lao. There is no such thing as a good beer brewed in Thai. Try Carlsberg in Viet Nam for an example of an excellent drop.

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Posted 2011-07-24 14:56:50

My solution is to drink Beer Lao. There is no such thing as a good beer brewed in Thai. Try Carlsberg in Viet Nam for an example of an excellent drop.

Yes like it dark or light, but cant get it where I live. Now gone over to Archa 6 large one's 200bt. Tried it the other night and no problem's easy on the pocket too. Going to have a few while watching the football tonight. Might help me put up with the Thai commentary, where every other word is Krup. With a bit of luck they might even know some of the player's name's. Oh the joy's of living in Thailand, if you dont get run over they try and kill you off with the beer. Best of luck all to all us beer drinker's.

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Posted 2011-07-24 15:09:49


Formaldehyde, did here a roomer. :(

Dont know about that. But update off out tonight not yesterday first beer a Leo, the owner of the bar thought I was mad but I explained it was a scientific test before I finished it the head ache's started. Switched to Tiger. As I had only had half a pint or so the head got a little better. Polished off two Tiger's large in total, now home and am still having the odd twinge. So No more Leo for me ever. Best of luck to all you Leo drinker's. I dont know what their putting in it but what ever it is they can keep it.


If l go to someones house for a party and Leo is the only beer available then for sure headache and hangover. Chang Draught, no problem. :)

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Posted 2011-07-24 15:59:31



Formaldehyde, did here a roomer. :(

Dont know about that. But update off out tonight not yesterday first beer a Leo, the owner of the bar thought I was mad but I explained it was a scientific test before I finished it the head ache's started. Switched to Tiger. As I had only had half a pint or so the head got a little better. Polished off two Tiger's large in total, now home and am still having the odd twinge. So No more Leo for me ever. Best of luck to all you Leo drinker's. I dont know what their putting in it but what ever it is they can keep it.


If l go to someones house for a party and Leo is the only beer available then for sure headache and hangover. Chang Draught, no problem. :)

I know what you mean. Some beer's do not agree to all. But have been drinking it for year's and so have my friend's, with no adverse affect's. At odd time's have had a real skin full not ever a hang over. It's just in the last several week's that the problem's have started. Put the OP in to see if anyone else was getting the same thing, it might be where it is brewed that we are getting, but who know's anyway the upshot is we have all stopped drinking it. Well all except one but he's brain dead anyway. To give you an idea TA he brought a new Mazda 3 and sold it after 6 month's lost bundle's. There told you Leo give's you problem's.

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Posted 2011-07-24 19:16:24




Formaldehyde, did here a roomer. :(

Dont know about that. But update off out tonight not yesterday first beer a Leo, the owner of the bar thought I was mad but I explained it was a scientific test before I finished it the head ache's started. Switched to Tiger. As I had only had half a pint or so the head got a little better. Polished off two Tiger's large in total, now home and am still having the odd twinge. So No more Leo for me ever. Best of luck to all you Leo drinker's. I dont know what their putting in it but what ever it is they can keep it.


If l go to someones house for a party and Leo is the only beer available then for sure headache and hangover. Chang Draught, no problem. :)

I know what you mean. Some beer's do not agree to all. But have been drinking it for year's and so have my friend's, with no adverse affect's. At odd time's have had a real skin full not ever a hang over. It's just in the last several week's that the problem's have started. Put the OP in to see if anyone else was getting the same thing, it might be where it is brewed that we are getting, but who know's anyway the upshot is we have all stopped drinking it. Well all except one but he's brain dead anyway. To give you an idea TA he brought a new Mazda 3 and sold it after 6 month's lost bundle's. There told you Leo give's you problem's.


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#35 edwardandtubs

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Posted 2011-07-24 21:33:40


Formaldehyde, did here a roomer. :(

Dont know about that. But update off out tonight not yesterday first beer a Leo, the owner of the bar thought I was mad but I explained it was a scientific test before I finished it the head ache's started. Switched to Tiger. As I had only had half a pint or so the head got a little better. Polished off two Tiger's large in total, now home and am still having the odd twinge. So No more Leo for me ever. Best of luck to all you Leo drinker's. I dont know what their putting in it but what ever it is they can keep it.


It would have been more scientific to drink the Tiger first, then the Leo.

#36 fredob43

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Posted 2011-07-24 22:56:14



Formaldehyde, did here a roomer. :(

Dont know about that. But update off out tonight not yesterday first beer a Leo, the owner of the bar thought I was mad but I explained it was a scientific test before I finished it the head ache's started. Switched to Tiger. As I had only had half a pint or so the head got a little better. Polished off two Tiger's large in total, now home and am still having the odd twinge. So No more Leo for me ever. Best of luck to all you Leo drinker's. I dont know what their putting in it but what ever it is they can keep it.


It would have been more scientific to drink the Tiger first, then the Leo.

Well maybe but the idea was to stay on Leo all night at least to have three anyway. But as stated never got that far, the problem's started within the first 20 Min: Wasn't going to tempt providence, so the Tiger enabled me to have a good night.

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Posted 2011-07-24 23:15:38

Many years ago, before Beer Chang, you had a choice basically between Beer Sing ,Kloster and Amarit. Most farang could not drink Beer Singh . it used to impart the most dreadful hangovers. Sadly Kloster and Amarit , in my opinion were dreadful ,undrinkable. I used to drink MeKhong and Soda. Until salvation arrived in the form of Beer Chang.

Oh Yeah! Beer Chang Arroy!

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Posted 2011-07-24 23:21:07

Simple remedy, drink Chang! or a nice cold Asahi for a change.

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Posted 2011-07-24 23:26:45

Shame you can't get Angkor draught, best beer I've drunk in Asia.

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Posted 2011-07-25 09:44:26

Shame you can't get Angkor draught, best beer I've drunk in Asia.


Cambodian beer in Thailand ???
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Posted 2011-07-25 16:22:11

Chang had a problem a few years ago with some of the big bottles.The taste was certainly not beer.I put a post on TV and several members stated they had come across the same thing in all different parts of Thailand. I actually wrote to the brewery and did get some sort of reply back(not the offer of a free carton or two though) Happy to say that its no longer a problem and every bottle of Chang(Classic) is just as good as the last -if not better!

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Posted 2011-07-25 22:41:51

Chang had a problem a few years ago with some of the big bottles.The taste was certainly not beer.I put a post on TV and several members stated they had come across the same thing in all different parts of Thailand. I actually wrote to the brewery and did get some sort of reply back(not the offer of a free carton or two though) Happy to say that its no longer a problem and every bottle of Chang(Classic) is just as good as the last -if not better!

Went off Chang for the same reason as you have stated never had it since, then I went onto Leo now we my chum's and I are all getting the same problem as I had with chang, that's large of small. Anyway they can poke it. I'm now drinking Archa at home and Tiger out.

#43 gkinbkk

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Posted 2011-07-26 08:04:40

Most 'chemical' beers have formaldehyde in them. Tiger is no exception and a Tiger hangover, to me, is unequaled. I hate the stuff.

The best beers in Asia ironically are from the the poorer countries i.e Beer Lao and Angkor as they do not have the money to invest in brewing technologies i.e. putting chemicals in beer....brewed the old fashioned way!

I agree about Asahi though, very nice beer. 6 months back it used to be priced between the local sh#te and beers like Heineken but I notice as of late the price has jumped significantly in our local supermarkets......

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Posted 2011-07-26 14:29:13

Most 'chemical' beers have formaldehyde in them. Tiger is no exception and a Tiger hangover, to me, is unequaled. I hate the stuff.

The best beers in Asia ironically are from the the poorer countries i.e Beer Lao and Angkor as they do not have the money to invest in brewing technologies i.e. putting chemicals in beer....brewed the old fashioned way!

I agree about Asahi though, very nice beer. 6 months back it used to be priced between the local sh#te and beers like Heineken but I notice as of late the price has jumped significantly in our local supermarkets......


forgot to mention tasty Bier Hanoi and Bier 333 brewed in HCMC again in a poorer country. Bintang in Indonesia also isn't bad but they had the dutch to show them how to do things just like the french in Laos, Cambo and VN...

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Posted 2011-07-26 17:23:17

I drank Leo for years before I gave strong drink away.
Drank plenty and suffered considerable weight gain. B)
The bad news is that my Dad's 74 year old mate was staying here for a few days last week and I bought him a box of Leo.
He seemed to handle it ok and various Thai family members dropped in for a gargle without suffering any noticeable ill effects.
He left today so I'll keep an eye on the obituaries.

#46 edwardandtubs

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Posted 2011-07-26 18:11:53

Most 'chemical' beers have formaldehyde in them. Tiger is no exception and a Tiger hangover, to me, is unequaled. I hate the stuff.


I googled that claim and I got a website about the top 10 beer myths and myth number 8 is that Thai beer contains formaldehyde. Do you have a reliable source for this claim?

#47 madjbs

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Posted 2011-07-26 19:58:02

He won't have because it is not true.

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Posted 2011-07-26 20:59:47

He won't have because it is not true.


Indeed, but according to the BBC website cheap lager typically contains one or more of these chemicals:


Betaglucanase
Ammonia caramel
Rhoiso-alpha acids
Sulphur dioxide
Protease
Amyloglucosidase
Propylene glycol alginate
Silicone

I can easily imagine someone in a Thai brewery screwing up and accidentally adding too much propylene glycol alginate or whatever. That could explain the strange sicknesses people suffer.


Edited by edwardandtubs, 2011-07-26 21:00:58.


#49 gkinbkk

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Posted 2011-07-26 22:19:37

In the Can


It can now be revealed why bottled beer and beer from a tap tastes different from beer in a can.

Be forewarned: if you're a six-pack enthusiast, you're not going to like the explanation.

When you sip a can of your favorite brew, you are savoring not only fermented grain and hops but just a hint of the same preservative that kept the frog you dissected in 10th-grade biology class lily-pad fresh: formaldehyde.Ed Cohen

Full article:

Summer issue 2000
http://www.nd.edu/~ndmag/can1su00.htm


Edited by cdnvic, 2011-07-27 03:07:35.
Edited to fair-use guidelines


#50 edwardandtubs

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Posted 2011-07-26 23:06:22

In the Can



Did you even read that article before pasting it? It's about cans, not beer and anyway says that formaldehyde is NOT in modern cans. So clearly there is no formaldehyde in lager nowadays.

Edited by edwardandtubs, 2011-07-26 23:10:28.






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