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edwardandtubs    1,289

Chang beer is the way to go. If they export that stuff they must be taking care not to let industrial waste products leak into it.

Chang beer sold in England is 5% so not the same as here.

Chang Draught is 5% and I imagine is the same as the stuff they export. From Wikipedia:

Chang is brewed for the domestic market at 6.4% abv; and for the export market at 5% abv. However, the two "versions" are in fact different beers, the export beer being a 100% malt beer like its domestic draught product, while the Beer Chang sold in-country in Thailand is brewed with rice.

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Gonsalviz    804

Haven't had a problem with LEO but then I don't think I have ever drank more than 4 large bottles at a sitting.

Now I do Blend 285 and soda. Just enough whiskey to sweeten the soda. Can drink all day and stay hydrated too.

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edwardandtubs    1,289

Haven't had a problem with LEO but then I don't think I have ever drank more than 4 large bottles at a sitting.

Now I do Blend 285 and soda. Just enough whiskey to sweeten the soda. Can drink all day and stay hydrated too.

I'm dubious about the claim that the stuff is "blended by experts from Scotland". I have an image of them wandering around Soi Cowboy at 2 AM looking for drunk Scotsmen to mix the stuff up for them.

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fredob43    791

Haven't had a problem with LEO but then I don't think I have ever drank more than 4 large bottles at a sitting.

Now I do Blend 285 and soda. Just enough whiskey to sweeten the soda. Can drink all day and stay hydrated too.

I'm dubious about the claim that the stuff is "blended by experts from Scotland". I have an image of them wandering around Soi Cowboy at 2 AM looking for drunk Scotsmen to mix the stuff up for them.

Drunk Scotsmen 2 am..... Try 2 pm in Soi Cowboy.

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rixalex    3,543

I have have been here for over 15 year's and know all the problem's with drinking in the heat, yes and I drink lot's water only drink small amount's of beer dont have one sometime's for day's but as soon as I have had one or two Leo's lately well 6 week's ago, I get problem's that can last 3/4 day's. My head ache's start within two hour's or so. As I pointed out it's not only me at least 5 of my chum's are having the same problem. I now drink anything other than Leo had 3 Tiger's "Large" last night and the problem what problem. So it's got to be Leo. Going to check where it come's from maybe tomorrow if I can get into Makro. Dont know if it ill help but worth a try. I will be out on friday night for a pint might give Loe a go just to see if anything occur's all in the matter of science. Thank's for all the reply's so far. Update at the weekend.

You may be right, it may have nothing to do with dehydration. All i'm saying is i've been here a similar amount of time as you, and for a good ten years i would have couple of bad headaches a week, and i would always dismiss the dehydration argument based on the fact that my water intake was highest of anyone i knew. I think my error though was in that at the end of the evening i would turn in to bed shortly after my last beer, and was reluctant to drink a large amount of water just before sleep on the basis of not wanting to get up in the night. I'll now take a few night pees rather than the morning headaches. They just ain't worth it. Anyway, hope you get to the bottom of what's causing it for you.

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rgs2001uk    4,521

I have have been here for over 15 year's and know all the problem's with drinking in the heat, yes and I drink lot's water only drink small amount's of beer dont have one sometime's for day's but as soon as I have had one or two Leo's lately well 6 week's ago, I get problem's that can last 3/4 day's. My head ache's start within two hour's or so. As I pointed out it's not only me at least 5 of my chum's are having the same problem. I now drink anything other than Leo had 3 Tiger's "Large" last night and the problem what problem. So it's got to be Leo. Going to check where it come's from maybe tomorrow if I can get into Makro. Dont know if it ill help but worth a try. I will be out on friday night for a pint might give Loe a go just to see if anything occur's all in the matter of science. Thank's for all the reply's so far. Update at the weekend.

You may be right, it may have nothing to do with dehydration. All i'm saying is i've been here a similar amount of time as you, and for a good ten years i would have couple of bad headaches a week, and i would always dismiss the dehydration argument based on the fact that my water intake was highest of anyone i knew. I think my error though was in that at the end of the evening i would turn in to bed shortly after my last beer, and was reluctant to drink a large amount of water just before sleep on the basis of not wanting to get up in the night. I'll now take a few night pees rather than the morning headaches. They just ain't worth it. Anyway, hope you get to the bottom of what's causing it for you.

I used to have similair problems, have come to the conclusion that all beers made in Thailand are crap.

I switched to imported German beers and the problems noted above have long gone, ok they cost more, a small price to pay to be able to wake up headache/hangover free the next morning.

Since switching to imported beers, its been like coming out of a haze.

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Old Croc    4,112

Never tried Leo before, but my lady bought a box recently as Big C was out of other brands. Since then I have suffered from stomache and urinary trac problems. Nice to have something to blame.

I'd already decided to throw the rest of the box away, seems my instincts were sound. <_<

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rixalex    3,543

I used to have similair problems, have come to the conclusion that all beers made in Thailand are crap.

I switched to imported German beers and the problems noted above have long gone, ok they cost more, a small price to pay to be able to wake up headache/hangover free the next morning.

Since switching to imported beers, its been like coming out of a haze.

Problem for me isn't cost but taste. I really like Leo and the only readily available imported option for me is Heineken, which i hate.

Federbrau i do like, but my Seven doesn't stock it, and i have no idea whether it would be any improvement in terms of beating headaches.

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fredob43    791

I used to have similair problems, have come to the conclusion that all beers made in Thailand are crap.

I switched to imported German beers and the problems noted above have long gone, ok they cost more, a small price to pay to be able to wake up headache/hangover free the next morning.

Since switching to imported beers, its been like coming out of a haze.

Problem for me isn't cost but taste. I really like Leo and the only readily available imported option for me is Heineken, which i hate.

Federbrau i do like, but my Seven doesn't stock it, and i have no idea whether it would be any improvement in terms of beating headaches.

I prefer Leo from chang or sing dont like heineken find it gasy so I'm down to Tiger dont have a problem with that. Right Leo does not have the place where made on the case or bottle unless it's in Thai. So that's no help. there must be a problem some ware spoke to my local bar owner today and he tell's me that his Leo sale's have gone down by 25+ case's a week he's not complaining as his sale's of other beer "More expencive" are well up. Seem's that all the Farang + Thai's have gone off the stuff. Might have been a bad batch. Who know's going to give it a try tomorrow as said, finger's crossed update later.

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GM1955    5

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.

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fredob43    791

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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gkinbkk    37

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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fredob43    791

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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tamsom    0

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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