Delirium (652) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 5, 2007
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: AUG 10, 2007 Can. Pours pale-lager yellow with a fizzy white head. Aroma is actually somewhat interesting, with a lot of unusual graininess that I assume is from the rice, some fruity apple notes, and a bit of hops. Flavor isnít quite as interesting, and somewhat marred by an off taste, but this is still interesting for a pale lager, with more of a rice-grain character than most Asian rice lagers. Mind you this isnít a great beer by normal standards, but itís good for the style and region---at least it tastes like *something*, even if that something is more cider than beer. Much better than expected, anyway.
jtw (1153) - farmington, Michigan, USA - JUN 20, 2007
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
12 oz bottle of unknown age - i did not have high expectations for this one. surprisingly there is little of the typical pale lager and adjunct ístinkí but instead a tiny bit of sweetness and malt in the aroma. perhaps a bit of oxidation is apparent in the fruity apple element behind the sweetness but not too far past its prime. rather creamy and smooth feel despite a steady but light stream of bubbles rising - light-bodied and light-flavored but certainly not bad, and although the oxidation is more apparent in the flavor than the aroma, itís not a bad beer, far exceeding my expectations.
jmglov (15) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUN 13, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Nice golden colour with champagne-like bubbles. Very thin white head that dissipated almost immediately. Musty smell, like apples in the cellar. Tastes of fermented apples, with a sweet lingering after-taste. Very cider-like taste. Heavy carbonation gives quite a sharp bite; again, palate is very cider-like. Overall, the beer was quite a pleasant surprise. I expected a flavourless Asian lager, but got something with very unique character.
EKGoldings (632) - Radford, Virginia, USA - APR 24, 2007
0.9 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
UPDATED: MAY 15, 2008 An overcarbonated, nondescript beer in the vein of the $1.99 6-pak beers available in the US. Heavy on adjunct, light on hops, as others point out, only drinkable when ice cold. In bottles when Iím eating hot food Iíve begun ti like this one.
shaofutzer (5) - Texas, USA - JAN 18, 2007 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is probably the first beer I got drunk on. I had forgotten what it tasted like so when I found it at a local grocery store, I snatched up a 6-pack without even thinking twice. My fond memories were to be rewarded with the gentle reminder of light citrus wheat goodness that is Taiwan Beer. Many will knock this beer for its generic labelling, generic name, and "generic" taste - but donít be fooled. To me, taste is secondary to its effect on my body. Iím a nutrionalist so I spend alot of time analyzing which beverages and foods do what to my body. I rate Taiwan beer with the best of them for one reason alone. While the taste I appreciate may solely be nostalgiac, the effect it has on my body is no less than miraculous. This is one of the few beers out of the HUNDREDS Iíve gotten drunk off of that I can drink with no hangover ceiling. That means, I can drink until I pass out with no noticeable signs of a hangover the next morning. After all, what good is beer if you feel like a sick animal the next morning? Iíve had enough of those mornings. Some beers consistently do it to me, and some, like this one, never do. So those beers will get the recognition they deserve. Try it, you may like it.
asedzie (786) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 26, 2006
1.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
UPDATED: DEC 27, 2006 600 ml. bottle. Feel like I should rate the local brew. This is actually the variety I prefer from Taiwan Tobacco and Liquor (TTL), I avoid the "Gold Label" Taiwan Beer, as it is a piss poor beer and is only marketed to compete for the younger market with foreign brands like Heineken.
Taiwan Beer pours yellow with lasting foam head. Flavor is extremely heavy corn, blandness with a background of rotting vegetables. Some relatively pleasant bitterness and generic hop flavor along with a slight taste of alcohol. Aftertaste is more rotting vegetables and some lingering bitterness. I actually notice a lot less sweetness than other kinds of Taiwan Beer (i.e. Gold Medal Taiwan Beer), and perhaps that is why I actually consider it drinkable. Very carbonated. Best if consumed very cold, in large quantities in a park in Taiwan on uneventful night. Oh yeah, be aware that this beer has a tendency to produce awful hangovers.
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 13, 2006
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Corn adjunct and a metallic finish are two attributes that I think really send a brew over the top for me and just make me want to have one after the other. But this one, not content with those two prominent features, added a sticky, cloying sweetness, a one note blandness, and a proclivity towards inducing deep and abiding burps. Thank you...Iíll be here all week!
BrideOfFrankenkitty (44) - Illinois, USA - AUG 12, 2006
1.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
UPDATED: AUG 13, 2006 Got no aromas from this pale yellow brew with filmy oil slick of a head. Itís flavor was soapy with lemon. It wants to be bitter, but canít quite make it there.
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - AUG 8, 2006
1.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle: Very pale yellow with a dinkus white head. Although not listed in the ingredients, I picked of a whiff of corn syrup sweetness in the faint aroma. Mayhaps a touch of floral hops. Not in the taste, though. It was more reminiscent of the aroma belched out from the Argo plant outside of the city (Chicago), corn byproducts, a hit of starch. It finishes on a watery, sweet note with a dash of metallica.
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frankenkitty (2006) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - AUG 8, 2006
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Iím between a rock and a hard place here as <a href=http://www.ratebeer.com/beerimages/full_size/ bottle of Taiwan Beer has the íGold Medal, Monde Selection Bruxellesí labeling similar to <a href=http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/gold-medal-taiwa Medal Taiwan Beer, yet the ABV listed is 4.5% as opposed to 5%. As I recently got reprimanded for confusing some Polish beers that were off by 0.3įP, Iím going to go with the ABV (and the majority of ratings).
Pallid yellow with a small white head that fades to scum. Mild grassiness to the aroma. Flavor starts out as simple nothingness, progressing to a non-descript adjuncty flavor with a bit of sugars on the tongue. In all seriousness, when was the last time you heard the words "Made in Taiwan" and thought "Quality"?
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