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Brewed by Taiwan Tobacco and Liquor Corp
Style: Pale Lager
Jhongjheng District, Taipei City, Taiwan

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RATINGS: 207   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.98   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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A type of lager beer made from barley malt, hops and ponlai rice, with a golden hue and unique taste, it is honored world-wide.


1.5
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - AUG 8, 2006
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.

<font size=-4>Imbibed at a The LoSBD session, contributed from <a href=http://www.ratebeer.com/ViewUser.asp?UserID=1 cellar. Thanks for the country!<font size=-1>

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
frankenkitty (1981) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - AUG 8, 2006
I’m between a rock and a hard place here as <a href=http://www.ratebeer.com/beerimages/full_size/ bottle of Taiwan Beer has the ’Gold Medal, Monde Selection Bruxelles’ 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 0.3°P, I’m 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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1.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
Jeppe (2631) - Brooklyn, Alabama, USA - JUL 30, 2006
What a great surprise to have this one (new country!) offered at a Vietnam Airlines flight between Hanoi and Hong Kong! Pours clear golden with a fizzy snow white head. Weak hop and flower aroma with a note of citrus - not a lot going on. Thin and a bit harsh in the flavor, light malt and some hop with a skunky note. Not very good at all.

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - JUL 24, 2006
(can on EVA airline flight) pale gold, large white head. Little aroma. Typical mega-lager taste with some hops in the finish.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Saarlander (1686) - Saarlouis, GERMANY - JUL 15, 2006
Bottle sampled at the Chinese buffet, "CB" in Chino,ca. a pretty watery, plain pale lager, but still had abit of hops, and a little grassy, with a hint of sweetness. Not terrible in anyway, but still better than bud in my opinion. Bottle seemed very fresh.

1.8
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
rybowen (105) - Los Angeles 90039, California, USA - JUL 13, 2006
Large bottle from the Chinese grocery store. Cool post-modern label, too bad the beer doesn’t live up to its promise. Lots of carbonation, crystal clear piss color.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Beerdedone (2981) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 31, 2006
Can. Pours golden with a decent whte head. Aroma of grain, corn, and sweet malts. Flavor is bland, corn, grain, slight hops. Thin body.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 29, 2006
LCBO can from 2 years ago. I forgot I had this in my "beer cellar". Let’s see how time aged this. Sparkling body with a bleached white head. Grainy tin aroma, corn and minerals too. Sweet malty corn flavour, with some grain. There were chuncks in this? Strange. I hope it doesn’t make me ill. Ok.

1.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
jfm (1724) - Holbæk, DENMARK - JAN 7, 2006
Bottle. Golden color with a small white head. Very thin and very light malty body with a thin palate. Very boring and watery.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
DuffMan (8063) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 22, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 9, 2006 Large bottle (1L I think), bought in Taiwan. Classic clear-golden yellow pale lager appearance. Surprisingly, I can pick out some green hops in the aroma. Palate is on the thin side, but finishes nicely with a very mild hop note. Better than I expected-- I wonder if this is because I had it in its country of origin (and maybe therefore it was fresher)?


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