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

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RATINGS: 199   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.


0.8
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
pgreensoup (14) - - APR 5, 2013
Oddly carbonated head. Powdered candy nose. Beer that you smell on people's breath. Super dry. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

1.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
DrnkMcDermott (2835) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAR 28, 2013
Bottle from Kenwood Liquor. You know, scientists now say Europa, one of Jupiterís moons, has an icy surface 10 miles thick, covering an ocean 100 miles deep, which could have the ingredients necessary for life. And Iíll bet they make better beer than this. Despite the brown bottle, itís got a skunky smell. Perhaps I should consider it doesnít have a date and probably sat on the shelf for months, but Iím feeling too ornery. Hazy straw color, a layer of fizz. Taste is mostly of adjuncts, some rubbing alcohol, and a little bitterness. I feel like Iím done with it now, but thereís half a bottle to go.

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
adnielsen (9464) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 16, 2013
Canned @ home, courtesy of blackipa. Thanks for the fucken Taiwanese dong, bra! Pours a bit hazy yellow appearance with a thin white head. Rice, zesty lemon, a bit spicy, sweet malty aroma. Bitter, quite watery, a touch citrusy, lightly metallic flavor. Bleh.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
RobertDale (3705) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - MAR 7, 2013
330 ml. can. Pours pale gold with a small white head. Mild aroma of grain and malt. Taste is malt and rice. Needed this country tick.

1.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
GarrettB (1094) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 17, 2013
April 25th, 2012 - A regular shopping trip one day turned into an outing to the local Taiwanese market. Itís a well lit, slightly damp cornucopia of exceedingly fresh fish, vibrant greens and vegetables and all kinds of fun Taiwanese snacks, spices and sippable goodies. Somewhere near the check out lane I spotted Taiwanís eponymous beer: Taiwan beer. For a buck a bottle I couldnít decline the opportunity to try the beer that represents the whole of an island. Sadly, I donít think the beer does justice to the social and economic richness of its homeland. Itís basically a terrible pale lager with a high fructose corn syrup laden cereal smell, pale and wan flavor and more terrible corn syrup flavors in the taste. This beer is, frankly, terrible and a diplomatic disaster.

2.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jdavidh (154) - California, USA - FEB 4, 2013
Crisp and refreshing. Nothing to write home about but tasty on a hot day. Good carbonation, attractive golden hue, and just a bit of hop bite. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

1.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
skoisirius (1763) - Earth, Washington, USA - JAN 9, 2013
Ricey Asian beer water, the usual. Nothing different about this then your Kirin or whateves. Boom.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
bytemesis (3505) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 3, 2013
Can purchased from the local Ranch 99 -- too lazy to input it as a place just to show distribution in California. Pours clear golden with a medium white head that dissipates slowly with some lacing.. Aroma is corn syrup, grass, cardboard. flowers. Flavor is actually not bad, although with a cardboard note that is annoying. Light sweet, not much actual bitterness, but refreshing.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
zdk (1816) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 17, 2012
can my roommate brought back from taiwan: cheap water lagery with some grainy notes. sweet corn and herbal tannins. I suppose this might be good with some food.

1.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
ccex (961) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 7, 2012
500 ml bottle purs a clear golden color with tiny white head. Smells grainy. Aroma is slightly skunky with corn and wheat but litlle hops presence. Finish is slightly bitter. Body is thin to medium withoug too much carbonation. Nothing special or horrible here; just another inoffensive pale lager.


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