GarrettB (1222) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 17, 2013
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
April 25th, 2012 - A regular shopping trip one day turned into an outing to the local Taiwanese market. It’s 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 Taiwan’s eponymous beer: Taiwan beer. For a buck a bottle I couldn’t decline the opportunity to try the beer that represents the whole of an island. Sadly, I don’t think the beer does justice to the social and economic richness of its homeland. It’s 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.
jdavidh (159) - California, USA - FEB 4, 2013
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
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skoisirius (1845) - Earth, Washington, USA - JAN 9, 2013
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Ricey Asian beer water, the usual. Nothing different about this then your Kirin or whateves. Boom.
bytemesis (4641) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 3, 2013
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
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.
zdk (1832) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 17, 2012
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
ccex (1074) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 7, 2012
1.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
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.
Niko100 (2239) - Illinois, USA - NOV 8, 2012
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Light straw/gold color; Light body; Aroma of sweet malt, & grain; Flavor of slight sweet malt, grain, some rice, and light hops; Pretty bland; Overall, nothing offensive - but boring.
jkwood04 (4785) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 19, 2012
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
12oz bottle in a Taiwan beer glass. Pours light golden with no head. Aroma of pale malts, light hops, and some dough. Flavor the same. Light texture. A standard pale lager.
Archibaldo de la Cruz (1121) - FINLAND - OCT 7, 2012
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
33cl bottle. Chongqing, China. Golden color with a small white head. Malt and some grassy notes in the aroma. Flavor is grainy malt, hint of hops and a slight bitterness in the finish.
rumproasts (4137) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 5, 2012
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
bottle. pale straw with small head. tastes pretty much like your basic mediocre lager. slightly tart finish.