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

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RATINGS: 220   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.98/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
FrankJohansen (3617) - Sabro, DENMARK - JAN 11, 2008
Can. Clear pale yellow colour. Weak malty aroma and taste with fruity notes. Watery. Boring

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Pyobon (1334) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - DEC 3, 2007
Bottle. Pale yellow and clear with a quickly dissipating thin white head. Mild aroma with grain and apples. Taste is mild, but less bland than many other local brews. The foretaste is fruity, grapes or apples, giving way to a grain and hops taste with a fair amount of bitterness in the finish. The palate is thin with quite fizzy carbonation. Its certainly not a great beer, but for a generic beer in asia its drinkable.

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
DubC5000 (305) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 28, 2007
Smells like apple grape juice, and tastes like a cross between apple juice and Heineken. Not much else to say... can sort of taste the rice adjunct influence, but it isnt altogether unpleasant.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
kp (10883) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Name: Taiwan Beer
Date: 02/03/2007
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party

cloudy light yellow, widpy white head, light fruity candy aroma, light candy malt flavor, a touch of balancing floral hops, light bitter finish,

Aroma: 4/10; Appearance: 4/10; Flavor: 4/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 8/20
Rating: 2.1/5.0
Drinkability: 5/10
Score: *+/4

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
dwyerpg (5754) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - AUG 9, 2007
Everything about this beer is just okay. The smell is okay, and the flavor. Its mostly dominated by hops and the finish is a little coating.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Delirium (661) - Falmouth, Cornwall, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2007
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 isnt 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 isnt a great beer by normal standards, but its 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.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
jtw (1160) - farmington, Michigan, USA - JUN 20, 2007
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 stink 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, its not a bad beer, far exceeding my expectations.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jmglov (15) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUN 13, 2007
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.

0.9
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
EKGoldings (644) - Radford, Virginia, USA - APR 24, 2007
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 Im eating hot food Ive begun ti like this one.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
shaofutzer (5) - Texas, USA - JAN 18, 2007 does not count
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 dont be fooled. To me, taste is secondary to its effect on my body. Im 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 Ive 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? Ive 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.


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