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

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RATINGS: 221   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.99/5   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.

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4.3
   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.

1.5
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
asedzie (807) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 26, 2006
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.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 13, 2006
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...Ill be here all week!

1.5
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
BrideOfFrankenkitty (44) - Illinois, USA - AUG 12, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 13, 2006 Got no aromas from this pale yellow brew with filmy oil slick of a head. Its flavor was soapy with lemon. It wants to be bitter, but cant quite make it there.

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.

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1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
frankenkitty (2007) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - AUG 8, 2006
Im 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 0.3P, Im 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"?

<font size=-4>Thanks to <a href=http://www.ratebeer.com/View-User-18266.htm&g at a meeting of the <a href=http://www.workinlate.com/LoSBD.html>Lo 08/06/06.<font size=-1>

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 doesnt live up to its promise. Lots of carbonation, crystal clear piss color.


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