HughConway (831) - Washington, USA - AUG 22, 2009
Can. Clear yellow. Minimal head. Minimal taste. Your standard industrial lager in an advertising free can. asedzie (827) - 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.
Nik925 (795) - USA - JUN 21, 2010
Nutty. A distinct pale lager, but still not good at all. Very, very nutty. Maybe it comes from the rice, but it is a peanut butter aftertaste, but not in a good way and that is mixed with metallic flavors. Nicke80 (750) - Södertälje, SWEDEN - JUN 5, 2017
50 cl bottle at capital hotel taipei. Pours golden with big head. Mild malty aroma with Malty taste. Not much happening here. shorlin (721) - St. John’s, Newfoundland, CANADA - APR 23, 2002
Thin. Little in the way of smell. Kind of sweet, I think. My negative opinion ould have something to do with the fact that I tried to bottom-open the can and it blew up all over me.
scanovajr (695) - Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL - JUN 15, 2008
Bottled. Aroma is grassy and malty. Taste is sweety and malty. Simple pale lager. A bit watery Delirium (669) - 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 isn’t 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 isn’t a great beer by normal standards, but it’s 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. EKGoldings (664) - 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 I’m eating hot food I’ve begun ti like this one. Engelsmann (651) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 26, 2005
Bottled. Pours a clear golden, with a white head. Aroma is malty and hoppy. Staste is sweet, with just a tad hoppy bitterness. A rather bland beer. envane (570) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 21, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 22, 2004 20 oz bottle which doesn't have the rad 60s euro stylin' lable artwork that the cans have. Otherwise, ok lager. Adjuncty but clean, maybe a few hops