gnoff (11080) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 2, 2017
60 cl green bottle at 5%, sampled at a seafood restaurant in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, on October 2, 2017. Nicke80 (841) - Södertälje, SWEDEN - JUN 10, 2017
Clear pale golden color, small white head. Malty, a tad apple scent. Malty, grainy, a tad toasted taste. Toasted aftertaste. Medium body with fizzy CO2 feeling, low to medium low bitterness.
My fav of the three they had available, the others were Taiwan Beer Classic at 4.5% and Taiwan Beer Gold Medal at 5%.
50 cl bottle at restaurant in Taipei. Pours golden with little head. Sweet malty aroma with Malty light hoppy taste. jkwood04 (5463) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 20, 2017
Big bottle in a glass. Pours golden with a white head. Aroma of light malts, very light floral hops, and some bread/toast. Flavor the same. Lighter texture. A standard pale lager that might be a little better than normal Taiwan beer. And how the F do y’all think a beer going to get skunked by being in a green glass bottle for 18 days? That’s dumb. gopherfan99 (2012) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 30, 2017
Bottle (courtesy of my cousin who picked this up on a work trip for me); pours clear pale gold with a white head; malty aroma with some grass and lemon notes; taste is sweet malt with lemon and grass hints; finish is dry with some light bitterness; just a hint of skunk as the beer is about a week past the 18 day range on the bottle cap but otherwise fairly standard pale lager dewolfleloup (3) - - OCT 8, 2016 does not count
Others have noted that this is packaged in green bottles, so it’s skunked. Solution: have it on tap! Served draught in a jug at a Taiwanese restaurant in Taipei. Simple, fresh, dry with subtle hop bitterness. Very refreshing. Great with food. Just don’t get it in the bottle.
Luneylane (249) - Taipei City, TAIWAN - JUL 5, 2016
I can’t tell the difference between this and ’Gold Medal’. The character on the bottle: ’sheng’ means ’draught’, obviously a misnomer. Drinkable on a hot day Frank (4240) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 7, 2015
They market this as a super fresh beer but the green bottle means it’s already a little skunky, which is too bad because it’s a pretty good beer otherwise. It is a light and fairly dry pale lager w/ a nice hop bitterness to the finish. If you are one of those who likes the skunky taste of some green bottle beers, I think this will be heaven on earth to you. Even if you’re not, it’s still a pretty decent pale lager. Give it a try. It’s good to drink. fredthecat (332) - CANADA - JAN 4, 2015
Green bottle, therefore aroma is skunked grass. Taste is skunked grass, and the overall feel is "fresher" or more watery than the normal taiwan brand beer. Overcarbed. Dont use a green bottle, all your other beer is in browns. Stupid. badhack (571) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 29, 2014
Very light lager, dry finish. Clean. Some malt, toast and bread and very little hops. 5% so a decent palate cleanser. futre7 (259) - Taipei, TAIWAN - JUN 30, 2014
UPDATED: SEP 6, 2015 Fresher than the standard and Gold affair. Slightly more carbonated also. The result of an effort at a summery , cleaner lager. The draft version which lasts just 18 days is very refreshing lager. Taiwan beer is traditionally meant as a compliment to spicy and salty food. This beer is a better stand alone beer than the standard Taiwan beers.
Those above who continue to bang on about green skunky beers. YES I GET IT. GREEN BOTTLES MAKE IT SKUNKY. But as this is a very fresh beer and is meant to be sold in less than three weeks invariably it tastes maybe only 5% of skunk compared to say a Heineken. Essentially it hasn’t had time to develop the skunky features in which you guys assume it has because the bottle is green.