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


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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 2.09/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.29/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Barley malt, hops and ponlai rice.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
crossovert (12513) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 10, 2017
33cl green bottle as gold medal, 4.5%. Drank form the bottle. Fruity grainy nose, flavor is grain, sweetish, weird mouthfeel...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
ALLOVATE (2992) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - NOV 20, 2015
Draught at a beer stall on Haian road, Tainan, Taiwan - unsure of Pinyin translation. Straw gold with soda-pop carbonation and a short-lived, loose, white foam. Boiled rice, haybales, lemon zest and acidic apple juice on the nose. Carbonic acid bites hard on the tongue. Kept swirling the glass to rid it but this brought forth some manky liquor notes. Very light in flavour and body. Dusty, grassy hops evident that offer a light bitterness. Hint of grain, lemon and grapeskin, boiled rice and chalky starch. Phenols, acetaldehyde, soap - Not in good form. Just a well lagered lager really!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Manslow (1568) - Warsaw, POLAND - APR 22, 2015
Kufel na lotnisku w 2009r. Kolor słomkowo-zielonkawy, piana średnia szybko opada. Aromat lekkosłodowy i trawa. Smak nieciekawy trawiasty,lekko kwaśny.Nagazowanie dobre.Słabe piwo.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
badhack (553) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 29, 2014
Fairly clean lager, soap bubbly head, somewhat dry, tastes of malt and bread with no off flavors, rice. Very light on hops but floral.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Schnabelhund (75) - Berlin, GERMANY - JUL 21, 2012
Pours pale golden, head dissipates quickly. Smells of grass, cannabis, metal and skunk. The flavor follows the nose. The carbonation is lively and crisp. The finish has no character. I wonder if this bottle is too old; I bought it two days ago. Regular Taiwan Beer is more pleasant than this.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
futre7 (232) - Taipei, TAIWAN - JUN 25, 2011
UPDATED: AUG 11, 2012 Better than the standard fair and just edges out the gold. I find this stuff is more gassy than its brothers hence maybe is more for general drinking than for eating ( although again like all TW beer it goes with food) . Its hoppy and crisp with a ricey edge to it, the finish is mildly bitter. Like another guy mentioned its rare in Taiwan comparatively but is sold in Wellcome outlets. I cant help thinking TW beer copied Heineken on most counts which is sad as this beer is probably better.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Oakes (17172) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 8, 2010
Draft @ Taoyuan airport food court. Greenish-straw colour. Thick artificial foam that falls. Slow-moving bubbles. The aroma is strawlike, with light green apple notes and maybe some vague higher alcohols. Thin. Greenish notes, with hints of straw and not much else. Ah, random Asian swill, how Ive missed thee.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Beershine (5224) - VANCOUVER, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 3, 2010
Draft @ Taipei airport. Clear greenish-yellow but decent head stability. Aroma is decent with fresh grain and floral hop accents. Thin palate. Sweet with green apple tartness. Not the worst beer, has a good floral hop dryness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gathled (2) - USA - APR 30, 2008 does not count
This is a damn good beer when fresh out of the Taiwan beer factory at their pub in Taipei . Great beer when eating , wich I have said before Taiwan beer is made to eat with . Whats this baloney about cloudy beer? I have lived in Taiwan for 10 years and not once have I gotten a cloudy beer, or flat for that matter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
asedzie (819) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 5, 2007
Not very widely available in Taiwan, very sporadic appearance in stores and restaurants. Appearance is typical pale lager. Aroma is herbal and aromatic. But there is a very tiny hint of sulpher that put me off a bit. Thin, very carbonated. Flavor: Rice dominates. Very weak traces of malt. There is some hop bitterness. The hop flavor is oily and herbal. Apparently the "draft" indicates that this is a very fresh beer. The beer was brewed 8 days before I drank it and it expires in another 6 days, according to the dates on the cap.

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