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Gold Medal Taiwan Beer - Taiwan Tobacco & Liquor Corporation

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Gold Medal Taiwan BeerGold Medal Taiwan Beer

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BA SCORE
65
poor

57 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 57
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 2.58
pDev: 23.64%
Wants: 1
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Taiwan Tobacco & Liquor Corporation visit their website
Taiwan

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: wl0307 on 03-17-2007)
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Reviews by flyingpig:
Photo of flyingpig
1.3/5  rDev -49.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

500ml Can bought in Singapore (SGD$5.90):
Yellow, straw colour with a tiny head that is bubbly and disappears fast.

Sweet with a slightly citrus aroma, some lager malts and a hint of bread. There is an unusual lager aroma plus some water at the end.

Citrus with an almost lemonade like taste, if one that is a little watered down and comes with a touch of skunk on top. The beer is quite bland after that with some bitterness but not much, some corn and bread with various other adjuncts. Terrible.

Incredibly flat with pretty much no carbonation at all and only minor hints of bitterness to distract from an overwhelmingly watery taste.

Pathetic excuse for a beer and a disappointing introduction a Taiwanese beer with a terrible taste and a shocking mouthfeel, this one is close to being the worst beer I have ever tried. How this is a gold medal winner I'll never understand.

flyingpig, Aug 26, 2013
More User Reviews:
Photo of t2grogan
2/5  rDev -22.5%

t2grogan, Oct 06, 2014
Photo of mattster
1.65/5  rDev -36%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

I purchased the 22oz bomber at Super L Ranchmarket at the Chinese Cultural Center in Phoenix. Poured into a Nonic glass.

Pour has a thick bubbly head, about 2" atop a yellow (with amber hints) brew.

Smell is similar to a mass market beer. Very skunky, even after allowing to breath outside of glass.

Taste is very subtle. It actually doesn't have much to it. Very watered down. Not horrible, but no "Distinctive Flavor" as the bottle states. Taste is malty, not much past that. Bubbles sort of attack the tongue with no real purpose. Nothing leaves me wanting more.

The beer wasn't expensive, but really not worth it.

mattster, Jan 29, 2008
Photo of intoxabroad
2/5  rDev -22.5%

intoxabroad, Oct 08, 2012
Photo of pmcadamis
2.78/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

I picked this bottle up at an Asian market in St. Louis along with it's similar sibling, the regular Taiwan beer.

A - Pale yellow with a big fluffy head that leaves some nice dry lace on the glass. Retention is decent, and many rings of lace are left on the glass as I work my way down.

S - Spicy hops, sweet honey malt, and some nice fresh sea salt airy notes. Smells pretty good!

T - Much like the nose, spicy hops on top of honey based malt flavors. This is pretty assertive and tasty for the (usually boring) style. Nice.

M - Light bodied, with some residual sugars and a nice neutral but hoppy finish.

D - Not to shabby! This is a pretty nice beer for a basic Asian lager. I would drink this again...especially as a session brew in an Asian bar or restaurant.

pmcadamis, Mar 16, 2008
Photo of avisong
3.25/5  rDev +26%

avisong, Nov 12, 2014
Photo of uravms
3/5  rDev +16.3%

uravms, Jul 22, 2014
Photo of Rickus
1.75/5  rDev -32.2%

Rickus, Sep 06, 2014
Photo of LJWalker
2.5/5  rDev -3.1%

LJWalker, Dec 04, 2012
Photo of CpnYates
1.6/5  rDev -38%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Yuck... that is pretty much the most responsible thing I said after popping a can of this while working in Taiwan for a month. The regular Taiwan beer is a much better offering than this, but if you do find your self in possesion of a glass of taiwan's distinctive flavor lager beer, drink it as such.

1. Chill till darn near freezing
2. eat spicy chilli's
3. wonder why taiwan beer has not adapted the wide mouth can
4. Poor into mouth while swallowing rapidly, avoiding tounge
5. Grab a diffrent beer

CpnYates, Jul 27, 2009
Photo of LoFiDave
2/5  rDev -22.5%

LoFiDave, Jun 23, 2013
Photo of matjack85
3/5  rDev +16.3%

matjack85, Jan 29, 2013
Photo of bwyu
3.75/5  rDev +45.3%

bwyu, Apr 04, 2012
Photo of JohnQVD
2/5  rDev -22.5%

JohnQVD, Jun 03, 2012
Photo of Traquairlover
3.5/5  rDev +35.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

33cl can poured into a pokal.

A = Clear straw color forms small white head which disippates relatively quickly, light but steady carbonation.

S = Wet straw, earthy hops, light floral scents, pretty decent for the style.

T = Fresh grains and some spun sugar, light bitterness right at mid-palate, but mostly this is a sweet light foamy beer.

M = Medium-light body, good mouthcoating, smooth, full feel.

D = This is actually pretty decent for a sipping beer of this style. That said, it gets just s;lightly cloying by the end so I am not sure I would want too many of them.

Traquairlover, Apr 21, 2009
Photo of twiggamortis420
2.83/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

22 oz green bomber pours a medium gold color with a decent sized white head that pops and fizzes pretty quickly to nothingness.

Smell is sweet and corny. Eerily similar to the regular Taiwan Beer… not much else to report on the aroma. It is not repulsive, but certainly not pleasant. It is distinctive in its sweetness.

Taste is sweet, light malt and plenty of sweet-ish corn/rice adjunct lightness. It tastes like it has about the same amount of malt as a Japanese Hopponshu. Even though I had the regular Taiwan Beer less than a month ago, this tastes exactly the same. Mouthfeel is decent, but that is probably due to the perception of sugar and high carbonation. Perhaps Taiwan has not heard of hops before…cause this one is in serious need of some leafy greens. It actually reminds me a little bit of the Malta Goya drink they peddle south of the border. This one is only for the curious, tickers and masochists out there in BA land.

twiggamortis420, Jun 22, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev +6.6%

patre_tim, Jun 24, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -3.1%

bambam2517, Apr 14, 2012
Photo of KelvinC
2.56/5  rDev -0.8%

KelvinC, Nov 07, 2014
Photo of philmen
2.75/5  rDev +6.6%

philmen, Aug 04, 2013
Photo of cfalovo97
2/5  rDev -22.5%

cfalovo97, Nov 22, 2012
Photo of HeyItsChili
2.33/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Another beer consumed during my time in the East. Shanghaiist.com ranked this the tastiest cheap beer in Shanghai, and while that's sorta like being the tallest midget in the circus, I still figured I'd give it a shot. Yeah, not awesome.

A - Poured piss yellow with a tiny head.

S - Smells light sugary and weak.

T - Light beer sort of corny watery flavor but with an odd medicinal tinge.

M - Nothing noteworthy.

HeyItsChili, Aug 11, 2010
Photo of endless1408
3.25/5  rDev +26%

endless1408, May 31, 2014
Photo of Kakaraht
2.63/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A: Pours very pale and crisp, with finger of white head that has decent lacing

S: This is definitely a rice beer, with a faint hop aroma.

T: Not bad, kinda taste like Tusker with a creamy buttery type of flavor. Sweet on the taste buds as well

M: Medium mouth feel with good carbonation

D: Better than I expected but still a mediocre drink. Be OK on a hot day though.

Kakaraht, Jan 27, 2011
Photo of MacStinson
3.5/5  rDev +35.7%

MacStinson, Mar 15, 2013
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Gold Medal Taiwan Beer from Taiwan Tobacco & Liquor Corporation
65 out of 100 based on 57 ratings.