Taiwan Beer - Taiwan Tobacco & Liquor Corporation
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Reviews by matjack85:
3.13/5 rDev +31.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
I found this 1 pint 4.2oz brown bottle at the Binny's store in Bloomingdale, IL for $3.49. This will be my first beer from Taiwan. No freshness date, but I want to note that the label design on the bottle version looks nothing like the design on the can.
The beer pours a clear pale gold color and makes a 1½-finger dish soap looking white head that fades in less than a minute back to a thin white rim. Very little lacing on this one.
The beer has a mild lager smell - nothing offensive, but nothing interesting either. Faint sweet malt and even fainter hop presense, but at least there is some.
Not bad, not great. On par with the majority of the big popular macro brews. Mild malt sweetness balanced with a touch of bitterness from the hops.
Light body with crisp carbonation.
I'd drink it again if offered, but I see no reason to go out and buy it at US prices, but I could see drinking it if I visited or lived in Taiwan.
Serving type: bottle
02-16-2012 07:39:45 | More by matjack85
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2.43/5 rDev +2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25
In Taipei on business thought I would try the local. like Macao beer and the other Asian lagers I have tried it is thin, slightly funky and short on taste. That said it works well enough with the bold flavors and unique textures of the local cuisine. Pours a fizzy pale yellow with a short-lived head that left some decent lacing. Taste was mild with hints of bread and other doughy flavors little or no hops evident in the nose or on the palate. Slight vet agitation smell gives you a hint that this might be a beer... Worth trying and pairing with local food but if there are other options try them.
Serving type: can
10-18-2013 01:56:38 | More by Citadel82
Taiwan Beer from Taiwan Tobacco & Liquor Corporation
60 out of 100 based on 88 ratings.