Taiwan Beer Grape | Taiwan Tobacco & Liquor Corporation

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Taiwan Beer GrapeTaiwan Beer Grape

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Taiwan Tobacco & Liquor Corporation

Style: Fruit and Field Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 2.80%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by lelepat on 08-02-2014

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Ratings: 5 |  Reviews: 2
Reviews by flagmantho:
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2.86/5  rDev +26%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from 330mL can into a tulip.

Appearance: orange-pink hue with a touch of haze and a thin layer of white foam. Really not too bad; what else should a grape beer look like?

Smell: it smells like grape juice and really nothing else. I mean, it's definitely as-advertised, but there has got to be a subtler way to incorporate grape into a beer. The aroma is just alcopop.

Taste: the taste is marginally subtler than the aroma. Still very grape-juicy, but with a little bit less sweetness than hinted by the aroma. Still, too much "grape" and not enough "beer".

Mouthfeel: medium-light body with a decent and refreshing carbonation.

Overall: I don't hate this stuff as a beverage; it's just not a great beer. But if what you're after is a low-ABV grape alcopop, then this will work for you.

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Photo of biboergosum
2.65/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

330ml can, they just keep pumping out the fruit flavours with this stuff, don't they?

This beer pours a clear, pale pinkish-salmon colour, with three fingers of puffy, pillowy, and somewhat fizzy pink-tinged white head, which leaves some decent webbed and sudsy lace around the glass as things quickly sink away.

It smells like a cross between musty Welch's grape juice, grape Freezies, and grape candy flavouring, like those purple licorice strands, or rockets at Hallowe'en, with maybe a smidge of grainy rice malt plopped down underneath it all. The taste is overly saccharine candied grape (y'know, purple instead of red or green), now bereft of any actual grape fruitiness, and a plain supportive and duly innocuous malty rice base.

The carbonation is pretty understated in its bland and wan frothiness, the body a hefty medium-full weight, like if you mixed too much of those powdered drink crystals into your glass of water - so, smooth - sure. It finishes sweet, fake grapey, and maybe a little bit astringent, from the inherent chemicals, I would imagine.

I can't really complain about this one, as I knew what I was getting into, the only question was how they were going to render the 'guest' ingredient. Well, it turns out that they've hit me right in my schoolboy sweet spot, as it were - memories of the frozen grape juice popsicles my Mom would make us, alongside almost every purple-flavoured candy I savoured. Good stuff - if I were in the mood for a soda, eh?

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Photo of JackieKu
1.49/5  rDev -34.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Photo of bryantan
3.35/5  rDev +47.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of atpca
1/5  rDev -55.9%

Taiwan Beer Grape from Taiwan Tobacco & Liquor Corporation
Beer rating: 2.27 out of 5 with 5 ratings