Mine Beer, Taiwan

Beer culture matters, whether you like it or not!
If we are victims of advertising, Taiwan beer takes it to the next level. Beer companies ( should say, the beer company) in Taiwan advertise by placing scantily clad women in bars wearing a sash that says “Taiwan Beer.”
I discovered this fact while at a restaurant with three of my buddies in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. One girl in particular had a sash saying both Taiwan Beer, and “Mine Beer, All Malt”.
She approached us saying pretty much the only English she could speak, which was “Taiwan Beer is the Best.”
When my friend asked her which beer we should drink, she thought carefully for a moment, and replied:
“Mine beer is better, because it is all malt.”
So cute! So we drank Mine beer.
5/5 for the experience, and the laugh, but not the beer, no way!
No notes, G-4
(3.3/5) overall

Taiwan Draft

From the Old English Embassy, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

Taiwan Draft

Kaohsiung Taiwan is a warm and tropical place with friendly people, bright lights, and fresh beer to beat the heat.
One common way to help beat the heat is to have your beer over ice. Don’t ask me why, but when it is 35 degrees and ten at night, nothing is better than an ice-cold brew, poured, literally over ice.
The one we got at this place was properly chilled, no cubes needed. We strolled along the love river, admiring the colourful lights, and the mega party on the pier, where I sank my share of Heinekens, and where a trio of Heineken girls contributed to what was one of the best moments of my life.
(Haha, wouldn’t you like to know?)
Taiwan draft tastes a lot like Taiwan Beer.
(No notes) (4/5)

Kirin Ichiban Beer (It’s not noodles?)

I had a good night’s rest after wandering through the Shilin Market in Taipei, then had a lazy morning before beer O’clock when I sampled a Kirin Ichiban Beer.
Yah, you know, you can get this stuff anywhere, but I figured I was pretty close to Japan, so I should try it here for a change.
It is a straw-gold brilliant colour, with a weak head (2/5).
The aroma intensity is a 3/5, apple, sweet, nice. (4/5 rating)
The flavour has an intensity of 3/5 with apple, grain and rice flavours. It is slightly sweet with a light body. The carbonation is a 2/5. The finish is a relatively short (2/5) and sweet with an intensity of 3/5.
The craftsmanship is a 4.9/5 and a 5/5 for freshness. My personal taste gives it a 4.6/5. Beer-rigato!