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

Suntory Beer

I was really planning on tasting more Taiwan Beer brands, but couldn’t find the rest at the corner store just yet. So, instead, I opted for this beer, Suntory. I think it’s from Japan.
It was a straw Gold colour, brilliant. The head was lively but short-lived. The aroma is a 3.5 in intensity, and a 4/5 in sharpness. Overall, my impression of the aroma is a 3.5/5
APPLES!!! This beer tastes like apple juice. Seriously, I think this might be apple juice. It’s not. It says 5% alcohol on the label.
The taste is sweet and slightly caramel (and apples). (fuji or gala apples to be precise). (Must be fuji apples).
The taste is an intense 5/5.
The mouthfeel is creamy, with a medium body. The finish is long and sweet.
As for craftsmanship, this is not a boring beer. I got excited, but it’s partially because I don’t know what I am drinking. This could be cider. I have never had cider. So much is unknown! Some beers aren’t session beers because they are hoppy, but this one is not a session beer because it is so sweet.
If they threw apple flavouring in this, I will be really upset, but if it’s just apple hops, that’s okay. Still, not much respect for this brew, but it was good fun. 3.3/5

Suntory in a hotel water glass... Crispy