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Re: Saw an ad last night for mango and pineapple flavored Taiwan Beer...

Postby StuartCa » 13 May 2012, 20:11

surprisingly not sweet at all. i preferred the mango over the pineapple
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Re: Saw an ad last night for mango and pineapple flavored Taiwan Beer...

Postby asiababy » 22 May 2012, 22:36

Out of curiosity, I bought both flavors today. The mango one tastes OK at first, but it smells really odd and has a funny after-taste. I think it's the artificial "mango scent/flavoring" they have added. Don't think I could drink it again. Will wait a day before trying the pineapple.
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Re: Saw an ad last night for mango and pineapple flavored Taiwan Beer...

Postby 914 » 02 Jun 2012, 14:56

I am sure I saw grape flavored taipi in a can at 7-11 the other day. I think there was also apple flavor. Anyone tried?
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Re: Saw an ad last night for mango and pineapple flavored Taiwan Beer...

Postby Belgian Pie » 02 Jun 2012, 16:13

That's the problem in Taiwan ... copying something and not doing it well! :doh:
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Re: Saw an ad last night for mango and pineapple flavored Taiwan Beer...

Postby ceevee369 » 02 Jun 2012, 18:02

Dragonbones wrote:I've not seen it, but I would not trust anyone except perhaps the Belgians to get something like this right.



WORD :thumbsup: and BP is also right :lol:
Ok, being a bit chauvinistic (Heritage from the French) :oops:
Reading this, Michael Jackson (the beer hunter) might turn himself around in his grave.

TTL has NO knowledge at all about Lambic ,the fermented beer which is required to create "fruit beer". They have an Ale or two, but AFAIK, they can't cope with fermentation processes as done in Europe.
The OP is therefore right calling it "flavored" and even not an Americanized fruit-beer (other?) - most likely using plain chemicals inside their normal pilsner.

What pisses me truly off is using / copying / referring on their new fruit bottles to the "Monde Selection" price they got in 1977. Clearly, this has been copied when you look at the neck of the new bottles.
Copying is a giving credit to the inventor , but if it starts giving "fruit-beers" a bad name, remember it is Taiwanese. (Even the Germans started few years back copying Belgian fruit-beers)

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Re: Saw an ad last night for mango and pineapple flavored Taiwan Beer...

Postby Belgian Pie » 02 Jun 2012, 18:44

TTL is doing what the Germans do for decades because they were not allowed to stray from the 'Reinheitsgebot' ... they mixed their beer in the pub with all kinds of juices and syrups to get something that resembled a 'fruit beer' ...

BTW, I've seen it in cans at Wellcome ... din't try it tho
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Re: Saw an ad last night for mango and pineapple flavored Taiwan Beer...

Postby Icon » 02 Jun 2012, 21:57

Not original at all. They are copying from the local microbreweries specialties. Not nice of them, BTW.

Have a look at this article. There is litchi and honey flavored beer as well. http://taiwantoday.tw/ct.asp?xItem=190506&CtNode=427

Sipping the establishment’s signature honey lager, Yeh showed unparalleled enthusiasm for his business. “Our craft beer, unlike its filtered and pasteurized cousin that comes in cans, preserves the distinctive taste of yeast with a fresh finish,” he said....

Their battle has not been an easy one. With over 80 percent of Taiwan’s beer market dominated by the formerly state-owned Taiwan Tobacco and Liquor Corp., and another 19 percent carved up by imported brands, local breweries are left only to gather the crumbs. Over the past few years, however, the exposure of Taiwan consumers to western living styles, combined with a growing appetite for gourmet food, has fueled demand for connoisseur drinks. This has given local drink-makers a window of opportunity....

Wen’s strategy is to spice up his beer with local fruit flavors—which makes sense, since Taiwan is well known for its wide array of premium fruits. Wen has already made various drinks using cantaloupe, pineapple and lychee, all of which have been very successful. The company’s signature lychee beer, made with superior concentrated juice of the succulent fruit, is not only available in over 100 locations across the island, but has also created a fad in Singapore.
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Re: Saw an ad last night for mango and pineapple flavored Taiwan Beer...

Postby headhonchoII » 03 Jun 2012, 09:09

I have visited some TTL breweries and sometimes they have old Taiwan beer products on display. I do believe I recally some fruit flavour beers were produced decades ago, of course they are crude compared to a craft beer, but the idea was not neccessarily stolen from local operators.
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Re: Saw an ad last night for mango and pineapple flavored Taiwan Beer...

Postby bismarck » 03 Jun 2012, 10:15

milkalex wrote:it's alright, nothing special, I like both of the flavours and it's nice on hot days. They sell them in all Wellcom markets already as well as 7s from next month

Good to know! Thanks. :thumbsup:

headhonchoII wrote:It's as you would expect, all the greatness of a regular Taiwan beer with mango flavouring.

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Saw an ad last night for mango and pineapple flavored Taiwan Beer...

Postby headhonchoII » 03 Jun 2012, 11:01

Actually I was being a little sarcastic, but it was drinkable. Personally I'm waiting for the 7-11 specials in the Summertime!
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