Date Consumed: 12th October 2012
Beer: Taiwan Beer
Brewed: Taiwan Tobacco and Liquor Corp, Taipei, Taiwan
Size: 330mL
Alcohol Content: 4.5%
Sourced: Half Time Beverage, Poughkeepsie, NY, USA
World Beer Rating: 6/10.
Notes: Quite surprising how different this one is to other Chinese style lagers, a little grainy with a smooth finish. I probably wouldn’t drink this in a pub, but as a beer accompanying spicy food, it’s perfect.

Taiwan Beer, Taiwan


Date Consumed: 10th October 2012
Beer: Paceña Centenario
Brewed: Cervecería Boliviana Nacional, La Paz, Bolivia
Size: 350mL
Alcohol Content: 5.2%
Sourced: Half Time Beverage, Poughkeepsie, NY, USA
World Beer Rating: 8/10.
Notes: This is rather good! Tiny bit of citrus, well carbonated, clean, fresh. I’d drink this again!

Paceña Centenario, Bolivia

French Polynesia (FR)

Date Consumed: 27th September 2012
Beer: Hinano
Brewed: La Brasserie de Tahiti, Papeete, Tahiti, French Polynesia
Size: 330mL
Alcohol Content: 5.0%
Sourced: The Beer Cellar, Hamilton, New Zealand.
World Beer Rating: 7/10.
Notes: Before you start, yes I am fully aware that French Polynesia is an overseas collectivity of France. Tahiti was once however a sovereign nation (until it’s 1880 annexation by France) so I’m including this as a special entry. The beer itself is pale, well carbonated and is quite watery. Nothing particular to touch on, other than being easy to drink and having an aesthetically pleasing logo.

Hinano, French Polynesia