重嚐 台灣啤酒 基本款 Re-Taste of 2 Taiwan Beers

無關廣告,實在太多日本朋友問:「很喜歡台灣啤酒,為什麼很少看你喝?」,仔細想想,竟想不起上一次喝台啤是什麼時候,連最近一次在燒烤店應酬喝的都是日本啤酒。

It’s not about promoting Taiwan Beer but giving Taiwan Beer another look after those bittersweet years .

But there’re too many Japanese friends asking me that they liked Taiwan Beer so much and why I didn’t drink them.

Well, I couldn’t remember when I had Taiwan Beer last time.

這裡指的台啤是基本款,不是小麥或十八生那種新台啤,有記憶以來,一直聽到父親抱怨台啤有「騷」味,長大後把這些印象留在味覺前,再加上各種廉價外國啤酒進入台灣,終跟台啤漸行漸遠。

“Taiwan Beer”, I meant the original flavor not those new products which just couldn’t get those bad reviews from my father out of my mind. He said more than once to me:”Its smell was awful”.

As I was older, there’re too many foreign brands of beer came and I almost forgot Taiwan Beer.

一個日本熟女朋友說:「台啤有你們台灣米味,就算在日本,米麥調和好的啤酒也很受歡迎喔。」,「我喜歡拿來配你們的小吃料理。」。

One of my Japanese female friends told me : “Your Taiwan Beer with rices aroma is unique and I liked to drink it while I enjoyed your Taiwanese foods.”.

經過這話刺激,我決定把台灣啤酒基本款,也就是加蓬萊米釀的金牌台灣啤酒經典台灣啤酒重嚐一遍。

That’s why I finally decided to taste the two kinds of original Taiwan Beer again. Golden Medal Taiwan Beer & Classic Taiwan Beer, both of them brewed with brewar’s barley & Taiwanese rices.

為配這兩款台啤,特別買鹽酥雞跟滷肉飯來測,到底與台灣料理配不配,那種比較配。

I bought Taiwanese fried chicken and stewed pork served on rices to serve with these two beers.

結果在複雜回憶交疊下,期待值不高的台灣啤酒,配台灣經典小吃的感覺不差。

尤其標示酒精度百分之五的金牌台灣啤酒,不銳利、有混濁口感,有蓬萊米酒味,跟鹽酥雞裡的炸米腸跟滷肉飯,能互相帶味,混濁口感也中和台灣小吃的鹹味。

As a complex emotional result, I surprised that Golden Medal Taiwan Beer tasted not bad at all.

You can taste a special aroma of rices mixed with not-sharp brewar’s barley flavor. It can extend the flavor of Taiwanese rices dishes and neutralize saline taste of dishes.

The alcoholic content of Golden Medal Taiwan Beer is 5%.

至於主打復古情懷的經典台灣啤酒,標示酒精度百分之四點五,成份與金牌台灣啤酒看似一樣,也加蓬萊米釀,比金牌台灣啤酒淡、口感銳,但那種米跟麥不調和感反而明顯。

But Classic Taiwan Beer is not as cool as its name. The alcoholic content of Classic Taiwan Beer is 4.5%. It’s sharp, lighter but not well-balanced as Golden Medal Taiwan Beer.

金牌台灣啤酒經典台灣啤酒在台灣便利超商的價差極微,跟國外品牌啤酒比較都屬低價啤酒,我想,若在兩者間挑一款搭配台灣料理口味的低價啤酒,我會選金牌台灣啤酒

Both of Golden Medal Taiwan Beer & Classic Taiwan Beer were low-priced beer in Taiwan. You can get any one of them with USD.1.09. If you wanted me to choose one, it seemed to me that Golden Medal Taiwan Beer was a better choice.