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Buckskin Beer

Postby Big Vern » Wed Jun 20, 2018 22:40

Has anyone tried it yet? Kavalan are investing a massive amount on marketing.

It's a bit weird because they're advertising German but branding Canadian. Obviously I'm not their target market, so I guess they know how to sell beer to Taiwanese.
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Re: Buckskin Beer

Postby Dragonbones » Thu Jun 21, 2018 08:48

Not yet -- where have you seen it for sale?
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Re: Buckskin Beer

Postby Big Vern » Thu Jun 21, 2018 08:54

Dragonbones wrote:Not yet -- where have you seen it for sale?

I haven't noticed it anywhere. Maybe they're advertising it heavily pre-launch,?
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Re: Buckskin Beer

Postby John Ross » Thu Jun 21, 2018 11:51

Saw it in my local supermarket (Chuan Lian) last week whilst undertaking logistical operations but didn't buy any. Sounds like a beer designed for bare-arsed natives, not for civilized ruling elites such as ourselves. Now, where did I put my Harboe Extra Strong (yes, that's right, it's brewed "By Appointment to the Royal Danish Court").

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Re: Buckskin Beer

Postby Toad » Thu Jun 21, 2018 15:02

John Ross wrote: Harboe Extra Strong (yes, that's right, it's brewed "By Appointment to the Royal Danish Court").

Great stuff, that is. Have you noticed it's branded as "German Beer" in the supermarkets? Meh, Germany, Denmark, what's the difference?

Apparently it's still 1940 in Taiwan.

As for the Buckskin, I've seen it but didn't try it because it looked American. :whistle:

The Buckskin line will include a Munich Helles style larger and a hefeweizen style wheat beer. The brewing equipment, hops, yeast and malt have all been imported from Germany.

I like both of those styles, so I'll definitely give it a try. Didn't realise it was a local brew.
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Re: Buckskin Beer

Postby John Ross » Thu Jun 21, 2018 17:13

Toad wrote:
John Ross wrote: As for the Buckskin, I've seen it but didn't try it because it looked American. :whistle:


Ha, that's what I thought, and before checking the label I was distracted by a comely Czech pilsner. Lots of great beer around, even in backwaters like my humble abode, and reasonably priced too. :beer:
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Re: Buckskin Beer

Postby Big Vern » Thu Jun 21, 2018 18:40

John Ross wrote: Lots of great beer around, even in backwaters like my humble abode, and reasonably priced too. :beer:


Yep. In just 5 years or so the range and quality of beer in Taiwan has gone through the roof. Good times!
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Re: Buckskin Beer

Postby Big Vern » Fri Jun 22, 2018 19:30

I've got the "MUNICH HELLES" now. Available in 7. 48NTD for a 330ml can is a bit pricy.

Tastes clean. No noticeable aftertaste. I suppose it's what I expected it to be.
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Re: Buckskin Beer

Postby Big Vern » Fri Jun 22, 2018 20:01

Big Vern wrote:I've got the "MUNICH HELLES" now. Available in 7. 48NTD for a 330ml can is a bit pricy.

Tastes clean. No noticeable aftertaste. I suppose it's what I expected it to be.

Actually, it's a crap beer. No particular flavor. Nothing interesting about it.

Should go down a storm.

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Re: Buckskin Beer

Postby Toad » Sat Jun 23, 2018 09:43

Just a heads-up : Carrefour have a massive beer sale at the moment. Lots of good stuff, including Buckskin if you want to try it.
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Re: Buckskin Beer

Postby Big Vern » Sun Jul 01, 2018 12:56

On the subject of interesting new beverages, I'm tucking into a Lapin Kulta right now. It's a very refreshing beer from Lapland and can be sourced at Wellcome. Worth a try.
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Re: Buckskin Beer

Postby Kal El » Tue Jul 03, 2018 18:16

Big Vern wrote:Has anyone tried it yet? Kavalan are investing a massive amount on marketing.

It's a bit weird because they're advertising German but branding Canadian. Obviously I'm not their target market, so I guess they know how to sell beer to Taiwanese.

I picked up three from the local 7-Eleven. Drinking one now. Not impressed.
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Re: Buckskin Beer

Postby Dragonbones » Wed Jul 04, 2018 08:11

Does it at least TASTE like buckskin?
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Re: Buckskin Beer

Postby Kal El » Wed Jul 04, 2018 12:31

Dragonbones wrote:Does it at least TASTE like buckskin?

It may as well have. I bravely soldiered through two cans, but a third of the way through the third I was feeling ill. :sick:
I poured the rest of it down the drain. I wouldn't drink that swill again if they were giving it away for free.
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Re: Buckskin Beer

Postby Toad » Wed Jul 04, 2018 12:41

If you'd like to, um, refresh your palate, Carrefour have Paulaner Münchner Hell (500ml bottles). No longer on sale, but really good stuff, and probably better than the Buckskin version.
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