The fruit-flavored beverages sold in China and Taiwan have half the alcohol content of Budweiser.
Hello Kitty has her own hospital, airliners and cafes, so it was only a matter of time before she got her own brew.
The beloved bow-wearing Sanrio mascot now has a line of fruity beers in Taiwan and China. Brewed by Taiwan Tsing Beer Company, the beverages come in flavors like banana, peach, lemon-lime and passion fruit.
"They're so ridiculously smooth and tasty that one can barely tell they're drinking beer," Beijing-based blogger Eric Jou wrote for Kotaku. "It's almost like drinking fruit juice, even if the cans do say beer."
However, don't be fooled by the cute cans and sweet-tasting drinks — they still contain some alcohol. The alcohol content ranges from 2.3% to 2.8%, which is about half the alcohol content of Budweiser.
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Taiwan Beer was only introduced to Singapore late last year, it has enjoyed 66 golden years in Taiwan. Launched in Taiwan in 1946, this amber lager stands out with its own signature flavour that comes from ‘Ponlai Rice’, also known as Formosa Rice. In 1998, Taiwan Beer clinched the status of Gold Medal beer in the Monde Selection and has upheld this title ever since. The liquid gold has a mild taste even the ladies would approve of.
To add variety, Taiwan Beer came up with two tropical flavours: Mango and Pineapple. Though the drinks are largely dominated by their respective flavours, the hint of lager makes them a little more manly.
The lastest line up of beer that was introduced is the Sweet Touch Fruit Beers. Launched in selected supermarkets and also in BeerFest 2012, these buds are set to win the hearts of women.