Supertrev (12) - CHINA - NOV 26, 2013
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
A dull commercial beer with little character. Because of its watery taste and low alcohol this drink is a fair go to drink as a thirst quencher. Spoiler: when in The Chinese countryside make sure you ask for it to be 'bing de' (cold).
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
ALLOVATE (2221) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 4, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Drank this one in bulk - across from our hotel and at 4 Yuan a hit, kept them coming safe and plentiful along with cool showers to escape the heat and Chinese television for the down time!
Yellow gold with good head retention; a foamy mess with good legs. Dank, herbal and drabby nose, predominantly weedy with just a touch of sweet grain showing. Good, zingy and grassy hop presence. Rather clean in profile only touching on soapy when clearing warm in temperature. Featherweight in body, spritzy in carbonation. Low malt, light cardboard with a sourish, citrusy tail that holds and a lingering touch of chamomile. Unhindering, quenching, not riddled with adjunct flavours. It does well in numbers. China - Hot - Traffic - Beer - Refreshing! (50cL, BB 03/11.12, Busy Mart, Yiwu, Zhejiang, China)
Panzerfaust (558) - Hanga Roa, Easter Island, CHILE - MAY 25, 2012
0.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
330 ml can, strangely found on íCueritoí minimarket on Easter Island. It was probably gotten from a distributor in Santiago of the Patronato neighborhood. Pours a clear piss semi-yellow with a fizzy white head that dissappears quickly and leaves no trace of its existence. Vaguely malty, impure aroma of cardboard, vegetables, rice... hell, did they use any hops? Or malt for that matter? It could be a little more offensive though so it gets a 2 instead of a 1. One of the most tasteless beers Iíve ever tried if not the most tasteless at all: Basically water flavor. I think itís ridiculous that this beverage shares the same name ("Beer") as something like, letís say, Chimay Bleue. Again it gets a 2 in the flavor department because it could be more offensive. This is a watery, flavorless swill with not a single ounce of character. Itís hard to imagine something blander than this.
Marko (3724) - Split, CROATIA - JUN 5, 2011
0.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Ok, this is one of the stranger rates Iíve made. Anyway, after first trying a German export "version", Iíve bought another bottle in a Chinese shop in Zagreb, with the importerís sticker reading 4.5%, but what always bugged me that, underneath, the original sticker (that I saved) seemed to claim otherwise and now I can say safely that it says 3.1% and 8į. The label is the same as the regular Tsingtao so it goes here. GTIN - 6901035603751
Rating from 21.12.2005, copypasted in itsí full glory, split from the regular Tsingtao entry rating with all the mistakes and references:
Guess they send the good stuff to Germany. This was horrendous. Pale yellow colour, big fluffy white head. Very faint malty aroma. The taste is... nasty, watery, of course, with a healthy dose of something odd, artificial and out of place. A mixture of paint, formaldehyde, old markers, dentist mouthwash and kitchen cleanser. Wonderful, eh ? The worst beer Iíve had the opportunity to taste. Thankfully, no aftertaste. Iíll go with an average between these two versions (rounded down). (2/1/1/1/2)
omhper (18352) - TyresŲ, SWEDEN - MAR 19, 2010
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottled in Changchun, Jilin. Clear very pale yellow, no head. Dry and lightly fruity with clean taste. Thin and somewhat salty with plenty of water. The barely perceptible bitterness dominates due to the complete lackof other flavours.
Beershine (5177) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - JAN 23, 2010
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Clear pale gold with thin head. Smells like corn. Palate is sticky, and it tastes sweet with lingering peanut.
Oakes (11031) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 20, 2010
0.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Very pale straw colour. The aroma is vaguely spicy-hoppy. Ditto the palate. This doesnít mean that the spicy hop is a factor in the beer, because it isnít. But you canít taste anything else either.