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Tsingtao 8°

Tsingtao 8°
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Brewed by Tsingtao Brewery
Style: Pale Lager
Qinqdao, China


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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 1.44/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.77/5   EST. CALORIES: 93   ABV: 3.1%
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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
caribou43 (588) - SWITZERLAND - JUN 7, 2016
I drank this beer at Ningbo, in a nice Japanese restaurant. It is a typical Chinese beer from a macro brewery. It is firstly a refreshing beer, grainy, watery, few hop, drinkable with spicy food.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
Moebbels (716) - FINLAND - MAY 6, 2016
Yellow body with instantly disappearing white head. Sweet and malty notes and some hay. Sweet taste with a mild cardboardness and barely a bitter finish. Medium carbonation and watery palate. Pretty bad even for this ABV.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
GuideDogSaint (1183) - Xiamen, CHINA - SEP 5, 2014
Bottle in a restaurant in Guangzhou. Pours pale yellow with a rapidly disappearing head. Aroma of cardboard. Watery and sweet.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
rok1024 (1273) - Maribor, SLOVENIA - JUN 24, 2014
Clear golden appearance, medium head. Typical 8° Chinese Pale lager. Malty and grainy aromas, no hops, poor taste, plain palate.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
Beerhunter111 (17008) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 30, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein hellgoldenes Bier mit geringer Schaumkrone. Geruch unangenehm malzig, leicht getreidig. Geschmack sehr wässrig, leicht malzig, getreidig, muffig.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
Mark_Eck (1921) - - FEB 10, 2014
And I thought the regular Tsingtao beer in China was bad. This is even more watery and tasteless.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Supertrev (102) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 26, 2013
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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ALLOVATE (2895) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 4, 2012
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)

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
Panzerfaust (790) - Hanga Roa, Easter Island, CHILE - MAY 25, 2012
330 ml can, strangely found on ’Cuerito’ 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 I’ve ever tried if not the most tasteless at all: Basically water flavor. I think it’s ridiculous that this beverage shares the same name ("Beer") as something like, let’s 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. It’s hard to imagine something blander than this.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
Marko (4948) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - JUN 5, 2011
Ok, this is one of the stranger rates I’ve made. Anyway, after first trying a German export "version", I’ve bought another bottle in a Chinese shop in Zagreb, with the importer’s 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 8°. The label is the same as the regular Tsingtao so it goes here. GTIN - 6901035603751

Rating from 21.12.2005, copypasted in its’ 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 I’ve had the opportunity to taste. Thankfully, no aftertaste. I’ll go with an average between these two versions (rounded down). (2/1/1/1/2)

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