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Tsingtao Augerta 1903 12°

Brewed by Tsingtao Brewery
Style: Pale Lager
Qinqdao, China


on tap


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RATINGS: 42   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.04   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
GoufCustom (993) - HONG KONG - APR 27, 2015

500 ml pull-tap can bought at FoodWise in Shek Wu Hui, Sheung Shui.

Light blonde color; Half finger head and soapy white foam which fades in 30 seconds; Very small sticky lacing and fizzy carbonation; Sweet, slightly pungent aroma of malt, with strong rice, sugar, floral, bread, lemon and light grass; Mid to light sweet taste of moderate to light malt, with strong rice, sugar, light floral, light bread, lemon, light bitter hops and grass; Light body. Thin but slightly slick palate; Mouth feel is fairly moderate malt - slightly richer than most Asian macros - in a fair and slick background. Strong carbo and quite soda-like throughout, rice is quite strong but without that annoying, customary raw grain taste. Notable sugary sweetness but not all that offensive either. Slightly bready, flowery and fairly notable hops to round. Not too bad… Hoppiness is floral, light lemon and light grass in nose and stronger in taste. Bitterness is macro-light but more notable for an abrupt, low astringent sweet-bitter finish; Slighty dry after taste. Fairly easy to mouth.

Comments: Who was Hans Christian Augerta by the way? Has he been alive today he should feel honored that a much maligned macro brewer has a beer named and ballyhooed after him. Turns out this beer is better than most malt-deficient, overtly sweet, and cardboard-infected Chinese and Asian macros. Hoppiness is stronger and so does the rice. A somewhat presentable and drinkable Pale by Tsingtao, so I guess Mr. Augerta won’t be turning in his grave after all.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
olliejobbins (1281) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2015
330ml bottle purchased at a Chinese supermarket in China town, London. Clear light yellow with frothy white head pour. Aroma is grass and weak hops. Taste is wet cardboard and hops. Not bad for a Chinese beer...

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Brentv (460) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 20, 2014
From can in Xiamen, China. Pours a golden yellow with no head or lacing. Aroma is cereal and floral. Taste is sweet, a little malty, with no noticeable hops. Drinkable, even pleasant.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
k0mpsa (1583) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - NOV 19, 2014
Bottle at orient golf club, xiamen. Malty aroma. Malty taste, hint of fruits.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
rosenbergh (8245) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 16, 2014
500 ml can. Canned on 2014/07/07. From China. Thanks so much Jere!
Clear faint golden colour with a small foamy white head. Sweetness, sugar and some malt in the aroma. The flavour is sweetness, mild grainy notes, maybe corn, mild herbal notes and malt. Not the worst Chinese pale lager around.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
MarkoNm (1177) - Novo mesto, SLOVENIA - NOV 3, 2014
Pours a clear golden color, topped with decent white foamy head. Malty aroma dominates the nose, some grains can be also picked up. The taste is sweet and slightly watery, not much bitterness in the end. Drinkable, but nothing special.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
guzgorog (423) - FRANCE - SEP 24, 2014
Blonde pale, avec un belle mousse blanche qui ne dure pas. Assez peu odorante : un peu de malt ... Les saveurs sont sur le malt, la bière est trop sucrée, mais on a aussi un houblonnage plus généreux que sur les pils de base, ce qui lui confère une agréable amertume sèche, malheureusement les houblons ne sont pas très aromatiques. Elle n’est pas formidable mais très buvable et toujours meilleure que la tsingtao de base (s’il y a le choix dans un resto chinois ...)

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
GuideDogSaint (713) - Xiamen, CHINA - SEP 19, 2014
500ml can from Tesco, Xiamen. Pours pale yellow with no retained head. Aroma is sweet malt with maybe the odd hop. A little oily, bitter sweet finish. Certainly better than the usual stuff.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chapmanli (45) - CHINA - AUG 24, 2014
one of the best pale lager in China,pleasant aroma of malt,light bitterness but refreshing and clean taste,golden color with medium white heading

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Sjajajwvahau (1) - Shaka, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 16, 2014 does not count
This is pretty good and stuff. I drink it because it is cheap. It is also pretty good for the price and stuff.

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