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Brewed by Tsingtao Brewery
Style: Schwarzbier
Qinqdao, China

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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.2/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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Note: alcohol content may vary slightly for export...known to be 5.7% in Belgium.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
bikesandbeers (547) - san diego, California, USA - NOV 2, 2005
The onlything I found in chinatown that was’t a pale lager, so it points for that. Pours a nice dark brwon with a medium beige head. Aroma of burnt malt. Flavor starts very sweet and finishes bitter and salty, almost llike soy sauce. Its unique for China, but there are much better beers in the world.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kåstå (1273) - Mol, BELGIUM - AUG 19, 2005
Dark amber coloured beer with medium head. The aroma is light smokey with hints of tar. The taste is bitter roasted with a hidden vanilla sweetness. Long bitter dry roasted finish. The most interesting and complex Chinese beer I have found so far.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
squatter (3) - NEW ZEALAND - JAN 20, 2005 does not count
According to my database, I tasted 263 Chinese beers in 2001 & 2002 while in China. This was my preferred beer although there appears to be different versions at different Tsingtao breweries around the country.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
imdownthepub (10001) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2004
Bottled, pasteurised. Dark brown with pale head. Sweet dark roasted malty beerwith a finishing bitterness. A very interesting beer compared to other Chinese types I have had.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Oakes (12234) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 17, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 27, 2011 Draught, multiple locations, Qingdao
Very dark brown with a thin light brown head. The aroma is caramelly with a little bit of chocolate syrup. Light caramel notes, a bit thin, almost cracker-like character.

Sampled bottled at Wei’s Pizzeria in Kunming, Yunnan

Dark chestnut colour with a huge, thick, light brown head. The aroma has a light roastiness and appetizing leafy hoppiness. The body is moderately full with rich malty flavours of nuts, dark chocolate, and light coffee. One of the finer schwarzbiers I’ve had. 8-5-8-5-17 = 4.3

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
wnp22 (685) - Toronto (Roncesvalles Village), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 4, 2004
Tasted in Toronto. Obtained from in-laws post Thailand/Hong Kong trip. Tasted in a dimple mug. Black colour, light white head almost immediately dissolves. Salty sweet aroma, over burnt caramel scent. Taste is on the bitter side, with a hint of roast malt but finishes very bitter.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
IslandHaole (1091) - Yokosuka-Shi, Kanagawa-Ken, JAPAN - MAY 21, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 30, 2005 A dark brown color with a foamy light brown head. A rich complex malt aroma, I would have never believed I was smelling such a beer made by Tsingtao! Roasted malts and unsweetened chocolate, this is more stoutlike than several stouts I’ve had! A nice mouthfeel, full, rich and creamy. By far the best beer in China and one of the better Asian beers!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
omhper (19220) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - APR 27, 2004
Bottled. Dark brown, rich head. Sweet woody nose. Grapefruity hops, molasses and dark bitter chocolate. Restrained sweetness and clean, rounded mouthfeel. Lightly roasty. Hoppy bitter finish. I'm stunned. This beer is actually really good.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SJP (483) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 13, 2003
The best dark chinese beer yet. Slight roasted malt aroma, black color and a tan head. nice malt flavor and a coffee/chocalate malt flavor. Probably the best beer in china.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Crit (3318) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 23, 2002
A rarity, a dark Chinese beer.Nearly black with tan head.Roasted coffee malt nose.Rich malt flavor. Good body


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