Brewed by Tsingtao Brewery
Style: Pale Lager
Qinqdao, China


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RATINGS: 92   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.95   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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Tsingtao Pure Draft is a smooth, crisp and light-tasting draft beer. It is brewed with domestically-grown hops, select barley, all-natural yeast and pure spring water from China’s Laoshan Mountains. Tsingtao Pure Draft is brewed with an exclusive low temperature filtration process preserving the beer’s true flavor to create an incredibly refreshing beer-drinking experience. It is the perfect accompaniment to Pan-Asian cuisine and light appetizers.

4.3% alcohol by volume, 3.38% alcohol by weight, 132 calories per 11.2 oz. bottle.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Lowe1983 (1349) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - APR 16, 2009
Pours a light golden color with a white head. Aroma is pretty much skunk, grass notes, and a little floral hop. Not as much skunk on the flavor but it’s still there. Other then that there is mostly just some grassy notes.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
popephred (249) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - APR 10, 2009
Poured from the bottle. First things first, I have an instant wariness of anything in a green bottle, which to me is a sure sign of water masquerading as a beer-like beverage. Upon opening, I was greeted by the sharp pervasive smell of skunky rice, this aroma had some legs on it too, I could smell it about five feet away. The body is not as pale as I was prepared to see, and was a light golden color, with a instantly diminishing head of white foam. Mouthfeel is very light, with carbonation being mostly for show. Flavor was tinny, but not horribly so, and was innocuous in its smoothness. Palate was grassy and slightly metallic with little aftertaste. Certainly a beer to drink quickly. Meh.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
robertjm (773) - Albany, California, USA - MAR 16, 2009
First aroma after uncapping the bottle is that of light skunk akin to czech-style pislners. Big frothy foamy head. Lots of carbonation rising up from the bottom of the glass. Pale golden body color. Non-descript flavor. Would be a very nice lawnmower beer since there’s not really much flavor at all. Crisp and smooth going down. Would buy it again to pair with Asian food, but sure wouldn’t buy it again just to drink a beer.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
daknole (9101) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - FEB 22, 2009
junon is right, this is better than bud lite...but not by much. watery, grainy, a bit bitter. not my beer of choice to wash down my hamachi. not at all.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
junon (414) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - AUG 11, 2008
This was water coloured, scented, and flavored. EVER SO SLIGHTLY. However it is better than Bud Lite.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
carruthm (1401) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 13, 2008
Pours and looks a lot like Tsingtao but this version is much smoother and crisper.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
wickedpete (634) - Lexington Park, Maryland, USA - JUL 6, 2008
Thanks to Aaron for this one. Clear yellow body with a white head. Aroma is pretty much just skunkiness, light pils hop aroma. Flavor is sweet, honey, no bitterness. Sticky, and watery.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
argo0 (11533) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 3, 2008
(12oz bottle) Small white head atop crystal clear straw body. Aroma is medium sweet, grain, some grass, light skunk. Taste is medium sweet, bread, light grass, no aftertaste. Watery light body.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - JUN 28, 2008
12oz bottle, courtesy of argo0. Thanks, Aaron! Pours a clear, pale golden color; thin off-white head with patchy lacing. Light aroma, with lots of skunkiness and light sugar; not terribly offensive, but not good. Light-to-medium mouthfeel: candy sugar, light skunkiness following through from the aroma; reasonably drinkable and crisp, but kind of grainy and stale overall. Not exceptional. Medium finish: sugars, grainy malts, and a touch of mineral bitterness.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
IrishBoy (3836) - Bakersfield, California, USA - APR 29, 2008
22 oz bottle from Country Club Liquors; clear gold with a medium white head; Nose is lightly grainy with some grassy hops; flavor only very slightly sweetand grainy witha faint hop bitterness.

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