malrubius (2042) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - DEC 11, 2007
0.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
12 ounce bottle in generic goblet. Golden yellow with rapidly diminishing white head. Aroma of boiled corn and soiled underwear. Flavor? None. Not worth drinking.
Wulfstan (509) - California, USA - NOV 21, 2007
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: MAY 28, 2008 Although I have had regular Tsingtao ff and on for years, I have only just tried this Pure Draft. While pleasant and drinkable, it is a lot liighter, weaker, and less satisfying in every respect. Itís close to Coors I think. It has a small, bubbly white head that dissipates to nothing immediately. Compared to the regular, itís more pale yellow and much more bubbly. It has a very weak, hardly discernable, grain aroma. The taste is very light grain and grass with a faintly lingering grain aftertaste after the first sip but this soon vanishes. It has no bite and after a few sips becomes increasingly watery and bland (like Coors & unlike regular Tsingtao, the taste of which holds up nicely), with the flavour almost disappearing. At least its not offensive and its drinkable and can be refreshing in the right circumstances, but I donít think Iíll buy it again.
bhensonb (12171) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 20, 2007
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
"Bomber". Aroma of noble type hop with some light malt. Gold color with a white head that came and went. Near medium body with fizzy/creamy carbonation. The flavor is grassy hop with light malt. A bit light on flavor, but itís ok for the style. Finishes lightly sweetish, and the hop doesnít really build enough to balance.
mjg74 (2736) - Salem, Oregon, USA - NOV 15, 2007
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle from BevMo. Light yellow in color. Aroma is skunky cardboard. Flavor is of corn and paper. Not a good combo. Pretty much garbage.
ABUSEDGOAT (2416) - California, USA - NOV 15, 2007
1.1 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Didnít expect to get blown away here haha. Violently skunked nose. One of the worst Iíve smelled. Like holy crap, this is a dead skunk on the side of the road bad. Iíve had my fair share of skunked lagers lately, nothing comes close to the level of offensiveness displayed here. Clear golden, large head, good lacing and retention. Flavor isnít much better, (holy crap as Iím typing this after refilling the glass I can smell it from here...) but at least I can somehow get it down. Light body with moderate to high carbonation, light sweetness, no bitterness. Surprisingly good lacing and retention, surprisingly bad everything else. I will say that the beer has probably been sitting under a well lit shelf for at least a month, but still... unreal.
SudsMcDuff (6682) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - NOV 3, 2007
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Pours a golden yellow ... very fizzy head, almost completely disappears ... smells pretty bad, skunky sweat socks comes to mind .... it is drinkable but i could of gone my whole life without this low end swill, AND it is waaay to expensive! go to hell carlos ruiz!
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - OCT 28, 2007
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
This looks like most of the BMC fizzy yellow brews, pale yellow with a smallish head. After the initial skunk wafts away, thereís a very light sweet malt aroma. No hops. (No lead either, I hope.) Light and highly carbonated, it has a damp bread flavor with a mild sugary sweetness and a soft bitterness that turns somewhat sour in the finish. Once was enough.
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jetzler (622) - oklahoma city, Oklahoma, USA - OCT 11, 2007
1.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Bottle, pure skunk aroma, very light and watery, nothing special about this beer. Very light
Slipstream (2197) - USA - SEP 25, 2007
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Bomber bottle with Chinese and Western lettering. Wimpy taste of wheat, yeast, rice - watery. It could be they want this to compete with dry Japanese beers, but this is inferior to those and to regular Tsingtao. More like a lite beer than a draft lager. Save it for watering your bamboo trees.
JPDIPSO (4981) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 24, 2007
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Straw color with an ultra white foamy head of bubbles. LIght toasted white bread aromas with whiffs of herb, somewhat minty. Quite sweet with a light caramel start followed by some light metallic parts and a hint of not quite ripe raspberries. Really does seem to need some food pairing. Certainly not a stand alone brew.