Slipstream (2403) - 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 (5450) - 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.
radagast83 (6958) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - AUG 18, 2007
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle. A skunky aroma when opened. The taste is a bit skunky, but typical of a pale lager. I much prefer the original Tsingtao over this beer.
graham515 (537) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 9, 2007
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Very Very Very Very Very Very Very light!!! However, it did really quench the thirst after some spicy Chinese dishes and the hot, sweaty Shanghai heat
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 1, 2007
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Not a bad pale lager. A bit skunky but quite light flavor. Grassy hops, not too much there.
JoeMcPhee (9244) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 28, 2007
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Pale golden, white head. Very fresh aroma, light pale malt and a grassy hop aroma. Fairly sweet and worty but quite clean nonetheless. Crisp finish with low bitterness. Bland and forgettable.
fordest (2377) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - JUN 23, 2007
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pale Yellow pour from the 22 oz bottle. Just a little skunk flavor and aroma. Guess I should consider myself lucky considering the green bottle. Some lemony flavors, but not enough to actually make it good.
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - APR 18, 2007
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours pale golden w/ a meium sized, spritzy froth. Hang time is minimal and so is the residual lacing. Aroma of skunked malts. Light nectar w/ ample residual effers. It’s clean and crisp w/ no offensive flavors. Good balance. The finish is bittered nicely.
milty908 (13) - USA - FEB 20, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
A great light pilsner with a slightly sweet malty taste. Much better than regular Tsingtao. This stuff is great very cold, and gets worse as it warms. You can’t expect crafted beer or anything but a light pilsner or you will be disappointed. Very good for what it is.
drpimento (2966) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 13, 2007
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
no faults other than it is simply beer flavored water. very pale, some head, thin, didn’t finish it. Had it at the TsingTao pub 2365 Sichuan Beilu.