Brewed by Tsingtao Brewery
Style: Pale Lager
Qinqdao, China


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RATINGS: 95   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.94/5   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
daknole (10872) - 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 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
adnielsen (10485) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 10, 2011
Bottle @ home. Incredibly light yellow and very clear appearance with a tiny white head. Skunky aroma, even from several feet away made up of some light pale malts. Body is incredibly light pale malty and very watery. Some skunkiness and even more devoid of flavor than most American light beers. Crap.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
faroeviking (10295) - FAROE ISLANDS - SEP 18, 2009
Can. Mild grainy aroma. Thin mouthfeel. Mild grainy flavour with a mild bitter touch, bit dry. My thanks to Tooru’s friend, Imura-san, for giving me this one.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
Camons (10206) - Hasselager, DENMARK - JAN 13, 2012
Bottle @ Ramada hotel, Kunshan. Pours light yellow with a fast fading white head. Aroma of corn, rice, light notes of straw. Taste is sweet with corn and rice, some carboard later on. Thin body, low carbonation. 130112

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
slowrunner77 (10148) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 7, 2014
"a slightly thinner, fizzier and skunkier version of Tsingtao. Didn’t even go well with chinese food. I’ll pass from now on, this is chinese macro lager at it’s worst."

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - AUG 2, 2009
330 mL. Pours typical pale lager- short lived head, no lacing, blah blah. Aroma is sweet corn, rice, some light pineapple. The description is classic: water from China’s "old mountain" mountains. Tastes a little better than say Heineken with less chemical and grainy tastes and more fruitiness. Not bad.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
BVery (9579) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - APR 8, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2013 Bottle. Clear pale yellow pour, small white head. Nose is a bit skunky. Thin palate. Just another bad grainy lager.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
DuffMan (9543) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 14, 2008
Pale clear straw yellow, crispy grains, lightly hopped, clean finish. No complaints when you know what you’ve signed up for.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
JoeMcPhee (9267) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 28, 2007
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Skinnyviking (8704) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 24, 2009
Can. Low fluffy white and quickly disappearing head. Clear light yellow body. Mild corn malt grass marcipan aroma. Malt corn grass flavor with a fair amount of hops bitterness. A bit watery though. Heavily carbonated. Short aftertaste.

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