Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 28, 2009
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
12oz bottle. Pretty much your standard Asian Pale Lager. Pours a clear pale yellow with a 2 finger thick off white head. Nose of grain, skunk, and a touch of herbal hops. Not bad with Chinese take out.
dfinney23 (2854) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 22, 2011
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Glad I didn’t both with a full bottle of this, just had a taste from a plastic cup at the grocery store. Nothing too offensive but nothing worth revisiting, either.
Fratto (2845) - Arlington, Texas, USA - APR 2, 2011
0.8 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
Bottle. Light pour with a white head. Aroma is skunky even from several feet away. Taste is toe cheese and sweet, sweet skunk.
ABUSEDGOAT (2589) - California, USA - NOV 15, 2007
1.1 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Didn’t expect to get blown away here haha. Violently skunked nose. One of the worst I’ve smelled. Like holy crap, this is a dead skunk on the side of the road bad. I’ve 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 isn’t much better, (holy crap as I’m 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.
malrubius (2588) - 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.
Slipstream (2464) - 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.
fordest (2455) - 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.
17thfloor (2443) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 26, 2009
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Multiple 12oz bottles at Lao Shanghi - China Town Chicago. Pours a clear lighter yellow gold with small white fizzy head. Flavor is dry and grassy with a slight sweetness. Very crisp and drinkable, clean but definitely doesn’t hide its faults.
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - APR 16, 2011
0.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
bottle thanks to cavie. i can’t believe fratto didn’t rate this higher. poured clear yellow wit a soapy white head. aroma was skunk and flavor was nothing at all. light body with low carbonation. maybe my worst beer to date.
Reid (2319) - Salem, Oregon, USA - AUG 7, 2006
2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
First time seeing this one ,bought at Capitol Market, Salem,Oregon.
Very nice , simple attractive labelling.
Very pale yellow beer, with a large frothy, semi-thick pure white head.
Ow this is badly skunked..very nasty aroma, some grassy hops underneath..but the skunk is bad.
Flavour? what flavour?..the skunk shows through but not nearly as bad as the nose, everything else is essentially non-existant..a smattering of weak grasslike hops..thin malt.
average mouthfeel for style..least it is not nasty
Overall not a good beer, not as good as the regular Tsingtao.