Slipstream (2444) - USA - JUN 20, 2016
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
OK, I recently visited China and got to try a bunch of their beers, which I will rate. So that I won’t have to repeat myself with each review, let me say that the Chinese prefer lite, weak beers, served cold. This does make some sense because they usually drink along with meals, and their beers do go well with Chinese food. But on their own, the way craft beer aficionados prefer to drink them, they are pretty worthless. Tsingtao is a good place to begin, because it is China’s best known beer, and it is a pretty typical example. Actually it is one of the worse brews. Bland, lite, no aroma, just a hint of flavor, hardly any hops, etc.
GuideDogSaint (1182) - Xiamen, CHINA - APR 6, 2015
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
5ooml can from Carrefour, Xiamen. Pours pale yellow with a dissipating white head. Aroma cardboard and malt. Watery, sweet finish.
rosenbergh (10206) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 16, 2014
1.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
500 ml can. ≥3.1%. Canned on 20140718. From China. Thanks a lot Jere!
Clear pale yellow colour with a tiny white head.
Apple juice and some mild chemical notes in the weak aroma.
The flavour is... non existing... maybe mild malt and mild chemical notes.
Bamsen78 (5010) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - AUG 2, 2014
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Can brought from China by a good friend. Pours clear pale straw with very small white head. Clear aroma of yeast, with faint notes of hops and malt. DIstinct flavour of paper and yeast, with faint hoppy touches. Weak, paperlikeand estery finish. Very poor.
rok1024 (1273) - Maribor, SLOVENIA - JUN 5, 2014
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Clear yellow appearance, medium head. Malty corn aroma, not much if any hops. Plain typical Chinese light beer.
Mark_Eck (1914) - - FEB 10, 2014
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Pours a clear straw yellow. Aroma and flavor are nonexistent, just like carbonated skunky water.
TheJestersBeer (2382) - SWEDEN - MAR 10, 2013
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Pours a very pale straw with a white head.
Neutral aroma, citrus, cardboard.
Dry, light bodied, low bitterness, balanced CO2.
Bland taste, rice, citrus, cardboard.
Meh. (2013 - 03 - 10)
JorgeLee (1738) - Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2012
0.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Bottle at the hotel in Xining. You can’t believe Chinese beers could get any wrse but they keep on coming. This was thin slightly fizzy cold water with a negligible alcohol kick. Fizzy water would have been nicer in every way.
XmnwildX12 (2079) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - OCT 20, 2012
1.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Pale rice/corn/wheat scents and flavor, water color and body, terrible. Gross..........
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Archibaldo de la Cruz (1121) - FINLAND - OCT 13, 2012
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle. Clear golden color with a tiny white head. Malty aroma. Flavor is malt, a hint of citrus and grain. Light body, slightly bitter finish.