Geiserich (3278) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - SEP 1, 2013
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Can: Grain and cardboard aroma. Pale yellow with no head. Flavor is mainly rice and grain but in a cheap way. Also notes of cardboard and wet paper.
GoufCustom (750) - HONG KONG - JUL 23, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330 ml can bought at Wellcome Superstore in Sheung Shui.
Piss pale golden yellow colour; Razor-thin head and residual white foam which fades in 10 seconds; Near zero lacing and notable carbonation; Sweet pungent smell of malt, rice, grains, traces of lemon and grass; Very light sweet taste of weak malt, with strong rice, hint of wet cardboard, and notes of citrus & grass; Light body, thin but slightly slick palate; Taste profile is very low rice and grains, with malt taste being not as low as I expected. Sweetness is low and harmless, almost Pils-like. No foul taste as wet cardboard hint becomes less and less evident with further sips. Not bad! Hoppiness is very low citrusy grass nose / taste, and detectable bitterness for a semi-finish; Pretty dry after taste, very easy to mouth.
Comments: Amazingly, this is one of the better offerings by oft-disappointing Tsingtao. In fact, it’s much better than many of the Tsingtao’s propers: it’s a macro alright, but how often when you come across a macro with near zero sweetness, very low adjunct taste, decent lean body, no foul taste, and finish the whole thing with good degree of satisfaction? Here’s one of them and it’s inexpensive. Like the Yanjing Draft 4.5% 11°P, this one gets the most bang out of my bucks. A macro gem!
larsga (6120) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 23, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Small offwhite coarseish head doesn’t last. Clear yellow body with light carbonation. Light perfumy jasmine aroma with floral notes. Dry-sweet mealy jasmine taste with floral notes. Mid-to-light body. Mild, soft mouthfeel. Dryish floral perfumy jasmine aftertaste. OK, so this beer is the same all the way through. Fairly nice, certainly drinkable, and perhaps even slightly subtle. (0.64l bottle, Wellcome, Lohas Park, Hong Kong.)
DeanF (1662) - Nunavut, CANADA - DEC 31, 2011
0.9 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
Aside from the boring appearance, this has a really strong smell of alcohol and rice, and not in a good way. Flavour is bread mixed with rice adjuncts. What else is there to say? Another pale lager by a different name.
Koelschtrinker (9999) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUN 12, 2011
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Leicht herb, Mittelteil leicht hopfig, diese Aromen sind sofort verschwunden. Ein Nachgeschmack kann nicht ausgemacht werden. Wässrig ohne Ende!
Test vom 20.10.2006, Gebinde: Glasflasche Noten: 5,5,6,3,7,5 - 4,95
Beershine (5201) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - JAN 15, 2010
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Ultra pale with no head at all. Smells like arse. Major chemo swill with band aid phenols. Tastes ok in comparison and has a mineral water finish.
Oakes (12167) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 25, 2009
0.8 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Pallid gold. Appley, sulphury aroma. Delicate spice and maybe some pineapple on the palate. Watery finish. Mild malt.
jgb9348 (4635) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JAN 17, 2009
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Super pale golden coloured body with no head at all on top of this one. Aroma of stale malt, a very light amount of hops and an odd presence of rice. Light-bodied; Not a good taste at all, and showing more of the blandness than anything else. Aftertaste has more of the same, the palate is still dry and bitter after a sip of this one. I sampled this 33 cL can purchased from Taste (outside the Ngong Ping 360 cable car station) in Hong Kong, China, brought back to the United States on 30-July-2006.
presidentchaos (21) - Worthing, ENGLAND - NOV 25, 2007
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I love Tsingtao beer, and this Hui Quan version is a great beer. Clean, pale yellow colour, tastes watery but has an aftertaste that gives something back to you. Very easy drinking, suited with Asian food dishes.
Stefano (1864) - Esbjerg, DENMARK - AUG 16, 2007
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Pale golden with very brief head. Aroma is metallic. Taste is grain, sweet, effervescence but very thin and the aftertaste is cheap and boring. Not an enjoyable beer.