JorisPPattyn (9084) - Ursel, BELGIUM - MAR 27, 2006
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pale gold; heavy pearling to huge, frothy, just-yellowish tinted head. Very malty & grainy nose, faint peppery and grassy. Dull grainy taste, with a markedly spring water flavour. Ends gluey and chaff-like. Watery, spring water quality and inexistant palate. Uninteresting macro-lager. Certainly nowhere "well-hopped". Sheesh!
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 25, 2006
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear pale golden color with a thin frothy white head. Sweet aroma with some light sour hints. Very smooth flavor of light malts.
Numenor (871) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 25, 2006
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Very pale yellow body, typical of a mass-market beer. Sweet malts and hops in the aroma. Heavy wheat accents in the body. Tea like ending.
thewolf (11842) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAR 25, 2006
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Very pale and not particularly sweet. Quite watery but with som hoppiness to the aftertaste. Great for curries, but not much else
bubbleflubber (2134) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - MAR 22, 2006
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Very faint lemongrass and sourmash aromas... light gold into the glass, with a quickly dissipating fizziness. It’s definitely sweet, in a powdered sugar sort of way. Too bad the hops are "of such high quality that they are also exported to European breweries" (see deScription), because those breweries must make better use of them than Tsingtao does. There is virtually no hop character to this. It seems a tad overcarbonated, but quenches the thirst well enough, I guess. Maybe one positive is that the dry confectioner’s finish isn’t as cloying as I thought it would be, and it doesn’t hang around forever.
sanmiguel (118) - Illinois, USA - MAR 21, 2006
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Bloody awful. It had a skunky scent and taste to it. Particles floating in my bottle. I didn’t even finish the bottle and poured it down the sink...
patrick767 (3918) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 19, 2006
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
bottle - There’s nothing impressive here. It’s a bit sweet, lacking in hops, and it’s basically yet another pale, fizzy, yellow beer. In my opinion it’s better than a bud, but that’s not saying a whole lot. Have it with your Chinese food occasionally and otherwise don’t bother.
dj (556) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2006
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 24, 2006 Bottle, 330ml. A pale yellow colour with a medium-sized head. A musty, citric aroma. Taste of hops with some sweetness and a hint of rice. A citric finish. Moderate carbonation. A perfectly acceptable, refreshing lager.
ebarnes (261) - Beech Grove, Indiana, USA - MAR 17, 2006
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Pours clear yellow with almost no head.. Very skunky aroma and taste. Just not a very good beer.
bethmatt0421 (337) - Covington, Kentucky, USA - MAR 14, 2006
1.9 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pale gold in color. Aroma is the skunkiest ive ever smelled. It actually filled the room. Average malty body. Less than average hops.