Brewed by Tsingtao Brewery
Style: Premium Lager
Qinqdao, China
Serve in Lager glass


on tap

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RATINGS: 1701   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.04   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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Tsingtao Beer has a pleasant aroma and a well-balanced taste. It has high-malty flavor and well-hopped character. Tsingtao is produced with spring water from Laoshan, a mountain area famous throughout China for the purity of its water. The domestically-grown hops used to brew Tsingtao are of such high quality that they are also exported to European breweries. Tsingtao also uses the finest yeast and barley imported from Australia and Canada in its brewing process.

NOTE: Under this entry, rate ONLY exported Tsingtao that roughly matches the ABV and local Tsingtao that matches it completely. If it differs in any way and doesn’t match the other entries under the brewer, please send in a bug report with the alcohol percentage, degrees plato (important!), the GTIN and preferably a link to a picture of both the front and the back label so that we can set up an entry.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ghostwheel (43) - Hauppauge, New York, USA - MAR 22, 2004
I see that this beer doesn't get good ratings, but I liked it. Nice mellow beer, light and drinkable. Very impressed with it. Not what I expected from China.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
rajendra82 (946) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - MAR 20, 2004
Very pale straw colored body with a frothy white short lived head fed by fake carbonation. Clean grainy malt smell with notes of grassy hops. Cloyingly sweet diluted corn syrup like taste is pretty bad. A touch of hops in the aftertaste make this a bit more drinkable than it would otherwise be. On par with mass produced beers from the big three, and only worth sampling as a novelty. My Chinese friend at work handed this to me as a free sample. I would not buy it, and I’ll have to try to get him to sample some of the better pale lagers so that he wouldn’t either.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
leitrim65 (402) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 15, 2004
A standard bud like beer. Golden colored, skunky in the nose, light bodied, watery on the palate, very mild malt and hop flavors that seem to clash. It'll do, when it's your only choice in a chinese restaurant.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
SilkTork (5156) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2004
UPDATED: APR 21, 2007 June, 2002 I have heard that this beer is very variable, but can be quite spicy and refreshing. Mine was obviously of the poor variety - soapy-sweet selotape. [1.4]
March, 2004 Pale yellow. Clean & crisp. Huge cow pat malt aroma. Surprisingly attractive. Some light bitterness. Not much happening, but an acceptable and refreshing drink. [2.2]
April, 2007 On tap at the Noodle House in Gillingham. Crisp and drinkable. Most of the character appears to come from the carbonation, and the main element of this beer is that it is inoffensive. [2.0]

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
BigBastard (668) - L.A., California, USA - MAR 2, 2004
Skunky, watery, bitter. Not good, but it does cool the mouth after too much wasabi.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 27, 2004
Very skunky aroma. Thin white head recedes completely on light golden body. Mild bitterness and sweet finish. Fizzy carbonation. Bottle (green).

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
argo0 (11317) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 25, 2004
Carbonated, clear straw body topped by quickly dissipating off-white head. Aroma is light skunk on the pour, but turns grassy with some grainy. Taste is mild -- medium sweet, grassy and grainy. FInishes with some dryness and minimal bitterness. Grainy and faintly grassy burp. Mild acidity in a light-medium body. Not bad, but its strength is its inoffensiveness.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
MrManning (2003) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 23, 2004
Sample- 355 ML bottle- Poured a short lived white head. It lasted as long as the head would on a glass of cola. Light hoppy taste with the same aroma to match. Went down smooth, and was suprisingly refreshing. Nothing out of the ordinary though.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
SimonLarsen (210) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - FEB 21, 2004
Only thing wrong with the aroma was the lack. In fact that is pretty much how I'd sum this whole beer up. Everything is okay but now done much, Kind of reminded me of Steinlager but with even less prominent features. Slightly more expensive than Steinlager as well. Little side note, as it gets warmer a funny little taste becomes apparent (it is a hot day) I don't recall this flavor, it is kind of a metallic touch on the tip of your tongue, I am wondering if this is because of the rice that the label mentions? It is something odd anyhow.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Duke (117) - New York, USA - FEB 13, 2004
Didn't seem hoppy enough to be a pils but it did have more flavor than I expected. No head. Aroma is minimal, grassy. Not bad with the Chinese food.

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