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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1973   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.04/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
POD (198) - USA - MAY 13, 2006
I was introuduced to Tsingtao during a sushi dining experience. I found the flavor sweet and mild. The appearance is clear golden in color. Overall I place it as a refreshing & complimentary beverage for chinese or japanese cusine if you can’t handle or don’t like Sake.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
greenmanalishi (519) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2006
UPDATED: MAY 23, 2006 Nasty. Asahi Super Dry was my lowest rated beer before this, but atleast that was completely bland and inoffensive. This is similarly watery, a bit sweeter. Cloying. Horrendously oily aroma, infact if there were minus marks on the aroma scale for exceptional circumstances, this would be there.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jake65 (3349) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - MAY 11, 2006
Better than average lager. Taste is a bit malty with some hops presence. Smooth to drink and finished nice and crisp. Better than most beers available at the local Chinese restaurant.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Quinten (1060) - zaandam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 6, 2006
Golden color. medium head, smel is nice skunky like a pilsener, fullhop pilsener taste,.....big suprise, almost a german one. with rice.......

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
LoveCaissa (873) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 6, 2006
Not as bland as I expected. Actually very refreshing with a decent sweet malty base. Almost no bitterness.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
trafford (171) - Germantown, Tennessee, USA - MAY 3, 2006
Not one of the best beers in the world, but it is the #1 branded export from China. Typical premium lager with a little more flavor than it’s domestic counterparts.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
vanvenlo (1703) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - MAY 1, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 27, 2015 21 Mar 2006 - Very light sweet and hop aroma. Clear yellow colour, lowish head and lacing. Sweet-sweet and low hop flavour. Hoppy bitter finish. Too damn sweet to balance, to rate it higher.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
peter (445) - Normal, Illinois, USA - APR 24, 2006
Golden body. Nose is classic lager yeast and sweet corn notes. Flavour is expected, slightly sweet with some corn notes. Mouth clears fast, great alternative to brown ales for food pairing. [ching dao, if you are wondering]

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
MagnusVMagnum (48) - USA - APR 23, 2006
Kind of an extra sour, nastier version of Becks regular. Becks is just ok for me, so this is definitely subpar for me.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Christian (12620) - Odense, DENMARK - APR 23, 2006
Yellow with litle head. Minimum malt flavour and a crisp, clean, practically non-existant flavour. It serves a purpose and it does work with spicy foods...

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