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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1973   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.04/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Sanchex (224) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 22, 2006
Very little head. Rich straw color. Mild fruit aroma. Crisp refreshing taste. Smooth malt with a little corn. Zippy hop finish. Good drinking beer for a hot day. Cheers!

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Beerdedone (3204) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 21, 2006
UPDATED: APR 27, 2006 Pours golden with a white head. Aroma of sweet malts, skunk, and citrus. Flavor is macro-like thin, corn, grain, and weak.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
StueyD (1564) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2006
A deep golden yellow beer with a light effevescence. The nose is light and hoppy, with a sweet malt. The taste is weak, with hints of hop and wheat over a light malty sweetness. The finish is weak and slightly sweet. (Bottle)

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blkitson (158) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - APR 17, 2006
My very first Chinese beer and I’m very surprised how mild tasty it is with very little after taste. It reminds me of an American brewed beer

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
beervana (781) - Libertyville, Illinois, USA - APR 15, 2006
(03.28.06) 12 oz green bottle purchased from Tomokazu restaurant, San Francisco International Airport, CA and labeled as “Tsingtao Export.” Poured golden yellow with small white head. Frizzy carbonation. Sweet malt in the nose. Light bodied pils-style Chinese lager that starts with light malt sweetness and corn/nutty flavors. Finishes dry and clean with light malt fade. No discernable hop presence. This is a refreshing crisp lager that went well with salmon teriyaki. Relatively speaking, this lager is more flavorful than Bud but not malty rich and flavorful as Czechvar.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kingfiogojr (78) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 10, 2006
It’s so good. It’s refreshing and crisp and delicious. I love it. It’s very oriental

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
paulmetzger (154) - Pocatello, Idaho, USA - APR 10, 2006
Aroma of spring flowers, babysbreath; interesting. Pours very light blonde, with medium to low co2. Shart and mild bitter finishing somewhat sweet and flowery.

1.7
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
jhwarfield (125) - USA - APR 7, 2006
It was just a tad bit stronger than water. Poor to no head. Check and move on.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerDude78 (91) - Brick NJ, New Jersey, USA - APR 4, 2006
What I really liike about this beer is that it has distinct taste to it. Very malty beer has no bitter hoppy aftertaste to it, has a very heineken quality to it. Tastes really good with Chinese food.

1.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Lunkie (1765) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - MAR 31, 2006
UPDATED: APR 5, 2015 Bitter burnt hop aroma. Clear yellow colour with poor head and lacing. Bitter malt flavour. Fizzy palate.


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