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

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RATINGS: 1988   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.03/5   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 doesnít 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.


1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
henry3r (586) - Wichita, Kansas, USA - JUN 10, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 11, 2006 The 12 ounce bottle poured a clear, golden colored beverage with a small fizzy white head that dissipated very quickly and left no lacing on the glass. The aroma was skunky, grainy and malty Ö not very well balanced if you ask me. The body was thin and weak with slightly flat carbonation and a watery texture. The taste started off on the sweet side and then slid to a quick bitter finish. This is not one that I would choose to drink.

1.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Mungo (2470) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2006
Bottle. Grainy with perhaps a little malt. Sweet thin fizzy body. Boring and not really possible to complement it by saying its crisp and refreshing, but at least it was cold.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
eaglefan538 (3027) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 2, 2006
Didnít expect much, but have been hitting some of these asian swills lately. Bottle opened with a strong skunk smell. Color was pretty light, yellow with a very slight off orange tint. Huge head merley from the artificial carbonation and it subsided just like a soda (some lacing throughout, though). Mouthfeel was decent for a swill and the flavor was corn malty with a mild (pleasant) hop finish that would be typical of a weak Pilsner. Wasnít a great beer, but Iíve had worse.

1.7
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
RobKormal (36) - Libertyville, Illinois, USA - MAY 30, 2006
Bottle: Skunky aroma, porued a see-through amber with large, frothy head. Watery flavor, reminded me of a Miller Lite, but aftertaste was better. A sweet taste, should probably be taken with Chinese food to get the full experince. Iíd rate higher, but the flavor doesnít do much alone. Not a bad beer, just not a good one either.

0.5
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
GarethYoung (1111) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAY 17, 2006
[bottle from peckhams] bland, skunky, cereal bollocks. Iíll avoid this in future.

2.9
   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 canít handle or donít like Sake.

1.1
   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.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jake65 (3444) - 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.

2.8
   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.......

2.3
   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.


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