ALLOVATE (2617) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 16, 2005
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
I must say that when I purchased this, I was a little distraught that it had modernised its retro label after a few decades of the old bland and yet homely font. Poured into a tall stein. Clear pale straw with a lot of irregular carbonation failing to raise any head past a bubbly ring. Slightly skunky, sour lemon and freshly mowed grass nose with a little haystack chaff. Lemonade and chardonnay white wine flavours in the mouth, very clean, light bodied and quite lively in carbonation. Finish is a little clammy, reminiscent of lemon concentrate. Very low grassy hop tones seem to assist the sour malt flavours, rather than alter them. Very light in flavour, clean and crisp, there was nothing really disagreeable about this one, and I suppose it has its place on a sunny Sunday when the grass is getting long. Thirst quencher and little else!!! (33cL bottle, 4.5% ABV, BBE 06/06)
HogTownHarry (6201) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 14, 2005
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle (355ml) Had this with dim sum at the Pearl restaurant at Harbourfront, Toronto. Pours a clear sparkling light yellow with an average, quick diminishing white head. Aroma is quite light, mild grain (corn & wheat) and slight hops, mildly sweet but not oppressively so. Taste follows the aroma - very light and cabronated mouthfeel, quite good with spicy food but I wouldnít have it on its own.
bmxutos (161) - Lisboa, PORTUGAL - AUG 11, 2005
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle, 33cl. Not much to say about this one.... Pours a pale yellow liquid with a small white head, almost without aroma. Watery flavour with hints of something like hops. Very refreshing and decent enough to go with a dim-sum or sweet and sour pork! But if you are loking for a real beer.... try something else.
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 9, 2005
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Golden colour with a small white head. Malty aroma with a cereal note and a light sweetness. Watery taste with some malts and a faint bitterness in the finish.
PWalk (337) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 8, 2005
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Your basic light with some malt and hops to it but nothing else. Decent on a hot summer day with some sweet and sour chicken.
mustangjoe (183) - redondo beach, California, USA - AUG 1, 2005
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Well iím sitting there at my table at the chinese restaurant having already decided I was only going to have water with dinner when I saw the little Tsingtao ad placed at my table. I figured what the heck, Iíll give it a try. I was not expecting much and it pretty much delivered. Very bland in color, aroma, and flavor. Nothing to write home about, but I can see myself ordering another one with my chow mein and egg rolls next time as well.
MIBRomeo (2570) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 30, 2005
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
chinese miller... pours a light pea yellow.. w/ a small head.. smells like stale rotten eggs and malt.. paalte is overly carbonated water.. flavor is lightly malty lightly hoppy and some stale cardboard... this stuff is not good.
rederic (3207) - montrťal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 22, 2005
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Very pale yellow hue, shy foamy head, skunky smell at the opening of the bottle, pale malt, mild floral accent, maybe hint of vanilla in the nose, follows through on a light-medium bodied palate, with crisp pale malt, touch of soft maltiness, in very light hoppy finish.
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - JUL 22, 2005
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle at Chanís. And you know what they say...when in rome...Pale yellow, white head that fades. Frat house beer aroma with a cooked corn DMS note. Thin and lifeless pale malts with little hops. Distinct note of Formaldehyde. ;-)
Tom Servo (424) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JUL 19, 2005
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
If they donít have water, ask for this. Itís about the same thing. Itís the same color yellow as the Oregon Ducks jerseys, it has a big fizzy head, and itís so carbonated that it makes me think of the prank from Animal House where they fill the swimming pool with fizzies.