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 (3211) - 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.
DuffMan (8051) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 18, 2005
1.7 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pale yellow, quickly deminishing head, no lace. No aroma. Neutral palate. "Refreshing" only in a macro-brewed pale lager sense. Absolutely nothing unique here.
Boutip (5207) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 18, 2005
1.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Bottle: Poured a golden color lager with a small bubbly white head with minimal retention. Aroma of weak malt and hops with bad case of skunk in the back. Taste is pretty inoffensive apart from the bad case of skunkyness. You have to wondered why they import all those crappy lager into North AmerciaÖ
Marko (4328) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - JUL 17, 2005
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: JUN 5, 2011 Old review (German Export 5% version):
Ooh, my first Chinese beer. Pours a medium sized and thick white head. Surprise, surprise, it was pale and yellow. Bad malt nose, comparable to a n/a nose. Oh, and my Tsingtao (German export, but found in the Scout Club Irish Pub in Samobor) had 5% alc.. The taste was cardboardy, but the lemon dominated. Why on earth is this imported here ? (3/2/4/1/8)
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 16, 2005
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
pours goldenish in color with a small white head, smell is mostly of malts, a tiny bit of skukiness in the aroma, taste was slightly sweet with a slight bitter finish, ok body a little watery, not a bad beer, it drinkable .
Scubatrip (605) - Annandale, Virginia, USA - JUL 13, 2005
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Out of a bottle, itís light, a little cloudy, quickly dispersing head. Aromas of grains, similar to American macro brews. The taste is nothing to write home about. Watery, but not bad. Goes very well (as it should) with Asian cuisine.