jtw (1148) - farmington, Michigan, USA - SEP 26, 2005
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
chinese heineken. not good, but not terrible; it would benefit from a brown bottle instead of green. best with spicy chinese food!
hannaugh (10) - Fullerton, California, USA - SEP 20, 2005
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
This is the worst beer I’ve ever tasted. Sour and bitter, with too much carbonation. My friend described it as "skunk pee", and I totally agree. I would prefer Bud to this, and I hate Bud.
Bart (2938) - Brussels, BELGIUM - SEP 20, 2005
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Very clear yellow colour, small and diminishing head. Maybe just one hop in the aroma; some carbonation, simple beer, no texture, little bit wattery. Almost no finish.
biz82 (1328) - austin, Texas, USA - SEP 19, 2005
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Not quite clear with particulate and thin head. I’m told it’s pronounced "ching dow." Meaty aroma with some fruits and vegetables. Light and sweet in flavor with a watery palate. Watch out for the formaldahide.
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - SEP 16, 2005
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Bottled. A golden colourd lager with a skunky rice like smell. The taste is initially just icy but there then follows an insanely sweet yet sickly hoppy flavour. Really weird aftertaste that is not too pleasant. Odd!
exactoknife (4) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - SEP 13, 2005 does not count
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
All I have to say about Tsingtao is "Chinaken". Same lame taste, different bottle.
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - SEP 12, 2005
0.7 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Bottle. Wow, this actually looks exactly like urine. But it smells worse. Not sure what to say about the flavor... reminds me of aspirin, but gives me a headache nonetheless. Yuck.
NachlamSie (3060) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 12, 2005
0.8 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
bottle. Pours a piss-yellow with a thin white head. The aroma is highly offensive and really smells like skunk spray. The flavor is pretty much rice with a nasty dirt taste in the finish. I feel like I’m committing a sin against my body when I drink this.
Magjayran (1379) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 9, 2005
1.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Pours a clear bright yellow with a very thin white head. Ricey aroma with some skunk. Nasty skunky, rice flavor with a hint of hops and a lot of water. Very boring, very bad.
Trev (2023) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 3, 2005
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
From the bottle: Pours a clear light gold with a fizzy white head that’s gone soon after pouring. Intense grainy citrus aroma at first. Then some subdued hop and slightly chemical scents come out.
Flavour is rather light. High carbonation.
A family friend suffers from Celiacs Disease (problems with Gluten) and drinks this beer because of the higher proportion of rice to barley.